Thursday, January 31, 2013
Officials plan to open a park at site of a former Moon Township industrial site.
Land-use planner Sean Garrigan said a master plan for Moon Township's proposed waterfront park along the Ohio River could be approved by March. Garrigan, who briefed Moon supervisors Wednesday on the project's progress, said planners and township officials are readying a final draft of the park's master plan, which will be submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Moon Parks and Recreation officials for much of the past year have worked alongside planners, crafting a park design and environmental remediation plan for a 17-acre property on University Boulevard, overlooking the Ohio River. The proposed park will be cornered between the Sewickley Bridge and Fab-Tec Industries along Route 51. View …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
The budget is now available for public viewing.
The Moon Board of Supervisors approved its 2013 preliminary budget in a 4-to-0 vote. The $12.4 million preliminary budget is available for public viewing in the Moon Municipal Building or the Moon Public Safety Building, both at 1000 Beaver Grade Road. View the media above for a PDF of the document. The township has not yet released new millage rates for the budget as a result of Allegheny County property reassements, said township communications director Alexis Sergeant. The board will vote to finalize the budget at its Dec. 19 meeting, scheduled for 6 p.m. in the municipal building. Visit the township's website for more.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
The township's Board of Supervisors also awards bids.
Moon Township this week debuted a newly redesigned website. Townshp Manager Jeanne Creese said the site, which can still be found at MoonTwp.com, features easier access to community resources, such as the Moon's community request form and the SwiftReach reverse 911 service, which alerts residents of area emergencies. Creese introduced the revamped site before the township's Board of Supervisors. Supervisors moved to award a $51,500 bid to Newcrete Products for pre-stresesed concrete slab beams, which will be used for the North Flaugherty Run Road Bridge over Boggs Run. The board moved to rescind its approval of the Cimarron Planned Residential Development third phase, to be built off Spring Run Road extention. The board initially …
Friday, June 8, 2012
Robert Morris University plans a new building for its nursing program.
The Moon Board of Supervisors approved the development plan for a 37,000-square foot building that will house Robert Morris University's School of Nursing. The three-story building will also hold RMU's Regional Research and Innovation in Simulation Education program—called the RISE Center—which enables nursing students to do clinical training with computerized mannequins. The plan was approved Wednesday night in a 4-to-0 vote; Supervisor Frank Sinatra was not present at the meeting. No information on the building's construction timeline was immediately available. Check back with Patch next week for details on the facility. A final land development plan for the Scott Station Metro Office Park's lots 2 and 3 also received approval from …
Monday, January 30, 2012
Former supervisor says he believes a resignation was not necessary.
Former Moon supervisor Tim McLaughlin said he did not know he was required to resign separately from the Moon Transportation Authority when he left his position on the board of supervisors. Township supervisors voted 5-to-0 last week to remove McLaughlin from the authority because he did not attend any of its 2011 meetings. McLaughlin resigned from his seat on the board of supervisors in August after his position with U.S. Airways was relocated to Charlotte, NC. "When I resigned as supervisor it would seem like common sense that they would just take you off of everything," he said. The authority, which oversees infrastructure development in Moon, operates independently of the township's supervisors. The board of supervisors traditionally …