Commissioners hired Jordan Fascetti as a full-time police patrol officer, effective Oct. 1.
Mr. Fascetti, 26, a Pittsburgh police officer, is a Chartiers Valley High School graduate who holds an associate degree from Allegheny County Community College. He served in the U.S. Air Force and is a firefighter and paramedic with the Kirwan Heights Volunteer Fire Department.
• The board adopted an ordinance that establishes regulation for fire alarms and provides violation penalties.
• The Club at Nevillewood was granted its planned residential development modification request to construct a Pro Shop accessory structure.
• The board voted to advertise an ordinance to set dog park regulations. Manager Sal Sirabella said the township does not have any dog parks in operation yet, but eventually may have some. Specific regulations address factors such as leashing and cleanup. Hilltop Park is one site being considered for a dog park.
• The parks and recreation department is offering an instructional Senior Pickleball League for adults age 60 and older. The games will take place from 2 to 3 p.m. Mondays starting Sept. 16 and continue through Oct. 21 at the Collier Park Pickleball Courts. Singles and doubles are welcome.
Cost is $42 for residents and $50 for others. Information: 412-279-2525, ext. 122.
Supervisors voted 3-0 on Aug. 14 to approve regulations on keeping backyard animals such as honeybees and chickens.
The final ordinance includes revisions spurred by beekeepers who thought that some proposed controls were too strict.
Beehives must be placed at least 10 feet from neighboring properties, rather than the originally proposed 50 feet.
Flyway barriers, intended to protect adjoining properties from bees, may include fencing, vegetation and/or hedges. Minimum barrier height was reduced from 6 feet to 4 feet.
Text was added to indicate that the township, working with the state Department of Agriculture or an official apiary inspector, will have free access to inspect beekeeping facilities in case of a complaint or problem.
• Supervisors on Aug. 14 approved development plans for a company to build a 401,523-square-foot office/warehouse/distribution center with a 15,300-square-foot maintenance building and a future 112,685-square-foot expansion.
The light industrial project is planned for 62 acres in Imperial Land Corp.'s Findlay Industrial Park at the Westport interchange of the Findlay Connector toll road, also known as Pennsylvania Turnpike 576.
The project applicant is identified as Pittsburgh DC 2013 LLC of Grand Rapids, Wisc. An occupant was not identified.
A Post-Gazette report July 30 indicated that Gordon Food Service, the largest family-owned and operated food service distributor in North America, planned to open a distribution center in Findlay, bringing 166 jobs to the region. The company will invest more than $80 million in construction, site development and equipment.
Adam McGurk, assistant manager and planning director, has resigned to become a stay-at-home parent. Mr. McGurk recently took time off for the birth of his baby. His resignation was effective July 10.
This is the second time Mr. McGurk has resigned. He left in April 2011 for New York City but returned to Moon in April 2012.
Mr. McGurk began working for the Moon Township Transportation Authority in 2007. In spring 2008, he became assistant manager.
Township staff will take on Mr. McGurk's responsibilities until the post is filled, manager Jeanne Creese said.
• Supervisor Frank Sinatra apologized to residents for being absent from meetings because of health issues. He said he hopes to finish serving the community until the end of his term in January.
• Youth Unlimited, a nondenominational, nonprofit ministry organization, was recognized by supervisors for its efforts in cleaning up the stream in Olsen Park, spreading mulch and installing two pedestrian bridges. The group of 75 volunteers made up of high school seniors with adult supervision also cleaned up the trail in Robin Hill Park, trimmed bushes and trees, painted benches, added picnic tables, and disassembled and removed an amphitheater. In Moon Park, they installed two pavilions, spread mulch and gravel on a hillside, and cleaned up a trail July 24-27.
The board watched a video of the work and publicly thanked the group.
• Moon Volunteer Fire Co. will hold a car cruise from 11 a.m. to dusk Sunday at Moon Park. All proceeds benefit the fire company.