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Welcome to Halfmoon Township

Halfmoon Township is a rural area that has long been a major source of agricultural products. This rural atmosphere, with its low population density and proximity to the cultural attractions of Penn State University, has become appealing to people who have historically dwelled in or near a city; consequently, over the past twenty years, the population has increased dramatically, while the farming population has decreased. Still, Halfmoon Township has maintained its rural feeling, with all the associated pros and cons that come with country living.

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Questions and discussions from the Smith Road project open house on June 24th, 2015.


Mailboxes:  We have temporary mailboxes on saw horses if need be, but the contractor should keep them in place but mail service will not be disrupted.  After work is done Engineer will do a walk through before final payment, and if there are any problems (citizens don't like driveway millwork), then it will be corrected or mailboxes, etc. by the contractor.  



Description of Work:  Widening at TowHill will add a foot of pavement on each side and another foot of gravel.  Two feet on each side and four foot total. 


The pavement will be prime coated with oil and stone berming to contain the rocks. 


Since the curve is being widened so curve will be 22 feet wide and therefore lined (must be at least 20 foot to be striped).


Work to be completed by contract by 8/31/15, but Hawbaker feels it will be two days widen and two days to pave, Don thinks an outside of seven.  Hawbaker says end of July or first part of August.


Curve Widening:  Traffic continues


Paving:  Since it’s the whole width, and the seam will be, a minimal disruption, but some may be sent around for a day around two hours. 


All work in Township ROW (is 16.5 feet from centerline on each side per deed of dedication)


Will be informing people when the actual date of start.


Speed:  Will be redoing speed study after it’s done and will be doing a speed study the next two weeks before it’s paved.  Don says it is right now 25 mph on this curve and Don says he does not think it will increase, but will verify by speed study after it is done to show if this is correct.


Notification of Services:  Contractors will notify:  EMS, Fire, Police and CATA, but Don will be doing also.


Don has signage that he will post (11 x 17) at Charlotte and Tow Hill both directions stating:  “Road to be paved next week.”  We also will contact through snail mail and have asked everyone at the meeting for emails.


Smith Road Project
There has been an accumulation of sweatshirts and jackets in the meeting room at the Municipal Building.  If any of these items are yours please stop in the office and claim them by 07/16/2015.  If they are not claimed staff will take the items to Goodwill. 
Lost jackets
The Park and Recreation Board of Halfmoon Township is planning an outdoor movie event for Saturday, September 12, 2015 at Municipal Park.  The movie will start at dusk - approximately 7:00 p.m. Further details will be available at a later date.   
Park & Rec. Board Movie Night Survey
The Board of Supervisors will hold budget meetings on September 9th at 6:30 p.m., September 10th after the regular meeting and September 14th at 6:30 p.m.  These meetings are open to the public and citizens are welcomed to attend. 
Budget Meetings
The Board of Supervisors will hold an open house after their regular meeting on Thursday, August 13th, beginning at 7:00 p.m.  The purpose of the open house to discuss the parks plan that the Park Consultants are recommending for possible future park improvements.   Citizens are encouraged and welcome to attend.   
Parks Consultants
Supplemental Property Tax Rebate Program
a new rebate program.
For more information, please visit:
or contact the Business Office
(814) 231-1021
131 West Nittany Avenue
State College, PA  16801
Supplemental Property Tax Rebate Program

Two local movie nights will be happening this summer:

Centre Bulldogs Movie Night

July 31, 2015

Autumn Meadow Park

6:00-10:00 p.m.

Movie: Home


Halfmoon Township Park & Rec Board Movie Night

September 12, 2015

Halfmoon Township Municipal Lower Field

4:00-11:00 p.m.

Movie: TBD 

Further details will be provided as information

becomes available. 



Movie Events
Halfmoon Township will hold Trick or Treat night on Thursday, October 29th, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 
Trick or Treat Night
The Halfmoon Township Board of Supervisors and staff would like to thank the former Halfmoon Little League for installing new fencing on both the upper and lower fields at the Municipal Lane Park.   
Baseball Field Fence Improvements
The Tennis Court is open. Lighting is available for evening use.   
Tennis Court
ClearWater Conservancy created this video to showcase our restoration efforts in the Spruce Creek watershed in Central Pennsylvania. By bringing together businesses, landowners, anglers, partner agencies and our own base of supporters, ClearWater is working toward restoring streams in our backyard to benefit people and wildlife all the way to the Chesapeake Bay.
Clearwater Conservancy
The Board of Supervisors would like to initiate a Good Neighbor Recognition Program, so if you would like to thank a neighbor or citizen in the Township for a good deed please contact and the Board of Supervisors will mention this recognition at their next meeting. 
Good Deeds

ACT 13 (Natural Gas Impact Fee)


2014 Unconventional Gas Well Fund Usage Report

Act 13
Halfmoon Township is now contracting with Patton Township for the Zoning Officer position.  Mr. Ken Soder, can be reached at 814-234-0271 or by email at
Mr. Soder has office hours from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday, except on Wednesday when the office is closed from noon to 1:00 p.m.  Please identify that you are from Halfmoon Township when calling to inquire about a zoning question
Zoning Officer
Office Hours:

Municipal Building: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., closed for lunch noon to 1 p.m.
Maintenance Bldg: 7:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., closed for lunch 11:30 a.m. to noon

New Office Hours
Pension Plan Disclosure Statement
2015 Dog Licenses are now available at the Halfmoon Township Office.  Lifetime Dog Licenses can only be purchased at the Treasurer's Office in the Willowbank Building in Bellefonte.
Note:  Dog License fees have increased .05 per license. Prices below include that increase as well as the .50 fee for the convenience of purchasing them here at our office.
Regular Fee
Male - 9.00
Neutered Male - 7.00
Female - 9.00
Spayed Female - 7.00
Person with disability or senior citizen fee - must be 65 years or older
Male 7.00
Neutered Male - 5.00
Female - 7.00
Spayed Female - 5.00
Make checks payable to Halfmoon Township. 
Dog License

Port Matilda Emergency Medical Services is looking for EMTs and Emergency Responders who would like to volunteer their time at a rural Ambulance Service.


Port Matilda EMS is a smaller Ambulance Service that would allow you to utilize the skills you have learned on a regular basis.


All shifts are available, we are particularly in need of individuals who could fill evening or overnight shifts.


Our station offers monthly training, a bunk room, full kitchen, Wi-Fi, and physical fitness equipment.


If you have any questions, would like a tour of the station, or want to volunteer, please contact us at  You may also call the station directly at 814-692-1035.


PMEMS Volunteers
The Port Matilda EMS Membership Forms have been mailed out. 
Please remember that the Port Matilda EMS is your service provider for ambulance service in Halfmoon Township.  Port Matilda EMS would appreciate your support. 
Port Matilda EMS
Halfmoon Township Ordinances are now available on-line to view.  Just click on the link below and search the Ordinances by entering a keyword or phrase.
Halfmoon Township Code
The Halfmoon Township Board of Supervisors meetings air on C-NET, Channel 7 at the times listed below during the five days following the meeting:
Saturday at 4:00 p.m.
Sunday at 8:00 p.m.
Monday at 1:00 a.m.
Tuesday at 6:00 a.m.
The meetings are also available to watch online at C-NET 
Halfmoon Township Board of Supervisors meetings on C-NET