NEWTOWN TOWNSHIP BUILDING
Several Community Events will be taking place in the upcoming weeks/months. Please scroll down to the community calendar for addtional information regarding the events and pertinent information that will be useful regarding any short-term detours that will be in effect for specific events. Thank you in advance for your assistance and patience.
Starting Friday 3/22/2013 their will be rock fracturing blasting at the Liseter development site (prior - DuPont Farm) for road and utility installations. All activities have received the required permits from and will be monitored by the Fire Marshal, Police and Code Enforcement personnel.
Newtown Towsnhip Road Program 2013 through 2017 Click Here
Newtown Township 2012 Roadway Evaluations Click Here
Why is the bridge closed?
The Gradyville Road bridge was inspected by the township engineer in May of 2011 and it was found to be structurally unstable and in danger of collapsing. The Board of Supervisors immediately ordered the Township Manager to close the bridge and commence working on replacement of the structure.
When will the new bridge be built?
When the design modifications are complete and final approvals received, the completion of the bridge will follow the following anticipated timeline:
- Late June, 2013 -- Project goes out to bid to qualified contractors through PennDOT’s Electronic Contract Management System (ECMS).
- A “Notice to Proceed” should be received by late September, 2013 which triggers the start of the construction process.
When will the road be opened for traffic again?
- Construction should be completed and the bridge re-opened by mid-February, 2014.
Why is it taking so long?
Originally, a schedule of design, funding and replacement was established that would have enabled the bridge to be completed and re-opened by this spring. A subsequent issue regarding the approval of plans by PennDOT had moved the start date of construction to May of 2013, with a completion date of October, 2013.
In December of 2012 a request was received from Edgmont Township and DELCORA (the Delaware County Regional Water Quality Control Authority) regarding the accommodation of a force main pipe as part of the bridge design and construction. Their request was intended to accommodate the future sewer needs of Edgmont and Newtown residents.
Newtown Township Financial Documents:
The Municipal Audit - Financial Statements 2011- click here .
The Municipal Authority Managemenet Letter 2011 - click here
MEETING & TOWNSHIP INFORMATION
For Meeting Dates and Agendas for the Board of Supervisors / Planning Board and Zoning Board please see the desiginated drop-down located under Meeting Agendas-left side of this page.
ACT 537 Plan Executive Summary:
Local Services Tax
Centax will no longer be receiving payments.
In regards to packets recently mailed out pertaining to the submission of the Local Services Tax and Earned Income Tax; please make your payments as listed:
Keystone : 2013 All LST Tax & EIT
Phone : 724.978.0300 Fax: 724.978.0339
Mailing Address: Keystone Collections Group
546 Wendel Road
Irwin, PA 15642
If you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us 610.356.0200.
The EAC (Environmental Advisory Council) now has a page on Newtown Township's website. On this homepage, the EAC tab is under Departments. You can also CLICK HERE.
Please note that any dogs/pets are not permitted on any turf fields throughout the township. For Gable Field, there is a signed area that is designated as a dog area on the east side of Ellis Road adjacent to the Township Building.
For information on the Newtown Township Library, please
Please display House Numbers on homes and businesses
Did you know that Township Ordinance No. 2006-04 requires all homes and business to display numbers that are clearly visible from the street? The reason for this requirement is to assist the police, ambulance and fire company in locating your property in the case of an emergency. Numbers must be at least 4 inches high and 2.5 inches wide with scotchlite reflective material or of a color which contrasts with its background.
Newtown Township's Government Access TV channel's are: 45 for Verizon and 964 for Comcast.
COMPOST AVAILABLE FOR TOWNSHIP RESIDENTS
Newtown Township has available compost for any resident of Newtown Township. The compost, made from the leaves which are collected in the township each Autumn, is free for any of our residents. A compost pile is maintained at Brookside Park, and residents may take what they need.
Delivery to your home is also available. To cover our fuel and labor costs for this delivery, we will charge $50.00 for a small truck delivery (approximately 3 cubic yards of compost) or $75.00 for a large truck (approximately 5 cubic yards). Deliveries are made on Fridays. If interested in having compost delivered, please visit the Township Building during normal business hours to fill out a form and make payment.
Compost will be available for our residents until our supply is exhausted.
Household Hazardous Waste: Remaining 2013 HHW Colelction schedule.
April - thru July 2013 : Brandywine Valley Senior Softball Association - Click here
May 21, 2013 - Municipal Primary Election
June 1, 2013: Saturday Evening - Drexel Lodge Park - Moonlight Movie Night.
June 1, 2013: 18th Annual Historic Newtown Square Day, Saturday June 1, 12:00 – 4:00, John West House, Rt. 252 & Goshen Road. Please link to the Historical Society Web site www.historicnewtownsquare.org for more information.
June 9 -10, 2013: MS MuckFest - An unforgettable obstacle course through miles of muck and water for teams and individuals to slosh, swing, slip and slide through to help create a world free of Multiple Sclerosis. Click here for event photos from prior Fests. More information to follow.
2013 MS MuckRuckus - Any road closure would probably occur on Goshen Road and the company planning the event, Event 360, will ascertain a permit from PennDOT for any such road closure. If a detour is needed, Event 360 would be responsible for getting the detour set up. More information to come as available.
July 3, 2013: Wednesday Evening - Drexel Lodge Park - Moonlight Movie Night.
July 4th Celebration: Parade begins at St. Albans Circle and ends at Broomall Fire House. Please direct all Float entry inquiries to Rich Ehnow, Marple Newtown Leisure Services : 610.356.2326. To place and ad in the Fourth of July Celebration booklet, please contact Dick Pound , 610.742.1880 - Cell, 610.356.2343 - Home.
Fourth of July Parade – the west bound lanes of West Chester Pike will be closed from Saint Albans Ave to Media Line Road in Newtown Township. All traffic will be on the east bound side of West Chester Pike. Both east and west bound traffic will occupy a single lane in each direction on the east bound side. Newtown Township Police and Newtown Square Fire Police will be directing traffic along the parade route. A permit from PennDOT will be applied for in the near future.
July 31, 2013: Wednesday Evening - Drexel Lodge Park - Moonlight Movie Night
MISC. EVENTS & INFORMATION
CLEAN WATER PARTNERS "Make it your business to reduce water pollution and flooding". Click here for a full color booklet on what you can do to help!
The County Compost Farm will now be open the 3rd Wednesday of each month, January to September (excluding February) from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Information from the National Fire Protection Association (click the links below for each flyer) ~
Helmets for sale: The Police Dept. has skateboard and bike helmets for sale for $7.00. Various sizes and colors available for children and adults. Available to residents and non-residents. Call 610-356-0602 for more information.
Donations Warehouse is accepting furniture and household items. Click on More News Info. above for details, information and phone numbers.
POLICE NEWS & CRIME ALERTS
The Police Dept. is now collecting email addresses for community notifications of any criminal activity in the township. If you are interested in receiving this information, please contact Police Chief Lunn atLunnc@newtowntownship.org
Township Hours - Monday to Friday
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Building Code: UCC 2009
School Closing Number: 454
(911 is a emergency and non-emergency number)
Ambulance - 911
Fire - 911
Police - 911 or 610-356-0600 (for a police officer)
Police Administrative Office - 610-356-0602
hours - Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm
If you need a police officer, you must dial 911, we do not have a dispatcher at the Administrative Office.
Leisure Services (Gauntlet Center)
Pennsylvania Act 44
PRD Ordinanceis now online. Please click on More News Info. above for the link.