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Household Hazardous Waste Update NEW

Some changes are coming on how to dispose of household hazardous waste. Check out the 2016 Household Hazardous Waste Flyer for more information.

AMERICAN PICKERS To Film In Pennsylvania

Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to Pennsylvania! They plan to film episodes of the hit series AMERICAN PICKERS in Pennsylvania with filming scheduled for summer 2016.

AMERICAN PICKERS is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique ‘picking’ on History. The hit show follows Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, two of the most skilled pickers in the business, as they hunt for America’s most valuable antiques — from motorcycles, classic cars and bicycles, to one-of-a-kind vintage memorabilia.

AMERICAN PICKERS is looking for leads and would love to explore your buried treasure. They are on the hunt for characters with interesting and unique items. Some of what they look for: vintage bicycles, toys, unusual radios, movie memorabilia, advertising, military items, folk art, early firefighting equipment, vintage musical equipment, automotive items, and clothing. They are always excited to find things they’ve never seen before and learn the story behind it.

If you or someone you know has a large, private collection send us your: name, phone number, location and description of the collection with photos to:
americanpickers@cineflix.com or call 855-old-rust.

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Appeal for FEMA Flood Map changes

To appeal a home’s placement in what is officially called a Special Flood Hazard Area, the homeowner must show the lowest adjacent grade, or the lowest ground touching the structure, is at or above what is called the Base Flood Elevation. The Base Flood Elevation is the computed elevation to which flood water is anticipated to rise during the base flood used in determining the land is in a Special Flood Hazard Area.

Commissioner Miller noted that it is the homeowner’s responsibility to provide this information in a letter to FEMA. For this type of appeal, called a Letter of Map Amendment, there is no charge to the consumer.

Homeowners can get more information on how to appeal a flood zone designation, get a flood map, and find answers to other questions, by going to https://www.fema.gov/information-homeowners. Homeowners can also call 1-877-FEMA-MAP (1-877-336-2627) to get information on appealing a flood zone designation.

Council Work Session and Regular Meeting Schedule

Council work sessions are generally held on the first Monday of each month. Regular monthly meetings are always held on the second Monday of each month. Both begin at 6:30.

Public Notices Change

Due to the closure of the Times Sun, all public notices and advertisements will be in the Tribune Review

Board Vacancies

Looking  for residents interested in serving on the Planning Commission and Zoning Hearing Board? Please contact Borough Office!!!

Meet the Members

Attend a Downtown West Newton Meeting to get to know the members and their goals for making West Newton a great community!!!

Large Garbage Items

The garbage company takes one large item per week, you MUST call 724-437-7336 if you are going to have something out. Large items such as refrigerators, air conditioners, freezers, etc must have Freon removed and tagged.

Gently Used Shoe Drive

The Knights of Columbus will be accepting donations of “Gently Used  and New Shoes” from July 1 to Sept 15 for delivery to 3rd world countries.  Shoes may be dropped off at Holy Family Church, Second St, West Newton.  All gently used shoes–men’s, women’s children’s, work, sneakers, etc. will be accepted.  Thank you for your assistance.

Local Events

Please contact the Borough via telephone, email or this website to have local events listed on the calendar

 

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