Chipping is over until October—Time to spruce up and make West Newton shine.
Things to remember:
It is against the Borough Ordinance to have your grass more than 7 inches high. First letter is a notice, subsequent violations impose a $100.00 Municipal Lien per notice against your property
Also blowing grass out on the street is against both Borough Ordinance and the DEP regulation that prohibits debris washing into catch and storm basins.
Chief Indof is patrolling the Borough on a regular basis and violators will be prosecuted.
House Numbers are required–Ordinance 2001-3-Section I–Numbering of Buildings and Structures–This is in the best interest for you, the resident, in the event of an emergency response to your residence
It should be required that all buildings and structures shall have the appropriately assigned numbers for the building placed in a conspicuous place or over each front door, on the front transom or front transom glass, or front show window, over or on either side of the entrance, the same numbers to be of paint, metal or enamel and at least three inches in height, the color of the numbers to be in contrast to the immediate background, and shall be placed as to be in full view from the opposite side of the street.
(1) It shall be unlawful to cover any house or building number with any sign, draperies or any other obstruction tending to conceal such number.
(2) Any numbers, which are changed, by the Borough or the appropriate authorities shall be removed and replaced with new numbers as directed by Borough Officials.
CodeRED is a FREE emergency notification service provided to Westmoreland County residents to notify them of emergency information through:
- phone calls
- text messages
- social media
- CodeRED Mobile Alert App
During online registration, users can provide multiple addresses in Westmoreland County (such as home, work, or school) to recieve targeted notifications directly impacting each location.
These notifications are not intended to replace critical time-sensitive information that is provided via the Emergency Alert System, which is broadcast via television and radio stations, along with NOAA Weather Radio.
The CodeRED mobile app, which delivers free emergency notifications to Westmoreland County residents, is also used by other communities throughout the United States and Canada for alerts. Travelers with the app can remain better informed and safe by receiving alerts from public safety officials who use CodeRED in those areas. Location services must be turned on mobile devices to receive CodeRED alerts during travel.
Property Foreclosure Registration
To register a foreclosure property (or to file a citizen complaint regarding a property issue), please visit http://community.prochamps.com/pa/westmoreland/west-newton-borough. Any questions with respect to registration requirements, registration status, etc. should be directed to SUPPORT@PROCHAMPS.COM.
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 Tuesday of each month. Regular monthly meetings are always held on the second Tuesday of each month. Both begin at 6:30.
Budget Work sessions every Monday In October and November, unless otherwise noted, beginning at 6:30 in Council Chambers
Public Notices Change
Due to the closure of the Times Sun, all public notices and advertisements will be in the Tribune Review
No Kill traps and Rat Poison are available at Borough Building
Looking for residents interested in serving on the Zoning Hearing Board? Please contact Borough Office!!!
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.
Professional Tree Services
Please contact the Borough via telephone, email or this website to have local events listed on the calendar