West Newton Borough


Like many pioneer towns in Western Pennsylvania, West Newton earned its early historical relevance by playing a key role in the westward expansion of the United States. The Simerals, the first family to settle in the area, operated a small ferry on the banks of the Youghiogheny River halfway between Connellsville and McKeesport. In 1788, a group of Revolutionary War veterans from Ipswich, Massachusetts spent the winter at Simeral’s Ferry, making boats in order to travel west.  Those veterans went on to settle the first town in the Ohio Territory: Marietta.

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 Tuesday in October and November, unless otherwise noted, beginning at 6:30 in Council Chambers

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


News/Announcements


Pennvest's New Program to Repair, Replace, or Connect Public Sewer

Pennvest has a new program to repair or replace an existing connection to public sewer or an individual, on-lot sewage disposal sy...

The Census at a Glance

The U.S. Constitution requires that each decade we count the population of the United States. More than you might think goes into ...

Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling Update

October 1, 2019 marks the beginning of a new fiscal year at Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling, the start of our 29th year worki...

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 ...

Public Notices Change

Due to the closure of the Times Sun, all public notices and advertisements will be in the Mon Valley Independent.

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 adjace...

Property Foreclosure Registration

To register a foreclosure property (or to file a citizen complaint regarding a property issue), please visit http://community.pro...

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 eve...

Upcoming Events


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Events in December 2019

  • West Newton Borough Council Work Session
  • West Newton Borough Council Voting Meeting

West Newton Borough


112 South Water Street
West Newton, PA 15089

724-872-6860

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00am – 4:00pm.

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