West Newton Borough


The Borough Office will be closed to the public for the remainder of July and into August—Please  call 724-872-6860 to set up appointment for any special matters. Masks must be worn to enter the building!

Payment of sewer bills will continue to be made by dropslot in front door, mail or on-line.  NO CASH PAYMENTS.

Public meetings will be held via Zoom. 

Declaration of Disaster 2020-1 Related to COVID-19


Contingency plans are in place in case of State/Federal mandates for our Office, Police and Street Department.

We are taking these actions to reduce potential public exposure and limit large groups of gatherings.

All measures are effective immediately and will continue until April 4th, 2020 at which time they will be reevaluated.

The use of all West Newton Borough sport facilities and parks are not permitted.

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 Monday of each month, with the voting meeting second Monday @ 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


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 ...

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...

Recycling Bin Has Moved

Paper Recycling Bin has been moved to West Newton Library Parking lot.

Upcoming Events


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September 21, 2020

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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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