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LEGAL NOTICE – Proposed Nuisance Animal Ordinance

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Supervisors of North Newton Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, intends to consider for adoption and to vote upon enactment of an Ordinance entitled and summarized hereinafter at a public hearing to be held Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the Township Park Community Room, 528 Oakville Road, Shippensburg. In the event action is not taken at the aforesaid time, the Board may take action and vote upon said ordinance at another public meeting not less than seven (7) nor more than sixty (60) days following the publication of this notice.

The title of the proposed Ordinance is:

AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF NORTH NEWTON TOWNSHIP, CUMBERLAND COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, TO REGULATE ANY PERSON WHO OWNS, POSSESSES, KEEPS IN THEIR CUSTODY, HARBORS OR CONTROLS A DOG OR OTHER ANIMAL THAT BARKS OR MAKES ANY NOISE TO THE DISTURBANCE, ANNOYANCE OR DISCOMFORT OF A REASONABLE PERSON AND CONTINUES TO MAKE SUCH NOISE CONTINUOUSLY AND/OR INCESSANTLY SUCH AS TO CONSTITUTE A DISTURBANCE WITHIN THE TOWNSHIP, DESTRUCTION OF PERSONAL OR REAL PROPERTY, AND IMPROPER HANDLING OF ANIMAL WASTE, ESTABLISHING PENALTIES

A summary of the provisions of this proposed ordinance is as follows:

The Township establishes a nuisance animal ordinance to regulate certain animal owners, and property owners where said animals reside, for the actions of the animal including, without limitation, incessantly barking or making any noise to the disturbance, annoyance or discomfort of a reasonable person, destroying personal or real property, and improper handling of animal waste, and establishing penalties for the same. All other aspects of the Code are to remain the same, provisions of the Ordinance are severable, and certain ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent with this Ordinance are repealed.

The full text of the proposed Ordinance may be examined at the Municipal Office, 528 Oakville Road, Shippensburg, during regular business hours. A copy of the proposed Ordinance has been filed with the newspaper publishing this notice and at the Office of the Cumberland County Commissioners, Cumberland County Courthouse, Carlisle, PA.

Joel W. Rimby, Esq.
Salzmann Hughes, P.C.
Solicitor

Planning Commission Meeting CANCELED

The North Newton Township Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Monday, August 21st has been canceled due to a lack of plans for review. The next Planning Commission meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 18th at 7:00 PM.

Fry Road Repair – Work to resume week of August 14th

 road-construction

North Newton Township has contracted with New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., Inc. to perform repairs to the shoulders of Fry Road. Work is expected to resume the week of August 14th. The work schedule could be adjusted depending upon weather and other factors.

Fry Road residents will have access to the road and their property during construction, however, the road WILL BE CLOSED to through traffic, except for local deliveries. Please use extra caution and drive slowly when crossing the road or driving through the work zone. We appreciate your patience as we work to improve the road so it will be serviceable for years to come.

Cumberland County Comprehensive Plan

The draft 2017 Cumberland County Comprehensive Plan is out for review through 8/31/17. Cumberland County Planning Department is having a public open house at their office on Monday, July 31st, 2017 from 12 noon – 8:00 p.m. to meet with attendees, answer questions, and receive feedback on the plan. Participants can stop by at any time and stay as little or long as they like. The draft 2017 County Comprehensive Plan can be accessed at www.ccpa.net/planning.

Cumberland County Planning Department
310 Allen Road, Suite 101
Carlisle, PA 17013

Bridge Work over the Conodoguinet Creek on SR 233 to begin August 7th

PWKP

July 28, 2017

Bridge Closing Postponed for Route 233 Bridge over Conodoquinet Creek

Cumberland County Bridge to be replaced as part of Public-Private Partnership

Harrisburg, PA – The scheduled closing of the Route 233 (Doubling Gap Road) bridge over Conodoquinet Creek in Lower Mifflin and North Newton Townships in Cumberland County has been postponed. It was previously scheduled to begin during the week of July 31. 

Construction is now expected to begin during the week of August 7 and be complete in late February 2018. During this time, an alternating traffic pattern will be controlled by temporary traffic signals.

In the event of unfavorable weather or unforeseen activities, this schedule may change.

This bridge is referred to as JV-239 and is one out of the 558 bridges being replaced under the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. JV references the joint-venture partnership between Walsh/Granite, which is leading construction for the entire project. 

The Rapid Bridge Replacement Project is a public-private partnership (P3) between PennDOT and Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners (PWKP), under which PWKP will finance, design, replace and maintain the bridges for 25 years. The P3 approach will allow PennDOT to replace the bridges more quickly while achieving significant savings and minimizing impact on motorists. 

To see the bridges included in the statewide initiative and to learn more about the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project, visit www.parapidbridges.com. Additional information on P3 programs in Pennsylvania can be found at www.p3forpa.pa.gov or by calling the project hotline at 877-444-9990 or email info@parapidbridges.com

Cumberland County Electronics Recycling Center is Now Open

 Cumberland County Electronics Recycling Center
Is Now Open

Cumberland County has established an Electronics Recycling Center at 1001 Claremont Road, Carlisle. The cash fee for all accepted electronics is $0.50/pound. There will be a 1.5% convenience fee for debit card users and a 2.5% convenience fee for credit card users. The minimum debit and credit card convenience fee is $2.50. Sorry, checks are not accepted. The fee offsets the County’s costs for collecting, packaging, loading, shipping and recycling electronics and does not generate a profit. Anyone, regardless of place of residence, is able to use the recycling center assuming fees are paid in full.

*PLEASE DO NOT DISASSEMBLE TVS – THEY CANNOT ACCEPT THEM FOR PACKAGING AND TRANSPORTATION REASONS!

For more information and to read answers to frequently asked questions, please click here. If you have additional questions regarding the recycling facility, please contact the County’s Recycling and Waste Authority at 717-240-6489.

Trash Rates Lowered for Seniors & Residents of North Newton Township, FREE disposal still available

Advanced Disposal will continue to be the refuse contractor serving North Newton Township through June 30, 2021 and will provide collection of trash, recyclables and one bulk item per week. Advanced Disposal was awarded the trash contract by Southampton Township, Cumberland County through a competitive bidding process.

In this new contract, rates for full-service customers were lowered from $48.90/quarter to $47.00/quarter, and a new rate for residents 65 and older was added (Senior Citizen rate* of $42.50/quarter).

If you are eligible for the Senior Citizen discount, please call the office at 776-7665 so the rate change can be made.

North Newton Township residents still have the option to dispose of up to 5 30-gallon bags of trash FREE, per week, in addition to disposing of recyclables, by taking them to the Cumberland County Landfill during their normal operating hours (weekdays between 7:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and select Saturdays). Call 423-9953 to check Saturday hours to ensure availability. Stop by the scale house and present identification proving residency to obtain a landfill ID card.

For more information on the rates and trash options available, please click here.