2018 Budget Meeting – October 24th

The North Newton Township Board of Supervisors will hold a public meeting to discuss and prepare the 2018 Budget on Tuesday, October 24th, 2017.

The meeting will be held at 1:00 p.m. at the Park Community Room, 528 Oakville Road, Shippensburg, PA. The Board reserves the right to conduct other business as may be presented.

You’ll find the meeting agenda by clicking here. Please join us for the meeting.

Notice of Public Hearing for Conditional Use – November 21st

Notice of Public Hearing for Conditional Use

The Board of Supervisors of North Newton Township will hold a public hearing on

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.

At the North Newton Township Office,
528 Oakville Road, Shippensburg, PA.

The purpose of the meeting will be to hear the following:

Conditional Use Application No. 2017-01; Big Spring School District property located at 100 Steelstown Road, Newville. The property is located in the (R-2) Residential Zoning District. The school district is applying for a conditional use for an expansion of existing school, under Article 6, Section 603 and Article 10, Section 1043 of the North Newton Township Zoning Ordinance. The school district is proposing an expansion to the existing school building on the property.

Traffic Pattern Changes Rescheduled for Route 233 Bridge over Conodoguinet Creek


September 12, 2017

Traffic Pattern Changes Rescheduled for Route 233 Bridge over Conodoquinet Creek

Bridge to be replaced as part of Public-Private Partnership

Harrisburg, PA – The traffic pattern changes for the Route 233 (Doubling Gap Road) bridge over Conodoquinet Creek, planned for later this week, as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Rapid Bridge Replacement Project at the Lower Mifflin-North Newton Township line in Cumberland County, have been rescheduled.

The current traffic pattern will remain in place.  Motorists should prepare for a traffic pattern change to occur on Wednesday, September 20.  During this time, an alternating traffic pattern will be controlled by temporary traffic signals.  Construction is anticipated to be complete in May, 2018.

In the event of unfavorable weather or unforeseen activities, this schedule may still 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 Additional information on P3 programs in Pennsylvania can be found at or by calling the project hotline at 877-444-9990 or email

2017 Cumberland County Comprehensive Plan Feedback Data Summary

The Cumberland County Comprehensive Plan is a long-range policy document that establishes goals and objectives for the orderly development of the county. Comprehensive plans typically consider a wide variety of topics including land use, housing, economic development, public facilities, transportation and natural resource protection. A comprehensive plan is not a zoning ordinance that has legal authority. Rather, the comprehensive plan is a guidance document that establishes goals and objectives for a community to achieve. Other planning tools that have the force and effect of law, such as a zoning ordinance, are used to implement the goals and objectives found in the comprehensive plan.

Cumberland County Planning Commission sought your input on the future of the county. The draft plan addresses Natural and Cultural Resources, Economic Development, Housing, Community Facilities, Land Use, and Transportation. Cumberland County updates the goals and objectives laid out in the draft comprehensive plan. The feedback helps Cumberland County update its goals and objectives laid out in the draft comprehensive plan and how we conserve, grow, and connect in the future! The survey responses are shown below.

The Center for Land Use & Sustainability at Shippensburg University executed the Cumberland County Comprehensive Plan survey feedback and evaluated the responses. Dr. Dorlisa Minnick was the Project Lead and Ms. Antonia Price was the Project Coordinator. Funding for this project came from The Greater Harrisburg of REALTORS®. The survey was available from January 11 – April 30, 2017. There were 2,992 survey participants who completed the survey.

2017 Cumberland County Comprehensive Plan Feedback Data Summary


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.


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.