Planning Commission Meeting – October 21st

The North Newton Township Planning Commission will meet Monday, October 21st at 7:00 p.m. at the Township Park Community Room, 528 Oakville Road, Shippensburg.

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

2020 Budget Meeting Agenda – October 25th

The North Newton Township Board of Supervisors will hold a public meeting to discuss and prepare the 2020 Budget on Friday, October 25th, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

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

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

PSP Community Awareness Bulletin – Safe Online Banking




The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) and the Department of Banking and Securities (DoBS) would like to advise residents on safe online banking practices.

Online banking is a convenient way to check bank balances, verify transactions, transfer funds, and even deposit checks using a cell phone’s camera. This allows consumers to manage their finances in real time, without having to wait for a paper statement to come in the mail.

However, the convenience of online banking comes with the risk that cybercriminals will steal personal or financial information. Identity theft is on the rise due to large data breaches and other cybercrime. Cybercriminals are also getting more creative in how they work. There are steps consumers can take to protect that information and reduce the risk of identity theft or having their money stolen.


The PSP and DoBS recommend the following tips for keeping account and personal information safe:

  • Create strong passwords by using an assortment of letters (upper and lower case), numbers, and symbols. There should be no ties to your personal information and do not utilize dictionary words.
  • Financial institutions you do business with will not ask you to provide personal information through text, email, or telephone call. Phone calls, texts, and emails can be easily spoofed to fool you into thinking that they are from your financial institution. If your financial institution calls, texts, or emails claiming there is a problem with your account that you must resolve immediately, do not give them any personal information. Log in through a bookmarked link on your computer or through the app to see if there really is a problem. Never use a link in an email or respond to a text to log into a financial or any other account —these links often contain malware to steal your information.
  • Check your accounts on secure Wi-Fi or over cellular data, not over a public network such as at a coffee shop or a supermarket because those are easy for criminals to eavesdrop on. If you frequently use unsecure Wi-Fi, consider using a virtual private network (VPN). You can also look for mobile apps that check whether a Wi-Fi signal is secure in your app store.
  • When shopping online, be aware of the different protections and liabilities for purchases made with credit and debit cards. If you are not sure of your options, contact your financial institution. Read more at
  • You should follow your credit closely and obtain a free credit report at least annually by visiting This is the only site where you can obtain a free, complete credit report as mandated by federal law. Being vigilant about your credit will help slow or stop the damage if your identity is stolen. You can also visit for more information.

Employment Opportunity: Public Works CDL Laborer

North Newton Township is seeking a Public Works CDL Laborer. This full-time position performs maintenance on township roads and properties and involves manual labor, use of various tools, heavy equipment and vehicles. Requires the ability to work outdoors in adverse weather conditions, the ability to lift and move 50 lbs., a high school diploma or equivalent, a Class B Commercial Driver’s License, preferred and required shortly after hiring, with a clear accident record and mechanical experience. A job description and application are available by clicking on the link below or by calling 717-776-7665. Applications must be received by Thursday, October 31, 2019 at North Newton Township, 528 Oakville Road, Shippensburg, PA  17257. North Newton Township is an EOE.

Public Works CDL Laborer Job Description
Application for Employment

Public Hearing for CU App No. 2019-04 – November 12th

Notice of Public Hearing for Conditional Use

The North Newton Township Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, November 12th at 6:00 p.m. at the Township Park Community Room, 528 Oakville Road, Shippensburg. The purpose of the hearing is the consideration of the following:

  • Conditional Use Application No. 2019-04; Applicant, Mervin Martin, is applying for a conditional use for a small noncoal surface mining activity quarry at 100 Ridge Road in the (R-1) Rural Residential Zoning District under Section 300-29. J of the North Newton Township Code.

Larry E. Hinkle
Zoning & Code Enforcement Officer

ADV: NVTS October 23 and October 30







NOTICE: 2020 Budget Meetings


The North Newton Township Board of Supervisors will hold public meetings to discuss and prepare the 2020 Budget on Friday, October 11, 2019 & Friday, October 25, 2019.

Both meetings will begin at 10:00 a.m. at the Park Community Room, 528 Oakville Road, Shippensburg, PA. The Board reserves the right to conduct other business as may be presented.

Bonnie L. Myers
Township Secretary 

Stoughstown Bridge Replacement – Begins August 12th

The Stoughstown Bridge is slated for replacement beginning August 12th. The bridge is located on S.R. 11 (Ritner Highway), Section 090, approximately 3 miles south of the intersection of S.R. 11 and S.R. 233. The project replaces the existing single span bridge with a concrete box culvert. Approximately 200 feet of roadway reconstruction is included in the project, along with guide rail replacement and embankment work.

An 11-mile detour route will be used during construction. The detour route will utilize SR 0233 (Centerville Road), SR 0174 (Walnut Bottom Road) and Interstate 81.


Residents may dispose of trash FREE

North Newton Township residents have the opportunity 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 (717) 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 additional trash & recycling options, please click here.