I-81 Improvement Strategy – Online Public Meeting

South Central Pennsylvania’s transportation leaders are inviting area residents to attend an online public meeting regarding the I-81 Improvement Strategy.

The online meeting opened September 15th and will close September 30th at the project website:

The meeting will give everyone just over two weeks to review the details through video and interactive mapping. Your feedback will be used to establish priorities for the project.

The next steps will be to prioritize the Focus Areas and develop conceptual project alternatives for public review. One additional public meeting and feedback opportunity will be conducted before the strategy is finalized.

The end product will be a playbook of candidate projects and initiatives that will be used to set priorities for funding as resources become available. The planning process is expected to be completed in Spring 2021. 

We hope you’ll visit the the project website today, participate in the virtual public meeting, and share your thoughts with us.

The I-81 Improvement Strategy is a collaborative effort between
Tri-County Regional Planning Commission and the Franklin and Lebanon
county metropolitan planning organizations in coordination with the
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration.

NOTICE: Proposed Vehicle Length Restriction Ordinance


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 the enactment of an Ordinance, summarized below, at the regularly scheduled North Newton Township Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. at the Township Park Community Room, 528 Oakville Road, Shippensburg, PA 17257.


A summary of the provisions of the proposed Ordinance is as follows:

SECTION 1.   Amends Chapter 279 to add an Article IV, entitled “Motor Vehicle Restrictions”.

  • §279-9 Definitions.
    A.  Definitions. Defines certain terms used in this Ordinance.
    B.  Words and Phrases as defined in the Vehicle Code of Pennsylvania.
  • §279-10 Findings of the Board of Supervisors of North Newton Township.
    A.  Based upon engineering study, permissible size of motor vehicles is restricted and reduced to a maximum of 20 feet in length on Bullshead Road from Steelstown Road (SR 4006) to Greenspring Road (SR 0641).
  • §279-11 Vehicle Size Limits Established.
    A.  Authority given under Section 4902 of the Vehicle Code.
    B.  Local deliveries limited and local traffic exempted.
  • §279-12 Erection of Signs.
    A.  The Township shall erect and maintain restriction signs.
  • §279-13 Penalties for Violation.
    A.  Penalty set at $100.00.
    B.  Each violation shall be punishable by a separate penalty.





The full text of the proposed Ordinance may be examined without charge at the Township Office at 528 Oakville Road, Shippensburg, PA 17257 during regular business hours or by clicking here. A Copy of the proposed Ordinance has also been filed with the newspaper publishing this Notice and at the Cumberland County Law Library, 1 Courthouse Square #304, Carlisle, PA 17013.

Exhibit A – Truck Restriction Study

NOTICE – 2021 Budget Meetings


The North Newton Township Board of Supervisors will hold public meetings to discuss and prepare the 2021 Budget on Thursday, October 8, 2020 & Thursday, October 22, 2020.

Both meetings will begin 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.

Bonnie L. Myers
Township Secretary 

PA State Police – Trooper’s Time

  1. PSP Carlisle has gun locks available for free, in order to promote gun safety.  Please call in and schedule an appointment with a firearms instructor for a free gun lock.
  2. With school back in session, watch for stopping and slowing school buses. Expect that they are activating stop lights and give ample distance to slow down in time. 
  3. When stopping for a traffic control device, make sure to stop at the white line if painted on the roadway, or areas indicated by signage. This is especially important for traffic light cycling – as some issues were raised due to vehicles not stopping where indicated, causing lights to not cycle properly.
  4. Parents teaching their children to drive are encouraged to utilize technology.  Applications such as “RoadReady” allow parents to track driving time easily, for their child.
  5. When a crime was discovered to have been committed against you, do not wait several weeks or months in order to report it – as this severely lowers the likelihood of solving the crime.
  6. When driving on the interstate, it is a good practice to make room for vehicles entering the roadway from onramps (if room is available). However, it is still the duty of the operator merging onto the interstate to yield to vehicles already present on the interstate.
  7. When driving on the interstate, pay attention to traffic patterns such as brake lights of vehicles in the distance, or a police vehicle on the shoulder. This is indicative of an incident or crash ahead, and by slowing gradually, will lessen the chance of a secondary crash.
  8. Please make sure that your house number is clearly visible from the street. This helps emergency responders find your residence during an emergency.
  9. Please be aware of purple lights or flags labeled “Funeral”. This is a funeral procession, and the procession is permitted the right-of-way to continue through intersections once the first car has gone through.
  10. The secret to not getting a speeding ticket is to drive the speed limit.
  11. If getting stopped by a police officer, pull over as far off the road as safely possible. If a parking lot is close by, activating your hazards and slowly driving into the parking lot is an accepted practice. If you are in the left lane and are getting pulled over, DO NOT pull onto the left side of the road. Move to the right lane, then subsequently onto the right shoulder.
  12. When passing a medical incident, fire, crash, traffic stop, or other incident near the road, do not take pictures of the incident while driving. This is considered Careless Driving and is illegal. Also, do not stop on the roadway, as other drivers will not be expecting you to slow or stop, because they may be driving to look at the incident as well, causing additional crashes and emergencies.
  13. PSP Carlisle offers car seat installations and checks. Please call to schedule an appointment.

Fall Clean Up Day – October 3rd


Saturday, October 3, 2020
8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Residents of North Newton Township
are invited to bring their bulky waste/non-hazardous items to the

North Newton Township Maintenance Facility
8 Red Shed Road, Shippensburg

No ELECTRONICS, tires, hazardous material, brush,
household trash or business waste will be accepted.

Scrap steel is accepted.*
*Proceeds from scrap metal benefit the
South Newton Township Volunteer Fire Company

The Township reserves the right to reject questionable items.

High Visibility Reflective Address Sign – $10

If you called 911, could emergency personnel
your home or business quickly?

In an emergency, locating the address as soon as possible is the first step in saving lives and property. Time wasted searching for the proper address is something many 911-callers can’t afford. Proper marking of a home street address is the responsibility of the homeowner, but we, along with our emergency service partners, know that many homes within North Newton Township do not have their address clearly marked.

Your purchase of a Reflective Address Sign will greatly improve the ability of all emergency service providers to quickly and accurately locate those that need help anytime, day or night.

To order a sign for your home or business,
please call the township office at (717) 776-7665.

Only $10

Internet Essentials from Comcast – Affordable internet for eligible households


Internet Essentials provides high-speed internet service for $9.95 a month plus tax, the option to purchase a desktop or laptop computer for $149.99, and access free digital literacy training in print, online, and in person.

Individuals may qualify* if they have at least one child who is eligible for the National School Lunch Program, or if they receive public assistance through such programs as housing assistance, Medicaid, SNAP, SSI, and others. Those wishing to apply can call 1-855-8-INTERNET (1-855-846-8376) or visit

*Restrictions apply. Visit for restrictions and complete details.

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.