PUBLIC HEARING for ZV App No. 2020-02 – July 15th

Notice of Public Hearing for Zoning Variance

The North Newton Township Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, July 15th at 7:00 p.m. at the Township Park Community Room, 528 Oakville Road, Shippensburg. Testimony will be heard and a decision may be rendered on the following request:

  • Zoning Variance Application No. 2020-02; Applicants Mark & Suzanne Witter are requesting a variance from the setbacks for a pool at 41 Red Shed Road, Shippensburg, and are applying for a variance of the North Newton Township Code, Chapter 300 Section 79 subsection B. swimming pools. The property is located in the Village Mixed Use Zoning District.

Larry E. Hinkle
Township Zoning Officer

North Newton Township awarded South Mountain Partnership Mini-Grant

Left to Right:
Pennsylvania DCNR Secretary Cindy Dunn,
representing North Newton Township are Sheila Koser and Bonnie Myers,
South Mountain Partnership Director Katie Hess,
Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding.

North Newton Township was recently awarded a grant of $12,000 from the South Mountain Partnership’s Mini-Grant Program. The funds are being used to develop a trail feasibility study to research and develop a safe bicycle and pedestrian access between the Cumberland Valley Rail-Trail and the North Newton Township Park. State Representative Torren Ecker lent his support to the project’s application.

The Mini-Grant Program provides funding to support project-specific work of partners within the South Mountain landscape whose projects align with and further the priorities of the South Mountain Partnership. Funding to administer the program is provided to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy via DCNR’s Community Conservation Partnership Program and the Environmental Stewardship Fund.

In the first five years of the Mini-Grant Program, which launched in 2009, over $215,000 in grant funding has been awarded across 35 projects. Partners have used these funds to leverage the investment of an additional $485,000 in matching funding. To learn more about the Partnership, visit


Dear Advanced Disposal customers,

As an added step of protection for their employees, all waste must be bagged in order to be collected. Grocery bags containing waste will not be accepted as these are prone to breaking open and are the major cause for windblown trash on collection days. Loose trash will be left at the curb and not collected. If you are using containers, all waste must still be bagged prior to depositing it in your trash toter.

This bagging requirement DOES NOT include recyclables. Recyclables shall remain un-bagged and single stream.

We ask for your patience as Advanced Disposal takes these necessary steps to protect the safety and welfare of their employees during this COVID-19 pandemic. Any questions concerning your trash service may be directed to North Newton Township’s office by calling (717) 776-7665.

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.