Township is a First Class Township and
consists of five unique towns: Alden, Glen Lyon, Lee, + Ridgeview/Sheatown
and Wanamie, each with their own individual needs. It covers an area of 16.8
square miles, and houses about 5,006 people. including 800 plus prisoners. There
are approximately 1,789 households and 1,118 families residing here at the 2000
The commissioners strive to make Newport Township a progressive
community by adopting the Uniform Construction Code and Property Maintenance Code.
Examples of codes are: residential building, commercial building and property
maintenance. In addition, we also have a Nuisance Ordinance. The codes are concerned
with the health, safety and welfare of Township residents.
offers full time fire and police protection. The Fire Dept. has 2 full time drivers,
9 part time drivers, 43 regular and 5 junior members. The Police dept. has 2 full
time officers and 7 part time officers. The Dept. of Public Works consists of
1 full time supervisor and 2 laborers.