CURRENT INFORMATION - Please scroll down for more..
Statement for year ending December 31, 2016.
Newport Township is making some suggestions that will help
make coping with the weather a little easier for residents and Township employees.Click
Road Vehicle Traffic....Newport Twp. has finally reached the
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Township is serious about promoting the Quality of Life in our Communities...(Read
there has been an increase in the number of complaints about cats. This is an
attempt to address those issues...read
|NOTICE TO RESIDENTS AND BUSINESS
OWNERS OF NEWPORT TOWNSHIP
THERE IS NO DISPUTING
THE FACT THAT NEWPORT TOWNSHIP HAS A LAND MASS THAT ATTRACTS OFF ROAD ENTHUSIASTS
FROM NEAR AND FAR, HOWEVER; A DISTURBING PRACTICE HAS SURFACED AND COOPERATIVE
AND CORRECTIVE ACTION IS REQUIRED.
THE NEWPORT TOWNSHIP
COMMISSIONERS HAVE SEEN A DRAMATIC INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF COMPLAINTS REGARDING
THE OPERATION OF OFF ROAD VEHICLES ON TOWNSHIP STREETS AND STATE ROADS. THERE
HAVE BEEN NUMEROUS REPORTS OF ATV AND SIDE BY SIDE DRIVERS ILLEGALLY USING STREETS
AND PARKING ON SIDEWALKS TO CONDUCT BUSINSS. NOT ONLY ARE THESE PRACTICES ILLEGAL,
THEY POSE A SERIOUS DANGER TO NEWPORT TOWNSHIP CITIZENS. BY WAY OF THIS NOTIFICATION,
THE COMMISSIONERS ARE REQUESTING THE FOLLOWING:
ALL OFF ROAD VEHICLE OPERATORS IMMEDIATELY END THE PRACTICE OF USING TOWNSHIP
STREETS AND ROADWAYS.THE INTENTION IS TO ELIMINATE THIS PROBLEM
SWIFTLY. THE NEWPORT TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS BEEN ALERTED AND TASKED WITH
2. ALL BUSINESS OWNERS OPERATING WITHIN NEWPORT TOWNSHIP
DISCOURAGE OFF ROAD PATRONS FROM USING THEIR PRIVATE PARKING AREAS AND PUBLIC
SIDEWALKS WHILE THEY CONDUCT BUSINESS THEREBY DISCOURAGING ACCESS FROM PUBLIC
Township Residents are reminded that the 2017 refuse and recycling fee is
now being collected at the base rate of $200.00 per unit. This price is
in effect until March 1, after that time the fee will increase to $250.00 per
unit. Payments can be made at the Municipal building located at 351 West Kirmar
Ave. Wanamie between the hours of 8:00AM and 3:00PM Monday thru Friday. Acceptable
payments are check, money order or credit card. Residents are also reminded that
their refuse sticker must be visible from the point of refuse pickup.
there are any questions please call the Municipal office at 570-735-4735.
Newport Township residents are reminded
that the 2018 refuse and recycling fee is now being collected at the base rate
of $200.00 per unit. This price is in effect until March 1, after that time the
fee will increase to $250.00 per unit.
Payments can be made at the Municipal Building located at 351 West Kirmar Ave
Wanamie between the hours of 8:00AM and 3:00PM Monday thru Friday. Acceptable
forms of payment are check, money order or credit card. Residents are also reminded
that their refuse sticker must be visible from the point of refuse pickup. If
there are any questions please call the Municipal office at 570-735-4735
Residents Help RequestedReminder
Much of Newport Township's 19.3 square miles is forest. Many Newport Townships
roads traverse sparsely populated areas. This combination lends itself to an enormous
problem we see almost every year - Littering and illegal dumping of trash. Civic
minded Newport Township citizens like the Community Group, Nanticoke Conservation
Club, Greater Nanticoke High School students, and Individual family volunteers
have tenaciously performed cleanup programs, but the dumping goes on. Newport
Township residents are asked to take on a new commitment to helping stem this
problem. Keep a watchful eye, and if littering or dumping is observed, report
it to Township Office at 351 W. Kirmar Ave, Wanamie. Include where the trash is
located, if the person doing the dumping was identified, any vehicle identification
(make, model, color, license plate number.) We intend to schedule extra off-road
patrols during the coming months to catch violators in the act, but your assistance
would be greatly appreciated, and would go a long way in making the statement,
"We will not tolerate littering or illegal dumping in Newport Township".
PS. We have notified our local Magistrates of our plans and they are onboard
with what we are attempting to accomplish.
Code Enforcement Officer Newport Township
Anyone who intends to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish or
change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge,
alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any electrical gas,mechanical or plumbing
system shall first make application and obtain the required permits.
are available at the Municipal Building, 351 W. Kirmar Ave., Wanamie Pa. 18634
Monday thru Friday from 8:00am until 3:00pm
|Proper Use of Recycle Containers
Newport Township residents
are reminded that only recyclable material (glass, plastic, tin cans, etc) are
to be placed in the red recycle containers. Placing garbage in the recycle containers
may result in your trash not being removed.
Will be available at the Township
Municipal building at the cost of $10.00 each.
Office hours are:
Monday through Friday.
We will provide needy residents of the Township with up to two (2) smoke detectors
for installation in their Newport Township home. Supplies are limited, and distribution
will be on a first come, first served basis. Detectors are available at the Fire
Department Headquarters, 1002 Center St., Wanamie, Pa., or can be requested by
phone at 570-735-2000.
TO RIDGEVIEW RESIDENTSAnimal
of the Ridgeview section of Newport Township are reminded that the Ridgeview Property
Owner Covenants include an item prohibiting the parking of vehicles on the street.
This provision was included primarily as a way to keep Ridgeview's roadway clear
and unobstructed, but it is particularly important during the winter months when
slippery road conditions occur. Street Department employees will be monitoring
adherence in an effort to keep Ridgeview safe and uncluttered. Your cooperation
is greatly appreciated.
Peter Wanchisen, Township Manager
has ordinances in place that provide for the proper care and control of dogs and
cats. During the last few months there have been several complaints regarding
animals (both wild and privately owned) roaming unattended. Usually the problems
are noise, roaming, or pet waist related. Ordinances 1975-4 (dogs) and 1976-4
(cats) provide guidance to pet owners and are available for inspection at the
Township Office, 351 West Kirmar Ave, Wanamie. If you keep a dog(s) or cat(s)
at your residence, it would be advisable for you to familiarize yourself with
the provisions so that you can maintain your animal properly and avoid any possible
violations or associated fines.
Municipal Building - 351 W. Kirmar
Ave. Nanticoke, PA 18634 - Phone 570-735-4735 - FAX 570-735-5595