Important Newport Twp. Information
Newport Twp. residents NOTICE ABOUT RECYCLABLE MATERIALS!...more.
A new form is now available to the residents of Newport Township making the reporting of ordinance violation easier. Cleaning up our community starts with residents becoming engaged in the effort.
Click here for Complaint Form.
This is a BAD STORY with a HAPPY ENDING....more.
WINTER WEATHER TIPS!!
Newport Township is making some suggestions that will help make coping with the weather a little easier for residents and Township employees...more.
Off Road Vehicle Traffic....Newport Twp. has finally reached the "TIPPING POINT."...more.
Recently there has been an increase in the number of complaints about cats. This is an attempt to address those issues...more.
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:
1. ALL OFF ROAD VEHICLE OPERATORS IMMEDIATELY END THE PRACTICE OF USING TOWNSHIP STREETS AND ROADWAYS.
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 ROADWAYS.
THE INTENTION IS TO ELIMINATE THIS PROBLEM SWIFTLY. THE NEWPORT TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS BEEN ALERTED AND TASKED WITH ENSURING COMPLIANCE.
THIS IS A SERIOUS WARNING TO NEWPORT TOWNSHIP RESIDENTS.
IT HAS COME TO THE ATTENTION OF TOWNSHIP OFFICIALS THAT VERY DANGEROUS ITEMS ARE BEING SYSTEMATICALLY PLACED ON THE OFF-ROAD TRAILS OF OUR COMMUNITY...more.
Newport Township residents are reminded that the 2020 refuse and recycling fee is now being collected at the base rate of $235.00 per unit. This price is in effect until Feb 29, after that time the fee will increase to $275.00 per unit until March 31, 2020. 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.
Township Residents Help Requested
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. Peter Wanchisen
Reminder from Jeff Pisanchyn, 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.
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.
Recycling Containers will be available at the Township Municipal building at the cost of $10.00 each.
Office hours are: 8:30am to 3:00pm Monday through Friday.
Newport Township Fire Department
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.
NOTICE TO RIDGEVIEW RESIDENTS
Residents 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.
Newport Township 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.