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Welcome to newtowncrossing.info, the official website for the Newtown Crossing Community Association.

Here you will find notices, news, event postings, contact information, and more.


Newsletter-NEWS

Help Stop Illegal Dumping
There has been dumping of trash in the area along the NE side of Millpond between the exercise trail behind Eagle Ridge (basically York St. intersection) and the start of the townhomes.Obviously this is not only unneighborly, but also, now that it has been posted, illegal and subject to fines. If you see anyone ignoring the signs, please call the police.

Get a jump start to the pool season! Stop in at the pool, register, and have your picture taken on Sunday, May 20th between 1:00 and 3:00 P.M. If you are not available that day, then, register when the pool is open for the season.

CALL FOR VOTES FROM CROSSING RESIDENTS
VOTE This year, unlike many recent years, we have a contested election. There are 3 candidates running for 2 open board positions. Please click the VOTE icon on the left to download the ballot, then follow the instructions on it to cast your vote. Remember: our community by-laws require a minimum of 63 signed ballots for the election to be certified. Please vote!


To be certain there is no confusion about how to use the ballot:
• Download the ballot
• Print page 2
• Fill out the ballot
• Mail or bring to the May 1 meeting

SWIM TEAM NEWS
Have fun, improve your swimming and make lasting summer memories right here in Newtown Crossing! Open to ages 5 through high school senior, this June to end-of-July activity is packed with weekday morning practices, and Tuesday and Thursday evening swim meets. Traditions like the Team Breakfast, Tidal Wave Sundae Party, Team Picnic/Fun Meet, and Dorney Park Trip, provide many opportunities for parents and families to become involved. This is a community experience you won’t want to miss. Please contact Katie Lukomski at recycleme4@yahoo.com if you would like to receive team emails/updates.

Priority Registration: For residents of Newtown Crossing Community Association, as well as returning Newtown Crossing Swim Team families, registration will take place now thru May 1, 2018. Please note that Tuesday, May 1, 2018 will be the absolute last day to guarantee your place on the team, if you are NCCA residents or returning NCST families. After May 1, 2018, your registration will be included with the non-NCCA resident / new family open registration, and you may not get a spot on the team. We have a 100 swimmer capacity, so please adhere to this Priority Registration timeline.

Our annual Potluck Brunch / Swim Team Registration will take place on Sunday, April 29, 2018 from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. at the Manor House. All are welcome, but we can only accept registrations from NCCA residents and returning NCST families at the brunch.

Consider Being a Sponsor for Newtown Crossing Swim Team
Newtown Crossing Swim Team has been in existence for over 25 years, bringing families together and introducing children ages 5 –18 to the wonderful sport of swimming. Our swimmers look forward to competing each summer in the Lower Bucks Swim League, and would truly appreciate your financial support which helps off-set the increasing costs of maintaining our team. If you would consider sponsoring our team, please contact Katie Lukomski. Your business will be named on a banner which will be posted at the pool all summer and listed on the Newtown Crossing website.

Rent the Manor House for Your Next Event

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The historic and beautiful Manor House can be rented by any Newtown Crossing resident.
For more information please call Bonnie Dettra at 215 860-9818.

Arcadia Green Development Proposal Denied

After weeks of hearings the Newtown Township Board of Supervisors has denied the latest proposal from Arcadia. Thanks to all the residents and NCCA board members that faithfully attended every meeting.

Enjoy the announcement.

Read Pete Ancona's "Comments on Behalf of NCCA" as submitted to the Newtown Township Board of Supervisors

HOA Billing Address Change

Your HOA quarterly fee envelope will no longer say “Dunlap & Associates” which could be mistaken for junk mail and accidentally discarded.

The return address on both the outer envelope and the statement has been changed to:
Newtown Crossing Community Association
PO Box 793
Souderton, PA, 18964-0793.

Payments are to be made to this address. If you make electronic payments, please check to make sure you are using the above address.

The Newtown Fire Association NEEDS YOUR HELP!!

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Facing added responsibilities caused by world events and local demographics, as well as an ever increasing populous, the Newtown Fire Association needs more volunteer members to suplement its staffing to better protect YOU and YOUR FAMILY. No experience is required for new members, as all needed training will be provided by the NFA. While the hours are less than desirable (24/7), and the work is hard, the feeling of accomplishment and pride make it all worth it. But to add to that, the NFA offers a number of other benefits to its members including life insurance, training classes in most lines of emergency services, a paid per call system, and an in house fitness center. So, if you think you can make a difference, join your friends, neighbors, and local businessmen and women in protecting all you and your family have worked for. JOIN THE NEWTOWN FIRE ASSOCIATION!

Important Sidewalk Notice
Members of the Board of Directors have, over the summer months, received complaints from residents about the condition of sidewalks in front of houses throughout the development.

You should be aware that the homeowner is solely responsible for maintenance of the sidewalk that is in front of their home. Neither the Newtown Crossing Community Association nor Newtown Township has any duty to maintain sidewalks that pass in front of any house. The maintenance duty is not just snow removal.

The duty is to permit safe travel on the sidewalk. So, if your sidewalk is crumbling or has buckled due to tree roots or is just in bad shape, you have the duty to fix it. You have the duty to keep it clean, level, and smooth enough for foot travel.

If you choose not to believe this free legal advice, you can check with your homeowner's insurance carrier. If someone trips or falls and is injured by reason of a defect in your sidewalk, you can face serious financial consequences.

Safety First for Runners
Just a reminder for those who like to run on the streets during the early or late hours when visibility is poor: Wear something either reflective or light colored. While it is true that, as a pedestrian, you always have the right of way, it only makes sense to give drivers the best opportunity possible to see and avoid you.

Newtown Township Tree Ordinance
§101. Tree Trimming. All trees in Newtown Township shall be kept trimmed so that the minimum clearance where they overhang any public walk shall be nine (9) feet and the minimum clearance where they overhang or project into any public street or highway right-of-way shall be eleven (11) feet. However, the Township is hereby given the right to designate a higher clearance on certain highways, where heavy traffic or other conditions make it expedient. All trees, plants or shrubs standing on private property and having branches projecting into or over a public highway or right-of-way, shall be kept trimmed by the owner of such private property so that no portion thereof shall extend into or over a sidewalk or right-of-way below the minimum clearance specified above, or such other clearance as may be specified by the Township. In case the owner of such property shall neglect or refuse to trim such trees, plants or shrubs upon being notified in writing by the Township to do so, the Township may, after the expiration of the date specified in said notice, cause such trimming to be done at the expense of the owner, and the entire cost thereof shall be a lien upon said premises and shall be filed and collected by Newtown Township in the same manner as municipal claims are filed and collected. (Ord. 2004-O-25, 11/17/2004, §I)

Important Notice
U S Postal Service no longer delivers NCCA mail to treasurer Bob Donatelli's home—they deliver it to the 206 Hidden Valley Lane mail box. Because it is against US Postal regulations to put unstamped mail in a postal mail box—and, because the mail carriers will remove it—please do not put unstamped mail in that box.

Snow Plowing
Newtown Township is responsible for snow removal on the streets of Newtown Crossing, including the cul-de-sacs.
If your street or cul-de-sac has not been cleared, call 215-968-2800.

Public Safety Alert
No Parking on Cul-de-sac Islands!
Residents (and their guests) that live on cul-de-sac streets with islands are reminded that parking on the islands is not allowed. Several weeks ago, while responding to a carbon monoxide call on King Charles West, the Newtown Fire Department was unable to get trucks to the house because of cars parked on the cul-de-sac island. This happened a number of years ago when a small fire on a Churchill Lane residents deck, spread to the house because fire equipment could not get close enough due to cars blocking the cul-de-sac.

The Fire Department and the NCCA board will be requesting that the township post the islands as no parking so that cars parked on cul-de-sac islands can be ticketed by the police.

In the meantime, it is in everyone's best interest to keep the islands clear in case of an emergency. Thank you.

Newtown Crossing Then & Now

Newtown Crossing Needs Volunteers
From playground maintenance to repainting the entrance signs at 532 and 332, our community saves money every time we can do the work ourselves. If you are willing to be put on a list of potential volunteers for odd jobs please send your contact information to this address. and put the word "Volunteer" in the subject field.
THANKS!

A Friendly Reminder About Common Areas in Newtown Crossing
In plain English, it is not permitted to sell anything—like your car, for instance—using the common areas. You can read the official legalese here under "Use of Common Areas". Please note that neither you nor your realtor may place any signage on any common ground. Doing so will result in a $100 fine and who needs that?