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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.


Rent the Manor House for your next function

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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.

Swim Team Spring Brunch
Newtown Crossing community members are invited to the annual Newtown Crossing Swim Team Spring Brunch / Priority Registration / Team Suit Fitting on Sunday, April 6, 2014 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Manor House. Potluck brunch is provided by swim team families. We hope to see you there!

Save Your Pool Tags!
Do not discard your pool tags from last year. We will use the same ones this year. Any children that will be turning 12 in the 2014 season can return their blue tags for red ones.

Water Detention Basin Work Completed (Final Update 12/2013)
After several years of planning and work, the detention basin project has been completed; and, several months ago, Newtown Crossing received the final sign-off by Newtown Township and the Bucks County Conservation District. At the start of this project we had anticipated that the cost to repair the basin in accordance with the Township’s require-ments would be approximately $150,000. Unfortunately, the final cost was $205,000, due to additional work required by the Bucks County Conservation District and the Newtown Town-ship engineer.

In order to pay for these Township-mandated repairs, we ob-tained a loan in the amount of $150,000 and the remainder of the work was paid through the reserve fund and working capital accounts. The loan will be repaid over a 5-year period with the $3/month special assessment that has been included in our $28/month assessments. Board member Pete Ancona coordinated the major portion of this work and was in constant contact with our engineer, Stan-tec Engineering, until the completion of the project. His engi-neering background proved to be a tremendous asset during this project; and the Board, again, thanks Mr. Ancona for all of his work on this endeavor.

See below: move your cursor over the "Before" image to see the completed basin.

BEFORE

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.

Important Assessment Information
Do you pay your association dues electronically? If so, make sure the account setup includes your lot number (it's on your bill and looks like this: Lot #: xxxx-x). If this information is not included, First National Bank and Trust of Newtown will no longer credit the payment and you risk a late fee. This is a change imposed by the bank.

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.

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?

Notice of 2010 Special Assessment
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