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
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.
SAVE YOUR POOL TAGS!
The pool season may be over, but please do not discard your pool tags from this year. We will use the same ones next year. Any children that will be turning 12 in the 2014 season can return their blue tags for red ones.
Lock Your Cars
In recent days there has been a rash of car burglaries in the area. Some of the affected cars were not locked. Common sense will remind you to both lock your car and never leave anything that might catch a thief's eye visible inside.
Newtown Crossing's Water Detention Basin (updated 9/5/12)
Newtown Crossing has received approval from Newtown Township and a permit from the Bucks County Conservation District to proceed with our maintenance & improvement work in the storm water detention basin at the Northwest end of the development. Members of the board met with representatives of Stantec Environmental Engineers and Enviro-Aire Technologies at the basin on Saturday, February 25th to review plans for the the work and discuss scheduling. Once the board receives the final estimates, financing will be obtained and the work will be scheduled with the intention to have the work completed prior to this year's summer storm season. We will keep you updated on progress as we move forward.
Here is some background about what has been proposed.
Here is the location of the detention basin.
Update 9/2012 (from the Fall Newsletter): The work to improve drainage and replace the outflow structure at the detention basin has been successfully completed, and has received approval by the Township and Bucks County Conservation District (BCCD). The work included tree removal, dredging and re-grading of channels to reduce erosion, ponding and standing water. Also completed were the repair of the basin berm and replacement of the ouflow structure. Final sign-off and closure of the permit from the BCCD will occur after the re-seeded areas have regrown.
See below: move your cursor over the "Before" image to see the completed basin.
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.
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.
Notice of Special Assessment
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 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.
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?