Welcome to newtowncrossing.info, the official website for the Newtown Crossing Community Association.
(The domain name newtowncrossing.org redirects here as well.)
Here you will find notices, news, event postings, contact information, and more.
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|Call for Candidates for the April NCCA Election
With an anticipated retirement from the NCCA Board of Directors this spring, the search is on to fill the vacancy. Are you able to devote some of your free time to help keep “home rule” in effect for Newtown Crossing? The alternative to our all resident-volunteer board is an outside, paid, management company with far less interest in keeping our assessments as low as possible.
Some responsibilities/qualities/areas of expertise for the job are listed below but even if you don't tic all (or even most of) the boxes, please don't be discouraged from pursuing a place on the Board:
|Interact with community members in person, via phone or e-mail and coordinate response with other board members if necessary
|Receive inquiries on a regular basis from the public community members, businesses and service providers
|Hold meetings with service providers, develop scope of work, get quotes and coordinate with other board members
|Research companies and pricing to determine best provider of goods and services
|Strong leadership skills
|Strong oral & written communication skills, including social media
|Action oriented (actions speak louder than words)
|Teamwork & collaboration skills
|Being a good listener
|Willingness to 'do' rather than delegate if/when needed
|Have sufficient free time to dedicate to NCCA board duties.
|Legal or Para-legal or Judicial
|Contract management or Contract Administration (including bidding, quality assurance)
|Real estate, title, or property management
|Trade experience (construction, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, landscape or vegetation management)
|Accounting or bookkeeping
|Engineering expertise (Civil/Environmental, Electrical, Mechanical, Industrial)
|Municipal codes/codes enforcement
|Contact a board member if you are interested in running for a Board position.
FYI: Here's a 2022 comparison of area communities' fees with our Newtown Crossing HOA fees ($38/mo)
(subject to change)
460/mo (no pool)
Condos 450/mo (no pool); Townhomes 465/mo
385/mo (no pool)
The Villas of Newtown 55+
275/mo includes indoor and outdoor pools & fitness Center
Over 55 235/mo; Townhomes 129/mo; Singles 150/quarter
Singles 192/mo Townhomes 568/yr
Condos 180/mo; Singles 165/quarter
155/mo (includes pool)
Newtown Park Plaza 700’Condos
138/quarter (pool extra)
Fountain Farm/The Quarters
Townhomes 90-155/quarter (pool extra); Singles 138/quarter
120/quarter (no pool)
35/mo 105/quarter (includes pool)
Clivedon Estates/Eagle View
25/mo (no pool)
Reminder: Ball playing, hockey, etc. is NOT permitted in the playground area or parking lot due to dangers to playground users and personal property in the area. This type of recreation should be done in grass areas away from the playground and personal property to avoid injuries for property damage.
NO PETS IN THE PLAYGROUND
The area has been posted to make clear that all pets (except service dogs) are banned. Thank you for your cooperation.
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.
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
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)
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.
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?