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Sewer Work Will Affect Some Residents
The NCCA Board of Directors has received the following email from Steven Hartman, Carroll Engineering Corp:

“I am an engineer for … (Bucks County Water & Sewer Authority), and they asked me to reach out to the Newtown Crossing Community Association to inform you of some repair work they need to do along their Neshaminy Interceptor sewer line that runs underground and adjacent to the Creek behind your Development. I attached an aerial map that may better explain the situation. BCWSA has to clear a temporary access path back to their Interceptor to repair a sewer chamber that has sustained damage from Hurricane Ida. This would involve bringing in some dump trucks to unload rip rap stone to place around the sewer chamber that is along the Creek, as the flooding has eroded the ground around it and the stone will prevent further washout.

There is a Newtown Bucks Co Joint Municipal Authority sewer that exits Hershey Court, running between 62 and 74 Hershey Ct. Newtown Authority has given BCWSA permission to use this sewer easement for temporary access. Once past the houses and into the Association property, the sewer easement becomes BCWSA’s, and they would need to follow that easement past the stormwater basin and clear an approximate 20’ wide path through the woods back to the sewer chamber. The attached map shows this information as well.

The approximate schedule (subject to change) would be:

• Carroll Engineering would stakeout the easement widths with temporary wooden stakes in the next two weeks.

• BCWSA landscaping contractor would perform the clearing work before the end of this year, could take 2-3 weeks total.

• BCWSA would bring in their equipment and the rip rap stone early 2022 when the ground is preferably frozen to reduce chance of rutting.”

The NCCA board is hoping to invite an engineer from Carroll Engineering Corp to discuss this at our next meeting.

Outdoor Rentals of Manor House Now Permitted
The NCCA Board of Directors decided that as of June 1, 2021, the Manor House will be available for outdoor rentals. At this time the Board opted for only outdoor rentals; however, the inside of the Manor House will be available for use of the kitchen and bathroom facilities.

Sidewalk Repair
Hale & Son have replaced many stretches of sidewalk within Newtown Crossing. In addition, they have ground down a number of protruding edges that had become tripping hazards.

Remember, maintaining the safe condition of sidewalk adjoining your property is your responsibility.


The NCCA has no control over ball playing or basketball nets on private property.
Any damage or inconvenience due to basketballs or ball playing is a private concern among residents and should be addressed directly. Have a friendly discussion with your neighbor if you have sustained damage. Common courtesy is appreciated by everyone.

Dog Owners: Thank You!
We are lucky to have so many respectful and considerate dog owners in our community. Ninety-nine percent of them keep their best friends leashed and always clean up after them. We all appreciate it.

Now, if we could just get that last 1% on board…! If you don't do so already, please take the time to help keep our lawns and common areas clean. And always keep your dog on its leash. It's not only the right thing to do—it's the law in PA.

Thank you.

Read the final version of the Arcadia Settlement agreement adopted 4-1 by the Newtown Township Commissioners at the last meeting.

Assessments Increase to $35 in 2021

Alert: while the playground remains open during the pandemic, parents should be aware that the equipment is NOT being cleaned.

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.

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)

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.

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?