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Category Archives: News and Event Blog

Website and Newsletter Win Statewide Awards

The Borough website earned first place and the Borough newsletter third place in the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs Communication Contest.

These are repeat awards for both, with the website earning first place in 2016, and the newsletter second place in 2015.

Our thanks to the staff and volunteers who create and maintain the website and newsletter.  Their work helps keep the cost of both low for the taxpayers, while providing high quality information for residents.

If you have a suggestion to further improve either, please let Borough staff know.

Past copies of the Borough Newsletter can be found at:

Newsletter Archive

Demolition at Former Knoell Site

Demolition has begun at the former Knoell property.  Members of Council and the Borough Manager were on hand to witness the first action in implementation of the recently approved Main St Plan (which can be found at the link below).  From left to right: Council President Peter LaMontage, Jeff Gilmore, Council President Robyne Kelemen, Mayor David Holewinski, Mary Pat Holewinski, Lori Kesilman, Borough Manager Sam Bryant

Draft Main Street Study

Snow Emergency

New Britain Borough Has Declared a Snow Emergency for the Ongoing Winter Storm. The Predictions are 6” – 12” of Accumulation by Thursday Night.

Residents Must Keep All Vehicles off the Roadways to allow for snow plowing and emergency management teams to do their jobs. Please DO NOT DRIVE unless absolutely necessary! If you choose to drive, Please be aware that there is Expected to be Very Dangerous Driving Conditions, including possible White Out Conditions & High Winds. SAFETY FIRST! Please consider your safety as well as the safety of others before you decide to drive.

New Britain Borough Working to Form Shade Tree Commission

New Britain Borough is investigating the formation of a Shade Tree Commission, and is putting out a public call for volunteers.

The expected goals of the group will be to advise Council on matters related to shade trees and plantings in the Borough rights of way as well as to review the vegetation proposed in land development plans.

If you are interested, please contact the Borough Office by calling 215-348-4586 or email

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Borough Approves Balanced Budget with No Tax Increase

At its December 2016 meeting, Borough Council approved a 2017 budget that makes no use of Borough savings (fund balance).  Council also approved the 2017 Tax Ordinance at its January meeting, which has no tax increase for the year.

Borough Council, staff and volunteers will continue to work in 2017 to ensure that taxpayer funds are used efficiently and effectively.

More information on Borough finances and to view the budget can be found at the link below:

Financial Information