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Newtown Borough is a municipality of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania organized under the Borough Code.  It is divided into two wards, with each ward electing three members of Borough Council.  The Mayor and Borough Council serve on a volunteer basis and receive no monetary compensation.

Elected Officials

Elected officials are voted into office by Newtown Borough residents and serve four year terms.

The Council meets monthly on the Wednesday prior to the second Tuesday for Work Session in Council Chambers, 23 North  State Street, Newtown, at 7:00 P.M.

The monthly meetings of the Council are held on the second Tuesday at the Chancellor Center at 7:00 P.M. and when required, a second  meeting on the fourth Thursday in Council Chambers at 5:30 P.M.

Borough Council:
Tara Grunde-McLaughlin
six members
(215) 479-0100
Police Committee, Police Pension, and Budget & Finance
Julia Woldorf


Liaison to Zoning Office and Environmental Advisory Council

Marvin Cohen
Budget & Finance, Liaison to Planning Commission and Shade Tree Commission
Nicole Rodowicz
Budget & Finance, Chair of Personnel, and Liaison to Recreation Board
Robert Szwajkos
Streets, Lights and Properties and Liaison to Human Relations Commission and Traffic and Parking  Committee
Susan Turner
(215) 550-6581
Streets, Lights and Properties and Liaison to HARB and Joint Historic Commission
Charles F. Swartz, III


Police Committee, Emergency Management Coordinator
The Mayor does perform weddings upon request.

Tax Collector :
Judy S. Musto (215) 504-1284 (phone)
(215) 860-7990 (fax)

Office: Borough Hall, 23 N. State Street

April and August: Tuesday 5-7 PM and last two Wednesdays 5-7 PM
April 30th & August 31st 5-7 PM

Current Millages:  2020

Borough                   14.25   Mills
County                     25.45   Mills
School (2019-20)   126.301   Mills

Other times by appointment
For additional tax information, see  #28 for Newtown Borough.

A number of Newtown Borough residents assist elected officials by serving on a committee, board or staff. The earned income tax collector is Keystone Collections. See Taxpayer Helpline Flyer.pdf for information. Patricia A. Ours, Treasurer; Judy S. Musto, Borough Secretary,; Borough Engineer, Michele Fountain; Borough Solicitor, Michael Clarke of Rudolph Clarke, LLC