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2021 Adopted City Budget

January 20, 2021

2021 Adopted Budget – City of New Castle, PA

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Public Notice – Independent Auditor’s Publication; Financial Statements

December 31, 2020

PUBLIC NOTICE – INDEPENDENT AUDITOR’S PUBLICATION OF THE CITY OF NEW CATLE, LAWRENCE COUNTY -CONCISE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – In accordance with Section 1812(b) of the Third-Class City Code, the following is a summary of the 2019 Audit. The complete audit …

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Christmas Tree Disposal

December 30, 2020

Aiken will pick up Christmas Trees at no charge to their customer base between Jan 4 – Jan 14 on normal garbage days. * The tree must be free of decorations and trees greater than 8′ must be CUT into …

Posted in City News, Public Works

Community Blood Drive – January 21, 2021

December 22, 2020
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Citywide Development Corporation awarded 60k in funding from Neighborhood Assistance Program

December 9, 2020

New Castle, PA – The Citywide Development Corporation (CDC) was one of several recipients allotted funding from Governor Wolf’s recent approval of $36 million in funding by way of the Neighborhood Assistance Program. For years, the Neighborhood Assistance Program has provided the …

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City Hall to Remain Closed due to COVID-19

December 4, 2020

In response to the recent spike in the number of COVID-19 cases and in-line with our federal, state and county government’s efforts to prevent its’ spread, City Hall will not be opening back up to the general public on Monday, …

Posted in City Building, City News, COVID-19

Community Perception Survey

December 2, 2020

The PA Downtown Center was recently awarded a USDA Rural Placemaking Innovation Challenge grant to work with designated Blueprint Communities to update their revitalization strategies.  Over the next 18 months, the New Castle Blueprint Communities Council, in partnership with New …

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New Castle Area Boil Water Advisory Lifted

November 26, 2020

A precautionary boil water advisory is no longer in effect for customers in portions of the City of New Castle, Union Township, Shenango Township, Hickory Township, Neshannock Township and Mahoning Township. Customers no longer need to boil their water before …

Posted in City News, Public Works

Mayor’s Proposed 2021 Budget

November 24, 2020

Click Here for the Mayor’s Proposed 2021 Budget (pdf)

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Boil Water Advisory

November 24, 2020

Per PAWC, the boil water advisory remains in effect tentatively until this Thursday morning. The leak was fixed yesterday. However, additional testing requirements need to be performed over the next two days per PUC guidelines. Water is being passed out …

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New Castle City Hall is closed to the public amid spike in COVID cases

November 23, 2020

Effective today, November 23, 2020, in light of the recent spike in COVID cases and the amount of work needed to close out our year, all City Hall offices will be closed to the general public for the next two weeks. We …

Posted in City Building, City News

Code Enforcement Restructuring

November 17, 2020

Code Enforcement has been going through a complete restructuring. Excessive reactionary code enforcement is a thing of the past. The new approach involves data and tracking complaint to achieve results. Here’s a 24 page Research Brief explaining how data driven …

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New Castle Blood Drive! November 19

November 4, 2020

Thursday, November 19, 2020 2pm – 7pm New Castle Fire Department – MultiPurpose Room 10 Margaret Street, New Castle, PA 16101 To make an appointment: Visit vitalant.org and click the “Log In” button. On the new window, choose Donor Login …

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Steps to Take When Trick or Treating

October 16, 2020

Traditional Halloween activities are fun, but some can increase the risk of getting or spreading COVID-19 or influenza. Plan alternate ways to participate in Halloween. Make trick-or-treating safer Avoid direct contact with trick-or-treaters. Give out treats outdoors, if possible. Set …

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Fall Leaf Pickup 10/16 – 11/26

October 15, 2020

Fall Leaf Pickup Reminder 10/16 – 11/26 Pickup will happen on your scheduled waste pickup day Leaves only must be placed in biodegradable brown leaf bags available at Lowe’s, Wal Mart and select Hardware Stores. DO NOT place tags on …

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Mayor Response to City Council Declining 18-month Act 47 Extension

September 30, 2020

This week New Castle City Council unanimously decided not to accept the generous 18-month extension offered under Act 47, as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Most residents will hear this news and gloss over it as just another routine …

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18 month extension available for City of New Castle

September 16, 2020

Earlier this year Governor Wolf signed Act 23 into law that allows Act 47 municipalities to extend their time in the program by 18 months. New Castle has the option to extend its Act 47 status by 18 months from …

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City of New Castle Trick or Treat!

September 15, 2020

The City of New Castle will be having Trick or Treat on Saturday, October 31, 2020 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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Mayor Response to ACT 47 Non-Compliance Letter

September 14, 2020

Last week the City received a non-compliance letter from our Act 47 coordinators. The letter was regarding our Code Enforcement Department’s implementation of various Three-Year Exit Plan initiatives. A non-compliance letter is a mere formality for an Act 47 Municipality …

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What is the New Castle Code Enforcement Department all about?

July 29, 2020

New Castle Code Enforcement Department (NCCED) is committed to leading the City of New Castle into the future. However, we need the support of homeowners, landlords, tenants, business owners, service organizations, etc. to make this possible. So, the administration wants …

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Aiken Refuse Survey

July 17, 2020

New Castle Residents: if you watched the special meeting with Aiken on Tuesday, Matt Aiken proposed a tag pickup  at City Hall so there’s no discrepancy with mailing tags out. While this is a good idea, many of us including …

Posted in Garbage & Waste

Grants for Lawrence County Small Businesses!

July 9, 2020

The Wolf administration’s GRANT PROGRAM for small businesses effected by Covid-19 and the Business Closure Orders is NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS. Please make sure that your Lawrence County small businesses with revenue of $1 million or less and 25 or fewer FT …

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City Hall Reopening June 15, 2020

June 1, 2020

In lieu of the authorization by Governor Wolf’s office for Lawrence County to enter the GREEN PHASE we will reopen CITY HALL on Monday June 15, 2020 for our regular Hours of Operation. Most departments will be Appointment Only. Our Part We …

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Sylvan Heights Golf Course Now Open

May 1, 2020

NOTICE: Sylvan Heights Golf Course will reopen to the public at 8:00 am on Friday, May 1, 2020 with adjusted operating hours Monday – Friday, 9:00 am to 7:00 pm; Saturday & Sunday, 8:00 am to 7:00 pm.  All golf …

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Property Tax Deadline April 30

April 16, 2020

The discount period for property tax payments has NOT been extended, this deadline is still April 30th. All payments must be postmarked by April 30th to receive credit for the discount period. The payment plan for property taxes has been …

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The City of New Castle’s garbage collection will end on Tuesday March 31, 2020

March 30, 2020

The City of New Castle’s garbage collection will end on Tuesday March 31, 2020. The City will be collecting garbage on the following days. If you currently put your garbage out Sunday night for Monday pick up, or  Monday night …

Posted in City News, Garbage & Waste

Rising Up Across America

March 30, 2020

The most amazing thing about our nation is the fighting spirit that arises when we have a communal need. This spirit crosses ethnic lines, political lines and especially state lines. We may fight amongst ourselves like brothers and sisters but …

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Lawrence County has coronavirus testing for severe cases at UPMC Jameson

March 27, 2020

Jameson Hospital From The Times Lawrence County has four confirmed cases of COVID-19. County residents seeking testing for the novel coronavirus can be tested in-county at UPMC, but only in severe circumstances. Lawrence County has four confirmed cases of COVID-19. …

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Free Meals for Senior Citizens!

March 26, 2020
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Reporting Non-Compliant COVID-19 Business Closures

March 23, 2020

To report a non-compliant business during the COVID-19 outbreak, please contact New Castle police at our Non-Emergency number 724-656-9300, or the nearest State Police Station, or use the form here.

Posted in City News, Police Department

City of New Castle’s Response to Governor Wolf’s Shutdown Order

March 20, 2020

New Castle, PA – Mayor Chris Frye, Jr. issued the following statement in response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s order to shut down all “non-life sustaining businesses” in Pennsylvania. The health and welfare of the citizens of New Castle is our top priority. …

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COVID-19 Proclamation (Video)

March 18, 2020

For up to date information, please visit the Coronavirus Information page.

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Proclamation of Disaster Emergency

March 18, 2020

COVID 19 Proclamation of Disaster Emergency (pdf) For more information and updates, please visit the Coronavirus Information page

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Coronavirus Proclamation – Statewide Shutdown

March 16, 2020

In accordance with Governor Tom Wolf’s “Statewide Shutdown” of non-essential government offices and non-essential business activity I, Mayor Chris Frye, Jr am calling for adherence to the same 2-week restrictions in the City of New Castle. Essential businesses are as …

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Coronavirus Proclamation

March 13, 2020

Following the President of the United States declaration of a “National Emergency” in response to the COVID-19 virus threat our nation is facing, the City of New Castle will close access to city owned and operated facilities to the general …

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Stay Updated on Coronavirus / Covid-19 Status

March 12, 2020

Stay updated on the latest news and status of Coronavirus / Covid-19 Learn More

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City Seeking Board Members for Housing Board of Appeals

March 12, 2020

We are seeking two board members to the Housing Boards of Appeals. This board reviews all appeals from code for demos and other code violations. They determine if a structure should be allowed to be repaired with conditions or just …

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City Seeking Members for Health Board

March 3, 2020

The Board of Health reviews the current local Health Ordinances to ensure they meet any State or Federal requirements and recommend appropriate corrections to those ordinances if needed. They ensure the Licenses are lawfully issued for the 150 + establishments …

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The 151st Anniversary of New Castle

February 20, 2020

Did you know February 25, 2020 is the 151st Anniversary of New Castle becoming a city? In 1798, John Carlysle Stewart, a civil engineer, traveled to western Pennsylvania to resurvey the “donation lands,” which had been reserved for veterans of …

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How the New Residential Waste & Recycling Program Works

February 19, 2020

How the New Residential Waste & Recycling Program Works (pdf) Recycling Information (pdf) Visit the Waste Management Department page for more information

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Garbage Collection Changing April 1

February 18, 2020

Aiken Refuse will be providing residential solid waste disposal services to The City of New Castle. Please see forms below or the Waste Management Department Page for more information. How the New Residential Waste & Recycling Program Works (pdf) Aiken Customer Welcome Letter …

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Storm Water Fee Management Report (2018)

June 11, 2019

STORMWATER MANAGEMENT FEE BROCHURE, STORMWATER PROGRAM USER FEE CREDIT MANUAL, STORMWATER PROGRAM USER FEE APPEALS MANUAL 2018_Annual_Report_Brochure (pdf)

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Parking tickets can now be paid online

June 11, 2019

NEW CASTLE PARKING TICKETS Can Now Be Paid On-line Click on the following link to do so: https://www.tocite.net/newcastlepa/searchticket/index/parkingtickets

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Parking permits can now be purchased online

June 11, 2019

NEW CASTLE PARKING PERMITS Can Now Be Purchased On-line Click on the following link to do so: https://www.tocite.net/newcastlepa/ViewPermit

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Pay By Phone Parking Now Available

June 11, 2019

The City of New Castle Parking Department is pleased to announce the addition of pay by phone parking throughout our downtown.  The City has partnered with Passport to provide this pay by phone service.  You can use Passport either by …

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Does it belong in your Recycle Bin?

June 11, 2019

Click here to view the Recycling Information Brochure

Posted in City News, Recycling

Welcome to the new City of New Castle website.

June 10, 2019

Welcome to the all new City of New Castle website which is proudly hosted, maintained and provided by Aaron Elliott of Forward Trends. Please stay tuned for continued updates, and more tools for the residents and business of New Castle.

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