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New Salem Borough

New Salem Borough
York County, Pennsylvania

New Salem Borough was incorporated July 24, 1876.

Sherwood Forest was annexed on October 7, 1969.

New Salem Borough has a population of 724 according to the 2010 Census and an area of 0.46 square miles.


Updated February 28, 2015

Sidewalks to be kept clear of snow and ice

The Borough is authorized to have snow and ice removed from sidewalks in the Borough where the snow and ice has not been cleared by the owners/occupants to a width of at least 3 feet within 24 hours from when the snow stops falling or ice stops accumulating. A listing of such properties will be made by Borough Officials along with a photo of each offending property. The list will be forwarded to a snow removal service. The Borough will cause the violation to be corrected by having the snow and ice removed. The Borough will further collect the cost of remedying and correcting the violation from the responsible person. Included with the first invoice will be notice that if there is a second offense then the Borough will collect the cost of remedying and correcting the violation from the responsible person together with a $35.00 administration fee. An invoice will be sent to the owners/occupants. If there is a second offense, the second invoice will include a notice explaining that if there is a third offence, criminal charges will be filed with the District Magistrate, in addition to the cost of the snow removal invoice and administration fee. If the invoice is not paid within a specified time of 10 days, the invoice may be collected by municipal lien with a $350.00 lien filing fee included.

New Salem's Night Out

A Committee is forming for the August 4, 2015 New Salem's Night Out. Volunteers are needed for the event. A planning committee is meeting the first Tuesday of each month after the Borough Council Meeting. (approximately 8:30 pm) All are welcome. If you might be interested in helping to plan the 2015 celebration please contact Sue Barley at 717 -324-9510.

2014 Fall Newsletter

Snow Events

When it is apparent that there will be an accumulation of snow, residents are asked to park off the streets so that the snow removal contractor can do an efficient job of clearing the streets. Snow and ice removed from your property shall not be thrown onto the street. The addition of thrown snow onto the streets is dangerous to motorists. Your cooperation is appreciated.

Road Closings as reported to York County Emergency Services (911)

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Building Permit/Zoning/Codes Enforcement Officer

Wayne Smith 717-225-0650

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