Borough Council Adopts New Emergency Resolution

The Newville Borough Council, on July 30, 2019, adopted a resolution approving a new emergency operations plan for the Borough of Newville. The plan is mandated by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency. The Plan was transmitted to the Cumberland County Department of Public Safety on August 8, 2019.  

The plan will be used to coordinate an emergency response to man-made and natural disasters, civil disturbances and critical weather events. The plan contains detailed summaries of the borough emergency response to weather emergencies such as tornados, hurricanes, and severe winter storms. Provisions within the plan allow for the mayor and council to issue emergency declarations to preserve the health, safety and welfare of the borough.

 Robert L. Barrick, Jr. serves as the Borough of Newville local emergency management coordinator.

The Borough of Newville wishes to acknowledge the assistance of administrative assistant, Cheryl Penner, in the timely preparation and distribution of this new plan.