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Recognizing Janie H. Baird for Supervisor

Newlin Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania

WHEREAS, in January 2008, Janie Baird began her service as Supervisor for Newlin Township; and

WHEREAS, The Board of Supervisors Honors Janie Baird for her devotion and dedication as Supervisor for two terms from January 2008 – December 2019;

WHEREAS, Janie Baird has been instrumental in helping Newlin Township Supervisors Board and Residents; some of the highlights of Janie Baird’s term include:

  • Advancing the interests of Newlin residents through improved policies, procedures, and Ordinances.
  • Strengthening the Regional Plan for Newlin, East Marlborough, and West Marlborough.
  • Voicing Newlin’s opposition to the proposed 1100 home development of the Embreeville Complex.
  • Efforts to support and grow Newlin Open Space.
  • Establishing 5-acre Mason Dixon Park on Stargazer Road, with State Grant support.
  • Working to develop a feasible response to the storm-caused damage to Laurel Road, including work to obtain State & County Grants.
  • More sustainable funding for Fire & EMS Providers.
  • Restoring functionality & appearance of the Township House.
  • Addressing Federal & State MS4 Stormwater Management requirements.
  • Representing Newlin on the Chester County Watershed Advisory Committee.
  • Representing Newlin in the Chester County Association of Township Officials.


WHEREAS, Janie Baird will remain living on Brandywine Creek Road with her Husband, Bennett Baird; they enjoy their farm and livestock which includes, Horses, Llama, Goats, Chickens, Cats, and Dogs; Janie is an avid Gardener and cans several items which include, apples, peaches, tomatoes, beans, okra amongst other things; she enjoys biking, walking, reading, and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED that the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Newlin, Chester County, Pennsylvania and the Citizens of Newlin Township do hereby express their sincere appreciation and gratitude for Janie Baird’s dedication and commitment to the Township, wish her the best, and continued success in her retirement and future endeavors.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, we have hereunto set our hands and caused the seal of Newlin Township to be affixed this 9th day of December 2019.


                                                William J. Kelsall, Vice Chairman



                                                Robert R. Pearson, Member

Municipal Election 2019

Congratulations to Jim Cornell for winning the November 5th municipal election for Newlin Supervisor and Jerome Lisuzzo for winning the Auditor position. 


We extend a warm welcome to Jim as he starts his 6-year term, beginning at the Supervisors Annual Re-Organizational meeting on January 6, 2020 and Jerome as he starts his 6-year term, beginning at the Auditors Annual Re-Organizational meeting on January 8, 2020.

Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine

There is a new invasive insect in southeastern Pennsylvania, Lycorma delilcatula, commonly known as the spotted lanternfly (SLF). This insect has the potential to be harmful to grapevines, hops, tree fruit, and trees. To try to limit the spread of SLF, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) has established a quarantine order in counties where SLF already exists.  All residents and businesses must comply with the regulations. PDA has the authority to fine anyone who willfully violates the quarantine order.

Learn about the Spotted Lanternfly (SLF), and what action you can take to stop the spread of this invasive insect that is threatening the northeastern United States, especially southeastern Pennsylvania.

You can contact the Township office 610-486-1141 or email Or you can call the Penn State hotline at 1-888-422-3359 with questions on spotted lanternfly management or to report a sighting. You may also report a spotted lanternfly sighting from the Penn State website.
Posted April 5, 2019


April 2, 2019


Brandywine Creek Road to Close for Restoration, Stabilization Project in Newlin Township, Chester County

King of Prussia, PA – Brandywine Creek Road is scheduled to close in both directions between Green Valley Road and Powell Road on Monday, April 15 for the start of work to stabilize, restore and improve flood-damaged sections of the highway in Newlin Township, Chester County, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today. Brandywine Creek Road has been closed to westbound traffic since March 2017 due to the instability of slope areas along the highway located near the West Branch of Brandywine Creek.


During construction, westbound and eastbound motorists will use Route 162 (Embreeville Road/Telegraph Road) and Strasburg Road to access Brandywine Creek Road. The closure will be in place through the end of construction scheduled in summer 2020.


Under this project, PennDOT’s contractor will install a retaining wall along failed slope areas; reconstruct and protect the streambank; and restore the existing pavement and guiderail along Brandywine Creek Road.


This project also includes the reconstruction of flood-damaged sections of Balligomingo Road in West Conshohocken Borough, Montgomery County, which began last month. The contractor will stabilize the failure areas by installing rock protection and a retaining wall; install new drainage systems to properly carry roadside and slope runoff to nearby Gulph Creek; and mill and pave Balligomingo Road.


A planned detour has been in place since the 2015 closure, therefore this operation will not impact local traffic further. Construction on this project is expected to be completed in spring 2020.


Road-Con Inc. of West Chester, Chester County is the general contractor on the $5,616,723 project. Construction on Brandywine Creek Road is being financed with 100 percent state funds, while work on Balligomingo Road is being financed with 100 percent federal funds.


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November 16, 2017


The Newlin Township Board of Supervisors is pleased to announce the Township has been awarded, by the Commonwealth Financing Authority, a Multi-Modal Grant for the restoration of Laurel Road. The grant of $754,354.00 will be for work on Laurel Road which was severely damaged by an un-named storm of April 30 - May 1, 2014.  The road, portions of which closely follow the contours of the west branch of Brandywine Creek, has been closed  to through traffic since the storm because of the extensive damage that occurred.  The closure has been especially problematic for residents of Laurel Road and troublesome for emergency service providers who have experienced added minutes to their response time to that area of the Township. The Supervisors hope to have engineering drawings complete in early 2018.


The Board wishes to express our appreciation to State Senator Tom Killion and State Representative Eric Roe for their support of the grant application.


Newlin Township Board of Supervisors,

Janie Baird

Bill Kelsall

Robert Pearson

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