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Address: 123 New Street
New Hope, PA 18938
Main phone: 215 862 3347
Fax : 215 862 8022
Office hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
The members of the Borough staff are appointed by Council for indefinite terms and serve at the pleasure of Council.
Cathryn Thomas is the Borough Manager and Secretary to Borough Council. Cathie is responsible for day to day operations of the Borough, and works closely with the Council President, Vice President and the Borough staff in coordinating a wide variety of projects and programs within the Borough.
Janell Clements serves as Assistant Borough Manager and Treasurer. Janell is responsible for payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, budget reconciliation, grants administration, and preparation of monthly and annual financial statements. Janell also serves as the Borough's Employee Benefits Administrator and as the Chief Financial Officer for the Borough's pension plans.
JoAnn Connell is an Administrative Assistant, who prepares and archives the minutes of Council, Planning Commission, and Historical Architectural Review Board (HARB) public meetings. JoAnn also coordinates public meeting agendas with board members, advertises and posts public notices, and coordinates the zoning, construction, and HARB application process.
James Ennis is the Borough Zoning Officer, and is responsible for the administration, interpretation and enforcement of the Borough Zoning Ordinance and Property Maintenance Code. Please call 215 862 3347 to make an appointment with the Zoning Officer.
Jesse Hill & James Kopchak are the Borough's Code Officials, who administer and enforce the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code, including the Fire Code, as well as the Borough's Property Maintenance Code. Their duties include construction plan reviews and inspections. Jesse Hill is available part-time on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 am until 1:30 pm. James Kopchak is available part-time on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays from 9:30 am until 11:30 am. Please call 215-862-3347 to make an appointment with a Code Official.
JoAnn Connell: 215-862-3347
Chief Michael Cummings: 215-862-3033
The LGBT Liaisons for the Borough act as emissaries to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities of New Hope. The liaisons provide information, referral services, guidance, coordination, and technical assistance to the Borough and its residents on initiatives intended to serve the LGBT community. The LGBT Liaisons also work to eliminate prejudice and discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. Chief Michael Cummings ( 215-348-7400) currently serves as the Police Department LGBT Liaison. JoAnn Connell (215-862-3347) currently serves as the LGBT Liaison for the Borough Administration
Address: 125 New Street, New Hope, PA 18938
Non-emergency calls: 215-348-7400
General inquiries: 215-862-3033
Emergency calls: 911
Web site: www.newhopepd.org
Michael Cummings, Chief of Police, is also the Borough's Emergency Management Coordinator (EMC). The EMC prepares the Borough's Emergency Operations Plan, which is designed to mitigate the effects of catastrophic man-made or natural events. The EMC also coordinates the emergency response to such events and advises the Borough administration and elected officials on the proper actions necessary to safeguard the lives and property of the citizens of the community.
Public Works Department
The New Hope Public Works Department is the Borough's public property maintenance unit and is responsible for:
Address: 1 West Mechanic Street, New Hope, PA 18938
Staff : 215-862-5030
The New Hope Visitors' Center is located at 1 West Mechanic Street in downtown New Hope and is operated and staffed by the the Bucks County Playhouse. Constructed in 1839, seven years after the town was incorporated, the Visitors' Center served as New Hope's first town hall, school, and jail. The Visitors' Center features access for the disabled, an outdoor garden area, and public restrooms. Center employees assist visitors in obtaining information about the unique shops, stores, restaurants, and lodgings available in the Borough
Important Telephone Numbers
Emergency (Police, Fire or Rescue) 911
PA One Call 811
Police Administration 215-862-3033
Public Works 215-862-3031
Borough Hall 215-862-3347
Elected Tax Collector, Real Estate 215-862-0717
Appointed Tax Collector, Earned Income Tax
and Local Services Tax 866-539-1100
Bucks County Water & Sewer Authority (BCWSA) 800-222-2068
BCWSA Emergency Number 215-343-3946
PennDOT (Doylestown) 215-345-6060
Eagle Fire Company 215-862-2692
District Court 215-345-7516