Our next regular township meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 14th, 2018 at 6:00pm at the Fire Station.


Budget meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 26th, 2017 at 6:00pm at the Fire Station.



Thank you to you the voters for passing our Fire and Road levies in November!

Your ongoing support for our Fire Department and Newton Township is greatly appreciated.


Passing the Fire levy has made an immediate impact on the department allowing us to provide 24 hour coverage.

The Road levy will be used to maintain streets and roads and equipment.  You will see roads being paved, chip sealed and maintained along with the replacement of outdated equipment.


The Fire levy that was passed was an additional levy.  It is the intention of the Trustees to rollback a 3 mill levy and this has already been communicated to Debra Nye, Muskingum County Auditor.  The following resolution was passed on January 11th.




Resolution 1-1-11-2017 


Mr. Smith moved the adoption of the following Resolution:


Be resolved by the Board of Trustees of Newton Township, Muskingum County, Ohio that;


Newton Township Board of Trustees met with County Auditor Debra Nye and discussed the passage of the new 4.7 Mill Fire Lvey and how the monies will be used and the additional tax burden on the taxpayers of Newton Township.


The additional monies collected from taxpayers in 2017 will be used to staff the fire department for 24 hour coverage and to purchase a new boiler for heating the Fire Department.


It is the intent of the Newton Township Board of Trustees to attend the 2017 Budget Commission meeting in August and request to rollback a 3 Mill Levy.


Mr. Elson seconded the motion.


(Passed unanimously on January 11th, 2017)




If you are a Township resident without insurance and you receive a bill from the Fire Department's billing company for medical and/or transport services you should contact Craig Knox or Chief Deaver to inform them and let them work to resolve the matter.


Missed a meetings lately?  Please go to meeting overviews and take a look at what you missed....  as minutes are approved for the meeting prior you will see them posted in a timely manner normally within a week of the next month's meeting.  Example = January minutes are approved at February's meeting then converted and posted asap.


Want to know what Trustee to contact about an issue?

1) A road listing with assigned Trustee areas.

How to rent the facilities

ALL visitors and residents using Newton Township facilities must sign hold-harmless agreements prior to use.

If you would like to rent a room at the Firehouse you should now call 740-661-4004  and leave a voicemail or you can email: rent@newtonvfd.net  and someone will return your call or email.  Simply call the number above or send an email with with your dates and times and we will get back with you as soon as possible.

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