New Albany Borough

Geography, Topography, and History

The Borough of New Albany is located near the southern border and right of center in the County. It is completely surrounded by the Township of Albany, as it is located centrally within the Township. The South Branch of Towanda Creek runs along the eastern border of the Borough. Ladd Creek runs west and east throughout the southern tip of the Borough. Front Street travels through the Borough north and south, which is part of US Route 220. In 1805, the Borough of New Albany was first settled by Horatio and Ephriam Ladd. Charles Ladd built the first house out of stone in 1819. The Post Office of New Albany was first established in 1826. In 1887, according to census records New Albany Borough had a population of 222.

Local Government and Current Data

The governing board for the Borough of New Albany consists of an elected mayor and seven elected councilmen. The Borough also has a secretary. Currently, the Borough has no planning commission but is considering organizing a committee. The Borough is also without a comprehensive plan, zoning regulations, and subdivision and land developments which are handled by the Office of Planning and Grants for the County.

The Borough of New Albany is a small town surrounded by Albany Township. There are several common services made available to the public in the area. The New Albany Public Library is available for all to use. There are a few churches located in the Borough that include the United Methodist Church and the New Albany Parish. The New Albany Park is open to the public from dawn to dusk. There is an annual Fall Festival held in the Borough.

Tax Millage for 2017:

6.250

Villages:

None

School District:

Wyalusing Area School District

FEMA Community Panel Number:

420172

Population Demographics:

Total Population....295
Population Density....642.3
Square Miles....0.5
Population under 18....25.5%
Population over 65....15%
High School Graduates....75.8%
Higher Education Graduates....3.8%

Household Statistics:

Housing Units....147
Households....162
Median Housing Values....$54,000
Median Rent....$348
Per Capita Income....$15,209
Median Family Income....$29,464
Population Below Poverty Level....15.1%

Emergency Services:

Fire Coverage: New Albany Volunteer Fire Company
Ambulance Coverage: Dushore Ambulance
Police Protection: Pennsylvania State Police

Public Utilities:

Electric Company: Penelec
Gas Company: N/A
Water Company: New Albany Water
Sewerage Facilities: New Albany Sewer
Telephone Company: Frontier Communications

Contacts:
Mayor:

Daniel Dunham III

Councilmen:

Rodney Lee
Robert Manahan
Philip DeLong
Walter Manley
Michelle Dunham
Carson Turner


Secretary:

Duane Clark


Mailing address:

P.O. Box 67
New Albany , PA 18833
(570) 363-2300
info@new-albany.com

Solicitor:

Jonathan Foster, Sr., Esq.

Website:

new-albany.com

Meeting:

1st and 3rd Wednesday of the Month @ 7 p.m.