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House of Representatives
Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session


Posted: March 20, 2017 03:50 PM
From: Representative Justin M. Walsh
To: All House members
Subject: Project 70 - Westmoreland County
In the near future, I plan to introduce a bill that releases Project 70 restrictions on the parcel of property and structure known as the John C. Plumer House located in West Newton Borough in Westmoreland County.

This legislation authorizes the release of Project 70 restrictions on the historic John C. Plumer House owned by the Borough of West Newton in Westmoreland County, in return for the development of park and open space lands within the Borough of West Newton, Westmoreland County.


Born in 1788, John C. Plumer was an important pioneer who spent the early part of his life trading in commodities necessary to frontier life. Upon his return from serving in the War of 1812, he was elected captain of a troop of Pennsylvania militia cavalry raised in Fayette and Westmoreland Counties and served a term of seven years.

A follower of Andrew Jackson, Plumer was elected to the State Legislature in 1830 and the State Senate in 1839. Locally, he served as a Justice of the Peace and pioneered the movement for a free school system.
I hope you join me in cosponsoring this important legislation. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this legislation, please contact my office at (717)783-3825.

Introduced as HB1009