The township wanted to take over the property and clean it up, the newspaper reported.
"If I lose this property, I have nowhere else to go," he told the paper.
"What they're doing to me, what they've been doing to me for so long, it's wrong."
According to the Pocono Record, Newell got a building permit from the township to have a storage structure on his property, but then built a residence without getting a proper permit.
The newspaper said neighbors filed complaints about the property, including one of human fecal matter in buckets, the Record said.
The township ruled he was improperly disposing of sewage with no septic system, according to the newspaper. Newell said he couldn't afford septic hookup fees, it said.
The court last year ordered Newell to leave the property, which was set for a sheriff's sale this summer.
Monday night, the topic of Newell's property wasn't on the meeting's agenda.