My name is John Mack and on November 5, 2019, I was re-elected to serve a 6-year term as a Newtown Supervisor. I would like to thank all the citizens who came out and voted that Tuesday. I will do my best to work as a Supervisor serving all Newtown Township residents.
Honesty · Integrity · Experience
As a Supervisor, I keep busy learning about and making decisions about issues of concern to residents, including traffic and pedestrian safety, the pollution of our streams and lakes, perfluoronated hydrocarbons (PFAS) in our drinking water, preservation of open space, fiscal management, and over development. On average, I spend more than 40 hours every month on official Supervisor activities including interacting with residents, preparing for meetings, and attending meetings (read "What's the Hourly 'Wage' of a Newtown Township Supervisor?").
Wawa: Back in History May 10, 2017
Two Newtown supervisors proposed to lease land in Silver Lake Park on Newtown Bypass to Wawa believing that the property can be used "without setting zoning precedents." Not only is that not true, but the land was sold to Newtown by Bucks County with the restriction that it can never be developed.
One resident in attendance – John D’Aprile – opposed the idea saying “it’s crazy to put gasoline next to the creek.” Listen to his comments. D’Aprile’s concerns are still relevant today regarding the new proposed Wawa site on the Bypass and Lower Silver Lake Road.
On July 15, 2022, the Provco attorney notified Township that it grants the Newtown Board of Supervisors (BOS) an extension to September 30, 2022, in order to make a decision on the Wawa preliminary final land development plan. This will likely be on the agenda of the September 14, 2022, BOS meeting. Stay tuned!