John Mack - Newtown Supervisor

Upcoming Public Meetings

The following are public meetings specifically focused on official local government business. Some listed Zoom meetings may not yet have login information and some may have only partial agendas or information about what may be discussed. When possible, the listings include links to important documents and background information. Come back often as this page is frequently updated with new information.

Gov. Tom Wolf’s COVID-19 emergency disaster declaration is now officially ended with the adoption of HR 106 and certification of the ballot questions that amended the Pennsylvania Constitution. The disaster declaration ending triggered the expiration of parts of Act 15 which means fully virtual meetings are no longer permitted by that law. Since the disaster declaration has been terminated, townships of the second class should go back to pre-declaration conditions and conduct in-person or hybrid meetings. Hybrid meetings must have a physical meeting location where the public may attend in-person, as well as a virtual option, and supervisors may participate in-person or virtually.

You can also view the Calendar of Events and use the tools there to add any of these meetings to your personal calendar for reminders.

See below for links to recordings of recent past Zoom meetings.

List of Upcoming Meetings

Mack's Guide to the Newtown Township Website. Lesson 1: Downloading Meeting Agendas

Meet Mack Monday

Date & Time: Monday, June 21, 2021, 7:30 PM

Register to attend Zoom meeting:

Login details will be sent to you via email or text to your cell phone a few days before the meeting and again on the meeting day.

Topics for Discussion: 

Starting the Budget Process. There have been calls from residents, township advisors and at least one supervisor to start the 2022 budget process sooner and give the public more opportunities to comment on proposed spending and taxes. I will review some of the recommendations for how the budget process should be changed.

Overview of Arcadia Land Development Plan. Arcadia at Newtown Holdings LP Final Major Plan submission wasaccepted on 4/20/21. The plan calls for approximately 60 lots (homes) each on 0.15 acres with an average sale price of $650,000. It also includes a potential access to the Newtown Bypass (pending PennDOT approval):

Overview of Wawa ZHB Hearing. The hearing for Provco/Wawa’s requests for variances officially began at the May 6, 2021, meeting of the Newtown Zoning Hearing Board (ZHB). Township Solicitor David Sander, representing the Township supervisors, requested a continuance of the hearing to allow the township expert ample time to draft a report and prepare for the hearing. Thus, no evidence was taken and the hearing was continued at the June 3, 2021 ZHB meeting. We will review the testimony and cross examination of witnesses at that meeting and try to anticipate what will be covered at the next session scheduled for July 8.

Other items on the agenda may include (time permitting): 

  • Progress Report on Lower Dolington Road Trail Project. 
  • Spending COVID Relief Money: What SHOULD The Money Be Used For? Preliminary survey results & discussion.
  • Hybrid Public Meetings: Should Newtown implement "hybrid" in-person/online township public meetings where officials meet in person as before COVID-19 but the public has the option to participate remotely via Zoom (or other technology) or in person? Preliminary survey results & discussion.
  • Privilege of the Floor: Other issues, concerns of attendees.

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Zoning Hearing Board

Date & Time: Thursday, July 8, 7:00 PM

Members of the public are invited to participate in the hearings, via audio, by dialing 1-929-436-2866. When prompted, please enter the meeting ID: TBD 

As a participant, press # to be connected to the meeting and press # in response. If you have any issues connecting during the meeting, please email Donna Moran Griff, Ms. Griff will be monitoring email during the meeting to assist with connection only issues.


Send your comments to:

Comments must include your name and address and will be read aloud. When submitting public comment please identify which application you are commenting on. All comments must be received by 4:00PM on Thursday, July 8, 2021 (day of the hearing).

Agenda Items Include:

  • This meeting is devoted to Provco Pineville Acquisitions LLC, Newtown Bypass & L. Silver Lake Rd (hearing continued from the June 3, 2021, meeting):This application seeks first a special exception for use E-30, Motor Vehicle Fueling and Convenience.

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Recent Past Meetings

June 16, 2021, Economic Development Committee Meeting

Meeting Recording:

Passcode: a%w#Bg88

Agenda Items Include:

  • Guest Speaker: Alex Garashchenko /Doodle Applications (App developer). There was much discussion regarding the New Hope "App" (, which is a model for what can be developed for Newtown Twp to help promote businesses and tourism. Download more information about this app.

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June 15, 2021, Planning Commission Meeting

Meeting Recording:

Passcode: Q%N91^ZT

Agenda Items Include:

  • Wescorp, located at 1 Pheasant Run in Newtown, PA, presented its plan for a reconstruction project and that would "upgrade" two signs - one facing Pheasant Run and one facing Penn Street above the entrance. Listen to that portion of the hearing.
  • Five Guys Burgers & Fries (2804 South Eagle Road in the Village at Newtown Shopping Center; where Salad Works is currently located). The Halal Guys (2820 South Eagle Road in the Village at Newtown Shopping Center; where Melt Shop is currently located). Conditional Use Application (submitted 5/27/21).

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