John Mack - Newtown Supervisor


Here you can find a list of selected video clips from Newtown Township Board of Supervisors meetings, advisory committee meetings and other events of interest to Newtown residents. Click on the video name to view. [You can access ALL available videos here.]

Supervisor Mack Seeks Funding for Savvy Citizen

Duration: 4 minutes

At the December 11, 2019, Newtown Township Board of Supervisors meeting, Supervisor John Mack made a case for the township to subscribe to the Savvy Citizen alert system, which would alert residents via social media or text messages to upcoming meetings, road work, road closures and many other items. Mack said he had talked company officials into lowering the annual cost of the system from $3,600 to $2,841 and into allowing the township to seek sponsors who would pay for it rather than having it come out of township funds. One potential sponsor mentioned by Mack was the Harvest Seasonal Grill and Wine Bar.

View the video clip on Youtube here.

Newtown Passes Joint Municipal Curative Amendment

Duration: 10 minutes

On December 11, 2019, the Newtown Township Board of Supervisors passed a resolution to invoke a “Municipal Curative Amendment” Definition procedure to “cure” – i.e., amend – the Joint Municipal Zoning Ordinance to correct certain invalid portions of the code; i.e., allowing a combination gas station/convenience store use in the Jointure. All three members of the Jointure Definition – Newtown, Wrightstown, and Upper Makefield – have agreed to evoke this procedure.

View the video clip on Youtube here.

Residents Dissatisfied with Notice by Toll Bros of Conditional Use Hearing

Duration: 20 minutes

At the December 11, 2019, Newtown Board of Supervisors meeting, several residents commented that they were not adequately notified by Toll Brothers of the conditional use hearing for a proposal to construct a cluster of 41 single-family homes on a 152-acre parcel at Rt. 413 and Twining Bridge Road. They also did not realize that the hearing would be continued at a later date in January, 2020; i.e., January 22, 2020.

View the video clip on Youtube here.

Thoughts on Newtown Township's Deficit Spending

Duration: 4 minutes

Jack Brod, member of the Newtown Township Finance Committee, offers his observations regarding the preliminary 2020 budget at the November 23, 2019, Newtown Township Board of Supervisors meeting. Brod pointed out that the proposed 2020 budget projects $12 million in revenue versus $13.1 million in expenditures, for a deficit of $1.1 million. He noted that the reserve funds are dwindling and suggested that at some point it will no longer be possible to draw from the reserve in order to make up for budget deficits.

View the video clip on Youtube here.

Supervisors Oppose Plan To Build 27 Townhouses

Duration: 15 minutes

At the November 13, 2019, public meeting, Newtown Township supervisors voted 4-1 (Supervisor Kyle Davis voting "nay") to oppose an application for twenty seven townhouses and associated dimensional variances on a 5-acre parcel of land located at 413 Durham Road in the PS-2 (Professional Service) Zoning District.

View the video clip on Youtube here.

Supervisors Approve Proposal for Revising Comprehensive Plan

Duration: 21 minutes

On October 23, 2019, Lisa Wolf and Jeremy Stoff, planners from the Bucks County Planning Commission, presented to the Newtown Board of Supervisors (BOS) an overview of their proposal to update the Newtown Area Joint Comprehensive Plan. The proposal was approved by the BOS after hearing comments form a resident.

View the video clip on Youtube here.

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