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.]

Township Planner Presentation on Rezoning the OLI & LI Districts

Duration: 1 hour and 10 minutes

Township Planner Michele Fountain was a guest speaker at the May 4, 2021, Newtown Planning Commission (PC) Zoom meeting. The topic was "LI & OLI Zoning District Land Use." It is the first of a planned series of presentations. At the July 2, 2020, Zoom meeting of the Economic Development Committee (EDC), members Karen Miller, co-president of the Newtown Business Commons Association, and Joseph Blackburn, an Associate with Wisler Pearlstine, proposed ways that the township can revitalize the Newtown Business Commons, which is zoned for light industrial and office use.

View the video clip here.

Challenging Traditional "Euclidian Zoning" As It Applies to Newtown Township

Duration: 54 minutes

Seth Shapiro, Director of Planning and Urban Design at BartonPartners, was a guest speaker at the April 1, 2021, Newtown Economic Committee (EDC) Zoom meeting. He focused on the problems of "Euclidean Zoning," which is a system of zoning whereby a town or community is divided into areas in which specific uses of land are permitted.

View the video clip on Youtube here.

Lower Dolington Road Trail Update

Duration: 5 minutes

At the February 12, 2020, Newtown Township Board of Supervisors Meeting, Township Engineer Leanna Colubriale gave an update regarding the next steps for constructing the 0.9 mile multi-use trail along Lower Dolington Road from Frost Lane to Upper Silverlake Road.

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.

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.

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