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.]

PA DEP Hosts Q&A Session on Elcon Proposal

Event: Sheraton Bucks County Hotel, Langhorne, PA, Wednesday, March 5, 2019

Duration: 14 minutes

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) hosted a public meeting regarding Elcon Recycling Services, LLC's (Elcon) proposed plans to construct and operate a hazardous waste treatment and storage facility to treat and store liquid waste at the Keystone Industrial Port Complex in Falls Township, Bucks County. Officials reviewed the status of waste management, air quality, and stormwater management permit applications. I was surprised about the amount of toxic pollutants the proposed permit would allow to be released into the air. View the video clip here.

The Future of Fire Services in Newtown

Event: Newtown Township Board of Supervisors Meeting, January 23, 2019, at Newtown Township Public Meeting Room

Duration: 25 minutes

In February, 2018, Harry R. Carter. Ph.D., L.L.C., a municipal fire protection firm headquartered in New Jersey, was approved by the Newtown Board of Supervisors (BOS Definition) to undertake an organizational, effectiveness and overall efficiency study on staffing levels, facilities, apparatus needs, equipment, administration, financials pertaining to Newtown's Emergency Services Department and the Newtown Fire Association. The resulting "2018 Fire and EMS Study" made several sweeping recommendations to reorganize Newtown's paid and volunteer fire services. View a list of these recommendations here. View the video clip featuring Dr. Carter's answers to the many questions posed by the Supervisors regarding these recommendations here.

Financial Trends Impacting 2019 Newtown Township Revenue

Event: Newtown Township Board of Supervisors Meeting, October 15, 2018, at Newtown Township Public Meeting Room

Duration: 6.0 minutes

Former Newtown Township Manager Kurt Ferguson highlights financial trends that could negatively impact 2019 revenue. Mr. Ferguson focused on Earned Income Tax (EIT Definition) Real Estate Transfer Tax Definition revenue. These sources of revenue are “volatile” in the sense that they depend on the state of the economy and the actions of neighboring townships that are beyond the control of Newtown planners. Also read “Trends in Newtown’s 'Volatile' Earned Income and Property Transfer Taxes”. View the video here.

Newtown Finance Committee Report

Event: Newtown Township Board of Supervisors Meeting, September 26, 2018, at Newtown Township Public Meeting Room

Duration: 25 minutes

Jack Brod, Chair of the Newtown Township Finance Committee (NTFC), presented the Committee's first-ever report to the Newtown Board of Supervisors. The major point made by the NTFC is that the Township is "rapidly approaching [a] fiscal precipice." Some recommendations made by the Committee include the need for benchmarking, implementation of a multi-year planning and budgeting cycle, and increased public education and awareness of the Township's financial issues. View the video here.

PennDOT Responds to Residents' Complaints About Swamp Road

Event: Newtown Township Board of Supervisors Meeting, September 12, 2018, at Newtown Township Public Meeting Room

Duration: 11.5 minutes

Representatives of PennDOT District 6 answered questions and concerns about Swamp Road from Newtown residents and Supervisors. In this short clip, PennDOT Civil Engineer Manager Ashwin Patel answers questions about lowering the speed limit on sections of Swamp Road. View the video here.

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