John Mack - Newtown Supervisor

Videos

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.]

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.


Next Steps for OR Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment

Event: Newtown Township Board of Supervisors Meeting, October 24, 2018, at Newtown Township Public Meeting Room

Duration: 9.5 minutes

The Newtown Planning Commission sent back to the Board of Supervisors for revision the proposed Text Amendment Definition to the OR zoning Ordinance Definition, which is designed to allow a Wawa Super Store on the Bypass. Supervisor Mack asked what the next steps would be. The short answer is "it's complicated." This video clip, however, provides the definitive answer from Dave Sander, the Newtown Solicitor. 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.


Complying with DEP's MS4 Sediment Reduction Requirements

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

Duration: 4.5 minutes

Supervisor Linda Bobrin asks about the 2019 budget item allocated to complying with the U.S. Department of Environmental Protection MS4 Definition requirement to reduce the amount of sediment going into some of the watersheds of the township. In response, Township Manager Micah Lewis outlines a plan in the works to comply with the requirements without spending a huge sum of money. 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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