John Mack - Newtown Supervisor


My name is John Mack and on November 5, 2019, I was re-elected to serve a 6-year term as a Newtown Supervisor. I would like to thank all the citizens who came out and voted that Tuesday and especially those who voted for me. I will do my best to work in the best interest of all Newtown residents.

Honesty · Integrity · Experience

As a Supervisor, I keep busy learning about and making decisions about issues of concern to residents, including the pollution of our streams and lakes, perfluoronated hydrocarbons (PFAS) in our drinking water, preservation of open space, traffic and parking, public safety, fiscal management, and development. On average, I spend more than 40 hours every month on official Supervisor activities including interacting with residents, preparing for meetings, and attending meetings (read "What's the Hourly 'Wage' of a Newtown Township Supervisor?").

Summary of the 2022 Budget Presentation Meeting
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On October 18, 2021, Newtown Township Manager, Micah Lewis, presented his draft 2022 budget to the Board of Supervisors (BOS). This was a public in-person meeting attended by all the department heads, Fire Chief, and Police Chief.

The Supervisors were able to ask questions as well as the public although there were only a handful of residents in attendance. 

2022 Budget Highlights
  • Total revenues: $13,193,088 (vs $12,722,257 in the 2021 budget; there is an estimated fund balance forward amount of $2,995,785, for a projected total of $16,188,873 available in 2022); Total expenditures: $14,554,818 (vs $13,811,834 in the 2021 budget); Net fund balance: $1,634,055 (11% of expenditures vs 20% projected for 2021)
  • Completion of the Lower Dolington Road Trail. 
  • Addition of one full time Police Officer.
  • Addition of one full time Deputy Fire Chief and a new Fire Chief’s Vehicle. 
  • Purchase of three police patrol vehicles. Financed purchase of two public works utility vehicles, and one Parks and Recreation pickup truck. 
  • Consultant to provide part-time Zoning & Code Enforcement Services. 
  • Financed purchase of police body cameras, and the financed purchase of updated police records management system (CODY). 
  • Financed purchase of software to support Finance, Codes & Zoning, & Administration to offset aging and obsolete infrastructure. 
  • Police Department Facilities Study to assess current and future building needs. 
  • 3.11 miles of road work expected, not including additional alternates.
  • Tax increase of 1.5 mills proposed in the Fire Protection Fund.

More details including video clips from the meeting.

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