John Mack - Newtown Supervisor

Welcome!

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?").

Create your own user feedback survey


The 2022 Prelininary Budget is "Hung!"

The Preliminary 2022 Budget has been "hung"; i.e., advertised to the public. After the proposed budget has been available for public inspection for twenty days, the Board of Supervisors shall, after making revisions as are appropriate, adopt the final budget not later then the thirty-first day of December.

Budgeted expenses increased dramatically in 2021 and will
increase even more dramatically in 2022 unless expenses are cut.

In the revised version of the previously "recommended" 2022 budget, the 1.5 mill tax increase has been eliminated and money reallocated from the General Fund reserve will go into the Fire Protection Fund.  As a result, the budgeted reserve fund will be an historic low of 8.6% of expenditures.

Cuts to this budget can still be made in order to get the budgeted reserve fund up to a level recommended by the 5-year financial plan developed by ESI Consultants. The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Best Practice recommends, at a minimum, that general-purpose governments, regardless of size, maintain unrestricted fund balance in their general fund of no less than two months (16%) of regular general fund operating revenues or regular general fund operating expenditures.

Your Opinion Matters!

This survey asks respondents to select the cuts they would support in order to maintain fire protection while ensuring an adequate reserve fund for unanticipated expenses without dipping further into the General Fund.  

After taking the survey, you'll be able to see a real-time summary of the results collected to date. To protect the anonymity of respondents, open-ended responses (i.e., comments) are not included.

DISCLAIMER: This is not an official Newtown Township Survey. It’s purpose is solely to inform John Mack, a Newtown Supervisor, of your opinions. The opinions expressed here are solely those of John Mack and do not represent the opinions of any other person or entity.

This site is paid for and approved by John Mack: john@johnmacknewtown.info
The opinions expressed here are solely those of John Mack and do not represent the opinions of any other person or entity.
Campaign Websites by Online Candidate