John Mack - Newtown Supervisor
Summary of February 13, 2019, BOS Public Meeting

Summary of February 13, 2019, BOS Public Meeting

The following is a brief summary of the February 13, 2019, 2019, Newtown Board of Supervisors (BOS Definition) meeting based upon the official minutes of that meeting, which you can find here.

Committee Reports

Planning Commission: Vice Chairman Peggy Driscoll reported that at its February 5, 2019 meeting the members reviewed a preliminary as final plan for a minor subdivision of the D'Archangelo property, an 11.3 acre parcel, into two lots, taking access from Linton Hill Road. The plan includes a shared driveway. The Commission recommended that the Board approve the subdivision and recommended granting of a number of waivers. Mrs. Driscoll confirmed that the recommendation was unanimous.


Fred Beans: Ms. Bobrin moved to authorize execution of development, financial security and stormwater agreements for Fred Beans, Newtown [see here for details of renovation plans]. Mr. Mack seconded and the motion passed 4-0.

Fairy Gene Inc.: Mr. Fisher moved to approve the conditional use decision for Fairy Gene, Inc., 121 Friends Lane, Suite 202 for use G-1, manufacturing in the LI, Light Industrial Zoning District. Applicants are planning to use 5,000 sq. ft. for cosmetic product manufacturing by combining non-hazardous ingredients with water to make a cream-like product. Ms. Bobrin seconded and the motion passed 4-0.

Public Safety

Police Report: Interim Police Chief Jason Harris reported that for the month of January the department responded to over 1500 calls, including 3 overdoses, two requiring the use of Narcan and 5 DUI’s. The department participated in over 300 hours of training. [For details, read "January 2019 Police Report: Crash on Swamp Road".]

DCED Keystone Communities Grant: Mr. Lewis asked the Board to authorize him to execute a DCED commitment letter for a Keystone grant in the amount of $94,000 for reimbursement for two police motorcycles and a truck. Mr. Fisher moved to authorize the Township Manager and Secretary to execute a commitment Letter and Contract for DCED Definition Keystone Communities Grant. Ms. Bobrin seconded and the motion passed 4-0.

Public Works

2019 Roadway Improvement Program: Ms. Colubriale asked the Board to authorize advertising for the 2019 Roadway Improvement program, which will include 2.34 miles of roads throughout the Township, with a number of alternate roads. Mr. Mack moved to authorize advertisement of the 2019 roadway improvement program. Ms. Bobrin seconded and the motion passed 4-0. [For more details, read "The 2019 Road Improvement Program".]

Purchase of Mowers: Mr. Lewis asked the Board to approve the purchase of two Exmark Mowers from Star Lawn Mowers, Inc., through Sourcewell Cooperative Purchasing in the amount of $23,820. The mowers are to be used for park maintenance and are included in the 2019 budget. Mr. Mack moved to authorize purchase of two lawnmowers in the amount of $23,820 through Sourcewell Cooperative Purchasing. Ms. Bobrin seconded and the motion passed 4-0.


Posted on 11 Mar 2019, 12:40 - Category: Board of Supervisors Minutes

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