The following is a summary of my Supervisor-related activities for the second quarter of 2021 (April through June) of 2021. In Q2 2021 I spent, on average, 39 hours per month on official Supervisor business. This compares with an average of 37 hours per month in Q2 2020 during the height of COVID-19 lockdown.
Log of Hours Spent on Official Business
My log keeps track of the time spent on the following:
- Attending “Required” Meetings
- Preparation for BOS Meetings
- Attending Optional Meetings/Activities
- Interaction with Residents
- Travel To & From Meetings
The following chart shows the breakdown in percent of hours spent on these various official activities.
The following tables shows the numbers:
For the second quarter of 2021 I earned a “stipend” of $1,031.25 before taxes. That’s works out to $8.77 per hour or $127.31 per hour if I just attended required meetings. Compare that to PA’s minimum wage of $7.25. Luckily, unlike many working people in PA, I do no depend on that for a living.
Interaction with Residents
In my opinion, personal interaction with residents regarding their concerns is an important part of my responsibilities as Supervisor. I want to be sure that I spend enough time reaching out to and responding to residents via personal contact, official email via my firstname.lastname@example.org account and via my personal email@example.com email account, and via phone, Nextdoor and/or Facebook.
BTW, if you need to contact other Newtown Township Officials, access the Directory of Newtown Township Officials.
Working for You Every Day!
I can truly say that I work for residents EVERY day of the week, but mostly Mondays through Thursdays.
I decided to keep track of my activities as a Supervisor on a monthly basis partly because I want to be accountable to residents, but also to make sure I am making the best use of my time. It's really an honor to serve the community! I learn something new every day and have met many fine people and volunteers who also put in a lot of time without any compensation at all. Thanks to everyone who help keep Newtown in business and safe.
Posted on 02 Jul 2021, 12:18 - Category: Open Records/Transparency