John Mack - Newtown Supervisor

Supervisors Approve Proposal for Revising Comprehensive Plan

Video recorded Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Lisa Wolf and Jeremy Stoff, planners from the Bucks County Planning Commission, presented to the Newtown Board of Supervisors (BOS) an overview of their proposal to update the Newtown Area Joint Comprehensive Plan Definition, which was adopted in 2009. Afterward, the BOS approved a resolution to approve the proposal in an amount not to exceed $50,880 and authorized the Chair of the Joint Zoning Council to execute an agreement with the Bucks County Planning Commission in a form approved by the Joint Zoning Council (JZC Definition) Solicitor. The BOS also agreed that the cost for the proposal shall be assessed against the municipalities in accordance with the Jointure Definition Agreement. Newtown's share of the cost is $12,106.90, payment of which will not commence until 2020.

The township also passed a resolution that authorizes the submission of an application to the Municipal Assistance Program (MAP Definition) for a matching grant available via the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development to be used for the purpose of updating the Newtown Area Joint Comprehensive Plan.

Mike Horbal Comments on Newtown Joint Comprehensive Plan

Resident Mike Horbal provided a bit of history of the Newtown-Wrightstown-UpperMakefield Jointure and suggested that it may be time to rethink Newtown's involvement in the Jointure and the #1 principle of the current Joint Comprehensive Plan, which designated Newtown as the "future growth area."

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