John Mack - Newtown Supervisor

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Find news about various topics affecting Newtown. About two times per month, I send out my Newtown News Update, an e-mail newsletter that keeps my friends up-to-date on what's going on in Newtown Township and at the Board of Supervisors meetings. The opinions expressed in this newsletter are solely mine and do not represent the views of any other person or entity. Click the "Subscribe" button above. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Selected Recent Issues

  • The 2018 Budget Roller Coaster, "Volatile" Sources of Revenue, Police Keep Better Overdose Call Data (Jan 15, 2018). Newtown Township passed a revised preliminary budget on January 10, 2018. Final consideration is scheduled for January 24, 2018. Town Manager Kurt Ferguson discusses the "volatile" nature of the taxes the town depends upon to meet its expenses. Newtown Township Police Chief Henry Pasqualini explains how his 24/7 drug drop-off program works and offers more details about the collection of drug overdose and Narcan use police call data.

  • Happy New Era! Out with the Old, In with the New Board of Supervisors (Jan 3, 2018). For the first time EVER, Democrats form the majority on the Newtown Township Board of Supervisors (BOS)! In fact, Democrats have a 4 to 1 majority due to the re-election of 12-year veteran Phil Calabro and the election of two new Supervisors: Linda Bobrin and John Mack.

  • Newtown's Looming 2018 Budget Crisis (Dec 16, 2017). At a contentious public meeting on December 13, 2017, the Newtown Township Board of Supervisors (BOS) debated whether to cut spending for essential services (again) or to approve the 2018 budget with new taxes to pay for Emergency Medical Services and Fire Hydrant Maintenance.

  • Newtown Artesian Water Company Defends Quality of Its Water (Oct 27, 2017). Upon the request of the Newtown Board of Supervisors, Mr. Dan Angove, Assistant General Manager of Newtown Artesian Water Company, reported on the quality of water and concerns of carcinogens based on a newspaper article published in the August 4, 2017, issue of the Bucks County Courier Times. Mr. Angove discounted an independent study that found 7 carcinogens - including chromium-6 that was featured in the movie "Erin Brockovich" - in Newtown's water.

  • Draft Budget Calls for 2.8 Miles of Newtown Township Roads To Be Repaved in 2018 (Oct 23, 2017). The 2018 Newtown Township draft budget presented to the Board of Supervisors by Manager Kurt Ferguson on October 16, 2017, includes $855,000 for a 2.8 paving program in 2018. In 2017, 5.5 miles of roads were repaved.

  • Newtown Ambulance Squad Seeks Additional Funding (Oct 18, 2017). Evan Resnikoff, Chief of Operations, Newtown Ambulance Squad, presented the Squad’s Annual Report at the October 11, 2017 Newtown Township Board of Supervisors meeting.

  • Newtown Crossing vs Arcadia: Truth to Power! (Oct 12, 2017). Residents of Newtown Crossing and neighboring Eagle Ridge crammed into the Public Meeting Room at the Newtown Township Municipal Center on October 11, 2017, to voice their opposition to Arcadia Green’s latest proposal to build 85 single-family homes adjacent to their developments.

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IssuesAs I learn more about the issues of importance to Newtown residents such as water quality, preservation of open space, the opioid epidemic, etc., I will report on these in my newsletter. 

 

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