John Mack - Newtown Supervisor

Issues Important to Newtown Residents

Over 200 people have responded to my online survey: Issues of Importance to Newtown Township Residents, which asks respondents to rate the importance of several issues impacting the quality of life in Newtown Township.

I began this survey in August, 2016, long before I was elected Supervisor in November, 2017. At that time I applied for a vacant position in the hopes that I would be appointed by the Board of Supervisors. Unfortunately they picked Gerry Couch who served two years until he lost the election to me in 2017 (see here).

Now that I am running again for Supervisor, I want to give residents another chance to take this survey and let me know what is important to them to keep Newtown a great place to live, work, and play. 

NOTE: THIS IS NOT A NEWTOWN TOWNSHIP APPROVED SURVEY. IT IS SOLELY A SURVEY POSTED BY JOHN MACK ACTING AS A PRIVATE CITIZEN. YOU MAY REMAIN ANONYMOUS - YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION IS NEVER REVEALED WITHOUT YOUR PERMISSION.

Comments from Respondents to Date

Water Quality

The water quality is atrocious. It is at the maximum limits for all TDS and I have received letters periodically -after the fact- that the water failed for carcinogens.

The water report I saw is not ok. I bought my house 2 years ago from a young woman who was dying from a rare cancer. While it may not be related, it makes me uneasy. The neighbors tell me there has been a lot of cancer here.

I am not well informed about water management, but I feel that the quality (smell, taste, etc.) of the local water is poor, and is at the same time, very expensive.

Open Space and Trails

Would love to see the township made more walkable, with more sidewalks and crosswalks connecting neighborhoods with shops.

We need more walking paths - including connections between those that already exist.

Opioid Addiction Epidemic

Drug abuse attention should include helping those with the addiction not just law enforcement aspect of the problem.

Heroine abuse and deaths plague not just this town but this county. Arresting a victim of this drug is senseless. I would like to see more awareness and education about this poison that is on our streets.

Taxes

I view taxes as the total package coming out of my retirement fund which goes to any/all government agencies. Reduction at the federal level which forces increases at the state or local level results in the same thing: a tax increase. This is unacceptable, and could very well force people to move out of this area.

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