What Issues Are MOST Important to You This Election Year?
This year - 2021 - two Newtown Board of Supervisor seats are up for election: One six-year seat currently occupied by Republican Kyle Davis and one two-year seat currently occupied by Democrat David Oxley.
What issues will determine who gets your vote? Please respond to this survey. As of July 5,2021, 495 people have responded.
The survey asks you to rank the following issues (listed alphabetically) according to how important they are when you vote for Newtown Supervisor on November 3, 2021:
- Bringing New Business to the Township
- Communications Between Residents & Township
- Condition of Roads
- Prescription & Illegal Drug Abuse
- Preservation of Open Space/Curb Overdevelopment
- Quality of Drinking Water
- School Safety
- Snow Removal/Plowing
- Speeding and Traffic
- Support for Youth Activities & Programs
After taking the survey, you can see a summary of the results to date (no personally-identifiable information included).
DISCLAIMER: 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.
A Few Comments from Respondents
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.
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.