John Mack - Newtown Supervisor

The following is a short list of the most recent audio podcasts that highlight discussions with lawmakers, township residents, and comments made before the Board of Supervisors Definition at public meetings. You can access ALL my podcasts or subscribe to John Mack's Podcast Series on the iTunes Store (here), on SoundCloud (here) or via the playlist on this website (here).

Fidler On Parking in Village at Newtown Shopping Center

In response to a resident’s comments at the May 8, 2019, Newtown Township Board of Supervisors meeting, Mr. Allen Fiddler, Chair of the Newtown Planning Commission, recounted the history of the renovation of the Village at Newtown Shopping and explained the ultimate goal of Brixmor, the company that owns and manages the Center. Listen to the podcast here or click the play button below.

Wawa in Context of Newtown's Comprehensive Plan

In this podcast, Michael Horbal, a resident of Newtown, comments about the proposed Wawa convenience store and gas station at the southwestern corner of Newtown Bypass and Lower Silver Lake Road. Mr. Horbal is concerned that if proposed changes of this nature were considered, developers would start contacting landowners with similar types of properties to see if there was an opportunity to turn their property into a project. Mr. Horbal's concerns suggest that proposed plans for a Super Wawa on Newtown Bypass must be considered in context of Newtown's Comprehensive Plan Definition for the future to assure that it is consistent with the goals of that plan. Listen to the podcast with more background information here or click the play button below.

DCED's Early Intervention Program

Andrew Sheaf, Local Government Policy Manager at the PA Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED Definition), answers Newtown Township Board of Supervisors' questions about the Early Intervention Program (EIP) at the November 19, 2018 Work Session meeting. The EIP helps municipalities develop a long-term strategic plan. here.


Newtown Applies for DCED Grant to Assess the Township’s Financial Condition

At the April 24, 2019, BOS meeting, it was reported the township was approved for a $40K grant which will be put toward economic development 

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