John Mack - Newtown Supervisor

Residents Comment on Roberts Ridge Park Meadow Plan

Video recorded Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at the Newtown Township BOS Public Meeting

At the May 8, 2019, Newtown Township Board of Supervisors public meeting, several residents and watershed experts spoke out against the establishment of a "meadow" in Roberts Ridge Park as part of the township's Pollution Reduction Plan. Several objections were raised. The discussion resulted in the Township rethinking the plan for the park and mowing the meadow in the meantime. Other ideas were put forward to comply with PA Department of Environmental Protection regarding reduction of pollution of watersheds.

As a result of resident input the meadow plan was ALTERED for Roberts Ridge Park and the Township has a better plan. Michele Fountain, the Township Planner, noted that she has done similar work for quite a few other municipalities and "this by far beats any other municipality [regarding] residents' comments on the plan. It's a compliment to Newtown residents and how vested they are in the plan."


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