John Mack - Newtown Supervisor

Upcoming Public Meetings

 
The following are selected official meetings of Newtown Township Boards and Committees. Some meetings may have only partial agendas or information about what may be discussed. When possible, I include links to important documents and background information. Come back often as this page is frequently updated with new information.

You can also view the Calendar of Events and use the tools there to add any of these meetings to your personal calendar for reminders.

See below for links to summaries of recent past meetings.

 
NOTE: According to Pennsylvania's Sunshine Act (Open Meetings Law), residents are permitted to make comments and ask questions at official township public meetings as well to record such meetings without announcing it beforehand. Know the #Sunshine Law.

List of Upcoming Meetings

Mack's Guide to the Newtown Township Website. Lesson 1: Downloading Meeting Agendas

Technology & Communications Committee

Date & Time: Monday, October 25, 2021, 7:30 PM

Location: Public Meeting Room, 100 Municipal Drive, Newtown, PA 18940

Video call linkhttps://meet.google.com/mcp-ppod-ssv

Learn more about the Technology & Communications Committee

Agenda Items Include:

  • Review of the township website analytics. See "The First View of Newtown Township Website Analytics!" for my analysis. Also, see a collection of the data here. Dan Williams, Chair of the T&CC has prepared a draft of a more professional analysis that he hopes to present to the BOS at a future date. His draft presentation will be reviewed at this meeting. Access Dan's Draft Presentation.
  • Discuss plans and actions regarding township virtual meetings
  • Discuss plans and actions surrounding committee social media accounts

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Board of Supervisors Regular Session

Date & Time: Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 7:00 PM

Location: Public Meeting Room, 100 Municipal Drive, Newtown, PA 18940

Also live via Cable TV: Channel 22 (Comcast), Channel 40 (Verizon)

Learn more about the Board of Supervisors.

AGENDA ITEMS:

  • Continued discussion of the DRAFT 2022 Budget.

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Selected Recent Past Meetings

2022 Budget Presentation Meeting

On October 18, 2021, Newtown Township Manager, Micah Lewis, presented his draft 2022 budget to the Board of Supervisors. This was a public in-person meeting attended by all the department heads, Fire Chief, and Police Chief. This summary of the meeting includes video exerpts.

Embedded below is the unedited PDF version of the Manager's presentation. You can also download the PDF file

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October 18, 2021, Meet Mack Monday Meeting

This session was devoted mainly to two topics: (1) the draft Newtown Township 2022 budget, which was presented to the Board of Supervisors later that same night (more about that here: bit.ly/NT2022BudgetPreso), and (2) the Toll Brothers proposed Settlement Agreement (more about that here: bit.ly/2sqcHfi).

Listen to the conversation:

Mack's Newtown Voice · Meet Mack Monday 10/18/21: 2022 Budget & Toll Settlement

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October 13, 2021, Board of Supervisors Meeting

Reports from Planning Commission, Technology & Communications Committee and Environmental Advisory Council; Engineer's update: PennDOT Multimodal Transportation Fund Grant, MS4 Annual Report; Legal Action Agains KVK Tech; Weed Ordinance; Police Report; Hybrid Meetings; LED Streetlights; More...

View my personal summary of the October 13, 2021, BOS meeting. Embedded below are my notes from the meeting. You can also download the PDF file.

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October 5, 2021, Planning Commission Meeting

At the October 5, 2021, Newtown Planning Commission (NTPC) meeting, members discussed the Bucks County Planning Commission's (BCPC)September 10, 2021, revised proposal for services related to the creation of an Overlay District in the LI/OLI zones. The purpose of the overlay is to allow new permitted uses that will benefit local businesses.

The following is a 15-minute edited audio recording of the discussion:

More details...

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September 27, 2021, Tech & Communs Meeting

Discussion focused on:

Review Website Analytics provided by the township: pageviews, bounce rates, etc. Access Twp Website Analytics

Social media and meeting recordings: Specifically how to index BOS video* archives so that viewers can jump to specific sections of the video by clicking on an agenda item.

*Indexing the video allows viewers to jump to different sections of the video by clicking items on the agenda while playing the video. Lower Makefield Township (LMT), which uses the same streaming video vendor as does Newtown, includes this useful feature. LMT’s streaming video page showing the index to the video. Viewers can click on an item in the agenda such as “Contract for New Manager” and jump immediately to that portion of the video (see screen grab below). Since Newtown’s video page lacks this feature, it is very difficult for residents to view the sections of BOS meetings that they are most interested in seeing.

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