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.

Gov. Tom Wolf’s COVID-19 emergency disaster declaration is now officially ended with the adoption of HR 106 and certification of the ballot questions that amended the Pennsylvania Constitution. The disaster declaration ending triggered the expiration of parts of Act 15 which means fully virtual meetings are no longer permitted by that law. Since the disaster declaration has been terminated, townships of the second class should go back to pre-declaration conditions and conduct in-person or hybrid meetings. Hybrid meetings must have a physical meeting location where the public may attend in-person, as well as a virtual option, and supervisors may participate in-person or virtually.

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.

List of Upcoming Meetings

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

Finance Committee

Date & Time: June 22, 2021, 7:00 PM

This meeting will be held LIVE at the Township Community Room, 100 Municipal Drive, Newtown, PA.

John Mack invites you join his unofficial Zoom "adjunct" to this meeting: 

Date & Time: Jun 22, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time

Join Zoom Meeting*: http://bit.ly/NTFC22Jun21adjunctzoom

Meeting ID: 869 3373 0821

Passcode: 011171

*This is not an official Newtown Township Zoom meeting. John Mack will host this Zoom meeting while attending the official meeting in person. You can join this Zoom meeting but cannot participate directly in the official LIVE meeting unless you are there in person. You can, however, ask questions/make comments & John Mack may be able to pass these along to the FC members during the meeting.

Agenda includes:

  • Report from Township Supervisor liaison Dennis Fisher: American Rescue Plan - local government 

  • Discussion of grant opportunities:

a. MS4 - Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System 

b. Lower Dolington Trail Extension 

c. Phase II - PADCED Planning Grant (Economic Development Line Item) 

  • Old Business

a. PECO Meeting 

b. Cable Franchise Agreement 

c. Website 

d. Digital Prospectus 

e. Accounting Software 

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Celebrate Pride Month

Date & Time: Jun 24, 2021 1:30 PM Eastern Time

Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/9617170587

Agenda includes:

  • Introduction of Invited Guests State Senator Steve Santarsiero and Newtown Township Supervisor John Mack by Newtown Human Relations Commission Chair Kevin Antoine.

  • Senator Santarsiero leads discussion of propose state legislation to prohibit discrimination against individuals who identify as LGBTQ

  • Supervisor John Mack leads a discussion on establishing March 11 as LOVE IS LOVE 
    day in Newtown 

  • Kevin Antoine leads discussion on the proposed US legislation “The Equality Act” that would amend all federal civil rights law simultaneously to prohibit discrimination against individuals who identify as LGBTQ.

  • Q&A

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Zoning Hearing Board

Date & Time: Thursday, July 8, 7:00 PM

Members of the public are invited to participate in the hearings, via audio, by dialing 1-929-436-2866. When prompted, please enter the meeting ID: TBD 

As a participant, press # to be connected to the meeting and press # in response. If you have any issues connecting during the meeting, please email Donna Moran Griff, recordingsecretary@newtownpa.gov. Ms. Griff will be monitoring email during the meeting to assist with connection only issues.

TO SUBMIT A PUBLIC COMMENT

Send your comments to: kristie@newtownpa.gov

Comments must include your name and address and will be read aloud. When submitting public comment please identify which application you are commenting on. All comments must be received by 4:00PM on Thursday, July 8, 2021 (day of the hearing).

Agenda Items Include:

  • This meeting is devoted to Provco Pineville Acquisitions LLC, Newtown Bypass & L. Silver Lake Rd (hearing continued from the June 3, 2021, meeting):This application seeks first a special exception for use E-30, Motor Vehicle Fueling and Convenience.

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Recent Past Meetings

June 21, 2021, Meet Mack Monday Meeting

Agenda Items Include:

  • Starting the 2022 Budget Process Sooner, Wawa ZHB Hearing Summary, Arcadia Land Development Overview, Lower Dolington Trail Progress

See video archive below and download the meeting notes.

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June 16, 2021, Economic Development Committee Meeting

Meeting Recording: http://bit.ly/NTPC15jun21recording

Passcode: a%w#Bg88

Agenda Items Include:

  • Guest Speaker: Alex Garashchenko /Doodle Applications (App developer). There was much discussion regarding the New Hope "App" (www.newhopeapp.com), which is a model for what can be developed for Newtown Twp to help promote businesses and tourism. Download more information about this app.

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June 15, 2021, Planning Commission Meeting

Meeting Recording: http://bit.ly/NTEDC17jun21zoom

Passcode: Q%N91^ZT

Agenda Items Include:

  • Wescorp, located at 1 Pheasant Run in Newtown, PA, presented its plan for a reconstruction project and that would "upgrade" two signs - one facing Pheasant Run and one facing Penn Street above the entrance. Listen to that portion of the hearing.
  • Five Guys Burgers & Fries (2804 South Eagle Road in the Village at Newtown Shopping Center; where Salad Works is currently located). The Halal Guys (2820 South Eagle Road in the Village at Newtown Shopping Center; where Melt Shop is currently located). Conditional Use Application (submitted 5/27/21).

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