John Mack - Newtown Supervisor


Here you can find a list of selected video clips from Newtown Township Board of Supervisors meetings, advisory committee meetings and other events of interest to Newtown residents. Click on the video name to view. [You can access ALL available videos here.]

Planning Commission Recommends Moving Forward with OR Zoning Amendment, But...

Duration: 9.2 minutes

Peggy Driscoll, Vice Chair, of the Newtown Township Planning Commission (PC) presented a synopsis of the Commission's recommendation regarding the revised draft amendment to the Office Research (OR Definition) zoning ordinance presented by representatives of Wawa. The Commission recommended that the Supervisors consider moving forward to amend the JMZO Definition zoning ordinance to add a new use (E‐25, Motor Vehicle Fueling Center), but not as written by Wawa.  View the video here.

Re-Elect John Mack as Newtown Supervisor

Duration: 3.4 minutes

When I took the oath of office as Newtown Supervisor in January, 2018, I swore to uphold the Pennsylvania Constitution, which affirms that, “The people have a right to clean air, pure water, and to the preservation of the natural, scenic, historic and esthetic values of the environment.” Have I upheld that pledge? View the video here.


Newtown Finance Committee Report

Event: Newtown Township Board of Supervisors Meeting, September 26, 2018, at Newtown Township Public Meeting Room

Duration: 25 minutes

Jack Brod, Chair of the Newtown Township Finance Committee (NTFC), presented the Committee's first-ever report to the Newtown Board of Supervisors. The major point made by the NTFC is that the Township is "rapidly approaching [a] fiscal precipice." Some recommendations made by the Committee include the need for benchmarking, implementation of a multi-year planning and budgeting cycle, and increased public education and awareness of the Township's financial issues. View the video here.

2018 Pension Performance Report

Event: Newtown Township Board of Supervisors Meeting, March 13, 2019, at Newtown Township Public Meeting Room

Duration: 17 minutes

Grant Kalson of Dahab Associates was in attendance at the March 13, 2019, Newtown Township Board of Supervisors (BOS) meeting to review the performance of the Township’s 3 pension plans (police, non-uniformed employees, Firefighters). Kalson reviewed the investment policy and recommended changes. View the video here.

PA DEP Hosts Q&A Session on Elcon Proposal

Event: Sheraton Bucks County Hotel, Langhorne, PA, Wednesday, March 5, 2019

Duration: 14 minutes

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) hosted a public meeting regarding Elcon Recycling Services, LLC's (Elcon) proposed plans to construct and operate a hazardous waste treatment and storage facility to treat and store liquid waste at the Keystone Industrial Port Complex in Falls Township, Bucks County. Officials reviewed the status of waste management, air quality, and stormwater management permit applications. I was surprised about the amount of toxic pollutants the proposed permit would allow to be released into the air. View the video clip here.

The Future of Fire Services in Newtown

Event: Newtown Township Board of Supervisors Meeting, January 23, 2019, at Newtown Township Public Meeting Room

Duration: 25 minutes

In February, 2018, Harry R. Carter. Ph.D., L.L.C., a municipal fire protection firm headquartered in New Jersey, was approved by the Newtown Board of Supervisors (BOS Definition) to undertake an organizational, effectiveness and overall efficiency study on staffing levels, facilities, apparatus needs, equipment, administration, financials pertaining to Newtown's Emergency Services Department and the Newtown Fire Association. The resulting "2018 Fire and EMS Study" made several sweeping recommendations to reorganize Newtown's paid and volunteer fire services. View a list of these recommendations here. View the video clip featuring Dr. Carter's answers to the many questions posed by the Supervisors regarding these recommendations here.

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