11 January 2023 BOS Meeting Summary
Sewer Rate Increase, LED Streetlights, Pedestrian Safety, Pedestrian Bridge, More…
This is my personal summary of the January 11, 2023, meeting of Newtown Township Board of Supervisors (BOS). This is not a complete nor an official summary.
- Sewer Authority Manager Explains Rate Increase
- Engineer's Report
- DVRPC Regional Streetlight Procurement Program
- N. Sycamore Street Pedestrian Safety
- Newtown Creek Pedestrian Bridge
- Solicitor's Report
- Lowering Speed Limit to 25 MPH on Newtown-Yardley Road
- Official Video
The BOS authorized the Township Engineer to work with the Newtown Creek Coalition in accordance with Resolution 2019-R-20: “…authorization is hereby given for staff and professionals of Newtown Township to participate in the exploration of the requirements for such a project, including available funding sources.” See letter from the Newtown Creek Coalition.
COMMENT: Resolution 2019-R-20 states “WHEREAS, the proposed bridge crossing the Newtown Creek would connect the current ends of the Newtown Trail System*, and provide a vital link for the regional trail system;”
*I’d be interested in seeing how the engineers can come up with a plan to connect the end of the Newtown Trail at Goodnoe Elementary School (at Andrew Dr) to the bridge via Frost Lane/ Between Andrew Dr and Linton Hill Rd, there is very little room to construct and pedestrian path that would provide a connection to the trail. It would be very dangerous for pedestrians and/or bicyclists to travel through that section of Frost Lane, especially between Hillside Dr and Linton Hill Rd (see photo).
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