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25 May 2022 BOS Meeting Summary
EDC reviews LI/OLI district overlay plan, Lower Dolington Rd trail delay, LED streetlight planning update, Chick-fil-A settlement, ARPA fund purchases, 5G wireless JMZO ordinance, More...
This is my personal summary of the May 25, 2022, meeting of Newtown Township Board of Supervisors (BOS). This is not a complete nor an official summary.
See my Meeting Notes (PDF) for a more complete summary and view the official video of the meeting on Youtube for more details.
Access the 2022 BOS Voting Record (UNOFFICIAL).
- Reports of Committees
- Reports of Officials
- 5G Wireless Amendment to JMZO
EDC Reviews LI/OLI District Overlay Plan
On May 19, 2022, Jeremy Stoff, Planner at Bucks County Planning Commission (BCPC), met Newtown Economic Development Committee (EDC) members via Zoom to present an outline of BCPC's plan for a LI/OLI Overlay District. Some members of the EDC didn't see much use of public transportation or need for high-density housing and were more interested in business amenities. Listen to the discussion:
Engineer’s Report on Lower Dolington Road Trail
Newtown Engineer Leanna Colubriale requested that the BOS approve a change order delay of 60 days for the completion of the Lower Dolington Road Mult-use Trail. The change order was required because of “unforeseen utility conflicts.” Ms. Colubriale answered questions from supervisors regarding specifics and the relocation of fencing. Listen…
Solicitor's Report: Chick-fil-A Settlement
Manager's Report: ARPA Purchases
The Township has received $2,049,842 pursuant to the American Rescue Plan/Act (ARP/ARPA). The BOS approved using ARPA funds to purchase an additional 3 new police cars for $211,497.15 and one new dump truck for $188,524.00. The following chart summarizes approved uses of ARPA funds to date.
5G Wireless Amendment to JMZO
There was a lively debate regarding whether or not to send the 5G wireless JMZO amendment back to the Joint Zoning Council (JZC) with the changes, corrections, additions suggested by the CKS, the Township Planner. There was a disagreement as to whether and WHEN other changes such as those suggested by Mr. Andrew Campanelli, ESQ. should be passed on to the JZC.
In the end, the supervisors agreed by a 4-1 vote to table the motion until further discussion about other changes can be had. Jerry Schenkman, JZC Solicitor, agreed to work with supervisors to hammer out suggested changes to bring before the BOS at its next public meeting. Listen to the debate…
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