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Summary of July 27, 2018, BOS Public Meeting

Summary of July 27, 2018, BOS Public Meeting

The following is a brief summary of the July 27, 2018, Newtown Board of Supervisors (BOS) meeting abstracted from the official minutes, which you can find here.


Planning Commission: Allen Fidler, Chairman, gave a synopsis of the July 17, 2018 meeting regarding a land development conceptual sketch plan for a proposed Wawa with fuel canopy at Newtown Bypass and Lower Silver Lake Road. ["The informal consensus of the Commission [was] not in favor of this particular use at this site," reported Fiddler (see video below).]

[Note: At the August 7, 2018, Newtown Planning Commission meeting, member Paul Cohen objected to Chairman Fidler's characterization that the informal "consensus" of the Commission was not in favor of a Super Wawa at the proposed location on Newtown Bypass. Mr. Cohen suggested that this characterization in the minutes did not accurately reflect the conversation of members of the Commission. Listen to his comments below.]

Public Health

Water Quality: Mr. Mack attended the EPA public meeting regarding perfluorinated chemicals (PFAS) on July 25, 2018 at Hatboro‐Horsham Senior High School ["EPA Meeting in Horsham is All About Perfluorinated Chemical Contamination of Local Water Supplies"]. Federal, State and local officials provided information regarding water contamination and actions taken ["Local Officials Speak Out on PFAS/PFOA Contamination of Water" (video)]. Mr. Mack also indicated that Dan Angove, Assistant General Manager of Newtown Artesian Water Company will attend the August 8, 2018 Board of Supervisors meeting to make a presentation regarding the quality of water in Newtown. [View a video clip of his report here.]

Public Safety

Gun Safety Resolution: Mr. Calabro noted that a letter was received from Governor Wolf commending the Township for Ms. Bobrin’s gun resolution. [Read "Governor Wolf Responds to Newtown Township's Gun Safety Resolution".]

Special Actions

Appointment of New Supervisor: Mr. Dennis Fisher was voted in to replace Jen Dix on the Board by a vote of 3-1, Mr. Davis voting “nay”.

Posted on 09 Aug 2018, 01:02 - Category: Board of Supervisors Minutes

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