John Mack - Newtown Supervisor

Supervisors Approve Pedestrian Safety Measures

At the January 12, 2022, Newtown Board of Supervisors (BOS) public meeting, several pedestrian safety measures for N Sycamore St recommended by the township traffic engineers were approved for immediate implementation. In addition, the engineers and township were instructed to move ahead to explore other measures. This was in response to many recent incidents including a fatal auto/pedestrian crash, which occurred in the 200 block of N. Sycamore Street on December 22, 2021 (read "Dangerous Crossing"). View the video of the discussion including resident comments below.

Prior to the meeting, I submitted to the BOS the Improve Pedestrian Safety on N Sycamore St Petition signed by 850 people from around the world – and at least 570 from the Newtown area.

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Planning Commission Review of Arcadia’s Highway Occupancy Application

On October 29, 2021, PennDOT returned Arcadia's Highway Occupancy Permit Application No. 148702 for revisions (read the letter).

Note that item (5) under "General" instructs Arcadia: "The Department requires written evidence, prior to the issuance of a permit, that Newtown Township is aware of the project and has had the opportunity to comment. Provide written evidence (e.g. municipal engineering review, council or planning commission meeting minutes, executed TE- 160, etc.), which is less than one year old, to satisfy this requirement."

The application involves the U-turn at Mill Pond Road. The Newtown Township Planning Commission (NTPC) has had an opportunity to comment on the "project," but perhaps not regarding the specific "project" that this HOP application refers to or within the past year. The BOS authorized the NTPC to review the application at a PUBLIC meeting and provide a report to the BOS. Peggy Driscoll, Chair of the NTPC, gave the report to the BOS at the January 12, 2022, public meeting.

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Meet the Newly Re-Organized Board of Supervisors

Two members - Kyle Davis and Elen Snyder - were sworn in at the January 3, 2022, Newtown Board of Supervisors (BOS) Reorganization meeting: Mr. Davis for a 4-year term and Ms. Snyder for a 2-year term (she replaced David Oxley who was appointed by the BOS).

Dennis Fisher was elected Chair and John Mack was elected Vice Chair. Elen Synder was elected Assistant Secretary/Treasurer (the Townsship Manager is the Secretary & Treasurer).

You can contact the supervisors via email.

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Village at Newtown Shopping Center Traffic Study

November 30, 2021: The Village at Newtown post-development traffic study has been completed by Brixmor (the shopping center developer) as  required by their Developer's Agreement. Our traffic engineers will review the submission to determine if any revisions are necessary. The study has not yet been released to the supervisors.

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