Meet Mack Monday: 3 May 2021
The following is a summary and excerpts from discussions at the May 3, 2021, Meet Mack Monday Zoom Meeting.
- Update on Wawa application. What zoning variances will be granted at the May 6 Zoning Hearing Board? The NT BOS opposes ALL variances requested! Read more about that here...
- Update on Lower Dolington Road Trail - Why the delay? How has the plan changed changed? How far up will it go?
- Discussion of Federal COVID-19 Relief Funds: Newtown will receive $1,936,231. How CAN the money be spent? How SHOULD the money be spent? Two supervisor seats are up for election on November 2: One six-year seat currently occupied by Republican Kyle Davis and one two-year seat currently occupied by Democrat David Oxley. What issues are MOST important to voters this election year? Sneak peak of my survey results.
- Mack's Meeting Memorandum: Background information for the discussion. Includes updates on the Wawa application and the Lower Dolington Road Trail project, plus preliminary results of the surveys mentioned above.
Wawa on Bypass Update
The following is an excerpt from the discussion of the Wawa "special exception" zoning application. The Zoning Hearing Board will consider the application at its May 6, 2021, meeting. The Township Solicitor will be there to oppose the variances as he was instructed to do by the supervisors.
Lower Dolington Trail Update
I tried to explain the delay in the Lower Dolington Road Trail project, which had its start back in 2018. It seems there have been problems with the stormwater management permits that required a change in plans - namely the elimination of rain gardens and using an underground drainage system instead. I wondered why the township's experienced engineers did not anticipate the problem in the first place. Listen to the conversation below. Meanwhile, you can listen to the Township's Engineer's Update that she presented at the April 28, 2021, BOS meeting.
Preliminary Survey Results
The following is an excerpt from John Mack's presentation of the preliminary (to date) results of two surveys that ask "What Should Newtown Spend Federal COVID-19 Relief Funds On?" and "What Issues are MOST Important to YOU This Election Year?"
Mack's Meeting Memorandum
Notes and background information for the discussion. Includes information on the Wawa application and the Lower Dolington Road Trail project, plus preliminary results of the surveys mentioned above.
See the embedded PDF below or download the file here.