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Find news about various topics affecting Newtown. About two times per month, I send out my Newtown News Update, an e-mail newsletter that keeps subscribers up-to-date on what's going on in Newtown Township and at the Board of Supervisors and other public meetings. The opinions expressed in this newsletter are solely mine and do not represent the views of any other person or entity. Click the "Subscribe" button to sign on and receive this newsletter in your email inbox. You can unsubscribe at any time.

November 2019 Issue of News of Interest to Newtown Area Residents

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Selected Past Issues

  • Newtown Township Begins 2020 Budget Review Process (October 2019). In the first step to approving a budget for 2020, Newtown Township Supervisors listened to and commented on the township manager’s presentation of his recommended budget at an October 14, 2019, public meeting. “As presented in the past, the Township continues to face significant financial shortfalls,” noted Township Manager Micah Lewis. Access the issue here.

  • News of Interest to Newtown Area Residents (Oct 7, 2019). Articles:
    • Keep Newtown From Becoming a "Pottersville"
    • 2018 Audit Preview
    • Elen Snyder Appointed to Environmental Advisory Council
    • More...
    Access the entire issue here.

  • A New Bridge Over Newtown Creek. Is It The Missing Link? (September 26, 2019). At the September 16, 2019, "Work Session" meeting of the Newtown Township Board of Supervisors, Mike Sellers, a member of the Newtown Creek Coalition, invited the Township to join in a project to construct a pedestrian bridge over the Newtown Creek in a partnership with the Borough of Newtown and the Coalition. Access the issue here.

  • It’s Time for Newtown Township to Update Its Comprehensive Plan! (August 22, 2019). Zoning "rules" are about to change as Newtown Township, Upper Makefield, and Wrightstown (the "Jointure") begin to work on a NEW Newtown Area Joint Comprehensive Plan, something that the Jointure is required to do every 10 years by the Municipalities Planning Code. The Newtown Area Joint Zoning Council (JZC Definition) is recommending that a Bucks County Planning Commission proposal to update the Comprehensive Plan be accepted by each of the member municipalities. Access the entire issue and learn more about the proposal here.

  • News of Interest to Newtown Area Residents (August 8, 2019). Articles:
    • Being a Good Supervisor
    • Upper Gwynedd Township Versus Wawa: Another Lesson for Newtown
    • Big Question in Opioid Suits: How to Divide Any Settlement Money
    • Time for Comprehensive Planning!
    Access the entire issue here.

  • My BIG Idea: Openness, Transparency, & Better Communications (June 27, 2019). You've probably seen the segment "My BIG Idea" on the NBC Nightly News where Democrats running for president talk to Harry Smith about their big ideas, how to pay for them and the impact on voters. At first, I thought this was a bit hokey, but then I got to like the segment and decided to talk about my own BIG Idea. Access the entire issue here.

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Summaries of Board of Supervisors/Committee Meetings

BOS IconI write about and comment upon decisions made at Board of Supervisors (BOS) and other public meetings, including Zoning Hearing Board, Planning Commission, and other meetings. Many articles include links to short videos of selected presentations and public comments made at BOS meetings.

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I often host surveys whenever an important issue comes before the Board of Supervisors, sometimes even before the issue is discussed by the Board. This gives subscribers an opportunity to voice their opinion anonymously about issues. The results are published in the newsletter and shared with the Board of Supervisors and the general public.

Blog Post Updates

My blog focuses on a range of topics such as water quality, preservation of open space, opioid epidemic, etc. The newsletter provides more in-depth versions of blog posts and includes information that was not available at the time the posts were written. This keeps subscribers up to date on important issues affecting Newtown Township.

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