John Mack - Newtown Supervisor

Upcoming Public Meetings

The following are public meetings specifically focused on official local government business. Some listed Zoom meetings may not yet have login information and some may have only partial agendas or information about what may be discussed. When possible, the listings include links to important documents and background information. Come back often as this page is frequently updated with new information.

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See below for links to recordings of recent past Zoom meetings.

List of Upcoming Meetings

Mack's Guide to the Newtown Township Website. Lesson 1: Downloading Meeting Agendas

Human Relations Commission

Date & Time: Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 7:00 PM

Click on this link to join the Zoom meeting: http://bit.ly/HRC16jun21zoom

Meeting ID: 820 7649 8404

Meeting Passcode: 250785

Dial-in Number: (929) 205 6099

Agenda Items:

  • Resolution Urging the General Assembly to adopt 100% Fair Funding For Pennsylvania Basic Education Funds (draft of resolution)
  • PA Human Relations Commission Memorandum Of Understanding Update
  • Juneteenth Celebration: Short Video and Discussion - “Why All Americans Should Honor Juneteenth”

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Economic Development Committee

Date &: Time: Thursday, June 17, 2021 , 4:00 PM

Click on this link to join the Zoom meetinghttp://bit.ly/EDC17jun21zoom

Meeting ID: 849 9984 8830
Passcode: 243640

Dial-in Number: (929) 205 6099

Agenda includes:

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Meet Mack Monday

Date & Time: Monday, June 21, 2021, 7:30 PM

Register to attend Zoom meeting: http://bit.ly/MMM21jun21register

Login details will be sent to you via email or text to your cell phone a few days before the meeting and again on the meeting day.

Topics for Discussion: 

Overview of Wawa ZHB Hearing. The hearing for Provco/Wawa’s requests for variances officially began at the May 6, 2021, meeting of the Newtown Zoning Hearing Board (ZHB). Township Solicitor David Sander, representing the Township supervisors, requested a continuance of the hearing to allow the township expert ample time to draft a report and prepare for the hearing. Thus, no evidence was taken and the hearing was continued at the June 3, 2021 ZHB meeting. We will review the testimony and cross examination of witnesses at that meeting and try to anticipate what will be covered at the next session scheduled for July 8.

Items on the agenda include: 

  • Progress Report on Lower Dolington Road Trail Project. 
  • Spending COVID Relief Money: What SHOULD The Money Be Used For? Preliminary survey results & discussion.
  • Hybrid Public Meetings: Should Newtown implement "hybrid" in-person/online township public meetings where officials meet in person as before COVID-19 but the public has the option to participate remotely via Zoom (or other technology) or in person? Preliminary survey results & discussion.
  • Privilege of the Floor: Other issues, concerns of attendees.

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Zoning Hearing Board

Date & Time: Thursday, July 8, 7:00 PM

Members of the public are invited to participate in the hearings, via audio, by dialing 1-929-436-2866. When prompted, please enter the meeting ID: TBD 

As a participant, press # to be connected to the meeting and press # in response. If you have any issues connecting during the meeting, please email Donna Moran Griff, recordingsecretary@newtownpa.gov. Ms. Griff will be monitoring email during the meeting to assist with connection only issues.

TO SUBMIT A PUBLIC COMMENT

Send your comments to: kristie@newtownpa.gov

Comments must include your name and address and will be read aloud. When submitting public comment please identify which application you are commenting on. All comments must be received by 4:00PM on Thursday, July 8, 2021 (day of the hearing).

Agenda Items Include:

  • This meeting is devoted to Provco Pineville Acquisitions LLC, Newtown Bypass & L. Silver Lake Rd (hearing continued from the June 3, 2021, meeting):This application seeks first a special exception for use E-30, Motor Vehicle Fueling and Convenience.

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Recent Past Meetings

June 15, 2021, Planning Commission Meeting

Meeting Recording: http://bit.ly/NTPC15jun21recording

Passcode: a%w#Bg88

Agenda Items Include:

  • Five Guys Burgers & Fries (2804 South Eagle Road in the Village at Newtown Shopping Center; where Salad Works is currently located). Conditional Use Application (submitted 4/27/21). The proposed restaurant will occupy approximately 2,300 square feet. This use is to be in the location of the previous Salad Works. It appears that there will be seating for 23 indoors and 10 outdoors.

    Note from Township Planners: Based upon 33 seats and 8 employees, 25 parking spaces would be required for this E-5 and E-6 Use. However, the Brixmor development, Village at Newtown Shopping Center, which includes this building, received a variance from the Newtown Township Zoning Hearing Board on November 3, 2016 to permit a site-wide parking ratio of 4.7 spaces per 1,000 square feet of retail space (i.e., only 11 parking spaces).

  • The Halal Guys (2820 South Eagle Road in the Village at Newtown Shopping Center; where Melt Shop is currently located). Conditional Use Application (submitted 5/27/21). The proposed restaurant will occupy approximately 1,636 square feet. This use is to be in the location of the previous Melt Sandwich Shop. The Tenant Fit Out Plan shows 18 indoor seats.

    Note from Township Planners: The proposed E-5 and E-6 Uses require no less than one off-street parking space for every two seats provided for use by patrons, plus one space for every employee. This E-5 and E-6 Use requires 14 parking spaces based upon 18 seats and 5 employees being devoted to this use. However, the Brixmor development, Village at Newtown Shopping Center, which includes this building, received a variance from the Newtown Township Zoning Hearing Board on November 3, 2016 to permit a site-wide parking ratio of 4.7 spaces per 1,000 square feet of retail space (i.e., only 7 parking spaces).

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