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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List of Upcoming Meetings

Newtown Sewer Authority Advisory Board

Date & Time: Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 3:30 PM

Join Zoom meeting: http://bit.ly/13Apr21SewerZoom

Meeting ID: 990 4256 1716
Passcode: 930119
Dial-in Number: (929) 205 6099

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THE MEETING WILL BEGIN IN EXECUTIVE SESSION. All non-members of the Authority will be admitted at the conclusion of executive session.

Agenda includes:

  • Hopefully, there will be a discussion related to the sewer project in the Nob Hill/Devonshire communities. There is an issue with the work performed by the contractor that may impact the proposed road paving program.

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Northampton Planning Commission

Date & Time: Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 7:30 PM

Join Zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85389983356 

Meeting ID: 853 8998 3356
Passcode: NA
Dial-in Number: (929) 205 6099

Agenda includes:

  • “By Right” Use to Allow Wawa in Holland PA: Consideration of Preliminary/Final Plan of Subdivision and Land Development, WaWa (Provco), SLD 20-2, 287 Holland Road. Northampton residents will challenge this “Use By Right” application because it would bypass a hearing by the Northampton supervisors (read the story here). This is of interest to Newtown residents because Provco also submitted an application to build a Wawa on Newtown Bypass (read “Provco officially submits zoning application to bring a Super Wawa to the bypass in Newtown Township”). That application ALSO bypasses the township’s Board of Supervisors (BOS) because it is considered a “special exception” E-30 use, which means it goes to the Zoning Hearing Board (ZHB). More...

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Board of Supervisors Regular Meeting

Date & Time: Wenesday, 14 April 2021, 7:00 PM

Via Zoom.

Register before 4:30, April 14, 2021: http://bit.ly/BOS14Apr21zoom

Meeting ID & Passcode: You will receive this information once you register to attend
Dial-in Number: (929) 205 6099

Agenda includes:

  • Presentation of results of bank loan RFP - refinancing of the Township building:  The existing debt service is $674,241 this year, with the proposal from TD Bank the "new" debt service would be $284,753, then the annual payments go back up to where they were in the current loan with minimal year over year savings for the remainder of the term (until 2034).

  • August Grace Young, Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania, Troop #2945 – presentation to approve educational anti-litter sign in Silver Lake Park (Silver Award) 

  • The Township Engineer will present the 2021 Road Pavement Program Bid Recommendation. Learn which roads will be repaved this year. The engineer may present a recommendation for the Board's consideration regarding the paving of the roads in the Hill/Devonshire communities (see Newtown Sewer Authority Advisory Board). 

  • DCED Grant for Police Vehicles Resolution: To authorize Newtown Township Police Department to apply for a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (“DCED”) in the amount of $131,900.00 for two (2) police patrol cars. The vehicles would be 100% funded by the grant including upfitting, computers, cameras, etc. Could have used that before the big tax increase!

  • March 2021 Police Report – Chief Hearn 

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Economic Development Committee

Date & Time: Thursday, 15 April 2021, 4:00 PM

Join Zoom meeting: http://bit.ly/15Apr21EDCzoom

Meeting ID: 853 0671 7525
Passcode: 034408
Dial-in Number: (929) 205 6099

Agenda includes:

  • Guest Speaker Anthony Maher, University Place Associates, Philadelphia 

  • Continued Discussion and next steps: Links for Township Web site; Economic Development projects for 2022 budget 

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Planning Commission

Date & Time: Tuesday, 20 April 2021, 7:30 PM

Join Zoom meeting: http://bit.ly/20Apr21PCzoom

Meeting ID: 857 5804 1541
Passcode: 111507
Dial-in Number: (929) 205 6099

Agenda includes:

  • According to the Apr 5-9, 2021, Codes Department Weekly Report, Variances & Special Exception to allow a proposed 5,585sf Wawa (E-30 Motor Vehicle Fueling & Convenience Store) with 8 multi-product fueling dispensers & associated signage will be on the agenda of this meeting. (Read “Provco officially submits zoning application to bring a Super Wawa to the bypass in Newtown Township”.)
  • Other zoning applications: Rudy Kraeher, 771 Linton Hill Road; Michael Zerbe, 6 Grace Circle; Zach Kemp, 1 Waterford Place; Rich Tomlinson, 178 Twining Bridge Road

    • [NOTE: The Board of Supervisors has assigned the Planning Commission to review current permitted uses in the LI and OLI zoning districts (Business Commons), with an aim of adding some new uses in order to bring in additional revenue and revitalize the Commons. This was recommended by the Economic Development Committee (see EDC Memo to BOS Re Zoning for Businesses) TowMay 18, 2021 meeting.]

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Human Relations Commission

Date & Time: Wenesday, 21 April 2021, 7:00 PM

Join Zoom meeting: Link TBD

Meeting ID: TBD
Passcode: TBD
Dial-in Number: (929) 205 6099

Agenda include:

  • Tentative Speaker: The guest speaker was one of the teenagers that integrated her local high school in the south in 1966 three years before the federal courts ordered all southern school district to desegregate.
  • Other topics TBD

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Newtown Finance Committee

Date & Time: Tuesday, 27 April 2021, 7:00 PM

Join Zoom meeting: Link TBD

Meeting ID: TBD
Passcode: TBD
Dial-in Number: (929) 205 6099

Agenda includes:

  • TBD

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