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I have been a resident of Newtown, PA since 1995. I am currently a member of the Newtown Township Board of Supervisors. The opinions expressed here are solely those of John Mack and do not represent the opinions of any other person or entity.

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I have been a resident of Newtown, PA since 1995. I am currently a member of the Newtown Township Board of Supervisors. The opinions expressed here are solely those of John Mack and do not represent the opinions of any other person or entity.

    #NewtownPA Artesian Water Wins Zoning Variances to Build PFAS Filtration Facility

    #NewtownPA Artesian Water Wins Zoning Variances to Build PFAS Filtration Facility

    On April 4, 2024, the #NewtownPA Zoning Hearing Board granted Appeal 1210-24: i.e., Newtown Artesian Water Company (NAWC), requested variances from and a special exception pursuant to the Joint Municipal Zoning Ordinance of 2006, as amended, specifically Section 404(C) to permit a rear yard setback of 36.46 feet where a minimum of 50 feet is required; Section 404(C) to permit a building height of 40 feet where a maximum of 35 feet is permitted; to permit the construction of a PFAS filtration plant.

    Supervisor Mack - a "party to the case" requested that a tree barrier be installed on the border with the Country Bend common ground to mitigate any noise generated by the facility.

    • 19 min
    Nixle Alert Discussion

    Nixle Alert Discussion

    At the 25 March 2024 Meet Mack Monday Zoom meeting, a resident asked how people were notified about a recent "shelter-in-place" alert in #newtownPA and suggested that residents sign up for Nixle to receive such alerts via text to their cell phones.

    • 3 min
    #NewtownPA Residents Discuss Problems with LDR Guiderail

    #NewtownPA Residents Discuss Problems with LDR Guiderail

    Attendees of the 25 March 2024 Meet Mack Monday Zoom meeting learn about the problems with the recently installed Lower Dolington Rd trail guiderail. The guiderail needs to be relocated because it was incorrectly installed, but the contractor - Associated Paving - refuses to respond to the township's requests that it do so!

    • 8 min
    Washington Crossing Bridge Replacement Discussion

    Washington Crossing Bridge Replacement Discussion

    Attendees of the 25 March 2024 Meeting Mack Monday Zoom meeting weigh in on the proposed replacement of the Washington Crossing Bridge.

    • 2 min
    Lawn to Meadow Conversion Discussion

    Lawn to Meadow Conversion Discussion

    At the 25 March 2024 Meet Mack Monday Zoom meeting, Environmental Advisory Council member Jan Filios discussed the proposed #NewtownPA Roberts Ridge Park meadow conversion plan.

    • 6 min
    Barbara Simmons Talks About a Mural Project in the Newtown Area

    Barbara Simmons Talks About a Mural Project in the Newtown Area

    Barbara Simmons, former Director of the Langhorne Peace Center, and currently a member of the Executive Board, NAACP Bucks County, attended the February 21, 2024, Newtown Human Relations Commission (HRC) meeting.

    Ms. Simmons informed HRC members of her work on the Bucks County Mural Project, which invites police and community members to paint murals in Bucks County.

    The goal is to allow people to get to know one another, begin to build trust and a relationship. The project includes murals in Morrisville, Falls Township Community Park, and Bristol Township Community Park.

    At the NT HRC meeting, Ms. Simmons discussed the possibility of doing a mural involving three communities: Newtown Township, Newtown Borough, and Middletown. This is an edited audio recording of that discussion.

    • 18 min

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