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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.

    Newtown Area JZC Members Discuss Trails

    Newtown Area JZC Members Discuss Trails

    The Newtown Area Jointure, which comprises Newtown, Wrightstown, and Upper Makefield Townships, is currently updating the 2009 Newtown Area Comprehensive Plan. One chapter of that plan focuses on transportation.

    This 17-minute audio podcast includes a portion of a presentation made before the November 5, 2020 meeting of the Joint Zoning Council by Jeremy W. Stoff, a Bucks County Planning Commission (BCPC) Planner. This audio clip from that presentation focuses on the discussion of trails.

    Speakers (in order of speaking): Jeremy Stoff (BCPC),Thomas Cino (Upper Makefield), Mary Eberle (JZC Solicitor), John Mack (Newtown), Chester Pogonowski (Wrightstown), Lisa Wolff (BCPC), Tim Thomas (Upper Makefield)

    • 17 min
    Newtown Twp Residents Discuss Proposed 2021 Budget with Supervisor Mack

    Newtown Twp Residents Discuss Proposed 2021 Budget with Supervisor Mack

    Several Newtown Township residents let their feelings about the proposed 2021 budget be known at the October 26, 2020, Meet Mack Monday Zoom meeting. You can find more information about Meet Mack Monday meetings - including summaries of past meetings and when the next meeting is scheduled - here: https://johnmacknewtown.info/meetmack.html

    • 40 min
    Latino vs. Hispanic: What's The Difference?

    Latino vs. Hispanic: What's The Difference?

    At the October 21, 2020, Zoom meeting of the Newtown Township Human Relations Commission, member Angelic Acevedo defined the difference between the terms “Latino” and “Hispanic.” It was part of the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month and included a presentation entitled “Being Latino in the U.S.” by guest speaker Dr. Leticia Ferri, the Bristol-Myers Squibb Global People & Business Resource Group Lead. More...http://bit.ly/HRChispanicPreso

    • 5 min
    Synopsis of "Recommended" Newtown Township 2021 Budget

    Synopsis of "Recommended" Newtown Township 2021 Budget

    Newtown Township Manager Micah Lewis presented his “recommended” 2021 budget to supervisors and the public on October 19, 2020. Mr. Lewis read from an 8-page “synopsis” and supervisors were able to ask questions. Board members, however, had only a few comments or questions to ask regarding the presentation. You can download the PDF version of the synopsis here: https://bit.ly/3oalgUf

    • 26 min
    Solicitor Schenkman Defends E30 Curative Amendment

    Solicitor Schenkman Defends E30 Curative Amendment

    At the September 15, 2020, Newtown Township Planning Commission Zoom meeting, solicitor Jerry Schenkman offered his appraisal of the final version of the new E30 Use: Combination Gas Station and Convenience Store (e.g., Wawa) in the OR District of Newtown.

    • 3 min
    Newtown Land Use Trends 2005-2020

    Newtown Land Use Trends 2005-2020

    There have been notable shifts in the land use characteristics of the individual municipalities of the Newtown Area Jointure (Newtown, Wrightstown, Upper Makefild) as well as in the characteristics of the Jointure, as measured against comparable statistics from 2005. Jeremy W. Stoff, a Bucks County Planning Commission Planner, presented highlights of those shifts at the September 3, 2020, Joint Zoning Council meeting.

    • 3 min

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