Newtown News Update

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Jen Dix Resigns Effective June 30, 2018

At the June 13, 2018, Newtown Board of Supervisors (BOS) meeting, Supervisor Jen Dix announced that she is resigning from the Board effective June 30, 2018.

On her Facebook page, Ms. Dix said "It’s with a heavy heart that I announce my resignation from the Newtown Township Board of Supervisors effective June 30. My family will be moving to New Hampshire.

"I want to stress that this decision is not at all related to the resignations made last month by Chief Pasqualini [read "Nine Newtown Township Police Officers Receive Commendations; Police Chief Rick Pasqualini to Retire"] and our Township manager Kurt Ferguson [read "Newtown Township Manager Kurt Ferguson Will Take Lower Makefield Township Manager Position in July"]. In fact our family’s move is something we have been contemplating long before I was aware the Chief and Mr. Ferguson would be stepping down.

"It has been an honor and a privilege to serve the residents of Newtown Township. I have done my best to serve the community and have no regrets. I thank my fellow Board members both past and current and the Township administration for their collaboration to make Newtown an even better place to live."

The Supervisors have until July 30, 2018, to appoint a replacement (see below).

Notice of Supervisor Vacancy

Newtown Township is now accepting resumes for persons interested in being appointed as a member of the Board of Supervisors to fill a vacancy on the Board.

The person appointed will serve as a member of the Board of Supervisors until the reorganization meeting in January 2020.

A letter of interest and resume must be received by Noon on Monday, July 2, 2018. Interviews will be scheduled at a public meeting during the month of July.

To qualify for appointment, a resident must be an elector (i.e., registered voter) of Newtown Township who has resided in the Township continuously for at least one year prior to their appointment.

Letters of interest and resumes can be mailed to 100 Municipal Drive, Newtown, Pennsylvania, 18940, emailed to, or faxed to 215-968-5368 - Attention: Olivia Kivenko.

The Responsibilities of Newtown Township Supervisors

2018 Newtown Township Road Improvement Program

Roads Scheduled To Be Paved;

  • Old Frost Lane
  • Prince Phillip Court
  • Princess Lane
  • West King Charles Lane
  • East King Charles Lane
  • Delaware Court
  • Hunters Way
  • Parkview Court
  • Hidden Tum
  • Quaker Drive
  • Sentinel Avenue, small section connected to Quaker Dr.
  • Jonquil Drive, from Shamrock Ct. to Foxglove ct.
  • Burgundy Lane, from Hartford Ln. to the cul-de-sac
  • Wrights Road, between Woods Edge Dr. and Peter Taylor Farm
  • Lower Silver Lake Road, from the Bypass to the Township border
  • Everett Drive, from Stanford Pi. just past Davis Ln.

All of the roads listed above are to be milled and re-paved. This work will also include improvements to various storm water inlets, minor curb replacement, and replacement of the handicap ramps to make them ADA compliant.

A work schedule will be posted soon and will be updated as work progresses.

Questions or concerns please contact the Public Works Department at, 215-968-2800 ext. 246 or

John Mack