Newtown Area Joint Zoning Council

Meeting of February 2, 2012




The February 2, 2012 meeting of the Newtown Area Zoning Council was called to order at 7:30 pm at the Wrightstown Township Building.


Members Present:


Wrightstown Township: Chester Pogonowski

Joe Conroy

Jane Magne

Newtown Township: Michael Gallagher

Ryan Gallagher

Upper Makefield Township: Walt Wydro

Dan Rattigan

Solicitor: Terry Clemons

Bucks County Planning: Lynn Bush


Reorganization and Appointments

Chester Pogonowski asked for nominations for officers, and the following officers were elected by unanimous vote for 2012:


Chairman: Chester Pogonowski

Vice-Chariman: Dan Rattigan

Treasurer: Mike Gallagher


The following appointments were made, by unanimous vote.

Recording Secretary: Ethel Hibbs

Solicitor: Terry Clemons Clemons, Richter and Reiss

Planner: Lynn bush, Bucks county Planning Commission

Auditor: Wrightstown twshp. Elected auditors

Bank: Firest National Bank and Trust Company of Newtown

Meeting times: First Thursday of the month at 7:30 pm at the Wrightstown Township Blg


Minutes The minutes of the October 6, 2011 meeting were approved as submitted,

upon motion of Jane Magne, seconded by Dan Rattigan.

The meeting notes from the December 1, 2011 and the January 5, 2012 meetings were accepted, there being no quorum for these meetings.


Bills Bills were paid to Bucks County Planning Commission and to Clemons, Richter and Reiss, upon motion by Mike Gallagher, seconded by Ryan Gallagher, and passed unanimously.


Meetings for 2012 Chester reported that he had discussed the organization for the coming year with Mike Gallaher and Dan Rattigan. It was agreed that, because of the smaller work load, the JZC could meet quarterly, or on an as-needed basis. It is important for the Joint Planning Commission to have representatives from the three townships and also to get guidance from the supervisors on certain topics.


The idea of training sessions for new supervisors was raised, but there was a feeling that this was not a part of the central mission of the jointure.


Planning Commission members who attend the JPC should be taking the ideas and the ordinances back to their own township planning commissions.


It was decided that the JZC would meet quarterly in January, April, July and October and the JPC would meet monthly on the first Thursday.


Mike Gallagher suggested that Newtown Borough should be invited to attend.


The meeting was adjourned at 8:25 pm.