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.
Wrightstown Township: Chester Pogonowski
Newtown Township: Michael Gallagher
Upper Makefield Township: Walt Wydro
Solicitor: Terry Clemons
Bucks County Planning: Lynn Bush
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.