Welcome to the May, 2019, issue of
Newtown News Update
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Public Comments Save Roberts Ridge
At the May 8, 2019, Newtown Township Board of Supervisors (BOS) public
meeting, several residents and watershed experts spoke out against the
establishment of a "meadow" in Roberts Ridge Park as part of the
township's Pollution Reduction Plan.[For more details regarding the plan
and its potential impact on parks, please read the story published in the
The plan calls for such meadows to be established in
. For Roberts Ridge Park, which is located on Lower Dolington Road
and Frost Lane, the meadow was proposed for the area where the Newtown
Parks & Recreation Department hosts its “Super Soccer Stars” educational
program for children and where many local residents fly kites, play frisbee,
and walk their dogs.
When residents discovered that the meadow was already established before
anyone was notified, and before the Township received comments from the
public as required by the PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP),
many expressed their concern on the Nextdoor discussion boardhere
(membership required). Several residents also showed up at the May 8,
2019, public meeting to make comments before the BOS (see video here).