The Preliminary 2022 Budget has been "hung"; i.e., advertised to the public, which has 20 days to review the details.

In this revised version of the previously "recommended" budget, the 1.5 mill tax increase has been eliminated and money reallocated from the General Fund reserve will go into the Fire Protection Fund.  As a result, the reserve fund will drop to an historic low of 8.6% of expenditures.

Cuts to this budget can still be made in order to get the reserve fund up to a reasonable level to cover unanticipated expenses

This survey asks respondents to select the cuts they would support in order to maintain fire protection while ensuring an adequate reserve fund for unanticipated expenses without dipping further into the General Fund. The list of items to cut in this survey includes many – but NOT all – of the expenditures in the preliminary budget. 

Your opinion matters!

After taking the survey, you'll be able to see a real-time summary of the results collected to date. To protect the anonymity of respondents, open-ended responses (i.e., comments) are not included.

DISCLAIMER: This is not an official Newtown Township Survey. It’s purpose is solely to inform John Mack, a Newtown Supervisor, of your opinions. The opinions expressed here are solely those of John Mack and do not represent the opinions of any other person or entity.