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Senator Mario Scavello

In this Edition:

  • July Episode of Legislative Report
  • July 18: Scavello Senior Expo
  • Senator Scavello will host Veterans Assistance Day
  • Assistance with the Property Tax and Rent Rebate Form
  • Antlerless Deer License Applications Available
  • Upcoming Events in the 40th
  • Pennsylvania Adopts Rear-Facing Child Car Seat Requirement
  • Preventing Home Burglaries

July Episode of Legislative Report

July 2016 - Monroe County Commissioners

In the July episode of my Legislative Report program, I interview Monroe County Commissioners John Moyer, Charlie Garris and John Christy to discuss various issues in our county, including the county reassessment process and updates to the 2030 Plan.


July 18: Scavello Senior Expo

I hope you can make it Monday, July 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for my Senior Expo at Pocono Mountain Swiftwater Elementary Center.

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This free event features door prizes, health screenings, educational seminars and refreshments. Exhibitors from government agencies and senior citizen organizations will be on hand. State Representatives David Parker, Rosemary Brown, and Jack Rader will also be there.


Senator Scavello will host Veterans Assistance Day

On the second Tuesday of each month, the American Legion holds a Veterans Assistance Day at our Tannersville district office.

The next Veterans Assistance Day is July 12. The district office is located at 2989 Route 611, Suite 103 in Tannersville.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., a service officer with the American Legion Pennsylvania Department will be on site to assist veterans with issues including: compensation and pension claims, education benefits, enrollment in the VA health care system, burial and survivor benefits, state benefits, and obtaining military personnel and medical records.

Veterans do not need to be a member of the American Legion to receive these services. Please contact the Tannersville office to schedule an appointment at 570-620-4326.


Assistance with the Property Tax and Rent Rebate Form

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My office is always available to help senior citizens, disabled individuals and other qualified residents complete the PA-1000 Property Tax and Rent Rebate application found here.

Please be sure to stop by one of my offices for assistance.

Monroe County Northampton County
2989 Route 611, Suite 103 2 North Robinson Avenue
Tannersville, PA 18372 Pen Argyl, PA 18072
Phone: 570.620.4326 Phone: 610.863.1200

Antlerless Deer License Applications Available

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Anterless Deer License Applications can be submitted beginning Monday, July 11th. To see how many Antlerless Licenses are currently (nearly real time) available visit this link, Antlerless Deer License Availability. You can find out more information through the Game Commission here.


Pennsylvania Adopts Rear-Facing Child Car Seat Requirement

In mid-August, Pennsylvania will begin requiring children under 2 years of age to be transported in rear-facing child seats to increase the protection of an infant’s head, neck and spine, according to the Pennsylvania State Police.

Act 43 of 2016, signed into law June 13, establishes a primary offense, permitting an officer to stop an offending driver. The violator will pay a fine up to $100 plus court costs, $30 for the CAT Fund, $10 for the Emergency Medical Services Fund and a $10 fee for administrative costs. Violators will receive only a verbal warning during the introductory one-year grace period. The fines will be dismissed at the hearing for those presenting evidence of acquisition of an appropriate child seat.

Current law requires an approved car seat for children under 4 years of age. Pennsylvania joins California, New Jersey and Oklahoma in requiring rear-facing child seats, in line with recommendations from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.


Preventing Home Burglaries

Summer vacations and weekend excursions may leave your home vulnerable to burglars, according to the Pennsylvania State Police.

The greatest number of burglaries occur in July, amplified by increased daylight and poorly secured doors and windows. The PSP report burglars break into a house, apartment or condominium every 11 minutes.

Take steps to protect your family and property from burglary:

  • Lock all doors and windows.
  • Keep travel plans private.
  • Avoid notes on doors.
  • Pay attention to unfamiliar people and vehicles.
  • Break down and conceal under your trash the boxes from large purchases.
  • Install solid wood or steel exterior doors.
  • Remove, relocate, or trim landscaping elements serving as cover for burglars.
  • Secure ladders, screwdrivers, hammers, pliers, or other tools that may aid a burglar.
  • Use vertical bolts and a stick in your sliding glass door’s track.
  • Establish a Neighborhood Watch.

Review additional crime prevention recommendations from the PSP for a safe and secure summer.


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I had the opportunity to attend an event honoring Korean, World War II and Vietnam veterans living in Pleasant Valley, Getz and Brookmont Senior Centers. I would like to thank you the American Legion for hosting this event and honor “those who have given their yesterdays for our tomorrows.”

I was pleased to meet with the leaders of Feeding Families Ministries yesterday on Route 940. Thank you Jean Marie Taddeo, Diane and John Hines for all you do to help our community.


Upcoming Events in the 40th

  • Bushkill Township Vol. Fire Company Carnival (Saturday, July 9 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.)
  • Shawnee Riverfest (Sunday, July 10 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.)

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Offices

Senate Box 203040
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3040
Phone: (717) 787-6123

Monroe County Office
DePue Plaza
2989 Route 611, Suite 103
Tannersville, PA 18372
Phone (570) 620-4326
FAX (570) 620-4379
9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Northampton County Office
2 North Robinson Avenue
Pen Argyl, PA 18072
Phone (610) 863-12001200
FAX (610) 863-1214
9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

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