Senator Mario Scavello E-Newsletter

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In this Update:

  • Monday: Scavello Senior Expo
  • In Case You Missed It: School Property Tax Elimination Update
  • New Law Authorizes Rescue of Animals in Hot Cars
  • State and Federal Alert System
  • Most Holy Trinity Parish Yard Sale July 26-28
  • Around the 40th District

Monday: Scavello Senior Expo

Representatives from the Monroe County Assessment Office will be at my annual Senior Expo this coming Monday, July 15th to discuss the Monroe County reassessment with concerned residents and answer any questions. The Assessment Office will host sessions every hour at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon.

In Case You Missed It: School Property Tax Elimination Update

I recently provided a thorough update on the number one issue in our region: school property tax elimination. You can read it here.

New Law Authorizes Rescue of Animals in Hot Cars

This is the first summer since PA’s Animals in Distress law was enacted last fall.

Act 104 of 2018 authorizes public safety professionals to remove dogs and cats from unattended motor vehicles if there’s imminent danger from heat, cold or other causes. Reasonable steps must be taken to locate the driver of the vehicle.

State and Federal Alert System

Sign up for the AlertPA notification system if you’d like emergency & weather alerts, health notifications, building alerts and other updates from commonwealth & federal agencies.

It alerts you if your address falls in the path of severe weather, as determined by the National Weather Service. You can customize the types of notifications and add an additional address.

Most Holy Trinity Parish Yard Sale July 26-28

Most Holy Trinity Parish will host an indoor yard sale at 212 Route 390, Cresco, PA on July 26, 27, and 28 to raise funds for a new church project. Refreshments will be provided, in addition to a bake sale and tricky tray.

Around the 40th District

Over the weekend I had the opportunity to stop by the Monroe County Historical Association to check out an archeological dig site on the site of Stroud Mansion. The Historical Association was awarded a $23,358 Keystone Historic Preservation Grant to host a dig to uncover artifacts critical to the history of the Stroud family and the property’s past use.

Dr. Jonathan Burns of Juniata College coordinated the dig site and a number of exceptional undergraduate and graduate students who helped uncover over 30,000 new artifacts. Now that the three-week dig has concluded, the team members will now clean and document the artifacts before returning them to the Historical Association’s collection.

I want to thank Dr. Burns and the following students who participated in recovering valuable pieces of our Monroe County history: Haley Hoffman, William and Mary; Sam Edwards, Indiana University of PA; Philip Harney, Juniata College; Roland Hunter, Juniata College; Dakota Kalavoda, Lycoming College; Thomas Knezevich, Juniata College; Evan Lobodzinski, Bloomsburg University; Autumn McDivitt, Juniata College; Rachel Mignona, Juniata College; Mary Owen, Penn State University; and Amelia Potetz, University of Pittsburgh.

I want to offer a sincere thank you to Stephen DeFranco who was recently honored for 50 years of service as the Team Manager of the Roseto American Legion baseball team. Thank you for your long-standing example of sportsmanship in our community.

*Please forgive the blurriness of the posted photo.*

I was happy to be a part of the Portland & Upper Mount Bethel 4th of July parade. In only the third year of this event, it continues to grow bigger and better each year. I rode in the parade working as Santa’s helper to hand out stuffed animals to children.


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