Mon Valley Moment: LSA Informational Tour to Kick Off at Twilight Borough Meeting
7/3/2019
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Mon Valley Moment: LSA Informational Tour to Kick Off at Twilight Borough Meeting

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In order that local leaders, stakeholders and the general public have the correct information about Washington County’s current Local Share Account (LSA) process, I will begin our “LSA Informational Tour” on Tuesday, July 9 at the regularly scheduled Twilight Borough meeting.

Watch my latest Mon Valley Moment video above for complete details!

Topics for discussion will include:
  • What is LSA and where does the money come from?
  • What is the current process and guidelines?
  • Who is responsible for the current process?
  • Do current Washington County LSA Grant Review Committee members complete an ethics statement regarding potential conflicts of interest?
  • Does the LSA Grant Review Committee rotate or appoint new members on a regular basis?
I will also be sharing information we have collected to date and information that is missing. We especially want to encourage any other stakeholders that have had experience with the current LSA process in Washington County to reach out to our office to share or request more information.

Most importantly, we all should be able to agree that fair, transparent and accountable government at all levels benefits us, the tax paying public. If not, we will never be able to put progress ahead of politics!
 
 
Ice Cream Social Town Hall Set for July 18

 

Our next Town Hall Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, July 18. Beginning at 6 p.m., this informative Ice Cream Social will be held at Franklin Community Park, Pavilion 1, 115 Warchol Road, Vanderbilt, PA 15486.

Enjoy some refreshing ice cream and learn more about the services available to you through our Belle Vernon district office. Come out and discuss what’s going on at the local level and throughout our state, share ideas, ask questions and leave with answers!

Please RSVP by calling our district office at (724) 929-2660 by Monday, July 15, to let us know if you will be attending.

We hope to see you there! Tell your friends and neighbors!
 
 
Supporting Our National Guard Members and Their Families

 

A new initiative to help our Pennsylvania National Guard members and their families has been signed into law.

Act 32 of 2019 extends the current Pennsylvania National Guard Military Education Program by including a Guard member’s spouse or child in this benefit program. The benefit will be offered in exchange for a Guard member’s six-year reenlistment.

Under the law, the educational benefit can be used at any Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) institution or any institution of higher learning approved by the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency.

If the approved institution costs less than the annual tuition rate charged by the state system schools, the student would not pay anything. If it costs more than PASSHE’s annual tuition rate, the student would only pay expenses in excess of PASSHE’s annual tuition rate.

Pennsylvania National Guard members will be eligible for the benefit beginning July 1. Their family members may begin claiming the benefit on Aug. 1, 2020.
 
 
PennDOT Accepting Applications for Winter Maintenance Positions



Individuals seeking seasonal employment are encouraged to apply for a variety of winter maintenance positions now open through PennDOT.

The program runs from September through April, and includes positions for transportation equipment operators, diesel and construction equipment mechanics, automotive mechanics, tradesman helpers, clerks, clerk typists, stock clerks, welders, semi-skilled laborers and custodial workers.

Individuals in these positions supplement the permanent workforce and have the potential to lead to permanent full-time employment. Additional details about the positions, along with the job application, are available at www.employment.pa.gov. Click on “Open Jobs” and then go to “PennDOT Winter Program.”
 
 
Antlerless Licenses on Sale Starting Monday


Application for the purchase of antlerless deer licenses begins this Monday, July 8, for Pennsylvania residents who already hold a 2019-20 hunting license.

Hunters wishing to apply may do so by sending a paper application with a check or money order to their local county treasurer’s office. Cost of a license is $6.90. Please click here to view contact information for your local county treasurer.

Non-residents may submit their first applications a week later, beginning Monday, July 15.
Hunters are limited to purchasing one license at this time. In any Wildlife Management Unit (WMU) where antlerless licenses remain, resident and nonresident applicants may apply for a second license beginning Aug. 5.

Information on how many licenses have been allotted to each WMU, as well as how many have been purchased, is available by clicking here.

All successful applicants will receive their antlerless deer licenses after the second Monday in September.
 
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