Week of August 17, 2015
Fort Indiantown Gap March for the Fallen
Categories include: a 28-mile “path to honor” route with a heavy division (35 pound minimum rucksack/backpack and uniform) and a light division (no weight requirement and no uniform); a 14-mile “hawk walk challenge” with heavy and light divisions; a 5K “run in honor”, and; a 1K kids run. For more information and to register, click here. Volunteer opportunities are also available.
Additionally, there will be ceremonies honoring the sacrifices of Vietnam Veterans as part of the Department of Defense 50th Commemoration of the Vietnam War, as well as Gold-Star families. There will also be a free pasta dinner at the Area 12 picnic grove on October 9 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. for all registered participants and their families.
PennDOT Winter Maintenance Program Accepting Applications
PA DEP Grant Program Open for Chesapeake Bay Watershed Municipalities
The grants will fund construction of urban stormwater best management practices (BMPs) to reduce the discharge of nutrients and sediments delivered to local waterways and the Chesapeake Bay. Eligible projects include, but are not limited to: raingardens/bioretention; permeable pavement; urban steam restoration; urban tree planting; green roofs, and; wetlands and wet ponds. Projects cannot be associated with new development or for new detention basins, and must be within urbanized areas according to the latest Decennial Census in which National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit coverage is required for the discharge of stormwater.
Projects must be complete within two years of grant award. For more information or to apply, click here, or contact Leif Rowles at firstname.lastname@example.org or (717) 783-2290. Grant applications are due no later than October 9.
Senate Majority Policy Chairman’s Budget Impasse Telephone Town Hall
Question: The House and Senate passed a balanced
budget before the June 30 deadline. What do you think the Governor should have
done with that budget?
Question: The bills which we did pass – a
balanced, no-tax increase budget, the privatization of the state’s liquor
stores, and a bill to reform our pension system for state and school district
employees, were all vetoed by the Governor. Here are our options, which do you
Question: Of the several proposals being floated
in the Capitol to deal with school property tax reform, which one do you
Question: Pennsylvania currently faces a $50
Billion shortfall for funding its pension obligations. The House and Senate
recently passed a bill to change the current system, but Governor Wolf vetoed
the bill. Do you support pension reform?
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