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Senator Tom killion

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Sincerely,

Tom Killion


Senator Killion Announces Grants Awarded to Local Communities

Nearly $2 million in Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) grants were awarded for local projects in Aston Township and Trainer Borough.

The CFA board voted to approve funding for the following Multimodal Transportation and Watershed Restoration and Protection projects:

  • Aston Township: $235,025 Newsome Property storm water control project.
  • Aston Township: $315,000 Concord Rd. and Donnelly Ave. roundabout project.
  • Aston Township: $332,500 Concord Rd. and MacIntyre Dr. roundabout project.
  • Trainer Borough: $1,000,000 to Consolidated Rail Corp. for Stony Creek Rail Yard reconfiguration and safety improvements.

These grants from the CFA are great news for our local communities. These projects will help improve local traffic flow, transportation safety and help complete flood control and watershed protection projects—all worthy projects that will improve our local quality of life.

CFA funds from the Watershed Restoration and Protection Program are made available by Act 13 of 2012, the state law that implemented a Marcellus Shale Impact Fee. The Marcellus Shale Impact Fee is paid by natural gas exploration companies operating in Pennsylvania and has distributed hundreds of millions of dollars to communities across Pennsylvania.

The Multimodal Transportation Fund provides grants to encourage economic development and ensure a safe and reliable transportation system in Pennsylvania.


Senate Approves Legislation To Help With Substitute Teacher Shortage

Recently the Senate approved legislation that will help to ease the shortage of substitute teachers in Pennsylvania school districts. This has proven to be an issue in the Commonwealth and with Senate Bill 1312 a student enrolled in a teaching preparation program at an accredited college or university in Pennsylvania would be able to substitute for a limited number of days.

The bill is now on its way to the House of Representatives for consideration.


Senator Killion Protects Consumers With New Legislation Signed Into Law

Wasting no time after only being in office for 58 days Senator Killion’s SB 1270 was signed into law by the Governor becoming Act 72. This legislation will update the Real Estate Appraisers Certification Act to comply with federal standards. With Act 72 this is just another way to better insure the protection of consumers in the Commonwealth.


The Timmons Family visited the Pennsylvania Capitol Building this past week


Town Hall Meetings

In the month of July, I will be hosting Town Hall Meetings throughout the 9th District. This is a chance for you to voice your concerns about state government issues. The first meeting will be held Thursday, July 14 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Garden City Fire Company, 412 Moore Road, Wallingford. If you plan on attending please RSVP to 610-358-5183. Light refreshments will be served. I hope to see you there.

Other upcoming Town Halls will be held at Bethel Township Hose Co. 1 Thursday July 21, and West Goshen Township Building Wednesday July 27.


Satellite Offices Now Open

Satellite offices have been set up to provide close-to-home services to area residents. The location and hours are listed here:

Nether Providence Township Building
214 Sykes Lane
Wallingford, PA 19086
1st Wednesday of each month
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Edgmont Township Building
1000 Gradyville Road
Gradyville, PA 19039
2nd Wednesday of each month
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Borough of Marcus Hook
10th and Green Streets
Marcus Hook, PA 19061
3rd Wednesday of each month
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Kennett Township Building
801 Burrows Run Road
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
4th Wednesday of each month
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The Chester Township Municipal Building
1150 Engle Street
Chester, PA 19013
1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month
1pm - 4pm


How to Contact Me

I have a staffed offices in the district and Harrisburg to provide you with top-notch constituent service and provide answers to legislative inquiries.

The district office is located at 100 Evergreen Drive, Suite 113 in Glen Mills PA, 19342. The phone number is (610) 358-5183. It is open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4:30 pm.

My Harrisburg office can be reached by phone at (717) 787-4712 or by mail at Senate Box 203009, Harrisburg, PA 17120.

If you are having any problems with state agencies or need help with a problem relating to government, my staff and I will be happy to assist you.

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Offices

Senate Box 203009
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3009
Phone: 717-787-4712
Fax: 717-783-7490
Toll-Free: 1-888-9th-Dist

100 Evergreen Drive
Suite 113
Glen Mills, PA 19342
Phone: 610-358-5183
Fax: 610-358-5184

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