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Senator Tom killion

Dear Friend,

I will be sending out periodic Enewsletters to keep you informed about legislative action in Harrisburg and local items of interest. I hope that you find this information useful and share it with others.

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Please do not hesitate to contact me to express your views or to receive assistance with any issue or problem pertaining to state government.

Sincerely,

Tom Killion


Killion and Barrar Hosted State Route 322 Improvement Project Public Meeting

This week, on Wednesday, December 14, State Representative Steve Barrar and I hosted a Public Meeting regarding the State Route 322 Improvement Project. At this meeting, residents received a detailed overview from PennDOT engineers of the whole project, and were able to ask questions about specific areas of the project route. The projected timeline of this project is as follows:

  • The construction of the first phase “Section MIT” began in October of this year and is projected to end in the fall of 2018;
  • Phase two “Section 101” is set to begin in the spring of 2017 and will be completed in 2020; and
  • Phase three “Section 102” which is the final phase is expected to start in 2019 and will take about 4 to 5 years to complete.

PennDOT has dedicated an entire website to this project, for additional information please visit www.us322-conchester.com. My office is also here to assist you with any questions or concerns that you may have. Please do not hesitate to stop in or give us a call.


Apply Now for Home Heating Assistance Program

Pennsylvania’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is taking applications through March 31, 2017 for home heating assistance to qualifying low- and fixed-income individuals and families, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services.

Income eligibility for heating assistance for a household of one is $17,820, increasing incrementally with a family of ten’s income eligibility set at $73,815. Each additional person over ten raises the limit by $6,240.

Apply online or download an application through COMPASS, Pennsylvania’s secure website for many health and human service programs.


Winter Road Conditions

GPS-equipped snow plows will allow motorists to determine if the state roads they rely upon for daily travel are plowed and treated this winter, according to PennDOT.

The 511PA website is part of a statewide travel information service which provides reliable traffic, weather, and transit information to travelers to reduce congestion, and improve safety and mobility in Pennsylvania. Using real-time traffic data from various sources throughout the state, PennDOT is able to provide current information to commuters, travelers and commercial carriers so they can make informed decisions regarding their next drive to work, trip or delivery. By providing this information to travelers, 511 Pennsylvania helps to keep traffic moving.

Using 511PA, click the box beside the truck that appears above the map. Then click on the individual plow trucks appearing on the map to view details on the plow’s movements over the previous six hours.

Select winter road conditions, then click on the weather symbols posted along your planned route to reveal additional details including wind direction and speed, temperature and wind chill. Sunny or snowy, the website will also indicate traffic volume including free flowing, moderate, heavy, stop and go, and closures.

In addition to this website, the 511 telephone service provides travelers with real-time traffic conditions anywhere they have access to a phone. This free service may be accessed from most locations in the state. If you are unable to reach 511 Pennsylvania, your telephone carrier may not yet support this new service. Callers may access 511 Pennsylvania by dialing 1-877-511-PENN (7366).


Property Tax and Rent Rebate Deadline Approaching

Pennsylvania Property Tax and Rent Rebate Program deadline is December 31st for eligible Pennsylvanians. Just as a reminder that free application assistance is available through local Area Agencies on Aging, Senior Centers and PA Department of Revenue district offices.

Age, income and disability are critical eligibility factors. First time filers will need photocopies of documents providing proof of age, a spouse’s death certificate if widowed, and proof of permanent disability, if applicable.

Obtain the Property Tax and Rent Rebate Program application online or by mail or call 1-888-PATAXES. Questions may be answered by the Online Customer Service Center. More information may be found on the Department of Revenue website. If you have already applied and 8 to 10 weeks have lapsed since filing, contact the PA Department of Revenue for a status report on your rebate.


Pennsylvania State Police Application Deadline Approaching

The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) is currently accepting applications for State Police Cadets now through December 31, 2016. PSP is looking to fill approximately 500 job vacancies throughout the state. I encourage anyone who is interested to apply as soon as possible. Cadet eligibility requirements and other specific information is available on the PSP website. Candidates may apply online.


Toys for Tots Locations

The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.

By providing new toys for Christmas, the Toys for Tots program delivers a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters, to “assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.”

I am proud to be a supporter of this program.

You may donate a new, unwrapped toy at a location nearest you:

www.toysfortots.org/donate/toys.aspx.


How We Can Help You

Here are some of the ways that my office can assist you:

  • Free notary service.
  • Assistance with preparations of Property Tax/Rent Rebate claim forms.
  • Citations from the Pennsylvania Senate for notable local accomplishments and family milestones.
  • Information and problems with PA Insurance programs: Medical Assistance and CHIP.
  • Fishing and hunting information.
  • Information on financial assistance for higher education.
  • PennDOT forms for special tags and driver and vehicle services.
  • Pennsylvania Personal Income Tax forms.
  • Pennsylvania road maps.
  • Requests for copies of legislation, bills and regulations.
  • Requests for literature for students and senior citizens.
  • Tours of the State Capitol for individuals or groups.
  • Unemployment compensation issues.

How to Contact Me

I have 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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