Jan. 18, 2019

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#Listrak\DateStampLong# The latest news from the State Capitol

Landowner Town Hall With PA Attorney General Josh Shapiro
Attorney General Josh Shapiro is hosting a landowner town hall event on Thursday, Jan. 24, beginning at 4:45 p.m. at Towanda Area Junior/Senior High School at 1 High School Drive, Towanda.

I know that many residents in the 83rd District and across Northeast Pennsylvania have expressed interest in landowner rights, and this is an opportunity for you to ask questions and get informed.

New Process At PPL When Requesting Or Expanding Service
PPL is now asking that customers contact them at a much earlier stage in their project planning process.

Complete list of changes:
• All work orders except temporary interruptions must be submitted a minimum of nine weeks before you would like PPL on-site.
  o Temporary interruptions – such as for tree trimming around a wire – must be submitted six weeks in advance.

• Customer requirements – including ratepayer confirmation, payment, signed right-of-way agreement, contract agreement and, if needed, tree work – must be completed six weeks in advance of your scheduled PPL work date.

• Electrical inspection must be completed three weeks in advance.
  o If applicable, trench/conduit for underground secondary services must be completed three weeks prior to PPL’s scheduled work.
  o Underground trench for primary services must be completed one week prior.

You can review this chart to learn when you should contact PPL going forward. You may also visit their comprehensive Questions and Answer webpage for details or call PPL at 1-800-DIAL-PPL (1-800-342-5775) with questions.

Radon – Is Your Home Safe?
An estimated 40 percent of Pennsylvania homes have higher levels of radon than national safety standards, due to the state’s geology. However, residents can perform a simple test to detect this gas, which is considered the second leading cause of lung cancer.

Radon is an odorless, colorless radioactive gas that occurs naturally from the breakdown of uranium in soil and rocks and enters homes through cracks in the foundation or other openings. High levels of radon tend to be found in basements, but the gas can be found anywhere in the home.

Winter is a good time to test for radon, because doors and windows are generally closed, providing more accurate results. Simple radon test kits are inexpensive and available at home improvement and hardware stores.

January is national Radon Action Month. For more information on radon in the home, click here

PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday
All PennDOT driver license and photo centers, including the full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Saturday, Jan. 19, through Monday, Jan. 21, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Customers may still obtain a variety of driver and vehicle products and services, including all forms, publications and driver training manuals, online through PennDOT’s Driver and Vehicle Services website, dmv.pa.gov.

Protect Your Vehicle from Theft
Nearly half of all stolen vehicles are due to driver error. You can protect your vehicle from theft with these simple steps:

Always take your keys. Don’t leave them in or on your vehicle.
Close and lock all windows and doors when you park.
Park in well-lit areas.
Never leave valuables in your vehicle, especially where they can be seen.
Never leave your vehicle while it’s running.
Park your vehicle in a garage, if possible.

For more information on motor vehicle theft prevention, visit nhtsa.gov/theft.
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