Contact Information 
District Office
Carriage House Square
2785 Route 115, Suite 103
Effort, PA 18330
Phone: (570) 620-4341
Fax: (570) 620-4349

Tobyhanna Township Building
105 Government Center Way
Pocono Pines, PA 18350
Phone: (570) 643-7683

Capitol Office

Room 423, Irvis Office Building
PO Box 202176
Harrisburg PA 17120-2176
Phone: (717) 787-7732
Radon – Is Your Home Safe?
1/18/2019
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.
       
 
Stay Safe During Winter Weather

In preparation for the upcoming storm predicted by forecasters, Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) offers some commonsense tips to help you and your loved ones stay safe on the roads and in your homes during winter weather emergencies.

Please take some time to look at and follow these simple suggestions to ensure you and your loved ones remain safe during severe winter weather conditions.
 
 
Need Help Filling Out Your Property Tax/Rent Rebate Application?


 
Residents who filed a Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program application in past years may have already received or will receive in the near future a new application to re-apply for the program. If you have received the application and would like assistance filling it out, please feel free to contact my Effort district office by dialing 570-620-4341 or my Tobyhanna district office by dialing (570) 643-7683.

New applicants will be able to access applications in my district office once we receive them from the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue. If you would like to receive an application once they are available, please contact one of my district offices.

More information about the program, including eligibility guidelines, is available on the Department of Revenue website.
 
 
Helping Constituents at Five Loaves Food Pantry

 

My staff and I last week were at the Five Loaves Food Pantry in Pocono Pines to help constituents who needed assistance applying for or information about state government programs and services. We visit the food pantry every month to deliver constituent services to people who might not be able to travel to our district office.
 
                     
 
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, January 19, through Monday, January 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.
 
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