Emergency Responders – On
Wednesday, I joined my House colleagues in unanimously passing
legislation that would give much-needed assistance to our volunteer
firefighters and emergency medical service providers.
Do Not Call List Changes – On
Tuesday, the House Consumer Affairs Committee unanimously passed
legislation I support that would make changes to the Telemarketer
Registration Act of 1996. House Bill 105 would no longer require you to
re-register for the “do-not-call” list and would prohibit telemarketing
on legal holidays.
Firewood Available - If
you're up for a road trip and in need of firewood, the Allegheny
National Forest has recently completed a commercial timber sale at the
Kiasutha Campground, resulting in a large quantity of downed trees
available for removal.
Anyone wishing to gather the
firewood must have a valid Forest Service firewood permit, which can be
purchased at any Allegheny National Forest office:
Bradford Ranger District: 29 Forest Service Dr.; Bradford. Phone: 362-4613.
The timber is located throughout the
campground, day use area and near the boat launch. There are some areas
where firewood collection is prohibited and these areas are gated or
are marked that they’re not open for collection. Anyone gathering
firewood must leave their vehicles parked on the pavement.
There is a minimum purchase of 3.2
ccf (approximately 4 cords) for $20. Additional cords can be purchased
for $5 per ccf. The maximum amount of cords purchased per household per
year is 10 ccf.
Timber at this site will only be available until Sunday, April 30.
The new Elk County Community
Recycling Center on Washington Street in St. Marys held an open house
last week. The facility was made possible through grants from the
Department of Environmental Protection, West Penn Power Sustainable
Energy Fund and Stackpole Hall Foundation.
I enjoyed touring the center with
Elk County Recycling/Solid Waste Coordinator Bekki Titchner, ARC
Metals/Hoeganaes Corporation Sales Manager John Blauser and members of
Boy Scout Troop 95. In addition to the usual recyclable materials like
plastics and paper, Elk County residents can bring to the facility used
oil, batteries, white goods, household hazardous waste products and
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