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Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Owlett, Causer Co-Host Policy Committee Hearing to Discuss Stream Maintenance and Flooding


HARRISBURG – In the wake of major flooding across the Northern Tier earlier this year, Reps. Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) and Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter), chairman of the House Majority Policy Committee, will co-host a hearing focused on the importance of maintaining creeks and streams.

The hearing will be held on Monday, Dec. 6, at 3 p.m. at the Wellsboro Fire Company Annex, 21 E. Ave., Wellsboro.

“I’m excited to have members from across the state coming to Wellsboro to learn more about the growing challenges we face with flooding, due in large part to our limited ability to properly maintain our creeks and streams,” Owlett said. “This is a great opportunity to educate and effect policy changes that can help protect lives and livelihoods in our communities in the future.”

“The flooding this summer once again demonstrated we have work to do to ensure our streams and creeks are properly maintained to help minimize flooding and property damage,” Causer added. “The testimony presented at this hearing will help as we work to develop policies that more effectively protect our communities.”

The hearing is open to the public, but in-person testimony is limited to several panels representing government officials, conservation organizations, and citizens and landowners.

However, the lawmakers are asking for input from across the region, including written testimony and photos of flood damage that can be displayed on poster boards during the hearing.

Photos should be submitted as soon as possible by email to KJohns@pahousegop.com. Written testimony may be emailed to the same address or dropped off at either members’ district offices, or at the hearing location on Dec. 6.

People planning to attend the hearing are asked to RSVP by calling Owlett’s offices in Wellsboro (570-724-1390) or Troy (570-297-3045). The hearing will also be streamed live on Owlett’s website, www.RepOwlett.com, and his Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/RepOwlett. It will also stream on Causer’s site at www.RepCauser.com or www.Facebook.com/RepCauser.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

These two sure are opportunistic, politicizing all kinds of public interest matters by focusing on issues that are not even in their own legislative districts. So transparent and lame. Note how the email address is "pahousegop." That shows the partisanship and politicization of issues. Why not seek out members of the other party to explore common interests such as SERVING THE PUBLIC?

Anonymous said...

8:06 nobody from "the other party" wants to or will help serve the public, all they want to do is call people racists... they're day is coming tho, and the dummy in the White House is really speeding things up for them...

Anonymous said...

I don't understand how you could be angry about people taking initiative to protect PA from our regularly terrible flooding disasters for any other reason than the well-stated "they're REPUBLICANS"

If you have a problem with your democrats not doing something, go yell at the democrats for not doing something.

Or just be happy that someone is doing something to help and get past the labels -- that's just petty.

Anonymous said...

Can't we all just get along?