|Senator Scavello addresses U. Mt Bethel Supervisors|
"It's a lot more crowded here than it was in Bangor," joked Scavello about the crowd "There were only two people in Bangor," joked
Scavello, who brought his Chief of Staff with him, stated he would like to personally visit each of the municipalities he represents at least twice a year.
Asking what he could do for them actually took Supervisors by surprise. They're not usually offered help by state legislators.
"We need more jobs, I know that," Scavello stated.
Finally, Township Manager Bob Cartwright asked Scavello about Governor Wolf's proposed budget. Scaello stated that it would result in a 30% property tax reduction in this area. "But he's holding it a year," Senator Scavello complained, noting that Governor Wold does not plan to distribute any of the property tax relief for another year.
"I'll support it if it helps us. If it doesn't, I'll support [SB]76," he stated, referring to a tax shifting bill that has been under consideration in Harrisburg for several years.
After Scavello was gone, Supervisors thought of several things they could ask for help with, including grant money for an emergency generator. Next time, I think they'll be ready.