Office Locations 
District Offices
2030 Center Street
Northampton, PA 18067
Telephone: (610) 502-2701
FAX: (610) 502-2704
Hours: M – F
9:00 am – 4:30 pm 
                    
Slatington Borough Hall
125 South Walnut Street
1st Floor
Slatington PA 18080
Telephone: (610) 760-9805
FAX: (610) 821-6109
Hours: M - F
9:00 am – 4:30 pm 

Capitol Address Information
402 Irvis Office Building
PO Box 202183
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2067
Telephone: (717) 772-5398
Fax (717) 783-7667


Eagle Scout Honored
10/19/2018
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Eagle Scout Honored

 
On Sunday, I presented a House citation to Jonathan Barry Hixson-Cooper at his Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony. A member of Troop 33 in Bath, he is the son of Melissa and Jen Hixson-Cooper and lives in Allen Township. For his Eagle Scout project, Jonathan planned and coordinated the construction of a mulch play area and a wooden bench for the Walnutport Borough Park. Congratulations, Jonathan!
 

Shredding Event Scheduled
As a free service to the community, I am co-hosting a shredding event with Sen. Pat Browne (R-Lehigh) on Saturday, Oct. 20, to give residents a chance to safeguard themselves against identity theft by having their personal documents securely destroyed.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to noon, at Robert “Bob” LaBold Maintenance Building, 550 W. Church St., Slatington.

Acceptable items include all paper and manila folders. No more than four bags or boxes per household are permitted, and no businesses, please. Staples or paper clips do not need to be removed. For more information, please call one of my district offices at (610) 502-2701 or (610) 760-9805.
 

Small Games of Chance, Liquor Law Regulations Seminar Upcoming
In an effort to provide the most up-to-date information to holders of small games of chance licenses, I will be hosting a Small Games of Chance and Liquor Law Regulations Seminar.

The event will be held on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 6-9 p.m., at the Diamond Fire Company, 110 Main St., Walnutport. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.

Liquor Code Enforcement Officer Derrick DeVaney of the Bureau of Liquor Code Enforcement’s Allentown District Office will lead the presentation. Time will be allotted for a question-and-answer session.

To reserve a seat, please visit my website at RepMako.com or call my district offices at 610-502-2701 or 610-760-9805.
 

Medicare Part D Assistance
APPRISE Medicare annual open enrollment counseling will be available in my Northampton District Office, 2030 Center St., Northampton, each Tuesday through Dec. 4, except for Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Appointments are available from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to receive direct assistance with prescription plan comparisons and enrollment. Please bring your Medicare card, other insurance cards (i.e. VA, PACE, PACENET, ACCESS) and a complete list of your medications and dosages.

To schedule an appointment, please call my office at 610-502-2701.
 

Prescription Drug Coverage Expansion to Cover 17,000 More Seniors
Legislation to expand eligibility for the state’s PACENET prescription drug coverage program passed the House last week and the state Senate this week. It has been sent to the governor for his review. Up to 17,000 Pennsylvania seniors are expected to benefit from this expansion.

House Bill 270 would increase the annual maximum income limits in the PACENET program to $27,500 for a single person and to $35,500 for a married couple. Current maximum income requirements for the PACENET program, which covers those individuals with incomes exceeding PACE maximums, are $23,500 for a single individual and $31,500 for a married couple annually.

Additionally, the bill would allow two new pharmacy-based programs to be developed under the PACE program to assist seniors in monitoring their prescription drug usage.

This eligibility expansion would be the first since 2004, and it is funded by proceeds from the Pennsylvania Lottery.
 

Designation to Raise Awareness of Domestic Violence
To raise awareness of domestic violence and encourage victims to seek help, House Resolution 1046 passed the House to designate October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Pennsylvania.

Domestic violence – a pattern of abusive behavior used to establish power and control over an intimate partner – affects men and women in all racial, ethnic, religious, educational, social and economic backgrounds. It takes many forms, whereby victims are often subjected to abuse, harassment, threats, vandalism, trespassing, burglary, theft and stalking.

Last year, 117 people were killed in Pennsylvania by someone who was supposed to love them. More information about domestic violence is available here.
 

PennDOT Improves Customer Care Website
To make it easier to report concerns on state roads, PennDOT has modernized its online customer care center.

The new website will include new mapping capabilities, optional photo uploads and a mobile-friendly interface.

Concerns are sorted into several categories: road or bridge conditions; removing debris from a roadway; traffic, signs or signals; ongoing roadwork or projects; or general questions and concerns.

Motorists are asked to be as specific as possible when providing locations of concerns. Motorists should report the county, municipality, street name and state route number, which can be found on small black and white signs posted along state highways. In addition, a description of any familiar landmarks are helpful for PennDOT to locate the problem area.

As of Sept. 30, the previous Customer Care Center had nearly 45,000 concerns submitted this year, according to PennDOT, with more than 96 percent of those concerns being resolved.
 
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Office Locations
2030 Center Street, Northampton, PA 18067 | Phone: 610-502-2701
Slatington Borough Hall, 125 S. Walnut Street, First Floor, Slatington, PA 18080 | Phone: 610-760-9805
402A Irvis Office, PO Box 202183. Harrisburg, PA 17120-2183 | (717) 772-5398
Email Address: ZMako@pahousegop.com
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