Schemel sets slate of town hall meetings

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

In an effort to gain a better understanding of where constituents in the 90th District stand on a variety of issues, Rep. Paul Schemel (R-Franklin) is once again hosting a series of town hall meetings at various locations in the area during 2016.

The topic of the first town hall meeting is whether state judges should be elected or appointed. The event is scheduled from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at the Hamilton Township Municipal Building, 1270 Crottlestown Road, Chambersburg.

“I hosted a number of town hall meetings last year, which were well received,” said Schemel. “We are scheduling more of them this year because they are an effective way to engage in an open dialogue with the people who have sent me to the General Assembly to represent them. I encourage their participation in these upcoming events.”

The topics and schedule of the town hall meetings, which each run from 6:30-7:30 p.m., are as follows:

• Electing Judges vs. Appointing Them, Thursday, Feb. 18, Hamilton Township Municipal Building, 1270 Crottlestown Road, Chambersburg.

• Pennsylvania’s Agricultural Policies and Issues, Thursday, April 21, Quincy Township Building, 7575 Mentzer Gap Road, Waynesboro.

• Budget Update, Thursday, July 7, Greencastle Borough Hall, 60 N. Washington St., Greencastle.

• School Consolidation, Thursday, Aug. 18, Alexander Hamilton Free Library, 45 E. Main St., Waynesboro.

• Public Employee Pension Reform, Thursday, Sept. 15, Washington Township Board Room, 13013 Welty Road, Waynesboro.

• Homeschool Issues, Thursday, Nov. 17, Blue Ridge Summit Free Library, 13676 Monterey Lane, Blue Ridge Summit.

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