County set to review plan
MIFFLINTOWN – Juniata County planning director Dave Bardell presented an update regarding the county’s hazardous mitigation plan Tuesday at a regular public meeting of the Juniata County Commissioners.
Every five years, the county is required to reassess efforts for reducing or eliminating long-term risks caused by hazards or disaster. Bardell said the plan is updated by providing public opportunities for risk assessment and identification of realistic mitigation goals.
The first stakeholder meeting already took place, and a public risk assessment and mitigation meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 13 at Walker Grange in Mexico. More information can be found at www.JuniataHMP.com.
Later in the meeting, the commissioners approved contracts between Juniata County and a number of human service agencies for the July 1, 2012 through Dec. 31, 2012 period. Commissioner Teresa O’Neal said allocation of funds has been delayed in recent years because of the process by which funds are received. Approved contracts include:
United Way of Mifflin-Juniata for facilitator services not exceeding $2,422;
Mifflin-Juniata Human Services for a special projects coordinator not exceeding $1,292;
Mifflin-Juniata Human Services for grant administration services not exceeding $2,083.50;
Shelter Services Inc. for intake services not exceeding $2,388;
Shelter Services Inc. for emergency mass shelter services for a sum not exceeding $10,100;
Shelter Services Inc. for rent and utility services not exceeding $2,554.
The commissioners also approved tentative contracts with the same agencies for Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2013:
United Way of Mifflin-Juniata for case management facilitator services not exceeding $2,069;
Mifflin-Juniata Human Services for a special projects coordinator not exceeding $13,937;
Mifflin-Juniata Human Services for grant administration services not exceeding $4,167;
Shelter Services Inc. for intake services not exceeding $2,039;
Shelter Services Inc. for emergency mass shelter services not exceeding $12,978;
Shelter Services In. for rent and utility services not exceeding $6,489.
Also during the meeting, the commissioners:
Approved tax exonerations for Mifflintown Borough, Monroe Township, Fayette Township and Susquehanna Township.
Acknowledged the resignation of Stacey M. Pannebaker as deputy register and recorder of Juniata County effective Jan. 25.
Ratified CDBG-IDIS checks No. 1,151 in the amount of $2,800 to M and E Construction for a housing rehabilitation project, No. 1,152 in the amount of $3,600 to Hostler Custom Woodworks for a housing rehabilitation project, No. 1,153 voided and No. 1,154 in the amount of $5,550 to SEDA-Council of Governments for administrative costs.
Ratified the letter of engagement to have Boyer and Ritter CPA’s to perform audit services for Juniata County for the fiscal year ended Dec. 31. Commissioner Jeffrey Zimmerman said these include a DPW audit not to exceed $2,600 and a 2012 audit for Juniata County not to exceed $38,425.
Approved checks Nos. 36,671 through 36,743 in the amount of $159,563.25.
The commissioners also reviewed the following informational items:
December 2012 Juniata County Children and Youth Statistical Report as submitted by Helen Henry, children and youth director.
December 2012 Summary of Collections Report – Fines and Costs as submitted by Jacqueline T. Leister, magisterial district judge.
Juniata County Adult and Juvenile Probation Department December monthly report as prepared by Michelle A. Beaver, chief probation officer.
December 2012 Summary of Collections Report – Fines and Costs as submitted by Barbara M. Lyter, magisterial district judge.