Narcan available to area first responders

Hannon: Drug overdose medicine free, plentiful

MIFFLINTOWN – The Tri-County Drug and Alcohol Commission is reminding all first responders in Juniata County that the drug overdose medicine, Narcan, is free and available.

During Tuesday’s business meeting of the Juniata County Commissioners, Mike Hannon, the organization’s executive director, was on hand to say the commission has plenty of the drug available and is encouraging first responders , volunteer and paid fire personnel and police departments to contact the office should they wish to begin receiving Narcan.

“Any of these organizations can reach out to us by calling (717) 242-1446 and we’ll reach out to you,” Hannon emphasized. Hannon said there are no data requirements needed unless Narcan is actually used. “This has become a public safety issue for first responders, police officers, etc. now,” he noted. “We have plenty of it at no cost.”

In other business Tuesday, the Commissioners:

¯ Appointed Terry Flickinger as chairman of the Juniata County Board of Assessment Appeals. During a short meeting of that board, Sandra Harbaugh was elected as vice-chairman; Janet Stitt was elected secretary; and Linda Haubert was elected alternate.

¯ Reorganized the county salary board with the following leadership: Commissioner Alice Gray as chairperson; Commissioner Todd Graybill as vice-chairperson; and Treasurer Sandra King as secretary.

¯ Adopted a resolution authorizing the continuation of the Juniata County Industrial Authority for an additional 50 years to Jan. 2, 2068.

¯ Approved the following requests for Open Space Legacy Funds: $1,101.68 to Beale Township; $3,731.11 to Fermanagh Township; and $2,771.46 to Milford Township.

¯ Approved a request from Port Royal Borough for its 2017 liquid fuels allocation in the amount of $1,222.73.

¯ Acknowledged the resignations of Jeffrey Stine, casual deputy sheriff; and Brittany Searer, deputy sheriff.

¯ Re-appointed John Shirk to a five-year term on the Juniata County Industrial Development Authority.

¯ Approved a service agreement between the county and Nancy Schrum to provide public defender services for fiscal year 2018.

¯ Approved purchase of service agreements between Juniata County Children and Youth and the county probation department with the following: George Junior Republic in Pennsylvania; The Bair Foundation of Pennsylvania; and Adelphoi Village Inc.

¯ Approved the following legal service agreements for the Children and Youth Department: Benjamin Yoffee, agency solicitor services at an hourly rate of $85; Chrystal Prosser, agency solicitor services at an hourly rate of $55; Brittany Shetter, guardian ad litem services at an hourly rate of $55; Jennifer Wilson, guardian ad litem services at an hourly rate of $55; and Martha Bowersox, translation services at an hourly rate of $41.20.

¯ Approved a Juniata County Hazardous Materials check in the amount of $96.49 to Fisher Auto Parts for the purchase of a truck battery.

¯ Approved two weeks worth of bills in the amount of $216,647.12.