Polling place to change

JC?Commissioners approve move to municipal building

MIFFLINTOWN – Voters in Port Royal Borough will be moving to a different polling place following action taken Tuesday by the Juniata County Board of Commissioners.

The commissioners approved moving the polling place from the Port Royal Community Building on Fourth Street to the Port Royal Borough Municipal Building on East Eighth Street. The polling place change will be in effect for the May 15 General Primary Election.

Commissioner Alice Gray said the board, along with officials from the Juniata County Voter Registrar’s office, have inspected the new polling site and have certified that it meets all of the state regulatory requirements.

In other business Tuesday, the commissioners:

¯ Approved Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) contract budget revisions and modifications for fiscal years 2013, 2015 and 2016 for continuation and completion of the East Waterford sewer project by the mandated deadline of May 31.

¯ Approved an amendment to the participation agreement admitting Northumberland County to the SEDA-COG Natural Gas Cooperative. Commissioner Todd Graybill, who is Juniata County’s representative on the cooperative board, noted things are progressing steadily in the efforts to bring natural gas to businesses and residences in the area. “We are now up to six counties in the co-op,” he stated. “And we think there’s the potential for a couple more in the near future.”

¯ Approved the Medical Assistance Transportation Program (CARS) first quarter cost report.

¯ Approved a service agreement between Juniata County Children and Youth Services and Northampton County temporary secure placement services for the period July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.

¯ Acting as retirement board, approved a police change limiting retirement quotes for fund members to one year or less in advance of the projected date of retirement.

¯ Approved payment of bills in the amount of $46,911.52.