CDBG funded projects finalized

Official outlines Oakland Mills, Walnut projects

MIFFLINTOWN – Two improvement projects scheduled to be funded through the state’s Community Development Block Grant Program were officially approved during Tuesday’s weekly business meeting of the Juniata County Commissioners.

Prior to adoption, a final public hearing was conducted by Jason Laubach, SEDA Council of Governments project coordinator, who outlined the projects slated for CDBG funding. They include $155,182 for the Oakland Mills Sewer System improvement project; $36,221 for the purchase and installation of a public sewer backup generator in Walnut; and $39,450 for administrative expenses. The county’s total allocation of CDBG funding for 2018 was $230,000, Laubach said.

Following the brief public hearing, the commissioners adopted a resolution authorizing submission for the CDBG funding, as well as passage of a fair housing resolution that ensures there will be no discrimination in the sale, rental, leasing or financing for housing in the county.

In other business Tuesday, the commissioners:

¯ Approved the “Federal Fiscal Year 2017 Professional and Administrative Services Agreement” between the county and SEDA-COG.

¯ Approved the Medical Assistance Transportation Program contract between the county and the M-J- Call-A-Ride Service in the amount of $101,441 for the period July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.

¯ Authorized the use of the county records improvement fund to purchase a Dell Optiplex 5050 desktop computer system and related components for the voter registration department at a maximum cost of $3,532.67.

¯ Ratified a service order between the county’s emergency services department and Nittany Media, Inc. for installation of a full duplex gigabit fiber internet connection.

¯ Ratified a Juniata County Hazardous Materials check in the amount of $121.68 to Juniata Valley RV for trailer inspection and repair.

¯ Approved payment of bills in the amount of $137,094.04.