Commissioners honor Valley View on 50th anniversary

Ceremony held for Belleville retirement center

LEWISTOWN – The year 2018 is a special one for Valley View Haven Retirement Center in Belleville and on Thursday, the Mifflin County Commissioners adopted a proclamation honoring the organization’s 50th anniversary.

“On January 19, 1968, Valley View Rest Home began a ministry of care to the elderly of the community,” Commissioner Kevin Kodish read from the proclamation. “Valley View remains committed to its founders’ Mission – ‘To provide facilities and programs to meet the needs of retired and elderly and/or infirm persons in a Christian environment’ in Mifflin County and surrounding areas.”

The proclamation states it is the mission of Valley View Haven to provide a continuum of quality residential and long-term care services in a manner demonstrating Christian love and compassion. “Valley View Haven is an important corporate citizen for Mifflin County and surrounding areas and we applaud the commitment of Valley View Haven to the residents of Mifflin and surrounding counties,” Kodish concluded.

Following adoption of the proclamation, Commissioner Stephen Dunkle remarked, “Valley View is a phenomenal institution. Valley View has met the needs of the valley and far beyond. It offers quality healthcare for those in the community who are older. Valley View provided care to several aunts and uncles and my mother. I am deeply appreciative of the services you offer.”

In other business Thursday, the commissioners:

¯ Adopted two resolutions authorizing budget revisions to move Community Development Block Grant funds to cover the remaining costs of the following projects: South Wayne and Spring Street construction projects in Lewistown Borough, and the West Wayne Township Sewer Project in Wayne Township.

¯ Approved a resolution authorizing County Planning Director William Gomes to execute all required forms and documents to obtain financial assistance for the county’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.

¯ Accepted the resignation of Laura Shope from Human Services effective Sept. 8.

¯ Approved the hiring of Kyle Kenepp as a part-time corrections officer effective Sept. 9.