Commissioners approve CDBG funded projects

MIFFLINTOWN — Following a brief public hearing on the matter, the Juniata County Commissioners on Tuesday adopted a resolution authorizing the county’s submission of an application for 2019 Federal Fiscal Year Community Development Block Grant funds and approved two projects that will be funded with that money.

Heather Weisen, community development project coordinator for the SEDA Council of Governments, said the county’s 2019 CDBG allocation from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development totals $231,838 and, following extensive review, recommended those dollars be awarded to two projects slated to begin next year.

The approved projects include improvements to the Oakland Mills sewage system, which will receive $64,838 in CDBG funding, and the McAlisterville Area Joint Authority spring reconstruction project, which will receive $126,000. The remainder of the 2019 CDBG funds will go toward administration costs, Weisen said.

In addition to approving the grant submission, the commissioners approved a resolution re-stating the county’s fair housing policy, which is a requirement for receipt of CDBG funding.

In other business Tuesday, the commissioners:

¯ Approved a request for 2018 and 2019 liquid fuels funding from Monroe Township in the amount of $8,250.66.

¯ Approved payment of bills in the amount of $180,245.30.