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Juniata Co. officials adopt grant resolution

Commissioners OK local project funding

MIFFLINTOWN–Following the final public hearing on the matter, the Juniata County Commissioners on Tuesday adopted a resolution authorizing the county’s submission of an application for 2020 Federal Fiscal Year Community Development Block Grant funds and approved three projects to be funded with that money.

Heather Weisen, community development project coordinator for the SEDA Council of Governments, said the county’s 2020 CDBG allocation from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development was awarded to three projects slated to begin next year.

The approved projects include the lateral portion of the Oakland Mills sewage system project, which will allow residents to hook up to the new system. The project will receive $100,000 in CDBG funding. The second project is the McAlisterville Area Joint Authority spring rehabilitation project, which will receive $75,165 for the next phase of the plan. The final project to be funded is the Mifflin Borough playground. The funds of $18,520 will go towards the construction of a playground within the borough.

Also during the meeting, Juniata County voter registrar Eva Weyrich was onhand to continue to provide information on the upcoming General Election. Weyrich said the office was notified that more third-party mailers were going out regarding the mail-in ballots and to make the public aware these mailers are not coming from the Juniata County Voter Registration Election Office. The public is encouraged to call the Voter Registration Office at (717) 436-7706 with any questions.

For those who applied for a absentee or mail-in ballot but have decided to vote in person instead need to fill out a cancellation form before election day. A cancellation form can be acquired by calling the Juniata County Election Office at (717) 436-7706 and requesting a form be sent to you.

If a cancellation form is not filled out before the day of the election, voters can still vote in person at the polls. To do so voters must bring the absentee or mail-in packet with you to the polling place to be voided and a declaration signed stating you wish to vote in person instead.

If voters do not have the absentee or mail-in packet with you at the polling place the only way to vote in person is to vote by a provisional ballot. Provisional ballots do not get counted on election day but by the discretion of the Board of Elections.

Weyrich also wanted to reiterate that the polling place in Greenwood Township has been moved to the Turkey Valley United Methodist Church at 13606 Route 235 Millerstown.

The following action was also taken during the meeting:

¯Approved the “Purchase of Service Agreement” between the Juniata County Commissioners on behalf of the Juniata County Children and Youth Social Services Agency and Madelyn R. Armstrong for occasional clerical services at an hourly rate of $13.00. The agreement shall be effective October 1, 2020 and will continue until services are no longer required or both parties agree to revise the contract.

¯Ratified the Juniata County Hazardous Materials check #1371 for $26.59 Wex Bank Fuel.

¯Review the following August 2020 departmental reports:

“Summary of Collections Report – Fines and Costs” as submitted by Jacqueline T. Leister, Magisterial District Judge.

“Sheriff’s Monthly Report” as submitted by the Sheriff’s Office.

“Children and Youth Statistical Report” as submitted by Ashley J. Baxter, Children & Youth Director.

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