Juniata Co. approves housing service contract

Commission also approves farmland preservation funds certification for 2021

MIFFINTOWN — Tuesday the Juniata County Commissioners unanimously carried a motion to approve an agreement between the Juniata Valley Tri-County Drug and Alcohol Abuse Commission and the county on behalf of Mifflin-Juniata Human Services to provide housing navigation services. The contract is for a maximum amount of $21,195 and subject to the availability of federal, state and local funds.

Also during the meeting the commissioners approved the Pennsylvania Farmland Preservation “Certification of County Funds” for the 2021 program year. This motion was also unanimously carried by the commissioners.

The following action was also taken:

¯ Acknowledged an increase to the Federal Fiscal Year 2020 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) in the amount of $25.00 increasing the total grant from $235,185 to $235,210 and approve increasing the 2020 CDBG allocation to Oakland Mills Sewer project by $25.

¯ Approved the tax exonerations for Lack, Monroe, and Tuscarora Townships in addition to Thompsontown Borough as per the material provided.

¯ Ratified the Juniata County Hazardous Materials check #1375 for $348 – Witmer Public Safety Group – service plan

¯ Reviewed the December 2020 departmental reports “Juniata County Probation’s Monthly Activities Report” as submitted by Michelle A. Beaver, Chief Probation Officer, “Sheriff’s Monthly Report” as submitted by the Sheriff’s Office, “Summary of Collections Report – Fines and Costs” as submitted by Jacqueline T. Leister, Magisterial District Judge.

¯ Approved payment of checks #60276 – #60329 in the amount of $117,949.46.


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