MIFFLINTOWN - The Juniata County Commissioners made a proclamation in recognition of the 20th anniversary of Community Partnerships Resource Conservation and Development Council Inc. at a meeting Tuesday.
According to its website, the council conducts regional environmental and cultural programs in Pennsylvania, with a core focus on Juniata, Mifflin, Perry, Snyder and Union counties.
Commissioner Jeffrey M. Zimmerman said the council has expanded programming exponentially since its beginning in 1992. Community Partnerships has impacted thousands of acres of land with regional environmental programs, and has become a catalyst for unique partnerships that improve the quality of life in the county.
Sam Price, executive director of Community Partnerships, thanked the commissioners for their support in a number of areas. Board members Tony Oliveri and Betty Goveille, with staff members, Melissa Piper Nelson, Beth Miller and John Longenecker, were also present to represent the council.
Also during the meeting, the commissioners:
Ratified Juniata County hazardous materials check No. 1133 to Fayette Trailer Sales for the purchase of a hitch.
Approved the purchase of service agreement as recommended by Helen Henry, director of Children and Youth Services for Children Aid Society of Franklin County, Chambersburg.
Approved tax exoneration requests from Susquehanna Township.
Approved a recommendation to hire S. James Bahorik as chief clerk/administrator.
Approved checks Nos. 35402 through 35449 in the amount of $125,088.06.
During a salary board meeting following the Commissioners' board meeting, the board approved a starting salary of $45,000 for S. James Bahorik, chief clerk/administrator.
Zimmerman said he is anticipating that Bahorik will begin his new position on Monday, adding that the board of commissioners is looking forward to working with him.