LEWISTOWN - During a brief workshop meeting on Thursday, the Mifflin County Commissioners announced the following agenda items for their Aug. 16 business meeting:
Receipt of the State Food Purchase Program Contract for the period July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013. Allison Fisher, Mifflin-Juniata Human Services director, said this is an annual grant that is distributed to area food pantries. This year's allocation, Fisher said, is $53,390, approximately $10,000 less than in 2011-12.
"The food pantries do a great job maximizing these dollars with food purchases through the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank," Fisher commented. "Obviously it is more difficult with the cut in funding."
Fisher said food banks receiving the funding include the Salvation Army, Calvary Bible Church, Grace Covenant Church, Hand of Grace Ministries and Bible Baptist Church.
"The Abuse Network also receives a portion of the funding to support its feeding program," Fisher added.
The annual support and license agreement for the county's MUNIS accounting software with Tyler Technologies Inc. at a cost of $12,493.20. Commissioner Mark Sunderland said that figure represents a $549 increase over last year and the county is continuing negotiations with the company to try to reduce that number.
An application for 2011 liquid fuels allocation from Juniata Terrace Borough in the amount of $1,000.