MIFFLINTOWN - The Juniata County Commissioners approved several articles of new business during their weekly public board meeting Tuesday in Mifflintown.
During the meeting, the board:
Approved the Medical Assistance Transportation Program report for the quarter ending June 30, as submitted by Call-A-Ride Service Director of Finance, Jenaya L. Mellinger.
Reviewed the Juniata County Adult and Juvenile Probation Department July monthly report as prepared by Michelle A. Beaver, chief probation officer.
Approved Danielle Davidson as an unpaid intern with the Juniata County Adult and Juvenile Probation Department during fall 2012.
Approved a request from Michelle A. Beaver to submit an application for the Juvenile Grant in Aid for 2012-2012. Commissioner Jeffrey Zimmerman commented that this is a routine request that has been made for many years in the past.
Approved a formal letter of commitment to Morocco Electric Inc. to secure engineering and design services related to the county's security plan. Commissioner Robert Reynolds said the commitment allows the company to do preliminary physical examinations of county buildings.
Approved checks Nos. 35,715 through 35,762.
At the end of the meeting, Commissioner Teresa O'Neal told the board she spoke briefly with a representative from the Penn State Justice and Safety Institute. The institute is available to counties to evaluate the current criminal justice system and make recommendations to the future, she said. O'Neal suggested that the board contact PSJSI to learn more about having Juniata County evaluated. Zimmerman agreed that it would be a beneficial opportunity to pursue.