MIFFLINTOWN - The Juniata County Commissioners approved several articles of new business during a weekly public board meeting held Tuesday in the Bousum Building in Mifflintown.
During the meeting, the board:
Approved the submission of the County Criminal Justice Advisory Board Technical Assistance and Training Grant Request for $1,500.
Approved the contract between the Juniata County Commissioners and the Juniata County Probation and Parole Department for coordinated family and individual therapy and evaluation services as submitted by Michelle A. Beaver, chief probation officer. The term of the contract is July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2013.
Ratified the purchase of OptiPlex 790 desktop computer systems needed for the county's JuryTrac software and a replacement for an existing system in the Commissioners' office. The total cost of each system is $1,039.78.
Ratified the purchase of two OptiPlex 790 desktop computer replacement systems for the Treasurer's office and Voter Registrar's office. The total cost of $2,079.56 will be funded through the County Records Improvement Fund.
Approved tax exonerations for Walker Township.
Approved the Homeless Assistance Program Grant Agreement contract between Juniata County and Shelter Services Inc. for case Juniata management and rental assistance services as submitted by Allison L. Fisher, human services director. The term of the contract is July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2013.
Approved the Homeless Assistance Program Grant Agreement contract between Juniata County and Mifflin-Juniata Human Services for grant administration services as submitted by Fisher. The term of the contract is July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2013.
Approved the Medical Assistance Transportation Program Report for the quarter ending Sept. 30, as submitted by Jenaya L. Mellinger, director of finance for Call-A-Ride Services.
Approved checks Nos. 36,111 through 36,167 in the amount of $107,906.25.
After the regular board meeting, the commissioners entertained a public meeting regarding the Juniata County Human Services Block Grant Application.
Fisher said the application process has changed under Act 80 and now requires agencies to submit one consolidated human services plan, rather than individual documents. A copy of the budget is available from Jim Bahorik, chief clerk at the commissioners' office. Fisher said the public is welcome to review the budget and offer comments to the department.