MIFFLINTOWN — Juniata Valley Behavioral Health is in the process of relocating to East Market Street in downtown Lewistown.
Kathy Whalen, the agency’s administrator provided an update to Juniata County Commissioners during their meeting Tuesday.
When the move is complete, the agency will be located in the lower level of the former Danks building
“This move gives us more accessibility to the greater community from our prior location. We were able to continue to do business during the move with the help of RBA technology from State College,” said Whalen.
The new facility opened on Jan. 3. Access for residents of Huntingdon, Juniata and Mifflin counties is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-929-9583.
Juniata Valley Behavioral Health provides support for emotional or mental health crises. Spanish speaking residents can also get service by calling 211.
Commissioners approved the tradition of preserving and safekeeping of the county’s rich farmland home to over 50 different types of soil by committing county funds to agricultural lands for fiscal year 2023.
In other business conducted on Tuesday the Juniata County Commissioners approved the following:
Tax exonerations for Spruce Hill Township as per the material provided to the commissioners;
A purchase of service agreement between Juniata County Children and Youth Services, and Kathy Penepacker to provide cleaning services at a total cost of $1,075 per month.
The term of the agreement is January 30, 2023 to June 30, 2023; The Pennsylvania Farmland Preservation “Certification of County Funds” for the 2023 program year;
The Juniata County salary board approved An annual wage increase for all existing non-union, casual part-time positions for fiscal year 2023 effective Jan. 1, 2023. The wage increase shall be the same as the 2023 annual increase by the various collective bargaining units.