Upcoming Events and News

Commissioners’ Meeting

The next public meeting of the County Commissioners is scheduled to be held on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in the Commissioners’ Conference Room located in the Bousum Building, 26 N. Main St., Mifflintown, PA.

The April 23rd agenda is available for your review. Archived copies of meeting agendas and approved meeting minutes may be found by navigating to the Commissioners’ page.

Electronics Recycling Day

Attention Juniata County Residents! It’s time to do some spring cleaning and recycle your old unwanted, broken and outdated electronics and appliances.

Recycling Day Electronics Collection April 27, 2019

Recycling Day Electronics Collection April 27, 2019

Please join us for our Spring


Juniata County Fairgrounds

308 8th Street, Port Royal, PA 17082

Saturday, April 27, 2019

from 9 am to 12 noon or

until the trucks are full!

Hard drive and document destruction services will also be available for a fee.

Additional items that can be recycled for a fee include old tube TVs, refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, dishwashers, stoves and more.

2020 Juniata County Hazard Mitigation Plan Update
Public Notice

Notice is hereby given that the Juniata County Commissioners and the Juniata County Emergency Management Agency have begun the process of updating the Juniata County Hazard Mitigation Plan.

Public meetings will be conducted to inform the public about the hazard mitigation plan update and to gather public input and participation during the 2020 hazard mitigation plan update. The dates, times and locations of these public meetings will be outlined in future public notices and here on the county website.

The update process will run from January 17, 2019 to February 1, 2020. If you have questions, please contact Allen Weaver, Emergency Management Coordinator for Juniata County at 717-436-7730 or aweaver@juniataco.org. A copy of the current Juniata County Hazard Mitigation Plan has been posted for review. Please send any comments on the current plan or recommendations for the new plan to Allen Weaver.

A Community Preparedness Survey is available for residents to share their thoughts and experiences concerning hazards within the county. Please take the Juniata Community Preparedness Survey.

Now Accepting Applications for The Nestler College Scholarship

Do you know a Juniata County high school student headed for college? If they have great SAT scores, please encourage them to apply for The Nestler College Scholarship.

Each year two college bound students from Juniata County are awarded scholarships funded by THE RICHARD J. AND LELA A. NESTLER COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP FUND TRUST.

Last year the winning students had over $2000 of tuition paid so it’s definitely worth it to apply.

Students need to speak with their guidance counselors for verification of details and submit their Nestler College Scholarship Application by May 1st!

Free Tax Preparation

Mifflin Juniata Human Services offers aid to residents who need assistance in preparing tax returns.

A program administered nationally by the Internal Revenue Service, called Money In Your Pocket, provides IRS-certified volunteers to prepare basic federal, state, and local income tax returns. Electronic filing is free to qualified individuals or families.

For income and age limits please refer to Money In Your Pocket Tax Prep.

Mifflin Juniata Human Services will begin scheduling appointments on January 17, 2019. Please call 717-320-4872 or email Tammy Swartz at tswartz@mifflinco.org to secure your income tax appointment.

Juniata County 2019 Budget

The Juniata County Commissioners have adopted a final budget for 2019. The summary and detail documents are posted here for your information.

2019 Budget Summary
2019 Budget Detail

Gov. Wolf Announces Available Aid Following Record-Shattering Summer Rains

Governor Tom Wolf declared a weather-related disaster in Bradford, Columbia, Delaware, Northumberland, Schuylkill and Susquehanna counties after significant flood damage was sustained from severe storms in mid-August.

Homes and businesses that sustained damage in neighboring counties are also eligible for assistance. Storm damage was widespread as properties in 26 counties, including Juniata County, were affected. Individuals and businesses may be able to receive aid in the form of low-interest loans from the Small Business Administration. Anyone experiencing property damage is encouraged to apply.

Assistance in applying for aid is available at the Disaster Loan Outreach Centers that have been established in six counties. Read the press release, Gov. Wolf Announces Aid Available in 26 Counties Following Record-Shattering Summer Rains, for contact information and details.

Flood Insurance is A Good Thing for Juniata County!

Many of us live in a floodplain in Juniata County. If you are a renter, homeowner or business owner, make sure you have flood insurance to cover your belongings and repair costs if a damaging flood should occur. To learn more, read about Flood Insurance.