The Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) has awarded a low-interest loan of just under $372,000 to Allensville Municipal Authority for upgrades to the existing slow-sand water filtration plant. Representative John Hershey (R-Mifflin/Juniata/Franklin) said the Authority “will use the funding to complete several projects, including installing an automated shutoff valve and an emergency generator.” The loan came from PENNVEST, which provides low-interest loans for drinking water distribution and treatment facilities, as well as storm water and wastewater projects.
Police in Lewistown are searching for a driver and vehicle involved in a hit-and-run crash late last week in the Borough. A red truck or SUV struck the driver’s side of a Honda sedan that was parked on the 900 block of West Sixth Street Friday morning. The truck left the scene without stopping. Anyone with information should contact Officer Snyder of the Lewistown Police Department at 717-248-6716.
$50 million in grant funding is available to help employers provide hazard pay to employees in life-sustaining occupations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hazard pay is intended to keep front-line employees working in vital industry sectors across Pennsylvania. Created through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the grant is available to employers offering hazard pay during the eligible program period, and will be administered by the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED). Businesses may apply for grants up to a maximum of $3 million.
The Route 35 bridge preservation project in Juniata County that was to begin today has been delayed until next week. Roadway and shoulder repairs on the bridge spanning Schweyer Run in Mifflintown will begin Thursday, July 30th.