Planning and Community Development

Bradley Kerstetter, Planning Director
Email:  bkerstetter@juniataco.org

Michael J. Hower, Associate Planner
Email:  mhower@juniataco.org

Phone:  717-436-7729
Fax:  717-436-7756
Office location:  Juniata County Courthouse, Bridge and Main Streets, Mifflintown
Postal address:  P.O. Box 68, Mifflintown, PA 17059


Planning and Community Development Responsibilities

The Planning Department is responsible for:

  • carrying out the duties set forth in the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code (PA Act 247 of 1968, as amended by PA act 170 of 1988)
  • providing staff assistance to the Juniata County Planning Commission
  • maintaining the Juniata County Comprehensive Plan
  • coordinating with other agencies in the areas of transportation, housing, economic development, solid waste and tourism
  • providing design guidance and reviewing subdivision and land development plans
  • helping guide public policy and land use decisions related to growth and development
  • providing assistance to the Counties’ Municipalities on a variety of issues and subjects