01 - 03 - 2014 Black Log Communicatons tower on track for 2014
[LS] - The long-awaited communications towwer for Juniata Co. is about to become a reality. County commissioners there have begun the process of construction, a little more than 2 months after approving the final payment for the Black Log communications tower. There will be one tower, instead of 2, built on Tuscarora Mountain that will share coverage between counties. It will replace the communications tower located along Rt. 74 near Ickesburg, according to Allen Weaver, the director of emergency services. Evaluation of basic needs for Juniata & Perry Counties, determining the equipment needed, and the size of the new tower will come next. The commissioners approved an agreement for shared services, technology, & costs with Perry Co.