Jail services to cost over $92,000


The new Fayette County Jail construction project moved forward at the latest county commissioners’ meeting with the acceptance of a proposal from Intertek-PSI at the cost of $92,648.50 for the construction materials, testing and special inspection services.

“They’re doing all the expensive testing to be sure all the materials will hold up and do what we’re expecting the materials to do,” said Fayette County Commissioner Dan Dean. “That is all required by the USDA.”

According to Dean, they would choose to have this testing take place even without the USDA requirement, as it’s important to be sure the materials being used in a $20 million building will be able to serve their functions. Intertek-PSI will test, inspect and make sure that what is being put in and installed into the new jail is done correctly.

In other recent business during the commissioners’ meetings, a proposal from Don Kelley was accepted in the amount of $720. The purpose of this proposal is for maintenance and labor costs to paint the brick and stone at the door entrance facing Fayette Street at the Fayette County Archive building.

A proposal from Commercial Cleaning Solutions was accepted for cleaning and waxing office and restroom tile floors on the second and third floors of the Fayette County Courthouse. The cost of this proposal is $2,257.60.

Per the request of Fayette County Job and Family Services (FCDJFS) Director Faye Williamson, a contract between FCDJFS and the Family Services and National Youth Advocate Program was accepted. The contract is to provide placement and related services for children in the care and custody of Fayette County Children Services. The contract is in effect from June 10 through Dec. 31 of this year with the maximum amount payable set at $22,000.

A resolution was signed per the request of Chief Deputy Sheriff Andy Bivens. The purpose of the resolution was to declare a Smith & Wesson M&P 40 Caliber (a firearm) and a badge as surplus property to be retired to Sgt. Edward Ward. Ward is retired from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office as of June 1.

Fayette County Engineer Steve Luebbe was authorized to receive bids on July 15 at 11 a.m. in the commissioners’ office. The bids will be for the Flakes Ford Road Bridge 0.95 Replacement that has a projected start and end date of July 22 through Sept. 16. The engineer’s estimate is $135,587.50.

Stay with the Record-Herald weekly for more updates from the Fayette County Commissioners. The Fayette County Commissioners’ Office is located at 133 S. Main St., suite 401 in Washington Court House and their office hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4p.m. They can be reached at 740-335-0720.

Reach Jennifer Woods at 740-313-0355.


By Jennifer Woods

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