Fayette County Commissioner Dan Dean was sworn in this week for another four years in office.
At the 2020 November general election, Dean ran unopposed for another term in office as county commissioner.
“I am grateful that the people of Fayette County have placed their trust in me for another term,” explained Dean. “They can be assured that the best interest of the county is always at the heart of every decision made.”
The other two county commissioners are Tony Anderson and Jim Garland.
In a recent Fayette County Commissioners’ meeting, three contracts were entered into.
The first contract was with Rumpke for waste removal, transportation and disposal at the Fayette County Transfer Station. The cost will be $29.50 per ton for three years beginning Dec. 21.
The second contract was with Justin Bihl for snow and ice removal at the Life Squad building, located at 115 E. Temple St. in Washington C.H. Removal will be as needed for $70 per hour.
The third contract was with the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging of the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department. The contract was for Coronavirus Care, Response, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding including Nutrition Services Incentive Program (NSIP) and Senior Community Services Block Grant (SCSBG) funds. Total funds in the amount of $52,408 should be available under this contract unless modified by the COAAA.
Two contracts were approved.
The first contract was between the Fayette County Child Support Agency and Kristina Oesterle, attorney, for Oesterle to act as administrative hearing officer for the Fayette County Child Support Enforcement Agency. The contract is in effect from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31 for $250 per hour, not to exceed $18,000. Of that total, the non-federal share is $6,120 while the federal matching funds will be $11,880.
The second contract was between the Fayette County Department of Job and Family Services (FCDJFS) and Dimensional Phases out of Dayton. The purpose of the contract is to provide placement and related services for children who are in the care and custody of FCDJFS. The contract is in effect from Oct. 15 through Dec. 31 of next year. The max cost under the contract is $75,000.
Two resolutions were accepted.
The first resolution approves two local businesses to receive CARES Act Small Business Emergency Relief Grant funds the county set up. Those businesses are Dolphin Property Maintenance, LLC ($10,000) and Fayette County Law Library ($10,000).
The second resolution authorizes a payment of $8,065.94 to be made to the Fayette County Agricultural Society for allowable expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The payment is to come from the County Coronavirus Relief Fund.
Four change orders from Granger Construction were received and approved. Granger is the contractor handling the construction of the new Fayette County Jail.
Change order number 36 addresses extra steel plates and stair enclosures, stone grading at paving areas and the corrections of storefronts. There is no change in cost with this order.
Change order 37 addresses electrical clarifications and changes, relocation of IT room equipment and additional Power and Data. This order increases the contract cost by $11,802.
Change order 38 addresses bulletin 25 which incorporates additional work required by the Fire Marshal around the generator/s units. Additionally, it includes revisions to the holding area security fence. This order increases the contract cost by $30,989.
Change order 39 addresses Bulletin 24 which incorporates additional work required by the excavator. This order increases the contract cost by $1,509.
Currently, the total contract amount for the new Fayette County Jail is $21,528,484.
Amendments to two agreements were approved.
An Amended Project Agreement was entered into with the Ohio Public Works Commission, State Capital Improvement Program, for grant funds. The funds are not to go over $300,000 and are meant to pay 38 percent of the cost of the Matthews Road bridge replacement and road resurfacing project. The scope of work is changed from the paving of Greenfield Sabina Road to the paving of Palmer Road. The local participation amount for the project is $487,321. State participation amount will remain the same as the original agreement with the total estimated cost being $787,321.
The final amended agreement was with the Ohio Department of Transportation, Jobs and Commerce Economic Development for funding assistance for road work development located northeast of State Route 729 and the intersection of State Route 435. The purpose of the amendment was to allow an extension of the date to request final disbursement. The date will now be Dec. 31 of next year.
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 4 p.m. They can be reached at 740-335-0720. Condensed minutes from the meetings are available on the county website.
Reach journalist Jennifer Woods at 740-313-0355.