Commissioners approve multiple contracts

By Martin Graham -

The Fayette County Commissioners approved four contracts, three agreements and accepted a letter of resignation during a recent meeting.

The first contract was moved by commissioner Tony Anderson and seconded by commissioner Jack DeWeese, per the recommendation of Faye Williamson, director of Fayette County Department of Job and Family Services (DJFS). The motion approved the contract between the DJFS and 3 C Cab Company to provide NON-Emergency Medicaid Transportation (NET) services to qualified recipients. This contract is for all of 2018.

Additionally, DeWeese and Anderson, per the recommendation of Williamson, made a motion to approve a contract between the DJFS and Fayette County Community Action Commission to provide NET services to qualified recipients in Fayette County. This contract will be for all of 2018.

The next contract, moved by Anderson and seconded by DeWeese, was between the Fayette County Commissioners and Weller’s Plumbing & Heating, Inc., to provide labor and travel for service and repair of HVAC systems in county-owned buildings. The contract is from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31 of next year.

The final contract approved was between the commissioners and Sherwin-Williams to provide labor and material for the replacement of flooring on the second floor hallway and office areas of the DJFS. The proposal on file lists specific details on material and work to be performed with a completion date scheduled for Feb. 23, 2018. Commissioner Dan Dean said Wednesday the carpet that is currently in place was originally installed in 2001.

Two agreements approved by the commissioners will put a new phone system into place. The first agreement authorized the chairman to enter into an agreement to purchase a new phone system for the Fayette County Administration Building. It will be an IP Office telephone system and the agreement includes equipment, installation, support services and a five-year maintenance plan. The second agreement entered the commissioners into a 36-month agreement with AT&T for Centrex intercommunicating services.

The final agreement discussed and approved was between city prosecutor Mark J. Pitstick and the commissioners to provide prosecution services for criminal cases which arise within the unincorporated area of Fayette County and are filed as misdemeanor criminal offenses in the Washington Court House Municipal Court.

Finally, as previously reported by the Record-Herald, Clerk of Courts Evelyn Pentzer filed her letter of resignation for retirement to the commissioners, which was accepted.

“Evelyn has done a great job over the years and with her certificate of title funds, she has contributed a lot of money to the general fund,” Dean said. “She has helped with a lot of the courthouse improvements, we have fixed up some of the parking lots around downtown and we are remodeling the Economic Development building thanks to that money. She also used some of it to get a new transport van for the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office this year and had it in the budget for them to get another next year. She has really worked very hard.”

The Fayette County Commissioners’ Office is located at 133 S. Main St., suite 401 in Washington Court House and their office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. They can be reached at (740) 335-0720.

The full story of Evelyn Pentzer’s retirement can be found online at

By Martin Graham

Reach Martin Graham at (740) 313-0351 and on Twitter @MartiTheNewsGuy

Reach Martin Graham at (740) 313-0351 and on Twitter @MartiTheNewsGuy