Commissioners plan for CHIP Program


By Jennifer Woods - jwoods@aimmediamidwest.com



The Fayette County Commissioners recently made decisions regarding the CHIP Seal Program.

Chris Wojno LLC was selected as the consultant to implement the 2019 CHIP Program. Jay Myers, CDBG director, was authorized to submit the application for the grant.

The chairman was authorized to enter into a memorandum of understanding between the Fayette County Partner Administrator and the Fayette County Housing Authority. The purpose was for implementation of the Tenant Based Rental Assistance program (as long as the CHIP application is funded).

The chairman was authorized to enter into a memorandum of understanding between the Fayette County Partner Administrator and the Fayette County Community Action Corporation Self-Help Housing Program. The purpose was for the implementation of the Community Housing Impact and Preservation Home-ownership Program (as long as the CHIP application is funded).

The chairman was authorized to enter into an agreement with the plans outlined in the environmental review documentation and certification form that was presented by Myers. The plan outlined such things as general administration, fair housing and planning.

In other business, a contract was entered into with Rumpke of Ohio, Inc. The purpose of the contract was to provide trash service for the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office and the Fayette County Animal Shelter. The term is three years and will renew automatically unless notified in writing not to continue it.

At the most recent Fayette County Land Bank meeting, the treasurer’s report was accepted at a balance of $80,810.82 with all expenses to date being paid.

Updates on the following properties are as follows: 531 E. Elm St.—USDA can proceed with the processing loan once the contractor updates the estimate, 829 Broadway St.—foreclosure filed, 406/408 Main St.—application to OFHA for demolition is pending, 1217/ 1219/1223/ 1225 S. Hinde St.—foreclosure filed, 1233 S. Main St.—foreclosure filed, Parcel 060-021-0-00-011-00 St. Route 41 N.W.—administrator needs to contact adjacent property owner.

The next group of properties to be considered for foreclosure or transfer to the Land Bank are: 833 Millwood Ave., 824 John Street, 1031 Lakeview Ave., 104 E. Paint St., 1228 E. Paint St.

The next Land Bank meeting will be held on Mon., May 6 at 10:45 a.m. in the fourth floor conference room of the County Administration Building.

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 through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4p.m. They can be reached at 740-335-0720.

Reach Jennifer Woods at 740-313-0355 or on Twitter @kenanipel.

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By Jennifer Woods

jwoods@aimmediamidwest.com