Jail inmate physician services contract approved

By Jennifer Woods - jwoods@aimmediamidwest.com

At the recent Fayette County Commissioners’ meeting, a staffing agreement with Dr. James Michael McWeeney, M.D. was entered into to provide physician services to the inmates of the local jail.

Per the agreement recommended by Fayette County Sheriff Vernon Stanforth, Dr. McWeeney will provide the services to the inmates of the Fayette County Jail from July 1 through June 30 of next year. The annual fee for the agreement is $31,200 and will be paid in 12 monthly installments of $2,600. Fayette County will pay for CORSA malpractice insurance for McWeeney to provide services to the county. This agreement may be terminated by either McWeeney or the commissioners with a 30-day notice.

In other business, Fayette County Engineer Steve Luebbe was authorized to advertise to receive bids for 2019 Fayette County Pavement Marking. The bids are to be received on July 8 at 10 a.m. in the commissioners’ offices. The engineer’s estimate is $75,854.94.

At the request of Fayette County Department of Job and Family Services (FCDJFS) Director Faye Williamson, the commissioners approved a contract between FCDJFS and Workforce Services Unlimited. The contract is to provide comprehensive case management to youth ages 14-24 years that are eligible under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and Comprehensive Case Management Employment Program (CCMEP).

The maximum amount payable under the contract is $91,166 and will be funded by WIOA and CCMEP TANF funds. The contract is for July 1 through June 30 of 2020.

A second contract was approved between FCDJFS and Workforce Services Unlimited. This contract is to provide WIOA consulting and professional services from July 1 through June 30 of 2020. The maximum amount payable under this contract is $40,000 and will be funded by WIOA funds.

At a recent Fayette County Land Bank meeting, Land Bank treasurer Susan Dunn shared a balance of $78,681.89.

Also during the Land Bank meeting, chairman Anderson signed the Basic Audit Acceptance Form for the Auditor of State to perform an audit of the Fayette Land Utilization Corporation for the fiscal years of 2017 and 2018. The cost is not to exceed $984.

The following updates on various properties were given: 531 E. Elm St. has a closing date set for June 21, 829 Broadway St. has a foreclosure in process, 406/408 Main St. has an application for pending demolition with OFHA, 1217/1219/1223/1225 S. Hinde St. has a foreclosure in process, 1233 S. Main St. has a foreclosure in process, and a parcel on State Route 41 N.W. is awaiting a response from adjacent property owners.

Some properties are eligible for the Board of Revisions foreclosure process and are being considered for it: 833 Millwood Ave., 824 John St., 1031 Lakeview Ave., 104 E. Paint St. and 1228 E. Paint St.

The next Land Bank meeting will be Monday, July 1 at 10:30 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-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. They can be reached at 740-335-0720.

Reach Jennifer Woods at 740-313-0355.


By Jennifer Woods