County approves bridge replacement funding

By Jennifer Woods - [email protected]

At a recent Fayette County Commissioners’ meeting, an agreement was entered into that includes a local contribution of $484,383 in order to fund the replacement of two bridges and the paving of 15 miles of road.

That agreement was entered into with the Ohio Public Works Commission, Local Transportation Improvement Program and OPWC project DOW03. The local contribution is matching grant funds that has a maximum of $484,383 to go toward the project — making the total estimated cost of the project $968,767.

One of the aforementioned bridges is on Brock Road and the other is on Flakes Ford Road. The approximate 15 miles of paving routes include county roads 34, 55, 68, 47 and 18.

In other recent business, per the recommendation of Fayette County Engineer Steve Luebbe, the commissioners approved change orders for Little Creek Construction Inc. The orders are to provide needed items for phase three of the Culpepper Water System Improvement.

The Fayette County Commission on Aging was authorized to send an application to the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging on behalf of the county. The application is for funds authorized under Title III/SCS for $85,052 and under Title III/NSIP for $21,274, making a total of $106,326. The program period is from Jan. 1 of 2020 through Dec. 31 of 2020.

A grant agreement was entered into with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. The grant is $137,816 and covers July 1 of this year through June 30 of 2021. The purpose of this agreement is to help with community-based correction program services that are designed to lower the number of people detained or committed to local corrections agencies and state penal institutions.

A resolution was granted for the annexation of 79.732 acres of Union Township land into the City of Washington CH.

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.

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By Jennifer Woods

[email protected]