County funding breakdown set for 2020

By Jennifer Woods -

The distribution percentages of the 2020 assistance funding for local government and local government revenue funds were recently proposed by the Fayette County Budget Commission.

The percentage of funding being spread among Fayette County breaks down as follows:

-County: 37.04 percent

-City of Washington Court House: 45.75 percent

-Jeffersonville Corp.: 3.75 percent

-Bloomingburg Corp.: 2.63 percent

-Townships: 10 percent (divided among the 10 townships in Fayette)

-Milledgeville Corp.: 0.75 percent

-Octa Corp.: 0.08 percent

The proposal was accepted by the Fayette County Commissioners.

In other business at a recent commissioners’ meeting, an alteration to the contract with Mid Atlantic Storage Systems for the improvement of the Culpepper Water System was accepted. The alteration increased the cost of the project by $27,775.93 in order to cover additional electric work. This brings the total to $1,177,785.63.

Per the request of Fayette County Department of Job and Family Services (FCDJFS) Director Faye Williamson, a contract between the FCDJFS and the Fayette County Community Action Commission was accepted. The purpose of the contract is for Community Action to provide an Ohio START Family Peer Mentor to service families that are referred by the PCSA due to maltreatment with substance abuse being the main risk factor.

The contract term is from Aug. 1 of this year through Sept. 30 of 2020 in the amount of $28,813. It will be funded by the Ohio Start grant.

A contract was entered into with Speelman Electric for labor and material to be provided for the Sabina and Paint Township MARCS Tower construction project, which involves the construction of two mono-pole style communication towers. The amount is $541,485.

Per the request of Fayette County Engineer Steve Luebbe, the emergency purchase of a D6 dozer from Petro Environmental was moved forward.

At a recent Fayette County Land Bank Meeting, Land Bank Treasurer Susan Dunn reported a balance of $84,411.64. All invoices at that time had been paid and the second half of a $7,956.78 settlement had been received. Two of the invoices that were paid included $5,200 to Morris Excavating and $975.80 to the Auditor of State.

Updates were given on the following properties: 829 Broadway St. has a foreclosure in process: 406 and 408 Main St. are being demolished per a contract with Morris Excavating: 1217, 1219, 1223, 1225 S. Hinde St. and 1233 S. Main St. have foreclosures in process. Parcel 060-021-0-00-011-00 State Route 41 N.W. is waiting for a response from adjacent property owners to a letter that was sent out.

Properties being considered for foreclosure through the board of revisions are: 833 Millwood Ave., 824 John St., 1031 Lakeview Ave., 104 E. Paint St. and 1228 E. Paint St.

The next Fayette County Land Bank Meeting will be held on Sept. 9 at 10:30 a.m. in the County Administration Building in the fourth-floor conference room, 133 S. Main St. in Washington Court House.

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 4p.m. They can be reached at 740-335-0720.

Reach Jennifer Woods at 740-313-0355.

By Jennifer Woods