Job & Family Services legislation approved


By Jennifer Woods - jwoods@aimmediamidwest.com



Several pieces of legislation involving Fayette County Department of Job and Family Services (FCDJFS) were approved during a recent Fayette County Commissioners’ meeting.

Julia Thacker, assistant director of FCDJFS, was designated as the Family Services Records Custodian.

A proposal was received and accepted from Kristina M. Oesterle, Attorney at Law, to be the Administrative Hearing Officer for FCDJFS, subject to approval of FCDJFS Director Faye Williamson.

Four contracts involving FCDJFS were accepted.

The first contract was between FCDJFS and the Department of Mental Health-Eastway Corporation for the placement and related services for children in the care and custody of FCDJFS. The contract is valid from Jan. 1 of next year through Dec. 31 of next year. The maximum cost under the contract is $100,000.

The second contract was between FCDJFS and Transitions for Youth to provide placement and related services for children in the care and custody of Fayette County Children Services. The contract is valid from Jan. 1 of next year through Dec. 31 of next year. The maximum cost under the contract is $300,000.

The third contract was between FCDJFS and the National Youth Advocate Program to provide placement and related services for children in the care and custody of Fayette County Children Services. The contract is valid from Jan. 1 of next year through Dec. 31 of next year. The maximum cost under the contract is $75,000.

The final contract was between FCDJFS and the Foundations for Living to provide placement and related services for children in the care and custody of Fayette County Children Services. The contract is valid from Oct. 15 of this year through Dec. 31 of next year. The maximum cost under the contract is $100,000.

In other recent business from the commissioners’ office, two contract extensions were approved for janitorial services in order to extend the contract lengths by one year.

The first of the extended contracts was with Loretta Stuckey (Loretta Cleaning Services) for services at the County Administrative Services Building and Administrative Services Annex-Board of Elections. The cost of the contract is $54,600 for the additional year.

The second of the extended contracts was with Commercial Cleaning Solutions, Inc. for services at the Agricultural Center, Building Department, Courthouse and Economic Development. The cost of the contract is $59,800 for the additional year.

A contract was entered into with Weller’s Plumbing and Heating, Inc. for labor and materials to remove a 24-year-old Carrier unit and install a new Carrier unit at the Fayette County Commission on Aging. The total cost (including repairs and installation) will be $9,670.

Four bids were received for building alterations to the former Fayette County Title Department/License Bureau building: AKM Building Systems bid $216,049 total, Marquee Construction bid $208,300 total, Emmett Construction Co. bid $245,500 total, and Setterlin Building Company bid $214,515 total.

The estimate for the project was $185,000. The Marquee Construction bid for $208,300 was accepted.

Two resolutions were accepted in relation to the county’s Coronavirus Aide Relief Economic Security (CARES) Act funding. The first of those resolutions allows Brace Place Orthodontics to receive $6,236 under the county’s CARES Act small business emergency relief grant funding. The second allows the funding to be used for public safety payroll expenses.

A memorandum of agreement was entered into between the Board of Commissioners and the Fayette Soil and Water Conservation District for the administration of the Fayette County stormwater management and sediment control rules and regulations.

As the commissioners have adopted a storm water management and sediment control resolution for the management of storm water and sediment control related to development of land within unincorporated areas of the county, Fayette Soil and Water Conservation District was designated as the entity most appropriate to administer and enforce the resolution.

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. Condensed minutes from the meetings are available on the county website.

Reach journalist Jennifer Woods at 740-313-0355.

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By Jennifer Woods

jwoods@aimmediamidwest.com