Commissioners assist Meals on Wheels

Land Bank property to be sold via sealed bid

By Jennifer Woods - [email protected]

In a recent Fayette County Commissioners’ meeting, a resolution was signed that authorizes assistance in the purchase of a vehicle to be used for the Meals on Wheels program for increased meal deliveries.

The cost will be $3,542.36 for a 2020 Dodge Caravan from Gordon CDJR, located at 1120 Clinton Ave. in Washington C.H. The purchase will be covered with CARES Act funding.

The Meals on Wheels program is conducted through the Fayette County Commission on Aging, located at 1179 S. Elm St. in Washington Court House.

According to the Commission on Aging Facebook page, “Fayette County Commission on Aging,” prospective clients must call to set an appointment to be accessed in the home by the director of nutrition, Jowanna Hood.

To qualify to receive Meals on Wheels, the prospective client must meet one of the following sets of criteria:

-be at least 60-years-old and unable to prepare own meals, unable to participate in a congregate nutrition program due to physical or emotional difficulties, lacks another meal support service in the home or community

-is the spouse of an eligible person regardless of age or abilities and lives in the same household.

-is a guest who is otherwise ineligible to participate in a home-delivered nutrition program and who pays the provider for the provider’s actual contracted unit cost of the meal

-is a staff member who is otherwise ineligible to participate in a home-delivered nutrition program and who pays the provider’s suggested donation or pays a rate mutually agreed upon by the provider and the AAA

-is under 60-year-old but is a person with a disability living in a facility that is primarily occupied by residents who are at least 60-years-old—at which a congregate nutrition program or home-delivered nutrition program is provided

-is a person with a disability who lives in a home with another person who is eligible to participate in a home-delivered nutrition program.

The Commission on Aging suggests a donation of $4 per meal, per person.

In other news from the commissioners’ office, per the request of Fayette County Department of Job and Family Services (FCDJFS) Director Faye Williamson, the commissioners accepted a proposal and approved a contract between FCDJFS and Workforce Services Unlimited Inc. The purpose of the contract is for Workforce Services to provide summer youth employment to eligible youth aged 14-18 from May 1 through Sept. 30. The maximum cost under the contract is $30,432 and will be funded by TANF funds.

A Memorandum of Understanding was entered into on behalf of the Fayette County Law Library Resource Board and Statewide Consortium of County Law Library Resources Boards. According to minutes from the commissioners’ meeting, the Consortium will provide a total grant award in the amount of $2,851.23 with the Board of Fayette County Commissioners allocating the grant funds to the Fayette County Law Library Resources Board for use as described in a grant proposal. The terms of the Memorandum will continue through May 31 of next year.

According to, “a memorandum of understanding is an agreement between two or more parties outlined in a formal document. It is not legally binding but signals the willingness of the parties to move forward with a contract.”

In a recent Fayette County Land Bank meeting, Treasurer Susan Dunn presented a balance of $197,730.45. The Land Bank received $25,799 from the sale of four properties on March 1. Those four properties have since been transferred to their new owners.

A sale by sealed bid will be occurring for 833 Millwood Ave. (parcel number 21202020010700), lot size 65 x 170. Sealed bids must be delivered to Community Action Commission of Fayette County, 1400 US Route 22 N.W., Washington Court House by 4 p.m. on May 14.

Bids will be opened at the Land Bank Board of Directors meeting on Monday, May 17 at 10:30 a.m. The Board reserves the right to reject any and all bids. For questions, contact Steve Creed at Community Action Commission, 740-335-1931 or [email protected]

The title work for the following properties has been completed and the Prosecutor will review and present findings at the next land bank meeting: 433 E. Court St., 738 E. Paint St., 1226 E. Paint St., 1228 E. Paint St., 543 Albin Ave., 520 Carolyn Road, 414 Earl Ave.,734 S. Fayette St., 318 Florence St., 615 E. Paint St., 1221 E. Paint St., 419 Western Ave., 304 S. North St., 503 S. North St., 310 Cherry St., 1227 Willard St., 1226 E. Paint St., 710 Clinton Ave., 903 S. North St. and 803 N. North St.

Prosecutor’s office will be filing with the Board of Revisions foreclosure for 11880 St. Route 38 N.E.

The next Fayette County Land Bank meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 17 at 10:30 a.m. in the second floor conference room of the Fayette County Administration Building. The meeting can also be attended via GoToMeeting.

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.
Land Bank property to be sold via sealed bid

By Jennifer Woods

[email protected]