Rescue plan

County uses American Rescue Plan Act funds

It was recently decided at a meeting of Fayette County commissioners that the American Rescue Plan Act funding would be used in two different projects.

The first project is the update of the MARCS radio link layer authentication and the purchase of new MARCS radios. Essentially, by updating and obtaining new radios, two-factor authentication will be required to access MARCS radios – increasing and modernizing local cybersecurity.

The cost of updating and purchasing new radios is estimated at $ 187,426.64.

The second use of the funds is to financially assist the Fayette County Agricultural Society. Funds in the amount of $ 218,578 will be returned to the company to compensate for the loss of income since December 20, 2020. According to the minutes of the meeting of the commissioners, the need is due to a majority of regular events which were canceled in connection with the pandemic.

In other news from the Commissioners’ Office, a quote to strike a four-year deal with CivicPlus outside of Kansas has been made. The deal is for the county’s website overhaul. The services are supposed to include website redesign, CivicEngage training, hosting, security, SSL management, calendar migration and minutes. CivicPlus’ first year software subscription will cost $ 26,575.65. The annual CivicPlus software subscription for years two through four will cost $ 5,574.71 per year.

At the request of Faye Williamson, Director of Fayette County Employment and Family Services (FCDJFS), a contract between FCDJFS and Transitions for Youth outside Gallipolis was approved. The objective of the contract is for Transitions for Youth to provide placement and related services for children in the care and care of Fayette County Children’s Services. The contract is in effect from January 1 to December 31 of this year. The maximum cost under the contract is $ 125,000.

Several decisions have been made regarding the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO).

Fayette County Sheriff Vernon Stanforth has been authorized to contract with the Village of Octa to provide law enforcement services in the village through the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office for this year. The village agrees to pay the sheriff $ 30 per hour for services rendered.

Two collective agreements were concluded for the FCSO.

The first deal was with full-time assistants on patrol, including detectives and K-9 officers, but excluding all other employees. This agreement is in effect from January 1 of this year until December 31, 2024.

The second working agreement was with full-time assistant sheriffs in corrections, but excluded all other employees, including corporals and above. This agreement is in effect from January 1 of this year until December 31, 2024.

Finally, Fayette County Engineer Steve Luebbe was authorized to sell excess inventory through GovDeals, Inc. This excess inventory included a 1989 Chevrolet 1500 pickup, a 1975 CAT V45C forklift, a Galion Rollomatic 1963 roller and a Shaver post pilot.

Stay with the Record-Herald each week for more updates from Fayette County Commissioners. The Fayette County Commissioners’ office is located at 133 S. Main St., Suite 401 at Washington Court House, and their hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4 pm. They can be reached at 740-335-0720. Condensed minutes from meetings are available on the county website.