Water conservation

County plans to expand Shaw wetlands

As part of a plan by Fayette County Commissioners to purchase additional property to expand Shaw’s wetlands, a resolution was recently signed to help secure a grant for the project.

The Clean Ohio Fund-Green Space Conservation Program provides financial assistance for the conservation of green spaces. The resolution authorizes Brigitte Hisey, a natural resources specialist in the Fayette County Soil and Water Conservation District, to apply for the funds and take care of the necessary documents.

The Shaw Wetlands, located at 2820 Robinson Road SE, are already county owned and have walking trails that the community can visit.

According to meeting minutes, the property the commissioners plan to purchase adjacent to the Shaw Wetlands would add an additional 13.59 acres to the existing nine acres. This would allow habitat expansion with spring pools and herbaceous and herbaceous plants, increase space for outdoor education, increase walking trails near Washington Court House, and provide a place for people using the Tri-County Trail.

In other news from the Commissioners’ Office, on the recommendation of Sheriff Vernon Stanforth, a deal was approved for housing Ross County prisoners in the Fayette County Adult Detention Center. The cost, to be paid to Fayette County from Ross County, will be $ 65 per prisoner per day.

Ross County will be responsible for all ambulance / rescue team costs as well as a $ 35 per hour fee payable to Fayette County for medical escort to and from the center emergency room medical Adena Fayette and for all hospital care and services. The contract will be in effect from August 23 to December 31.

Two contracts were approved while a third was amended.

The first contract was between the Fayette County Department of Employment and Family (FCDJFS) and ENA, Inc. for the placement and related services for children in care and care of FCDJFS. The contract dates are July 2 of this year to December 31 of this year. The maximum cost under the contract is $ 80,000.

The second contract was with Weller’s Plumbing and Heating, Inc. of Greenfield to supply two Carrier furnaces, two five-ton condensing units, two five-ton evaporators and two filter screens to be installed by Fayette County Maintenance Department. au Fayette County Archives Building, located at 201, rue S. Fayette. The total cost of the equipment is $ 11,800.

The contract that was amended was between the FCDJFS and Pedro’s NECCO LLC to provide placement and related services to children in care and in the care of Fayette County Children’s Services. The amendment relates to the maximum cost under the contract, which is now $ 840,000.

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 of meetings are available on the county website.

Contact reporter Jennifer Woods at 740-313-0355.

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