Commissioners accept grant money for domestic violence programs
October is National Doemstic Violence Awareness Month and the Fayette County Commissioners voted to accept several grants designed to help victims of domestic violence. The commissioners accepted a grant award for $62 thousand dollars on behalf of the Fayette County Prosecutor's Victim Witness Division.
The commissioners also accepted a $1500 dollar grant from United Way of Fayette County to use for emergency services for victims of crime in Fayette County.
And the commissioners accepted a $400 thousand dollar grant award from the Department of Justice for the supervised visitation and exchange program. The program offers supervised visitation and safe exchange options for families with a history of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault and stalking.
The Fayette County Commissioners approved change orders for two road projects. A change order was requested by contractor John R. Jurgensen for the county and township paving program. A $18 thousand dollar net change in the contract price was approved making the new total $609 thousand dollars for the project.
Jurgensen also requested a change order for the county resurfacing project. A net change of $3,000 dollars was approved making the new total for the project $727 thousand dollars.
And several contractors responded to the commissioners request for a Statement of Qualifications. The statements are received annually from interested design firms for engineering, architectural and planning services for the twelve month period commencing October 1, 2011.