Commissioners approve DJFS contracts

By Sarah Hawley -

POMEROY — The Meigs County Commissioners approved several contract renewals for the Meigs County Department of Job and Family Services during its recent meeting.

The term for many of the agency contracts runs from July 1 through June 30 each year, leading to the renewal coming in June of each year.

Meigs County DJFS Director Chris Shank presented three resolutions for approval which provided approval for contracts with 20 individuals and agencies.

Non-emergency transportation services contracts were approved with Gallia-Meigs Community Action Agency, Hopewell Health Centers, Bryan L. Casey (Daybreak), On the Go Transportation Services, R.T. Need a Lift Transportation, Jackson Transportation Group, On Time Transportation (Fast Time Transportation), and Poseiden Transportation.

Respite care and emergency shelter care contracts were approved with six licenses foster parent homes in Meigs County and Oasis Therapeutic Foster Care Network.

Foster care contracts for foster care placements were approved with NECCO Inc., Children’s Center of Ohio, Sojourners Care Network, Transitions for Youth, and Oasis Therapeutic Foster Care Network.

In other business, the commissioners approved a resolution to allow the county to receive funds from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The resolution, along with the establishment of a CARES Act fund/line item, was required in order for the county to receive reimbursement for COVID-19 related expenses.

A housing agreement was approved with the Highland County Sheriff’s Office at a rate of $55 per day.

Four right-of-way agreements were approved with AEP to allow for the replacement of power poles on Scout Camp Road (one) and Resort Road (three).

The commissioners meet each Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Meigs County Courthouse.

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By Sarah Hawley

Sarah Hawley is the managing editor of The Daily Sentinel.

Sarah Hawley is the managing editor of The Daily Sentinel.