Brackens reappointed as FCMH trustee


By Martin Graham - [email protected]



The Fayette County Commissioners reappointed Lynette Brackens as one of the Fayette County Memorial Hospital Trustees during a recent meeting.

It was moved by commissioner Dan Dean and seconded by commissioner Jack DeWeese that Brackens will be re-appointed to a six-year term as a trustee of the Fayette County Memorial Hospital. The re-appointment will commence on March 1.

This vote was held with Fayette County Common Pleas Court Judge Steven Beathard and Fayette County Probate Judge David Bender in attendance. Beathard voted aye, Bender abstained, Dean voted aye, Commissioner Tony Anderson abstained and DeWeese voted aye. The motion carried.

The county commissioners also agreed to begin receiving bids for building alterations at the Fayette Progressive School. It was moved by Dean and seconded by DeWeese, per the request of the Fayette County Board of DD, to advertise on Feb. 13 and 20 to receive sealed bids on March 14 at 11 a.m. in the Commissioners’ Office. The school is seeking alterations to its location at 1351 Leesburg Ave. Specifications are available in the Commissioners’ Office for a $50 non-refundable fee, and the commissioners reserve the right to reject any and all bids. The motion was carried unanimously.

Per the recommendation of Evelyn Pentzer, Fayette County Clerk of Courts, the commissioners unanimously passed a motion to renew the Software Maintenance Service Agreement with CourtView Justice Solutions for JuryTrac Software, maintenance and support in the amount of $2,625. The period of coverage will be from March 1 until Feb. 28, 2017. A contract was also passed by the commissioners to approve the maintenance contract increase with KONE Inc., for servicing the elevators at the Administrative Service Building, the courthouse and the Center for Economic Opportunity. The current quarterly price of $3,189.69 will be adjusted by 3.45 percent on March 1.

Two resolutions were also both passed unanimously. The first was a resolution authorizing Steve Luebbe, Fayette County Engineer, to proceed with the purchase from Kinstle Sterling/Western Star Truck Center for a 2016 Western Star Tandem Axle truck. The purchase is through the Ohio Department of Administrative Services, Cooperative Purchasing Program contract. The final resolution was to certify the annual county highway system mileage for 2015. It was certified with the Ohio Department of Transportation for a total of 314.269 county miles.

The Fayette County Commissioners’ Office is located at 133 S. Main St., suite 401 in Washington Court House and their office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. They can be reached at (740) 335-0720.

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By Martin Graham

[email protected]

Reach Martin Graham at (740) 313-0351 or on Twitter @MartiTheNewsGuy

Reach Martin Graham at (740) 313-0351 or on Twitter @MartiTheNewsGuy

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