At the February 28, 2018 meeting of the Clark County Commissioner, the commissioners approved three contracts for the Department of Job and Family Services (DJFS). They approved a contract with Northwoods Consulting Partners, Inc. for $225,000 for the purchase of Compass Software and Maintenance effective March 1, 2018 through February 28, 2019. The Compass Software automates client and case information. The software effectively reduces the paperwork DJFS Caseworkers.

They also authorized a contract for DJFS with Waiting Child Fund for $49,800 to provide family search, engagement and permanency consultation services from February 28, 2018 through December 31, 2019.

In addition, they increase the contract with DataYard, Inc. by $21,323.88 to extend the contract for an additional year and to provide ongoing service and maintenance. The contract is effective through February 28, 2019.

Furthermore, the commissioners accepted a grant from Waiting Child Fund for 30 Days to Family for $74,796 to fund one social service worker family specialist to conduct in depth family search and engagement activities to find kinship placements for children in the agency’s custody who are in foster care. DJFS is one of 10 sites selected. The grant is a 2-year pilot and evaluation project with the goal of reducing the number of children in foster care.

For Building and Grounds, the commissioners authorized a contract with Silco Fire & Security for $46,940 for fire protection services including fire extinguishers and systems at various locations in the county. The contract is effective January 2, 2018 through December 31, 2022.

For the Engineer, they approved a contract with Carpenter Marty Transportation for $30,800 for a Ball Bank or Curve Safe Speed Study.

In addition, the commissioners approved a contract for $100,000 with the National Trail Parks & Recreation District (NTPRD). NTPRD will provide recreation services to the county from March 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018.

For the Sheriff, the commissioners authorized a dispatching contract with Springfield Township for $42,212.40 for dispatching services from January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018.

For the Dog Warden, the commissioners accepted a grant from Ohio Pet Fund for $2,000 to be used for shelter dog spay and neuters and to provide community spay and neuters to families whose income is less than 150% of the poverty guideline. The grant is effective February 12, 2018.

They also extended the contract with Clark County SPCA Inc. for an additional year. The contract is effective through December 31, 2018. No additional funds were added to the contract.

For the Emergency Management Agency (EMA), the commissioners accepted a grant from the Ohio EMA for $37,300.20 for the purchase of MARCS radios for the department.

In regular business, the commissioners authorized a commercial guaranty to Security National Bank for the Clark County Land Reutilization Corporation for $3,000,000 in the event of a default. They also authorized a payment to Security National Bank for $250,000 for the Land Reutilization Corporation.

The next meeting of the Clark County Commissioners is scheduled for March 1, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. in the Commissioners Conference Room at 50 E Columbia Street.

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