2010-02-11 / Local & State

Routine Business Conducted

By Chanin Rotz-Mountz STAFF WRITER

The Fulton County commissioners attended to an array of business this week, including the approval of contracts and discussions on available program funding.

Jean Snyder along with Julie Dovey and Pat Frazier, county representatives on the Community Action Agency met with commissioners. The group reviewed what portion of funding Fulton County receives through Community Services Block Grant (CDBG) and various other Human Service programs.

Approval was granted for Services for Children to obtain services on an as-needed basis with Appalachian Youth Services, Cornell Abraxas Group, Family Care Services, NHS Human Services, Professional Family Care Services and the Children’s Aid Society of Franklin County.

The commissioners went on to discuss water problems at the Neighborhood Service Center building and possible measures to be taken to alleviate the issue.

Last Tuesday following a meeting with technology director Eldon Martin, the commissioners unanimously agreed to purchase a new telephone system from TelePlus Communications in the amount of $5,328. The system, which will be installed in the new office of Magisterial District Judge Carol Jean Johnson, includes a five-year warranty.

As a follow-up, the commissioners also approved a purchase in the amount of $3,810 for a security system from TelePlus for the judge’s office. The contract also includes the relocation of the existing video and duress equipment into the new office space.

The commissioners visited Sinoquipe Scout Reservation during the afternoon to view improvements to the spillway leading to the lake. The improvements were funded with Growing Greener II money.

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