Ashland County commissioners approve new internship position with Job and Family Services

Ashland County Board of Commissioners

Thursday, Feb 2 meeting

KEY ACTION Approved the creation of an intern position at $15 per hour, 20 hours per week, for Job and Family Services.

Previous meeting:Ashland County to apply for ODOT grant for airport road project

DISCUSSION Agency Director Peter Stefaniuk made the request as part of the fellowship grant program funded by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

Commissioners Denny Bittle and James Justice approved the temporary position. Commissioner Mike Welch was absent due to illness.

“We are looking for folks in college who are a junior or senior looking to gain experience and knowledge of social work and child protection,” explained Stefaniuk. “There is a lot to learn, but they get a very thorough knowledge of it going through the core training. The state is very excited about this program.”

Other action at the Ashland County commissioners meeting

  • Approved a change order of $3,549 for door removal and replacement at the south end of the Health Department building.

  • Authorized Guy Keener and Molly Bernhard for travel to two separate conferences this spring.

  • Entered into a one-year contract with VASU Communications for 911 at a cost of $10,900.

  • Authorized an amendment to the base rate of pay for certain nonunion employees at Job and Family Services effective Feb. 6.

  • Met behind closed doors to discuss discipline of a public employee.

  • Opened three bids for the guardrail installation project estimated to cost $296,243. The bids came from Cuyahoga Fence ($207,399), PDK Construction ($242,728) and Lake Erie Construction ($227,680).

UP NEXT: Meets at 9 a.m. Feb. 9 in the County Office Building. Meetings also are livestreamed on the county's Facebook page.

This article originally appeared on Ashland Times Gazette: Ashland Job and Family Services seeks college intern for new position