Wayne County Fiscal Court met today (Thursday) in special session and approved the new contract with Kelwell Food Services. The company will continue providing food service at the jail, and the contract will see a five percent increase.
Rick Wallen, with Kellwell Food Service, attended the meeting and noted that the increased cost of the contract is due to the price increase of food, as well as the rising cost of wages for employees.
Also during the meeting, the court approved a letter in regard to their application for grant funding for a natural gas project. The letter, addressed to the Economic Development Administration, pledges the support of the court for the project, which is the next step in the quest for grant money.