Cherokee County to spend $186K on senior meals

The Cherokee County Board of Commissioners has approved a professional services agreement with Bateman Community Living LLC to provide meals to senior citizens.

The agreement, not to exceed $186,800 per year, has Bateman providing meals through the Cherokee County Senior Center’s congregate and home delivery programs, according to a staff report to commissioners.

Bateman had the highest technical score and the lowest price of two vendors who bid on the service, staff said. The other vendor was the current provider, Open Hand Atlanta Inc.

The program is funded by a Title III grant of the federal Older Americans Act. “Bateman will invoice the county based on actual meals received, and then the county will be reimbursed by the grant,” staff said.

The agreement runs through Sept. 30, 2022, and will automatically renew for three additional one-year terms until Sept. 30, 2025.