The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors signed an agreement authorizing a feasibility study by the Natural Resource Conservation Service regarding water supply and recreation. This is a step toward the goal of establishing a lake in the county.
Mark Buschkamp, executive director of the Cherokee Area Economic Development Corporation, presented the agreement for the feasibility study to the supervisors at the Tuesday meeting.
The various department heads gave reports at the meeting, a monthly practice.
Scott Gebers, Cherokee County Conservation Board director, reported that the county has a stuffed mountain lion, one that was shot in the Black Hills.
Gebers reported that the parks will be closed to traffic as of Dec. 1.
Larry Clark, county engineer, reports that he is pleased that fuel prices have come down and that the weather has been good. This is a transitional period in which it is not known whether the equipment should be outfitted for moving dirt or moving snow.
Kim Rupp, Cherokee County Health Nurse, reports that her office is out of flu vaccine but the Cherokee Regional Medical Center has more.
Aimee Barritt, county emergency management coordinator and environmental health director, reported that she will be conducting a class on ag terrorism awareness in January on South Padre Island, Texas. Her expenses will be paid for from federal funds and the county will be reimbursed for Barritt's time.
Lynde Lundquist reported on new security measures for the people in her office to operate the drivers license equipment. A thumbprint scan is required.
Dave Scott, sheriff, reported that a new deputy will be hired soon. He also reported that a vehicle received about $3,000 damage as the result of a deer.
The supervisors reappointed Neal Rogge