Department heads for the county reported business as usual for the most part during the monthly county officers meeting with the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday.
Scott said that Hurricane Katrina didn't quite suck up all federal money as expected and there could be some available for county grants. He said if the county does get some conservation grant money, Silver Sioux projects would have priority.
Kim Rupp of the county health department, reported that flu vaccine is being made available for anyone at just the $10 administrative fee. There haven't been cases of flu reported in Cherokee County but there have been cases in surrounding counties.
Aimee Barritt, county emergency management coordinator and environmental health director, reported that exercises on large scale disasters indicate that there simply are not enough people to deal with such situations adequately.
Larry Clark, county engineer, discussed the potential problem of private contractors working for the county not having sufficient insurance. The matter will be looked into.
Mae Hingtgen, county services director, reported that other counties in northwest Iowa have no interest in participating in a proposed detox program at the MHI campus in Cherokee.