The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors approved having Solutions, Inc. establish a website for the county and maintain it.
The start up cost will be approximately $3,000 although the exact cost will depend on how much information the various departments provide to put on the website. The maintenance of the website will cost $500 a month.
The county deferred action on a proposed managed services care of the county's computer system by Solutions, Inc. for $6,000 a year. This involves remote regular maintenance designed to extend the life of the computer. Some of that is already being done in at least some of the offices.
Prior to the Tuesday supervisor meeting, supervisors and county department heads were advised to check out the Clay County website, established and maintained by Solutions, Inc. The Cherokee County site will look similar although there will be differences based on the desires of the department heads of the county.
Scott Gebers, director of the Cherokee County Conservation Board, said that the CCCB has its own site. A link to that site will be provided on the county website.
Bob Hart, county assessor, said that it will take some time and extra expense to have maps available on the website. He said the aerial county images belong to Sidwell Corp. and the county will have to go through Sidwell to make the maps available.
"They'll all be there but it will take some time," Hart said.
The supervisors approved a bid of $1,443,469 for blacktopping slightly over 9 miles on C-16, which was the low bid submitted by Tri-State Paving. They approved a bid of $543,069 for blacktopping a little over 4 miles of River Road, which was the low bid submitted by Blacktop Services.
The supervisors approved a bid of $70,079 for a 7500 International truck from Bushlows in Cherokee.