The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors received a request on Tuesday for support of a shelterhouse project in Cleghorn.
Todd Wetherell, speaking on behalf of the fund raising committee, explained the project to supervisors. The old shelterhouse that has very limited capacity will be replaced by a 3,600 square foot building that has handicapped accessible restrooms inside and a unisex restroom accessible outside for use by people in the park when the shelterhouse is not in use.
Wetherell said that the estimate project cost is $300,000. An application will be made for an Iowa CAT grant for $150,000.
"The community has really gotten behind this project," Wetherell said. He added that another component that has an effect on the awarding of CAT grants is support from the county. He asked that the supervisors consider contributing $10,000 to the project.
The supervisors approved $10,000 in support, $5,000 from the current fiscal year and $5,000 from the next fiscal year which begins July 1.
The board approved a hog confinement application presented by Jon Dorr on behalf of Western Sky, Inc. The confinement will be in section 12 of Marcus Township.