Tom Rutter of Miller Mac Insurance met with the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday and recommended that the 911 Board obtain separate liability insurance from the county.
The 911 Board oversees operation of the 911 emergency call system and makes equipment purchases using revenue from a $1 per monthly tax on telephone service within the county.
The board consists of representatives from all eight towns in the county and the county itself.
Rutter informed the supervisors on Tuesday that the 911 Board is a separate entity and should have separate liability insurance. The equipment purchased by the 911 Board is covered by the county's property insurance.
Preliminary for obtaining insurance for the 911 Board, the supervisors need to approve bylaws for the 911 Board. The supervisors approved a template set of bylaws adapted from the one used in Ida County, with the addition of two non-voting board members.
Aimee Barritt, emergency management director for the county, was present at the supervisors meeting and said that she attends all the 911 Board meetings. The supervisors decided to include her position in the bylaws as a non-voting board member. Also, the position of communications director, currently held by Dave Skou, will be a non-voting board member.