The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors approved funding of $500 and use of secondary roads equipment for work on establishing a go-cart track at the Cherokee County Fairgrounds.
Terry Graybill, supervisor, explained to the board that funds have already been raised for the prize purse of the first event that will be held.
Graybill said that at this time, races are planned only for the Sunday afternoon of the Cherokee County Fair. Area communities that are on a regular circuit for go-cart competition, usually every other week through the summer, include Sibley, Sheldon and Granville.
There will be both adult and youth classes of competition at the event in Cherokee County. Kids cannot compete for money, so trophies will be awarded.
Graybill noted that the adult competitors are attracted more by the possibility of getting a winning sticker to put on their carts than by the prize money.
The supervisors will need to make appointments to three township trustee positions for which there was no candidate on the Nov. 7 election ballot and there was either no write-in or the write-in winner chose not to serve.
Recommendations will be brought in at a later date for township trustees in the Marcus, Diamond and Cedar townships by the supervisors representing each of the three townships.
Voters in some townships voted in the November election to eliminate voting for township offices. Instead the trustees and clerks in those townships will be appointed by the board of supervisors. Voters in some townships, including Marcus Township where there was no candidate on the ballot for township trustee, voted to retain election for those offices.
In the case when there is no candidate on the ballot and there is either no write-in winner or the winner does not choose to serve, the position is filled by appointment anyway. It is the intent of the county auditor's office to keep putting the matter on the ballot in townships where voters chose to retain township elections until all such positions in the county are filled by appointment.
Bonnie Ebel, county auditor, said that appointing all such positions would save considerably on ballot costs.
The supervisors will also need to make an appointment to the Cherokee County Conservation Board. A recommendation from the board to fill a vacancy was presented by Ginger Vietor but, since the matter was not on the agenda, action was tabled until a later meeting.