The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors met Tuesday for their regular meeting at the Cherokee County Courthouse, and on the agenda was a meeting with Diane Anderson of the State Bureau of Public Health Services.
Anderson read what duties the Supervisors have to provide and all special conditions that they have to follow concerning Public Heath in Cherokee County.
Anderson stated that the Board of Supervisors is in compliance with its contract with the state. She broke down the current services that are provided by the county that are contracted out by the County Board of Supervisor to the County Board of Health. Subsequently, the Board of Health sub-contracts the services to the County Public Health Department.
Anderson recommended that, if the Supervisors continue with the plan of relocating the PHD under the auspices of the Cherokee Regional Medical Center, that the Board of Health get together with the hospital to see what services are being duplicated within the county.
If and when this BOH assessment gets done, the Supervisors can finally see what all their options are regarding this issue; whether it be contracting out to the hospital or just relocating the PHD to a different facility. Anderson offered her services as a resource for both boards to help resolve this sensitive issue.
The other business that the Supervisors heard was a request from County Engineer Larry Clark to proceed on appraisals for 480 St. The appraisal will determine what its going to cost the county to purchase seven or possibly eight parcels of land in Marcus Township and Amherst Township for the 480 St. Grading Project. The proposed new road would extend east from Marcus to service the Little Sioux Corn Processors ethanol plant.
The Supervisors approved Clark's request.