Lisa Langlitz, Community Services Director, reported to the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors last week that the charge for case management services is down slightly, partly due to the fact that Langlitz is new in the position, earning a lower salary than the previous director.
Services are provided through the Department for Mentally and Physically Handicapped individuals.
Langlitz told the supervisors that there are new rules for reimbursement to counties for services provided to people from out of county. Services are provided based on whatever services the county provides to everybody living in the county for whatever time is required to establish "county of legal settlement." The county of legal settlement is then billed for whatever cost is incurred for those people who are from out of county. Previously, the county of legal settlement decided what services were provided and not provided for a person, even when the person was living out of the county. Now the resident county does not make a distinction in services provided to people living in the county. Langlitz said that this is an intermediate step to ending the "county of legal settlement" status entirely.
Ken File requested that dust control measures be taken on the gravel road from North 11th Street to the cemetery. File noted that paving of this road had long been promised. Paving of the road is still on the five-year plan but has repeatedly been put back. The supervisors took no action on the request.