The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors met for their regular Tuesday meeting at the Cherokee County Courthouse.
After a blood born pathogens and Hazcom training for County employees, Chairman Ron Wetherell called the regular meeting to order. The Board started the meeting with a County officer meeting.
The first officer from the county to give a report was County Attorney Ryan Kolpin, who gave his report on hiring a full-time secretary.
Next up was Ginger Walker, director of the Cherokee County Conservation Board, who gave a report on what 's new at the county parks, and talked about the fund-raising efforts for the Martin's Access project.
The CCCB is raising money to purchase 78.23 acres immediately east of Martin Area County Park, more commonly known as Martin's Access. Approximately $210,000 is needed to complete the purchase, according to Walker.
Lisa Langlitz, the Community Services director, gave a short update from her office and Dawn Coombs, the County Recorder, reported "business as usual" for her office. Treasurer Lynde Lundquist reported that issuing new driver licenses and renewals are up slightly, and she expects that in the next month there will be a further increase.
County Engineer Larry Clark reported to the Board that his department has been looking to install a new two-key security system for the locks on the gas tanks that supply the county equipment.
The last of the County officers who reported was Auditor Bonnie Ebel, who said her office is getting ready for next month's county-wide election on the gambling issue, to be held on Dec. 4 . Precincts will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. A local group has petitioned to bring a casino to Cherokee County.
County Engineer Larry Clark also addressed the Board to discuss a pipeline construction inspection work.
In other business, the Board approved the 2007 Homestead and Military disallowance. The Board then approved of the Mid-Sioux Opportunity letter of support for grant funding and the approval of a 28E agreement for the Northwest Iowa Youth Emergency Services Center. (YES Center) located on the Cherokee Mental Health Institute campus.
The Secondary Roads Safety Committee requested an appointment of one of the County Supervisors to be on their committee. The request was approved and Mark Leeds was appointed to the committee.