The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors met last week at the Cherokee County Courthouse for their regular meeting.
After approving the agenda and minutes from the previous meeting, the board then postponed the approval of a Physical Capacity Profile test to be added to the county employee policy. The reason for the postponement was because the Board felt that more research was needed on the issue before it would approve the policy.
Mark Buschkamp, Director of the Cherokee Area Economic Development Corporation, dropped off a letter of support for the Cherokee County Beef Project for the Board to sign, which they did.
There was a 'meet and greet' for a new county employee in the County Auditor's Office. Kady Brauninger was recently hired to update the county website and perform other duties.
The Board then approved all claims, and also approved a workers' compensation safety letter response.
County Engineer Larry Clark updated the Board with general business, including the state requirements on the replacements of 'weight axel load' signs on all county bridges. There are four signs per bridge and 70 bridges in the county - all of which will have to be replaced. Clark also told the Board that the County Engineer's office had bonded two companies for the repair work on two county bridges. The first bonded company is Dixon Construction, and they will be working on a bridge on L-56. Graves Construction was bonded to work on the bridge repair on M-21.
Clark informed the Board that construction will begin soon on the bridges.
On the Board's agenda for their next meeting will be the approval of the grading plans for 480th St. County Engineer Larry Clark will update the Board on permits needed for underground construction, and then discuss general business of the county.
Other items on the Board's agenda will be the rescheduled Physical Capacity Profile testing policy, fencing issues with insurance, approving Open Range, Inc. Matrix scoring change, and discussing an interview date for a new county engineer.