The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors met for their regular meeting at the lower level of the Cherokee County Courthouse on Tuesday, April 22. Top item on the Board's agenda was the appointment of a new county engineer.
David Shanahan will start his new duties on June 2. Shanahan is currently the county engineer for Page County. Larry Clark, Cherokee County Engineer, will be retiring at the end of June and will work with Shanahan to show him the ropes for a few weeks.
Clark was also present at the meeting, and he discussed some general business with the board, as well as giving a quick report on the road conditions around the county.
Emergency Service Director Aimee Barritt updated the Board on a Legacy Foundation grant to put warning sirens in county parks. She expressed to the Board that severe weather is always a factor for campers, and inexpensive warning systems can give people more opportunity to take action if the need arises. Barrit is also on Tuesday's agenda to talk more on the camping area sirens.
Other business discussed by the Board included the approval of all claims, and making the courthouse custodial job a full- time position.
The Board also approved an application on a matrix for Kent Ohlson, who will be extending five buildings at his turkey farm south of Aurelia, in Diamond township.