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County canvasses elections

Monday, June 16, 2008

The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors made the election results in the county of the June 3 primary official.

Canvassing the election was the first order of business at the weekly meeting on June 10th.

Winners of the election were the same as identified in unofficial results following the election.

Winners of contested elections included Dean Schmidt, incumbent, who won the Democratic nomination for county supervisor in district 1; Larry L. Prunty, who won the Democratic nomination for county supervisor in district 2, and Hedgie Roswitha Brandt, (filling position by appointment), who won the Republican nomination for county treasurer.


Mark Buschkamp, executive director of the Cherokee Area Economic Development Corporation, told the supervisors that he could not yet make an announcement regarding the potential for a company to locate in Cherokee County.

Buschkamp said that if the company does locate in Cherokee County, there would be an expectation of partial tax abatement over a number of years as the county has provided for new construction or expansion in the past.

He added that there could be some sewer and water infrastructure that the county would need to provide.

Ron Wetherell, supervisor, said that if the county provides infrastructure, that would effect the amount available for tax abatement.


The county approved a bid from Hunzelman, Putzier and Co., of Storm Lake, for auditing services for three years. The bid was the lower of two submitted.

The cost will be $22,700 for the first year, $23,400 for the second year, and $24,100 for the third year.

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