Bonnie Ebel has resigned from her position as Cherokee County Auditor, effective at the end of this month. The announcement was made at the June 17th meeting of the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors.
Ebel, an Aurelia resident, has served 17 years in the auditor's office, and has been the county auditor since October 2003.
The supervisors are expected to appoint Kris Glienke, deputy auditor, to the position of auditor. Glienke is a candidate for auditor, having been unopposed in the June primary to be the Republican candidate for county auditor on the November ballot. There was no Democratic candidate for the position in the June primary.
The appointment could not be made on the 17th, because the supervisors have to first publish a notice of intent to fill the position by appointment. The matter will be on the agenda for the June 24 meeting.
Ginger Walker, County Conservation Director, informed the board that a fund raising effort plus federal grants have raised sufficient money to pay for the planned purchase of property to expand Martin's Access County Park. Fundraising efforts will continue in order to develop the added park area.
There will also be an effort to obtain further grant money for park development. Walker said that the high level of citizen support for the park project will improve the chances for a successful grant application.
Walker requested the supervisors approve use of county betterment funds for purchase of materials for repairing roofs at all 20 shelters at Martin's Access. The material, which includes steel and wood, will cost $6,587. Walker said that the price would be 18 percent higher if purchased next month because of rapidly rising cost of steel.
Conservation department employees will do the labor for the project.
The supervisors approved the request.
Larry Clark, county engineer, announced that a bridge over Mill Creek on Liberty Avenue in Cedar Township has been closed after inspection revealed defects.