The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday August 27 for their regular meeting.
Among the issues on their agenda was a meeting with County Engineer Dave Shanahan. Shanahan updated the Board on the county's effort to finish cleaning out the ditches to help prevent snow build-up for the upcoming winter. Shanahan also asked for approval of a utility permit for Mid America for a 72,000-kilowatt line under H Ave between the sections of 17 and 18 in Tilden Township.
Shanahan then requested an entry permit for Verizon Wireless' telephone tower in section 36 in Rock Township. Both requests were granted. The Board and Shanahan then discussed general business.
Tom Jenness, Cherokee County Weed Commissioner, updated the Board on the county's weed control. Jenness told the Board that due to the high price of chemicals and gas his department has been forced to work on a complaint basis.
When a complaint is issued, Jenness will spray the area plus the whole block to keep control of the area in question. This action should insure that they have enough chemicals for spraying this fall.
The Board also approval all submitted bills. On the issue of filling the vacancy on the Board of Health, the Supervisors narrowed their choices down to a few candidates, but no appointment was made at this time.
In other business, the Board approved a wage authorization for both the County Attorney's office and the County Auditor's office, both offices will be having new employees starting in September.