Jan Carlson and Connie Mohn, who invited the Board to see the facility first-hand, hosted the tour.
Located at the former office of Dr. Ernest Galbreath at 1000 S. Second St., the building is suited for the needs of the Public Health. Carlson described to the Board that there weren't' too many changes made to the office when the Public Health moved into the building.
The biggest improvement was getting new asphalt on the parking lot. Carlson showed the Board around the facilty, starting with the conference room and innoculation center, then the tour moved to an office space behind the main counter and then to a spacious waiting area for clients.
Next was a quick look at the examining rooms, and an update by Carlson on what supplies are on hand at the office. The tour lasted about 30 minutes.
Prior to the tour of the Public Health office, the Board held their regular meeting at the Cherokee County Courthouse. Tom Jenness, Cherokee County Weed Commissioner, presented his annual report, and after the report was read and approved by the Board, Chairman Simonsen signed the weed report. The County Auditor was advised to submit the report to the Iowa Department of Agriculture.
The Board also approved a letter to all county department heads, beginning the budget process for the 2009/2010 year. Also the Board authorized a letter to the supervisors' compensation board representatives.
Other business by the Board included the appointment of Dianne Gordon as Cedar Township clerk.