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Supervisors look at plans for new jail

Friday, March 6, 2009

The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors met on February 24. and on the agenda was a meeting with County Engineer, Dave Shanahan.

Shanahan requested that the Board approve the Resolution #2009-5 Road Project. This resolution is to advance this project (overlay of M-25 in Diamond Township) on to this year's construction schedule. The Board approved the resolution.

Shanahan also informed the Board that he is trying to get several projects lined up and on the shelf to get ready or modify the county's five-year plan. This conversation between Shanahan and the Board was in reference to monies that the county may be receiving from the State of Iowa or from Federal stimulus projects.

Rick Emswiler, Architect from Emswiler Architect Firm of Missouri Valley, also addressed the board. Emswiler brought four schematics of a jail design to show the Board. In attendance for the design proposal were members from the Cherokee County Sheriff's office, Cherokee Mayor Pam Pierce, Cherokee City Administrator Don Eikmeier, members of the Cherokee City Police Department, Emergency Management Agency Director Aimee Barritt, former Cherokee County Supervisor Ron Wetherell and several other county citizens.

A discussion about which of the four designs was the most feasible followed Emswilder's presentation. After going over each design, Emswiler listened to suggestions, and will go back to the drawing board to narrow down the number of designs. He will return at a later date with the adjusted designs.

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