Veteran Sheriff's Deputy Stubbe retires
R. Mark Cory of Ahlers & Cooney PC met with the Cherokee County Board of Supervisor on Tuesday. Cory offered his company's counsel services to the Board for the proposed jail project.
Cory's company offered advice to the Board in the regards of ballot language for the proposed Aug. 4 election, and suggested that the final draft for the ballot be presented to the Board by June 16. Other suggestion made by Cory was to have the exact cost of the proposed new Law Enforcement Center to be on the ballot as well. Cory's advice to the Board was "Make sure people know what they are voting on."
Cory also advised the Board that it should determine whether the project should by funded by Municipal Bonds or a Capital Loan Note. Although both would be practical for the project and both are similar, according to Cory, a Bond would be more of a public sale whereas a Note could be negotiated at a possible better rate. This led Cory to suggest the Board look into local banks to see if the project cost could be obtained locally.
There were also several issues heard by the by the Cherokee County Sheriff's office. Dave Scott and Chief Deputy Jeff Friedrichsen informed the Board of the resignation of Deputy Chuck Stubbe to by effective April 30, and said they wanted to begin the procedure of hiring a new deputy. Stubbe is retiring.
Also, was the approval of a wage authorization for part-time jailer Keva Wolf to be changed to a full-time jailer, a wage authorization for Lisa Ann Dame to be a part-time jailer, plus a wage authorization for Alisha Droegmiller for being a part-time Communication Center dispatcher. The Board approved all three wage authorizations.
The Board also accepted bid letting for three county projects. The bid was accepted by Blacktop Services for Local Project L-1-AC-06 for the three miles of patching and milling and overlay on C65. That bid came in at $267,958.09. Bids for the other two project for Cherokee County were for federal projects, including project EFSM-CO18 (54)--5S-18 for the three mile milling and overlay on M25, and for a bridge project BROS-CO18 (53)--8J-18 for the 510th St. bridge replacement. These bids are to be held at IDOT in Ames.
Lisa Langlitz, Community Services Director, updated the Board on her department's on-call Case Management.
Other business heard by the Board was the signing of two letters of support for the Little Sioux Watershed operations and assessment.