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Supervisors hear deputy's presentation on new jail

Friday, June 5, 2009

Cherokee County Chief Deputy Sheriff Jeff Friedrichsen presented a power point presentation for the proposed new Cherokee County Law Enforcement Center to the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors at their meeting on Tuesday.

Friedrichsen will soon be showing this presentation on why the county needs a new jail in the hopes of educating voters in the county prior to the Aug. 4 special election.

Friedrichsen will represent the Board and the Sheriff's Department at several public meetings, and will also speaking to any organization or groups throughout Cherokee County who would their questions regarding the new jail proposal answered

His presentation Tuesday included what the Sheriff's Department sees as their most pressing needs - jail designs, cost estimates for construction, and bond payments - plus photos of the current jail and what they hope a new jail would look like.

The Board liked the facts and figures, and agreed that it accurately showed their views for a new county jail, yet allows the citizens of Cherokee County to make up their own minds before the August vote.

The Board also met with County Engineer Dave Shanahan to sign a contract for road resurfacing, and approved a utility permit.

The Board also discussed the role and duties of an intern working at the Cherokee County Auditors office, as well as other general business.

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