Cherokee County Sheriff Dave Scott presented the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors with his department's 2009 quarterly revenue report. A balance of $29,652 in fees and collections was turned in.
After the Board accepted Scott's report, the discussion went to employee matters when Scott and 911 Director Dave Skow recommended a wage promotion for Stacey McGee who would be named Chief Dispatcher and would be taking over duties that Skow has been performing since he became the 911 Director in 2004.
The Board tabled the request upon further review of the situation. The Board did approve the request of the Sheriff's Department to offer Alisha Droegmiller, who is a part-time dispatcher, a full-time position. Both Scott and Skow recommended her for the position because she had demonstrated exceptional skill in performing her duties.
Droegmiller had a job offer for a full-time position in another county and the offer was made to her in hopes of keeping her and not having to go through the time and expense of training a new dispatcher.
The Board heard from Cherokee County Chief Deputy Sheriff Jeff Friedrichsen. Friedrichsen updated the Board on his efforts to promote the proposed Cherokee County Law Enforcement Center. He informed the Board that he had completed all of his scheduled town hall type meetings and had a booth at the Cherokee County Fair to inform the public on the CCLEC proposal. Friedrichsen told the Board that he had handed out nearly 150 brochures at the fair and most every one had a positive response to the project. He also informed the Board that there will not be any more town hall meetings in the county but will be publishing their proposal in the Chronicle Times Shopper on July 22.
County Auditor Kris Glienke also reported that as of Tuesday, her office had received one absentee ballot for the Aug. 4 jail election.
In other business the Board met with Richard Wych to discuss whether Wych would be interested in being appointed to the Veteran Affairs Commission. During their discussion with Wych the Board explain what his duties would be and if Wych was interested in being a commissioner. Other Veteran Affairs Commissioner are Joe Draper and Dutch Robbins. Together the three would make up a Board to over see the Veterans Affair Office, along with budget oversight and working with the Veterans Affairs Director, Dana Evans. Other duties may involve helping in the transportation of needy veterans to the VA hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D. and making the Cherokee County Veterans Affairs Office a positive experience for veterans in Cherokee County.
Wych told the Board that he would soon be getting back to them if he was interested in the appointment.
In other business the Board heard from County Recorder Dawn Jones Combs who presented here quarterly revenue report. The Board approved her report with a balance of $46,499 in fees and collections.
Hedgie Brandt, County Treasurer, also addressed the Board about her department's ability to negotiate taxes due on delinquent property that have taxes owed. The Board said they wouldn't give a discount or negotiate on taxes due and if taxes are not paid on delinquent property, the county would assume ownership of said property.
The Board ended the session by hearing from County Engineer Dave Shanahan who was there to discuss general business.