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Board OKs increase for ambulance funding

Monday, August 24, 2009

The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors met with John Comstock, CEO of the Cherokee Regional Medical Center, on Tuesday at the Cherokee County Courthouse.

Comstock met with the Board to request more funding from the countys ambulance fund.

Comstock reviewed operations of the ambulance service and requested additional funding to maintain the highest level of service possible. Comstock indicated to the Board that a need to keep first responders, EMTs, and paramedics were the main concern of his request.

The Board approved $10,000 of additional support for the operations of the Cherokee Regional Medical Center's ambulance service in the 2009 calendar year.

County Engineer Dave Shanahan discussed general operations and requested a utility permits.

The Board approved underground utility permits for High Tech Electric (Qwest) in Section 29 in Tilden Township, and an underground fiber optic permit for CML Telephone in Liberty, Sheridan, Cedar, and Cherokee Townships.

Cherokee County Sheriff Dave Scott and Cherokee County Attorney Ryan Kolpin reviewed the personnel policies for the County and Law Enforcement Center and discussed the procedures for handling employee complaints.

A motion by Supervisor Terry Graybill and seconded by Supervisor Dean Schmidt to follow the employee complaint procedure of the Cherokee County general personnel handbook for complaints not involving a violation of an expressed provision of the collective bargaining agreement between Cherokee County and the Cherokee County Law Enforcement Association carried.

Scott also discussed with the Board of the disposal of two Crown Victoria Sheriff's Department cars and recommended a trade for computer software and equipment.

The consensus of the Supervisors was to allow this practice subject to the appropriate documentation of the vehicles' disposal value, as well as the fair market value of the products being received in exchange.

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