The reimbursement was in the amount of $10,484.59 and the county will be receiving another check for the same amount next year and the year after that due to the low workman's comp cases following financial advice and suggestions from Iowa Community Assurance Pool, and being a good member in standing for the county's superior safety record by county employees.
In other business the Board held a county officers meeting. Among the county department heads that attended were Ginger Walker of the Cherokee County Conservation Department, Hedgie Brandt of the Cherokee County Treasure office, Bob Hart of the Cherokee County Assessor's office, and Dave Shanahan of the Cherokee County Engineers office.
Each department gave a short update to the Board on what their departments are currently involved with. Walker reported that the cabins at Martin Access are nearly completed and would be open in October. Brant reported her office will be having new drivers license equipment and will need electrical work done.
Hart talked about how his office has been using the county Geospatial Information System mapping, and Shanahan talked general business with the Board and later asked for a utility permit for an underground line for Iowa Lakes Electric in Grand Meadow Township.
The Board also discussed county owned property and will soon be putting a list of available properties for rent and possible sale of property in the newspaper and at possible public action.
The Board also appointed Supervisors Terry Graybill and Mark Leeds representatives for contract negotiations for the upcoming union contract with the Cherokee Law Enforcement and Secondary Road departments. The Board then appointed the law firm of Ahlers and Cooney as legal counsel for the union negotiations.
The Board appointed Doug Woods and Kent Wenck to the County Complaint Board.
The Board approved the final report of the Substance Abuse Funding. The report states that $13,200 will go towards this educational and prevention program. The county will pay $9,900 and the rest will be reimbursed back to the county by the state.
Mel Reinert and Ken Todd, both Trustees from Silver Township, addressed the Board about their township's cemetery project. They requested a $10,585 loan from the county's Rural Betterment Fund for renovation and up-keep of the cemetery. The Board granted the amount and repayment terms will be discussed at a later date.