The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors met for their regular meeting on Tuesday at the Cherokee Courthouse. Among the items discussed was the issue of a new computer server for the 911 Communication Center.
Dave Skou, 911 Director, addressed the Board about purchasing a new server. Skou informed the Board that he and the 911 Board had planned to buy a new server using funds from next year's budget, but the need is looking more immediate.
Skou stated that he is not sure that the server would last until next year and could not use funds from this year's budget due to the recent purchase of new phone equipment.
Skou asked the Board if there was a way that they could get a new server and the Board agreed to loan the 911 Board the money to purchase a new server and the 911 Board could pay the Board back out of next year's 911 Budget or, since the two bodies share many expenses, the 911 Board could accept reimbursement on credit or other county expenses.
Skou's next step is to go back to the 911 Board to see what terms they would like to use on repayment and will get back with the County Board of Supervisors. Skou estimated a new server to cost $10,000 and would include installment and updated programs.
In other business, the Board heard from County Engineer Dave Shanahan who brought plans for the C38 road project to be approved by the Board. The plan for an overlay of C38 from the west side of Cherokee City limits to L51was approved by the Board.
Shanahan also showed a report he had recently received regarding the bridge ratings in Cherokee County. The report stated that several Cherokee County bridges have had their tonnage rating changed. Shanahan will be giving a complete list of county bridges that are affected to the Chronicle Times next week.
After their meeting was over, the Board took a tour of the Pellet Plant at the Cherokee Landfill. Landfill Manager Don Pitts took the Board through the operational process of how they're making the pellets out of recycled materials such as paper and plastics.
An ethanol company in Chancellor S.D. is currently using the pellets. The Pellet Plant is currently producing 45 tons a day and is only running one eight-hour shift.