At their regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors gave the go-ahead to put several county-owned properties up for bid .
The Board will soon contact Cherokee County Attorney Ryan Kolpin to put a list together and to advertise in the paper what properties will be for sale. Example of one such property is a three-acre section south of the formerly proposed Soy Plant near Marcus. The Board hopes to either sell the land or have it rented out.
The consensus of the Board is that it would be more beneficial to sell the land and collect tax dollars on said properties rather than the county retaining it.
In other business, the Board met with Scott Weber of Central Insurance. Weber briefed the Board that he will set up a meeting with ICAP to see what it would take to cover the county with liability insurance including costs if the county would get the chance to have the 2010 RAGBRAI come through Cherokee County. Weber said he would soon present the Board with a report of his findings.
Weber also informed the Board that the County's 911 Board has to provide their own liability insurance and the 911 Board can not be claimed under the county's coverage, due to the 28 E agreement that both Boards have with each other.
According to Weber, since the 911 Board is its own entity, they are responsible for their own liability insurance