Scott Weber of Central Insurance Agency in Cherokee addressed the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday and issued a report on the County's insurance requirements if RAGBRI would come through the county next year.
Weber reported that he has spoken with a representative of the Iowa Community Assurance Pool (ICAP) and they replied back to Weber that they had no issue with RAGBRAI coming through Cherokee County.
ICAP did however advise that the County should take lost control steps. If and when Cherokee County would be named on the 2010 RAGBRAI route, the County should travel the secondary roads to see if there are any cracks along the roads and take apparent action to prevent accidents. Also, the County should go out and visually inspect campsites for hazards and clear away dead branches or other hazards.
In other business, the Board amended the Local Public Health Services contract. The state recently issued a 3-percent roll back regarding funding in the amount of $217. But recently the Public Health Services received a grant from the Social Services Block in the amount of $1,279 with brought their funding total to a higher amount than before the roll back.
The Board also reviewed the Iowa Municipality Worker Compensation Association report in which the county was incompliance with.
The Board entered into closed session as requested by a former employee per Iowa Code section 21.5(1)(a) "To review or discuss records which are required or authorized by state or federal law to be kept confidential or to be kept confidential as a condition for that governmental body's possession or continued receipt of federal funds;" and 21.5(1)(i) "To evaluate the professional competency of an individual whose appointment, hiring, performance or discharge is being considered when necessary to prevent needless and irreparable injury to that individual's reputation and that individual requests a closed session." A roll call vote of all "ayes" was cast for a motion to end the close the session and no formal action was taken.
A second closed session was scheduled on the agenda and was not held. The former employee who had requested a closed session under Iowa Code sections 21.5(1)(a) and 21.5(1)(i) notified the Cherokee County Attorney through her legal counsel on Monday, that she was declining her opportunity to go into closed session on Tuesday with the Board that she had previously requested.