The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors met Tuesday in an abbreviated meeting.
Addressing the Board was Cherokee County Engineer, Dave Shanahan. Shanahan gave the Board his report regarding the status of county roads after a week of heavy snowfall and icy conditions.
"It's been a interesting couple of days," said Shanahan. "The roads are in good shape," he added. Shanahan also reported that all trucks are ready to go for future storms. Shanahan also reported that his office is currently under way in its annual budget work.
Shanahan and the Board then discussed future county road projects and budgets for those projects.
In other business the Board heard from Rich Wych, a Cherokee County Veteran Affairs Commissioner. Wych told the Board that he wishes that the Board would find someone new to take his spot on the Commission.
Wych expressed that he hasn't been able to contribute anything since being appointed in July and is not able to take veterans to the Veteran Affairs Hospital in Sioux Fall due to a previous health condition. He recently applied to be a driver for the VA but was not accepted in what he believes is due to his previous health condition.
Wych also stated to the Board that the three-person Veteran Affairs Commission will soon need a female member due to a recent state law that requires that the commission be gender balanced by the end of 2010 and this would be a good opportunity for the Board to start looking for someone else for the commission. The Board thanked Wych for his recent efforts.
In the Board's final piece of business, a wage authorization for a part-time dispatcher, Debra Vanotterloo, at the Cherokee Communication Center was approved after her six months probationary period was complete, bringing her wages up to $12.90 per hour.