The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors met for their last meeting of the 2009 calendar year on Tuesday.
The Board heard from Cherokee County Engineer Dave Shanahan, who updated the Board on the condition of county roads after several days of heavy snow and high winds.
"It's been a interesting couple of days," said Shanahan. "Most of the roads are now clear and we're now trying to get them widened out," added Shanahan.
Shanahan also reported to the Board that there were a few incidents of travelers becoming stranded during last week's blizzard, but stated that on the most part it was a big enough storm that it got people's attention and most people drove quite safely and they took their time and drove responsibly on the roads while out traveling.
Both the Board and Shanahan commended the Cherokee County Secondary Roads crews on clearing out over 1,000 miles of roads in Cherokee County in just a couple of days.
Shanahan admitted that there are not a lot of places left to put any additional snow and that residents of the County also did a great job of not piling the snow near the roadway or in ditches across from their driveways. On the most part people had followed Shanahan's past recommendations on where to put all the snow. According to Shanahan, there were some people who had pushed the snow on next to the shoulder of the roads, which again, according to Shanahan, causes more drifting of snow.
He suggests that people pile the snow in their yards and not near the road.
Shanahan also reported that his office did receive a few call from county residents that claimed their roads weren't cleared. Shanahan informed the Board that the roads did get plowed but high winds quickly blew most of the snow back onto the roads. He subsequently sent members of the Secondary Roads crews back out to those roads and kept clearing them.
The Board once again complemented Shanahan and the Secondary Roads crews, saying that they mostly received positive calls on how fast and efficient the snow was removed from the roads.
In other business, the Board signed a letter from the State Public Health verifying what address to send a $51,640 reimbursement check Phase I, II and III of the H1N1 vaccination programs.
The Board concluded the meeting in preparing for budget planning and reported that a few departments have already turned in their budget reports.