The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors met for their regular meeting on Tuesday. On the Board's agenda was Chuck Tolzin from the Cherokee County Fair Board, who submitted a funding request from the Board in the amount of $30,000.
Tolzin told the Board about what kind of entertainment will be at this year's County Fair. Some of the highlights for 2010, Tolzin said, would be a bigger carnival, with more rides, bigger rides, and bigger features. Last year the Supervisors funded $20,000 for the County Fair.
Also funding request was submitted by Rod Ogren of the Marcus Fair Board. Ogren requested $5,000 for the Marcus Fair. He said that the dates for the 2010 Marcus Fair will be Aug. 12 through Aug. 15. The $5,000 is the same amount requestd as last year.
In other business, the Board heard from Dave Shanahan, Cherokee County Engineer, who informed the Board that road crews are still out pushing snow off and widening county roads.
The Board also approved the County Attorney's appointment of Darren Zwiefel as the Cherokee County Civil Service Commissioner. The appointment is a 6-year term. Neal Rogge was appointed as one of the six Cherokee Aviation Authority Directors. That appointment is a 4-year term.
The Board also approved the 2010 Master Matrix Resolution, in compliance with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, and also approved claim vouchers for the Iowa Department of Public Health Substance Abuse Prevention Program in the amount of $825.
Mark Buschkamp of the Cherokee Area Economic Development Corporation also met with the Board on Tuesday. Buschkamp discussed preparing a letter to the Iowa legislature on behalf of the Board to express the Board's opposition to the proposed Iowa State Patrol budget being transferred from the State of Iowa General Fund to the Iowa Road Use Tax Fund. The Board told Buschkamp to go ahead and draft the letter, and then they would look it over at next week's meeting. Buschkamp also gave an update on lobbying efforts regarding the State's possible closure of one of four Mental Health Institutes.