Jason Copple, Local 234 Union Representative for the Cherokee County Secondary Roads Department addressed the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.
Copple requested a meeting with the County Supervisors to inform them that Cherokee County Attorney Ryan Kolpin has yet to sign off on revised language on the amendment to the Secondary Road contract regarding the issue of Holiday Pay that the Board had requested.
Copple informed the Board that he has made several phone calls to the County Attorney's Office, and none of his calls have been returned. Copple also stated that he had sent numerous emails, also with no response.
Copple, who informed the Board that final ratification of the contract was set for Friday, indicated an element of urgency.
To clarify the issue, Supervisor Dean Schmidt summoned Kolpin to the meeting and asked Kolpin why there been a delay on signing off on the final language. Kolpin stated that that the new language needs to be approved by the Board. Schmidt requested that the language be put on next week's agenda to be voted on.
In other business, Cherokee County Engineer Dave Shanahan reported that C-38 is now open but a little touch up here and there is still needed.
Shanahan also requested one utility permit for Iowa Lakes Electric by Sleepy Hollow Road in Section 2 in Spring Township. Shanahan's request was approved.
Also addressing the Board was Cherokee County Veteran Affairs Director Dana Evans. Evans spoke to the Board about the Fifth Annual Veteran Appreciation Day on Aug. 14 at the Cherokee County Fairgrounds. Evans requested a proclamation from the Board declaring Aug. 14 as Veteran Appreciation Day in Cherokee County. Evans also informed the Board what this year's theme would be. The theme will be "The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier," and a replica of the Tomb will be at the fairgrounds on Aug. 14.
The Board granted Evans' request regarding the proclamation.
The Board also accepted a bid from Lundell Construction to do the underground work at the Cherokee County Law Enforcement Center in regards to the new state mandated sprinkler system. Lundell's bid was $16,220.
The Board also approved a State Local Public Health Services grant in the amount of $50,188 and issued one more fireworks permit