Lisa Langlitz, Cherokee County Services Director, met with the Cherokee County Board of Supervisor on Tuesday.
Langlitz reviewed the county guideline for eligibility for General Relief. She stated to the Board, that those guidelines are outdated, adding that the guidelines do meet federal guidelines but those guidelines haven't changed in 23 years.
An example, a single person in need of general relief from the county has to make under $182 per month.
Langlitz informed the Board that monies allocated to this program aren't used because no one qualifies. Which raises the question of why the program is in place?
"I believe that this program really needs to be updated," said Langlitz.
After hearing Langlitz report, the Board asked Langlitz to find out what other counties are doing and what their guidelines are and to report back to the Board.
Langlitz also informed the Board that she was preparing for her department's state audit. The state conducts an evaluation every six years and Langlitz says she is looking forward to the process.
The Board also heard from Cherokee County Engineer Dave Shanahan. Shanahan presented the Board with the design plans from a Des Moines based company, Calhoun Burns for the Washta bridge project.
Supervisors approved the design cost of $13,350 for the project that is slated to begin in 2013.
In other business the Board was presented with the semi annual report by Cherokee County Treasurer Hedgie Brandt, which was approved by the Board.
The Board all approved and Chairman Jeff Simonsen signed the Fiscal Year/2011 Public Health Emergency Preparedness Grant for the amount of $15,348.