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Supervisors approve request from City

Friday, September 24, 2010

Cherokee City Administrator Don Eikmeier addressed the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors to request the Board's support during the City of Cherokee process of updated its Comprehensive Plan.

Eikmeier told the Board that the City of Cherokee is currently beginning the process of updating that plan the last time that was updated was in 1979.

The City will be seeking grants from the state and with a new plan in place the may be eligible to defer 50 percent of the cost of updating that plan.

Supervisor Jeff Simmonsen asked Eikmeier why a new plan was needed and what would the city get by have a new plan.

Eikmeier told Simmonsen that is would give the City a document to cover the growth in community in the future and would theoretically help with the City's efforts to find funding in the future.

After seeing a season of heavy blizzards, flooding and windstorms Eikmeier believed it was time to update the City's plan. The Board approve Eikmeier's request to support the City in their efforts.

Also addressing the Board at Tuesday's meeting was Jill Titcomb, Cherokee County Auditor's Election Assistant. Titcomb presented the Board with the results of the Northwest Iowa Community College Bond Election result within designated part of Cherokee County that fell in the school's boundary, primarily northwestern Cherokee County.

The Board canvass the election results of 24 votes for the $13,400,000 bond measure and 12 votes opposed to the issue. The bond measure need 60 percent of the vote to pass and received a total of 57 percent of the vote. Cherokee County was one of the eight counties that make up part of the NICC school zone.

After canvassing the election the County Auditors office would send the election results to Sioux County whom was the controlling county in this election.

In other issues the Board received a quick update from Cherokee County Engineer Dave Shanahan who told the Board that bids on the contract for the River Road Bridge will be held on Monday and thinks that work could start as soon as Wednesday and will have a 30 day completion date for the project.

Shanahan also requested approval on a utility permit for Mid American Electric of a bin site in Marcus Township. The Board approved his request.

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