During the Cherokee County Board of Supervisor's annual Budget Review, many organizations from around Cherokee County present the Board with funding requests.
With the economical landscape change the Board has seen several request this year.
Nikki Mier and Debbie Erpelding of the Aurelia Day Care presented the Board with a funding request at the Board's Tuesday meeting.
Mier and Erpelding requested $4,000 to purchase eight new cribs. A State of Iowa requires these new cribs at a price tag of $500 a piece. The Board tabled the request.
Also presenting a funding request on Tuesday was the Cherokee Fair Board for its entertainment package for this year's fair. The Fair Board requested $30,000.
Among that package includes a show featuring big cats, such as lions and tigers. Plus, a wrestling group and a musical family are set to appear at this year's fair.
The Board tabled the request.
In other business, the Board heard from Cherokee County Community Services Director Lisa Langlitz who discussed general relief policies regarding the burial of indigent people. Langlitz has been looking into more efficient ways to defer cost.
Cherokee County Engineer Dave Shanahan presented a wage authorization for his department part time receptionist who had recently completed her evaluation. Paula Ellis will be receiving an hourly wage of $9.
The Cherokee Sheriff's Department also presented a wage authorization request for Pam Wetherell who is a full time jailer. This is a step wage authorization in accordance to a contract agreement with the Sheriff Department's Union. Wetherell will now receive $14.35 per hour.
The Board also approved the quarterly substance abuse voucher in the amount of $3,300 of which $850 is returned by the State as part of a substance abuse program by Jackson Recovery.
The Board once again tabled the appointment of a Willow Township Clerk due to the lack of anyone willing to assume the position.