The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday and heard from Kristi Petersen, Cherokee County Human Resources Director.
Peterson updated the Board on her efforts to show county employees the benefits of direct depots of their paycheck. She told the Board that Cherokee County Attorney Ryan Kolpin is currently looking into the legal requirements for the employees who have questions on the program.
Peterson recently moved to an office on the lower level of the Cherokee County Courthouse. Peterson previously had been working in the Cherokee County Auditor's office. She told the Board that phone lines for her office have not been hooked up yet but expects it to be fairly soon.
Cherokee County Treasurer Hedgie Brandt brought new Treasurer employee Jacob Rosewall to meet the Board. Rosewall was recently approved by the Board to become a full-time employee. He had been previously a part-time employee. With the Board's approval, he will be earning $9 per hour.
Cherokee County Engineer Dave Shanahan asked the Board's approval on a utility permit for a fiber optic line from CML Telephone near the Iowa Hwy. 3 Bypass and Keeline Drive. The Board approved his request.
A short County Officers meeting was held and county officers updated the Board on what their offices have been doing.
The Board then met with Ron Williams of Iowa Communities Assurance Pool, Ed Morrison of Iowa Municipalities Workers' Compensation Association, and Scott Weber of Central Insurance. The Board heard their recommendations for the county human resource director to log injuries and safety claims. Also they informed the Board that they would soon be conducting insurance revenue of the County Engineer buildings and the Cherokee County Law Enforcement building.
In other business, the Board approved an annual report for the Iowa Department of Health for the Community Health Needs Assessment for Cherokee Regional Medical Center's Public Health.
The Board also approved an amendment of the Public Health Emergency Preparedness contract with the Iowa Department of Public Health to receive funds back from the state in the amount of $2,513.
The Board also approved to disallow the credit of the 2010 Family Farm Credit for 19 new landowners who did not apply. The affected landowners can reapply this year for the credit.