The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved revisions to the Cherokee County Employee Personnel Policy regarding the definition of County work week.
Primarily, the definition is used for payroll purposes and will affect all departments except the Secondary Roads, Sheriff's Department, and the Conservation Department.
From now on, the County work week will start at Sunday at midnight and run until the following Sunday at midnight.
According to Cherokee County Human Resources Director Kristi Petersen, this is an effort to standardize the work week across the board.
The Board also approved the police change regarding direct deposit. Any future County employee will have to have direct deposit and paper checks will not be issued to them.
According to Petersen, a majority of County Employees already take advantage of direct deposit. However, she stated this a monetary change to be going forward and currently 12 County employees do not participate in direct deposit. The new policy change will not be a retroactive policy and those employees will still be issued paper checks if they so desire.
In other business, Cherokee County Courthouse Maintenance man David Driggs addressed the Board in regards to the alleyway that was recently deeded to the County from the City of Cherokee.
Driggs was wondering if he should continue to keep the alleyway closed. The County recently had the alleyway taped off by Driggs to keep people from using it. That was a request from the County's insurance company as it may be a hazard. However since spring has arrived and there is no snow or ice in the alleyway, Driggs wanted to know if he should continue taping it up or not.
He stated that people have been walking through the alleyway regardless of it being closed off and he has to replace the tape several times. The Board told Driggs that they will check with the insurance company to see if the alleyway closing should just be a seasonal closing or not.
A permanent solution will be something that has to be looked at. The Board also stated that they might have to have the Secondary Roads Department come in and put up permanent barricades until the alleyway could be dealt with. The Board then told Driggs that it will get back to him soon on what should be done going forward.
The Board also approved a resolution to advance the Rock 58 L-58-B-11 road project in Section 15 and Section 16 in Rock Township to the 2010/2011-budget year for the County Engineer's Office. That project would repair a section of road on J Avenue that was damaged by last year's floods.
The Board also approved an underground permit for Cherokee Rural Water for three locations, one in Amherst Township, one in Tilden Township, and one in Grand Meadow Township.