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Board gets update on CCWS remodeling project

Friday, June 17, 2011

The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors met with the Cherokee County Work Services Director Calvin Carver on Tuesday.

Carver updated the Board on the remodeling project at the Cherokee County Work Services. The project is nearly complete, according the Carver.

He told the Board that there has been an additional $11,365 added cost due to a concrete floor that had to be leveled to drain water. Carver then asked the Board if they could help with this unexpected cost.

The Board has given $297,000 to the project but allocated $300,000 leaving a balance of $3,000. The Board then approved that $3,000 to go to help with the final payment for the remodeling project. The Cherokee County Work Services will pay the remaining balance on the project.

Carver also invited the Board to a luncheon and a tour on June 28 of the Cherokee County Work Services to see changes to the facility. Carver also said that the Cherokee County Work Services will be hosting the Cherokee Chamber Coffee on July 8 at 9:30 a.m. and the public is invited. He also said that there would be an open house for the public on July 14 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Carver also informed the Board of two insurance estimates of damage from Liberty Express of Ida Grove for the Cherokee County Work Services. Recently the garage and roof at the Cherokee County Work Services were damage in a hailstorm. The estimated damage cost to garage was $5,340 and estimated damage cost to the roof was $47,000.

Joyce Rasmus, with Jamin-R Enterprises, also met with the Board of Supervisors to request a liquor license for the upcoming Creekfest Concert event. The Board approved that request.

Cherokee County Engineer Dave Shanahan requested the approval of the Board for an underground utility permit for Iowa Lakes Electric in section 9 and 10 of Tilden Township. The Board approved that request.

In other business the Board approved a five-year lease with the Iowa Department of Human Services for the Third Judicial District Juvenile Court Officers space at the Cherokee Mental Health Institute.

The Board also approved a three-year contract with Hunzelman, Putzier of Storm Lake for auditing services.

The final bit of business for the Board was to look over an insurance claim for hail damage to one county vehicle at the Cherokee County Sheriff's Department and to have Ames Auto Body of Marcus do the repair. That claim was $3,476.

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