The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors held their regular weekly meeting on Tuesday and first on their agenda was a Cherokee County Officers meeting.
Among those officers in attendance were Ben Shuberg, Emergency Management Director, Lisa Langlitz, Community Services Director, Dana Evans, Veterans Affairs Director, Kristi Peterson, Human Resource Director, Ryan Kolpin, County Attorney, Dave Shanahan, County Engineer, Ginger Walker, Conservation Director, Dawn Jones Coombs, County Recorder, Bob Hart, County Assessor, Hedgie Brandt, County Treasure and Kris Glienke, County Auditor.
The Board asked each officer how thing were going in each of their departments and one-by-one the officers gave the Board a quick update. Most of the County department heads reported that it was business as usual.
Evans highlighted that the Sixth Annual Veteran Appreciation Day will be held on Aug. 13 at the Cherokee County Fairgrounds and these year's theme with be that of "Remembering 9/11, 2001." Evans has invited area rescue personal to be part of this year's appreciation day. The Board approved Vice-Chairman Dean Schmidt to sign a proclamation making Aug. 13 Veterans Appreciation Day in Cherokee County.
Also addressing the Board on Tuesday was Scott Weber of Central Insurance, who discussed insurance renewals for the upcoming 2011/2012 fiscal year in which the Board approved. He told the Board that safety polices that have been but in place and other insurance guidelines have netted the county with lower premiums and provided a safer working conditions.
In other business Lisa Langlitz presented two contracts to be approved by the Board. The first contract is a one-year contract with Pathways for mental health counseling services. The second contract is also a one-year contract with Spencer Hospital for mental health services. Langlitz said that both contracts had no changes in language or rate changes. The Board approved both contracts.
The Board also approved two fireworks permits. One permit for Gary Dodd of Cleghorn and permit for Doug Brown of Cherokee.