The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors met briefly on Tuesday. On their agenda was a request from Cherokee County Engineer Dave Shanahan for a Planning and Zoning change request.
Shanahan reported to the Board that the Cherokee County Board of Planning and Zoning recently changed 22 acres in Section 10 and 11 of Pilot Township from an Agricultural Zone to a Heavy Industrial Zone for the Cherokee Industrial Corporation's new Railroad spur project.
Shanahan also said that the Secondary Roads Department would be helping the CIC with gravel and roadwork at the project sight near U.S. Highway 59 south of Cherokee.
The Board approved Shanahan's request.
Shanahan also discussed general business with the Board and got the Board opinion on downsizing some of the vehicles at the Secondary Roads Department.
Shanahan would like to trade in two pickup trucks and one car for a newer pick-up truck. Shanahan stated that this would also free up some space at the Secondary Roads Building.
The Board gave Shanahan the go-a-head on the vehicle swap.
Cherokee County Human Resources Director Kristi Petersen brought the Board two wage authorizations for positions recently filled at the Secondary Roads Department.
New employees David Julius and Brain Smith started last week working for Cherokee County. The Board approved Julius' wage for $17.09 per hour and Smith's wage, also approved by the Board will be $16.88 per hour.
Peterson also updated the Board on the upcoming Health, Wealth and Safety Fair for County employees on Nov. 15. She told the Board that the Community Center has been booked for the event.