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Supervisors receive funding request from Mid-Sioux

Friday, December 16, 2011

The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors met with Mid-Sioux Opportunity Inc. Executive Director Dick Sievers on Tuesday.

Sievers addressed the Board to request funds from Cherokee County for the 2012/2013 fiscal year.

The community action agency annually requests a sum of $7,500 from the County. Sievers did indicate that he would like to see a 10 percent increase for this request.

According to Sievers, Mid-Sioux served a total of 2,466 individuals and 952 households in Cherokee County last fiscal year.

He also stated that the proposed budget request is based on the population of the cities and counties served by Mid-Sioux.

Sievers said that each individual served by Mid-Sioux received an estimated value of $713 in services.

He then stated that Mid-Sioux provided over $8,480,00 in services to 11,888 people in 4,121 households in their five county service area.

The funds they received from local governments are used to help low-income families meet challenges and to become self-sufficient when other local, state and federal programs cannot help.

Board Chairman Jeff Simonsen told Sievers that they would take his request under advisement as the Board does its annual budget.

The Board also met with Cherokee County Engineer Dave Shanahan who presented the cost for the final design for the Washta Bridge Project. Shanahan said that due to the complex design of the project the design costs were higher.

Total design cost for the bridge project was $49,890. The Board approved the final design cost. It should be noted that the Washta Bridge Project is a Farm-to-Market project and has federal dollars attached to the project.

Shanahan also presented the Board with the annual Weed Commissioner's Report in which the Board accepted.

Also presenting the Board with an annual report was Cherokee County Community Service Director Lisa Langlitz. The Board accepted her report as well.

In other business, the Board approved its semi-annual Operating Transfer of Rural Funds to Secondary Roads Fund. That amount was $742,500.

The Board also discussed meeting next week with members of the Cherokee County Board of Health in regards for appointments for the Board of Health's next term.

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