The Cherokee County Supervisors met with several people during their regular meeting on Tuesday.
Patrick Schmitz of Plains Area Mental Health presented the Board with the PAMH budget request of $73,840 for fiscal year 2013. The Board told Schmitz that they would consider his request during budget talks.
Paul Wilkens of the Marcus Fair presented an annual report and budget request for fiscal year 2013. Wilkens did not give a dollar amount but did ask for any support that the Board could give. Again, the Board will consider the request during budget talks.
The next order of business for the Board was approval of an easement for a 200-foot radius in accordance to regulations from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources for Cherokee County Rural Water to begin drilling a new well at the CCRW facility.
Cherokee Area Economic Development Corporation Director Mark Buschkamp requested 50 loads of gravel from the County to be used on a new road going to the new railroad spur south of Cherokee. The Board indicated that the project is in city limits and is a privet project, but they would tour the location of the rail spur to see exactly what the needs are.
The Board took no action at this time on the request.
Cherokee County Veteran Affairs Director Dana Evans was on the agenda to present his annual 2011 annual report but cancelled.
Cherokee County Geographic Information Systems Coordinator Lindsay Bressler had her six-month review by the Board and also presented the Board with new policy and pricing for GIS data to be charged for services regarding any public entity for real estate information. Part of that policy places an agreement that any public entity can not redistribute information for profit. The Board approved her policies.
Bressler also brought the Board a bid for $5,140 for a Global Positioning System locator. This GPS locator would be a less accurate or middle scale locator. The Board requested Bressler get another bid for a locator that would deliver more accuracy for the use of the County.
Bressler also gave the Board a project update on mapping infrastructures of local city such as waterlines, fire hydrants and manholes.
In other business, the Board approved three members to the Cherokee County Board of Health. Liz White, Jack Creel, and Jeff Waldner were appointed to another three years to the County Board of Health.