The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors conducted general business at their regular meeting on Tuesday.
The first order of business for the Board was a meeting with Peg Corrington and Micki Conley of the Oak Hill Cemetery Directory Project. Corrington and Conley asked the Board's permission to use the services of Lindsay Bressler, GIS/IT Coordinator, to help with the mapping of the proposed directory to be built at Oak Hill.
Corrington and Conley stated that it would be about five hours worth of work. The Board didn't see a problem with the request as long as Bressler had the time to assist in the project.
Bressler also agreed with the request.
Cherokee County Human Resources Director Kristi Petersen brought the Board an Employee Final Payout of Wages/Vacation to be approved by the Board for Sue Lindgen.
Lindgen was a part-time clerk at the Cherokee County Recorders Office. Her final pay out was $1,447.
Petersen also updated the Board on the Cherokee Conservation Department's efforts in proceeding to look for a full-time Naturalist.
The Cherokee County Conservation Board and the Supervisors have approved the hiring. Conservation Director Chad Brown was also present at the meeting and stated that the new position would have a starting wage of $13.14 per hour.
The Board then met again with Lindsay Bressler who presented a proposal to update the County's GPS Control Points. These points are spread throughout the County and used to be tied into for engineering purposes and are used by various agencies as plot points to conduct surveys.
Bressler stated that these Control Points have to be reset every so often due to the movements of the earth that causes shifts that subsequently makes the points become misaligned by just centimeters.
The readjustment is needed to be able to get as accurate information as possible.
Many County agencies such as the Engineer Office, Auditor Office, Assessor Office, Emergency Management and Law Enforcement can all benefit for the readjustment of the Control Points. Bressler stated that the last time the Control Points were set was in 2000.
The Board authorized Bressler to get bids to see what it would cost for her proposal.
The Board then met with Cherokee County Engineer Dave Shanahan who presented the Board with two contracts with Gus Construction of Casey, Iowa, for box culverts.
One culvert is for Willow Township and the bid for that project was $267,425, and the other is for Silver Township and that bid was $177,977. The Board approved Chairman Dean Schmidt to sign the contracts.
In other business the Board approved a Master Matrix for David Wester in Section 4 of Cedar Township.
The Board then approved a fireworks permit for Randy Jipp of Aurelia.