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Cleghorn requests County funds for 125th Celebration

Monday, April 9, 2012

The Cherokee County Supervisors held their regular meeting last week and among the people on the Board's agenda was Carrie Smeltzer of the Cleghorn 125th Committee.

Smeltzer was requesting funds to help with the Cleghorn 125th Celebration, which will take place in June of 2015.

No amount of the request was discussed, however Smeltzer did request "seed money" to help purchase promotional material and souvenirs such as community cook book, auction items, commemorative coins, mugs and t-shirts so they can be sold as part of their fundraising efforts.

Other events that are in the works for the Cleghorn 125th Celebration is a softball tournament, all school reunion, car show, a fun run, and a dance.

The Board told Smeltzer that they would take her request under advisement and would get back to her.

Barb Staver of the Cherokee County Sheriff's Department presented the Board with the Sheriff's Quarterly Revenue Report. In the report the Sheriff's Department took in $23,188 during the previous quarter. The Board accepted Staver's report.

Brandon Billings, Cherokee County Engineer's Project Manager, requested the Board to approve two utility permits from Iowa Lakes Electric. Both were underground utility lines.

The first permit was for Grand Meadow Township in Section 13 and 14. The second permit was for both Plot Township and Rock Township to run along 580th Street.

The Board approved both permits.

Cherokee County Human Resources Director Kristi Petersen presented the Board with a final employee pay out for Summer Heeren of the Cherokee County Attorney's Office. Her pay out was $3,830. The Board approved the pay out.

Cherokee County Attorney Ryan Kolpin gave the Board an office update and wanted the Board's opinion on hiring a new paralegal that is certified and what salary consideration he should consider when hiring for the position.

The Board suggested that to get that type of experience that the County would have to offer a competitive wage.

Kolpin will keep that advice while looking for the perspective employee.

In other business, the Board approved a Master Matrix for an additional building to be built for Aaron Hinkeldey of Diamond Township.

The Board also passed an annual resolution with the State of Iowa regarding the destruction of noxious weeds.

Another issue the Board discussed was that of a dust issue along 480th Street east of Marcus. Several residents have complained of dust on that road due to heavy truck traffic from Marcus to the Little Sioux Corn Processors.

The road is jointly owned by Cherokee County and the City of Marcus. The Board discussed working with the Marcus Council to see what options there are for the residents.

The final bit of business for the Board was the 2011/2012 budget amendment request for the County's GIS Department.

This department was previously part of the County's Assessors Office but last year it was made into its own entity and $72,500, along with $57,000 in wages and $15,000 in training and office equipment has been amended from the 2011-2012 budget to cover those expenses.

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