At their weekly meeting on Tuesday, the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors heard a report from Dennis Brady of the Marcus Fire Department on the Department's need for an improved cot for the ambulance, and approved $12,464.76 for the purchase of a power cot.
Julie Schulenberg of the Centers Against Abuse and Sexual Assault (CAASA) presented a report of CAASA's last fiscal year. The agency served 804 new clients last year, and CAASA's Prevention Education Coordinator worked with 547 students from Cherokee County presenting Safe Touch information.
She assured the Supervisors that the Cherokee office is still open. The office serves nine counties because it is centrally located in the region. Schulenberg said that CAASA and all other victim service agencies will see an approximate 30% decrease in their funding from the state and federal governments this year and requested a $6000 contribution from Cherokee County to help enable them to continue providing quality service to Cherokee County clients. The Board approved this request.
Jason Titcomb of the Cherokee County Soil and Water Conservation District and Mike Henderson of the Natural Resources Conservation Service met with the Supervisors to discuss the possibility of releasing the easements on several water detention structures in Cherokee County back to the landowners. County Engineer Dave Shanahan will review the structures under consideration and report back to the Supervisors at a later date. No action was taken at this time.
Titcomb requested $17,000 to support the full-time technician in his office, and this was approved.
County Recorder Dawn Jones Coombs presented her department's quarterly revenue report for July 1 - September 30, showing that the Recorder's office collected $37,543.54 in fees for the quarter. The report was reviewed and approved by the Supervisors.
Community Services Director Lisa Langlitz reviewed the planned Regional Mental Health Services with the Supervisors, and the Board will sign a letter of intent to join a proposed region with Woodbury, Plymouth and Sioux Counties.
Mike Waldner appeared to discuss a Snow Removal proposal for the County, but he did not have his proposal with him, so this was tabled until the next meeting.