At their weekly meeting Tuesday, the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors approved the FY13 Budget Amendment for publication.
Changes from the original budget are due to increased social service expenses for DHS office space, increased monthly landfill fees, redemption of a loan extended for the 2012 bond payment, new hires in the Sheriff's Department, and rent for the EOC.
The Supervisors set a time of 9 a.m. on December 24, 2012, for a Public Hearing on the Budget Amendment. The hearing will take place in the Board of Supervisors room on the lower level of the Cherokee County Courthouse.
Engineer's Assistant Joel Anderson appeared before the Board to receive approval for the cover sheet of a shared project with Plymouth County, Project 8J-18, BROS-C018(65) in Tilden Township, and for a Utility Permit for Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative for overhead construction on a county road right-of-way. This project is also in Tilden Township, beginning in the NW corner of the intersection of 560th Street and G Avenue, crossing to the south and continuing south for approximately 1/4 mile with poles and anchors set against the east row line of G Avenue. Both of these projects were approved by the Supervisors.
County Treasurer Hedgie Brandt also appeared before the Board to seek their approval of an amended suspended tax list from the Department of Human Services, and this was approved as presented.
The Supervisors also approved sending a letter to County departments notifying them of the upcoming FY14 budget in case any departments have amendments they are seeking. The Supervisors will have an all-day Budget workshop in January to finalize the FY14 Budget.