At Tuesday's meeting of the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors, the Board approved the results of the canvass of the December 4th Special election, which was presented to them by Elections Assistant Jill Titcomb. The canvass showed that the election, which concerned the Cherokee Community School District Revenue Purpose Statement, had a voter turnout of 161, including one absentee ballot - a 3.27% turnout.
The election results were: 147 "yes" votes (to adopt the measure) and 14 "no" votes. The Revenue Purpose Statement shall remain in effect until replaced or amended by the Cherokee School District.
In other business, the Supervisors approved Resolution #2012-13 to transfer $742,500 of Rural Funds to the Secondary Roads Fund. Community Services Director Lisa Langlitz appeared before the Board to discuss a possible volunteer position in her Department that she had mentioned at a previous meeting.
Cherokee County Human Resources Director Kristi Petersen was also present, and she said that she had spoken with the county's insurance representative and he expressed concern about the county taking on a volunteer employee because of possible risk management issues concerning confidentiality.
It was the consensus of the supervisors that, though they appreciate the willingness of someone to volunteer to help, the county will not take on any volunteer employees at this time because of the liability concern. The issue will be explored further in the event that it arises again in the future.