Supervisors OK 2012-13 Budget Amendment

Friday, May 24, 2013

The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing for the proposed 2012/2013 Budget Amendment at their weekly meeting Tuesday morning. There were no questions or concerns raised by those in attendance, and the Supervisors approved the Budget Amendment as published in the May 8, 2013 edition of the Chronicle Times.

In other business, Emergency Management Director Ben Shuberg presented a resolution (Resolution #2013-09) to adopt the updated Cherokee County Multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan, which was prepared by the Hazard Mitigation Planning Team. Hazard mitigation refers to "any sustained action taken to reduce or eliminate the long-term risk to human life and property from natural hazards."

Several representatives from the Siouxland Interstate Metropolitan Planning Council (SIMPCO), who participated in the plan, were also present to discuss the plan, and following that discussion, the Supervisors approved the resolution to adopt the Local Hazard Mitigation Plan and resolved to execute the actions described in the plan. The approved plan will now be submitted to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

County Engineer Dave Shanahan reported that his department has purchased a new truck (base cost $28,145) and a Crack Filler Machine, and a summer intern has begun working for the department.

The Supervisors also approved the completed FY 2012 Cost Allocation Plan done by Cost Advisory Services, Inc. The plan estimates that Cherokee County will receive approximately $31,877 in reimbursement for DHS Local Administrative expenses, and that the county's Targeted Case Management program incurred $8315 of indirect costs, reimbursed from federal Title XIX funds.

The Supervisors also approved one fireworks permit and discussed courthouse emergency procedures. A meeting of Department Heads will be called to coordinate the courthouse emergency procedures so that all Department Heads are certain of the correct procedures to follow in any emergency that may arise.

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