Supervisors approve Freedom Rock sign
The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors approved the placement of a permanent sign near the recently completed Cherokee County Veterans Freedom Rock outside the Cherokee County Courthouse.
Steve Reinert of the VFW, which spearheaded the project to get the Cherokee County Veterans Freedom Rock placed and painted primarily through privately raised funds, addressed the supervisors at the Tuesday meeting.
Reinert explained that the sign will be mounted on a pedestal and will give a brief history of each of the four veterans with Cherokee connections who are depicted on the rock.
Approval of the sign project did not require a formal motion. The supervisors expressed consensus that the installation of the sign could proceed.
Reinert asked the supervisors about contributing seed money to an account to be set aside for future maintenance or modification of the rock. Supervisors explained that the county betterment funds are all allocated for the current fiscal year and any county contribution to such an account will need to wait until the next fiscal year.
Reinert said that a dedication of the rock will likely take place on a Sunday afternoon sometime in September.
In committee reports, Rick Mongan, board chairman, reported that Cherokee Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Mark Buschkamp has resigned to take a position at North Star Credit Union. The resignation will take effect later this month.
Mongan said that a professional executive headhunter will be employed to find a new executive director for CAEDC. John Comstock will oversea that effort and serve as interim CAEDC director.