Supervisors support Aurelia Day Care, Marcus Fair

Friday, May 27, 2022

At the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors meeting May 10, Debbie Erpelding and Jenny Marshall representing Aurelia Day Care, provided an informative update on services provided to area families and requested county funding for equipping rooms for the 87 children being served.

The Board agreed to provide a $10,000 contribution to the Aurelia Day Care for equipping rooms, with a $5,000 payment from the Rural Betterment Fund in Fiscal Year 2021/2022 and $5,000 in Fiscal Year 2022/2023.

The Supervisors also approved a “Cherokee County Provider and Program Participation Agreement” for fiscal year 2022 county funding of covered services provided by the Marcus Fair for the benefit of Cherokee County citizens and individuals. The county is funding the Marcus Fair $6,400 this year.

Lisa Bringle, County Coordinator of Disability Services, distributed an I.M. Justice Behavioral Health Survey funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and conducted by professors from the University of Central Florida, Michigan State University and George Mason University, Virginia.

The feedback report highlights efforts in Cherokee County regarding policies and practices for treatment of legally-involved individuals with behavioral health disorders. The report summarizes responses from behavioral health, probation and correction agencies who completed the survey and compares responses to other counties. Guidance was also provided on how the county can move forward to prioritize efforts to improve services based on these results.

Deb Clark of the QuimbyWatermelon Days Committee, made a written request for permission to use a county road for a 5k on June 25th.

The Board approved use of a portion of 610th Street on June 25, 2022 from approximately 8:00 a.m. until noon for the Watermelon Days 5k event with the stipulation that the County Sheriff and Engineer are involved for proper signage and traffic control.

The Board approved an underground construction on county right of way application for Northern Natural Gas in Sections 1 and 12 of Silver Township.

Sarah Tracy, County Engineer, reported the county and state have a busy construction season this year and the traveling public will see numerous detours as roads and bridges are repaired, with some closures during the construction periods.

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