Cherokee County Commissioners made quick work out of their Monday agenda.
Among the items approved was the setting of the speed limit on County Road 575 off of County Road 22 at Newberry’s Crossroads at 25 Miles per Hour.
Commissioner Marcie Foster says there have been problems with motorists driving too fast on the road.
The commission also approved the dedication of a portion of County Road 29 in honor of the Savage Family.
The resolution was introduced by Commissioner Randy Jones, who said the Savage Family has served Cherokee County for over 100 years as Postmaster for Spring Garden School.
In other news, the Centre Otters Swim team is getting 12-hundred dollars from the commission, 300 from each commissioner’s Discretionary Funds.
The team is prepping for the ARPA State Swim Meet in Cullman this Friday and Saturday in Cullman.
The Otters qualified a total of eleven participants for the State Meet.
They are Alex McCord (8&U), Virginia Rainer (8&U), Nathan Whitt (9/10), Virginia Rainer (11/12), Alexis Smith (11/12), Ainsley Davis (11/12), Erin McCord (11/12), Dru Rainer (13/14), Stephen Gilley (13/14), Mia Wright (15-18) and Carly Duryea (15-18).
The Otters are coached by Kurt Duryea along with assistant coaches Betsy Rainer and Jennifer McCord.
During Monday’s pre-meeting planning session, Cherokee County Commissioners discussed a possible personnel policy change regarding the posting of job openings with the county.
The plan is to give current county employees interested in promotion or transfer first dibs by letting them know a week ahead of time before openings are advertised in the newspaper.
Some commissioners feel this could cut down on advertising costs.
The commission delayed posting openings for a Heavy Equipment Mechanic at the Highway Department and a Tag Clerk at the Probate Office until a decision is made regarding whether or not to change the policy.
The County Attorney will look into the matter before any official action is taken.
Also during the planning session, Sheriff Jeff Shaver presented the proposed Courthouse Security and Animals Control Budgets.
The sheriff is asking for 82-thousand dollars for courthouse security, compared to 78-thousand 461 dollars last year.
The proposed Animal Control Budget is 99-thousand 438 dollars, compared to last year’s 93-thousand 832 dollars.