All those receiving any funds from the Cherokee County Commission, will have to do a bit more paperwork following the Monday morning meeting of the commission.
Commission Chairman Kirk Day explained that a quarterly report/statement would henceforth be required
That requirement will seemingly extend to any and all groups receiving funds through the county commission, whether on a regular basis, or through a special request, in order to better keep track of taxpayer dollars.
Commissioner Marcie Foster gave us additional insight into the decision following Monday’s meeting
In other business – approval was granted for the Alabama Department of Youth Services Agency Grant Agreement for fiscal year 2013/2014 to be utilized for the Cherokee County Savings Teens at Risk Adolescent Day Program – otherwise known as the STAR program;
Approval was granted for a job posting for a Deputy Administrator, with the starting salary set at $35,000 annually;
A resolution was adopted requesting that TVA (the Tennessee Valley Authority) require Pioneer Green Energy to submit an Environmental Impact Statement concerning the proposed “Shinbone Ridge Wind Energy Project” which would place as many as eight wind turbines in the county. It was agreed, that no matter what position anyone may have on the subject, it’s important that each commissioner has access to as much information as possible regarding the proposed undertaking;
Approval was granted for an agreement with Jacksonville State University for Forensic Sciences;
And the commission also granted approval for County Engineer Corey Chambers, to let bid for 2 PTO Tractors with a minimum of 80 horsepower.
The next regular meeting of the Cherokee County Commission is set for Monday October 28th at 5:00pm in the County Administration Building on the Cedar Bluff Road in Centre.