The Cherokee County Commission approved repairs to several early warning weather sirens during their Tuesday night meetings.
Chairman Kirk Days says the $5, 350 to repair the sirens at Ebenezer, Broomtown, Rock Run and John’s Store will come from the General Fund.
Chairman Day also announced that an appointment to fill an unexpired term on the Parks and Recreation Board, along with three appointments to the CED Mental Health Board will all be made during the commission’s June 10th meeting. Submittal of resumes will be accepted through Wednesday, June 5th.
Also on Tuesday, the commission also adopted a proclamation for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 14th and a resolution congratulating Cedar Bluff Graduate Shane Hall on his appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy. Hall is the first graduate in the history of Cherokee County to attend the academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He will be presented with a copy of the resolution during the commission’s next meeting in June.
During their pre meeting work session the commission heard from Wes Williamson with Southern Health Partners and Sheriff Jeff Shaver about the need to renegotiate the contract for medical services at the jail.
When the current contract was negotiated the inmate population was around 75.
Now it is consistently well over 100.
A contract to more accurately reflect the volume of work the sheriff’s office does could save the county money in per diem’s being paid to cover the additional costs.