The Cherokee County Commission considered a number of agenda items during their Monday night meeting.
Commissioners approved a short-term loan with Generations Bank for a road project on County Road 29.
The loan is for 245-thousand dollars at a rate of 3.25-percent and will be repaid in 90 days from District One Highway Sales Tax funds.
There are approximately 1.3-million dollars in ATRIP projects that have yet to be bid out. The commission will look at long-term financing for those projects.
Also Monday, annual Highway Department bids were awarded.
Charles E. Watts, Inc. was the lowest responsible bidder for Bituminous Surface Treatments while J&D Enterprises won the bid for Hot Mix Asphalt Paving.
Thomas Tractor Company was the lowest responsible bidder for Reclaimer Rental.
Commissioners also approved an agreement for professional services with Lee Helms Associates for revising the County’s Hazard Mitigation Plan at a minimum fixed fee of 20-thousand 625 dollars.
The county must have a plan in place in order to be eligible for Federal aid in the event of a disaster.
The commission also approved a 5-percent pay raise for Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office Chief Investigator Bo Jolly, who was recently promoted to the consolidated position of Chief of all criminal and drug investigations.
They also accepted the resignation of Troy Patterson from the Cherokee County Human Resources Board.
Patterson is stepping down because he is a candidate for the Cherokee County Commission in District 2.
Applications to fill Patterson’s unexpired term are being accepted until Wednesday, March the 19th at the County Administration Building.
The appointment will be made during the commission’s March 24th meeting.
In other action, the commission appointed Eugene Mann to a six year term on the DHR Board and renewed the county’s property, equipment and auto insurance with Meadowbrook Insurance Group for 2014 at a cost of 52-thousand 703 dollars.
Commissioners approved 2-thousand dollars in Special Use Funds for the upcoming Students Against Destructive Decisions Conference, which is coming up March 7th at the Gadsden State Cherokee Arena.