The Cherokee County Commission was honored as a Friend of Farm City Days, during their Monday meeting, in which they signed and adopted the 2019 Farm City Days proclamation.
That annual event, coming up on Wednesday, September 18th will be held at the Sand Rock Livestock Arena. More than 300 3rd grade students from across Cherokee County will have the opportunity to enjoy a day on the farm, see animals up close, enjoy demonstrations, and learn how farms actually work on a day-to-day basis.
In other business –
John Coggin was appointed to the Coosa Valley Youth Services Board to fill a two-year term ending in October of 2021; Joy Perry, Larry Guffey and David James were nominated to the County Board of Equalization – with four-year terms beginning October 1st, 2019; approval was also given to hire Shawn St. Clair and Michael East at the County Highway Department as Highway Maintenance Technicians; and approval was given for renewal of the “Inmate Food Bid” for the period of October 1st, 2018 – September 30th of 2020 under the previous year’s terms and conditions with some items now available at a substantial savings through the Department of Corrections.
The Commission also approved an ADECA Law Enforcement & Traffic Safety Division Grant in the amount of $24,000 which will go toward patrol cars; they also approved agreements with Wood Environmental & Infrastructure Solutions, Inc. for mandatory groundwater monitoring at the old Leesburg Landfill in the amount of $10,225.
They also approved a long-term Detention Subsidy Contract, with the Alabama Department of Youth Services for the period of October 1st, 2019 – September 30th, 2020; approved an East Alabama Regional Planning & Development Commission Grant Agreement for services for the elderly for October 1st, 2019 – September 30th, 2020 and also approved a bid in the amount $10,750 to Corral Fencing for jail fencing – with that amount coming from Capital Improvement Funds.
Prior to Monday’s regular meeting, a significant amount of time during the planning session was given over to discussion of School Resource Officers for the County School System and the potential costs, and division of those costs, among the County Commission, the Board of Education and the Sheriff’s Office.
The next meeting of the Cherokee County Commission is set for Monday, September 23rd at 5:00pm in the County Administration Building on the Cedar Bluff Road in Centre.