Wae Ellis was appointed to the Cherokee County Water & Sewer Board, for the term March 1st, 2015 through March 1st, 2021; Pam Hofer was appointed to the Cherokee County Parks & Recreation Board to complete the unexpired term ending January 2019.
A Resolution was also passed honoring David Crum for his service as director of the County Historical Museum; a Resolution was adopted authorizing and approving the execution of a contract with Bancorpsouth Equipment Finance and the annual County Cleanup Resolution was also passed.
Two Highway Department vehicles – F150 regular cab pickups – were declared surplus.
In other business, in response to concerns raised by Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver in the planning session held prior to the regular meeting – budget money was shifted in order to meet the need for tires for sheriff’s office vehicles:
Commission Chairman Kirk Day:
This move should buy some time in regard to stretching an already tight budget as gasoline prices are currently lower than last year, creating the opportunity to, at least temporarily, avert problems in other areas by tapping into the fuel budget.
Chairman Day went on to announce expenditures from last year’s (2014) residual Tobacco Tax Funds to the Board of Education:
Both measures passed unanimously.
And finally the commission approved the setting of the county mileage reimbursement rate at 57.5 cents per mile to mirror the state reimbursement rate.
In closing, the commission welcomed several Spring Garden school students who observed Monday’s meeting.
Commission Chairman Kirk Day and commission members Kimball Parker and Randy Jones spoke with the students on the role of the county commission, how meetings are conducted and other matters related to county business are conducted.
The students attended Monday’s meeting as part of Youth Leadership Cherokee