The Cherokee County Commission has approved a request from Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver to let bids to have the roof at the Cherokee County Detention Center replaced. The roof has been in dire need of replacement for quiet sometime.
County Administrator Tim Burgess said that the approximate cost for the project is $125,000 with that money coming from the counties Capital Improvement Fund.
Excess land redemptions were approved to T. Mallory or Margaret Whorton in the amount of $117.61 and to Reba Ray in the amount of $277.92 and $227.92.
Commissioners also approved the hiring of two new employees to the County Highway Department at the request of County Engineer Corey Chambers – Bobby Stinson and Bart Gowens will officially begin serving a Highway Maintenance Technicians at the rate of $9.95 per hour.
Also several electronic items from the highway department were declared surplus and were approved to be placed in a upcoming auction.
The Commission approved a measure allowing for a separate account to be operated which will hold monies from sex Offender Registration Fees and the request of auditors.
The Sheriff’s Department also declared two Caterpillar Pans as surplus property and the commission gave their approval to have those items sold at auction in June.
Three request for funding from the Cherokee County Board of Education were approved – the first was a $2,000 request for repairs to the Sand Rock High School Field House with $500 coming from District 1 and $1,500 from District 2, a $3,000 request from Gaylesville High School for repairs to be done at the Softball Field with $600 coming from District 1 and $2,400 from District 4 and finally a $500 to the Board of Education for the Alabama Association of School Office Personnel District meeting to be held in Cherokee County – all of that money will come from the Residual Tobacco Tax from last year’s budget.
The Commission did enter into an Exceutive Session to the discussion with County Attorney Dean Buttram legal ramifications and legal options – there was no action taken on the matter and the commission adjourned.
The next regular meeting of the Cherokee County Commission will be Monday, April 13th at 10:00 am in the County Administration Building.