That appointment will be made during the Monday, May 11th meeting of the Commission – and that unexpired term will end December 31st of 2017.
[Pictured with the commission is Dr. Martha Lavender, Interim President Gadsden State, Dr. Teresa Rhea, Assistant to the President and Director of Institutional Planning, Research and Effectiveness and Luanne Hayes, Campus Director/Director Economic Development-Cherokee.]
The Commission also approved the re-allocation of funds in the amount of $1,000 from one line item to another in order to be able to purchase needed uniforms for the department; in the work session held prior to the regular meeting Sheriff Jeff Shaver once again referred to the need for a review of funding for his office, and the urgent need for a more equitable pay scale for officers with the department, to bring their pay in line with surrounding agencies.
He also requested that the Commission members once again take a look at the recent study conducted by Auburn University, which covers the issue of comparable pay for ALL county employees.
A total of $6,500 was also moved from the Reserve to the Coroner’s Office budget, in order to cover the cost of the recent repairs made to the county’s temporary morgue unit.
The Cherokee County Career & Tech Center will be sending six students to the SKILLS USA NATIONALS in Louisville, Kentucky, and that money will help offset expenses for the trip.
During the final portion of the meeting, Commissioner Marcie Foster praised the Cherokee County Park Board for their organization of a recent event that took place at Cherokee Rock Village:
The next regular meeting of the Cherokee County Commission is set for Monday, April 27th at 5:00pm in the County Administration Building in Centre.