Prior to this week’s meeting of the Cherokee County Commission, Kathy Marko the Director of the Cherokee County Historical Museum in Centre, met with commission members in the planning session to discuss upcoming activities and special events at the museum – she also provided a recap of the previous year.
Marko also sought an increase in funding from the commission citing increased overhead in the form of higher utility bills. The commission members said they would take that request under consideration.
Also during the planning session County Administrator Tim Burgess presented commission members with a proposed County Shelter Policy – outlining procedures for establishing and running the county’s yet-to-be built animal shelter. That presentation was issued to each of the commission members for review and consideration.
There was also brief discussion given to the matter of closing the contract for property with Veterinarian Dr. Roger Nichols. County Attorney Bill Hawkins stated that process shouldn’t take long at all; in all likelihood being completed before the next meeting of the commission
Over the course of the regular meeting the commission approved a renewal of the Southern Health Partners services agreement for the period from June 16th 2016 through September 30th 2017 in the amount of $298,125.90; they also approved the hiring of Kristy Erwin, as a Probate Office Clerk.
Craig Bryan of EC Waste was also in attendance at that meeting, presenting the commission with a check in the amount of $3,000 as part of the EC Waste Scholarship Funds Program.
The next meeting of the Cherokee County Commission is set for Monday, May 23rd, starting at 5:00pm in the County Administration Building in Centre.