This week’s meeting of the Cherokee County Commission included approval of a motion which will provide for the training of the county’s new license inspector Tiny Owens, by former license inspector Larry Wilson – with that training period not to exceed a total of 80 hours.
Commission Chairman Kirk Day announced that a special called meeting will be taking place on Wednesday, September 18th to discuss the budget for the next fiscal year; the meeting will begin at 3:00pm.
Chairman Day also announced that the appointment to the Decentralized Waste Water Authority Board will be made during the next regular meeting of the commission.
An award was presented to the county commission, by Nancy Steed with the CED Mental Health System, for the role that the commission has played in bringing the So-Cool Summer Program to the youngsters of Cherokee County
The free program, created by the Centre Rotary Club runs for a total of five weeks each summer and offers a variety of activities for children between the ages of 8 and 13.
The City of Centre also provides use of the city pool and the Centre Armory – where the program is headquartered – free of charge each summer.
Over the years, the number of children taking part has grown – from about 25 to an average daily attendance of around 120 – with more than 200 registered participants.
The So-Cool Summer Youth Program has become an example for other communities wishing to start similar programs in their areas.
The next regular meeting of the Cherokee County Commission is set for Monday September 23rd at 5:00pm – taking place in the County Administration Building in Centre.