During the planning session of this weeks Cherokee County Commission, Commissioners heard from Tim Edgil with the State Department of Veterans Affairs. Edgil discussed the possibility of reopening the Cherokee County Office of Veterans Affairs which closed in 2013. Edgil explained that the individual placed over the office would be a state employee and that salaries would be funded by the state. That person would work full time out of the Gadsden office and approximately 2-3 days at the Cherokee County Office. The person would also be a Cherokee County resident. There was no decision made regarding the matter at this time, however all commissioners were in favor of reopening the local office.
In other business, Commission Chariman Tim Burgess announced that Kathy Marko has tendered her resignation from the Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association. The appointment to fill her two-year unexpired term ending in September of 2020 will take place at the September 9th meeting of the Commission.
The appointment of one position on the Coosa Valley Youth Services Board will also take place at the September 9th meeting, this is a three-year unexpired term that will end October of 2021.
The appointment of three positions on the Department of Human Resources Board will take place at the September 9th meeting, these are six-year terms that will end in October of 2025.
The Commission also approved to declare a 2018 Dodge Truck as surplus to be sold at the next available public auction and approved a renewal of the Southern Health Partners Service Agreement for the period of October 1st, 2019 through September 30, 2020 in the amount of $239,023.44 and approved the Alabama Department of Youth Services Agency grant agreement which provides $200,784 in funding to be utilized for the Cherokee County STAR program.
The next meeting of the Cherokee County Commission will be Monday, September 9th at 10:00 a.m. at the County Administrative Building.