Grants were a major issue during the Tuesday meeting of the Cherokee County Commission – with commission members approving a $21,000 Alabama Regional Drug Task Force grant for the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office. They also approved a Tillotson-Menlo Charitable Foundation grant application in the amount of $77,500 and authorized Sheriff Jeff Shaver to sign while also approving an Alabama Department of Economic & Community Affairs grant application in the amount of $24,000 and authorized Commission Chairman Tim Burgess to sign. Also approved was an Alabama Historical Commission grant for $7,000 to be used for interior improvements at the Cherokee County Historical Museum.
The Commission also voted to approve the purchase of the three new air-conditioning/heat pump units for use at the Cherokee County Courthouse at a total cost of $20,485.20. One of those units will be placed in the small courtroom and two will go in the Circuit Clerk’s office The bid was awarded to Pruitt Refrigeration.
It was agreed to increase the 2018/2019 Motor Vehicle Purchase Expense Budget by a total of $12,000.
And in other business the hiring of Kathryn Heard was approved for an Appraiser I position in the Revenue Commissioners Office while Barry Cochran was appointed to the Cherokee County Health Care Authority to fill the unexpired term ending in December of 2022.
Commission members Kimball Parker and Randy Jones had this to say regarding Cochran’s appointment:
The next regular meeting of the Cherokee County Commission is slated for Monday October 22nd at 5:00pm, in the County Administration Building on the Cedar Bluff Road in Centre.