Some long-awaited roof repair work will be done at the Cherokee County Detention Center, as the County Commission approved a contract Monday, with Alabama Roofing Inc.; that, in the amount of $115,500; there were four bids submitted for the job with the lowest coming from Alabama Roofing. No word yet on when that project will actually begin.
The Commission also adopted the SkillsUSA Week 2016 Proclamation:
Commission Chairman Kirk Day.
In other business, the Commission donated a total of $1,000 to this year’s “Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Conference”, taking place in the Gadsden State Cherokee Arena in Centre, March 17th, with the money coming from commissioners Marcie Foster and Carlton Teague with each District donating $500.
This year’s event will feature special entertainment by the Harlem Ambassadors Basketball Team; there will also be t-shirts and other souvenirs in addition to testimonials designed to appeal to today’s youth, and provide them with important information about the dangers of substance abuse.
The mission of the Harlem Ambassadors is to deliver a quality basketball show to our audiences throughout the United States and internationally. The show is designed to be fun for customers of all ages, with youngsters being awed for the first time and older folks enjoying the tried-and-true gags like a rerun of a favorite comedy movie. The Ambassadors’ operation is professional in all aspects. In addition to having a wholesome family entertainment product, we are also good citizens and willing role models for youth, promoting the values of staying in school, staying off drugs and fostering racial harmony.
The Commission also voted to allow murals to be painted on the rear and on one side of the Cherokee County Historical Museum, in Centre. That work will be done by noted illustrator Cloud Farrow and his art students, along with several other well-known local artists. Those murals are being funded by Alabama Power.
Several promotions, as requested by County Engineer Corey Chambers were approved; that included the naming of Kenny Wilbanks as Assistant County Engineer; Jimmy Slayton to the position of Highway Maintenance Superintendent and Ben Walker to the Assistant Highway Maintenance Superintendent post.
Appointments/Reappointments for two positions with the Cherokee County E9-1-1 Board – will be made at the February 22nd commission meeting. Resumes will be accepted through the 17th of February. One appointment to the Cherokee County Park Board will be made at the February 22nd meeting, and another will be made at the March 14th meeting. Resumes for the first post will be accepted through February 17th, and for the second through March 9th.