During the planning session of the Cherokee County Commission on Monday, the commission met with an individual from a bonding company who presented a proposal to the county for the construction project of the current First Baptist Church property which the County recently purchased at a cost of $150,000 for the construction of a new courthouse facility. We spoke to Commission Chairman/Probate Judge Tim Burgess.
In talking with Judge Burgess, he did confirm that the county is going to be utilizing the property for the construction of a new county Judicial building.
Burgess said that this project is still in the early phases and that it may be somewhere between 3-5 years before the project is complete.
In other business, three positions on the Cherokee County Health Care Authority will appointed/reappointed at the Monday, January 11 meeting as will an unexpired term on the Cherokee County Public Library Board and two positions on the Cherokee County Parks and Recreation Board.
Two vehicles from the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office were declared as surplus property to be sold at the next public auction.
A Homeland Security Grant Program agreement was approved in the amount of $50,000. This is a one-hundred percent reimbursable grant and will be used to purchase new laptops for deputies.
A motion was also approved appoint Jamie Cromer as Probate Office Clerk.
An agreement between the County Commission and the Alabama Secretary of State’s Office authorizing the purchase of postage for mailing of notices to certain voters.
An addendum to the Cherokee County Animal Shelter policies and procedures manual as it relates to adopting animals
The Commission approved the 2021 Holiday Schedule.
The next meeting of the Cherokee County Commission will be Monday, December 14 at 10:00 a.m.