The Cherokee County Commission recognized Commissioner Kimball Parker during their regular meeting on Monday afternoon, the last for Commissioner Parker before newcomer Dr. Roger Nichols officially takes office.
Parker has served three terms in District 2 since being elected in 2006. His family and friends were among those in attendance at the meeting, Parker had this to say.
In other business, the commission approved excess land redemption’s for Joel and Karen Helms in the amount of $611.34 and to Coy Deaton in the amount of $878.71. A list of items from the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office was approved as surplus to be sold at public auction, those items included; a 2009 Ford Expedition, 2012 Chevy Tahoe, 2010 Dodge Charger and a 1995 two door Chevy Tahoe.
The commission also approved an agreement authorizing and approving the execution of a contract with Bancorpsouth Equipment Finance, a division of Bankcorpsouth and authorized the chairman to sign the necessary paperwork.
A resolution was also adopted with the Alabama Department of Transportation regarding a bridge replacement on Alabama Highway 9 South with the authorizing of the chairman to sign the necessary paperwork.
The commission also approved an employee’s limited works schedule per physician’s orders through November 2018. A resolution for Cherokee County to participate in the ACCA Workers Compensation Self-Insurers Fund, Inc. for the next three-year period concluding on September 30, 2021.
Also adopted was a resolution for plantmix resurfacing and traffic striping of County Road 29 from the intersection of County Road 33, north a distance of 2.o miles to the intersection of County Road 643 and a resolution for plantmix resurfacing and traffic striping of County Road 6 1.3 miles from the Calhoun County line, east a distance of 2.00 miles to the intersection of County Road 19.
The commission approved an agreement between the Cherokee County Commission and Volkert, Inc for services in connection with the Cherokee County Courthouse project to include the changes in the agreement as discussed between the county attorney and Volkert, Inc.
Pursuant to the Alabama Code, the next regular meeting of the Cherokee County will precede the November General Election on Wednesday November, 14 with the planning session at 9:00a.m. and the regular meeting at 10:00 a.m. baring any emergency business of the commission.