Members of the staff of Lifesaver 2’s Air Medical Transport were in attendance at this week’s meeting of the Cherokee County Parks & Recreation Board to discuss the construction of a helipad at Cherokee Rock Village.
Don Wilson with Lifesaver explained a little about the importance of having a helipad on location at Rock Village, he said that the most important factor is being able to get the patient from the scene to a trauma center and into surgery if the situation warrants within an hour.
The next step the Park Board will take will be to walk the property with officials from Lifesaver to determine what will the best location to put the pad.
In other business, Park Board Attorney Bob McWhorter gave an update on the ADECA grant saying that all the necessary paperwork had been filed and approved and that the board should receive a check within a month to a month and a half.
The board also gave permission to Park Board Chairman Jeff Wolfe to send a letter to the Cherokee County Historical Society informing them that they had 30 days from September 1st to make a decision on what their plans were for the cabin presently at Ethel Morrison Park.
Wolfe also said that some renovations are underway at Cornwall Veteran’s Memorial Park in Cedar Bluff including some repairs to a picnic table and the hand rails.
The board approved a request from the Centre Lions Club to use the park board office during the Centre Fall Festival to conduct eye exams. Board members also unanimously voted to place an ad the upcoming edition of New Vision Magazine distributed by the Chamber of Commerce at a cost of $850.
The board is also currently in negotiations with a vending company out of Norcross, Georgia to place vending machines at Cherokee Rock Village, the park board will receive thirty percent of the revenue generated from the sales.
At the request of Cherokee County Coroner Dr. Jeremy Deaton, the board approved a ten by ten plot at the Pratt Cemetery to be use to properly bury the ashes of deceased individuals who do not have family, Chairman Wolfe said the only stipulation is that he would have Dr. Deaton check on Health Department regulations the matter.