The project, according to Cherokee County Engineer Roger Hall, involves a portion of the road from the Calhoun County line to Cherokee County Road 24, a distance of about four miles.
This is just the agreement between this body and the DOT on the financing of the project, said Hall. I would like to remind you that some monies were made available through Cong. Rogers office and at least two years of federal aide funds available to the county. With the county match, that is a total of $1,256,840. About 20 percent of that is the county match. This needs to be signed by the chairman, attested by the administrator.
On another road matter, the commission, during the work session prior to the regular meeting, heard concerns about speeders, particularly large trucks, on Cherokee County Road 55 from the Weiss Lake Egg Plant.
Some were wondering whether that road is wide enough for the trucks, said Cherokee County Commission Chairman/Probate Judge Melvyn Salter. There are also a good many children that live on that road. I think there must be some pretty good speeding that is taking place. I think one request was that they reroute some of that traffic.
Hall agreed to check into the road situation before the next commission meeting.
The commission has begun sorting through the Health and Safety Act approved by voters in the 2006 election.
During the work session prior to the regular meeting, Salter noted that the commission has received material on the act. He said he has received a number of calls from citizens who have expressed concerns about junkyards, sewage, animal control and other issues.
I think it is time for us to start taking a look at that material and try to come up with an order of our interests, concerns, priorities, said Salter. I think people had a misconception. They thought once we passed the ordinance, it would happen automatically.
Salter suggested that the county might need to consider hiring a compliance officer to assist with enforcement.
Salter also asked commissioners to be thinking about possible candidates for the Cherokee County Board of Equalization. Appointments must be made before Aug. 15.
The commission was scheduled to meet with representatives from at least two companies who were to propose medical plans for the Cherokee County Detention Center. Their appointments were re-scheduled for the Monday, April 9 meeting, said Cherokee County Administrator Tim Burgess.
Salter reminded those present at the regular meeting that the commission will make an appointment to the Cherokee County Health Care Authority at the April 9 meeting, as discussed in a previous meeting.
In other business, the commission:
-Approved a two-year DSL Internet access upgrade contract from TDS for $109 per month and allowed chairman to sign the agreement.
-Approved letting bids for an HP Designjet 5500UVPS Printer (42 in)(Q1252V) for the Revenue Commission Office to be financed by the Reappraisal Fund.
The next meeting of the Cherokee County Commission is set for Monday, April 9, beginning at 10 a.m. The work session begins at 9 a.m