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County Commission Releases $20,000 of ARPA Funds to each of 13 County Volunteer Fire Departments

Taniesa L. Sullivan | The Weekly Ledger News

CHEROKEE COUNTY - During the regular meeting of the Cherokee County Commission Tuesday, $260,000 in American Rescue Plan Funds were released for the County Volunteer Fire Departments. Each of the 13 departments throughout the County will receive $20,000. Commission Chairman and the Commissioners said these funds were intended to reimburse the departments for the funds they expended during the COVID epidemic. Chairman Burgess gave a big thanks and appreciation to all the Volunteer Fire Departments both the ones out in the County and in the municipalities. Chairman Burgess said, "they do a wonderful job and a great service for Cherokee County we are very fortunate to have these men and women that are in our fire departments, and I just want to say a special thank you to them and I hope this will help them in some way in their endeavors."

In other business, the commission approved a government obligation contract for the financing of two John Deere tractors for the highway department in the amount of $185,102 with the Chairman authorized to sign the agreement.

Approval was given for the County Administrator to advertise bids for Pest Control Services for the County’s Facilities.

The commission also approved a resolution in support of the proposed Constitutional Amendments 2 and 7 which will appear on the November 2022 General Election Ballot.

A job posting was also approved for a part-time driver for the Nutritional Van with a starting pay grade 3 step 1.

The next meeting of the Cherokee County Commission will be on October 24 at 5 pm in the Commission Chambers. (WEIS)

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