During the planning session of Monday night’s Cherokee County Commission meeting, Leann Hill, President of the County Park Board, presented to the commission a LWCF grant that could help put in 15 fully upgraded campsites at Cherokee Rock Village. These campsites would be adjacent to the new mountain biking trail, taking advantage of a part of the park that has currently be unused. This would including the installation of underground power and water utilities, as well as improving the land on the campsites. Hill asked the commission to do a match of the grant for an overall total of $700,000 to be used on the project. Tim Burgess, Probate Judge and County Commission Chairman, asked when the deadline for the application for the grant is due. Hill stated that it would need to be turned in by Wednesday. Hill also presented to the commission an alternate option for half of the amount of the original grant, but would require doing half of the work. The commission agreed that it was too soon of a deadline, therefore they would not be discussing the issue in this meeting on such short notice.
In other business: Probate Judge Tim Burgess was appointed to serve on the 2022-23 Association of County Commissions Legislative Committee.
The 2021 Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) State Cooperative Agreement with the Alabama EMA was approved.
Also approved was the proposal for IBM System Hardware and Software to be maintained by Vertical VAR in Atlanta, GA. The annual cost associated with the maintenance agreement is $2,656.00.
The Detention Center is in need of 2 roll-up doors in the amount of $23,300. The commission motioned to approve the repairs, utilizing the Capital Improvement Fund for the cost of the new doors.
A big topic in tonight’s meeting, the commission adopted a resolution, in support of legislation, to transfer the authority of the Cherokee County Tag Office from the Judge of Probate to the Revenue Commissioner.
The next meeting of the Cherokee County Commission is slated for June 13th at 10am.