Cherokee County Commission Meeting

During the planning session taking place before this week’s meeting of the Cherokee County Commission – Mike Mitchell with Waste Management spoke with Commission members regarding a proposed rate increase for Cherokee County residents.

The Commission took no action during the meeting and told Mitchell that they would be back in contact with him regarding the matter; we’ll update this story just as soon as information becomes available.

This week’s regular meeting featured a full agenda – one that included:

  • Approval of an agreement with Avenu Insights & Analytics for map and plat services for the County Probate Office;
  • Approval of a Health Services Agreement with Southern Health Partners, concerning inmate medical services for the period of October 1st, 2022, through September 30th 2023 with a rate increase from $267,961.36 annually to $284,039.04 yearly;
  • The declaration of two vehicles – a pair of 2011 Mack dump trucks from the Highway Department – as surplus to be sold at the next J.M. Wood Equipment Auction;
  • Approval of Highway Department annual bids for the period of October 1st of 2022, through September 30th, 2023 as presented by County Engineer Corey Chambers;
  • The hiring of William Teague as a Animal Control Officer;
  • The posting of a Clerk position in the Probate Office
  • The approval of a finance agreement with TruckWorks, Inc. (SouthPoint Bank) in the amount of $430,200 for the purchase of two Kenworth Dump Trucks;
  • The approval of the East Central Alabama Highway Safety Office Traffic Enforcement Agreement for October 1st, 2022 through September 30th, 2023;
  • It was also approved for $325,000 in ARPA Funds to be made available for the Health Care Authority (HCA) to use in regard to ambulance service-related matters.

The next meeting of the Cherokee County Commission will be on Monday, September the 26th starting at 5:00pm, in the County Administration Building on the Cedar Bluff Road in Centre.

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