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After much discussion in recent years, it looks as if the cutting of trees along the causeway between Centre and Cedar Bluff is finally a reality.

The commission, upon the recommendation of Cherokee County Engineer Corey Chambers, recently adopted a resolution and approved an agreement with the Alabama Department of Transportation for the cutting and removal of trees and vegetation along the causeway on State Route 9 between Centre and Cedar Bluff and authorized the chairman to sign. This is Project # ST-010-888-015, CCP 10-60-17.

The commission approved awarding the contract to McCartney Construction Company for the resurfacing, traffic striping and guardrail improvements on Cherokee County Road 33 and Cherokee County Road 20 and authorized the chairman to sign. This is Project # STPNU-1017(251), CCP 10-57-17 & Project # STPNU-1017(250), CCP 10-58-17).

The commission approved lowering the speed limit on Cherokee County Road 110 from 45 miles per hour to 25 miles for hour. This stretch of road is in District III.

During the work session prior to the regular commission meeting, Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver expressed his appreciation to County Engineer Chambers and the highway department for recent work at the former Centre Airport facility which is now being used by the sheriff’s office.

“They fixed our parking pad,” said Shaver. “They did a great job and probably tripled our space.”

The commission, during its regular meeting, Monday, June 12, led in the Pledge of Allegiance in honor of Army Sergeant First Class Samuel L. Moseley who was killed in action July 27, 1950 in the Korean War. Sgt. First Class Moseley is buried in Moseley Cemetery in Jamestown.

“We would like to remember all of our fallen veterans,” said Acting Commission Chairman Carlton “Bubba” Teague who presided in the absence of Cherokee County Commission Chairman/Probate Judge Kirk Day.

The commission, upon the recommendation of Commissioner Teague, appointed Thomas Fitzpatrick to the District IV position on the Cherokee County Industrial Development Authority for the term ending Jan. 31, 2021.

Upon the recommendation of Cherokee County Commissioner Marcie Foster, the commission appointed Jenny Shaver to the District III position on the Cherokee County Industrial Development Authority for the term ending Jan. 31, 2023.

The commission tabled action on making an appointment to District I on the Cherokee County Industrial Development Authority for the term ending Jan. 31, 2023.

In other business, the commission:

-Approved excess land redemptions to Christopher S. Palmer for $27.28, Lee Moss for $774.85, T. Mallory or Margaret Whorton for $356.39, Reba Ray for $510.77, Richard Grant for $579.05, Daniel St. Clair for $94.76 and Stephen Wooten for $85.68, $165.68 and $265.68.

-Approved a job posting for a Mapper 2 position (Grade 5, Step 1) in the revenue commissioner’s office.

-Approved the Insolvents, Errors and Taxes in Litigation for 2016 and Uncollected Insolvents and Taxes in Litigation for Previous Year(s) and authorized the Chairman to sign.

-Adopted a resolution honoring Ensign Micky Shane Hall for his graduation from the United States Naval Academy.

-Declared a list of items from the Sheriff’s Office as surplus property to be disposed of or sold at public auction.

The next meeting of the Cherokee County Commission is Monday, June 26, beginning at 5 p.m. The work session begins at 4 p.m.