Cherokee supervisors hire engineer, deputy

The Cherokee supervisors hired a secondary road engineer and sheriff’s deputy Feb. 5.

Sarah Tracy was hired as the secondary road engineer. She comes to Cherokee County after serving as assistant traffic engineer at Dakota County, Minn. The supervisors voted to authorize chairman Rick Mongan to sign the contract.

“I’m definitely looking forward to it,” said Tracy.

Tracy, an alumnus of Cherokee Washington High School and Iowa State University, worked at Omaha and is certified to be an engineer in Nebraska, Iowa and Minnesota. Her start date is Feb. 20 and her starting pay is $110,000.

Supervisors told Tracy about some of the major projects: a bridge replacement on C-16, a new road north of the ethanol plant and the wind turbines north of Marcus.

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