The Cass County Board of Supervisors is looking for an interested individual to fill a single vacancy on the Zoning Board of Adjustment. The vacancy was created by the sudden resignation of long-time BOA member Forrest Teig, of Atlantic. Auditor Dale Sunderman says he became aware of the resignation when he received a letter dated March 12th, from Teig, forwarded to him from Zoning Commissioner Rich Hansen.
Since Teig is from Atlantic, the Board hopes to fill his position with someone from the center or eastern part of the community, but anyone in Cass County who has an interest in serving, is asked to contact a member of the Board of Supervisors, or the Cass County Auditor for an application. The person appointed to the position will fill the remainder of Teig’s term on the Board of Adjustment.
In other business, General Relief/Mental Health Coordinator Teresa Kanning said limited seats are still available for persons interested in attending a “Mental Health First Aid” program at Iowa Western Community College (IWCC) in Atlantic. The program offers certification to persons needing the knowledge, if they attend both days. It will be held Monday and Tuesday, April 8th and 9th, from 9-a.m. to 4:30-p.m. There is no charge to attend, and you must provide your own lunch.
The 12-hour course is designed to give members of the public key skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or is experiencing a mental health crisis. It will cover knowledge of potential risk factors and warning signs for a range of mental health problems, a 5-step action plan to assess the situation…select and implement appropriate interventions…and help the individual connect with the appropriate professional care, among other purposes. To register, call Cass County Community Services at 712-243-4424.
Kanning says there is also a program on Society Security Benefits Training. It will be held May 14th, also at IWCC. There are 35 seats available, but the 1st 10 persons to sign-up will not have to pay a fee. If you are interested in that program, please call CCCS at 243-4424.