The Cass County Board of Supervisors today (Wednesday), signed a proclamation recognizing April as “Child Abuse Prevention Month,” in Cass County. The request to do so came from the County Child Abuse Prevention Council. Wendy Richter, Co-Chair of the Council along with Kate Olson, said there are several things they’re doing to bring awareness of Child Abuse and Prevention to the public eye.
Kate Olson holds one of the “Pinwheels for prevention,” bringing awareness to child abuse & prevention.
That includes the sale and display of “Pinwheels for Prevention,” a banner to be placed near the entrance to the Courthouse, and the planting of pinwheels outside the courthouse. Richter said funds raised from the sale of pinwheels will be used for the various projects geared toward prevention. The organization is also working with libraries in Cass County to get resources on good manners for kids, and parenting resources. They will also provide libraries with a list of recommended resources.
Kate Olson said there will also be a coloring contest during the first part of April in all the local schools. The libraries have agreed to post the pictures created during the month of April. After the presentation by Richter and Olson, Cass County Auditor Dale Sunderman read the proclamation later signed by each Supervisor.
In other business, the Cass County Supervisors approved a 5-year contract with Medivac Ambulance. The County will share the cost of services with the City of Atlantic, 60/40, with the City picking up the largest portion of the cost. For the next year, the total cost amounts to $84,000, which is the same as it has been for the past 5-years. Afterward, from July 1st 2016 through June 30th 2020, the annual rate shared by the City and County is $92,000. And again, the City will pickup up 60-percent of the cost.