COLUMBUS — The Cherokee County Commission referred contracts which could save the Cherokee County Jail as much as $2,300 a year or more to Sheriff David Groves and to county Counsel Kevin Cure.

Mike Williams of Pro Energy Solutions whose company sells natural gas and said he could save the county as much as 25 percent on some gas bills at a meeting two weeks ago.

He said at the time the buildings must meet certain usage thresholds, which the courthouse and law enforcement center appeared to do.

At Monday’s meeting, Williams said the courthouse did not meet the usage threshold but the jail did and his company, based on last year’s bills, could save the jail about 20 percent.

If approved, the contract would be for 12 months and would likely begin Nov. 1.

Betha Elliott, Cherokee County Health Department head, told the commission she would begin flu vaccinations soon and would have a drive-through flu clinic again this year.

She said the clinics have been popular in the past and she will announce the date soon.

The county also lowered the speed limit on a portion of West Country Road. One half-mile of the road from the intersection of Country Road and High School Ave. will be lowered to 35 mph and from there to SW 10th Street will be lowered to 45 mph.