Kiowa County Commissioners Meeting Minutes – August 10

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Published Friday, September 1, 2017

Kiowa The Kiowa County Commissioner's Regular meeting was called to order on August 10, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. by Chairman Richard Scott. Commissioner Oswald opened the meeting with prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance. Those in attendance were:

Richard Scott, Chairman

Cindy McLoud, Commissioner

Donald Oswald, Commissioner

Tina Adamson, County Administrator

The County Clerk, Delisa Weeks, was absent so the minutes were taken by the Administrator.

Scott moved and Oswald seconded the motion to approve the minutes of the July 27, 2017 meeting with the corrections. All Commissioners voted affirmative.  Scott moved and Oswald seconded to approve a policy for minutes which requires the minutes to be completed and emailed to the Commissioners the day following each meeting for their review and unofficial approval with final approval at the next regular meeting.  All Commissioners voted affirmative.

McLoud moved and Oswald seconded the motion to approve the vouchers as presented. All Commissioners voted affirmative.

Scott moved and McLoud seconded the motion to approve the Agenda with the following additions; OLD BUSINESS: Sr. Ceramics and Sirens, NEW BUSINESS:  NPS Task Agreement, Green Living, Fairgrounds 2018 Budget, and West End Recreation District Resignation.  All Commissioners voted affirmative.

OLD BUSINESS:

GRANTS: The FASTER Grant for the New Transit Van is in process and we hope to purchase the new van in September or October.  Oswald has attended the contractor meetings for the Murdock Project and gave an update on the progress.  Oswald moved and McLoud seconded to approve the WCG change order #001 in the amount of $4,440.00 for the Murdock Project.  All Commissioners voted affirmative.

Social Services Update:  Dennis Pearson inquired about the work requirements during fair.  He reported that Audrey Johnson filled a position on the Task Force for Child Welfare Worker Resiliency.  The Commissioners agreed that this was a noteworthy accomplishment for her.   He presented the CORE Services 2017/18 Plan for approval.  McLoud moved and Oswald seconded to sign the contract.  All Commissioners voted affirmative.  Also presented for approval was the Healthcare Policy and Finance Incentive Contract.  McLoud moved and Oswald seconded to approve the contract.  All Commissioners voted affirmative.

JC Carrica entered the meeting at 10:00 to give an update for Southeast Health Group. Some of the topics he reviewed are; opioid addiction medication availability, chronic pain treatment, patient education, and psychiatric bed availability.  JC reviewed their project to partner with CU to provide psychiatric beds and a co-occurring detox that focuses on the homicidal and suicidal population that don't meet requirements for other programs.  They have plans for a center where there would be 6 beds for high risk behavioral health detox and six psychiatric beds.  They are looking into obtaining a unique and affordable modular building (mobile office) that would provide for these types of services and fit into their current campus.  Southeast Health Group is currently serving 6 clients in Kiowa County.  They will also work with the schools to help identify kids with trauma.

At 10:30 Scott moved and Oswald seconded to recess the regular meeting of the BOCC and enter into the Board of Health meeting.   All Commissioners voted affirmative.

At 11:35 the regular meeting of the BOCC reconvened.

Jeramy McNeeley gave an update for the Extension Office. Items discussed were location options for the 4-H meetings and whose insurance covers Jr. Livestock equipment kept at the fairgrounds.  It was determined that Jr. Livestock would need to provide their own insurance coverage.

At 11:50 Allen Watts entered the meeting to discuss repairs for the mower tractor.

The meeting was recessed for lunch at 12:04 and reconvened at 1:00pm.

Mike Crain entered the meeting at 1:00 to discuss needs for a tractor at the fairgrounds. Jack Howard entered at 1:10 and it was agreed that he would try to have a tractor available for maintenance to use on Fridays.  Mike exited the meeting.

Landfill: The options for the life of the landfill were discussed.  Conversations with the engineer supports keeping the Eads landfill open versus turning it into a transfer station.   

Planning & Zoning:  Adamson reported that the Board adopted the revised solar regulations from Alamosa County.  We will use the 1041 permit process for solar installations.

There has been no interest in the Senior Ceramics Coordinator position for Eads. 

The Emergency Manager is still working with Adams Electric to try to get the sirens in Towner and Haswell repaired. 

NEW BUSINESS:

Reports were reviewed and signed.

One time off request form was presented.  Oswald moved and McLoud seconded to approve the request.  All Commissioners voted affirmative.

Oswald moved and McLoud seconded to sign the Cost Allocation Plans for Public Health and the Department of Social Services.  All Commissioners voted affirmative.

There was one bid submitted for the 2007 Dodge Durango in the amount of $500.00.  McLoud moved and Oswald seconded to accept the bid from Nick Aguilar.  All Commissioners voted affirmative.

Oswald moved and McLoud seconded to approve the Kiowa County Treasurer's Abatement Request for Donna L. Wygle Rev. Trust, Barbara A. Keener Trust, and Beverly Robertson for an erroneous assessment on a derelict mobile home.  All Commissioners voted affirmative.

The Commissioners reviewed the Veterans Office increase in funding from the State of Colorado.  This information will be used for the 2018 budget.

Scott moved and Oswald seconded to sign the NPS Assurances Agreement for participation in government programs.

The two requests for "green living" regulations in Kiowa County were reviewed.  These questions have been referred to Seth Odette of PCPHE for septic regulations.

The Commissioners will have Mike Crain start getting estimates for the grandstand bleachers and ADA compliant restrooms at the fairgrounds for the upcoming GOCO grant.

Oswald moved and Scott seconded to accept the resignation from PJ Lessenden for the West End Recreation District.  All Commissioners voted affirmative.  The Commissioners expressed their appreciation for her years of service.  Adamson will advertise the vacant positions for the boards.

The meeting was recessed at 3:17 and reconvened at 3:28.

Sheriff Sheridan entered and discussed the insurance claim for one of their Chargers.  Oswald moved and McLoud seconded to have the repairs on the vehicle completed.  All Commissioners voted affirmative.

Oswald moved and McLoud seconded to sign the Kiowa County Public Health IGA For the provision of the About Families and Communities Engaged for Baca, Cheyenne, Kiowa, and Prowers County.  All Commissioners voted affirmative.

The next Commissioner's meeting will be August 24, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.

With no further business to address, Oswald moved and McLoud seconded to adjourn the meeting at 4:03 p.m..  All Commissioners voted affirmative.

The Commissioners received a call from Attorney, Wendy Shinn.  Scott moved and Oswald seconded to enter into a special executive session to discuss a legal matter according to C.R.S 24-6-402 (4)(b). All Commissioners voted affirmative.  Those in attendance were Dick Scott, Donald Oswald, Cindy McLoud, Tina Adamson and Attorney, Wendy Shinn by phone.  McLoud moved and Oswald seconded to adjourn at 4:50 p.m.  

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