Kiowa County Commissioners July 14 Meeting Minutes

Kiowa County Courthouse
Published Saturday, July 30, 2016

The Regular Meeting of the Kiowa County Commissioners was called to order by Chairman, Richard Scott at 9:06 a.m. on July 14, 2016. Commissioner Oswald opened with a prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance. Those in attendance were:

Richard Scott, Chairman of the Board Cindy  McLoud,  Commissioner Donald  Oswald, Commissioner

Delisa Weeks, County Clerk

Tina Adamson, County Administrator

McLoud moved Oswald seconded the motion to approve the minutes as presented. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.

Oswald moved and Scott seconded to approve the vouchers as presented. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.

Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to approve the amended Agenda. There were two line items added to Old Business. The line items added were the Beer Garden and CDL Physicals.

Raelynn Riley and Scotty Engelhardt members of the fair board entered the meeting. The fair board will be hosting an ATV Sled Pull on the Sunday of fair. They would like for a county employee to assist on working the track/arena area for this event. The Commissioners said they would ask the road foremen if there would be someone interested in helping with this event. Riley also reported that a beer garden request would not be made for fair this year.

Old Business: The issue with the CDL Physical paperwork from the clinic was resolved. Grant Update: One company has submitted a bid on the Rialto Motel.

Jail Diversion/Stepping Up Initiative: McLoud will be attending a summit Conference in late August.

Event Update: McLoud moved and Scott seconded to advertise for two additional weeks for the Event Planner Position. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.

Fire District Update: Administrator Adamson reported there were 14 attendees at the meeting held at Plainview School and felt there was positive feedback from the meeting. McLoud said she had attended the Eads town council meeting and the council is very supportive of the fire district.

The Murdock Contractor Bid was discussed. A phone call was placed to Belinda Zink, Architect for the Murdock Project. Zink said she is still reviewing the bid and would have more information at the July 28th meeting.

The resolution concerning commercial gravel sales was reviewed. Oswald moved to accept Resolution 2016-6 as presented. McLoud seconded the motion. Adoption of 2016- 6 is a resolution permitting the sale of material from the Kiowa County leased gravel pits.

Oswald moved and McLoud seconded to amend the 2016 road and bridge rates for aggregate in Kiowa County. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.

Oswald moved that 50% of the $6.00 per cubic yard of aggregate goes to the gravel pit owner and Scott seconded. All Commissioners voted Affirmative. For further information on gravel rates a person can call the Kiowa County Commissioners Office at 438-5810.

The newly appointed Arkansas Basin Roundtable Member, Danny Richards is requesting mileage reimbursement to attend the meetings. McLoud moved to allow the 32 cent per mile fee for approved meetings. Donald Oswald seconded the motion. All Commissioners voted affirmative.

 

Oswald moved and McLoud seconded to recess for the Board of Health meeting at 10:01

a.m. All Commissioners voted Affirmative. Those in attendance: JoLynn Idler, Tammi Clark, Chelsea Davis, Teresa Witte and Dennis Pearson. The Board of Health meeting adjourned at 10:54 a.m. Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to enter back into the regular session of the commissioners' meeting. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.

Teresa Witte, Emergency Manager met with the commissioners to provide updates on the fire that was west of Haswell which involved the railroad trestles. Witte said she had provided a meal and water for the different agencies fighting the fire. Witte has been receiving training on the new credentialing system and will be issuing ID badges for county employees. Witte also reported she had been attending the Incident Command classes for further training.

Oswald moved and Scott seconded to adjourn the meeting for lunch at 12:00. All Commissioners voted Affirmative. The regular meeting reconvened at 1:00 p.m.

Department of Social Services Director, Dennis Pearson entered the meeting at 1:08 p.m. to present the TANF MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) for the 2016-2017 fiscal years. McLoud moved to sign the TANF MOU and Oswald seconded the motion. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.

Pearson said there were four applicants received for the Eligibility Technician. Pearson said they offered the position to Kimberly Paugh. Ms. Paugh has been working in the Otero County Social Services at the same position.

New Business: All reports were reviewed and signed. The Semi-Annual Report from the County Treasurer was signed and will be published in the Legal Paper.

McLoud reported that she had retracted her requested for help from Colorado Counties Inc. with writing legislation for the state session 2017 concerning daycare licensing.

McLoud had spoken to the state about her concerns with the state requirements to operate a daycare and after carefully listening to the State's requirement and their review she thought it was best to wait.

The Commissioners discussed the reasoning as to why La Junta (Otero County) is requesting to join SECED (Southeast Colorado Economic Development). If they are allowed back into this group it could definitely have an impact on Kiowa County and the opportunity of starting a small business in our county. The chances of a small business receiving financial assistance for this area could definitely be impacted.

Raise the Bar Statewide Ballot Initiative was discussed. Oswald moved to sign Resolution 2016-5 which is Support of Raise the Bar, Protect our Constitution. McLoud seconded the motion. All Commissioners voted Affirmative. Resolution 2016-5 adopted.

Commissioners discussed the opportunity to install a solar energy facility. The Library board member will be decided on at the next meeting.

Action 22 invited the Commissioners to be a member for $350.00 per year. Oswald moved to table the Action 22 program until further notice. McLoud seconded the motion. All Commissioners voted affirmative.

The next Commissioner's Meeting will be July 28, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.

Oswald moved and McLoud seconded to adjourn the meeting at 03:32 p.m. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.

Delisa L. Weeks, County Clerk

Richard Scott, Chairman of the Board