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Kiowa County Commissioners June 30 Meeting Minutes

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The Regular Meeting of the Kiowa County Commissioners was called to order at 9:05 a.m. on June 30, 2016. Scott opened the meeting with prayer and Pledge of Allegiance. Those present were:  

Richard Scott, Chairman of the Board

Cindy McLoud, Commissioner

Donald Oswald, Commissioner

Delisa Weeks, County Clerk

Tina Adamson, County Administrator

Planning and Zoning Board Member, Michelle Wyckoff entered the meeting at 9:05 am and presented approval for Tri-States requests for variances. Wyckoff said there were three allowance for variances approved.

  1. Encroachment of 2,000 foot set back from residences, schools, medical facilities, and public parks.
  2. A 150 foot set back from county roads.
  3. Execution of easement will be provided to Kiowa County prior to construction.

Scott moved and Oswald seconded to grant the variances requested by Tri-State. All Commissioners voted Affirmative. Wyckoff thanked the board and exited the meeting.

Oswald moved and McLoud seconded to approved minutes as presented. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.

Oswald moved and McLoud 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 2 additions to New Business and 2 additions Old Business. All Commissioners voted Affirmative. Additions to New Business were: Variance for Tri State and SECED. The Event Planner and Vehicle request from Sheriff were added to Old Business.

Sean Lening entered the meeting on behalf of Sharon Wilson in interest of the summer baseball hosting the 16 and Under Softball Tournament. Lening asked the commissioners if they would wave the rental fee use for the community building. The community building will be used for a barbeque on July 14th. Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to waive the rental fee but the Summer Baseball would still need to do the refundable deposit on the Community Building. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.

Lening thanked the Board and exited the meeting.

Old Business:

On July 11th there will be a work session at JJ’s Café in regards to the Action 22 Program.

Grants: Belinda Zink with Zink and Associates will be here to discuss the Murdock Building.

Rialto Grant: Administrator Adamson reported one contractor had requested a scope of work on the demolishment of the Rialto.

Adamson said there will be a Community Round table meeting in the courthouse basement meeting room on July 8th.

McLoud provided the Jail Diversion /Stepping Up update. The Stepping Up group provided an informational meeting an hour ahead of the Correctional Board Meeting. McLoud said it was well attended with Commissioners attending from all four Counties this time. Kathy McKorkle with Domestic Violence and Byron Hall with the Probation Department provided information on the duties each of their office provides to those individuals going thru the court process. Lisa Trigilio and Lynn Rider also told about services available at Fort Lyon and JC Carrica provided an update on Southeast Mental Health Services and what kind of services they provide for the public.

McLoud said she will be traveling to the Denver area and will be giving a presentation on the Stepping Up Program.

Jennifer Wells with the Colorado State Extension Office met with the commissioners to discuss the advertising for a new extension agent. Kiowa County Extension Agent, Brittany Bowman has resigned effective mid-August.

Jake Zehnder and Brian Hillier with Benefit Health Advisors presented information on various Health Plans that could possibly work for county employees. They will be getting in contact with Administrator Adamson to set a time to for a more informational meeting.

Donald Oswald moved and McLoud seconded to break for lunch at 11:52 a.m. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.  

The meeting reconvened at 1:00 p.m.

Oswald moved to approve the Fire District Service Plan as presented. McLoud seconded the motion. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.

Dennis Pearson entered the meeting at 1:15pm. There were no Medicaid reports available from the State. Pearson reported additional allocation funds of $16,279.00 would be coming from the state.  Pearson said $8,750.00 of TANF funds were issued to KCEDF to hold for use in the effort to create a child care center.

Belinda Zink, Architect for the Murdock Project entered the meeting at 1:30 pm. to discuss the Murdock Contracts. Zink presented a contract for $2,495.000.00. After lengthy discussion it was agreed that Belinda would try to negotiate with the contractor and make cuts in different areas. Zink will come back July14 with more figures.

New Business:

Reports: Reports were reviewed and signed.                         

No time off requests were made for this meeting.

Road Foremen Rick Spady, Jack Howard and Allen Watts entered the meeting to discuss equipment bids. The Road and Bridge Department is interested in a skid loader with a sweeper. Oswald moved and Scott seconded to purchase a 2016 Caterpillar 236D skid steer loader with broom for $48,000.00. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.

The Arkansas Basin round Table was discussed. Oswald moved McLoud seconded the motion to appoint Danny Richards to this board. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.

Stephanie Gonzales with Southeast Colorado Enterprise Development, Inc. entered the meeting to conduct a public hearing on the Housing Rehabilitation Application. Oswald moved and McLoud seconded to break from the regular commissioners meeting and into the Public Hearing at 3:42 pm. All Commissioners voted Affirmative. The Public Hearing was held. McLoud moved and Oswald seconded the motion to come out of the Public Hearing and back into regular session at 3:49 pm. McLoud moved and Oswald seconded the motion to approve the application presented. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.

Jan Richards reported that she had sold another lot at the Kiowa Creek Estates. Richards said that KCEDF donated three lots east of the barn for housing.

Sheriff Sheridan, Undersheriff Six, and Debi Derby, Office Assistant/Dispatcher entered the meeting at 4:00 p.m. Sheriff provided a copy of accidents from the past year and reported the traffic speeds have increased dramatically. He also said multiple tickets have been written in excess of 100 miles per hour.

Sheridan again visited about purchasing a used State Patrol vehicle that is pursuit rated for $6,000.00. Scott moved and McLoud seconded to purchase a used state patrol vehicle for $6,000.00. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.

Sheridan then visited with the commissioners in regards to the duties of the Emergency

Manager and how the Sheriff’s Office has aided in these duties. Sheridan stated that Rick Stwalley, Bent County Emergency Manager may be a good resource to work with and learn more of the duties of this position. After further discussions Sheriff Sheridan thanked the BOCC for their time and for the approval of the purchase of the vehicle.  

The Lake Clean Up was reviewed again. The commissioners decided to continue what they have been doing for the rest of the year.

The Public Health position was discussed. Oswald moved and Scott seconded to offer Chelsea Davis this position. Oswald wanted to thank the other applicants for applying. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.

The Public Health Contract was discussed.  Scott moved and Oswald seconded to offer the Independent Contract to Kriss Stokke for the Southeast Regional Public Health Planner for 2016-17 year. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.

Daycare reports were provided. McLoud submitted a form to CCI in regards to the state rules and regulations of operating a daycare. McLoud had a phone conference with the State in regards to her concerns for local daycare providers. The State suggested the local daycare providers become qualified daycare providers and apply for state childcare assistant programs. McLoud had attended a CKLECC (Cheyenne, Kiowa, and Lincoln Early Childhood Council) meeting in Limon and received updates on early childhood programs.

The next Regular Commissioner’s meeting will be July 14, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.

Oswald moved and McLoud seconded to adjourn the meeting at 5:34 p.m. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.

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Delisa L. Weeks, County Clerk                         Richard Scott, Chairman of the Board