Kiowa County Commissioners Meeting Minutes – April 26, 2018

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Published Saturday, May 12, 2018

The Kiowa County Commissioners meeting was called to order by Chairman Richard Scott on April 26, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.  Those in attendance were:

Richard Scott, Chairman of the Board

Cindy McLoud, Commissioner

Donald Oswald Commissioner

Tina Adamson, County Administrator

Roland Sorensen, Deputy

McLoud moved and Oswald seconded the motion to approve the minutes as presented.  Motion carried.

Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to approve the vouchers as presented.

Motion carried.

Scott moved and McLoud seconded the motion to approve the agenda as presented.  Motion carried.

McLoud provided an update on the Murdock grant. There will be a walk through scheduled for May 3, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Landfill update: Adamson gave an update on the landfill violations. Signage needs to be updated.  Discussion followed on having the County Attorney review a portion of the violations. Oswald requested more clarification. Adamson is to follow up. Discussion followed on compacting trash and the possibility of getting a compactor.

OWTS Public Hearing: Scott moved and Oswald seconded the motion to enter the OWTS hearing at 9:27 a.m. Motion carried. Discussion followed on Regulation 43.  McLoud moved and Oswald seconded to leave the public meeting at 9:35 a.m. Motion carried. Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to adopt Regulation 43 for the County. Motion carried. 

Preschool Agreement: Glenn Smith, Superintendent; Kayla McLoud, Pre-School Instructor and Tina Kraft entered the meeting at 10:00 a. m. Smith discussed safety issues with the preschool at its present location. The RE-1 School District plans on moving the preschool children back to campus next year. Smith noted that the RE-1 School District appreciated the use of the building for the last couple of years. Last day of preschool is May 17, 2018 and they will have everything moved out by May 31, 2018.

Fairgrounds & Lakes: Remodeling of the bathrooms at the Community Building has begun and may be finished by April 27, 2018. Adamson will talk with Mike Crain about working the ground in the arena and the pavilion.

Lake Clean up: There were no bids submitted. Discussion followed on having Road and Bridge doing clean up. Adamson will re-advertise.

Assistant Position: No decision was made at this time. Adamson will re-advertise.

Cemetery Districts: Discussion followed on how the cemetery boards are formed.  Adamson has requested copies of the bylaws or policies of each cemetery district. A letter of complaint was discussed.

McLoud and Oswald gave a briefing on the meetings they had attended.

New Business

Jake Six, Undersheriff provided a briefing on how they would like to arrange their offices and add a victim's advocate room.  They are working on a single point entrance and a new x-ray machine.  Jake discussed their plan for construction and also a new storage area for the Emergency Manager.

Scott moved to recess for lunch at 11:38 a.m. Oswald seconded the motion. Motion carried. The meeting reconvened at 1:02 p.m.

Prairie Pines Board: Mike Lening, Chairman of Prairie Pines met with the Commissioners to discuss putting the mil levy question on the ballot.  The Prairie Pines board would like to have a mil levy for 20 years. They have had a lot of expenses that have taken away from paying down the debt. The Commissioners' have concerns about asking for 20 years. Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to put the mil levy question on the 2018 ballot. Motion carried.

The Veteran's and Sheriff's reports were reviewed and approved.

YEP Entrepreneurship requested a $200 donation.  Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to donate $200.  Motion carried.

Central Recreation District Board Appointment was tabled until the next meeting.

A Right of Way Permit was requested by Phyllis, Jeff and Artie Lane to cross a county road for a water line, per standard County policy. Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to approve the request. Motion carried.

Bartlett Project Phone Conference: Bill Webster and Joe Griffin with Bartlett called the commissioners to discuss abandoning First Street in Towner.  The commissioners requested a letter from Bartlett requesting the abandonment.  The commissioners were in favor of doing it.  The commissioners will look into what procedure they will need to follow in order to do this.

PH & CMG Contracts: Jo Lynn Idler presented the contract for public health in the amount of $20,169 for their core services to meet local needs. Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to sign the contract. Motion carried.

Dennis Pearson, Director of Social Services entered the meeting at 2:45 p. m. The Inter-governmental Agreement for the CMG program was presented to the commissioners for approval. McLoud moved and Oswald seconded the motion to sign the IGA. Motion carried. Pearson provided a monthly report. No issues were reported.

Oswald moved to adjourn the meeting at 3:14 p.m. and McLoud seconded the motion.  Motion carried.  
Delisa L. Weeks, County Clerk

Richard Scott, Chairman