Kiowa County Commissioners Meeting Minutes – August 14, 2018

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Published Tuesday, September 4, 2018

The Regular Kiowa County Commissioner's meeting was called to order at 9:00 am on August 14, 2018 by Chairman Richard Scott. Oswald opened the meeting with prayer and the pledge of Allegiance. Those in Attendance:

Richard Scott, Chairman

Cindy McLoud, Commissioner

Donald Oswald, Commissioner,

Delisa Weeks, County Clerk

Adamson, County Administrator

McLoud and Oswald seconded the motion to approve the minutes as presented, with two corrections added. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.

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

McLoud moved and Oswald seconded the motion to approve the agenda as amended and added to with the following additions: Old Business Haswell Cemetery and New Business: ADP Estimate, KCI Grant, Nathan Lowery-GIS Service and NPS Task Agreement.


Grant Updates: McLoud has not received any estimates from Titan LED for the Arena at the fairgrounds. McLoud has been seeking estimates for the upcoming grant cycle on the HVAC for the Senior Citizen building.

The mini grant for the SECOG Grant is going well on the east end of the county.

Landfill Update: Adamson said there will be some training for the new landfill operator coming up. 

The monitoring wells are completed at the Eads Landfill. The first reports will be coming in September. No dates have been confirmed for the closure for the Haswell landfill.

Fairgrounds Update: Mike Crain, Maintenance Foreman entered the meeting at 09:50 a.m. to provide an update on the fairgrounds. The electrician has not made it to the fairgrounds. Billy Koehler has been updating the burners on the barbeque pit. 

The Maintenance crew is working on the fair grounds with weed control and painting. 

Haswell Cemetery: Oswald reported that the Haswell records are being kept at the Assessor's Office.

Betsy Barnett and Priscilla Waggoner, with the Kiowa County Independent entered the meeting to discuss a tourism grant that they are applying for. The core of the project is building and maintaining a website, promoting tourism in southeast Colorado. There would be contact information to reach KCI and Waggoner would be able to organize daily trips for families to tour the southeast area. Waggoner was requesting a letter of support and asking if the County could commit some funding. 

Scott moved to commit $5000.00 toward the tourism grant and McLoud seconded the motion. McLoud abstained from voting, due to conflict of interest. Scott voted yes and Oswald voted no. Motion died. Oswald then moved and Scott seconded the motion to commit $4000.00 to the tourism grant. McLoud abstained from voting, due to conflict of interest. Motion carried. Scott moved and Oswald seconded the motion to write a letter of commitment and a letter of support to the tourism grant. Motion carried. 

Nathan Lowery, GIS Solutions; provided information and presentation on the GIS Coordinates for Kiowa County. Discussion followed with different package deals that were available to purchase. Oswald moved Scott seconded the motion to purchase two different packages in the amount of $5,237.00. Motion carried.

At 12:08 Oswald moved to recess for lunch, Scott seconded and the motion carried.

The meeting resumed at 1:05.

Karen Jones with the Extension Agent Office gave an update of her schedule for fair and office help for fair was discussed. 

NEW BUSINESS: Upcoming Meetings and Reports were reviewed and signed. 

Time off Request: Adamson submitted two time off requests Oswald moved to approve and McLoud seconded the motion. Motion carried.

High Plains Energy Contract:  Tabled for more information.

Historic Preservation Grant: Cindy McLoud moved to sign the contract for the Historic Preservation Grant for the Towner / Pleasant Hill Bus Tragedy.  Oswald seconded and the motion carried.

Press Fair Ad:  Oswald moved and McLoud seconded to approve the Fair Ad with the Kiowa County Press.  The motion carried.

Estate Sale-Fabric Structure: There was discussion to see if the county would have use for or be interested in a fabric structure that may be for sale through an estate sale.  No decision was made at this time.

Compactor Lease Agreement: Tabled till next meeting.

ADP Payroll Services: Adamson presented a quote from ADP to provide payroll services for the county. Oswald moved and McLoud seconded to contract with ADP.  Motion carried.

DSS &PH Security: Undersheriff Six reviewed the security needs for the Social Services and Public Health offices.  Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to purchase and install two security cameras at the Social Services offices and one at the Public Health office. Motion carried. Jake Six will find out what is needed to set up the old panic alarm system from the courthouse.

Task Agreement NPS: Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to approve the National Park Service Task Agreement. Motion carried.

The next Commissioner's meeting will be August 30, 2018.

With no further discussion, Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to adjourn the meeting at 3:00 p.m. Motion carried.