Kiowa County Commissioners Meeting Minutes – August 24, 2017

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Published Friday, September 22, 2017

The Kiowa County Commissioner's meeting was called to order at 09:05 a.m. by Chairman Richard Scott. Those in attendance for the August 24, 2017 meeting were:

Richard Scott, Chairman

Cindy McLoud, Commissioner

Donald Oswald, Commissioner

Delisa Weeks, County Clerk

Tina Adamson, County Administrator

Minutes of the last meeting: Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to approve the minutes of the last meeting as presented. Motion carried.

Approval of Vouchers: Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to approve the vouchers as presented. Motion carried.

Agenda: Scott moved and Oswald seconded the motion to approve the amended agenda with the following additions being made to Old Business: Abstracts of Assessment Value for 2017, Eastern Slope Request for Easement, Broad Band, and Local Government Liaison. Motion carried.

Septic Planning: Adamson will contact CDPHE for further information.

Jason Reedy with 4Rivers entered the meeting at 09:00 a.m. to provide estimates on replacing three tractors, one for each district. Discussion followed. Road Foremen Spady, Watts and Howard were present to review the information on the tractors. Reedy will get further estimates and present this information at a later date. Reedy and Watts exited the meeting at 10:00 a.m.

Dan Birk and Terry Howland with Amity Irrigation Company entered the meeting at 10:00 a.m. Howland notified the BOCC that water is being released into Nee Grande at this time. Further discussion followed. Howland and Birk exited the meeting at 10:20 a.m. Foreman Spady and Howard exited meeting at 10:30 a.m.

JR Keller with White Construction and Belinda Zink, Architect for the Murdock Project entered the meeting to discuss and review the full work order change to this project. Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to approve the five work order changes in the sum of $53,476.81. Motion carried.

Oswald moved to approve the application of the Daniel's Foundation Grant for the Murdock Project. McLoud seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to recess for lunch. Motion carried. The regular meeting reconvened at 1:00 p.m.

Anne-Marie Crampton from LCC entered the meeting to discuss the COSI Scholarship. Ms. Crampton reported that Kiowa County National Bank donated $500.00 and the Town of Eads donated $500.00. Oswald moved and Scott seconded the motion to approve the funding for the COSI scholarship in the amount of $1,000.00. Motion carried.

Landfill Update: Adamson will place a call to the State in regards to the Haswell Landfill.

Rialto Lot: Oswald moved and McLoud seconded to advertise the Rialto lot for sale at a minimum bid of $5,000.00.  Scott opposed. Motion carried.

Meetings and Reports: The Commissioners provided information on the monthly meetings attended and reports were signed and acknowledged.

NEW BUSINESS:

Time off Request: Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to approve the one request. Motion carried.

Septic Permitting: Adamson will contact the County Attorney in regards to the regulations on septic systems in the county.

Fair Board: Bart Michael entered the meeting at 3:00 p.m. to discuss the manpower shortage the fair board has this year. It was asked if Tearle Lessenden could be available to assist at the fair grounds if needed. Discussion followed on the purchase of card readers for credit card transactions to be used at the fairgrounds. Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to purchase three card readers for the Fair Board. Motion carried. Michael also asked if Raelynn Riley could have office space for her to conduct fair board actions during the fair. No decision was made.

Scott moved and McLoud seconded the motion to appoint Bobby Sinka to the Kiowa County Fair Board. Motion carried.

Oswald moved and Scott seconded the motion to designate Commissioner, Cindy McLoud to the CCI Legislative Committee. Motion carried.

Election IGA: McLoud moved and Oswald seconded the motion to sign the IGA between the County Clerk and the BOCC for the 2017 election. Motion carried.

Tammy Clark, Prowers County Health Nurse and Tammi Nickleson, Human Resource for Prowers County entered the meeting at 4:00 p.m. to discuss exempt employees who have sick and vacation time used or accrued. Scott moved and Oswald seconded the motion to reinstate 18 of hours of sick leave to an exempt employee. Motion carried.

Overtime and Comp Time Policy: Discussion with overtime and policies were discussed.

Broadband Grant: This can be reviewed on the County web page.

Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to appoint County Assessor, Marci Miller as the Local Government Liaison for the Oil and Gas Commission.

Oswald moved to sign the 2017 Abstract of Assessment and McLoud seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Eastern Slope Rural Telephone will need to apply for a Right Of Way permit.

Administrator Adamson requested approval for the purchase of two file cabinets.  Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to approve this purchase. Motion carried.

The next regular Kiowa County Commissioner's meeting will be September 14, 2017.

With no other discussion McLoud moved and Oswald seconded the motion to adjourn the meeting at 5:05 p.m.