Kiowa County Commissioners meeting minutes – December 13, 2018

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Published Friday, December 28, 2018

The Kiowa County Commissioner's regular me ting was called to order on December 13, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. 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

Tina Adamson, County Administrator

Scott 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.

Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to approve the agenda as amended with the following additions being made: NEW BUSINESS: Buxton and Fair Board Booster Club. Motion carried.


Grant Updates: Adamson reported that Kiowa County had been awarded the Under funded Courthouse Facility Grant in the amount of $20,000.00. McLoud moved and Oswald seconded the motion to accept the Under funded Courthouse Facility Commission Grant through the State of Colorado. Motion carried. This grant will be used for blue prints for a single point entrance to the courthouse.

Landfill Updates: Adamson discussed the scales that will be placed at the land fill. She will be sending a partial payment for the scales. The scale company will hire someone to lay the cement foundation for the scales to be put in place. Kiowa County residents should be watching their mail for the price quote sheet for hauling trash to the landfill starting 2019.

Planning and Zoning Updates: Discussion over oil and gas permits were discussed. There is a possibility there will be some drilling in May and June of 2019. No action taken.

Upcoming meetings and reports: Nothing to report.

NEW BUSINESS: Upcoming meetings and reports were reviewed and signed.

Time Off Requests Forms: Oswald moved and McLoud seconded to approve two Time off Requests. Motion carried.

Eads Wind and Solar LLC Conditional Use Permit: Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to approve the two conditional use permits for MET Towers (Meteorological Studies). Tower studies have to be conducted for a year to measure the wind speeds in this area on a daily basis. The two conditional use permits will be for towers on the Uhland and McBryde properties. Motion carried.

Jim Collins with the Area on Aging entered the meeting at 10:50 a.m. to provide updated information on the aging adults and people with disabilities in our area. The information included transportation for the elderly, hospice care, nutrition, legal and ombudsman services. For further information on the Lower Arkansas Valley Area Agency on Aging a person can call toll free at 1-800-438-3762.

County Road 30 Issue: Jeff Lane has requested that County Road 30 between CRH and J to be abandoned. He said this road is very rarely used. After discussion the Commissioner's decided the road has been there for 17 years and is considered a County Road. It will be up to the landowner to request this road to be abandoned.

The BOCC and Belinda Zink with Zink and Associates had a phone conference in regards to the Murdock Project. A walk thru on the Murdock Project will take place on January 10, 2019. Zink has prepared a 40 week construction plan. Oswald moved and Scott seconded the motion to approve the administrative fees for the progression of the Murdock Project. Motion carried.

Oswald moved and Scott seconded the motion to recess for lunch at 12:00 p.m. Motion carried. The regular meeting reconvened at 1:00 p.m.

Teresa Witte, Emergency Manager entered the meeting to provide a monthly report. Witte reported that Southeast Regional Manager, Riley Frazee would like to visit with the commissioners in regards to Debris Management. The Debris Management would be in regards to a catastrophic event where the debris from this event would be stored for later removal. Witte also said she will need to hold a 402 class which involves elected officials or those that make policies. Witte exited the meeting at 1:30 p.m.

Bruce Fickenscher, Southeast Regional Area Extension Agent and Bill Nobles with the Colorado State Extension Office entered the meeting to discuss the extension agent applications that are open at this current time for Kiowa County. Fickenscher asked if he could be included in the hiring of the office assistant to the 4-H extension office. The Commissioners agreed that this would be fine.

Doris Lessenden entered the meeting to voice her concerns for the 4-H program. She asked that the Commissioners would consider the Extension Office Assistant be carefully reviewed.

Holiday Ad: The Commissioner's will place a holiday ad in both papers.

Booster Club for the Fair Board: Discussion followed over the suggestions for a booster club for fair. No action was taken on this item.

The next regular Commissioner's meeting will be December 27, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.

With no further items to be discussed, Oswald moved and Scott seconded the motion to adjourn the meeting at 2:48 p.m. Motion carried.

Richard Scott, Chairman

Delisa L. Weeks, County Clerk