The Kiowa County Commissioner's Reorganizational Meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m. by Chairman Richard Scott on January 10, 2017. Oswald opened the meeting with a prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance. Those in attendance were:
Richard Scott, Chairman
Cindy McLoud, Commissioner
Donald Oswald, Commissioner
Delisa Weeks, County Clerk
Tina Adamson, County Administrator
Member of Audience: Cathy Garcia (with Corey Gardner's Office)
McLoud moved and Oswald seconded the motion to accept the minutes as presented. 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 with one addition being added to New Business. All Commissioners voted Affirmative. The addition is the Golf Course liquor license renewal.
Grant Updates: McLoud has been corresponding with DOLA Regional Manager, Lee Merkle in regards to all the paper work on the DOLA Grant. Lee Merkle and Irv Halter will be here to discuss funding for the DOLA Grant on January 19, 2017.
Rialto Demolition: The demolition on the Rialto is work in progress. There are some concerns regarding the landfill and the depth of the pit for the asbestos.
District 1 Road & Bridge Position: Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to offer the position to David Marble. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.
Oswald discussed controlled burns during business hours for the District 3 area. Most of the firefighters are employees for the county and discussion followed how to handle controlled burns during the work week.
09:55 a.m. Kayla Murdock and Pricilla Waggoner with the Kiowa County Independent entered the meeting.
DSS Case Worker Position: Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to table the DSS position until the January 26, 2017 meeting.
Landfill Issues: McLoud will be meeting on the 17th of January with Landfill Operator John Higgins and Foreman Jack Howard at 1:00 p.m. This will be preparing information as well as questions for the January 19th meeting with the State.
Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to recess for the swearing in ceremony of the two re-elected Commissioners at 9:59 a.m. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.
Regular session reconvened at 10:22 a.m. Kayla Murdock thanked the Board for accepting the Kiowa County Independent as the legal newspaper and exited the meeting at 10:34a.m.
Upcoming Meetings: Reports and meetings were reviewed. There is a land fill meeting attentively set for February 1, 2017.
Time off Requests: Oswald moved and Scott seconded the motion to approve the time off-request. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.
Generator: Scott moved to donate the old hospital generator to the Plainview school. McLoud seconded the motion. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.
County Fire Chief Position: Howard Votruba submitted a letter of interest for the position of County Fire Chief. Further discussion will follow at the January 26, 2017 meeting.
Liquor License Renewal: Oswald moved and Scott seconded to sign the Liquor License Renewal for Eads Golf Course. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.
Oswald moved and Scott seconded to designate Cindy McLoud as representative to the Ports to Plains Board. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.
Jeremy McNeeley, the new CSU Extension Agent for Kiowa County entered the meeting to introduce himself. McNeeley said he wanted to be more community involved and will be providing reports on a monthly basis to the Commissioners.
Oswald moved and McLoud seconded to adjourn the meeting at 12:08 p.m. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.
The following are the positions that the Commissioners nominated to all active boards in the Reorganizational Meeting.
County Clerk Chairman of the Board
Documents and decisions for the 2017 annual reorganization are linked below as an Adobe Acrobat (PDF) document for easy downloading or viewing.