The Kiowa County Commissioners Regular meeting was called to order on January 25, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. by Commissioner Donald Oswald. Oswald opened the meeting with prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance. Those in attendance were:
Cindy McLoud, Commissioner
Donald Oswald, Commissioner
Delisa Weeks, County Clerk
Tina Adamson, County Administrator
Chairman Richard Scott, Absent due to illness
McLoud moved and Oswald seconded the motion to approve the minutes as presented. Motion carried.
McLoud moved and Oswald seconded the motion to approve the vouchers as presented. Motion carried.
Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried.
Dennis Pearson, Director of Department of Social Services provided a monthly update for DSS at 9:10 a.m. Pearson reported that the department has 12 children in custody. He also reported 45 households have utilized the L.E.A.P. Program. Pearson exited the meeting at 09:30 a.m.
Jolynn Idler, Public Health entered the meeting at 09:25 a.m.
Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to recess the meeting and move into executive session per statute 24-6-402 (F) (I) personnel issues at 09:34 a.m. Motion carried. Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to move out of executive session and back into regular session at 09:43 a.m. Motion carried.
Seth Odett, Prowers/Kiowa County Environmental Health entered the meeting at 09:50 a.m.
McLoud moved and Oswald seconded the motion to recess the regular meeting and move into the Public Board of Health meeting at 10:02 a.m. Motion carried. McLoud moved and Oswald seconded the motion to adjourn the Public Board of Health meeting and move back into regular session at 10:40 a.m. Motion carried.
Mr. Odett presented the On-Site Wastewater Treatment System Regulations. The commissioners reviewed the regulations and agreed to the change of recommendations.
Mr. Odett will make the corrections and present the regulations form at a later date.
Mr. Odett thanked the BOCC for their time and exited the meeting.
GRANTS: McLoud reported the 2015 State Historical Fund Grant has now been reimbursed in full.
Oswald provided an update from the January 11th walk thru on the Murdock Project. Oswald said the sprinkler system installation is underway. McLoud and Oswald discussed the progress of the windows for the upstairs. There has been a delay of the delivery of the windows. McLoud continues to update the grants for this project. Some of the grants McLoud has written for the Murdock Project include the State Historical, Boettcher, Gates Foundation, DOLA and El Pomar. The total amount of funding the county has received from these grants for the 2017 year is $886,284.00.
Oswald moved and McLoud seconded to recess for lunch at 11:49 a.m. Motion carried. The meeting reconvened at 1:07 p.m.
Lakes Update: Oswald reported that the additional boat ramp the Road & Bridge Department has been constructing is near finished.
SECED Grant: Discussion followed over signage for the fairgrounds. No action was taken at this time.
Reports of meetings attended were provided by McLoud and Oswald.
Sheriff Casey Sheridan, County Fire Chief, Howard Votruba, Ambulance Director, Eunice Weber and DEM Director Teresa Witte entered the meeting at 1:55 p.m. to provide a quarterly report to the Commissioners on any concerns they had and provided updates on the services each office has. Each Director was given the opportunity to speak on what they would like the other emergency services to assist with. Witte reported that the Code Red notification system is no longer in service and has been replaced with Swift 911. Witte said there will be more information for the public in the near future.
Fire Chief Votruba reported that Darrell Hollis, AJ McCracken and Votruba will be interviewed for County Fire Chief in the very near future.
Sheriff reported that the volume of calls has tripled over the past year. A portion of those calls are in regards to high speeds by the traveling public.
Each emergency member thanked the board and exited the meeting.
2018 EMPG Grant: McLoud moved and Oswald seconded to motion to sign the EMPG Grant. Motion carried.
Golf Course Liquor License Renewal Request: Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to approve the Liquor License Renewal for the Eads Golf Course Inc. Sheriff Sheridan was asked if there were any issues with the Eads Golf Course and he reported none. Motion carried.
McLoud moved and Oswald seconded the motion to approve the Colorado Parks & Wildlife Impact Assistance Grant. Motion carried.
Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to approve Oswald and McLoud as the representative designees to the County Health Pool, with Tina Adamson and Cora Grandy as designated correspondents who will receive the monthly billings and enrollment additions and changes. Motion carried.
McLoud moved and Oswald seconded to sign the Kiowa County Economic Development MOU. This is an agreement that the county will furnish office space and internet services for the 2018 year to Kiowa County Economic Development. Motion carried.
The next regular meeting will be February 13, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.
With no other business to discuss McLoud moved and Oswald seconded the motion to adjourn the meeting at 3:16 p.m. Motion carried.