Kiowa County Commissioners meeting minutes – January 8, 2019

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Published Friday, February 1, 2019

The Kiowa County regular meeting was called to order on January 8, 2019 at 9:10 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 

Howard Robertson, Commissioner-Elect 

Patricia Roper, Deputy Clerk

McLoud 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.

Scott moved and Oswald seconded the motion to amend the Agenda and conduct business in the following order: Old Business, Re-Organizational Meeting and New Business. Motion carried.

OLD BUSINESS:

Grant Updates: McLoud reported she has all the Grants in order and has received a $10,000.00 check from Anschutz. The El Pomar Grant for $25,000.00 has been approved, but the county has not received the funds yet.

Belinda Zink with Zink and Associates is working on the floor plans for the single point entry to the courthouse. Adamson will be forwarding any updates to Chief Judge Brinkley concerning the single point entry.

Scott discussed the SECED Grant and Oswald addressed the GOCO Grant. American Legion Kiosk: Veteran's Officer, Patricia Roper will check with the Main

Veteran's Office in Denver to see if there is any funding available to assist in installing a kiosk or historical marker for the Legion Hall.

Landfill Updates: Adamson discussed the cement project that will take place at the landfill. It will be early February before the scales will be ready to use at the landfill. Oswald said he had received a complaint on the trash blowing into the fence area of the landfill.

Scott and Oswald thanked Cindy McLoud for her services as a Commissioner these past four years.

Oswald moved and Scott seconded the motion to recess the meeting at 9:52 a.m. until the swearing in of Elected Officials was completed. Motion carried. The regular meeting reconvened at 10:20 a.m. The Commissioners went directly into the Re-organizational meeting. (The reorganization minutes will be available for view in the commissioner's office or on the county website) colorado.gov/kiowacounty

Betsy Barnett and Priscilla Waggoner with the Kiowa Independent entered the meeting to request continuation as the legal newspaper for the county. In the re-organizational meeting Oswald moved and Robertson seconded the motion to have the Kiowa Independent as the legal paper for the county. Motion carried. Barnett and Waggoner discussed other items of interest and after lengthy discussion they both thanked the commissioners for their time and exited the meeting.

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

Dennis Pearson, Director of Human Services, entered the meeting to provide a monthly update for Social Services. Pearson explained that with the federal government shutdown some of the assistance programs may become limited due to lack of funding. Discussion followed with the vehicle usage. Pearson reported the county vehicles they use were running fine. He thanked the BOCC for their time and exited the meeting.

Upcoming meetings and reports were reviewed and signed.

NEW BUSINESS:

Viaero Permits: Robertson moved and Oswald seconded to reassign the Viaero permits with the name change to Viaero Fiber Networks, LLC. Motion carried.

Oswald moved and Robertson seconded the motion to accept the Public Health Cost Allocation for 2019. Motion carried.

Administrator Adamson reported that she had spoken with Ryan Sneller in regards to having a server installed in the commissioner's office. She would like to have all the computers in their office be able to communicate with each other.

Interviews for the Colorado State Extension Office Assistant will be held January 14, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.

Oswald moved and Robertson seconded the motion to approve the drilling permit form for the Oil and Gas Companies. Motion carried.

The next regular Commissioners meeting will be January 24, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.

With no further discussion, Oswald moved and Robertson seconded the motion to adjourn the meeting at 2:30 p.m. Motion carried.