Kiowa County Commissioners Meeting Minutes – January 9, 2018

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Published Friday, January 26, 2018

The Kiowa County Reorganizational meeting was called to order at 9:08 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

Member of the audience: Pricilla Waggoner

Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to approve the minutes as presented. Motion carried.

McLoud moved and Oswald seconded to approve the vouchers as presented. Motion carried.

Scott moved and McLoud seconded to approve the amended agenda as with the following additions to New Business: Pioneer Cemetery legal questions will be added to New Business and the Fire District Loan Agreement was deleted off of the agenda. Teresa Witte was taken off of the appointment schedule.


Grant Updates: The progress meeting for the Murdock Project will be January 11, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Oswald said that electrical will be discussed more thoroughly at this meeting.

Landfill Updates/Grant Option/Access Agreement: Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to approve the CDPHE Access Agreement for Haswell Landfill. Motion carried.

Railroad Update: The commissioners received word that KCVN had bought the railroad.

Lakes Update: The County Road & Bridge Department has constructing the base for an additional boat ramp at NeeGronde in cooperation with the Colorado Department of Parks and wildlife.

NEW BUSINESS: Reports and upcoming meeting were discussed.

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

Letter of Authorization: McLoud moved and Oswald seconded the motion to sign the Letter of Authorization for the Sheriff's Office. Motion carried. This is the town of Eads contribution to the County for police protection.

COSI Letter of Support: Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to sign the Letter of Support for the COSI Scholarship. Motion carried.

CDOT Passing Lanes Letter: McLoud moved and Oswald seconded the motion to sign the letter of request for passing lanes on North 287. Motion carried.

Legion Hall Insurance: There was discussion over the yearly insurance premium of $300.00 for the Legion Hall. Oswald suggested the bill be turned over to the Veteran's Office. Adamson will speak with Veteran's Service Officer, Patricia Roper to see if these funds can come out of the Veteran's budget.

SECOG Grant Opportunity: Discussion followed over different ideas the grant opportunity could have.

Pioneer Cemetery: The Pioneer Cemetery Board has policy requirements and would like to seek clarification per the county attorney. Discussion followed. Oswald moved to pay for legal counsel and provide the information in question to every cemetery board in the county. McLoud seconded the motion. Motion carried.

The next regular meeting will be January 25, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.

With no other business to attend to, McLoud moved and Oswald seconded the motion to adjourn the meeting at 12:20 p.m. Motion carried.

It was approved to retain the appointments of the County Administrator, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, Veteran's Administrator, Auditor and TV Tower Maintenance Contractor. The new County Attorney is Don Steerman of Shinn Steerman and Shinn.

Road & Bridge rates, county holidays and the depository will remain the same as 2017.

The annual agreement with the Kiowa County Hospital District and the Kiowa County Ambulance Service were both approved.

The Resolution that was voted on in the Re-organizational meeting will be published in the paper following these set of minutes.

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County Clerk                                                        Chairman


On the 9th of January, 2018 the following was adopted.

BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, this 31st day of January, 1995, the Resolution for Licensing and Inspection of Ambulance Service is amended by the Board of County Commissioners of Kiowa County Colorado, the following:

That the prior Resolution entitled "AMBULANCE-PERMANENT LICENSING RESOLUTION", dated January, 1978 is hereby repealed.

That pursuant to the provisions of 1973 C.R.S. 25-3.5-301, as amended, no entity may provide ambulance service publicly or privately in this state after January 1, 1978 unless that person holds a valid license to do so issued by the Board of County Commissioners of the County in which the ambulance service is based.

That the Board of County Commissioners of Kiowa County does now establish an ambulance service licensing authority effective March 31, 1986, with the following provision:

Any entity who is desirous of providing ambulance service either public or private in the State of Colorado and whose service will be based in the County of Kiowa and who is desirous of continuing to provide such service after the effective date of this resolution shall make immediate application to the Kiowa County Board of County Commissioners.

County Health Officer shall prepare, under the Board's supervision, a short application form, which shall be furnished, upon request, to any person seeking to be licensed under this Resolution.

The application shall provide the following information to aid the Board in its licensing determination:

  1. Name, address and telephone number of entity desiring to be licensed.
  2. Description of each ambulance, including make, model, year of manufacture, Colorado State license number, motor vehicle chassis number, and length of time vehicle has been in service.
  3. Location and description of place or places from which ambulances service will operate.
  4. A statement indicating that each ambulance contains equipment which meets or is equivalent to the minimum equipment list established by the State Advisory Council on Emergency Medical Services, and approved by the State Board of Health.
  5. A statement indicating that each ambulance driver has a valid Colorado Driver's license along with a Defensive Driving/Emergency Vehicle Drivers Course and a County Emergency Medical Vehicle Driver's permit.
  6. A statement indicating that each ambulance attendant, other than the ambulance driver, has an Emergency Medical Technician Certificate or a Registered Nursing Degree issued by the Department of Health, or is a member of the "Quick Response Team" or as otherwise provided by State Statute.
  7. A statement indicating that each ambulance is covered by the provisions of the Colorado Auto Accident Preparations Act.
  8. A statement listing the name, address, and curriculum vitae of the Physician Advisor to the ambulance service.
  9. A certificate issued from the Weisbrod Memorial County Hospital and Nursing Home, Eads, Colorado, indicating their approval of the applicant's qualifications. Approval shall be granted or denied based on a set criteria established by said hospital.

Ambulances will be inspected as set forth in the EMS Resolution, and any other time deemed necessary by the ambulance coordinator or by the Kiowa County Road and Bridge Mechanic. Any necessary repairs will be made at that time.

Whereby the ambulances are owned and operated by Weisbrod Hospital, Weisbrod Hospital will maintain the required insurance coverage on the ambulances.

Each entity desiring to be licensed under this Resolution shall have a Physician Advisor who established protocols for medical acts performed by E.M.T. or paramedics of a pre hospital emergency medical servicing agency and who is responsible to assure competency of the performance of those acts by E.M.T. and paramedics in accordance with the "Acts Allowed" by the Colorado State Board of Medical Examiners.

The Board, upon finding that the information and statements requested in the application form have been completely supplied and upon determining that such information and statements are sufficient indication of the applicant's compliance with the ambulance service license, together with the appropriate number of ambulance permits to such applicant a license shall be issued and valid for twelve months following the date of issuance.

Any license, unless revoked by the Board of County Commissioners may be renewed by filing an application identical to the original application for such license. Applications for renewal shall be filed annually, but not less than thirty days before the date the license expires.

No license or permit issued pursuant to this section shall be sold, assigned, or otherwise transferred.

Upon a determination by the Board of County Commissioners that any licensed entity has violated or failed to comply with any provisions of this Resolution, the Board may temporarily suspend for a period not to exceed thirty days, any license or permit issued. The licensed entity shall receive written notice of such temporary suspension, and a hearing shall be held no later than ten days after such temporary suspension. After such hearing, the Board may suspend any license for a portion of or for the remainder of its life. At the end of such period, the licensed entity whose license or permit was suspended, may apply for a new license or permit as in the case of the original application.

Upon second violation or failure to comply with any provision of this Resolution by any licensed entity, the Board of County Commissioners may permanently revoke such license.

Dated this 9th day of January, 2018

Kiowa County Board of Commissioners

/s/ Richard Scott, Chairman

/s/ Cindy McLoud, Commissioner

/s Donald Oswald, Commissioner


/s/ Delisa L. Weeks

Clerk to the Board