Kiowa County Commissioners meeting minutes – June 13, 2019

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Published Friday, June 28, 2019

The Kiowa County Commissioner's regular meeting was called to order on June 13, 2019; at 9:00 a.m. by Chairman Richard Scott. Robertson opened the meeting with prayer and Pledge of Allegiance. Those in Attendance:

Richard Scott, Chairman 
Donald Oswald, Commissioner
Howard "Butch" Robertson, Commissioner
Delisa Weeks, County Clerk
Tina Adamson, County Administrator

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

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

Scott moved and Oswald seconded the motion to approve the agenda as amended with the following additions. Motion carried. Additions are: Old Business: Volunteer Insurance and New Business: Tractor Supply and Small Business with Rural Communities.

Belinda Zink, Architect for both the Senior Citizen Building and the Single Point Entry for the Courthouse entered the meeting at 9:30 a.m. to discuss both plans. Zink first discussed the Senior Citizen Building and the funding it is going to take to complete the building. Zink went onto discuss the Single Point Entry to the Courthouse. Zink will review and prepare the schematic and the design development of the Single Point Entry. Adamson will contact Judge Brinkley and get clarification as to what kind of grants and if they are matching grants or not. Darrel Hollis, from the Sheriff's Office was also present.

Theresa Witte, Emergency Manager entered the meeting at 10:50 a.m. to discuss railroad safety. Witte had a pamphlet which had pertinent information in regards to railroad safety and would like to possibly have some community awareness classes for the community.   

Concerns have been raised over county vehicle usage in regards to Witte. The consensus amongst the Commissioners is to allow her to drive her county work vehicle back and forth and is allowed to transport non-county individuals for personal use. This due to the fact that Witte is on call 24 hours a day and has equipment stored in the County vehicle and would need if called in an emergency. The Commissioners are aware of the concerns some local residents have in regards to her usage and it has been approved by them.

Witte reported that all emergency sirens are in working order.   

OLD BUSINESS: 

Grant Updates: Administrator Adamson will be purchasing more picnic tables to fulfill the DOLA Grant.

Landfill Update/Shop Electric/Billing: Adamson reported the county will now accept checks and punch cards at the landfill. Punch cards can be purchased through the Commissioner's Office. 

Zoe Colvin with SECED entered the meeting at 11:30 a.m. to review the Division of Housing Grant Application.  Oswald moved and Robertson seconded the motion to recess the regular meeting and move into the Public Hearing for the Southeast Colorado Economic Development Contract at 11:30 a.m. Motion carried. There was no public attendance and a short discussion took place. Scott moved and Oswald seconded the motion to close the Public Hearing at 11:34 a.m. Motion carried. Robertson moved and Oswald seconded the motion to approve the State Funded Housing Rehabilitation Project. Motion carried. 

Robertson moved and Oswald seconded the motion to recess the meeting for lunch. Motion carried at 11:54 a.m.

Social Services: Dennis Pearson, Social Service Director; entered the meeting at 1:00 p.m. to provide an update for his office. Pearson reported their office had received the Colorado Statistic Award. Pearson discussed the case work load with the child welfare. He reported it had slowed down. Pearson exited the meeting at 1:20 p.m.

Fire District Office Space: Adamson will make corrections to the Agreement and have it presented back to the Fire District. 

Upcoming Meetings and Reports were reviewed.

NEW BUSINESS:

Time off Requests: Oswald moved and Robertson seconded the motion to approve the time off requests. Motion carried.

Proposed Park, Public Lands & Public Facilities Ordinance: Tabled.

Proposed Zero Emission Resolution: Tabled for later date.

Grievance Policy Change: Oswald moved and Robertson seconded to insert and updated version of the grievance procedure. Motion carried. 

Fair Board Resignation/Vacancy: Barbara Scranton resigned from the fair board. Oswald moved Robertson seconded to appoint David Walker to the Fair Board. Motion carried.

Tractor Supply Account: Robertson moved and Oswald seconded the motion to have Adamson apply for a charge card from Tractor Supply for each one of the Road Foreman. Motion carried.

Small Business Administration/Census: Scott wanted to bring attention to this matter. This could be vital to the future of Kiowa County. 

Transit Policy: Lola Igou and Ken Flory, transit drivers; entered the meeting at 2:00 p.m. to discuss policies in regards to rider care once they have delivered their client to a doctor appointment.  Discussion followed. Adamson will update the policy book in regards to a waiver being signed by the patient for care whether being admitted or transporting them back home. Scott moved and Robertson seconded the motion to allow transport driver, Igou to travel 85 miles from Kiowa County. Motion carried.

Fire District Office Space: Adamson will make changes to the agreement for the Fire District.

Volunteer Insurance: Adamson will request the riding club to sign waivers for their volunteer services.

Scott moved and Oswald seconded the motion to enter into executive session at 4:36 p.m. for personnel matters per statute 24-6-402 (4) (f). Motion carried. Oswald moved and Robertson seconded the motion to move out of executive session and back into regular session at 5:10 p.m. Motion carried.

With no other business to conduct Oswald moved and Robertson seconded the motion to adjourn the meeting at 5:15 p.m. Motion carried 

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