Kiowa County Commissioners meeting minutes – June 27, 2019

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Published Thursday, August 15, 2019

The Kiowa County Commissioner's meeting was called to order on June 27, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. by Chairman Richard Scott. Oswald opened 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

Senator, Larry Crowder stopped by to update the Commissioners on the different issues he faced in Congress. Scott discussed his concern as to why Kiowa County is considered to be urban rather than rural in census reports as it affects different grants that the county applies for. Scott explained that due to the majority of the people in Kiowa County live in towns rather in the country, we are considered urban.   

Crowder assured the BOCC that Kiowa County will be included in the various alternative energy updates. Senator Crowder thanked the BOCC for their time and exited the meeting at 09:20 a.m.

Gerald Deines with DW Waste Management entered the meeting to discuss the transporting of recycled materials. Scott questioned Deines if there was a way DW Waste Management could haul cardboard from Eads to Sheridan Lake. The main concern was keeping the cardboard dry. Deines said that would be an issue because when it rains the water will leak into the trash receptacle on the truck. Deines said he will discuss this with his business partner and see if they could come up with a solution. Deines exited the meeting at 9:30 a.m.


Minutes :Robertson moved and Oswald seconded the motion to approve the minutes as presented. Scott requested further clarification was needed as to why Theresa Witte is allowed to use the county vehicle as she does. Motion carried.

Vouchers: Oswald moved and Robertson seconded the motion to approve the vouchers as presented. One voucher was questioned. Motion carried.

Agenda: Scott moved and Robertson seconded the motion to approve the agenda as amended. Motion carried. The following items were added to the agenda: 1. Open Space Ordinance. Old Business: Tire/Equipment Bid.

Grant Updates: Belinda Zink, with Zink and Associates discussed the floor plan further with the Senior Citizen Building. Zink said they need to go through the shipping container to look at the ceiling panels that had been kept from the Wissell Building. They will be using some of these panels in the Senior Citizen portion of the Murdock Project.

Zink said the National Park Service portion is coming along well. Zink exited the meeting at 09:54 a.m.

Meghan Hillman, P.A. and Dennis Pearson entered the meeting at 09:55 a.m. Scott moved and Oswald seconded the motion to recess the regular meeting and go into the Board of Health meeting at 10:00 a.m. Motion carried.

The next Board of Health meeting will be September 26, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

Oswald moved and Robertson seconded the motion to adjourn the Board of Health meeting and continue on with the regular meeting at 10:28 a.m. Motion carried. Oswald moved and Robertson seconded the motion to approve the Southeast Regional Public Health Independent Contract with Kris Stokke. Motion carried.

City Manager, Van Brown; Eads Town Mayor, Joe Shields; and Eads Town Council Member, Justin McLoud; entered the meeting to voice their concerns in regards to all the trash and limbs that are being set outside the dumpsters and also the out of town people bringing their trash into town. McLoud asked the Commissioner's if they would consider having another free dump day in the near future. Discussion followed. The BOCC agreed that there will be another free landfill day. There will be a free dump day quarterly. Please watch the newspapers for the correct date.

KCFPD: The Kiowa County Fire Protection District Revised Lease was given to Terry Riley and Secretary Karen Jones. They have not returned the signed lease as of yet.

Public Open Space Ordinance: Postponed till July 11th meeting.


Reports and upcoming meetings were reviewed and signed. 

Robert Richards Building Permit: Oswald moved and Scott seconded the motion to issue the building permit for Robert D. Richards who is putting in an office building that will be located south of the FSA Office. Motion carried.

Southeast Mental Health Office Lease: Scott moved and Robertson seconded the motion to charge $350.00 per month for office space at the Bransgrove building to be leased by Southeast Mental Health. This will be only temporary until the new building is completed. Motion carried.

Fair Board Member Letter of Interest: Oswald moved and Robertson seconded the motion to appoint Tyler Hainer to the fair board. Motion carried.

Oswald moved and Robertson seconded the motion to recess for lunch at 11:55 a.m. Motion carried. The regular meeting reconvened at 1:00 p.m.

Cindy McLoud entered the meeting at 1:00 p.m. to discuss the tax credits for the Senior Citizen's Building. McLoud exited the meeting when she was notified the tax Credit review was tabled. The BOCC reviewed and made the corrections to the lease that will be presented to KCEDF once the county attorney has reviewed and made recommendations.
Administration Position: Oswald moved and Scott seconded to add a position to the Commissioner's Office. This office position will be called Financial Officer. Motion carried. Clerk Weeks questioned where the funding for this position was coming from. Administrator Adamson said it will come from the Administration Budget and possibly Road & Bridge. The Commissioners mentioned that there is other funding available, possibly offset by the Model Traffic Revenue. Discussion followed. Oswald moved and Robertson seconded the motion to start the Financial Officer at $14.31 per hour. Motion carried.

Landfill & Maintenance Position: No action.

Disc Golf Course: Mr. Rob George from Swink entered the meeting at 2:28 p.m. to discuss the game of Disc Golf. The Commissioner's are interested in the fair grounds for this type of activity. Mr. George and the three Commissioners traveled to the fairgrounds to check out the area they could use for disc golf.

Financial & Fraud Policies: Adamson provided a copy of the Financial and Fraud Policy that has been put in place. 

Tire Bid Equipment: Adamson will be placing the opening tire bids in the newspapers in the near future. 

The next regular Commissioner's meeting will by July 11, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.

With no other business to discuss, Oswald moved and Robertson seconded the motion to adjourn the meeting at 3:05 p.m. Motion carried. may earn an affiliate commission if you purchase products or services through links in an article. Prices, when displayed, are accurate at the time of publication but may change over time. Commissions do not influence editorial independence.