The regular meeting of the Kiowa County Commissioners was called to order on March 25, 2021 at 9:00 a.m., by Chairman Donald Oswald. Lening opened the meeting with a prayer and Pledge of Allegiance.
Those in Attendance:
- Donald Oswald, Chairman
- Howard "Butch" Robertson, Commissioner
- Mike Lening, Commissioner
- Delisa Weeks, County Clerk
- Tina Adamson, County Administrator
Minutes: Robertson moved and Lening seconded the motion to approve the March 11, 2021 minutes as presented. Motion carried.
Vouchers: Oswald moved and Lening seconded the motion to approve the vouchers as presented. Motion carried.
Agenda: Oswald moved and Robertson seconded the motion to approve the agenda as amended. Motion carried. The following items were added to the agenda. NEW BUSINESS: KCEDF Annual MOU and Mark Waller, El Paso County Commissioner on Legislation.
Grants: Discussion followed with a review of the different grants. No action taken.
Landfill/Recycling Update: Robertson moved and Lening seconded the motion to purchase the pickup and trailer that Landfill Operator, Jeff Scranton; has been researching if Scranton believes there are up to standards. Motion carried.
Riley Frazee, State Field Emergency Manager and SheJlie Engelhardt, Kiowa County Emergency Manager entered the meeting at 10:00 a.m. to review the County's visit with the DHSEM monitoring team from 2018. This was due to some policies and procedures that needed to be updated and implemented. Discussion followed.
Oswald moved to adopt the Fraud Prevention and Detection Policy. Lening seconded the motion. Motion carried. This policy was established to facilitate the development of control which will aid in the prevention and detection of fraud against Kiowa County
Lening moved and Robertson seconded the motion to approve the Policies and Procedure Revisions. Roll call was taken: Oswald - Yes, Robertson - Yes and Lening - Yes.
Engelhardt and Frazee exited the meeting at 10:35 a.m.
COVID-19: It was by consent of the BOCC to send a letter to Public Health, requesting the face mask mandate be lifted for Kiowa County.
Administrator Adamson requested that temperature logging and questionnaire be terminated as a requirement to enter the Courthouse but masks would still be mandatory for those who have not been vaccinated. These items were approved by
consensus of the BOCC.
Hospital Board Appointment: Tabled.
Board of Health Legislation: Lening requested a letter of appreciation be sent to the Legislators for their support to the smaller counties on ballot issues.
Fair Board Appointments: Tabled.
Upcoming meetings and Reports: Meeting and Reports were reviewed and signed.
Time off Request: Lening moved and Robertson seconded the motion to approve the one
Time off Request. Motion carried.
Eunice Weber, Ambulance Director entered the meeting at 11:35 a.m. to discuss the agreement between the Hospital and the County. She also requested that she be updated if something should arise or change.
Weber reported that a new radio consolette has been installed and is working well.
Weber, will begin a new EMT Class in the near future. Anyone interested in becoming an EMT can contact Weber. Weber exited the meeting at 11:54 a.m.
Oswald moved and Robertson seconded the motion to recess the meeting for lunch at 12:00. Motion carried.
The regular meeting reconvened at 1:15 p.m.
Jessica Sierra and Russ Watson, Junior Class Sponsors; entered the meeting at 1:00 p.m. to request usage of the new Senior Center for the Jr/Sr Prom on April 10th from 8:00 p.m.
- 12:00 p.m. Robertson moved and Lening seconded the motion to allow the Jr/Sr. Prom to be held at the Senior Center for $75.00 with the County donating $100.00 to the Jr. Sr. Prom. Motion carried. Sierra and Watson exited the meeting at 1:40 p.m.
Mei Lan Lening and Beth Spady, Senior Class Parent Sponsors; Molly Kelley and Alli Spady, students of the senior's class entered the meeting to request the use of the Community Building for the After Prom party. Lening moved and Robertson seconded the motion to allow the Senior Class parents to use the Community Building. Motion carried. A private donation was given to the Senior Class for use of the facility. They exited the meeting at 1:55 p.m.
Hospital Board: Sylvia Shields and Charlene Korrell CEO of Weisbrod; entered the meeting at 2:00 p.m. to provide an update on the Hospital. Korrell provided information as to what a member of the Board should expect and some guidelines a member of the Hospital Board would need to hold.
Adamson asked for clarification on the NPI and if the staff will remain the same at this time for the Ambulance Coordinator.
Korrell advised the BOCC the Health Fair will be held in May. Shields and Korrell exited the meeting at 3:00 p.m.
Russell Watson, County Fire Fighter; entered the meeting at 3:00 p.m. to request use the Community Building on April 10th Robertson moved and Oswald seconded the motion to approve the Fire Department to hold a formal dinner for the Prom youth and also for the public on April 10th Motion carried. There will be no fee since the Fire Department is an entity within the County.
Sheriff, Casey Sheridan; entered the meeting to discuss the proposed 2nd Amendment resolution. Discussion followed. No action taken.
Sheridan also would like to trade in the 2012 Silver Tahoe and one Impala. Sheridan would like to get a 2016 Tahoe that is fully equipped.
Lening moved and Oswald seconded the motion to approve the purchase of a 2016 Tahoe that is totally equipped sirens and lights in the amount of $16,000.00. Motion carried.
SECPA Ballot: Oswald moved that the county would vote for Mr. Brase and Mr. Wolfe for members of the SECPA Board. Robertson seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Coalition against Senate Bill 21-062: Robertson moved and Lening seconded the motion to sign the letter on the Coalition against SB 21-062, in which we would be in opposition of restricting arrests for certain felony and misdemeanor cases. Motion carried.
Lening moved and Oswald seconded the motion to leave the fee the same on the rental agreement for the Senior Citizens. These funds will be used for upgrades and needs of the Senior Center. There will be a new rental agreement put in place for the Senior Citizens. Motion carried.
Office Space Rental: Discussion followed over rental rates for the office space above the County Health Services. The small office will rent for $300.00 per month and the large office $500.00 per month.
KCEDF Annual Memorandum Of Understanding: Oswald moved and Lening seconded the motion to sign the KCEDF MOU. Motion carried.
Robertson moved and Lening seconded the motion to adopt Resolution 2021-3 which will authorize the increase of an Emergency Telephone Charge from the current $.70 to
$1.72 per 911 call for service users. Motion carried.
Robertson moved and Lening seconded the motion to approve the Eads Senior Class to hold a Com Hole Tournament on April 17th. They will be using the parking lot of the Legion Hall area with the exception of bad weather, they will be using the pavilion.
With no other business to be heard, Robertson moved and Oswald seconded the motion to adjourn the meeting at 4:54 p.m. Motion carried.