Kiowa County Commissioners Meeting Minutes – May 11
The Kiowa County Commissioner’s Regular Meeting was called to order May 11, 2017 at 9:05 a.m. by Commissioner, Donald Oswald. Oswald opened the meeting with prayer and Pledge of Allegiance.
Cindy McLoud, Commissioner
Delisa Weeks, County Clerk
Tina Adamson, County Administrator
Richard Scott, Chairman, Absent
Dennis Pearson, Director of Social Services entered the meeting to provide a monthly update and discuss how the TANF funds could possibly assist with training for a licensed daycare. Pearson reported there would be possibly 2 home based daycares opening in Kiowa County.
Michelle Wyckoff, Chairman of the Planning and Zoning Board and Rick Bailey, who represented Northeast Cellular, KCVN and Viaero entered the meeting to observe and answer any questions brought forth in the Viaero Hearing.
Burl Scherler and Bob Weber also entered the meeting as a member of the audience for the Viaero Hearing at 10:00 a.m.
Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to begin the Public Hearing for the Viaero Tower Installment at 10:04 a.m. All Commissioners voted Affirmative. Bob Weber and Burl Scherler both spoke in favor of the Viaero Towers and how there is a need for cellular service in eastern Kiowa County. Michelle Wyckoff reported the Planning and Zoning Board had reviewed and approved the two tower applications.
Three contracts were presented. A contract drawn up with Monte and Linda Stum was approved by the Planning and Zoning Board. McLoud moved and Oswald seconded the motion to sign the Stum contract. All Commissioners voted Affirmative. This contract consists of installation of a pole on the Stum property which will hold an antenna in place for Viaero services.
A contract with property owner, KCVN was presented with no objections. A 195 foot broadband tower will be installed at 1750 County Road 71. McLoud moved and Oswald seconded the motion to sign the contract with Viaero. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.
The third contract with the property owner, Chris Tallman was presented with no objections. The 195 foot broadband cellular tower will be located approximately 9.4 miles north of Sheridan Lake with an address of 22100 County Road Z. McLoud moved and Oswald seconded the motion to approve this contract. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.
With no further business on the Viaero Installation, McLoud moved and Oswald seconded the motion to close the public hearing and move back into regular session at 10:11 a.m. All Commissioners voted Affirmative. Burl Scherler and Bob Weber exited the meeting at this time.
McLoud moved and Oswald seconded the motion to approve the minutes of the April 27, 2017 meeting. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.
Oswald Moved and McLoud seconded to approve the vouchers as presented, except for one and it will be held till the next meeting for discussion. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.
Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to approve the agenda as presented.
All Commissioners voted Affirmative.
Grant Updates: Janet Frederick will be meeting with Prowers County Public Health Environmentalist; Seth Odett for the radon testing that will be conducted at the Murdock Project.
McLoud moved and Oswald seconded the motion to accept the contract with White Construction Group for the stabilization of the Murdock Core and Shell Construction. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.
Rialto: Administrator Adamson presented pictures from Jeanne Sorensen of the demolition of the Rialto Motel. Adamson and Road Foreman Howard will be reviewing the information needed for the Brownfield Grant which the county received for this demolition.
Landfill: The ground monitoring and gas monitoring plans have been sent to the State for review and acceptance. The asbestos that was removed from the Rialto has been fenced off at the Eads Landfill. Discussion took place over the water well testing at each landfill.
Hospital Insurance Agreement: Kiowa County will no longer be able to provide auto insurance coverage. The county may need to lease the vehicles to the hospital so they can obtain their own coverage.
Howard Votruba, County Fire Chief entered the meeting at 11:15 a.m. to provide updates and to request hazmat training for some of the volunteer firefighters. Oswald told Votruba that there may need to be a limit of volunteers for the training due to funding.
Oswald moved and McLoud seconded to recess the meeting for lunch. All Commissioners voted Affirmative. The Commissioners meeting reconvened at 1:15 p.m.
Steve Hodges with Titan LED an USA based business provided a presentation on LED lighting and how the County could save money by using their product. Titan LED will review the outside lighting and conduct an energy audit and advise the board of their findings.
Shalberg Pond: Commissioner McLoud reported that Rick Gardner with Colorado Parks and Wildlife found the reason the fish were dying at the Shalberg Pond was due to the large amounts of alkali found in the pond. Swimming and wading is not permitted at Shalberg Pond.
Solid Waste: Seth Odett; with Prowers County Public Health and Environment said on-site septic system reviews will need to be done before a person can become compliant with the state. This type of review will need to be paid up front before it can be conducted.
Upcoming Meeting and Reports were reviewed: There will be a Health Care Coalition Meeting on May 16th at the courthouse and McLoud will be attending the Tourism Summit in La Junta.
NEW BUSINESS: Reports were reviewed and signed.
Time off Request: McLoud moved and Oswald seconded to approve one time-off request. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.
Lake Clean-Up Bids: The bids were received. Oswald moved and McLoud seconded to accept the bid from Darrell Hollis in the amount of $500.00 per month beginning May 15th thru October 15th. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.
Senior Ceramics Program: Loretta Seibel, Eads Senior Citizen Chairperson had spoken with Commissioner McLoud in regards to the continuation of the ceramics program. McLoud made a motion to run an ad for a Part-Time Eads Ceramics Coordinator position. Oswald seconded the motion. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.
Bart Michael and Scotty Engelhardt with the Kiowa County Fair Board entered the meeting at 3:30 p.m. to discuss the need of a gate to keep people out of the community building while judging is going on in the open classes.
The Commissioner’s Office has not received any entry themes for the County Fair Parade. Oswald said the Fair Board could come up with the theme and once decided they could notify the commissioner’s office.
Oswald moved and McLoud seconded to appoint Barbara Scranton to the County Fair Board. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.
Michael also asked for more pens being installed behind the bucking shoots. Oswald requested a map to be drawn up stating where the additional pens are needed and present to the Commissioners. Michael and Engelhardt thanked the BOCC and exited the meeting at 3:50 p.m.
June Jubilee: Oswald moved to have Tina Adamson and Cora Grandy coordinate the June Jubilee. All Commissioner voted Affirmative.
Transit Employees Policy/ Resignation: Adamson is updating the policy/procedures manual for the transit employees.
Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to hire Gail Voss as an alternate driver for the transit van. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.
Oswald moved and McLoud seconded to accept the resignation of Loretta Seibel as a transit driver. All Commissioners voted Affirmative. Oswald wanted to thank Seibel for her services as a transit driver.
Adamson said the County Audit will be held the week of May 22nd.
MSHA training will be held on Tuesday, May 23rd.
The next Commissioner’s Meeting will be May 25, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
With no other business to discuss, Oswald moved and McLoud seconded to adjourn the meeting. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.
Delisa L. Weeks, County Clerk Richard Scott, Chairman