Kiowa County Commissioners meeting minutes – May 14, 2019

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Published Saturday, June 1, 2019

The Kiowa County Commissioner's regular meeting was called to order on May 14, 2019; by Chairman Richard Scott. Oswald opened the meeting with prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance. Those in attendance:

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

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

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

Scott moved and Robertson seconded the motion to approve the agenda as amended with the following additions Old Business-Roadside weed meeting and New Addition:- Sales tax and Construction.

OLD BUSINESS:

Grant Updates: Oswald moved and Robertson seconded the motion to approve the contract with Belinda Zink for construction on the Senior Citizen's Building. Motion carried.

Administrator Adamson had further information on the change orders for Latcon. Discussion followed. Oswald moved and Robertson seconded the motion to approve the change order number 5 - the mortise lock sets being changed out and change order number 7 - skylights being added. Motion carried. Oswald said there will be another walk thru on the National Park Service building on May 16, 2019.

Landfill Updates: There is a concern over the collection of fees for use of the landfill. Discussion followed over the method of payment. No action taken.

Adamson presented the Waste Tire Manifest form. The public or a business must fill this form out, so that the State knows where the tire/tires are coming from.

Jan Richards with KCEDF and Stephanie Gonzales with SECED entered the meeting at 09:25 a.m. Scott moved to recess the regular meeting and move into a Public Hearing for the Kiowa Creek Estates (Eads Duplex Project) at 09:30 a.m. Robertson seconded the motion. Motion carried. Discussion followed. Oswald moved and Robertson seconded to adjourn the Public Hearing at 09:55 a.m. and move back into regular session. Motion carried.

Lisa Thomas, Collaborative Management Grant Coordinator, entered the meeting at 09:55 a.m. to present the Intergovernmental Agreement for the four county region (Baca, Cheyenne, Kiowa and Prowers). Oswald moved and Robertson seconded the motion to sign the Intergovernmental Agreement for 2019. Motion carried. Ms. Thomas thanked the BOCC and exited the meeting at 10:07 a.m.

Rick Spady, Road Foreman for the west end of Kiowa County entered the meeting to discuss the injector issues he is having on two of his trucks. No action was taken. Spady exited the meeting at 10:36 a.m.

Allen Watts, Road Foreman for the east end of the county entered the meeting at 11:20

a.m. to discuss the Gravel Pit owned by RTH Farms. Scott moved and Robertson seconded the motion to approve the opening of a new gravel pit in the east end of the county. Motion carried. Watts thanked the BOCC and exited the.meeting at 12:00 p.m.

Oswald moved to recess for lunch and Robertson seconded the motion at 12:00 p.m. Motion carried. The regular meeting reconvened at 1:00 p.m.

Nick Johnson entered the meeting at 1:00 p.m. to discuss the Maintenance Foreman Position. Scott moved and Robertson seconded the motion to hire Nick Johnson as Maintenance Supervisor to take effect on June 22, 2019. Motion carried.

Railroad Update: The Commissioner's will be meeting with CPR Railroad on May 16, 2019.

Roadside Weed Control: Oswald spoke with Steve Burgess from Lincoln County and he reported that their weed control person worked 40 hours per week. This employee works at their own hours so if they need to be out at 4:30 a.m. they can be. No decisions were made.

NEW BUSINESS:

Upcoming meetings and reports were reviewed and signed.

Time off Requests: Oswald moved and Scott seconded the motion to approve the first time off request. Motion carried. Robertson moved and Oswald seconded the motion to approve the second time off request. Motion carried.

Murdock IMEG Agreement: Oswald moved and Robertson seconded the motion to sign the proposal for commissioning services for the Murdock building renovations. Motion carried.

CDPHE Contract-Kiowa County Public Health: The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment contract was reviewed. Scott moved and Robertson seconded the motion to approve the contract. Motion carried.

SECRETAC Resolution 2019-4: Scott moved and Robertson seconded the motion to approve SECRETAC Resolution 2019-4. Motion carried. Robertson moved and Scott seconded the motion to appoint Donald Oswald as the voting commissioner for Kiowa County. Motion carried.

Kiowa County Fair Board members Mike Johnson and Barbara Scranton; entered the meeting to discuss a board member who has not been attending the meetings. Adamson will review by-laws and send notice to the board member.

Scranton discussed by-laws. She explained how the fair board feels each volunteer should have to commit monetary funds in order to be a member. The Commissioner's were not in favor of this. No action taken.

Scranton also discussed a possibility of having a checking account and the fair board keeps track of their expenses. Administrator Adamson explained this would cause further confusion for everyone. No action taken.

Lake Clean Up Bid: Oswald moved and Robertson seconded the motion from Charles Collins in the amount of $900.00 per month. Motion carried.

Historic Preservation Commission-Letter of Interest: Robertson made a motion and Oswald seconded the motion to appoint Janet Frederick to the Historic Preservation Commission. Motion carried.

Oil & Gas Permits: Scott moved and Oswald seconded the motion to sign the Oil Gas Exploration for McCoy Petroleum Company. Motion carried.

The next regular Commissioner's meeting will be held May 30, 2019.

Sales Tax: Discussion followed. Adamson will compile information for the BOCC to review. With no further discussion, Oswald moved and Robertson seconded the motion to adjourn the meeting at 4:10 p.m.