Kiowa County Commissioners Meeting Minutes – November 14, 2014

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Published Friday, December 8, 2017

The Kiowa County Commissioner's Regular Meeting was called to order on the 14th day of November, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. by Chairman Richard Scott.  Oswald opened the meeting with prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance. Those in attendance were:

Richard Scott, Chairman

Cindy McLoud, Commissioner

Donald Oswald, Commissioner

Roland Sorensen, Deputy Clerk

Tina Adamson, County Administrator

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

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

Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to approve the agenda with the addition of Leave Donation under new business. Motion carried.

Grant Update: McLoud reported that a GOCO Grant was turned in for the grandstands. This will include seating and making aisles bigger, building restrooms to the west of the grandstands, electrical work which includes adding another 100 amp service to accommodate the growing need during fair.

Landfill Update: There was lengthy discussion over the Eads landfill. No decisions were made.

Scott made the motion to recess the regular meeting at 10:03 and enter into the Budget Hearing.  Oswald seconded the motion. Motion carried. There was no public comment.  Scott moved to close the Public Budget Hearing at 10:08, Oswald seconded the motion. Motion carried. The regular meeting reconvened at 10:10 a.m.

Time off Request: Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to approve the time request. Motion carried.

APHIS Plan:  Adamson will contact the people from the Department of Agriculture and have them come in and visit with the commissioners in regards to their work requirements and what they are doing for Kiowa County.

House Bill 3354: No action taken on this item.

Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to sign the Letter of Intent to Participate in the Hazardous Mitigation Plan for 2018. Motion carried.

Leave Donation Request: Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to approve the donation of time from the employee bank. Motion carried.

Jeremy McNeely with the Kiowa County Extension entered the meeting to provide the quarterly report for the Extension Office.

Sheriff Sheridan entered the meeting at 11:03.

Executive Session: Scott moved to enter into executive session at 11:05 a.m. per CRS 24-6-402 (4) (d), Specialized Detail with Security/Law Enforcement Investigations. Motion carried. Scott moved and Oswald seconded the motion to move from executive session and back into regular session at 11:27 a.m. Motion carried. Sheriff Sheridan exited the meeting at this time.

Andrea Morgan with the County Health Nurse Office will do the updates for the county website. Each office is to contact Morgan to provide updates to the calendar or upcoming events.

Oswald moved and McLoud seconded to recess for lunch and then hold interviews for the landfill position and will reconvene shortly thereafter. Motion carried. Time 11:47 p.m.

The regular meeting reconvened at 2:55 p.m.

Scott moved to hire Robert Calvin as landfill operator. McLoud seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Scott moved to amend the agenda to add discussion and decision on a loader for the Road and Bridge Department and to take action on the county attorney position. McLoud seconded. Motion carried.

R & B Loader: Scott moved to purchase a loader from CAT Equipment and Oswald seconded the motion. Motion carried.

County Attorney: Oswald moved to approve Don Steerman as the County Attorney for the 2018 year. McLoud seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to approve Royse Electric for work to be done at the fairgrounds in the amount of $4,866.00. Motion carried. This work will be done at a later in 2018.

Oswald moved and Scott seconded the motion to enter into Executive session with Director, Dennis Pearson with the Department of Social Services at 3:40 p.m. per CRS 24-6-402 (4) (I), Personnel Matters. Motion carried. At 4:20 p.m. Scott moved and McLoud seconded the motion to move from executive session and enter back into regular session. Motion carried.

The next regular meeting will be November 30, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.

With no other business to discuss Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to adjourn the meeting at 4:25 p.m. Motion carried.

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Delisa L. Weeks, County Clerk                         Richard Scott, Chairman