Kiowa County Commissioners meeting minutes – November 15, 2018

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Published Friday, December 28, 2018

The Regular Kiowa County Commissioner's Meeting was called to order by Chairman, Richard Scott on November 15, 2018 at 9:00 am. Oswald opened the meeting with prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance. Those in Attendance:

Richard Scott, Chairman of the Board

Cindy McLoud, Commissioner

Donald Oswald, Commissioner

Delisa Weeks County Clerk

Patricia Roper, Deputy Clerk

Tina Adamson, County Administrator

Howard "Butch'' Robertson (Commissioner*Elect)

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

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

Oswald moved McLoud seconded to approve the agenda as amended. Motion carried. Agenda Additions were: GNBank - ACH Payment and the COST Scholarship Report.

Grant Updates: McLoud provided updates for the various grants in progress for the Murdock Project. Adamson will be attending a meeting in Denver on November 30, 2018 for the Underfunded Courthouse Grant Application for a single point entry for the courthouse.

Landfill Updates: There was a very lengthy discussion over the current and future landfill issues. Beginning in 2019 there will be a fee for use of the Eads Landfill. There will be a notice placed in the two newspapers stating the new fees for landfill usage. There will be more information coming forth.

Planning and Zoning Updates: The Commissioners will be meeting November 20, 2018 with the Cheyenne County Land Use Administrator to discuss the various permit fees that will need to be met withthe possibility of transmission lines and wind farms coming into our county in the near future.

2019 Budget: The 2019 Budget was reviewed and discussed. Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to double the SAGE Program fee. Motion carried.

Sheriff Sheridan entered the meeting to discuss the shortage of man power he is going to face in the very near future. One Deputy and one Sergeant will be quitting and going to other agencies. He discussed the salary issue for his deputies and how he can't keep anyone employed for very long due to the pay. He also discussed the purchase of one SUV and one Charger in the upcoming year. After discussion he thanked the Commissioners and exited the meeting.

Scott moved and Oswald seconded the motion to recess the meeting at 11:58 a.m. for lunch. Motion carried. The meeting reconvened at I :00 p.m.

Time off Request Form: Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to approve the request for donation of leave time to be donated to another county employee. Motion carried.

FSA Election: Oswald moved to vote for Destiny Haase for the FSA position. Scott seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Historic Preservation Resignation: The Commissioner's would like to thank Alexa Roberts for her time of service and accept her resignation to the Historic Preservation Board.

Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to approve the service agreement with Prowers County Public Health and Environment. Motion carried.

RETAC Board Appointment: McLoud moved and Oswald seconded the motion to approve Ellen Lane (CNO of Weisbrod Hospital) to the Regional Emergency Medical Trauma Council. Motion carried.

The next Kiowa County Commissioner's meeting will be November 29, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.

GNBank ACH Agreement- Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to sign agreement. Motion carried.

With no further business to discuss, Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to adjourn the meeting at 2:00 p.m. Motion carried.