Kiowa County Commissioners Meeting Minutes – October 26, 2017

PROMO 660 x 440 Government - Kiowa County Courthouse Chris Sorensen
Published Friday, November 17, 2017

The Kiowa County Commissioner's Regular meeting was called to order on October 26, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. by Chairman Richard Scott. Scott opened the meeting with prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance. Those in attendance were:

Richard Scott, Chairman

Cindy McLoud, Commissioner

Donald Oswald, Commissioner

Delisa Weeks, County Clerk

Tina Adamson, Administrator

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

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

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

Grants: McLoud reported that the State Historical Grant will not have to be completed until May of 2018.

The Kiowa County Historic Preservation Commission will be applying for a CLG (Certified Local Government) Grant which will go toward the Towner Bus Tragedy Site. These funds will cover for the study and the grant application for this site.

McLoud is waiting on more estimates for the fairgrounds which will go toward the GOCO Grant.

Administrator Adamson reported another Change of Order for earth work to be completed at the Murdock Project.

Steve Hodges with Titan LED entered the meeting at 9:20 a.m. to discuss estimates for lighting replacement in the County Courthouse and the Department of Social Services. Mr. Hodges exited the meeting at 10:00 a.m.

Mr. Terry Koehn with CAT, Road Foremen Allen Watts and Jack Howard entered the meeting at 10:00 a.m. to discuss estimates on a loader. The Commissioners will review the 2018 budget to decide if a loader can be purchased.

Van Brown, City Manager for the town of Eads entered the meeting at 10:30 a.m. to discuss the possibility of the County and the Town of Eads working together to chip seal the streets of Eads. Road Foremen Watts and Howard both agreed they thought this would be feasible. Scott moved to have Kiowa County and the town of Eads enter into a Cooperative Agreement to assist in a chip seal project for the Town of Eads for the 2018 year. McLoud seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Landfill Update: Administrator Adamson and Ted Alexander with Colorado Solid Waste Consultants, LLC are to have a phone conference with CDPHE on November 2, 2017 to discuss plans on the Eads landfill. One of the line items being discussed is a retention pond over the asbestos pit at the Eads Landfill.  

Lakes: The Commissioners and the Road Foremen will be touring the lakes on October 27, 2017. Members of the Parks and Wildlife will also be in attendance of this tour.

NEW BUSIINESS: Upcoming meetings and reports were reviewed and signed.

Reports: McLoud had attended the following meetings C-DOT transportation and planning meeting, SECED and the Kiowa County Hospital District meeting.

Oswald provided reports on the SAGE, SEBREA and the SCEDD meetings he had attended.

Windmill Saloon Liquor License Renewal:  Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to approve the Windmill Saloon Liquor License. Motion Carried. The Sheriff's Office had reported no issues with the Windmill Saloon.

SECPA Permit: McLoud moved and Oswald seconded the motion to approve the Right of Way permit located at County Rd. K and 20 in Kiowa County. Motion carried.

TANF MOU: McLoud moved and Oswald seconded to sign the TANF Memorandum of Understanding which is operated under the Department of Social Services. Motion carried.

MASA Agreement: Oswald moved and Scott seconded to sign the MASA agreement. This is a medical transport insurance that the county employees can purchase. Motion carried.

GOCO Resolution: Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to sign the 2017-04 GOCO Resolution. There was discussion over the wording. All Commissioners voted NO. Motion did not carry. There was further discussion over the wording in the resolution. Oswald moved to sign the amended Resolution 2017-05 with the wording of: If the grant is awarded based upon the available matching funds. McLoud seconded to sign Resolution 2017-05. Motion carried. (The text of the resolution appears below.)

Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to recess for lunch. Motion carried. The afternoon session reconvened at 1:00 p.m.

R & B CDL Policy: Adamson asked the commissioners to review and possibly update the current CDL Policy. After discussion and review Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to require all road and bridge employees who operate heavy equipment to have a CDL within 6 months. Motion carried.

Steve Hodges with Titan LED entered the meeting again to present estimates for replacing the current lighting system in the County Courthouse and the Department of Social Services. Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to sign the Titan LED Agreement for replacing the lighting in the courthouse in the amount of $37,783.18 and the DSS Office for $23,024.88. Motion carried.

KCNB: McLoud moved and Oswald seconded the motion to sign the ACH Agreement, which allows the county to do the direct deposit. Motion carried.

County Attorney: Wendy Shinn has given notice that she will be retiring at the end of this year. The Commissioners contacted Don Steerman in regards to his interest in being the county attorney. Steerman will be preparing written information in regards to his interest in being the county attorney for Kiowa County.

McLoud moved and Oswald seconded the motion to move into executive at 2:22 p.m. per 24-06-402 (4) (f) personnel issues. Motion carried Oswald moved and McLoud seconded to come out of executive session at 2:30 p.m. Motion carried.

The next regular meeting will be held November 14, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.

Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to adjourn the meeting at 2:31 p.m.  Motion carried. 


Public Notice

Resolution No. 2017-5

Supporting the Grant Application for a Local Parks and Outdoor Recreation Grant from the State Board of the Great Outdoors Colorado Trust Fund and the completion of Kiowa County Fairgrounds Project.

WHEREAS, the Kiowa County Board of Commissioners supports the Great Outdoors Colorado grant application for the Kiowa County Fairgrounds Project. And if the grant is awarded, Kiowa County supports the completion of the project.

WHEREAS, Kiowa County has requested $180,000.00 from Great Outdoors Colorado to renovate and repair the Kiowa County Fairgrounds.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF KIOWA COUNTY THAT:

Section 1: The Board of Commissioners of Kiowa County strongly supports the application and has appropriated matching funds for a grant with Great Outdoors Colorado.

 Section 2: If the grant is awarded, the Board of Commissioners of Kiowa County strongly supports the completion of the project, based upon available matching funds.

Section 3: The Board of Commissioners of Kiowa County authorizes the expenditure of funds necessary to meet the terms and obligations of any Grant awarded.

Section 4: The project site is owned by Kiowa County and will be owned by Kiowa County for the next 25 years.

Section 5:  The Board of Commissioners of Kiowa County recognizes that as the recipient of a Great Outdoors Colorado Local Government grant the project site must provide reasonable public access.

Section 6:  The Board of Commissioners of Kiowa County will continue to maintain the Kiowa County Fairgrounds in a high quality condition and will appropriate funds for maintenance in its annual budget.

Section 7:  If the grant is awarded, the Board of Commissioners of Kiowa County hereby authorizes the Chairman of the Board to sign the grant agreement with Great Outdoors Colorado.

Section 8:  This resolution to be in full force and effect from and after its passage

PASSED AND APPROVED ON

October 26, 2017

APPROVED BY:

Richard Scott - Chairman

Published November 24, 2017

In the Kiowa County Press