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Kiowa County Commissioners meeting minutes – September 10, 2019

Kiowa County, Colorado, Courthouse in Eads. © Chris Sorensen

The Regular Meeting of the Kiowa County Commissioners was called to order on September 10, 2019 at 9:07 a.m. by Chairman, Richard Scott. Donald Oswald opened the meeting with a prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance. Those in attendance were:

Richard Scott, Chairman

Donald Oswald, Commissioner

Howard “Butch” Robertson, Commissioner

Tina Adamson, County Administrator

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

Vouchers: Oswald moved and Robertson seconded the motion to accept the vouchers as presented. Motion carried. 

Agenda: There were three additions to the agenda Treasurer report and bank account discussion, PUC meeting notice on the railroad, and the Affiliate Fingerprinting Services Agreement. Scott moved and Oswald seconded to approve the agenda as amended. Motion carried. 

Grant Updates: Adamson reported that the SECOG mini grants are almost complete. The new picnic tables have not been delivered yet but the sidewalk project is complete. Scott reported that the mini grant for Towner is also mostly complete. Pictures of the projects were reviewed.

Teresa Witte, Emergency Manager, presented the 2019 EMPG grant for approval. Robertson moved and Oswald seconded the motion to approve the grant. Witte reviewed upcoming trainings and meetings that she will be attending. 

Landfill/Recycling: Robertson questioned why we are not accepting burned waste at the landfill. Adamson explained that it is illegal to burn any waste other than grass, shrubs and trees, so if we accept burnt waste that includes other items that would put the county in a liability situation with the State. Adamson will visit with CDPHE to see if there would be in any repercussions for the county if we accept burnt waste. There have been no applicants for the landfill manager position.

At 10:00 a.m. Treasurer, Diana Flory, and Linda Watts entered the meeting to discuss the possible bank account for Fair Board. Discussion followed and their concerns will be considered later when a decision is made. They also requested documentation from the administration office concerning any changes or additions to the EFT and credit card accounts.

Weed Update: Discussion followed regarding the Weed Board. It was agreed that the board would be expanded to 2 members from each district and the Extension Agent. Items required to prepare a budget for a Weed Program were discussed. The BOCC agreed that if we are able to get grant funding for the program they will initiate the weed control program beginning in January of 2020.

Belinda Zink entered the meeting at 11:15 a.m. She reviewed estimates for the Senior Center portion of the Murdock building and discussion as to how to make the current funding work with the estimates followed. New drawings for the single entry point were presented and reviewed.

Oswald moved and Robertson moved to recess for lunch at 12:09 p.m., motion carried.

The meeting reconvened at 1:13 p.m. and Dennis Pearson gave an update on Social Services.

Department of Interior/NPS Rental: Adamson will contact the Department of Interior and a request an increase in the initial offer for the rental agreement for the National Park Service. 

Oswald moved and Robertson seconded to sign the rental agreement with the Fire District for an office space located at the Bransgrove building. Motion Carried

The Board instructed Adamson to schedule with Sammie George to come to the next meeting to review plans for a Disc Golf Course at the fairgrounds and possibly the courthouse lawn.

Upcoming Meeting: Reports and upcoming meetings were reviewed and approved.


Time off Requests Forms: Two requests for time off were presented. Scott moved and Oswald seconded the motion to approve the time off requests. Motion carried.

ACH Origination Agreement: Robertson moved and Oswald seconded the motion to approve the ACH agreement with GNBank. Motion carried.

Ports-To-Plains Resolution: Scott moved and Robertson seconded to approve Resolution 2019-5 to support the designation of the Ports-To-Plains and a portion of the Heartland Expressway Corridors as a future interstate highway in Colorado. Motion carried.

The Board agreed to have Adamson submit a project request to the CU Capstone Project to try to get a permanent pool of water at the Great Plains Reservoirs and establish a county park at Nee Gronda Reservoir.

Adamson will have a booth at the Fair with 2020 Census information. A Census person will be there to answer questions and offer job information for anyone wishing to work as a census taker in the coming year. 

The Board agreed unanimously to decline membership to Action 22 group.

Oswald moved and Robertson seconded the motion to sign the Location Release Agreement with Arrow Electronics for filming at the fair and rodeo. Motion carried.

The PUC notice regarding railroad rules was reviewed. Adamson will share the meeting information with the Planning & Zoning Commission.

Robertson moved and Oswald seconded the motion to sign the Affiliate Fingerprinting Services Agreement with Colorado Fingerprinting. Motion carried. Fingerprinting services will soon be available at the Public Health office on Maine Street for the general public. Law enforcement fingerprinting will still be done at the Sheriff’s office.

Scott moved to adjourn the meeting at 2:10 p.m. Oswald seconded, motion carried.

Delisa Weeks, County Clerk

Richard Scott, Chairman