The Kiowa County Commissioners regular meeting was called to order on April 9, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. by Chairman, Richard Scott. Scott 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
- Delisa Weeks, County Clerk
- Tina Adamson, County Administrator
Robertson moved and Oswald 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: Scott moved to approve the agenda as presented with the following additions. Robertson seconded the motion. Motion carried. Three additions were made to NEW BUSINESS: Fickenscher Permit, CHP Designation and Ambulance Agreement with outside Agencies.
Landfill/Recycling/R&B Charges: Discussion followed with service work orders that are being done on the recycling buses.
COVID-19 Update: Discussion over employees that are off due to Covid-19 conditions.
Reports and Upcoming meetings were reviewed and approved.
Fair Board Letter of Interest: Oswald moved and Robertson seconded the motion to approve Cody Fox as a member of the Fair Board. Motion carried:
Dennis Pearson, Social Service Director; phoned in at 11:22 a.m. to provide an overview of how they are operating following the guidelines passed down from the State due to COVID-19. Kiowa County DSS will be receiving three laptop computers from the State so the employees can work from home. Pearson reported that there are TANF funds for people who have lost their jobs due to COVID and need assistance.
Pearson reported that the Salvation Army is operating fine.
Section 125 Flexible Benefit Plan: Oswald moved and Robertson seconded the motion to approve the flexible Benefit Plan for the American Fidelity employees. Motion carried.
Fickenscher Permit: Scott moved and Robertson seconded the motion to approve the building permit of a 30 X 40 foot shop from Bruce Fickenscher. Motion carried.
CHP Designation: Scott moved and Robertson seconded the motion to approve Commissioner Oswald as the County Health Pool Designee with Robertson as the Alternate. Motion carried.
Oswald moved and Robertson seconded the motion to recess the meeting at 11:40 a.m. Motion carried. The regular meeting reconvened at 1:00 p.m.
Discussion followed over the agreement with an outside ambulance service assisting in a transport through Kiowa County was discussed. No action taken.
A phone conference with Fair board member, Dawn Back took place at 1:30 p.m. The BOCC reviewed and made modifications to the fair board By-Laws that had been presented to them. Discussion followed. Back will take back the recommendations to the Fair Board. Back thanked the Board and ended the phone conversation.
With no other business to discuss, Oswald moved and Robertson seconded the motion to adjourn the meeting at 2:36 p.m. Motion carried.