Kiowa County Commissioners meeting minutes - August 13, 2019

PROMO Government - Kiowa County, Colorado, Courthouse Eads - Chris Sorensen
Published Wednesday, September 4, 2019

The Regular Meeting of the Kiowa County Commissioners was called to order on August 13, 2019 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: Administrator Adamson said the interview for today was postponed. Scott moved and Robertson seconded to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried. 

Grant Updates: Oswald reported the sky light for the National Park service was being installed as the meeting was going on. The next big item to be installed will be the air conditioner. Adamson said Belinda Zink, with Zink and Associates will be here for the next meeting to present the final draft for the single point entry to the courthouse.

Landfill/Recycling: Adamson will have more information on the 4 yard trash dumpsters the County may use for holding card board.

There was discussion over the baler and setting a designated day for the landfill operators to work on recycling.  

Oswald moved and Robertson seconded the motion to purchase a fork lift attachment for the skid steer. Motion carried.

09:30: Kiowa County Treasurer, Diana Floryentered the meeting to discuss abatements. Scott moved to approve the 2018-2019 abatement request and Robertson seconded the motion. Motion carried. Flory exited the meeting at 09:36 a.m.

Teresa Witte, Emergency Manager; provided an update from the August 7th storm south of the Plainview School. Witte reported that the National Weather Service had determined it was not a tornado but a micro burst.

Weed Update:Discussion followed. The BOCC will review with the Weed Board a prepared budget for a Weed Program and determine if this is something Kiowa County can operate financially.

Ordinance 2019-1 Correction: There were two words misspelled and corrected. The BOCC signed Ordinance 2019-1 and will be published in the paper.

Department of Interior/NPS Rental: Administrator Adamson had emailed the Department of Interior in regards to the rental agreement for the National Park Service. Adamson has not received any response from them.

Virginia Howey, Child Abuse Prevention Coordinatorfor the State of Colorado requested a phone interview with the Commissioners in regards to their thoughts of the different State programs offered to low income people or those in need and the qualifications of these programs.

Upcoming Meeting:

NEW BUSINESS: Reports and Upcoming meetings were reviewed and approved.

Time off Requests Forms: One request for time off was filed. Oswald moved and Robertson seconded the motion to approve the time off request. Motion carried.

SAM Designation on Entity Administrator: Scott moved and Oswald seconded the motion to approve Administrator Adamson for the SAM Government Designation. Motion carried.

PUC/Railroad WarningSignal Letter: The BOCC approved and signed a letter to the PUC urging them to require warning lights and flashers at the Maine Street crossing in Eads.

Oswald moved and Robertson seconded the motion to approve the agreement between Kiowa/Cheyenne County Social Service Departments for Child Welfare Supervision for the month August. Motion carried.

CORE Services: Scott moved and Robertson seconded the motion to sign the CORE agreement for the 2019-2020 year. Motion carried.

Scott moved and Robertson seconded the motion to adjourn the meeting at12:05 p.m. Motion carried.

Delisa Weeks, County Clerk

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