Flags in front of the Kiowa County Courthouse in Eads, Colorado. The building is surrounded by trees.

Kiowa County Commissioners meeting minutes - August 25, 2022

Kiowa County Courthouse in Eads, Colorado. © Chris Sorensen

The Regular meeting of the Kiowa County Commissioners was called to order on August 25, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. by Chairman Donald Oswald. Commissioner Lening opened the meeting with prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance.

  • Donald Oswald, Chairman 
  • Howard "Butch" Robertson, Commissioner Mike Lening, Commissioner 
  • Delisa Weeks, County Clerk 
  • Tina Adamson, County Administrator

Minutes: Robertson moved, and Oswald seconded the motion to approve the minutes of the last meeting. Motion carried. 

Vouchers: Lening moved, and Robertson seconded the motion to approve the vouchers as presented, with one change to the Fair Board Voucher. Motion carried. 

Agenda: Lening moved, and Oswald seconded the motion to approve the agenda as amended. One addition was added to Old Business and 4 additions to New Business. Motion carried. 


Grant Updates

RREO GRANT: The tire shredding company is estimating 10,000 tires are being held at the Kiowa County landfill. They are estimating to complete the shredding of that many tires will be $35,000.00. They have requested half of the funds before they begin the project and the other half when it is completed. 

Housing Project Update: The duplex and the other houses have the walls up and progression is continuing on. 

landfill/Recycling Update: There will be additional certification needed for the EDOP (Engineers Design & Operation Plan) to allow the County to use shredded tires as alternative daily cover. Adamson will keep the BOCC updated. 

P & Z Update: Review Permitting Schedule/Meeting Update: Excel sent in their final permitting application, with a projected hearing set for late November. 

Nexterra Energy will be applying for a 1041 permit in the near future. They will be requesting installation for a short transmission line from Prowers County to the Excel Substation located in eastern Kiowa County. 

Fair Board: After lengthy discussion over a voucher the Fair Board had requested of $11,000.00 in cash, Oswald moved and Lening seconded the motion to allow the Fair Board to have $7,000.00 in cash. They must have receipts stating who was paid and what type of work done on each day of fair. Motion carried. 

VSO: Administrator Adamson will advertise for the Veteran's Service Officer as a part time position. 

Upcoming Meetings and Reports: Meetings and Reports were reviewed and signed. 

County Road & Bridge Foreman, Rick Spady entered the meeting to discuss the horse racing event for fair. Spady reported they will be short three people and will need help in this area if they do have races. 

Cordova Building: Road Foreman Spady was contacted in regard to purchasing the Cordova Building in Haswell. No decision was made.

Oswald moved, and Lening seconded the motion to recess the meeting at 12:07 p.m. Motion carried. 

The regular meeting reconvened at 1:14 p.m. 

Claire Prince, member of the community and Rachel Bletzacker, Director of Nursing entered the meeting to discuss the usage of the former senior center. Prince and Bletzacker discussed health issues in this area and would like to provide a place for people to come and workout. The program would take place three days a week, with a morning and evening session. Discussion followed, with no decision being made. Prince and Bletzacker thanked the BOCC for their time and exited the meeting at 1:55 p.m. 


Fire Department Special Even Permit: Lening moved, and Robertson seconded the motion to approve the Special Event Liquor Application presented by the Eads Fire Chief, Jayce Negley. Clerk Weeks will submit the application and fees to the State and wait for their response. Motion carried. 

Old Center/Ambulance Office: Lening moved, and Robertson seconded the motion to sign an agreement between the Hospital District and Kiowa County for the use of the old senior center. Motion carried.

Sheriff Dept/Training Contract: Robertson moved, and Oswald seconded the motion to approve the agreement of employment with Kiowa County Deputy West. Motion carried. 

DUI Grant: Lening moved, and Robertson seconded the motion to approve the C DOT Grant of $8000.00 for DUI Overtime Agreement with the Sheriff’s Department. Motion carried. 

Employee Resignation: Road and Bridge employee, Mark Nelson submitted his resignation effective the second week of September. The BOCC would like to thank Mr. Nelson for his years of service with the County Road & Bridge Department. Motion carried. 

The next regular Commissioner's meeting will be held September 15, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. 

With no further business to discuss, Oswald moved, and Lening seconded the motion to adjourn the meeting at 2:20 p.m. Motion carried.