The regular meeting of the Kiowa County Commissioners was called to order by Chairman, Richard Scott at 9:00 am on August 27, 2020. Commissioner Robertson opened with a prayer and 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
Oswald moved and Robertson seconded the motion to recess the regular meeting and move into a Zoom Meeting with Senator Bennett at 09: 11 a.m. The main topic was clean energy. Motion carried. Oswald moved and Robertson seconded the motion to move back into regular session at 10:00 a.m. Motion carried.
Oswald moved and Robertson seconded the motion to approve the minutes as presented. Motion carried.
Robertson moved and Oswald seconded the motion to approve the vouchers as presented. Motion carried. There were two vouchers questioned and clarified.
Scott moved and Robertson seconded the motion to approve the agenda with one following addition to New Business: DSS Core Plan. Motion carried.
Mr. Eric Gubelman, Member of the Southeast Colorado Economic Development Board District called in by video/audio conferencing. Mr. Gubelman is working with the Commissioners to try to find a funding opportunity to be able to keep a permanent pool of water at the Great Plains Reservoirs. He arranged a site visit along with Terry Howland Amity Ditch Board Member, the BOCC and Administrator Adamson to the property that is located at the Great Plains Reservoir on September 18, 2020.
Grant Updates:/Senior Citizen Appliances: There will be a walk thru on September 2, 2020 at the Senior Citizens addition. The walk thru will include the BOCC, Latcon, Jan Richards and representatives from the Senior Citizens Center
Oswald moved and Robertson seconded the motion to purchase a convection oven for the new Senior Citizen's portion of the Murdock building, not to exceed $3300.00. Motion carried.
Landfill & Recycling Update: Administrator Adamson reviewed the amendment letter to the Compliance Order with the Commissioners. Adamson said there will be updated signs posted at the landfill.
Upcoming Meetings: Meetings and Reports were reviewed and signed.
Computer Information Concepts (CIC) Program- County Assessor Miller and County Treasurer Flory entered the meeting to discuss a new computer program which links those two offices but also could link the Administrative Office if wanted. All agreed it would be a good program but the cost of the program is not feasible at this time. No decision was made. Miller and Flory exited the meeting at 11 :40 a.m.
Cindy McLoud with the Kiowa County Historic Preservation Board explained that they would like to apply for a grant to renovate the POST 125 Legion Hall. McLoud reported the total for the Grant would be $66,667.00 and they would be asking a matching portion of about $12,000.00 from the County. McLoud said Jessica Reske with Form+Works Design Group, LLC would be the Architect for the project. No decisions were made at this time. McLoud exited the meeting at 11 :50 a.m.
Commissioner Oswald moved and Robertson seconded the motion to recess the meeting at 11 :52 a.m. for lunch. Motion carried.
The meeting reconvened at 1 :00 p.m.
FSA-GCI Program: Oswald moved and Robertson seconded the motion to approve application to the GCI Program for the property by the Great Plains Reservoir. Motion carried.
JAG Grant Application: Robertson moved and Oswald seconded the motion to approve the JAG Application. Motion carried.
DSS Equipment: Robertson moved and Oswald seconded the motion to put 2 freezers from the Department of Social Services up for bid. Motion carried.
DSS Core Plan: Oswald moved and Robertson seconded the motion to approve the Department of Social Services CORE Services Plan for the 2020-2021 year. Motion carried.
Bylie Jo Watson: COVID Update: Watson reported that she had begun visiting businesses. A weekly newsletter from Public Health is being sent to the BOCC and Emergency Manager in regards to COVID cases in the area.
Oswald moved and Robertson seconded the motion to recess the regular meeting at 1:40 p.m. for the phone conference regarding broadband with Senator Bennett. Motion carried. Oswald moved and Robertson seconded the motion to move back into regular session at 2:38 p.m. Motion carried.
Oswald moved and Robertson seconded the motion to enter into agreement with lntelluride. This is for Medicaid transit riders. Motion carried.
CRA Annual Agreement: Oswald moved and Robertson seconded the motion to adopt the CRA Annual Agreement. Motion carried.
David Walker and Tyler Hainer, Fair Board members; and Extension Agent, Tearle Lessenden entered the meeting to discuss the final plans for the upcoming fair at 3 :30 p.m. Walker said there are three members who have not received their new orientation as Fair Board members. Adamson said she will be completing those in the near future. Food Vendors were discussed. Scott moved and Robertson seconded the motion to allow food vendors from out of town to come in for the fair. Motion carried.
With no other business to discuss, Oswald moved and Robertson seconded the motion to adjourn the meeting at 4:45 p.m. Motion carried.
Richard Scott, Chairman of Board
Delisa L. Weeks, County Clerk