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Kiowa County Commissioners meeting minutes - August 29, 2019

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

The Regular Meeting of the Kiowa County Commissioners was called to order on August 29, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. by Chairman, Richard Scott. Robertson opened the meeting with a prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance. Those in attendance:

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 approve the vouchers as presented. Motion carried.

Agenda: Scott moved and Oswald seconded the motion to approve the agenda as amended with two additions. Motion carried. Additions were Old Business - National Park Service Lease and New Business - Mull Drilling Right of Way Permits.


Grant Updates: The different grants were reviewed. 

Sheriff Sheridan entered the meeting at 09:34 a.m. to provide a monthly report. He discussed the E-Citation Program that has been awarded by a Grant in the amount of $21,000.00.

Sheridan would like to trade a spring flat bed trailer for a car trailer. Commissioners approved the trade. Sheridan also reported on the high speed pursuit that took place on August 27th. Sheridan exited the meeting at 09:49 a.m.

Landfill/Recycle Update:Discussion followed over the landfill manager position and the job description for this position. Oswald moved and Robertson seconded the motion to purchase 6 trash dumpsters that will be used strictly for holding card board. There will be more information forth coming on the recycling program.

Road Foreman, Rick Spady entered the meeting to meet with Front Range Kubota dealer Ben Franken and employee Shane Lessenden Jr. They provided estimates on a tractor and mower. Discussion followed. No decisions were made. They exited meeting at 10:55 a.m.

Fair Board MembersBart Michael, Mike Johnson, Areta Laird, Fair Royalty Supervisor, Yonda Leonard and member of the audience Carol Shalberg, entered the meeting at 11:12 a.m. Mike Johnson again asked for a bank account for the Fair Board. Discussion followed. This will be tabled until later in the year.

Carol Shalberg would like to do a memorial in honor of her daughter, Lori Shalberg. Mrs. Shalberg explained Lori enjoyed the fair said she would like to emphasize on the Fair Royalty, Kiowa County Fun Day and barrel racing. The Commissioners thanked Mrs. Shalberg for the donation and her continued support of the fair. Michael, Johnson, Laird, Leonard and Shalberg exited the meeting at 11:44 a.m. 

Scott moved and Oswald seconded the motion to recess for lunch at 11:59 a.m. Motion carried.

Social Service Director, Dennis Pearson entered the meeting to provide a monthly report for the office. Oswald moved and Robertson seconded the motion to sign a Memorandum of Understanding between Kiowa County/Cheyenne County Social Services. Motion carried.

Pearson once again requested an increase in pay for the Lead Child Welfare and Adult Protection Case Worker. Scott moved and Oswald seconded the motion to approve the increase in pay as long as it is totally funded by the State. Motion carried.

KCEDF members, Betsy Barnett, Dennis Pearson, Jan Richards and Sean Lening entered the meeting to review the Kiowa County Economic Development Foundation Lease Agreement & MOU for Kiowa County. Scott moved to sign the Lease for the Senior Citizen’s portion located at1303 and 1305 Maine Street and Robertson seconded the motion. Motion carried.

The M.O.U. portion was discussed with two additions being added. The first addition was a $500.00 start up fund and the other was a 3% collection on tax credits.

Jan Richards presented letters of support for KCEDF. Mrs. Richards asked if the BOCC would support KCEDF by contributing funds to this organization. Discussion followed. Barnett, Pearson, Richards and Lening exited the meeting at 3:05 p.m. 

Weed Control Program: Discussion followed over the employee who will operate the weed program will work 9 months out of the year but will work long hours during the spring, summer and fall hours. Adamson will work on a budget for this type of program. This will be discussed in upcoming meetings.

Upcoming Meetings: Meetings and Reports were reviewed and signed.


Time Off Request Forms: Robertson moved and Scott seconded the motion to approve the one time off request. Motion carried.

Leave Donation Request: Oswald moved and Robertson seconded to approve the leave donation request. Motion carried.

2018 Cost Allocation Program:Oswald moved and Robertson seconded to sign the 2018 Cost Allocation Plan for Social Services. Motion Carried.

Fingerprinting Service:Robertson moved and Oswald seconded to approve the fingerprinting service that will operate through Kiowa County Public Health. 

Fair Planning:Oswald moved and Robertson seconded the motion to approve a two day bracelet for each employee that will be working at the fairgrounds. Motion carried. 

Mull Drilling Right of Way Permits-Oswald moved and Robertson seconded the motion to approve two permits that will go across County Road 59. Motion carried.

Oswald moved and Robertson seconded the motion to adjourn the meeting at 5:51 p.m. Motion carried


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