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Kiowa County Commissioners Meeting Minutes - February 22, 2018

PROMO 660 x 440 Government - Kiowa County Courthouse Chris Sorensen
Published Monday, March 19, 2018

The Kiowa County Commissioners Regular meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m. by Chairman Richard Scott on February 22, 2018. Oswald opened the meeting with prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance. Those in Attendance were:

Richard Scott, Chairman

Cindy McLoud, Commissioner
 Donald Oswald, Chairman

Delisa Weeks, County Clerk

Tina Adamson, County Administrator

McLoud moved and Oswald seconded the motion to accept the minutes as presented. Motion carried.

Oswald moved and McLoud seconded to approve the vouchers as presented. Motion carried.

Scott moved and Oswald seconded the motion to approve the amended agenda with one following additions to New Business: Letter of Support for Downtown Colorado Inc.      Motion carried.

Dennis Pearson, Social Service Director provided a monthly report at 09:10 a.m. Pearson reported 3 of the 12 children in the custody of the county will be adopted out in the near future.

Pearson said DSS is working with other local entities that are trying to develop a childcare program. McLoud will be writing the grant for this daycare. It should be noted that this will not be a county run daycare.

Pearson also asked the commissioners to take into consideration the purchase of another vehicle for the Department of Social Services. He said his employees are using their personal vehicles to transport individuals.


Grant Updates: Adamson reported on the SECOG Mini Grant. Adamson will be contacting an outside agency to conduct a survey on the pros and cons of a county sales/use tax. Discussion followed.

Adamson is applying for a recycling grant that could possibly help with the landfill.  McLoud moved to have Adamson to apply for the Recycling Resources Opportunity Fund Grant Program. Oswald seconded the motion. Motion carried. This grant would help purchase a compactor, and possibly a cardboard baler and a building.

Teresa Witte, Emergency Manager entered the meeting at 09:55 a.m. to provide an update in Emergency Services. Witte is going to be working with the Town of Eads and Social Services on their emergency and mass casualty plans. Witte is still working to make the Towner and Haswell sirens operable before the tornado season begins.

Landfill Updates/Consent Order: Oswald moved to have Adamson send the letter of response in regards to the consent order to the State Department of Public Health. McLoud seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Planning and Zoning Update: Adamson reported that there are two vacancies open on the Planning and Zoning Board. One of the positions is "At Large" and the other one is from the County Commissioner District 2 seat. If anyone is interested please contact the Commissioner's Office at 719-438-5810.

Lakes Update: The Road and Bridge Department is continuing to work on an additional boat ramp at Nee Gronde.

The Negley lease was discussed and it was decided that we would not sign a cash lease for the farm land by the lakes so there are no obstacles if it is decided to develop there when the lakes are full.

Pioneer Cemetery Policies: The commissioners are waiting on a response from the county attorney. The commissioners will review and make a decision at the next meeting.

NEW BUSINESS: Reports were reviewed and upcoming meetings attended throughout February 2018 were discussed. Meetings attended were SAGE, SEBREA, SCEDD, SECED and KCEDF.

Upcoming Commissioner Meeting: March 13th and March 29th and April 10, 2018.

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

Ambulance License Application: Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to approve the Ambulance Service Licenses for four ambulances. Motion carried.

Cobblestone Liquor License: Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to approve the liquor license renewal for the Cobblestone Inn and Suites. Sheriff Sheridan had reported no issues with the Cobblestone Inn and Suites. Motion carried.

Credit Card Limits: Adamson discussed the credit card limits. The Sheriff's office is requesting an increase in their limits. Discussion followed. Adamson will adjust the Sergeant, Transport and Sheriff's card limits.

LAVAA Resolution: McLoud moved to sign the Lower Arkansas Valley Area Agency on Aging Resolution of Participation. Oswald seconded the motion. Motion carried.

McLoud moved and Oswald seconded the motion to send a Letter of Support for the Downtown Colorado Inc. Grant. Motion carried.

Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to adjourn the meeting at 12:03 P.M. Motion carried.