Kiowa County Commissioners Meeting Minutes - July 27

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Published Saturday, September 2, 2017

The Kiowa County Regular meeting was called to order on July 27, 2017 at 09:10 a.m. by Richard Scott who also led with pledge of Allegiance and prayer. Those in attendance were:

Richard Scott, Chairman

Cindy McLoud. Commissioner

Donald Oswald, Commissioner

Delisa Weeks, County Clerk

Tina Adamson, County Administrator

Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to approve the minutes as presented. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.

McLoud moved and Oswald seconded the motion to accept the vouchers as presented. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.

Scott moved and Oswald seconded to accept the agenda as presented with the following additions.  All Commissioners voted Affirmative.


Grant Updates: Commissioner McLoud has the Murdock Grant Project updated and ready for signatures. Commissioner Scott asked McLoud to schedule a meeting with DOLA so everyone involved with this grant will receive the same pertinent information. McLoud said she would set up the time. Oswald moved and Scott seconded to sign the DOLA Report Reimbursement and the State Historical Fund Reimbursement Request. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.

Theresa Witte with the Division of Emergency Management entered the meeting at 09:30 a.m. to provide information on the annual EMP Grant. Oswald moved to sign the contract for the 2017 EMP Grant Agreement between the State of Colorado Department of Public Safety and Kiowa County. McLoud seconded the motion. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.

Witte also discussed the three sirens which still are not working efficiently. Scott moved and Oswald seconded the motion to have Administrator Adamson contact Century Sirens in reference as to why the Towner, Sheridan Lake and Haswell sirens can not be repaired. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.

Planning and Zoning Update: Adamson had received a letter of resignation from Jeremiah Liebl. The BOCC would like to thank Mr. Liebl for the time he has served on the Planning and Zoning Board.

Jeannie Sorensen with the Kiowa County Press entered the meeting at 10:40 a.m. She presented an ad for the upcoming Fair. McLoud moved to run the ad for two weeks in the Kiowa County Press and Oswald seconded the motion. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.

Ballot Questions: County Attorney Wendy Shinn will review the de-brucing question and contact Adamson with the correct wording.

UPCOMING MEETINGS: Reports and meetings were reviewed. Sorensen exited the meeting. The upcoming Commissioner meeting are scheduled for

                                                   August 10th & 24th

                                                   September 14th & 28th

                                                   October 12th & 26th


Commissioner McLoud provided a report on the Community Corrections meeting she attended. The Advantage Group has bought a facility in the San Luis Valley as well as Prowers County. Kiowa County will be able to use the facility in Prowers County once it is opened up.

Time- Off Request Forms: Scott moved to accept the time off request. McLoud seconded the motion. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.

Leave donation: Forms were presented and signed.

Betsy Barnett with the Kiowa County Independent entered the meeting at 11:40 a.m.

Great Plains Park: The Commissioners reviewed the 2009 grant for the Great Plains Park. The property at the lakes was obtained through SECED with a GOCO grant to be used as a public park. Scott suggested that a committee be formed to see if we can get permanent water at Nee Gronda and use the land as planned or find out what can be done with the property.

HEMP: Kiowa County does have an ordinance in place which prohibits the growing of marijuana but not industrial hemp. If a producer wants to grow hemp they can do so.

Scott moved and Oswald seconded the motion to recess for lunch at 12:00. All Commissioners voted Affirmative. Barnett exited the meeting at this time. The regular meeting reconvened at 1:00 p.m. Road Foreman Rick Spady and Jack Howard was in attendance for a telephone conference regarding the landfills.  Members of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Heather Babare, Joe Pieterick, Ed Smith, Jerry Henderson, Charlie Adams, Randy Perila and APEX members Ted Alexander and Scott Pieratt were in attendance by phone. The telephone conference was in regards to the Eads Landfill Compliance Schedule. There was lengthy discussion. The County Attorney will be asked to review this compliance schedule.

Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to sign the eZBusiness Card Management form. This will enable the Administrator to review the county credit cards on line.  All Commissioners voted Affirmative.

Adamson had pricing information on furniture for the office. No action taken at this time.

Adamson had received information on the Useful Public Service Program. The Commissioners will consider this for the 2018 budget. There will be an increase in the yearly fee.

MASA Medical Transport Solutions is offering air medical transportation insurance. Oswald recommended they come to Kiowa County and conduct a presentation when all the other insurance programs do their yearly presentations.

Global Underground requested a Right Of Way Permit at 7th Street and Rittgers Street.  McLoud moved and Oswald seconded the motion to approve the Right of Way Crossing Permits to Global Underground. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.


The next regular Commissioner's meeting will be August 10, 2017.


With no other business to discuss Oswald moved and Scott seconded to adjourn the meeting at 3:35 p.m. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.

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County Clerk                                           Chairman