Kiowa County Commissioners meeting minutes - June 10, 2021

PROMO Government - Kiowa County, Colorado, Courthouse Eads - Chris Sorensen
Published Sunday, June 27, 2021

The regular meeting of the Kiowa County Commissioners was called to order on June 10, 2021, at 9:00

a.m. by Chairman, Donald Oswald. Robertson opened the meeting with Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance.

Those in attendance:

  • 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 May 27, 2021 minutes as

presented. Motion carried.

Vouchers: Lening moved, and Robertson seconded the motion to approve the vouchers as presented.

Motion carried.

Agenda: Oswald moved, and Lening seconded the motion to approve the agenda as presented. Motion

carried.

Cindy McLoud, Kiowa County Historic Preservation Secretary; entered the meeting at 09:20 a.m. to

discuss the American Legion Hall. McLoud requested an approval for a Letter of Intent for the State

Historic Grant. Lening moved and Robertson seconded the motion to sign the Letter of Intent. Motion

carried.

McLoud, then requested approval to apply for a State Historical Grant. Robertson moved and Lening seconded the motion to approve the County Historic Preservation to apply for a State Historic Grant.

McLoud exited the meeting at 9:55 a.m.

OLD BUSINESS:

Grant Updates: The BOCC agreed that the two current bouncy houses can be used for the Main Street Bash.

The Senior Center Electric Estimates: Administrator Adamson will contact Joyce Berry in regard to the

electric estimates she had received.

Landfill/recycling Update: Oswald moved and Robertson seconded the motion to approve the RREO

Grant Application. Motion carried.

Planning and Zoning Update: Administrator Adamson has received information stating lnvenergy Wind Development LLC is ready to install 5 MET towers in Kiowa County. Discussion followed.

UPCOMING MEETINGS: Reports and Meetings were reviewed and signed.

NEW BUSINESS:

New Hire Progress Report: County Clerk Weeks has hired Kendra McKibben as the new Office Deputy.

She will begin on June 21, 2021.

Library Board of Interest: Lening moved, and Robertson seconded the motion to approve Brenda Stoker as a member of the Library Board. Motion carried.

CAPP Review: A list of the County owned buildings was reviewed and updated.

CG Environmental; ROW Permit: Lening moved, and Robertson seconded the motion to approve the

Right of Way Permit for CG Environmental. Motion carried. This company will clean the chemical spill at

County Road 49 and County Road C, which was due to an accident.

CDPHE Contract Amendment #4: Oswald moved to approve Amendment #4 in the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Contract. Lening second that motion. Motion carried.

Oswald moved, and Robertson seconded the motion to recess for the lunch hour. Motion carried.

The Regular meeting reconvened at 1:00

Dennis Pearson, Director of Social Services; entered the meeting to discuss the TANF (Temporary

Assistance for Needy Families) MOU. After discussion, Robertson moved and Lening seconded the

motion to sign the Memorandum of Understanding for TANF. Motion carried.

Pearson also reported that Erica Bellomy has resigned from Social Services and that they are advertising for her position. The BOCC and Social Services want to thank Erica for her work and years at Social Services.

Pearson explained that in the fourth quarter of 2020 there was $519,000.00 that was spent within Kiowa County on Medicaid and that fifty-six families are receiving the Affordable Care Act Funding.

Pearson thanked the BOCC and exited the meeting at 1:38 p.m.

Joyce Berry and Gail Voss entered the meeting to discuss the Wissel portion of the Senior Center.

Berry spoke in regard to the ceiling of the Wissel Building and what it will take to complete so that KCEDF can apply for tax credits.

Berry went into discussion on a grant for the electrical work at the Senior Center. After lengthy

discussion, Robertson made a motion to have Adams Electric complete the electrical project at the Eads Senior Center. Lening seconded the motion. Motion carried.

The Commissioners will hold a work session on July 6 to discuss further on the grant funding for the

Wissel portion of the Eads Senior Center and to discuss the accounting system that County Auditor,

Ronnie Farmer would like for the Administrator and Treasurer's Office to use.

The next regular meeting will be held on June 24th at 9:00 a.m.

With no other business to discuss, Lening moved, and Robertson seconded the motion to adjourn the

meeting at 2:50 p.m. Motion carried.

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