Kiowa County Commissioners Meeting Minutes - June 13

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Published Friday, June 30, 2017

The Kiowa County Commissioner's Regular meeting was called to order on June 13, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. by Chairman Richard Scott with prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance.

Those in attendance were:

Richard Scott, Chairman

Cindy McLoud, Commissioner

Donald Oswald, Commissioner
Tina Adamson, County Administrator

Delisa Weeks, County Clerk, Absent-Training

McLoud moved and Oswald seconded the motion to approve the minutes of the May 25, 2017 meeting. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.

Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to approve the vouchers as presented. Five vouchers were questioned but approved after clarification. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.

Scott moved and McLoud seconded the motion to approve the agenda with additions. All Commissioners voted Affirmative. The additions included were to New Business: June Jubilee, CHP Renewal and Permit to Cross Right of Way.

OLD BUSINESS: Grant Update:

The final report and expenses for the Rialto demolition were reviewed. The total project cost was $256,893.87.

Landfill Update: Brundage Land Surveying Incorporated completed both surveys for the Eads and Haswell landfills. The engineer will use this data for the State required reports.

Planning and Zoning: Administrator Adamson will schedule a solar farm tour in Alamosa County. The commissioners and some members of the Planning and Zoning Board will be attending this tour.

Shalberg Pond: Adamson will review the Fishing for Fun Grant to see if the county can cease the project. The commissioners are discouraging community members from any kind of fishing or swimming activities at Shalberg Pond.

Senior Citizens Ceramics: There have been no applications turned in to the Administrator's Office. Administrator Adamson is to pay Zelpha Woelk for the Towner ceramics.

Appointments:

9:30 a.m.: Janet Fredericks with the National Park Service entered the meeting to request information in regards to the billing for the gravel requests. This will be for the 2018 funding cycle for the National Park Service.

10:00 a.m.: Ken Buck Update: Erika Chavez representative for Ken Buck's Office entered the meeting to provide updates on all of the bills that Senator Buck is working on. Chavez said Buck is supporting the funding for the Arkansas Valley Conduit Project and the immigration provisions for workers. Chavez will take back to Senator Buck per the BOCC asking to address the state landfill regulations.

NEW BUSINESS:

Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to recess the regular meeting and move into the Single Family Housing Rehabilitation Loan Public Hearing. All Commissioners voted Affirmative. Stephanie Gonzales with S.E.C.E.D. provided the information for the hearing. There was no public attendance for this hearing. Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to move back into regular session at 11:10 a.m. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.

Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to approve the Grant Application for the State Program. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.

Stephanie Gonzales, SECED representative presented the State Grant Application for single family housing loan program. Ms. Gonzales will be coming to Kiowa County once a month to meet with any interested clients to discuss the loan opportunities and the application process. Ms. Gonzales will begin coming to Kiowa County on Monday, July 10th.

Raelynn Riley entered the meeting at 11:30 p.m. requesting the Maintenance crew for the courthouse wait till later morning to blow off the driveway and sidewalks. Riley said the blower is very loud. 

Riley, who is also a member of the fair board, requested that no fair bills be paid without a voucher from the Board.

Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to recess for lunch. All Commissioners Voted Affirmative. The regular meeting reconvened at 1:10 p.m.

Maintenance/ Fairgrounds Project: Foreman Crain entered the meeting to discuss grandstands project He also provided information on the restroom project for the fairgrounds.

Marvin Watson and Terry Riley board members of the Special Fire District entered the meeting to request input from the BOCC on the mill levy for the fire department. The mill levy question will be on the 2017 ballot. The BOCC agreed to contribute one mill per year (which is what is budgeted for the fire department currently). Adamson will check with the county attorney to see if an annual contribution for a special district is allowed or if it can be a one time contribution only. If this is allowed the Fire District could ask for a lesser mill levy but could still have the guarantee that there would be enough funds for basic operating expenses for the four fire stations in the county.

Meetings and Reports were reviewed and signed.

Lisa Thomas (IOG) and Tammi Clark with the Kiowa/Prowers County Public Health Services entered the meeting to present the yearly contracts and agreements. Oswald moved and McLoud seconded to sign the Collaborative Management Agreement. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.

McLoud moved and Oswald seconded the motion to sign the Independent Contractor Agreement with the Southeast Regional Public Health Planner. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.

Oswald moved and McLoud signed the EPR Contract with the State for $110,549.00. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.

McLoud moved and Oswald seconded the motion to sign the OPPI (Office of Planning Partnership & Improvement) Contract for Public Health. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.

Time off Request Forms: NONE

Fire Department Electric Estimate: The electrical for the new Cascade System for the Fire Department is $5885.00. Administrator Adamson will check with S.E.C.P.A. on the 3 phase cost. The Cascade System is the machine that refills the self-contained breathing apparatus' for the firefighters. This system had been donated to the fire department but needs to have the electrical installation in order for it to work.

The annual Ryon Medical Contract with the Department of Social Services was signed. It had been approved at a previous meeting but was waiting on a signature from the Chairman of the Board. This contract is for mental health counseling for DSS clients.

June Jubilee: There were only ten vendors and the attendance overall was very low.

CHP Renewal: There are no changes in the current plan.

Permit to Cross Right of Way: McLoud moved and Oswald seconded the motion to approve the permit for Western Operating Company to lay pipe approximately 2 miles south of Highway 96 on County Road 58.5.

With no other business to be discussed Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to adjourn the meeting at 3:00 p.m. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.