Kiowa County Commissioners meeting minutes March 12, 2020

PROMO Government - Kiowa County, Colorado, Courthouse Eads - Chris Sorensen
Published Friday, March 27, 2020

The Kiowa County Commissioner's meeting was called to order on March 12, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. by Chairman Scott. Oswald 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

Oswald moved and Robertson seconded the motion to approve the minutes as presented. Motion carried.

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

Agenda: Scott moved and Robertson seconded the motion with the following amendments added to the agenda. Motion carried. The following items were added to the agenda: New Business: Sheriff Police Agreement and a Subdivision Application.

OLD BUSINESS:

Grant Updates: Robertson moved and Oswald seconded the motion to approve change order #1 for the Senior Citizen's building. Change order number one was a credit of $25,223.10 for changes to the ceiling system. Motion carried.

Belinda Zink, with Zink and Associates requested an increase in pay for an additional $5,000.00 for the extra 6 months of work she has done on the National Park Service portion of the Murdock building. Oswald moved and Robertson seconded the motion to approve funds to Zink & Associates for the additional services at the parks. Motion carried. 

Administrator Adamson reported that the Mini Grants had been approved and the bouncy houses that will be used for fair and other events have been ordered.

Landfill & Recycling Update: Administrator Adamson reported that the recycling business seems to be picking up.

Lakes Update: Parks and Wildlife Officer, Jarred Lamb, met with the BOCC for discussion regarding water for the Great Plains Reservoirs. Officer Lamb reported the dam at Queens is still in need of repair but also on a good note there is good fishing at Blue Lake. Lamb exited the meeting.

CDOT - TPR Update: Administrator Adamson had received information stating the passing lanes are scheduled to be put in for the 2021 year. 

NEW BUSINESS: Reports and upcoming meetings were reviewed and signed.

Janet Fredericks with the National Park Service entered the meeting at 10:00 a.m. to request a Letter of Support for Acquisition for more land the is for sale. Oswald moved and Scott seconded to sign the Letter of Support for the National Park and the Conservation Fund. Motion carried.

Time off Requests: One time off request was reviewed. Oswald moved and Robertson seconded the motion to approve the time off request. Motion carried. 

EMPG-LEMS Jurisdiction Form: Scott moved and Oswald seconded the motion to approve Shellie Engelhardt to EMPG-LEMS as the contact person to the grant application. Motion carried.

Road Foreman Watts entered at 11:10 a.m. to discuss the current boat ramp on the south side of Nee Gronde. 

COVID 19 Planning: Scott moved and Robertson seconded the motion to allow 14 days of paid leave if a county employee should get the Coronavirus. Once there are symptoms employees have 4 days to be tested and if positive an additional 10 days. Motion carried.

Kids First Coalition: EMPG Coordinator Lisa Thomas held a meeting with employees with the daycare, public health and other members of the community to figure out what can be done for children in our area.

The coalition will be holding another meeting in the near future to gather further information.      

Sheriff Police Agreement: Oswald moved and Robertson seconded the motion to sign the Sheriff's Annual Service Agreement for 2020 with the town of Eads. Motion carried.

Subdivision Application: Scott moved and Robertson seconded the motion to approve The Application of Subdivision Exemption for property located at Section 24 Township 19S Range 44W. Total acreage being purchased is 3.70 acres.

Oswald moved and Robertson seconded the motion to recess for lunch at 11:59 a.m. Motion carried. The regular meeting reconvened at 1:00 p.m.

Dennis Pearson, Director of Department of Social Services entered to provide a monthly report for his office.

Tina Kraft, Coordinator for the Daycare, Debi Derby and Dennis Pearson Board Members to the daycare entered the meeting to discuss the financial issues at the Daycare. There was lengthy discussion over the requirements and fees. Scott moved and Oswald seconded the motion to use the $20,000.00 in TANF Funds to assist in the Daycare budget. Motion carried. Kraft, Derby and Pearson thanked the BOCC and the exited 2:15 p.m.

Robertson moved and Oswald seconded the motion to recess the regular meeting and move into executive session at 3:10 p.m. pursuant to Colorado Revised Statutes, 24-6-402 subsection 4(f) (I) to discuss personnel matters.

Oswald moved Robertson seconded the motion to adjourn the executive session and go back into regular session at 5:05 p.m.

Scott moved to offer the Landfill position to Dustin Nelson. Robertson seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Oswald moved to offer the Administrative assistant position as part time to Jordan Weirich. Robertson seconded the motion. Motion carried. 

With no other business to discuss Oswald moved and Robertson seconded the motion to adjourn the meeting at 5:15 p.m. Motion carried. 

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County Clerk                                                        Chairman

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