Flags in front of the Kiowa County Courthouse in Eads, Colorado. The building is surrounded by trees.

Kiowa County Commissioners meeting minutes - October 15, 2020

Kiowa County Courthouse in Eads, Colorado. © Chris Sorensen

The Regular meeting of the Kiowa County Commissioners was called to order by Chairman Richard Scott at 09:00 a.m. on October 15, 2020. Commissioner Robertson opened with a prayer and a 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.

Scott moved and Robertson seconded the motion to approve the amended agenda with the following additions: New Business: SECED Board of Interest, Courthouse Security Grant Motion carried.


Grant Updates/Senior Center/Single Entry Point Estimate: Adamson had received an estimate for the Single Point Entry from Zink and Associates in the amount of $750,260.00. This will be reviewed with Zink later in the meeting.

Some of the Road and Bridge crew will be laying cement the week of October 12  to replace damaged sidewalks in front of the new Senior Citizen Building. 

Lucas, with Orsted Onshore North America called for a phone conference to review the permit requirements to put in temporary MET towers. Oswald moved and Robertson seconded the motion to approve the Orsted Tower and KCVN’s Conditional Use Permit and Building Permit. Motion carried. Lucas thanked the BOCC and ended the phone conference.

Landfill & Recycling Update: Administrator Adamson recommended putting up a building for the landfill employees so they could have a sorting area for recycling, office space, water and a bathroom. Discussion followed with no decision being made.

Belinda Zink, with Zink and Associates; entered the meeting at 10:52 to review the Single Point Entry. No decisions were made. Ms. Zink and the Commissioners are to tour the Senior Citizens portion of the Murdock Building.

Oswald moved and Robertson seconded the motion to recess the meeting for lunch at 11:03 a.m. in order for them to tour the Murdock Building. Motion carried. 

The regular meeting reconvened at 1:00 p.m. 

Dennis Pearson, Social Services Director entered the meeting at 1:20 p.m. Pearson reported there were approximately 60 families apply for the monthly food program 

Pearson reported the State is still allowing the maximum allotment for the food stamp program. Pearson exited the meeting at 1:50 p.m.

COVID-19 Update/ Food Pantry/ PON Discussion: Adamson discussed the COVID funds that have not been used thus far. Adamson said she would like to see that some of the families in need would receive food baskets for the upcoming holidays. It was agreed that the CSBG CARES Act funds could be used to purchase turkeys and hams to go into the Social Services food boxes.


Upcoming meetings and reports were reviewed and filed.

Time off Request: Oswald moved and Robertson seconded the motion to approve the 2 time off requests. Motion carried.

New Hire Progress Report: Scott moved to make Jordan Weirich a full-time employee under the COVID conditions. Robertson seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Hospital Board of Interest: Tabled until the next meeting.

Fair Board Application: Oswald moved and Robertson seconded the motion to appoint Matt Prince to the Fair Board. Motion carried. 

CCI Legislative Committee Designee: Robertson moved and Scott seconded the motion to appoint Donald Oswald, Commissioner as the Legislative Committee Designee. Motion carried.

American Legion Lease: Robertson moved and Oswald seconded the motion to sign the American Legion Hall lease for another 10 years. Motion carried.

Elevator Service Agreement: Robertson moved and Oswald seconded the motion to sign the service agreement for the elevator at the Murdock Building. Motion carried.

The SCECED Board Letter of Interest:  No action taken.

There will be a Public Hearing on November 12, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. for a Conditional Use Permit for Invenergy to engage in wind energy pre-construction activities and at 11:00 a.m. for construction of a new gravel pit to be located near Sheridan Lake.

Road & Bridge Equipment: Oswald moved and Robertson seconded the motion to purchase a cone bottomed fuel tank for $4,892.00 for the Haswell Road and Bridge. Motion carried.

2021 Budget: There will be a Budget Work Session the first week of November. 

Courthouse Security: Will be reviewed and discussed at a later date.

The next Commissioner’s Meeting will be October 29, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.

Scott moved and Robertson seconded the motion to adjourn the meeting at 4:13 p.m. Motion carried.