Kiowa County Commissioners meeting minutes - October 24, 2019

PROMO Government - Kiowa County, Colorado, Courthouse Eads - Chris Sorensen
Published Friday, November 15, 2019

The Regular meeting of the Kiowa County Commissioners was called to order by Chairman, Richard Scott on October 24, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. Robertson opened the meeting with prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance. Those in Attendance:

Richard Scott, Chairman of the Board

Donald Oswald, Commissioner

Howard "Butch" Robertson, Commissioner

Delisa Weeks, County Clerk

Tina Adamson, County Administrator

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

Motion carried.

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

Motion carried.

Scott moved and Robertson seconded the motion to approve the agenda as amended.

Motion carried. 

Agenda Additions were: Old Business: Disc Golf and in New Business: Bid on County Pick Up, Building Permit, LAV AA Board member replacement and Transit Business.

Grant Updates: Administrator Adamson reported that the Underfunded Courthouse Grant will be reviewed on November 21, 2019 in Denver. This is for the single point of entry for the courthouse.

Ryan Sneller, Technician for the TV Towers entered the meeting at 09:40 a.m. to provide a quarterly report. Mr. Sneller questioned the TV Tower budget. Sneller would like to paint the building at the tower. He will do the painting himself. Sneller exited the meeting at 10:05 a.m.

Belinda Zink, with Zink Associates entered the meeting at 10:00 a.m. to discuss the Senior Citizens meeting that she attended on October 23, 2019. Funding for the finishing portion of the Senior Citizens is the big question. Adamson will research other grant possibilities. Zink exited the meeting at 10:30 a.m.

Landfill Updates/Recycling: Administrator Adamson reported that there were 63 customers on Free Dump Day on October 19th* There was 34,940 pounds of waste collected that day.

Oswald moved and Scott seconded the motion to recess for lunch at 11 :55 a.m. Motion carried. The regular session reconvened at 1 :00 p.m.

Planning and Zoning Updates: Oswald moved and Robertson seconded to hire Jerry Allan for land use permitting at $50.00 per hour on an as needed basis. Motion carried.

Oswald moved and Robertson seconded the motion to add the transmission regulations addendum to the 1041 regulations. Motion carried.

Viaerowould like to put another tower in the Brandon area. They have applied for a building permit.

NPS Building Rental Agreement: Still in negotiations.

Safety Circuit Rider Program: Scott moved and Oswald seconded to participate in the Safety Circuit Rider Program. Motion carried. This program allows the State to evaluate our county roads for hazards and safety concerns for free.

2020 Budget: Adamson presented the Fair Board budget. It will be discussed further at the budget hearing. Adamson presented the health insurance estimates with the 7% increase to the Commissioners. With an increase in insurance costs the Commissioners' determined that in 2020 the county employees will have to pay the 7% increase out of their own pockets. Discussion followed.

NEW BUSINESS:

Upcoming meeting and reports were reviewed and signed

Time off Requests: One time off Request was made. Oswald moved and Robertson seconded the motion toapprove the request. Motion carried.

John Messner, with the Colorado Oil and Gas Commission was here to update the BOCC on the currents regulations for oil and gas.

Peters Pit Gravel Lease: Oswald moved and Robertson seconded the motion to approve the updated Gravel Lease. Motion carried.

Family Resource Center Assignment Agreement: Oswald moved to approve the contract agreement between the Family Resource Center and Kiowa County Public Health. Robertson seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Pick up Bid: The bid was refused.

Building Permit: Scott moved and Robertson seconded the motion to approve the building permit for Michael and Sharon Arns of the Sheridan Lake area. Motion carried.

LAVAA Board MemberWanda Lessenden has asked to be replacedon the LAVAA Board. Administrator Adamson will advertise in the newspapers.

The next regular Commissioner's meeting will be held November 14, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.

With the no further business to discuss, Oswald movedand Robertson seconded the motion to adjourn the meeting at 3:50 p.m. Motion carried.

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