Kiowa County Commissioners Minutes - April 28, 2016

Kiowa County Courthouse
Published Saturday, May 14, 2016

            The Kiowa County Commissioners Regular Meeting was called to order on April 28, 2016 at 9:04 a.m. by Chairman of the Board, Richard Scott. Scott opened the meeting with a prayer and Pledge of Allegiance. Those attending were:


Richard Scott, Chairman of the Board

Cindy McLoud, Commissioner

Donald Oswald, Commissioner

Delisa Weeks, County Clerk

Tina Adamson, County Administrator


            Oswald moved and Scott seconded to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of April 12, 2016 with one correction.  All Commissioners voted Affirmative.


            Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to approve payment of vouchers as presented. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.


            Scott moved and Oswald seconded the motion to accept the agenda as amended, except for 5 additions and one deletion. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.


            Dennis Pearson, Director of Department of Social Services entered the meeting at 9:10 a.m. and provided updates. Oswald moved to sign the Title IV-E Waiver Demonstration Project for Department of Human Services.  McLoud seconded the motion. All Commissioners voted Affirmative. This is for family services and the permanent round table meetings.


            Pearson asked the Commissioners if they would accept the state rates for child care. McLoud moved and Oswald seconded the motion to accept the state rates for the C-Cap Program. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.


            George Tinker with the CTSI presented the yearly report. 


           Old Business:


           McLoud provided information on the contract with the State Historical Fund. Oswald questioned whether this will slow down the progression of the Murdock building.


           Adamson reported on the Rialto Motel. Commissioners agreed to have Gobble-Hayes proceed as planned. The project contractor with Gobble-Hayes will be meeting with Adamson to assist in writing the bid process on the Rialto Motel. 


            McLoud reported on the Stepping Up Initiative team that traveled to Washington, D.C. Sheriff Sheridan and McLoud were two of the members from our county that attended. She said it was a very good conference. McLoud said that the Corrections Board and the Stepping Up Board are doing what is being expected of them. Sheriff Sheridan is working closely with the Kiowa County Social Services in addition to the surrounding sheriff offices, to assure pertinent information is being shared. The Step up group is combining information to share with the corrections board.


            Craig Kerfoot and Doug Uhland entered the meeting in regards to the Cobblestone Tax Abatement Hearing. Assessor Miller entered the meeting to present information to substantiate a correction in the taxable value of the Cobblestone Inn. After reviewing the figures the Assessor presented, Oswald moved and McLoud seconded to approve the adjustment in valuation. All Commissioners voted Affirmative. The petition will be sent to the Division of Property Taxation for review and/or approval. 


            Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to approve the Liquor License for Cobblestone Inn. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.


            Raelynn Riley and Tearle Lessenden with the Fair Board entered the meeting and requested approval for use of the Community Building to conduct the fair board meetings. Discussions proceeded with availability of the facility. Oswald and Scott feel that it would be alright to have the meetings out at the fairgrounds through fair. Plans for alley-ways being placed near the arena area were discussed. Lessenden is to get prices on the items needed to make these repairs to the arena area.


            Oswald moved and Scott seconded to break for the lunch session. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.                                                              


            The Commissioners meeting reconvened at 1:04 p.m. Tammi Clark with the Prowers/Kiowa County Health Services introduced Lisa Thomas as the new CMG Coordinator for the four eastern counties. She will have regional presence throughout Kiowa County. Ms. Thomas will have an office in the Kiowa County Health Services Office on Main Street. 


            Audrey Johnson and Tina Meyer entered the meeting with questions on payroll. The questions will be turned over to Krissy Ray with Human Resources.


            The commissioners reviewed the various law firms that have shown interest to the formation of a county fire district. There will be a work session on May 3rd at 9:30 a.m.


            Rod Brown entered the meeting to discuss the possibility of abandoning a section of county road Y and Intersection 50. Oswald moved and McLoud seconded to abandon a section of road Y from intersection 50 east to the Golden Rule Headquarters.  All Commissioners voted Affirmative.


            Oswald reported KECDF requested that the road into the FFA barn be extended to the west. Oswald moved and McLoud seconded to extend County Road R, a quarter of a mile to the west. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.


            Oswald moved to accept Resolution 2016-3. McLoud seconded the motion. All Commissioners voted Affirmative. This resolution allows one load of gravel per household per year. 


            Scott moved and Oswald seconded the addition to the State COSI Scholarship Application presented by Ann Marie Crampton. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.


            Reports were reviewed and signed. Meeting that were attended by the Commissioners were: SEBREA, SAGE, KCEDF, SEDDS, SCEDD and LCC.


Oswald moved and McLoud seconded to approve the one Time-off Request for                                 July 4 - 8th.  All Commissioners voted Affirmative.


           The DOW Lake Clean Up ad will go into the paper. The cattle guards by the lakes have been replaced.


            Amendment 69 was discussed.  Commissioners agreed to vote against it. Amendment 69 is in regards to Healthcare.


            The 2016 Fair Parade theme is "From Far and Wide Show your Kiowa County Pride".  Shawn Roberson was the recipient of $50.00 Eads Bucks for the winning theme.


Adams County Sheriff donated a Mobile Command Unit to Kiowa County.          Sheriff Sheridan has received this Unit.


           The DOLA REDI Program Application is being reviewed to see if the county would qualify for this.


            Commissioners will be reviewing the revised by-laws in regards to the fair board and their policies.


            Oswald made a Motion to Adopt the Conditional Use Permit for Transmission Lines in the County of Kiowa that were revised and approved by Planning and Zoning. Scott seconded the motion.  All Commissioners voted Affirmative.


            The commissioners will review the lease agreement on the Shalberg Pond.


            The next commissioner meetings will be May 12th and May 26, 2016.


            Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to adjourn the meeting at 5:15            p.m.  All Commissioners voted Affirmative.





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Delisa L. Weeks                                                        Richard Scott

Kiowa County Clerk                                                 Chairman of the Board







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