The Kiowa County Commissioners meeting was called to order by Chairman Dick Scott On February 10, 2016 at 9:00a.m. Scott followed with prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance.
Those attending the meeting were:
Richard Scott, Chairman of the Board
Cindy McLoud Commissioner
Donald Oswald, Commissioner
Delisa Weeks, County Clerk
Tina Adamson, County Administrator
Oswald moved and McLoud seconded to approve minutes as presented with one correction. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.
Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to approve the vouchers as presented. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.
Scott moved and Oswald seconded to approve agenda with two additions: One being a phone conversation with Tom Wilcox with KCVN, and Teresa Witte information on the sirens that are throughout the county.
Social Service Director, Dennis Pearson entered the meeting at 9:03 am. Pearson reported the IGA for the Collaborative Program is in the draft version.
Pearson reported the construction in the upper level of the Bransgrove building is going well. The cost for the repairs to the building is going through three programs TANIF, child welfare, and the Collaborative Program. Pearson exited the meeting 9:25 a.m.
Scott moved to recess the meeting to accept a phone call from Tom Wilcox with KCVN at 9:22 a.m. McLoud seconded the motion. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.
Scott moved and McLoud seconded the motion to enter back into regular session at 10:05 a.m. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.
Public Health Director, Tammie Clark and Director JoLynn Idler entered the meeting at 10:05 a.m.
Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to recess the regular meeting and begin the Board of Health Meeting at 10:06 a.m. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.
Oswald moved and McLoud seconded to adjourn the Board of Health meeting at 10:53 a.m. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.
Oswald moved and McLoud seconded to enter back into regular session at 10:55 a.m. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.
Eunice Weber, Ambulance Coordinator entered the meeting at 10:55 a.m. to discuss the licensing for the ambulances. Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to sign the Ambulance Services Licensing for the 2016 year. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.
Brittany Bowman Extension Agent entered the meeting to provide the quarterly report for the Extension Office. Bowman reported that there are 35 youth enrolled in the 4-H Cloverbuds. After lengthy discussions Bowman thanked the commissioners for their time and exited the meeting.
Grant Updates were provided by Commissioner McLoud. McLoud attended the State Historical Conference in Denver. McLoud received a $170,000.00 check from the State Historical Fund Grant. This is the last State Historical Grant Kiowa County will receive. Scott said this grant was to be $200,000.00. McLoud said the county will have to use another grant such as El Pomar or the Daniel's Grant Fund to cover the remaining $30,000.00 the State Historical Fund will not cover.
Oswald moved and Scott seconded the motion to adjourn the meeting for lunch at 11:55 a.m. All Commissioners voted Affirmative. Commissioner's Meeting reconvened at 1:04 p.m.
Oswald moved and McLoud seconded to approve the minutes to the special meeting held in Lamar on February 3, 2016. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.
Those entering the meeting at 1:06 p.m. were Rick Reed, Rich Naylor, and Jim Langlois with 4 Rivers Implement.
Rick Reed presented the lease for three new road graders. The county also had three older graders that were used for trade-ins. The total price for the new road graders with the trade-ins is $556,950.00.
Event Planner; Elise Crockett reported that she had spoken with Andrew McCracken (Fair board Member) about the possibility of horse racing at the fairgrounds. Fees were discussed. Ms. Crockett said there would be more information available at a later date.
Jeanne Sorensen entered the meeting at1:50 p.m. and asked the commissioners if they could assist in the proper way to destroy the counties old electronics that she has. The commissioners said they would be willing to assist on this.
Sheriff Sheridan and Undersheriff Six entered the meeting to discuss the upcoming defensive driving class the Undersheriff will be conducting. Adamson had spoken with CTSI in regards to the defensive driving and whether the Undersheriff would be on personal time or on duty. Sheriff Sheridan said he would be on duty.
NEW BUSINESS: Reports were reviewed and discussed.
Oswald moved and McLoud seconded to sign the annual resolution to participate with Lower Arkansas Valley Area Agency on Aging. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.
Oswald moved and McLoud seconded to approve the lease agreement with Sheridan Lake Tower Site for RTH Farms. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.
The Employee Handbook was reviewed and revisions will be made.
Teresa Witte reported the sirens are not working correctly. Witte is to get a hold of Bob Benz with DigitCom and ask about the repeaters in the area. She said this is one of her priorities as tornado season is coming up on us.
Scott mentioned forming a Transportation Advisory Committee that would assist in the planning, development and support for all aspects of the County road & and bridge system, State and Federal Highway issues, and rail transportation. Members would consist of all commissioners and road & bridge foreman and include 2 citizen members from each district. Adamson will place an ad in the papers for these positions.
The next Commissioners Meeting will be February 25, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.
With no further business, Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the meeting be adjourned at 4:45 p.pm. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.
Kiowa County Clerk Chairman