Kiowa County Commissioners Minutes - June 12, 2018

PROMO 660 x 440 Government - Kiowa County Courthouse Chris Sorensen
Published Saturday, July 7, 2018

The Kiowa County Commissioner's regular meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m. on June 12, 2018 by Chairman Richard Scott. Scott opened the meeting with prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance. Those in Attendance:

Richard Scott, Chairman 

Cindy McLoud, Commissioner 

Donald Oswald, Commissioner 

Delisa Weeks, County Clerk 

Tina Adamson, County Administrator

Mark Rodman, Chief Officer with History Colorado had a phone conference with the commissioners, at 9:30 a.m. to discuss Historic Tax Credits on the Murdock Project. The money a business uses to do renovation can be used as a tax credit. There may be a possibility a portion of the Murdock Project that belongs to the Senior Citizen can be used as a historic tax credit. The County Attorney will review the information and keep the commissioners apprised on this information. 

Social Service Director, Dennis Pearson entered the meeting as a member of the audience and Jo Lynn Idler, with Public Health entered the meeting to present the 2018-2019 EPR Grant. Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to sign the 2018-2019 EPR Contracts. Motion carried. 

Idler discussed the letter from the State in regards to the Public Health Office and how it will not be in compliance if it is moved upstairs in the present building it is in. The elevator is out of compliance per State regulation requirements. 

Administrator Adamson discussed price quotes for panic alarms and surveillance cameras for the Public Health Office and Social Services. Idler exited the meeting at 10:25 a.m. Pearson remained as a member of the audience. 

McLoud moved Oswald seconded the motion to approve the minutes with one correction to be made to the minutes. Motion carried. 

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

Scott moved and Oswald seconded the motion to accept the agenda as presented. Motion carried. 

OLD BUSINESS: 

Landfill Update/Compliance Order on Consent:Adamson discussed the letter she had received from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. County Attorney, Don Steerman recommended the Commissioners sign the Compliance Letter that CDPHE had sent. Scott moved and McLoud seconded the motion to sign the Compliance Letter prepared by CDPHE. Motion carried. 

Fairgrounds & Lakes Update/Lakes Clean Up Bid: Scott moved and Oswald seconded the motion to accept the bid from Charles Collins as Lake Caretaker at $900.00 per month for 4.5 months. The begin date will be June 15, 2018. Motion carried. 

At 11 :00 a.m. entering as members of the audience was the newly formed (FLLCC) Future Leaders Learning and Care Center groupconsisting of Tina Kraft, Shawn Kraft, Jennifer Crow, Kayla Murdock, Jan Richards and Dennis Pearson. This group had asked if it was possible to move the Public Health Office upstairs and they would be able to take over the lower level and open a day care center. McLoud provided information to this group in regards to the Public Health office and how it can not be moved. Social Service Director, Pearson asked if there was a possibility the childcare organization could have the playground equipment and fencing that is in the back of the old daycare. The commissioners agreed that they could have it. Pearson explained to the Commissioners the remaining TANF funds in the amount of $23,500.00 are still available and asked if these funds could be used for a new daycare. The Commissioners agreed these funds could be possibly used for this project. These funds will be available in the very near future. The FLLCC said they will continue to work with the First Baptist Church in regards to getting a portion of the church regulated as a child care center. The FLLCC Group thanked the BOCC for the playground equipment and the fencing. They all exited the meeting except for Social Service Director Pearson. 

Dennis Pearson, Social Service Director presented the Department of Health Care Policy. After review McLoud moved and Oswald seconded the motion to approve the Department of Health Care Policy. Motion carried. 

Pearson then discussed the TANF Funds in the amount of $23,500.00. Oswald moved and Scott seconded to designate the TANF Funds for the FLLCC (Future Leaders Learning Child Care.) Motion carried. 

Pearson would like to change the hours of operation for the Department of Social Services. He explained that some of the employees would like to leave at 4 p.m. in the afternoon after picking their children up at school. Discussion followed and no decisions were made at this time. The commissioners agreed that it should stay the same as it has been. No action taken at this time. 

McLoud moved and Oswald seconded the motion to allow Department of Social Services to purchase a vehicle for less than $22,500.00. Motion carried. This vehicle will be used to transport youth for parenting times and other issues. Motion carried. 

Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to recess for lunch at 12:00 p.m. Motion carried. The meeting reconvened at 1 :05 p.m. 

BPPT Credit Correction: Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to accept the corrected Business Personal Property Tax Credit to Eads Consumer Supply. Motion carried. 

Upcoming Meetings: There are six upcoming meetings that will be attended by the Commissioners. Meetings and Reports were reviewed and signed. 

NEW BUSINESS: The next regular Commissioner's meeting will be June 28, 2018. 

Jeramy McNeely, Bruce Fickenscher and Kelly Roesch with the State of Colorado Extension Office entered the meeting to provide updates for this area. As of August 1, 2018, Fickenscher will be the official Area Director for the Colorado State Extension Office. Fickenscher reported there will be 3 area agents moving out of the southeast region. 

Kelly Roesch reported crop testing has been taking place on some of Burl Scherler's land. Discussion followed. Mr. Fickenscher thanked the BOCC for their time and he and Kelly Roesch exited the meeting. 

Weed Board members Rick Spady, Jeff Uhland and Jeremy McNeely entered the meeting to discuss the bind weed problems in Kiowa County. There was lengthy discussion over the different chemicals and who is licensed to apply these chemicals. No decisions were made. The Weed Board members exited the meeting at 3 :00 p.m. 

Board Letter of Interest: After reviewing the one letter of interest for the hospital board, Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to approve Ken Flory to the County Hospital Board. Motion carried. 

Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to enter an agreement with the County Fire District. Motion carried. 

With no other business to conduct, Scott moved and Oswald seconded the motion to adjourn the meeting at 3:00 p.m. Motion carried.