The regular meeting of the Kiowa County Commissioners was called to order by Chairman, Richard Scott on March 30, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. Scott opened with a prayer and Pledge of Allegiance. Those attending were:
Richard Scott, Chairman
Cindy McLoud, Commissioner
Donald Oswald, Commissioner
Delisa Weeks, County Clerk
Tina Adamson, County Administrator
Oswald moved and McLoud seconded to accept the March 15, 2016 minutes as presented. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.
Minutes of the Special Meeting on March 18, 2016 were reviewed. McLoud moved and Oswald seconded to accept the minutes of the special meeting as presented. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.
Vouchers were reviewed and signed. Oswald moved and McLoud seconded to approve all vouchers as presented. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.
The agenda was reviewed. Scott moved and McLoud seconded the motion to approve the agenda with 4 additions. The additions were: three new reports and a meeting with the Clerk regarding elections. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.
Ashley Pearson with P.M. and Sons Enterprises entered the meeting to introduce herself and provide information on their new business opening in Eads. Pearson said they will specialize in diesel services with a five bay shop. They will have diesel technicians on hand and plan to have a chrome store open for the truckers. The commissioners wished her well with the new business.
Grant: Belinda Zink, the architect for the Murdock Renovation Project submitted bills for the Murdock building.
KCVN did turn in their application to the Surface Transportation Board for the feeder line of the railroad. KCVN had their valuation for the feeder line set at 2 million dollars.
Adamson stated that Superior Excavating had requested a gravel permit from the county for the ground work for the Love's store. The county does not require a permit.
McLoud reported a couple of cattle guards that are on DOW property need to be repaired in the Queens Reservoir area. Adamson will contact Mr. Black with Department of Wildlife and ask if he can attend the next Commissioner's meeting.
Reports were reviewed and signed. Some of the monthly meetings attended by Commissioners were:
SAGE: Oswald reported Kiowa County residents donate very well for the price of their meals.
SEBREA- There was no expense report. They are still trying to become a 501C3.
SECOM -Will be offering fiber optic internet services to homes
SECED is working toward requiring a housing assessment for the county.
Scott reported the charging stations will be installed at Cobblestone.
CKLECC-McLoud reported they are working toward a 501C3.They are trying to get more daycares into three counties. The Eads Day Care Steering Committee will be touring the Haxtun Daycare to see how it functions and to view the financials.
16-Action Mar 30-01: Eunice Weber, Ambulance Coordinator presented an application for ambulance driver. Oswald moved and McLoud seconded to approve Avery Snover as an ambulance driver. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.
Weber presented the County Plan for funding for training for the emergency services and also public awareness. Weber is requesting $10,000.00 for funding next year.
16-Action Mar 30-02: Oswald moved and McLoud seconded to approve the County Ambulance Plan. All Commissioners voted Affirmative. Weber thanked the board and exited at 10:55 a.m.
Barbara McDaniel, Chief Clerk for the 15th Judicial Court Services and Elaine Lindholm, Court Clerk for Kiowa County entered the meeting with a plan to present for construction of a new judges' bench. The bench that is currently there cannot hold all the electronic equipment now required for the courts. Chris Allen from Cheyenne Wells will be doing the project. McDaniel said the plan is to have the bench replaced which will be a deeper and wider bench and is requesting the county be involved when the electrical is being installed. Maintenance Foreman Crain will be apprised of the project. She also asked the commissioners if the carpets could be cleaned and the courtroom painted while the courtroom is under construction.
Time off Requests: One was requested and approved.
16-Action Mar 30-03: A Subdivision Exemption Application was requested by Patricia DeeAnne Kahler. McLoud moved and Oswald seconded to approve the Subdivision Exemption Application. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.
16-Action Mar 30-04: Oswald moved and McLoud seconded to sign the Memorandum of Understanding with the Domestic Safety Resources. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.
Scott moved and Oswald seconded to recess the meeting at 12:10 pm. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.
The meeting reconvened at 1:10 p.m. Commissioner Scott was not present for the afternoon session. Pricilla Waggoner with the Kiowa County Independent entered the meeting as a member of the audience.
Dawn Back, Physician Assistant and Dr. Richardt, Physical Therapy Director entered the meeting to discuss an exercise center. Back questioned the use of a fairground building.
After lengthy discussions the commissioners said they would need to discuss this more but said the community building would not be able to be used for an exercise center. Back and Richardt exited the meeting.
16-Action Mar 30-04 Oswald moved and McLoud seconded to sign the proposal with Stand By Power and Service Company at a fee of $3308.00 per year. This proposal is in regards to a maintenance agreement for the Sheridan Lake DTR Tower Generator. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.
The next County Commissioner's meeting will be April 12, 2016.
McLoud moved and Oswald seconded to adjourn the meeting at 2:34 pm. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.
Delisa L. Weeks Richard Scott
Kiowa County Clerk Chairman of the Board