Kiowa County Commissions Meeting Minutes – November 15

Kiowa County Courthouse
Published Friday, December 30, 2016

The regular Kiowa County Commissioners meeting was called to order on November 15, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. by Chairman Richard Scott. Oswald opened the meeting with prayer and Pledge of Allegiance. Those in attendance:

Richard Scott, Chairman of the Board

Cindy McLoud, Commissioner

Donald Oswald, Commissioner

Delisa Weeks, County Clerk

Tina Adamson, County Administrator

McLoud moved and Oswald seconded the motion to accept the minutes as presented. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.

Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to approve the vouchers as presented.                           All Commissioners voted Affirmative. Oswald moved to disallow one voucher from the Sheriff's Surcharge Fund for the amount of $150.00 to pay for a bag piper. McLoud seconded the motion. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.

McLoud moved and Oswald seconded the motion to approve the agenda as amended, with 2 additions. The Marijuana Ordinance was added to old business and the membership for the Colorado Preservation Incorporated and N.A.C.E was added to New Business. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.

Old Business:

McLoud provided updates for the State Historical Fund and the DOLA Grant. McLoud said the DOLA Project is all up to date at this time. Oswald moved and McLoud seconded to sign the EIAF# 7467 letter which allows Commissioner McLoud and Christina Adamson as the Chief Administrators to the Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) Grant Project. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.

Administrator Adamson provided the estimate for the Rialto Motel and said we are still waiting on the state permit for asbestos removal.

Jan Richards with KCDEF provided written documentation in regards to a facility application grant. This would be for a purchase of a trailer that would be able to transport E-Waste. Adamson will request more information and will follow-up at the next meeting.

McLoud reported the next Stepping Up Initiative meeting will be held January 24, 2017 in Lamar, with a Community Corrections meeting to follow.

Administrator Adamson reported the Veteran's Day luncheon was very nice and well attended. Adamson said she wanted to thank everyone involved.

The law office of Lyons and Gaddis (attorneys for the Fire District) had contacted the commissioners in regards to the next steps that need to be taken to continue with the formation of the fire district.

Tammi Clark, Director of Prowers/Kiowa County Health Nurse Services; JoLynn Idler, Business Operation Manager and Lisa Thomas Coordinator for the Collaborative Management Program entered the meeting at 10:05 a.m. Scott moved and Oswald seconded the motion to recess the regular meeting and move into the Board of Health meeting at 10:06 a.m.. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.  Meeting adjourned at 11:20 a.m. Oswald moved and McLoud seconded to move back into regular session at 11:22 a.m. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.

Betsy Barnett, Pricilla Waggoner and Kayla Murdock with the Kiowa County Independent entered the meeting to review the letter Waggoner had sent to the BOCC. Barnett asked the Commissioners if they would reconsider in using the Kiowa County Independent as the County's legal paper for the 2017 year. Discussions followed as to whether the Kiowa County Press is still a legal newspaper or not. Barnett said that the Kiowa County Independent had filed all the information to become a legal newspaper with the U.S. Postal Service. Barnett has requested for expeditious services on behalf of the paper from the Postal Service. Scott said he would like to find out whether the Kiowa County Press is still legal or not, before he makes any decisions. Barnett, Waggoner and Murdock thanked the Commissioners for their time and exited the meeting at 11:50 a.m.

Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to sign the Task Order Amendment #32017 IGA with the Colorado Department of Public Health. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.

Oswald moved and McLoud seconded to recess the meeting at 11:52 a.m. All Commissioners voted Affirmative. The regular meeting reconvened at 1:00 p.m.

Director of Social Services, Dennis Pearson entered the meeting to provide a monthly update from his department. Scott moved and McLoud seconded the motion to sign the (MOU) Memorandum of Understanding to allow the County Hotline Connection Center to answer the child abuse and neglect hotline 24 hours a day. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.

The Fair Board By-Laws & Resolutions were discussed. Oswald moved and McLoud seconded to adopt Resolution number 2016-9. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.

(The Resolution will be printed at the end of the minutes.)

Oswald Moved and Scott seconded to approve the By-Laws for the Kiowa County Fair Board. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.

The Shalberg Pond was discussed and decided it will remain closed due to the high salt content. The Department of Wildlife will notify the county if there are changes to be made.

There will be a Colorado Integrated Solid Waste Management meeting January 19, 2017 in Eads. There will also be some training made available for the Landfill Operator in January.

At 1:50 p.m. the Road and Bridge Foremen entered the meeting to discuss the 2017 budget. The foremen made suggestions as to where and which line items could be cut.

Sheriff Sheridan questioned if the money his department makes for the county thru the model traffic code could be used for the purchase of a new car. The commissioners explained it would be very doubtful that Sheridan would be able to purchase a new vehicle in 2017.

Danny Richards entered the meeting at 4:25 to discuss the water issues with the lakes. He reported the county is still in the running to receive water from the Fort Lyon Canal.  

NEW BUSINESS---Reports were provided and signed.

There were no time off requests made.

Clerk Weeks presented the Windmill Saloon Liquor License Renewal Application. The Sheriff's Office had reported no issues in the last year with the Windmill Saloon. McLoud moved and Oswald seconded to approve the liquor license renewal application. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.

Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to sign the ACH agreement form for authorized signers for the Kiowa County National Bank. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.

The APHIS Work & Financial Plan was reviewed. Oswald moved and McLoud seconded to sign the 2017 Cooperative Service Agreement No. 15-7308-5504-RA.

This plan is primarily used for management of livestock predation, along with other wildlife issues. Cost estimates will vary from operation to operation. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.

The memberships for the Colorado Preservation Incorporated and N.A.C.E we both refused.

The next meeting will be November 22, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.

With no other discussions being presented, McLoud moved and Oswald seconded to adjourn the meeting at 5:25 p.m. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.