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Kiowa County Commissioners meeting minutes - July 13, 2023

Kiowa County, Colorado, Courthouse in Eads. © Chris Sorensen

The Regular meeting of the Kiowa County Commissioners was called to order on July 13, 2023, at 9:00 a.m. by Chairman Donald Oswald. Lening opened the meeting with prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance.

  • Donald Oswald, Chairman 
  • Mike Lening, Commissioner 
  • Delisa Weeks, County Clerk 
  • Tina Adamson, County Administrator
  • (Commissioner Robertson was absent from meeting)

Minutes: Oswald moved and Lening seconded the motion to approve the minutes as presented. Motion carried. 

Vouchers: Lening moved, and Oswald seconded the motion to approve the vouchers as presented. Motion carried. 

Agenda: Oswald moved to approve the agenda with the following additions: New Business: Election Equipment and Appointments: Veteran's Office Update. Lening seconded the motion. Motion carried. 

OLD BUSINESS: Grant Updates: The Legion Hall has received 2 bids for exterior work. No further action has taken place. 

Landfill/Recycling Update: Administrator Adamson reported the landfill scales were hit with lightning again. Repairs have been made to the scales and the landfill is operational again. 

Landfill Foreman, Scranton reported that they have made 90 trips to the recycling center in Sheridan Lake for the first half of the year. The new roll-offs are being used quite frequently by the public. 

10:00 a.m.: Kiowa County Assessor, Marci Miller and Sarah Dickmeyer, Consultant with Schneider GIS via Zoom requested to meet with the BOCC in regard to a video conference held in June. Dickmeyer wanted the opportunity to review the information she had sent to the BOCC. She described how the GIS System worked and the different layers that could be purchased which would allow more information to be available to the public. 

Dickmeyer thanked the BOCC for their time and consideration and exited the ZOOM meeting at 10:57 a.m. Assessor Miller continued in the meeting explaining how this program would be helpful in her office as well as some of the other offices. She exited the meeting at 11:15. 

Janelle Crow, Veteran's Office Manager entered the meeting to provide updated information pertaining to Veterans. Crow exited the meeting at 11:35 a.m. 

Planning & Zoning Update: Adamson reported Wind lnvenergy's pre application is completed and fees have been paid.

Adamson discussed the decommissioning fees. She reviewed the processes with the BOCC. After some discussion, Lening moved to approve the 1041 decommissioning fee schedule, Oswald seconded the motion. Motion carried. 

Fairgrounds Repairs: Oswald provided feedback from the last fair board meeting. New equine signs and no parking signs were purchased for the pavilion. There was an issue with people parking their vehicles under the pavilion when severe weather was coming through. There were vehicles being left under the pavilion and the next day there was to be a roping contest going on. The BOCC has put a lock on the fence surrounding the pavilion and signs will be posted as to no vehicles being parked under the pavilion. 

There will be an air conditioner ordered for the kitchen area in the community building at the fairgrounds. 

GIS Program: Lening moved to purchase Schneider GIS program. Oswald second the motion. Motion carried. This system can be utilized for use by each department in the Courthouse. The fee for this system is $76,810.00 and will be paid with impact fees. Impact fees come from the developers in Kiowa County. 

Oswald moved, and Lening seconded the motion to recess for lunch at 11:58 a.m. Motion carried. 

The regular meeting reconvened at 1:05 p.m. 

Social Service Director, Dennis Pearson entered the meeting at 1:05 p.m. to provide a monthly report for his department. Pearson exited the meeting at 1:30 p.m.

Upcoming meeting and Reports were reviewed and signed. 

Historic Preservation nomination to Local Historic Register: Lening moved and Oswald seconded the motion to approve the Haswell Community Building to the Historic Register. Motion carried. 

DEM ESF #7: Oswald moved, and Lening seconded the motion to approve the Emergency Support Fund #7 Report. Motion carried. 

Bridge Inspections/Certification: The Road and Bridge Foremen will complete the bridge inspections and sign the certifications required. 

Election Equipment Update: Clerk and Recorder, Delisa Weeks presented information regarding updating the Dominion Voting Equipment. After discussion Oswald moved and Lening seconded the motion to approve the updating to the current and new equipment to be purchased. Motion carried. The total purchase for year one will be $23,285.97. These funds will be paid using the Special E funds. 

The next regular meeting will be held July 27, 2023, at 9:00 a.m.

With no further business to discuss, Oswald moved and Lening seconded the motion to adjourn the meeting at 3:10 p.m. Motion carried.