Flags in front of the Kiowa County Courthouse in Eads, Colorado. The building is surrounded by trees.

Kiowa County Commissioners meeting minutes - June 23, 2022

Kiowa County Courthouse in Eads, Colorado. © Chris Sorensen

The Regular meeting of the Kiowa County Commissioners was called to order on June 23, 2022 at 9:20 a.m. by Chairman Donald Oswald. Robertson opened the meeting with prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance.

  • Donald Oswald, Chairman 
  • Howard "Butch" Robertson, Commissioner Mike Lening, Commissioner 
  • Delisa Weeks, County Clerk 
  • Tina Adamson, County Administrator

Minutes: Robertson moved, and Lening seconded the motion to approve the June 9, 2022; minutes with corrections. Motion carried. 

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

Agenda: Oswald moved, and Lening seconded the motion to approve the amended agenda with one addition to Old Business-Liquor License and 4 additions to New Business-Cemetery Board Interest, Ambulance Licensing Requirements, T-Mobile Building Permit and the DTR Tower. Motion carried. 

Dennis Pearson, Social Service Director entered the meeting at 9:30 a.m. to provide a monthly report. Pearson brought in TANF Agreement for the next year. Robertson moved, Lening seconded to sign the TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families) Colorado Department of Human Services MOU. Motion carried. 

Pearson stated in April they dispensed $51,000.00 in Food Stamps. This did not include the Healthy Choice Program or Commodities. 

The Low Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) will be brought back to the Social Service Department.


Grant Updates:

The Mini Grant in the amount of $10,000.00 was discussed. No action taken. 

Transit Grant: Discussion followed further on a SOX 30 building being installed at the former dog kennel at the fairgrounds. 

Oswald will contact local contractors as well as other Colorado dealers for pricing and construction. 

Updates were provided on the following line items without any action taken: 

  • Housing Project Updates 
  • Landfill/Recycling Updates 
  • Planning and Zoning Update 

Liquor License: Clerk Weeks provided the documentation required for a Special Event Permit for the Kiowa County Fair board for fair. The BOCC would like to meet with the fair board in regards to the location of the beer garden, before taking any action. 

Inflatables and Trains: The little barrel train and inflatables were discussed. A rental agreement of $50.00 per day will be charged for use of the barrel train. 

Meeting and reports: Reports and Meeting were reviewed and signed. 

Time Off Request: Lening moved, and Robertson seconded the motion to approve the time off request. Motion carried. 

Oswald moved, and Robertson seconded the motion to recess for lunch at 11:56 a.m. Motion carried.

The regular meeting reconvened at 1:15 p.m. 

Road Foreman, Allan Watts entered the meeting at 1:00 p.m. to further discuss the fee schedule the R & B department will use for repairs and road complaints. 

A letter will be sent to an owner of a gravel pit, who had hauled gravel for themselves. The county billed the land owner for commercial gravel. 

Road Foreman, Spady is working with Mr. Negley on the road concerns he had. 

Damage to the county roads: A letter will be sent to property owners whose farm equipment has damaged the roads. 

Cemetery Board: Robertson moved, and Oswald seconded the motion to appoint Kent Johnston to the West End Cemetery Board. Motion carried. 

Salary Survey: Administrator Adamson presented the required yearly salary survey. The BOCC reviewed the survey. No further action was taken. 

Ambulance License Requirements: There was discussion over the record keeping of the maintenance records on each ambulance and other requirements needed to be in compliance.

T Mobile Building Permit: Oswald moved, and Lening seconded the motion to approve the building permit on legal description 24-18-44 in the Northeast Quarter. Motion carried. 

The next regular Commissioner's meeting will be held July 14, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.

With no further business to conduct, Oswald moved and Robertson seconded the motion to adjourn the meeting at 2:37 p.m. Motion carried.