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

Kiowa County Commissioners meeting minutes - May 13, 2021

Kiowa County Courthouse in Eads, Colorado. © Chris Sorensen

The Regular Meeting of the Kiowa County Commissioners was called to order on May 13, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. by Chairman Oswald. Commissioner Lening opened the meeting with Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance. Those in attendance:

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

Minutes: Lening moved, and Robertson seconded the motion to approve the April 29th minutes as

presented. Motion carried.

Vouchers: Robertson moved, and Oswald seconded the motion to approve the vouchers as presented.

One was questioned and clarified by Administrator Adamson.

Agenda: Oswald moved, and Lening seconded the motion to approve the agenda as amended.

Additions: New County Roads/C-DOT Hwy 287 Review/Maintenance Agreement for Clerk's Office.

Motion carried.

Gail Voss and Joyce Berry, members of the Senior Center entered the meeting at 9:30 a.m. to discuss additional electrical outlets and lighting for the Center. Adams Electric will be in Eads this next week and Adamson will have them place a bid for the electrical at the Senior Center.


Grant Updates: A work session to review grants is set for May 17, 2021.

Landfill/Recycling Update: The scales have been calibrated and licensed at the landfill.

Lakes Update: The landowner's meeting that was held in late April for the Off-Road Track had opposition. Some landowners feel that their property will be trespassed on which could cause further concerns in the future. There will be more information forth coming.

COVID 19 Update: Adamson discussed the American Recovery Act. There was discussion as to different ideas that these funds could be used for.


Upcoming Meetings: Reports and Meetings were reviewed and signed.

Time off Requests: Robertson moved, and Lening seconded the motion to approve the 2 time off requests. Motion tarried.

Sheriff Resignation: Lening moved, and Robertson seconded the motion to accept Sheriff Casey Sheridan's resignation. Motion carried. The BOCC would like to thank Sheriff Sheridan for his years of

dedicated service to Kiowa County.

Resolution Opposing Initiative 16: Robertson moved to approve Resolution 2021-4 Opposing Ballot Initiative 16 in Support of the Agricultural Industry and the Livestock Industry. Lening seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Disc Golf Grand Opening/Clinic: Administrative Adamson presented the Banner which states "Dick Scott Memorial Disc Golf Course.” There will be a Clinic as well as a Disc Golf Tournament held in the near future.

C-DOT Hwy 287 Review: On Thursday May 27th C-DOT will be touring Hwy 287 and reviewing what projects are in progress and what is coming in the future.

Maintenance Agreement for Kiowa County Clerk: Lening moved, and Oswald seconded the motion to approve the Saul's Creek Service Agreement used for recording documents. Motion carried.

Oswald moved, and Robertson seconded the motion to recess the regular meeting for the lunch hour at 11:53a.m. Motion carried.

The Regular meeting reconvened at 1:00 p.m.

Social Service Director, Dennis Pearson entered the meeting at 1:00 p.m. to discuss the Cost Allocation Plan. If the County does not approve the plan, we will have to reimburse the State $5000.00 per year for two years. Discussion followed. Oswald moved, and Lening seconded the motion to approve MGT to manage our Cost Allocation Plan. Motion carried.

Pearson discussed the probability of hiring a temporary part-time worker from Kit Carson to job shadow for a caseworker position. Oswald moved to allow the internship for Social Service for eight to ten weeks. Robertson seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Pearson exited the meeting at 1:40 p.m.

Teri Ellis, with AKE Companies, LLC entered the meeting at 2:25 p.m. to provide demonstration of the new fire extinguishers which can be recharged and are more cost effective. The BOCC thanked her for taking the time to demonstrate the use of the fire extinguishers. No decision was made at this time.

Jeannie Sorensen entered the meeting as a member of the community to ask about purchasing rock from the County. She thanked the BOCC for the information and exited the meeting. Oswald will speak with Mrs. Sorensen further in regard to the rock.

The Safety Circuit Rider Commission members entered the meeting to discuss their findings on County Rd. 19, 49 and 78. They reported County Road 49 is in need of major repairs. They suggested adding and replacing more signage to the County roads would also be a benefit to the County.

The Safety Circuit members exited the meeting at 3:30 p.m.

Broadband Feasibility Letter: Lening moved, and Robertson seconded the motion to approve the Letter of Support Feasibility for Broadband. Motion carried.

With no further business to discuss, Lening moved, and Robertson seconded the motion to adjourn the meeting at 3:50 p.m. Motion carried.