Kiowa County Commissioners meeting minutes - September 26, 2019
The Regular meeting of the Kiowa County Commissioners was called to order on September 26, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. by Commissioner, Donald Oswald. Oswald opened the meeting with a prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance.
Those in attendance
Donald Oswald, Commissioner
Howard "Butch Robertson", Commissioner
Delisa Weeks, County Clerk
Tina Adamson, County Administrator
Oswald moved and Robertson seconded the motion to approve minutes as presented.
Chairman Richard Scott entered the meeting at 9:30 a.m.
Oswald moved and Robertson seconded the motion to accept the vouchers as presented.
Robertson moved and Oswald seconded the motion to approve the agenda as presented.
Grant Updates: Administrator Adamson provided an update on the picnic tables that still have not been delivered to the fair grounds.
Adamson is working on a weed control grant.
Meghan Hillman, Public Health Director; Dennis Pearson, Social Service Director and Teresa Witte, Emergency Manager; entered the meeting at 09:50 a.m. to attend the Board of Health meeting. Scott moved and Robertson seconded the motion to recess the regular meeting and move into the Public Health meeting at 09:57 a.m. Motion carried. Scott moved and Oswald seconded the motion to adjourn the public health meeting at 10:30 a.m. Motion carried. Hillman, Pearson and Witte exited the meeting at 10:34 a.m.
Landfill Update: Scott moved and Robertson seconded the motion to approve Adams Electric for installation of LED Lights at the County Shop in Sheridan Lake.
Kiowa County Treasurer Diana Flory, Deputy Treasurer Linda Watts, Sheriff, Casey Sheridan and Clerk Weeks entered the meeting to question the Policy and Procedures with the BOCC. Treasurer Flory requested an executive session. Oswald moved and Robertson seconded the motion to recess the regular meeting and move into executive session per Colorado Statute 24-6-402 (4) (f) personnel matters at 10:58 a.m. Motion carried. Scott moved and Robertson seconded the motion to move out of executive session and back into regular session at 12:06 p.m. Motion carried. No decisions were
Scott moved and Oswald seconded the motion to recess for lunch at 12:07 p.m. Motion carried. Meeting reconvened at 1 :00 p.m.
Belinda Zink, with Zink and Associates entered the meeting at 1: 10 p.m. to present the final design for the Single Point Entry. The BOCC agreed to the final plan. Ms. Zink exited the meeting at 1 :24 p.m.
Rick Spady, Road Foreman in District 3 entered the meeting at 1 :46 p.m. to discuss the damage of the dozer. John Deere will do an assessment and notify the county if there is any damage.
Weed Control Update: The Weed Board will consist of two people from each Commissioner district, the Road & Bridge Foreman and the CSU Extension Agent, Tearle Lessenden.
Railroad Update: The railroad attorney requested that the BOCC rescind their objection to the crossing warning signs on Main Street in Eads. The Board of Commissioners agreed to rescind their objection if the Town of Eads agrees to the railroad's conditions and withdraws their objection.
NPS Building Rental Agreement: No Action.
KCEDF Liability Insurance: Adamson will contact Jan Richards and discuss further.
Meetings and Reports were reviewed and signed.
Time Off Requests: Oswald moved and Robertson seconded the motion to approve the Time off Requests. Motion carried.
SECRET AC Board Appointments: Robertson moved and Oswald seconded to appoint Eunice Weber on the Southeastern Colorado Regional Emergency and Trauma Advisory Council. Motion carried.
CCI Legislative Committee Delegate: Robertson moved and Scott seconded to appoint Donald Oswald as the delegate to the Legislative Committee. Motion carried.
Opioid Lawsuit: Discussion followed over the funding the County will receive from the Opioid Lawsuit. The County Health Services has asked if they can use this funding for training and awareness for opioid abuse. ·
Scott moved and Robertson seconded the motion to move into executive session for personnel reason, per Colorado Statute 24-6-402 ( 4) (f). Scott moved and Robertson seconded to move out of executive session at 04:11 p.m. Motion carried. Scott moved to offer the landfill manager position to Jeff Scranton and Robertson seconded the motion. Motion carried. Scranton accepted the offer and will begin October l, 2019.
NPS Grant and Cooperative Agreement Pl 8AC01300. Oswald moved and Scott seconded the motion to accept The National Park Service Cooperative Agreement #P18AC01300. This is further funding made available for the National Park Service Restoration. Motion carried.
Public Health Contract Amendment #3: Robertson moved and Oswald approved the amendment to the Colorado Health Contract. Motion carried.
SB19-188 FAMLI Comments: Discussion followed over the (FAMLI) Family Medical Leave Insurance Program. Kiowa County does not support Family Medical Leave Insurance Program.
Proposition DD Legislation: Kiowa County will not support Proposition DD in the upcoming election
Personnel Policy: Tabled.
Vehicle Bids: Oswald moved and Robertson seconded the motion to accept the bid of $800.00 from Ms. Melgoza for the 1995 F-150 pick up. Motion carried.
Vacant Lot Bids: Scott moved and Robertson seconded the motion to approve the highest bid of $2002.00 from Jerry Frederick for the vacant lots Kiowa County owned. Motion carried.
With no further business to conduct Oswald moved and Robertson seconded the motion
to adjourn the meeting at 5:00 p.m. Motion carried.