June 19, 2017
Kiowa County Commissioners Meeting
Courthouse Lower Level Conference Room
June 19, 2017
Bert Lowery, Ron Freeman, John Unruh, Kristi Cooper, Scott James, Chay Howard, Mitzi Hesser, Jay Schmidt, Aaron Einsel, Tom Boman, Brad Boman and Chris Tedder attended the meeting.
Consent agenda included: Agenda, payroll and accounts payable reports, 6-5 and 6-8 minutes:
After the pledge of allegiance Bert called the meeting to order.
John moved to approve the consent agenda with corrections to the minutes and Ron seconded motion carried 3-0.
Bert adjourned the meeting and called the BOH meeting to order at 9:00. Mitzi gave updates which included; foot care, immunization conference, overtime, VaxCare software installed, nursing contract with the schools. Bert adjourned the BOH meeting and called the regular session back to order at 9:06. Mitzi presented contracts for school nursing for USD 422 and Valley View School. John moved to approve the contracts and Ron seconded, motion carried 3-0.
Jay Schmidt came forward to give updates for R&B, Noxious Weed and Solid Waste. Jay reported there is damage to a couple vehicles. He will contact our insurance adjuster to come out to look at them and the building at R&B and landfill. Other updates were landfill road, sand sealing Haviland blacktop, track loader from landfill is in shop,
Aaron Einsel, Tom Boman and Bud Boman came to address their concerns on where John resides in Greensburg since he is Commissioner for the Haviland district. John informed them that he had checked with the KS Secretary of State(KSOS) about his residence and there were no concerns. Scott James added that he spoke with two attorneys at the KSOS office regarding this and he didn’t feel John was doing anything against the law since he has multiple residences.
Break at 9:48 and meeting began at 9:58.
Chris Tedder came to talk with about his 2018 budget request under the employee benefit line. Also, reported that 3 patrol cars have damage from the storm on Saturday.
Kristi Cooper presented 2017-13 for the appraiser appointment for 4 years. They discussed his salary and after some discussion John moved to approve an increase from $26,000 to $28,000 and Bert seconded, motion carried 3-0. Next, she presented payroll changes for A Brown (dept. change) and J Finch (new hire) for reviewal. After review Bert moved to approve the changes and Ron seconded, motion carried 3-0. Additionally, she read the letter from the SWKAAA regarding the appointment for new members. After some discussion John suggested to appoint Joanne Hayse and Peggy Banta to this board. Clerk will check with SWKAA and see what is the proper way for the appointment.
Chris Tedder came back to present two payroll changes for J Parkin and M Tedder. He explained that he moved all jailers to $11.70 and that these two were missed. After review of the changes John moved to approve them and Ron seconded, motion carried 3-0.
No topics discussed during Commissioner Discussion.
Meeting adjourned at 10:45.
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