August 21, 2017
Kiowa County Commissioners Meeting
Courthouse Lower Level Conference Room
August 21, 2017
Bert Lowery, Ron Freeman, John Unruh, Kristi Cooper, Scott James, Travis Payne, Mitzi Hesser and Jeff Blackburn attended the meeting.
Consent agenda included: Agenda, PR & AP reports, Commissioner minutes of 8/7, 8/14 Special Meeting and 8/14 Budget hearing:
After the prayer was given by Jeff Blackburn, Bert opened the meeting and Ron moved to approve the consent agenda and John seconded motion carried 3-0.
Mitzi Hesser came forward for the Board of Health meeting. Mitzi presented the contract with Valley Center School for school nursing. John moved to approve a contract with Valley Center School and Ron seconded, motion carried 3-0. Bert adjourned the meeting and called the BOH meeting to order Mitzi gave updates which included; Adult services, Child assessments, immunizations, WIC participants, school nursing starting and flu vaccines paid for by county health insurance. Bert adjourned the BOH meeting and called the regular session to begin. Mitzi explained the changes to the job descriptions and they were approved.
Travis came forward to give quote prices on replacing the MACK truck from Kenworth, MACK & Freightliner. John commented that he wasn’t in favor of getting a new truck but after some discussion, they asked Travis to get a quote from Peterbilt and report back at the next meeting. Next, he gave back hoe tire quotes if they decide to use the loader at the landfill to be used at landfill on hold until they decide about the compactor. The compactor at the landfill was next for discussion and it was by consensus to get a quote on having it fixed instead of selling it. Travis will get Keith Brown from Caterpillar at the next meeting to discuss the compactor. Next, he informed them that he has been having some of the guys work at the Belvidere shop and prepping it for new insulation and that he is getting new bids on the door and insulation. Kristi presented payroll changes for J. Schmidt and T. Odle (resignation), C. Tuttle, L. Thronesbery & C. Cagle (merit increases). Bert moved to approve them and John seconded, motion carried 3-0. John moved for an executive session for non-elected personnel for 5 minutes to discuss employee relations to include Travis at 9:44 and Ron seconded, motion carried 3-0. Regular session began at 9:49 with no action taken. Other topics discussed were CDL testing and mowing.
Break at 9:53 till 10:00.
Kristi presented payroll changes for K. Zenger & M. Moore (merit increases) for the appraiser’s office. Bert moved to approve the payroll changes and Ron seconded, motion carried 3-0. Next, she presented the renewal contract for our software agreement with CIC for $23,840. John moved to renew the agreement with CIC and Ron seconded, motion carried 3-0. Kristi requests a 10-minute executive session for non-elected personnel for employee relations. At 10:48 Ron moved for the executive session and John seconded, motion carried 3-0. Regular session began at 10:58 with no action taken. She asked if Scott would draw up a policy regarding employee benefits while on unpaid leave and Scott agreed to draw something up and get it approved at the next meeting.
During Commissioner Discussion, they discussed the article in the paper regarding the hospital.
Meeting adjourned at 11:29.
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