September 18, 2017
Kiowa County Commissioners Meeting
Courthouse Lower Level Conference Room
September 18, 2017
Bert Lowery, Ron Freeman, John Unruh, Kristi Cooper, Travis Payne, Chay Howard and Matt Christenson and Nick Sterner attended the meeting.
Consent agenda included: Agenda, Payroll and AP reports and Commissioner minutes of 9/5:
After the prayer was given by Nick Sterner, Bert opened the meeting and Jon moved to approve the consent agenda as presented and Ron seconded motion carried 3-0.
Mitzi came forward for the Board of Health (B.O.H) meeting. Bert adjourned the meeting and called the BOH meeting to order. Mitzi gave reports which included adult services, child assessments, immunizations, WIC, school screenings, billing training for Ange in Hays this week and reports for grants and emergency preparedness. Mitzi explained that the BCBS insurance should cover most or the whole cost and so she asks if they would cover any flu shots. Bert adjourned the BOH meeting and called regular session back to order. Mitzi presented a payroll change for Kerri John moved and Bert seconded, motion carried 3-0. John moved to cover any unpaid balances on employee and Bert seconded, motion carried 3-0.
Travis came forward to give updates for R&B, Solid Waste and Noxious Weed. Travis asked to get a quote from Dave to mow some of the areas at the landfill for $60. John moved to approve Dave to mow at the landfill and Bert seconded, motion carried 3-0. Tire disposal prices were discussed next. Travis suggests changing the rates since it hasn’t been changed for 4 years and that we are losing money with the current rates. After review of the new price list Ron moved to approve the new tire disposable price list and Bert seconded, motion carried 3-0. Bids on the shop door on the firehouse at Belvidere were presented next from Overhead Doors for $4001and Hardinger Construction for $3872. John moved to approve Overhead Doors and Ron seconded, motion carried 3-0. Next, they talked about the truck leases once more and went over the warranties and lease options. After viewing quotes John moved to approve the purchase of the Peterbilt for $112,490 outright and to take it out of the Special Equipment fund and Bert seconded, motion carried 3-0. Additionally, they discussed buy tires and Bert moved to buy 6 tires at $825 for a total of $4950 from Central Tire out of Denver and Ron seconded, motion carried 3-0.
Matt Christenson came for an executive session for non-elected personnel to discuss employee relations. John moved to go into the session for 10 minutes at 9:53 and Bert seconded, motion carried 3-0. Regular session began at 10:03 with no action taken. Regular session began at 10:03. Joh moved to run an advertisement in the paper for the maintenance position and Ron seconded, motion carried 3-0.
Break at 10:04 for 5 minutes and reconvene at the Sheriff office. Bert called to meeting back to order. Chris presented 2 bids for pipe replacements from Steward plumbing for $52,500and Peterson not to exceed $6000. After some discussion John moved to approve the bid from Peterson Mechanical and Ron seconded, motion carried 3-0. John left the meeting.
Break at 10:21 for 10 minutes.
Chris came back over to present 3 Payroll changes for W Renfrow, S Freeman and C Parkin. Bert moved to approve the payroll changes and Ron seconded, motion carried 2-0. Chris asked for an executive session for non-elected personnel at 10:33 to discuss employee relations for 10 minutes. Bert moved for the executive session and Ron seconded, motion carried 2-0. Regular session began at 10:43 with no action taken.
Travis came back to discuss the figures on the patch work in the city of Mullinville for $3248.40. Ron moved to approve the quote and Bert seconded, motion carried 2-0.
Kristi presented Resolution 2017-16 for consumption of liquor at fairgrounds for Alliance Ag & Grain Company for their Christmas party for 12/9/17. After review Bert moved to approve to the resolution and Ron seconded, motion carried 2-0. Next, she asked to close the Courthouse on the 28th for a fire drill and close at 4:30. Bert moved to approve to close early and Ron seconded, motion carried 2-0.
No topics discussed during commissioner discussion.
Meeting adjourned at 11:33.
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