January 2, 2018
Kiowa County Commissioners Meeting
Courthouse Lower Level Conference Room
January 2, 2018
Bert Lowery, John Unruh, Ronald Freeman, Kristi Cooper, Travis Payne, and Chay Howard attended the meeting.
Consent agenda included: Agenda and Commissioner minutes of 12/28/17
After the pledge of allegiance, Bert opened the meeting. John moved to approve the consent agenda as presented and Ron seconded motion carried 3-0.
Travis Payne came forward to give updates for his departments. He reported that the checks that were supposed to be deposited for the encumbrance for Noxious Weed were not done in time and, so he won’t be encumbering that $25,000. He informed them that he will be working on getting the billing done in a timely manner verses waiting till the end of the year to collect on outstanding bills. John asked Chay if the County had to provide chemicals for sell to the public and Chay informed them that they have to per State Statues and so John asked for Chay to create a resolution requiring payment at the time of purchase for sale of chemicals for use on private property. They also talked about changing the operational hours for Noxious Weed from 45 hours per week to 40 hours per week during the winter due to the budget being over and asked Travis if felt it was needed for his department and Travis explained that one employee is transferred to another department and that he has one that works on the trucks for the next season but he asked if they choose to change the hours now that they would at least be able to go back to 45 hours a week during spraying months and they informed him that they would look at that during that time and it would depend on how his budget is setting. It was by consensus to have Chay draw up a resolution to modify operational hours for the Noxious Weed department. While Chay drew those up John moved for 15 minutes executive session for non-elected personnel for 15 minutes to discuss employee relations at 9:09 and Ron seconded, motion carried 3-0. Regular session began at 9:24 with no action taken.
Break was called at 9:38 to 9:48
Chay presented Resolution 2018-3 for sale of chemicals and Resolution 2018-4 for modifying operational hours for Noxious Weed. After review of the Resolutions, John moved to adopt the resolutions and Ron seconded, motion carried 3-0.
Kristi Cooper presented Resolution 2018-1 for Chairman, Vice Chairman, County Depositories, Official County newspaper and County holidays and Resolution 2018-2 for GAAP waive requirement. After review of the Resolutions, Ron moved to adopt and Bert seconded, motion carried 3-0.
Commissioner Discussion. John wanted to discuss the ambulance management contract and asked the Clerk to have the attorney review it and look at it at the next meeting.
Meeting adjourned at 10:50.
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