February 5, 2018
Kiowa County Commissioners Meeting
Courthouse Lower Level Conference Room
February 5, 2018
Ronald Freeman, John Unruh, Bert Lowery, Kristi Cooper, Travis Payne, Matt Christenson, Chris Tedder, Mary Sweet, Bruce Foster, Cyndee Tuttle, Kyler Ludwig, Raymond Mehl, Terri Mayhew and Rosa Spainhour attended the meeting.
Consent agenda included: Agenda and Commissioner minutes of 01/31/18
After prayer given by Terry Mayhew, Ron opened the meeting. Bert moved to approve the consent agenda and John seconded, motion carried 3-0.
Travis Payne came forward for updates for his departments. Travis presented a payroll change for J Williams (merit increase) After review John moved to approve the change and Bert seconded, motion carried 3-0. Continued the discussion on the tractor and mower blades. He went over the equipment we currently have and hours on the equipment. He reported that they have 2 open cab tractors that are not being used stored at the landfill. He went over the value of the two tractors and it was by consensus to list them on purple wave to get more money. John expressed concerns on the tax lid coming up with purchasing a new tractor. John moved to purchase the 6135E JD tractor with a 5-year warranty for $72,347 from John Deere and a Falcon 10-foot hydraulic mower deck for $26,732 from Alamo and Bert seconded, motion carried 3-0.
Break was called at 9:23
Chris Tedder came to present a report on his expenditure report for 2017 on the Special Law fund per K.S.A 60-4117.
Kristi Cooper asked if they would like to contribute to the Safe Kids program in the amount of $100 and Bert moved to support the Safe Kids program with $100 and John seconded, motion carried 3-0.
Kyler Ludwig came per the Commissioner’s request regarding the airport road with Raymond Mehl engineer of the project and they discussed the road and ditches.
Kristi Cooper continued with clarification on funds for the transfer switch installation at the Community building and it was by consensus to take it out of the building fund.
John left at 10:09
Bruce Foster and Cyndee Tuttle came to present the annual yearend report for Noxious Weed. After review Bert moved to approve the reports and Ron seconded, motion carried 2-0.
During Commissioner Discussion Matt came to inform them that he hasn’t heard anything back from the architect from GLMV regarding the Commons roof but will keep trying and if he hadn’t heard anything back that he would get with Chay to draft a letter.
Meeting adjourned at 11:11
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