February 28, 2018
Kiowa County Commissioners Meeting
Courthouse Lower Level Conference Room
February 28, 2018
Ronald Freeman, John Unruh, Bert Lowery, Kristi Cooper, Terry Mayhew, Travis Payne, Rosa Spainhour, Matt Christenson and Chris Tedder attended the meeting.
Consent agenda included: Agenda, Payroll/AP reports and Commissioner minutes of 02/20/18
After the prayer was given by Terry Mayhew, Ron opened the meeting. Bert moved to approve the consent agenda with corrections to minutes and Ron seconded, motion carried 2-0.
Travis Payne came forward to give updates for his departments. Travis presented a payroll change for R Koehn (retirement) and K Koehn (merit increase) and Bert approved the payroll changes and John seconded, motion carried 3-0. He then presented the final figures for the rental of crusher for $37,281.40 and crushed 10,300 total tons of concrete and saved $39,918.60 overall. Pricing on C&D at the landfill was discussed with no action taken. Travis requested a 5-minute executive session for non-elected personnel to discuss employee relations at 9:17. Bert moved for the executive session and Ron seconded, motion carried 3-0. Regular session began with no action taken, Next Kristi asked per Ron’s request if we have a service agreement on our generator at R&B or Community building and Travis explained that they do the service on the one at R&B and added they could do the one at the fairgrounds and it was by consensus to have them do the services on it. Next Kristi presented the only bid for the bridge project on 53rd and B St from Pueblo Concrete. Bert resends from the discussion as Commissioner. After they reviewed the only bid submitted Ron moved to approve the bid from Pueblo Concrete in the amount of $18,710 and John seconded, motion carried 2-0.
Break called for 5 minutes.
Mike Bushnell came from CMS to request approval of an easement. Discussion was tabled till Chay could review the easement contract.
Rosa Spainhour came forward to inform them that she is going to purchase a portable cooler fan for community events such as County Fair, Safe kid events, 4H day camp and memorial weekend for $1900. Next, she presented information on a new program for active shooting training and they are looking to host it called ALICE.
Chris Tedder came forward to give updates which included vehicles on purple wave and new radios.
Kristi presented a payroll change for S McCann (merit increase) and after review Bert moved to approve the pay change and Ron seconded, motion carried 3-0. Next, she presented a payroll change for K Butler for a salary correction and explained there was an error when figuring her 5% COLA increase from January. After review John moved to approve the corrected payroll change and Bert seconded motion carried 3-0. Last she presented a tax correction for approval and after review Bert moved to approve the correction and Ron seconded, motion carried 3-0. John requested the total amount of tax dollars collected before and after the PUP hearings so far this year from the Treasurer. Kristi will get this information and report back at the next meeting.
Matt Christenson came to give a quote on cleaning the windows at the Courthouse and Commons building and after some discussion they asked him to check into references and report back. Also he informed them that he will be placing an advertisement for a maintenance technician
During Commissioner discussion Kristi presented a contract from Hinkle Law firm for legal counsel for a bankruptcy on Pratt Well Service. Discussion was tabled till they can talk with Chay regarding this.
Meeting adjourned at 12:01
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