March 5, 2018
Kiowa County Commissioners Meeting
Courthouse Lower Level Conference Room
March 5, 2018
Ronald Freeman, John Unruh, Bert Lowery, Kristi Cooper, Chay Howard, Travis Payne, Richard McVey and DJ McMurry attended the meeting.
Consent agenda included: Agenda and Commissioner minutes of 02/28/18
After the pledge of allegiance, Ron opened the meeting. Kristi asked to make a correction to the minutes of February 28 with adding health department will pay for the health fair. Bert moved to approve the consent agenda with corrections to minutes and amendment to the minutes of February 28 and Ron seconded, motion carried 3-0.
DJ McMurry came to discuss how PUP hearings are handled and informed them that valuation statements have been sent out. John asked about Pratt Well Service bankruptcy and clarification on the case with Hinkle Law Firm. Kristi presented the contact and Chay explained that the County Attorney office hired them due to them not being able to handle the case in a timely manner and explained the fees would be a percentage of the taxes they owed. John requested Chay to see how much we owe as of today and wanted to know what our exact percentage of fees would be if they follow through with this lawsuit. John expressed concerns the attorney fees would be greater than the taxes due and Ron agreed.
Break called for 5 minutes.
Travis came forward to discuss R&B and Solid Waste. First, he talked a little on scales for the landfill but said he would like to hold off on the discussion till he could get more information on several types of scales. Next, John requested a 15-minute executive session for non-elected personnel to discuss employee relations at 10:02 and Ron seconded motion carried 3-0. Regular session began at 10:17 with no action taken.
Richard McVey stopped by to say hello and give updates regarding mental health cases.
During Commissioner Discussion Chay reported he spoke with Hinkle Law Firm and had informed them that we would owe 6.5% of their share and that they were unable to let him know what we owe to date due to the billing not completed. Chay is figuring it will around $700 depending if the case goes for a normal amount of time. There was no action taken on the contract with Hinkle Law Firm at this time. Next Chay informed them that he is setting up dates to meet with Compton contractors and GLMV architect and both party’s attorneys to come and visit them regarding the Commons roof. Bert reported he received a call from Ray Stegman regarding the weather tower and that the controller box was damaged due to lighting and that they may have to replace the box. Kristi asked Bert to have Ray file an insurance claim on the tower and that we can go from there pending what the insurance company does. Last Kristi asked Chay to review an easement agreement with CMS from the last meeting and after his review John moved to approve the easement agreement with CMS and Bert seconded, motion carried 3-0.
Meeting adjourned at 11:47.
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