June 4, 2018
Kiowa County Commissioners Meeting
Courthouse Lower Level Conference Room
June 4, 2018
Ronald Freeman, John Unruh, Bert Lowery, Chay Howard, Terry Mayhew, Kristi Cooper, Matt Christenson, Travis Payne, Heather Coyne, Sue Greenleaf, Mary Sweet, Kaylan Jones, Tina Thronesbery, Kari Kyle and Rosa Spainhour attended the meeting.
Consent agenda included: Agenda and Commissioner minutes of 05/31.
After the prayer by Terri Mayhew, Ron opened the meeting. Bert moved to approve the consent agenda and John seconded, motion carried 3-0.
Travis Payne came forward to give updates which included, hiring mower positions, Scott St. project has been started, R St. issues south of Greensburg, B St. bridge project and creating a part time Heavy Equipment operator 2 job description.
Break was called at 9:23 till 9:30
Heather Coyne and Sue Greenleaf came with the Museum to present their 2019 budget request and give updates which included; the boost in sales due to the Big Kansas Trip and Memorial Day guests, volunteers and seasonal help. Sue and Heather both expressed concerns of how cuts would impact the operations for the Museum and Soda Fountain.
Break called at 9:55 till 10:00
Rosa Spainhour, Kaylan Jones, Tina Thronesbery form Kiowa County EMS and Mary Sweet from KCMH came per the Commissioners request to have a discussion regarding the current ambulance contract. Chay mentioned some concerns that he would like to change and expresses the concern of liability on the County. John asked what they do when they are gone on transfers for coverage. Rosa and Mary explained that when they are on a transfer is diverted to mutual aid from the surrounding counties. She explained that her staff consists of 3 full time and 7 part time employees on the ambulance and to be able to staff for additional coverage to cover while on transfers would mean an increase in staff and budget. Rosa informed them that they only have to staff one full time ambulance per State Law. But she relies on volunteers to help cover backup coverage. John asks Chay if he wants to see any changes and Chay suggests a few changes he would like to see. No decision was made.
Break called for 5 minutes. 9:32 meeting began.
Kari Kyle came to present the 2019 budget request for the Council on Aging and gave some updates.
During Commissioner discussion Chay Howard presented a letter for the rodeo club regarding the fence to be reviewed before he sends it out. The letter will be sent as presented. He also informed them that he has received $15,000 from Compton and Sinclair. John moved to put $10,000 to the Commons building fund and the remaining funds go into the Courthouse building fund and Bert seconded, motion carried 3-0. Chay asked if they wanted to renegotiate the contract on the ambulance and John moved to not renegotiate the ambulance contract and Bert seconded, motion carried 3-0.
Meeting adjourned at 11:34
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