September 17, 2018
Kiowa County Commissioners Meeting
Courthouse Lower Level Conference Room
September 17, 2018
Ronald Freeman, John Unruh, Bert Lowery, Kristi Cooper, Chay Howard, Jay Schmidt, Kerri Ulrich, Tony Factor, Chris Tedder, Jeff Blackburn and Matt Christenson attended the meeting.
Consent agenda included: Agenda, payroll reports, account payable reports and Commissioner minutes of 09/04, 09/06.
After prayer was given by Tony Factor, Ron opened the meeting. Bert moved to approve the consent agenda and John seconded, motion carried 3-0.
Kerri Ulrich came for the Board of Health meeting (BOH). Ron adjourned the regular meeting and called the BOH meeting to order. Kerri gave updates which included August patient service totals, end of year reporting and finalizing financial reports and school nursing contract. The Health Dept. staff will be in and out of the due to flu clinics, school nursing & upcoming conferences. Ron adjourned the BOH and called the regular meeting to order. Kerri presented nursing contract for Haviland Schools. Bert moved to approve the contract and John seconded, motion carried 3-0. Kerri presented the sample declaration for the Emergency Preparedness exercise. John moved to sign the sample local declaration for October 5th and Bert seconded, motion carried 3-0.
Jay Schmidt came to give updates for public works which included; fixing washouts from the rain last week, additional employee for the landfill and moving the recycling container in Haviland. He did report they used around 1000 square cubic yards of product to fix the washouts. Also he informed them that he had a report people jumping in the cardboard recycle bin at Haviland and that the property owner has concerns of liability and so Jay asked if they would like to have it moved by the shop over in Haviland and John suggested talking with the City first. Last they discussed the ditch east of Grant and Olive intersection. Chay provided the easements on the property and there were still concerns of the trees on the West side Olive St and Grant St.
Break called till 9:45
Matt Christenson came to discuss the Building Controls and Services (BCS) control software quote for the County facilities. The cost of the new control software will be $20,880.00 and an annual subscription cost of $1470.00. John moved to approve the software agreement with BCS and Bert seconded, motion carried 3-0. They also discussed the new building and Matt reported that Travis has been cleaning around the outside of the building and doing a few things inside as well. He did report that he is working with the department supervisors and determine the best use of the building. And gave a few ideas that he has been working with of some of the departments.
Chris Tedder came to give reports for his departments which included; leasing 8 tasers around $20,000 for 5 years, 8 radars with instant on remote for the patrol cars in the amount of $25,000 and purchasing some PBT (Preliminary Breath Test) which cost $300 each. Clerk gave payroll changes to be presented for W Renfrow (separation), C Parkin (merit increase) and J Parkin (merit increase) for approval. After review of the changes John moved to approve them and Bert seconded, motion carried 3-0.
Break till 10:36
Kristi Cooper presented CIC annual support agreement for renewal in the amount of $24,040. After review John moved to approve of the agreement and Bert seconded, motion carried 3-0. Next, she presented tax corrections for mowing charges on the properties from the tax sale. Bert moved to approve the tax corrections as presented and John seconded, motion carried 3-0.
There was no topics for the Commissioner’s discussion and the meeting was adjourned at 11:26.
Kiowa County Commission:
Ronald Freeman, Chairman Attest:
Bert Lowery, Vice-Chairman Kristi Cooper, County Clerk
John Unruh, Commissioner
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