September 28, 2018
Kiowa County Commissioners Meeting
Courthouse Lower Level Conference Room
September 28, 2018
Ronald Freeman, Bert Lowery, John Unruh (absent), Shelly Tuttle, Chay Howard, Jay Schmidt, Matt Christenson, Chris Tedder and Jeff Blackburn attended the meeting.
Consent agenda included: Agenda, payroll reports, account payable reports and Commissioner minutes of 09/17.
After prayer was given by Jeff Blackburn, Ron opened the meeting. Bert moved to approve the consent agenda and Ron seconded, motion carried 2-0.
Jay Schmidt came to give updates for public works which included; an update on Grant street and the patching North of Mullinville. Jay told the Commissioners that he and Jason will be attending a Solid Waste Conference next Wednesday and Thursday. Jay also asked about hiring Charity Beall part-time as a seasonal mower person for Road and Bridge. After some discussion, Bert moved to hire Charity and Ron seconded, motion carried 2-0.
Chay Howard spoke with the Commissioners regarding Oak street and possibly rededicating it. Chay is going to work on the Public Notices and they discussed holding the Public Hearing on November 5, 2018 at 10:00am.
Shelly Tuttle presented tax corrections for demolition charges on the properties from the tax sale. Ron moved to approve the tax corrections as presented and Bert seconded, motion carried 2-0. Next, Shelly asked them if they were interested in attending the Client Appreciation Dinner for Kirkham Michael, and both Commissioners at the meeting are unable to attend the dinner.
Matt Christenson came to discuss a leak at the Commons Building in the Library. He told the Commissioners that he feels if we seal the 2nd story wall like we have previously sealed at the Commons, it should fix the problem. He presented a bid from Pueblo Concrete to do the sealing, but it was tabled until Monday, when John will be back. Matt also gave an update on the email host switch. Next week he will make the purchases for the switch and is planning to start it on October 12th.
Break until 9:36
Chris Tedder came to give reports for his departments which included presenting a payroll change for R. Martin (merit increase). After review of the change Ron moved to approve the payroll change and Bert seconded, motion carried 2-0. He also told the Commissioners about purchasing 5 new portable radios as the radios we currently have keep breaking and the 10 used ones that we are to be getting has been delayed for an undermined amount of time. He then gave some staffing updates.
There was no topics for the Commissioner’s discussion and the meeting was adjourned at 10:00.
Kiowa County Commission:
Ronald Freeman, Chairman Attest:
Bert Lowery, Vice-Chairman Shelly Tuttle, Deputy County Clerk
John Unruh, Commissioner
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