December 17, 2018
Kiowa County Commissioners Meeting
December 17, 2018
Ronald Freeman, Bert Lowery, John Unruh, Kristi Cooper, Chay Howard, Jeff Blackburn, Kerri Ulrich, Karen Butler, Jay Koehn, Matt Christenson, Jay Schmidt, Rosa Spainhour, Tina Thronesbery, Roger Stotts, Bob Schmisseur, Debbie Price, and Chris Tedder attended the meeting.
Consent agenda included: Agenda and Commissioner minutes of 12/03.
After the prayer was given by Jeff Blackburn, Ron opened the meeting. Bert moved to approve the consent agenda and John seconded, motion carried 3-0.
Kerri Ulrich came forward for the Board of Health (BOH) meeting. Ron adjourned the meeting and called the BOH meeting to order. Kerri gave updates which included client and service totals, flu shots, shingle vaccine doses, RN interviews, appointment of 2 new members to the board of Health, appointment for herself as Health Officer and phone allowance. Ron adjourned the BOH and called regular meeting back to order. Bert moved to approve the nomination of Mitzi Hesser and Morgan Allison to the Board of Health and John seconded, motion carried 3-0. Bert moved to appoint Kerri as the new Health Officer and John seconded, motion carried 3-0. Bert moved to give a $50 allowance for cellphone use as the Health Officer and John seconded, motion carried 3-0.
Jay Schmidt came forward to give updates for the Public Works departments. He presented quotes for lease options on a new skid loader for 5 annually yearly payments with warranty options from John Deere $8241, Bob Cat $8000 and Caterpillar $10,175. After some more discussion on leasing John moved to give Jay authority to go ahead with a lease of a new one if they don’t offer a lease for our current one and Ron seconded, motion carried 3-0. Next, they discussed purchasing grader tires in bulk from Allied tire out of Wichita for 10 tires for $8860 Bert moved to purchase the tires through Allied and Ron seconded, motion carried 3-0. Other items discussed were shoulder work being done north of Mullinville, new signage application being drawn up from Kirkham and Michael, Landfill facility operational plan meeting with Wayne Scritchfield and finishing up mowing. Last he presented a payroll change for B Schmidt (merit payout) for approval. After review of the payroll change John moved to approve it and Bert seconded, motion carried 3-0.
Rosa Spainhour and Tina Thronesbery came to request the amount of $26,799 to be taken out of the Special Equipment fund for the second payment for the new Zoll X-Series Cardiac monitors/defibrillators and will make the last payment of $12,645.53 next year per previous discussions.
Break called for 5 minutes 9:52
Ron opened the public hearing of the Keller subdivision regarding vacating roads. Roger Stotts and Bob Schmisseur were present for the hearing. Bert suggested that Oak Street and Mockingbird remain open and close all the other roads in the subdivision Bert asked if Roger if he had any objection on, he suggestion and Roger had no objection. Bert moved to keep Mockingbird and Oak street open and close all the rest of the roads in the Keller’s subdivision and John seconded, motion carried 2-1. Chay will work on drawing up the Resolution to be filed in the Register of Deeds.
Jay Koehn came to show the new fire truck that was purchased and discussed selling a old truck and it was by consensus to give Jay permission to sell it. They took a short break to look at the truck with Jay.
Debbie Price came to discuss the community building and fairgrounds. Wanted clarification on the maintenance of the generator at the fairgrounds and voucher process.
Karen Butler came forward to inform them she will be buying a new book and jacket sleeves for some of her books which will be around $1500.
Kristi Cooper presented tax corrections for approval. After review of the corrections, John moved to approve them and Ron seconded, motion carried 3-0.
Matt Christenson came to present quotes for computer equipment for several departments within the County from SHI $24,737.95, NMGI $26,710, Connection $26,223.58 and SCW $25,883.79. He explained that he would take this out of County General and individual departments will be invoiced to pay back the fund. John moved to approve the quote from SHI in the amount of $24,737.95 and Ron seconded, motion carried 3-0.
Chris Tedder came to give updates for this office which included, looking into building a garage and installing video visitation program.
During Commissioner discussion Kristi presented Resolution 2018-11 for vacating all roads in the Keller subdivision except Mockingbird and Oak Street. After review of the resolution. John moved to adopt Resolution 2018-11 and Bert seconded, motion carried 3-0.
Meeting was adjourned at 11:53.
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