January 22, 2019
Kiowa County Commissioners Meeting
January 22, 2019
Bert Lowery, John Bertram, Ronald Freeman, Kristi Cooper, Chay Howard, Jeff Blackburn, Jay Schmidt and Rhonda Fernandez attended the meeting.
Consent agenda included: Agenda and Commissioner minutes of 12/17.
After the prayer was given by Jeff Blackburn, Bert opened the meeting. Ron moved to approve the consent agenda as presented and John seconded, motion carried 3-0.
Jay Schmidt came to give updates for Public Works departments which included; road maintenance, landfill holiday schedule, end dump trailers and vehicle quotes. Ron moved to purchase 2 Ford trucks in the amount of $64,212 from Lanterman Motors in Pratt and Bert seconded, motion carried 3-0.
Kristi Cooper presented tax corrections for approval. Ron moved to approve the corrections as presented, Bert seconded, motion carried 3-0. Kristi presented a contribution letter from Southwest Kansas Area Agency on Aging with request for 2019. Bert moved to give the same amount as last year in the amount of $700 and John seconded, motion carried 3-0. Safe Kids and After prom contribution letters were presented. After review John moved to give $100 to both and Bert seconded, motion carried 3-0. Last she presented payroll changes J Unruh (resignation), M Murski (resignation), S Butler (position change), A Taylor (merit increase), S Beltz (new hire), N Hacker (new hire), M Hesser (resignation). After review of the payroll changes, Bert moved to approve them as presented and John seconded, motion carried 3-0.
Break at 10:00 till 10:05
Rhonda Fernandez with PIC came to give mid-year report on claims and funding.
During Commissioner discussion they continued the discussion of Elected Official salaries. After some discussion Bert moved to give $3000 increase to the Sheriffs salary and $1000 increase to the Clerk, Treasurer and Register of Deeds salary and John seconded, motion carried 3-0. Chay Howard talked about having insurance for any private events at any of our facilities, he will work on that information and have it at the meeting on the 4th.
Meeting was adjourned at 11:43.
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