January 31, 2019
Kiowa County Commissioners Meeting
January 31, 2019
Bert Lowery, John Bertram, Ronald Freeman, Kristi Cooper, Chay Howard, DJ McMurry, Jeff Blackburn, Matt Christenson and Jay Schmidt attended the meeting.
Consent agenda included: Agenda, Payroll reports, AP reports and Commissioner minutes of 1/22.
After the prayer was given by Jeff Blackburn, Bert opened the meeting. Ron moved to approve the consent agenda as presented and Bert seconded, motion carried 3-0.
Jay Schmidt came to give updates for Public Works departments which included; County Tepe study completed, dump truck quotes and payroll change S Peters (reclassification of hours). After review of the payroll change Bert moved to approve the payroll change and John seconded, motion carried 3-0.
Matt Christenson came to discuss the fiber connection contract for the new Health Department building from Haviland Telephone Company in the amount of $14,500 and there would be a $100 per month service fee for the new line. After some discussion they tabled the quote till next meeting after bids are opened on the renovation costs of the building. Kristi presented a quote from D.A Tech, LLC to provide the web hosting for the county website and the services which would include; daily backups, premium support and full SSL support which is required by Google and other search engines. The quote would be for $200 annually/$20 monthly and $75 hourly rate. After some discussion Bert moved to have D.A Tech host the county website and John seconded, motion carried 3-0.
Jay Schmidt came back with the lease for the bob cat with First National Bank for signatures.
Break was called for 10 minutes at 9:48.
DJ McMurry came to discuss hiring a part-time employee for the summer to help in the Appraiser’s office that would assist in making changes to all the records with soil types from the NRCS. It was by consensus to allow him to hire someone and he reported he would come back with a payroll change before summer.
Kristi Cooper presented payroll changes for C Howard, T Butler, J Wilkerson-Rodriguez for approval. After review of the payroll changes Bert moved to approve them as presented and Ron seconded, motion carried 3-0. Next, she presented a quote from Inclusion Solutions for 4 election booths and booth equipment in the amount of $4373.55. She explained she would like to buy 4 additional round booths to replace the single booths we currently use. This would be paid out of the Election Special Equipment fund. After review of the quote Ron moved to approve the quote and Bert seconded, motion carried 3-0. Lastly, she presented tax corrections for approval. After review of the corrections Ron moved to approve them and Bert seconded, motion carried 3-0.
Meeting was adjourned at 10:50.
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