February 19th, 2019
Kiowa County Commissioners Meeting
February 19, 2019
Bert Lowery, John Bertram, Ronald Freeman, Kristi Cooper, Chay Howard, Kerri Ulrich, Richard McVey, Tony Factor and Jay Schmidt attended the meeting.
Consent agenda included: Agenda, Payroll reports, AP reports and Commissioner minutes of 2/04.
After the prayer was given by Tony Factor, Bert opened the meeting. Ron moved to approve the consent agenda as presented and John seconded, motion carried 3-0.
Kerri Ulrich came to discuss purchasing 2 reclining medical chairs for footcare in the amount of $1447 each for their new location. Health fair PSA will be covered by No One Fights Alone and asks the Commissioners to pay for County employee only this year. Bert moved to pay for all County employees and Ron seconded, motion carried 3-0. Ron moved to purchase 2 chairs and John seconded, motion carried 3-0. Bert adjourned the meeting and called the BOH meeting to order. Kerri gave updates which include; service totals, training, KDHE audit, cross training on job duties, health fair preparations, and project for foster kids in Kiowa County. Regular session began at 9:27.
Jay Schmidt came to give updates for Public Works departments which included; payment from Blattner Energy on damages on the road in the amount of $6,206.55, mining safety class coming up with Heft & Sons, plows and spreaders on trucks for the upcoming weather and final Mac truck quote. After some discussion on purchasing the new truck quotes from Mac ($145,733), Kenworth ($144,450) and Peterbilt ($149,622), Bert moved to purchase the Mac truck in the amount of $145,733 and Ron seconded, motion carried 3-0. Kristi presented a payroll change for J Schmidt (6-month merit increase) for approval. Bert moved to approve the payroll change as presented and John seconded, motion carried 3-0.
Break was called for 10 minutes at 9:43.
Kristi Cooper presented corrected payroll changes for S McCann and J Wilkerson-Rodriquez. She explained there was an error on the hourly rates for them. Bert moved to approve the changes as presented and John seconded, motion carried 3-0. They discussed the rental fees at the Fair grounds and after some discussion it was by consensus to set the fees to $50 a day per building with a onetime deposit of $50 for all non-alcohol events and $300 deposit for events with alcohol. Also, the only events that would need the event liability insurance policy are ones with alcohol. Chay will draw up a new Resolution for the next meeting. Last she presented Resolution 2019-4 for consumption of liquor or cereal malt beverage at the fairgrounds for 11/4/19 to 11/10/19 and Ron moved to adopt Resolution 2019-4 and John seconded, 2-1(lowery opposed)
During Commissioner discussion they discussed the pay plan and possible changes to the evaluation form to simplify the form. Also, they discussed not using the evaluation form for the 3 supervisors (Matt, Jay and Kerri) due to them not observing them daily in their jobs and handle them the same as the elected officials (Clerk, Treasurer, Sheriff, Register of Deeds, Commissioners, and County Attorney). There was no action was taken at this time but, Kristi will talk with the department supervisors on the evaluation form and report back.
Meeting was adjourned at 12:14.
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