March 18th, 2019
Kiowa County Commissioners Meeting
March 18, 2019
Bert Lowery(absent), John Bertram, Ronald Freeman, Kristi Cooper, Chay Howard, Matt Christenson, Kerri Ulrich, Chris Tedder, Jeff Blackburn and Jay Schmidt attended the meeting.
Consent agenda included: Agenda, Payroll reports, AP reports and Commissioner minutes of 3/04.
After the prayer was given by Jeff Blackburn, John opened the meeting. Ron moved to approve the consent agenda as presented and John seconded, motion carried 2-0.
John Bertram adjourned the meeting and called the Board of Health (BOH) meeting to order. Kerri Ulrich came to give updates which included; monthly service totals, health fair preparations, foster bags for foster children for the communities in Kiowa County, new building updates and looking to get a new pharmacist contract. John adjourned the BOH meeting and called the regular meeting to order. Kerri also asked if when they moved to the new building if she could get volunteers to help and Kristi suggested to use employees from other departments if they are available. It was by consensus to use employees who are available to help them move.
Jay Schmidt came to give updates for Public Works departments which included; payroll changes (dept change), CDL renewal testing and purchasing a new mower. Jay presented a payroll change for D Liggett to move from noxious weed to R&B. Ron moved to approve the payroll change and John seconded, motion carried 2-0. Kristi requested an executive session for 10 minutes for employee relations to include Jay. Ron moved to go into executive session at 9:39 for employee relations and John seconded, motion carried 2-0. Regular session began at 9:49 with no action taken.
Kristi Cooper presented a payroll change for J Rugg(merit) for approval. After review Ron moved to approve the payroll change as presented and John seconded, motion carried 2-0. Next, she presented a tax correction for approval. After review of the tax correction Ron moved to approve the correction as presented and John seconded, motion carried 2-0.
Rich Hassiepen came in behalf of the County Fair Board to discuss ventilation on the roof at the fairgrounds and they asked him to get more information and report back.
Matt Christenson and Chris Tedder came to discuss the building and Matt informed them that per the K.S.A 79-2925c regarding tax lid. The Commissioners request Chay to get an Attorney General opinion on the K.S.A and report back. Currently the project is on hold until they hear back from Chay and Chris.
During Commissioner discussion they John asked about mowing at the Belvidere school and Kristi explained that Ed Koger does the mowing each year and they just renew that agreement with him each year. Also, John informed them that a window needs to be replaced at the School house and Kristi will let Matt know so he can have Travis go down there to replace the glass.
Meeting was adjourned at 11:15.
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