July 1st, 2019
Kiowa County Commissioners Meeting
Courthouse Lower Level Conference Room
July 1, 2019
John Bertram, Ronald Freeman, Kristi Cooper, Chay Howard, Jay Schmidt, Rosa Spainhour, Cassie Blackburn, Tracy Gumpenberger, Katie-Lee Anderson, Grant Neuhold, Bob Wetmore, Chris Tedder, Jay Koehn and Jeff Blackburn attended the meeting.
Consent agenda included: Agenda, PR reports, AP reports and Commissioner minutes of 06//17.
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.
Jay Schmidt came to give updates for the public works departments which included; blading updates, payroll change B Foster(merit), asphalt patch work, guard rail north of Haviland and changes to the Solid Waste department. Jay presented a payroll change for B Foster (merit) for approval. After review of the payroll change Ron moved to approve the change and John seconded, motion carried 2-0. Next, he presented figures on options for filling the open position at the Landfill. After some discussion it was by consensus to allow Jay to advertise for a full-time position and work on making the changes on staff.
Kristi Cooper presented a payroll change for S Retallack (merit) for approval. After review, Bert moved to approve the payroll change as presented and Ron seconded, motion carried 3-0. She asked if the Commissioners would allow Friday, July 5th as a holiday for the County employees since they are off on Thursday, July 4th. She added that this would be an extra day of holiday pay for the employees and that the employees working would receive working holiday pay. After some discussion they instructed her to look at the rest of the 2019 holidays and see if they need to review any additional days and report back. John moved to approve to close the County facilities, besides the Sheriff office for July 5th and Ron seconded, motion carried 3-0. She will get this posted for the public.
Break was for 10 minutes at 10:13.
Matt Christenson came to present quotes on server from SHI for $7140.52, Connection public sector solutions for $8611.52 and Southern Computer Warehouse for $8419.98. After some discussion Ron moved to accept the quote from Shi in the amount of $7140.52 and Bert seconded, motion carried 3-0. Last he reported that there was an issue on the phone switch for the Sheriff office this last weekend and that he had to use one of the courthouses switches to get them through till the new switch comes in. He informed them that he would like to order a few of the switches to have on hand for backup and that they are about $1000 each and it was by consensus to let him purchase them.
During Commissioner Discussion, they went through all the 2020 budget requests for review and discussed them for the budget workshop that will be held on July 8th at 9:00 am with our auditors from Lewis, Hooper and Dick, LCC.
Meeting was adjourned at 12:18
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