May 6th, 2019
Kiowa County Commissioners Meeting
May 6, 2019
Bert Lowery, John Bertram, Ronald Freeman, Kristi Cooper, Chay Howard, Mindy Heinson, Wade Reh, Nadine Lampe, Chris Tedder and Jay Schmidt attended the meeting.
Consent agenda included: Agenda and Commissioner minutes of 04/30/19.
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 the public works departments which included; payroll changes (merit) J Ahrens and (merit) C Beall, summer temporary help, mowers and quote on engine rebuild on 12H Grader from Foley. After review of the payroll changes as presented Bert moved to approve them and Ron seconded, motion carried 3-0.
Break called at 9:21
Mindy Heinson and Wade Reh came to present updates for the Extension office, quarterly reports and 2020 budget request.
Nadine Lampe came to present the Arrowhead West 2020 budget request and to give updates on the program.
Bert wanted to discuss concerns regarding the absence of County Council at the Commissioner meetings with Chay Howard. Chay also discussed with them on possible changes to his office operations once he gets the new person hired after the budget workshop. Kristi added to the discussion about reviewing how her office processes the final steps of AP with the Commissioners and County Councilor. She discussed with them a few changes she would to make to the final process but added she would talk with Theresa first and report back.
Chay Howard requested a 5-minute executive for non-elected personal to discuss employee relations at 10:15. Bert moved to go into an executive session and Ron seconded, motion carried 3-0. Regular session began at 10:20 with action taken.
Chris Tedder came in to talk with them and to see if they had any concerns or questions about his department. The Commissioners commented that they didn’t have any but told him that he is doing a great job.
Jay Schmidt came back to discuss cold mix quotes from Heft & Sons. He informed them that he could get the mix for $70 per ton and that he is looking to get 900 to 1000 tons for upcoming projects. After some discussion, Bert moved to approve to purchase 1000 tons for $70 per ton and John seconded, motion carried 3-0.
Meeting was adjourned at 11:15
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