July 31st, 2019
Kiowa County Commissioners Meeting
Courthouse Lower Level Conference Room
July 31, 2019
Bert Lowery, John Bertram, Ronald Freeman, Kristi Cooper, Chay Howard, Jay Schmidt, Kerri Ulrich, Chris Tedder and Jeff Blackburn attended the meeting.
Consent agenda included: Agenda, PR reports, AP reports and Commissioner minutes of 07/15.
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; federal funds exchange received in the amount of $55,220.99, bridges that need fixed or replaced, low water crossings, payroll change C Erickson (separation) and road build up on L St. (between 29th and 31st). John reported that he spoke with John with the Coop in Haviland regarding the ownership of Cottonwood St. and he informed John that they will take care of it. After review of the payroll change presented, Ron moved to approve the change and Bert seconded, motion carried 3-0.
Chris Tedder came to present payroll changes for S Belt (correction on pay) B Parkin (new hire). After review of the payroll changes, Ron moved to approve them as presented and Bert seconded, motion carried 3-0. He also wanted to inform them that he going to look at other options for trucks due to the problems Dodge is having with transmissions. Last he requested an executive session for non-elected personnel to discuss contract negotiations for 15 minutes. Bert moved to go into an executive session for 15 minutes at 9:42 to discussion contract negotiations to include the Clerk and the Sheriff and Ron seconded, motion carried 3-0. Regular session began 9:57 with no action taken.
Kerri Ulrich came to present the nursing contract for USD 474 for approval. After review of the contract, Ron moved to approve the contract as presented and Bert seconded, motion carried 3-0. Next, she presented the grant application for our Aid to Local application package from the State of Kansas Department of Health and Environment for Immunization Action Plan (IAP), State formula (SF) and Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) in the amount of $18,979.16. Bert moved to accept the funds for the grant application and Ron seconded, motion carried 3-0. Additionally, she presented the pharmacist consultant agreement for Julie Keeton through the Kiowa County Pharmacy for approval. After review of the agreement with Julie Keeton, John moved to accept the consultant agreement and Bert seconded, motion carried 3-0. Lastly, she presented a revised quote for the additional signage at their facility. After some discussion regarding the additional sign and the cost, they suggest her to move the existing sign to the corner so it can be seen from all directions. She will get with Travis to see if this is possible and would report back. Ron asked Kerri how she felt about them to keep meeting the maintenance of effort for the health fund.
Kristi Cooper presented a tax correction for approval. After review of the tax correction, John moved to approve it as presented and Ron seconded, motion carried 3-0. Next, she presented the revised pay plan for approval. After she explained what the changes were, Bert moved to approve the pay plan as presented and John seconded, motion carried 3-0. Lastly, she presented the revised policy 302 for Holidays and 502 for Work Schedules, as she was instructed from the last meeting per their request. She explained she added that part-time sheriff office employees will be included to receive working holiday pay. After review of the changes to Policy 302 and 502, John moved to approve the changes as presented and Bert seconded, motion carried 3-0.
There was no topics discussed for Commissioner discussion.
Meeting was adjourned at 11:10
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