March 2nd, 2020
Kiowa County Commissioners Meeting
Courthouse Lower Level Conference Room
March 2, 2020
Ronald Freeman, John Bertram, Bert Lowery, Kristi Cooper, Chay Howard, Cody Sherer, Jay Schmidt and Jeff Blackburn attended the meeting.
Consent agenda included: Agenda and Commissioner minutes of 02/28/20.
Prayer was given by Jeff Blackburn. Ron opened the meeting at 9:00. John moved to approve the consent agenda as presented and Bert seconded, motion carried 3-0.
Jay Schmidt came to give updates for the public works departments which included; road maintenance, received Federal Fund Exchange funds and payroll change for K Koehn (merit). After review of the payroll change, Ron moved to approve the change as presented and Bert seconded, motion carried 3-0.
Cody Sherer came to request to sell some equipment at a Brown Auction Consignment sale on April 4th such as; 250-gallon skid unit, Ford E450 Ambulance, 1989 AMC General 6X6 and some miscellaneous items like fire hoses, fittings and old generators that has been in their storage pods since the tornado. It was by consensus to allow him to list the items with Brown Consignments Auction. Next, he wanted to discuss the pay they receive for runs. He explained that they receive a flat $35 per run and a run could be from 1 hour up to 12 hours. He would like to change the definition of a run as a minimum of 4 hours or less and gave an example of if they are on a run for 6 hours, they would be paid 2 runs now instead of just 1. After some discussion Bert moved to define a fire run to be up to 4 hours for $35 and John seconded, motion carried 3-0.
Break called for 10 minutes till 9:47.
During Commissioner discussion, Ron moved to go into executive session for 10 minutes to discuss employee relations at 9:50 and Bert seconded, motion carried 3-0. Regular session began at 10:00. Ron moved to go back into executive session for 5 more minutes at 10:01 and Bert seconded motion carried 3-0. Regular session 10:06 with no action taken. Ron requested to have Kerri come over to be part of the discussion regarding operational hours of the Health department. Kerri arrived at the meeting and Ron moved to go into a 10-minute executive session with Kerri at 10:13 for employee relations and John seconded, motion carried 3-0. Regular session began at 10:23 with no action taken.
Meeting adjourned at 10:38
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