February 3rd, 2020
Kiowa County Commissioners Meeting
Courthouse Lower Level Conference Room
February 3, 2020
Bert Lowery, John Bertram, Ronald Freeman, Kristi Cooper, Chay Howard and Cody Sherer attended the meeting.
Consent agenda included: Agenda and Commissioner minutes of 01/31/20.
After the pledge of allegiance, Ron opened the meeting. Bert moved to approve the consent agenda as presented and John seconded, motion carried 3-0.
Cody Sherer came to discuss purchasing a new Ford F550 for the Haviland department. He received 3 quotes; Lanterman motors $47,259, Lewis Automotive $47,913 and Rusty Eck $44,968 for the cab and chassis. Next, he presented 2 quotes of the bed for the new truck; Emergency Fire equipment $45,355 and Blanchat mfg. $47,418. Cody explained he would like to purchase the bed and chassis from Lanterman due to that is where he will do repairs. After some discussion, Bert moved to purchase the truck from Lanterman Motors in the amount of $47,259 and to get the truck bed from Emergency Fire Equipment Inc. for $45,355 and Ron seconded, motion carried. Next, he asked to purchase 14 Kenwood TK-3170 UHF handheld radios from Bucklin Communications for $4970. Bert moved to approve the purchase of the radios and John seconded, motion carried 3-0. Last he reported that the Belvidere truck will be getting repairs to the platform on the bumper for around $2500.
During commissioner discussion they discussed the Belvidere school and Ron expressed concerns on moving employees to a new pay grade for pay increases. Also, Kristi reminded them that there is a special meeting Friday, February 7th at 1:00 for the Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP) public hearing.
Meeting adjourned at 11:14
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