December 16th, 2019
Kiowa County Commissioners Meeting
Courthouse Lower Level Conference Room
December 16, 2019
Bert Lowery, John Bertram, Ronald Freeman, Kristi Cooper, Chay Howard, Kerri Ulrich, Jay Schmidt, Jay Koehn, Cody Sherer, DJ McMurry, Chris Tedder, Scott McMann and Richard McVey attended the meeting.
Consent agenda included: Agenda, Payroll reports, AP reports and Commissioner minutes of 12/2.
After the prayer given by Tony Factor, Bert opened the meeting. John moved to approve the consent agenda as presented and Bert seconded, motion carried 3-0.
Bert adjourned the regular meeting and called the Board of health (BOH) meeting to order. Kerri came to give updates which included, October service totals, new employee hired, health fair and foot care dates for 2020, WIC and Family planning in-service for the coalition, grant work and countywide daycare continued discussion. Bert adjourned the BOH and called the regular meeting to order. Kerri presented a payroll change for P Fuller (new hire). After review of the payroll change Bert moved to approve the payroll change as presented and John seconded, motion carried 3-0.
Jay Schmidt came to give updates for the public works departments which included; shoulder work completed on the Mullinville blacktop, blading, one calls in for weight limit signs and looking to replace 2 employees hopefully with CDL.
DJ McMurry came to present 3 quotes on a new laptop. He explained that the current one is having issues and needs to replace it. After review of the quotes Bert moved to approve the Dell notepad in the amount of $1296.10 and John seconded, motion carried 3-0.
Break called from 9:22 till 9:30.
Jay Koehn and Cody Sherer came to give reports for the fire departments. Jay announced that he will resign at the end of 2019. He requested to appoint Cody Sherer to replace him. Bert moved to appoint Cody as the new fire chief for Kiowa county and John seconded, motion carried 3-0.
Chris Tedder came to request an executive session to discuss employee relations for non-elected personnel for 5 minutes. Bert moved to go into executive session at 10:00 with Chris and Scott, and John seconded, motion carried 3-0. Regular session began at 10:05 with action taken. He presented a payroll change for T Neill (merit) for approval. After review of the payroll change John moved to approve the payroll change and Bert seconded, motion carried 3-0.
Kristi Cooper presented tax corrections for approval. Bert move to approve the tax corrections as presented and John seconded, motion carried 3-0. Next, they discussed raises for the Elected Officials and the hourly supervisors. After some discussion, Bert moved to give 1.7% to Matt, Jay, Kerri and DJ, 3% to County Attorney, Register of Deeds, Treasurer and Clerk and 5% to County Sheriff and John seconded, motion carried 3-0.
There were no topics discussed during Commissioner Discussion.
Meeting adjourned at 11:20
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