November 4th, 2019
Kiowa County Commissioners Meeting
Courthouse Lower Level Conference Room
November 4, 2019
Bert Lowery, John Bertram, Ronald Freeman, Kristi Cooper, Kerri Ulrich, Chris Tedder, Theresa Dasenbrach, Jeff Blackburn, Matt Christenson, Jay Schmidt and Chay Howard attended the meeting.
Consent agenda included: Agenda, Accounts payable reports and Commissioner minutes of 10/21.
After the prayer was given by Jeff Blackburn, Bert opened the meeting. John moved to approve the consent agenda as presented and Bert seconded, motion carried 3-0.
Kristi Cooper and Chay Howard continued the discussion on the hourly supervisor’s salary. Matt Christenson, Jay Schmidt and Kerri Ulrich were present for the discussion. Kristi explained that after talking with the auditors that they should leave Policy 401 as it is and suggest that they have Chay or herself review their timesheets and signoff on them per there auditor’s opinion. All three supervisors were asked what they thought about changing them from hourly to salary and was given the opportunity to give their opinion. After much discussion on this topic, Ron moved to approve to leave the supervisors hourly and to allow Chay or Kristi to review their timesheets and Bert seconded, motion carried 3-0. Next, she explained that they hadn’t received a merit raise this year due to them reviewing their salaries and asked them to give them a merit raise and after some discussion on how much to give them. John moved to give them all a 2.5% merit increase and Ron seconded, motion carried. Kristi will prepare those payroll changes for the next meeting.
Jay Schmidt didn’t have anything to report for Public Works departments.
Chris Tedder stopped by to give an update on the incident involving his Undersheriff Scott McCann.
Break was called for 5 minutes and regular session began at 9:56. Bert left the meeting.
Kristi Cooper continued the discussion on the 2020 holidays that was tabled from the last meeting. She explained that she added Good Friday to the list of approved holidays from the State. After some discussion on the holidays John moved to approve the list of 2020 holidays as presented and Ron seconded, motion carried 2-0.
There were no topics for discussion during Commissioner Discussion.
Meeting adjourned at 11:12
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