September 30th, 2019
Kiowa County Commissioners Meeting
Courthouse Lower Level Conference Room
September 30, 2019
Bert Lowery, John Bertram, Ronald Freeman, Kristi Cooper, Chay Howard, Chris Tedder, Scott McCann and Jay Schmidt attended the meeting.
Consent agenda included: Agenda, Payroll reports, Accounts payable reports and Commissioner minutes of 09/16.
After the pledge of allegiance, 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 Public Works departments which included; maintenance on the track loader at the landfill, recycle bins that we contract with Nisley, chip seal on the old highway, Scott St. and Grant St. complete, Mullinville black top project holding off, weight limit signs quotes, culvert cleanouts, C&D charges and chemical charging from Noxious Weed. Quotes for weight limit signs were presented from National Signs for $7073, J&A Traffic Products for $6588 and Welborn for $7245. After some discussion Bert moved to approve the purchase of signs from J & A Traffic Products and Ron seconded, motion carried 3-0. Next, they discussed discontinuing offering recycling containers in the County and presented information on the cost to continue to service for the life of the cells at the landfill but asked him to run something in the paper to get the publics opinion and give them time to come to a meeting to talk to them first. Jay will run something in the paper, and they can go from there. Last they discussed the charges at the landfill. Bert moved to only charge County residents for tires only and to charge out of County residents for tires and C&D and John seconded, motion carried 3-0. Next he explained that he was sent invoice from Noxious Weed for the chemical that was used this year and explained that he didn’t feel like he should pay that since it is the job of the Noxious Weed department to maintain weeds and that he did agree to pay for the chemical that is used in the fall that helps reduce the growth in the spring. The Commissioners agreed that Noxious Weed should not be charging other County departments for the use of chemicals and asked Jay to have Bruce come in at the next meeting to continue the discussion.
Chris Tedder came to request a 10-minute executive session for non-elected personal to discuss employee relations to include Chay and Scott at 9:53. Bert moved to go into an executive session for 10 minutes at 9:53 and John seconded, motion carried 3-0. Clerk left the room. Regular session began at 10:03 with no action taken. They discussed disposing of old equipment and they suggested to have him get ahold of Jamie at Browns Auction about listing them. Payroll change presented for S McVey (department change) for approval. After review of the payroll change Ron moved and Bert seconded, motion carried 3-0.
Kristi Cooper presented a payroll change for M Tuttle (merit) and M Brown (merit) for approval. After review of the payroll changes, Bert moved to approve the payroll changes as presented and John seconded, motion carried 3-0. Next, she presented the revised evaluation form for approval. She explained that she worked with the other department supervisors and that they made some changes. After review of the evaluation form Ron moved to approve the revised evaluation form and Bert seconded, motion carried 3-0. Next, they discussed the hourly supervisors, but no action was taken. They will continue that discussion on the meeting of October 21st.
The only topic that was discussed during Commissioners discussion was Hwy 54.
Meeting adjourned at 11:32.
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