September 16th, 2019
Kiowa County Commissioners Meeting
Courthouse Lower Level Conference Room
September 16, 2019
Bert Lowery, John Bertram, Ronald Freeman, Kristi Cooper, Kerri Ulrich, Chris Tedder, Scott McMann, Matt Christenson, Jeff Blackburn and Tony Factor attended the meeting.
Consent agenda included: Agenda, Payroll reports, Accounts payable reports and Commissioner minutes of 09/03.
After the prayer was given by Tony Factor, Bert opened the meeting. Ron moved to approve the consent agenda as presented and John seconded, motion carried 3-0.
Bert adjourned the meeting and called the Board of Health (BOH) meeting to order. Kerri came to give updates for the Health department which included; school enrollment immunizations, flu clinic dates, new ventilation installed in the vaccine room, KDHE audit for coalition moved date back, new hire, WIC budget approved from KDHE with an increase to allow for extra staff. Bert adjourned the BOH and called the regular meeting to order. After review of the payroll change C Stokes (new hire), Ron moved to approve the payroll and John seconded, motion carried 3-0.
Matt Christenson came to update the remodel on the storage room and explained that Travis and Laura have got it all remodeled and that they need to order additional shelving of different sizes and new storage boxes for all the records from the storage pods. He presented quotes for the shelving from Home Lumber $4392.60, Grainger $7212.62 and Uline $3373. Bert moved to purchase shelving units from Uline in the amount $3373 and Ron seconded, motion carried 3-0. He explained he would be ordering 200 boxes in the amount of $700 since most of the boxes in the pods are in bad shape.
Chris Tedder came to present the quote from 10-39 Communications to do all the decals, lighting and radios on the new truck he just purchased for $6800. Next, he requested a 15-minute executive session for non-elected personal to discuss employee relations. Ron moved to go into executive session at 9:37 to include Scott and Kristi. Bert seconded, motion carried 3-0. Regular session began at 9:52 with no action taken. They continued the discussion on the quote he presented. Bert moved to approve the quote from 10-39 communications and John seconded, motion carried 3-0.
Kristi Cooper presented a payroll change for S McVey (department change) for approval. After review, Bert moved to approve the payroll change as presented and Ron seconded, motion carried 3-0.
Chris came back to present payroll changes for R Martin (merit) and K Amaro (promotion) for approval. Bert moved to approve the payroll changes as presented and John seconded, motion carried 3-0.
Next, they discussed the charges for C&D and dirty concrete charges at the landfill per Jay’s request and after some discussion they tabled the topic till Jay can be present at the next meeting.
There were no topics for Commissioner Discussion.
Meeting adjourned at 11:15
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