August 5th, 2019
Kiowa County Commissioners Meeting
Courthouse Lower Level Conference Room
August 5, 2019
Bert Lowery, John Bertram, Ronald Freeman, Kristi Cooper, Chay Howard, Jay Schmidt, Patrick Klecker, Zane Huffman and Jeff Blackburn attended the meeting.
Consent agenda included: Agenda and Commissioner minutes of 07/31.
After the prayer was given by Jeff Blackburn, 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 the public works departments which included; payroll changes C Cagle (merit) C Tuttle (merit) G Tuttle (separation), local road safety plan workshop August 15th at 2:00 at the Community building, working on replacing wear strips on the Zipper, patch work on a few blacktops next week, blow sand hauled to G St. between 31st Ave and 33rd Ave. Payroll changes presented for approval. After review of the payroll changes, Ron moved to approve them as presented and Bert seconded, motion carried 3-0.
Patrick Klecker with Santa Fe Trail Corrections came to present year end reports and give updates. Bert moved to approve the year end reports as presented and Ron seconded, motion carried 3-0.
Break called till 10:00 am.
Bert opened the 2020 budget hearing at 10:00 am. No public attended the hearing. At 10:30 Ron moved to approved to the 2020 County budget as presented and John seconded, motion carried 3-0.
Zane Huffman came to discuss the boundaries at the fairgrounds. After some discussion they asked Chay to draw up an agreement regarding who is responsible for mowing and upkeep at the fairgrounds and will bring that to the next meeting.
Kristi Cooper presented a tax correction for approval. After review of the tax correction, Bert moved to approve it and John seconded, motion carried 3-0. She presented a annual agreement with Great Plains and an invoice in the amount of $750 for approval. After some discussion on the agreement Bert moved to approve the agreement and pay the invoice and motion died lack of a second. Payroll changes were presented for approval for K Zenger(merit) and M Moore(merit). After review of the payroll changes, Bert moved to approve them and Ron seconded, motion carried 3-0.. Next, she presented Policy 401 for Timekeeping and explained she added in the current policy that altering time to any employees have to be approved by their Supervisor per Chay’s suggestion. John moved to approve the revised Policy 401 and Bert seconded, motion carried 3-0. Last she asked if they would consider waiving the rental fee for the fairground facilities for all County employees and after some discussion it was by consensus to leave the fees as they are for everyone. Rental fee is $50 per day for each building with a $50 deposit for non-alcohol events and $300 deposit for alcohol events.
There was no topics discussed for Commissioner discussion.
Meeting was adjourned at 11:50.
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