August 31st, 2020
Kiowa County Community Center
August 31, 2020
Bert Lowery, John Bertram, Ronald Freeman, Kristi Cooper, Chay Howard, Jay Schmidt, Matt Christenson and Jeff Blackburn attended the meeting.
Consent agenda included: Agenda, payroll reports, accounts payable reports and commissioner minutes of 08/17
After the prayer given by Jeff Blackburn, Ron opened the meeting at 9:00. Bert moved to approve the consent agenda, payroll reports and accounts payable reports and Ron seconded, motion carried 3-0.
Kristi Cooper called John Albert to discuss renting the Community Center to hold an event for Wallace and Rogers Circus for September 9th. There was no response from Mr. Albert so moved on to next agenda item.
Jay Schmidt came to give updates for the public works departments which included; payroll changes for L Thronesbery(merit) and T Odle(resignation), blacktop patching, purchase leftover asphalt millings from Venture from a project for $8.00 a ton, culvert replaced on L St. west of 15th Ave and H St. west of 45th Ave, hauling caliche for building up roads, patching, sandhill road blowouts and shoulder work. After review of the pay changes Bert moved to approve them as presented and Ron seconded, motion carried 3-0.
Kristi Cooper presented a payroll change for K Amaro(merit) for approval. After review, John moved to approve the pay change as presented and Bert seconded, motion carried 3-0. Next, she presented tax corrections for approval. After review of the tax corrections John moved to approve them and Bert seconded, motion carried 3-0. Kristi attempted to call Mr. Albert again, no response.
Matt Christenson came to discuss hiring a structural engineer to examine the courthouse for settling issues and explained some concerns that he has come across. He will work on getting quotes on an inspection and report back.
Ron opened the public hearing at 9:30 for public comments. There were no public comments. Bert moved to adopt the 2021 County budget and John seconded, motion carried 3-0.
No topics discussed during Commissioner discussion.
Meeting adjourned at 9:35
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