August 3rd, 2020
Kiowa County Community Center
August 3, 2020
Bert Lowery, John Bertram, Ronald Freeman, Kristi Cooper, Chay Howard, Kerri Ulrich, Stacy Derstein, Mark Clodfelter, Stacey Barnes, Chris Tedder, Richard McVey, DJ McMurry, Matt Christenson, David White and Jeff Blackburn attended the meeting.
Consent agenda included: Agenda, Payroll reports, Accounts Payable reports and commissioner minutes of 07/17.
After the prayer given by Jeff Blackburn, Ron opened the meeting at 9:00. Bert moved to approve the consent agenda with the correction to the minutes as stated and John seconded, motion carried 3-0.
Jay Schmidt came to give updates for the public works departments which included; chip seal on Belvidere blacktop completed, replaced a culvert o J St. between 13th and 15th Ave, waiting on quotes on a ½ ton 4×4 pickup, disposing the alma hydraulic driven pull behind mower on purple wave, due to weather the roads needs attention. John informed him of a complaint he had received
Matt Christenson came to present the overview plan for the Spark Committee for the Cares Act funds in the amount of $493,894 and gave the breakdown of expenses for the County, Schools, Cities and outside entities. He informed them that he would like to request to have a special meeting on August 10th at 8:30 am to approve the plan so it can be submitted to the State for approval before the funds are disbursed since the deadline for the submission to the state is August 15th.
DJ McMurry came to present a payroll change for M Moore(merit) for approval. After review of the change, Bert moved to approve the payroll change as presented and John seconded, motion carried 3-0.
Chay Howard presented resolution 2020-16 for public health order of the board of county commissioners of Kiowa county providing for less stringent requirements regarding covid-19 mitigation procedures for schools than the provision for the governor’s executive order 20-59. After some discussion, John moved to adopt the resolution 2020-16 and Bert seconded, motion carried 3-0.
Break called till 10:00
Ron opened the public hearing for the 2021 County Budget at 10 am for 15 minutes. He will open it up for discussion with those that are present. No public comment was made. Bert moved to adopt the 2021 budget as presented and John seconded, motion carried 3-0.
Chris Tedder came to request to use funds out of the Special Equipment fund to purchase $10,700 upfitting 3 vehicles. Bert moved to take it out of Special Equipment and John seconded, motion carried 3-0.
During Commissioner discussion Ron wanted to discuss resolution 2012-5 which is in regarding to recording meetings and wanted clarification on the policy and who is supposed to enforce resolutions or if they are in violation. Chay informed him the Board of County Commissioners are responsible for enforcing them and that they can change the resolution as needed or not. After some discussion on the topic, Ron moved to only record the meetings when they are in session but to turn them off on breaks and executive sessions and Bert seconded, motion carried 3-0. Chay will revise Resolution 2012-5 and present it at the next meeting with the changes that county employees will operate the equipment during commissioner meetings.
Meeting adjourned at 10:42
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