May 17th, 2021
May 17, 2021
John Bertram, David White, Bert Lowery, Kristi Cooper, Chay Howard, Jay Schmidt, Kerri Ulrich, Ric Dalke, Clay Parkin, Carolyn Irvin and Matt Christenson attended the meeting.
Consent agenda included: Agenda, Payroll reports, Accounts Payable reports and Commissioner minutes of 05/03/2021.
After the pledge of allegiance John Bertram opened the meeting at 9:00. Bert moved to approve the consent agenda with the corrections to the agenda as presented and John seconded, motion passed unanimously.
John Bertram moved to adjourn the regular meeting and call the Board of health(BOH) meeting to session. Kerri Ulrich came to give updates for Public Health which included, Kansas state map of completed vaccine totals, no active cases in Kiowa County, health fair updates, parking concerns, Patterson Family grant received and foot care clinic starting up again. John adjourned the BOH and called the regular meeting to order. Bert moved to go into executive session for 15 minutes for non-elected personnel to discuss wage compensation for employee/employer negotiations with the commissioners, Kristi and Kerri at 9:13 and John seconded, motion passed unanimously. Regular session began at 9:28. Kristi presented a payroll change for Kerri moving her from hourly to salary. David moved to approve the payroll change for Kerri and John seconded, motion passed unanimously.
Jay Schmidt came and presented updates for the Public Works Department which included patching on Mullinville blacktop, cattle guard cleanout north of Mullinville, mowing help, continued discussion regarding disposal of the grain storage bags options on renting roll off dumpster containers and trailers.
Clay Parkin came to present payroll changes C McElroy(separation), T Finch(separation) and P Capansky(separation). Bert moved to approve payroll changes as presented and John seconded, motion passed unanimously. Also gave a few updates regarding open positions and hiring.
Ric Dalke and Carolyn Irvin came to present the Iroquois Center Human Development (ICHD) annual report with updates from last year and 2022 budget request.
John asked for a 5-minute break. Regular meeting began at 10:20.
Matt Christenson came and discussed the Certification of American Rescue Plan Act funding. After some discussion, John moved to allow Matt Christenson to apply for the grant and be the authorized agent for Kiowa County and Bert seconded, motion passed unanimously. Next, he reported a summary of generator maintenance agreements quotes which include oil and filter change and load banks, 2 inspection. Foley equipment $4416.24, CNC group for $2220.00 Central Power Systems for $2540.00. After some discussion, John moved to approve the quote from C&C Group in the amount of $2220 yearly and David seconded, motion passed unanimously. Update to our IT backup systems and it was consensus him to do as he feels needed. Next, Matt requested a 15-minute executive session for non-elected personnel to discuss the maintenance department. Bert moved to go into the executive session at 10:43 and John seconded, motion passed unanimously. Regular session began at 10:58 with no action taken. John requested an executive session for employee/employee negotiations regarding the maintenance department to include the Commissioners and County Attorney for 15 minutes at 10:59 and David seconded motion passed unanimously. Regular session began at 11:14. John announced they would like to offer the maintenance supervisor position to Kristi and she accepted the position and will come back with a salary discussion for the new responsibilities at a later date once she has a better idea of the duties.
Kristi Cooper presented a quote for electronic election poll pads from Adkins Elections in the amount of $7682. Bert moved to approve the quote as presented and John seconded, motion passed unanimously. Next, she presented a quote from Inclusion Solutions for 5 voting booths in the amount of $5394. John moved to approve the quote with additions of privacy wings and Bert seconded, motion passed unanimously. Last she asked if they would like to continue the internet service at the Community Center building which is $96.95 monthly. After some discussion it was by consensus to discontinue the service since they are no longer holding their meetings there which needed the service to stream their meetings.
During Commissioner discussion they discussed the potential of the dairy and swine farms and how they could affect the County as whole.
Meeting adjourned at 12:02
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