March 31, 2022
Kiowa County Commissioners Meeting
March 31, 2022
David White, Bert Lowery, John Bertram, Kristi Cooper, Chay Howard, Clay Parkin, Brittanie Farris, Matt Christenson and Stacy Weaver attended the meeting.
Consent agenda included: Agenda, Payroll report, Accounts Payable reports, and Commissioner minutes of 2/21/2022.
After prayer given by Stacy Weaver and the pledge of allegiance, David White opened the meeting at 9:00. Bert moved to approve the consent agenda as presented John seconded, motion passed unanimously.
Clay Parkin came to present a merit payroll change for J Rugg for approval. After review Bert moved to approve the payroll change as presented and John seconded, motion passed unanimously.
Brittanie Farris with CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate)came to request them to declare the month of April as Child Abuse Awareness month and read aloud the proclamation and it was by consensus to sign the proclamation in support.
Kristi Cooper reported the quote to fix the overhead door at the fairgrounds on the red barn in the amount of $1011.56 from Overhead Doors out of Dodge City which was due to a damaged panel. Also reported that she sent budget letters out and that budget preparations begin.
Chay Howard wanted to discuss the KNRC regarding the Rails for trails resolution that was presented prior. After some discussion John requests that they come back for further discussion.
Matt Christenson came to continue the discussion regarding the funds that Julie Lyon with Economic Development had requested at the last meeting that will go to assist the daycares starting up with lease fees, equipment, and property insurance premiums. He informed them the funds could come from a few funds, but his suggestion was to use the contingency line under the general fund and Bert asked about the funds allocated under the ARPA funds they have set aside. Matt explained they could use those funds if they choose too. After some discussion Bert moved to transfer the funds out of Courthouse General in the amount of $21,000 into the Economic development fund that will be used towards childcare and John seconded, motion passed unanimously.
During Commissioner discussion minutes of 3/21/22, payroll reports and accounts payroll reports were presented for signatures.
Meeting adjourned at 9:45
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