May 2, 2022
Kiowa County Commissioners Meeting
May 2, 2022
David White, Bert Lowery, John Bertram, Kristi Cooper, Chay Howard, Jay Schmidt, Nadine Lampe, Matt Christenson, and Jeff Blackburn attended the meeting.
Consent agenda included: Agenda and Commissioner minutes of 4/29/2022.
Prior to the meeting, prayer was given by Jeff Blackburn and the pledge of allegiance. David White opened the meeting at 9:00. Bert moved to approve the consent agenda as presented and John seconded, motion passed unanimously.
Jay Schmidt presented a merit payroll change for approval for J West. After review Bert moved to approve the change as presented and John seconded, motion passed unanimously. He then presented a request of federal funds exchange in the amount of $56,319.66 that would be available funds in the amount of $50,687.70. Bert moved to approve the exchange of federal funds and John seconded, motion passed unanimously. Next, he informed them that the cost share of chemicals is set by statue and because they disposed of the cost share then they would need to offer at least 75% to 100% of the cost of chemicals to the public due to the amount of levies Noxious Weed receives in taxes. After some discussion John moved to approve the cost share to be changed back to 100% for the cost to the public for noxious weeds chemicals and Bert seconded, motion passed unanimously. Also, he added that they have added culverts on 5th Ave South of Q St. and one on N St. between 13th Ave and 15th Ave and added a retaining wall up on 55th Ave between G St. and H St.
Nadine Lampe with Arrowhead west came to present their 2023 budget request and gave a brief update on the program for Kiowa County.
Matt Christenson came to discuss network equipment updates for the Commons and presented 3 bids for their review from CDW Government $3420, GovConnection $3197.48, Southern Computer Warehouse (SCW) $2938.29. After some discussion John moved to approve the purchase from SCW and give him permission to order from a different supplier if SCW is unable to get the equipment delivered due to shipping delays and Bert seconded, motion carried unanimously. Next, he presented 3 quotes on network shortage backup equipment from SDWG $9,158.78, GovConnection $8,157.58, SCW $7974.25 and SHI $8649.47. Bert moved to approve the SDWG quote and John seconded, motion passed unanimously.
Kristi Cooper presented the minutes of April 29th for signatures.
David adjourned the meeting at 9:28
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