September 20, 2021
Kiowa County Commissioners Meeting
September 20, 2021
John Bertram, David White, Bert Lowery, Kristi Cooper, Chay Howard, Kerri Ulrich, Jay Schmidt, Morgan Allison, Eric Buck, Rosa Hettinger, Kendal Lothman, Theron McKinney and Matt Christenson attended the meeting.
Consent agenda included: Agenda, Payroll reports, Accounts Payable reports and Commissioner minutes of 08/07/21.
After the pledge of allegiance, John Bertram opened the meeting at 9:00. Bert moved to approve the consent agenda as presented and David seconded, motion passed unanimously.
John adjourned the regular meeting and called the Board of health(BOH) meeting to session. Kerri Ulrich came to give updates for Public Health which included back to school vision and hearing screenings has begun, health fair billing contract corrected and paid, flu clinic schedule, parking lot discussion purchase of property 50’x140’, new medical director, hired a new registered dietician for the coalition, COVID-19 total cases increasing, grants approved for the position of the RN, USD 474 school nursing contract, payroll change N Zadina. John adjourned the BOH and called the regular meeting to order. They discussed purchasing of the property with County Council. Bert moved to approve the nursing contract with USD 474 and David seconded, motion passed unanimously. Payroll change presented for N Zadina (wage adjustment) for approval. Bert moved to approve the payroll change and David seconded, motion passed unanimously.
Jay Schmidt came to give updates for the Public Works department which included M20 returned, discuss options on applications for State funding projects for bridges and road with John Riggins with Kirkham and Michael, road maintenance on Mullinville blacktop north between D5 and E St and continued the discussion regarding the open range from the prior meeting with Chay.
Morgan Allison came to introduce the new ambulance director Eric Buck to the Commissioners.
Rosa Hettinger came to give updates on the new purchase of the 2021 Osage Ambulance Transit van and included a breakdown of the funds being used to purchase the vehicle and also informed them of her last day being October 4 as well she informed them of some personnel updates regarding other resignations.
Break called till 9:49
Kristi Cooper presented 1 bid from Pueblo Concrete for approval which includes 45 sidewalk sections, 25 sections of curb and guttering and the west steps. After review of the bid John moved to approve the bid in the amount of $72,780 and David seconded, motion passed unanimously(Bert sustained).
Kendal Lothman requested a 5-minute executive session to discuss personal matters. Bert moved to go into executive session for 5 minutes at 10:05 for personal relations for non-elected personal and John seconded, motion passed unanimously. Regular session began at 10:11 with no action taken.
Theron McKinney and Chay Howard presented Resolution 2021-7 for organization structure for the County Fire department. Bert moved to adopt resolution as presented and John seconded, motion passed unanimously. Bert moved to approve the appointments as Bill Langley as the captain for Haviland home station, Luke McFadden as the captain for Mullinville home station and Jeremy Butler as the captain for Greensburg home station and Jeremey butler as the county deputy fire chief and John seconded, motion passed unanimously.
During Commissioner Discussion they revisited the discussion regarding quarantine with the County health officer. After some discussion they asked Chay to draw up a resolution with the changes as discussed. Chay presented the resolution for approval. After review Bert moved to adopt the resolution 2021-8 and John seconded, motion passed unanimously. Next Bert moved to approve any employee who is currently quarantined prior to today meeting will receive Covid pay for their quarantine and that it will not go against the total of 90 hours that was approved in the resolution and David seconded, motion passed unanimously.
Meeting adjourned at 11:42
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