The regular meeting of the Kiowa County Commissioners was called to order on July 28, 2022; at 9:00 a.m. by Chairman Donald Oswald. Chairman Oswald opened the meeting with Prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance. Those in Attendance:
- Donald Oswald, Chairman
- Howard “Butch” Robertson
- Mike Lening, Commissioner
- Delisa Weeks, County Clerk
- Tina Adamson, County Administrator
Minutes: Robertson moved and Lening seconded the motion to approve the minutes of the July 14, 2022. Motion carried.
Vouchers: Lening moved, and Robertson seconded the motion to approve the vouchers as presented. Motion carried.
Agenda: Oswald moved, and Lening seconded the motion to approve the amended agenda. Motion carried.
Tina #10 New Business Donald Complaint
Grant Updates: Cindy McLoud KCEDF can accept up to $3,000,000.00 as tax credit per year. Prairie Pines hasn’t heard any final from the Congressional Direct Spending application. The Town of Eads did not receive the Colorado Health Foundation grant for the pool; therefore they are providing $80,000 to get the engineering design done. Submitting Brownfields grants for assessment of two private commercial properties. Reimagine Destination grant awarded form the Colorado Tourism Office, will be working with the Canyons & Plains group. There are a couple of development opportunities with the Kiowa Estates property and another in Sheridan Lake.
Tina: Received building estimate from Gingerich Constructions for $124,000 for the COOT Transit Building Grant.
Adamson said, CKPHE had made a couple of changes to the Statement of Work for the RREO Grant. Adamson is waiting to hear further instructions.
Sheriff’s Office Presentation: Undersheriff Murdock and Deputy Snover entered the meeting at 10:49 a.m. to provide a monthly report on the different calls they have been dispatched to.
There have been several drug calls addressed and Deputy Snover provided a slide show regarding a drug dog. He reported that most drug calls coming in have to do with meth and fentanyl.
Snover presented further information on the need for a drug dog. Snover said he would be the handler if the Sheriff’s Office does receive approval from the BOCC.
Dog training in search and rescuing people, such as community members who have dementia or missing children, will be included.
Housing Project Update: Everything is moving right along.
Landfill/Recycling Update: Adamson reported that both recycling busses broke down; they are both in for repair.
p & z Update: Administrator Adamson is processing some of the Planning and Zoning information in order to keep everyone apprised of the situation.
Sales Tax Ballot Question: Oswald moved to have the sales tax question from the 2021 election added onto the 2022 election ballot. Motion died due to the lack of a second.
Oswald moved and Robertson seconded the motion to recess for lunch at 12:05 p.m. motion carried.
Fair Board Liquor License: Robertson moved to approve the liquor license for the 2022 Fair, which would include the Sheriff’s Office to be on the premises while the beer garden is in operation. Robertson also included in the motion if the beer garden did not generate a profit in 2022 there will no longer be a beer garden at the County Fair. Lening seconded the motion. Roll call was taken Robertson -Yes, Lening-Yes and Oswald–No. Motion carried.
Viaero Tower: This will be discussed further at the next meeting.
Eboni Nash and Debi Derby entered the meeting to show support for the county to host a listening session in regard to child care and the importance of having one in our county. Nash will be in contact with the BOCC with a time and date to hold a ZOOM meeting with Representative Holtorf.
Upcoming Meetings and Reports: Reports and meetings were reviewed and signed.
Previous Applicant Review: Administrator Adamson will set up an interview
KCEDF MOU: Lening moved to approve the MOU between the Commissioner’s and the KCEDF. Oswald seconded; motion carried.
Post 125 Agreement: Robertson moved, and Lening seconded the motion to approve the Agreement between Legion POST 125. Motion carried.
Lening moved, and Oswald seconded the motion to make the courthouse west entrance a single point entry only for the upcoming trial and to have the east parking lot closed during the trial. Motion carried.
Employee Resignation: Lening moved, and Robertson seconded the motion to accept the resignation of Patricia Roper. The BOCC would like to thank Pat for her many years of service as a Deputy Clerk and the Veteran’s Service Officer. Motion carried.
Lodging Tax: Oswald moved to have a lodging tax of 2% put in place. Motion died due to the lack of a second.
Sure Shot Solar Designation of Activity of State Interest: Oswald moved, and Lening seconded the motion to approve the Designation of Activity of State Interest. Motion carried.
Cole: Lening, moved, and Oswald seconded the motion to approve metal building located at 16616 CR 50 Chivington Colorado. Motion carried. Robertson abstained from voting.
Arns: Lening moved, and Robertson seconded the motion to approve a solar roof install at 325 Main St in Sheridan Lake, Colorado, Motion carried.
Uhland: Robertson moved, and Lening seconded the motion to approve the residential solar addition to the address of 35819 County Rd U Eads, Colorado. Motion carried
Frey: Lening moved, and Oswald seconded the motion to approve a residential solar addition to the address of 14655 County Rd. 38 Eads, CO. Motion carried
High Prairie Homes: Oswald moved, and Robertson seconded the motion to approve the single-family home located at 14354 Cactus Dr.-Lot 3 Kiowa Creek Estates. Motion carried
High Prairie Homes: Lening moved, and Robertson seconded the motion to approve of a single-family home located at 14315 Cactus Dr- Lot 2 Kiowa Creek Estates. Motion carried.
Complaint: A local citizen filed a complaint in regard to the processes of collecting Urine samples done by the Social Service Department. The local also said the Sheriff’s Office had her phone line tapped.
Verbal Complaint: There was a verbal complaint made by a local citizen in regard to the county gravel trucks traveling at a higher speed on the dirt roads. The complainant asked if the BOCC would address the situation. The Commissioner spoke to the road foremen and asked that they have the drivers slow down.
The next regular meeting will be held on Thursday, August 11, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.
Lening moved, and Oswald seconded to the motion to adjourn the meeting at 4:24 p.m. Motion carried.