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Record of Proceedings

By Administrator

June 14, 2024

The Regular Meeting of the Kiowa County Commissioners was called to order at 9:00 a.m. by Chairman Donald Oswald on May 30, 2024. Commissioner Oswald opened the meeting with prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance. Those attending were:

  • Donald Oswald, Commissioner
  • Howard “Butch” Robertson, Commissioner Mik-e Lening, Commissioner
  • Tina Adamson, County Administrator Delisa Weeks, Absent
  • Traci Uhland, Deputy Clerk

The minutes for the May 14, 2024; regular meeting were read. Robertson made the motion, seconded by Lening, to approve the minutes as presented. All Commissioners voted affirmative.

Chairman Oswald moved, and seconded by Lening to approve the vouchers as presented. Motion carried.

Oswald moved and Robertson seconded the motion to approve the agenda with one addition. Motion carried. The addition was Road & Bridge update.

OLD BUSINESS:

Housing Update: Chairman Oswald reported that as of today, there were no meters or power to the housing project. Oswald moved and Lening seconded the motion to use $50,000.00 of the CARE Funds for the housing project. Motion carried.

Ballot Question–Sales/Use Tax/Lodging Tax: Adamson will get the wording for the ballot question and review further w!th the BOCC.

Kemma Alfano, Kiowa County Librarian entered the meeting to request help with the library ballot issue. Alfano explained that the library would like to eliminate the fee (5.5% lirnitation regulation). She understands this question will need to be on the November ballot for the people to vote on. Lance Clark, Attorney for the Library will be the designated election official for this question. Alfano asked if the BOCC could assist with the attorney fees. Additionally, she reported the cost for the library ballot in the November election. The total amount requested was $4,000.00. The BOCC will discuss later and advise Alfano if this could be done.

Kem ma Alfano verbally reiterated her Intent of resignation effective August 2024. The BOCC would like to thank Mrs. Alfano for her years of service. Alfano exited the meeting at 9:40 a.m.

David Frank, Consultant with ArcaSearch; met with the BOCC via ZOOM to provide information as to what the cost would be to digitize the commissioner minutes, the county ordinances and resolutions from the early 1950’s to present. Mr. Frank will have the Clerk’s office estimate how many books there would be to process and the cost incurred to for this service

Mr. Frank thanked the BOCC and ended his call.

Steve Pechariah, Senior Loss Control Specialist for CTSI met with the BOCC to review the County’s pool cost in relation to accidents and expenses that had occurred over the last year. Mr. Pechar1ah exited the meet’ing at 11 :30 a.m.

Old Senior Center: Adamson presented the Quitclaim Deed for Trista Tuttle, who has purchased the former Senior Center. The Deed will be signed and acknowledged when Clerk Weeks returns from her appointment.

Town of Eads: Bulk Water: There was lengthy discussion in regard to the Bulk Water Project that the Town of Eads has Initiated. Lening questioned th,e County’s possible contribution for the town’s project. The city of Eads has planned and is presently executfng this project. The total the Town has requested from the County is $28,537.00. The BOCC agreed to table the issue.

Lening moved and Robertson seconded the motion to approve the $4,000.00 to the Library for attorney fees and for the question to be placed on the November ballot. Motion carried.

Lening moved, and Robertson seconded the motion to recess for lunch at 11 :59 a.m. Motion carried.

The regular session reconvened at 1 :05 p.m.

Road and Bridge Update: Road Foreman Watts has requested another $10,000.00 for road patching. The BOCC agreed to the funds requested so the road pro1ect would be completed.

NEW BUSINESS:

Upcoming meetings and reports were reviewed and signed.

Kim Harkness had contacted the commissioners in regard to an extension of County Road 72. Chairman Oswald requested a certified letter be sent to the Sl.lrrounding land owners and a Public Notice be sent to the paper.

Robertson discussed the two County Roads being used as an ATV course for some local people. Law enforcement will be made aware of the area and Robertson will contact the individuals involved and inform them the ATV use of these County Roads are unlawful.

Jamie Jensen, Coordinator for the Kids 4th of July activities entered the meeting at 2:15 p.m. to review the activities that will be held at the City Park and Maine Street parade. Jensen requested permission to hold a corn hole tournament on the courthouse lawn and for the use of the children’s barrel train. The Road and Bridge department will move 1 O to 12 picnic tables by the city park for the 4th of July activities.

Jensen thanked the BOCC and exited the meeting at 2:25 p.m.

A written complaint was sent to the BOCC and a response letter was sent back to the complainant.

Grandstand Bids: Lening moved and Robertson seconded the motion to approve the bid from Triple.

Motion carried.

Public Health Grant Documents: Chairman Oswald signed Task Order 2023-0029 and the “HIT” Grant

that had been approved at the May 14th meeting.

Groundwater Monitoring Bids: AEC has sent a proposed plan for well testing/monitoring at the landfill. This will be ln the amount of $5775.00. Lening discussed and made a motion to approve AEC for ground water testing. Robertson seconded, motion carried.

The Model Traffic Code Ordinance was read and reviewed with approval. The Ordinance will be sent to the Colorado Department of Transportation for further review and approval.

Harris Building Permit: Robertson moved, with a second by Lening to approve the solar application located at 14229 County Road 67. Motion carried.

Ambulance Service Licensure: Chairman Oswald moved and Lening seconded the motion to approve the Ambulance Licensure Applications for Kiowa County. Motion carried.

Oswald moved and Robertson seconded to recess the regular meeting and move into an interview for employment at 3:00p.m. Motion carried. Chairman Oswald excused himself from the interview.

Robertson moved, and Lening seconded the motion to move back into regular session at 3:45 p.m.

Landfill Discussion: Jeff Scranton, Landfill Foreman entered the meeting to discuss the future use of the landfill. Lengthy discussion took place with no decisions being made at this time.

Scranton advised the BOCC that the compactor at the landfill is having some mechanical issues. The BOCC agreed to get the compactor fixed.

Oswald moved, and Robertson seconded the motion to approve Ordinance 2024-01. Motion

carried. The next regular meeting will be held June 13, 2024 at 9:00 a.m.

With no further discussion to be handled, Lening moved and Robertson seconded the motion to adjourn the meeting at 4:20 p.m. Motion carried.

ATTEST:
Delisa Weeks, Kiowa Clerk

APPROVED:
Donald Oswald, Chairman

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