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Commissioners October 14, 2022 Minutes

February 16, 2023

October 14, 2022 Minutes

The meeting was called to order at 8:30 by Commissioner Goffena. Commissioner Turley and Commissioner Pancratz were present.  Secretary Hagstrom will be present after 11 A.M. until 3:00 P.M.

Pledge of Allegiance.

Commissioner Turley made the motion to approve the agenda as is. Commissioner Pancratz seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Commissioner Pancratz made the motion to approve the minutes from the October 7, 2022 minutes as written. Commissioner Turley seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

Commissioner Goffena attended the Lower Musselshell Conservation Board meeting and the Roundup Community Partners meeting. Commissioners Goffena and Pancratz attended a budget meeting with CFO Kirk on the 12th of October. Commissioner Goffena will be attending the Area II meeting today at noon.

Maintenance Supervisor Jett gave her weekly report to the Commissioners. The bathrooms at the Courthouse have been fixed and the invoice was discussed. Morrison and Maierle looked at the cameras at the commons and suggested that the County purchases another router in order for the cameras to work properly.  The Commissioners approved Maintenance Supervisor Jett to purchase a new security camera that will be placed in the back section of the Commons. Commissioner Turley received a message from Dan Eiselein stating that the landscaper approved the mowing of the new lawn and to blow out the sprinklers for the year.

Ken Naylor, Bob Varney, Warren Hanson, Dave Shreeve and Wendy Shreeve met with Commissioners and handed in their official petition to create the Musselshell County Water District.

County Agent Solf met with Commission for weekly updates for the Extension Service. The roping event at Fairgrounds last week was successful and well attended. However, rules need to be determined regarding what facilities and equipment would be allowed to be used during such an event. This is imperative for future events. Water will be turned off and lines winterized at fairgrounds. Ms. Solf will be attending State wide Extension Service training in Bozeman next week. November 5th will be 4-H orientation meeting for new members. Ms. Solf would schedule another Fairboard meeting the last week of Oct, of which can be any day suitable for board members except Tuesday Oct 25. Much planning and preparation for future extension training and events is being completed by extension agent Solf.

Commissioner Pancratz left the meeting.

Sheriff Lesnik met with the Commissioners.

DES Director Russell and Coordinator Rook gave their weekly report to the Commissioners.  The office received notification they have been awarded the Department of Justice grant for Safety Film for windows for the schools. They have completed the 1 Quarter EMPG status report. They had the LEPC meeting. Incoming County Attorney Larsen was present which was a welcome surprise. There was a school safety meeting. There will be an Eastern District DES meeting in Miles City Wednesday October 19, 2022.  There are 7 active Covid cases in Musselshell County.

CFO Kirk met with the Commissioners.

The Commissioners had a representative from Verkada give a presentation regarding public safety.

There was no 3:00 business.

Monty Sealey met with the Commissioners with an update on the Water Authority.


October 17, 2022 Road Department Meeting.

Commissioner Goffena, Commissioner Turley, Road and Bridge Supervisor Stockert and Secretary Newman were present.

The new hire will start work on Monday October 24, 2022. Commissioner Pancratz is working with the Road Department on getting a Grant for new culverts. They are working on blading the roads. Geg Benjamin with Stahly Engineering met with the group to discuss the Montana Department of Transportation Off System Bridges. They are working on a State Wide effort for Federal Funding for bridges. The Transportation Commissioner has received feedback on bridge closings that are affecting people more than was realized. Mr. Stockert asked why it costs the State so much more to build a bridge than it costs the County? Mr. Benjamin said, a side from the inflation issue, the State inspectors nitpick and Federal Funding has more stringent requirements. Contractors also raise the prices for the State.  Musselshell County top 3 bridges needing attention are Bridge Road Bridge, Harvey Bridge and the 4H Bridge to the fairgrounds.   Mr. Benjamin is going to send Mr. Stockert an Internet based GID Map and a PDF Map they have been working on to help identify these bridges.

End of meeting.


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