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Commissioner February 28 and March 4, 2022 Minutes

March 11, 2022

February 28, 2022 Road Department meeting.

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

They are going to be putting help wanted ads in the papers and on the website for a mechanic. The Commissioners approved the job description. They will be going to the Coal Board meeting on March 10th 2022 in Billings to again ask for funds for the Old Divide Road and #4 Road chip seal. They would really like the Commissioners support and attend. They are still working on the Goffena Bridge project. Montana Department of Transportation would like to have a meeting sometime in March to discuss how to proceed. The John Deere grader is done being worked on and should be back in the shop by the end of the week. They have been doing lots of work in both shops, almost a total re-build on a Walk & Roll. They kept snow off the roads and plowed the Airport.

March 4, 2022

The meeting was called to order at 8:30 by Commissioner Goffena.  Commissioner Turley and Commissioner Pancratz were present.

Bruce Delany met with the Commissioners to observe for a little while.

Pledge of Allegiance.

Commissioner Turley made the motion to approve the agenda for the day after adding a Certificate of Survey in Section 14, T-7-N, R-25-E. Commissioner Pancratz seconded the agenda as amended. Motion carried.

The Commissioner were at the MACo Conference in Billings from Monday February 28 afternoon until Wednesday March 2, 2022. They were very proud of the presentation our DES Director Justin Russell did at the conference regarding flood mitigations, cost shares and projects Musselshell County has done.  They learned a lot about ARPA funds and some of how they can be spent.

Commissioner Goffena met with the Attorney for the Central Montana Health District on Wednesday March 2, 2022 where they discussed negotiations with Fergus County and the money that may be owed to the District. It may be June before there is a decision.

Maintenance Supervisor Jett gave her weekly report to the Commissioners. The lawn mower is finally in and will be picked up.

The Commissioners will be meeting with Pronto Construction, Clerk of Court Halverson and Judge Spaulding regarding a wall being built in the Courtroom for Storage. Commissioner Pancratz would like to develop a county purchase order form for work done for the County.

Pam Walling with MACO called in to the Commissioners to discuss the medical renewal form.  The Commissioners will put the renewal on the agenda March 11th 3:00 business to be voted on.

Sheriff Lesnik met with the Commissioners with his weekly report.  Options for the City/County/Sheriff Agreement for Law Enforcement for the City of Roundup. The Budget for next year was discussed. Inflation is going to be a big factor.

DES Director Russell and Coordinator Rook gave their weekly report to the Commissioners. Mr. Russell will be submitting the Homeland Security Grant Application today. There have been a few residents interested in a potential Floodplain “buyout part 2’ Burning is now open. There is a new District Fire Marshall (Sean Edwards) in Lewistown.  There were 2 new addresses this week. They thought the MACo Conference went well.  The Commissioners told them they were proud of them for their presentation and hard work. There are 5 active COVID cases in Musselshell County.

Theresa Doumitt with Roundup Community Partners met with the Commissioner with Karen Burns (via phone) from Butte/Silver Bow. For County owned property, we could go out for requests for proposals, then local Government Development with a clause were if they don’t do what was proposed they don’t get it.  Or clean it up ourselves, use the Department of Revenue value for resale. Ms. Burns suggested looking at the Builders Exchange or Historic Preservation Website. They are also going to look into creating a possible “Vacant and Dangerous Building Ordinance”.

Brad Marking, Theresa Doumitt and Lis Cox (via telephone) met with the Commissioners regarding the 4th of July movie that the Montana Movie Factory started last year. Ms. Doumitt said that RIDE would like to one or the 30 second snippet and Morgan Belveal with the Chamber of Commerce would also.   They are still working on tying everything together with music and editing.

Public Comment;

Theresa Doumitt was present and told the Commissioners that she has been in contact with Alisha Oellerman regarding the Minimum Allocation funds to see if restrooms for the Welcome Center are eligible.

End of public comment.

Commissioner Pancratz made the motion to sign the Project Completion Report for the DLA grant project for hospital infrastructure.  Commissioner Turley seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

Commissioner Turley made the motion to sign the Encroachment Permit Application for two approaches and an underground bore in section 14, T-7-N, R-26-E on Johnny’s Coal Road submitted by Dustin Texley. Commissioner Pancratz seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

John Husar with Ponderosa Power met with the Commissioners to let them know they are working on the transmission routes for the proposed wind farm. The Commissioners let them know that Highway 87 is not a County Road and they will have to get in contact with Montana Department of Transportation.

There being no further business Commissioner Pancratz made the motion to adjourn.  Motion carried.

All Commissioner did the first run of claims for March 2022.

Claims for the first run of March 2022 = $177,815.68


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