January 11, 2021
The meeting was called to order by Commissioner Goffena. Commissioner Turley was present.
Pledge of Allegiance.
Commissioner Turley made the motion to approve the agenda after adding signing Crime Control Grant #19-VO192409 and a Montana Department of Transportation meeting at 2:00. Commissioner Goffena seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Commissioner Turley made the motion to approve the minutes from the January 4, 2021 meeting as is. Commissioner Goffena seconded the motion. Motion carried.
There were no Board Meetings.
The Commissioners are going to ask Maintenance Supervisor Jett more about the Extension Office repairs.
Commissioner Goffena is going to talk to local contractors to see about storage for the Courthouse.
Training opportunities are going to be looked at.
Maintenance Supervisor Jett met with the Commissioners. The Commissioners agreed to accept the bid from Eliasson for the electrical work at the Complex. Ms Jett told the Commissioners that there is just a little work that needs done on the Extension door and she is going to ask Larry Lekse to do it.
Road and Bridge Secretary Kenner gave her weekly report to the Commissioners. Ms. Kenner is glad they are going to have public meetings regarding the meeting time change and asked if the Commissioners could plan on meeting with the Road Department Crew so they can meet everyone. Stuff done: blading on Melstone-Custer, four Mile, Harvey, Farrel-town, Golf Course, Grazing District, Horsethief (all smoothed up, too dry to cut) and Queens point. Today: blading to continue on Melstone-Custer, Fishel Creek, Alec Roy, Goulding Creek, Gold Course and continue the Johnson Road project and do shop work.
Terry Hoffman met with the Commissioners to find out about septic permits.
Sheriff Lesnik gave his weekly report to the Commissioners. There are 3 inmates in jail. Mr. Lesnik is going to be meeting with WWC engineering on Tuesday to get ideas for a recreation area for inmates and an impound Building. The truck that was purchased last year is being set up and they are probably going to be selling the Charger to Golden Valley.
Resident Mike Bartley called in regarding the condition of Goulding Creek Road and would like the Commissioners to go out and look at it. They should maintain the road due to traffic and they need to work on getting water off the road. The Commissioners will pass the information on to the Road Department.
DES Coordinator Harper, Raymond Raths, Theresa Doumitt and Holly Wolff met with the Commissioners. Mr. Rath had concerns regarding the Fishing Access the FWP (Fish Wildlife and Parks) He had written a letter to the Commissioners a few years ago regarding leasing a few of the lots to act as a buffer from traffic on the access road. Mr. Harper is going to give Mr. Raths Mike Ruggles phone number so his concerns can be addressed. The Commissioners are going to go to the site on Tuesday.
Ms. Doumitt told the Commissioners that her and Ms. Wolff were there on behalf of the Roundup Memorial Hospital to ask for Commissioner support for the Homeland Security Grant to get new generators for the hospital. They applied for the grant last year but did not get it. The Hospital had gotten a DLA (delivering local assistance) grant with the support of the Commission and replaced the boiler at the hospital and it is now coal free. They are hoping the insurance will go down because of this change. The Commissioners agreed to support the grant and will vote on it at the 3:00 business. Ms. Wolff asked about who will be sitting on the Hospital Boards? Commissioner Goffena said they have discussed this but need to have all three of them together to make a decision. Ms. Doumit needed a signature for a DLA draw Down. Commissioner Goffena signed.
Mr. Harper gave his weekly report to the Commissioners. There will be a newly elected official Floodplain Administration Meeting on January 20, 2021 from 9 to 11. Mr. Harper talked to Stahly Engineering and they should have a determination of the cost of engineering the Farrel Bridge to a 100-year flooding event.
Treasurer Hetrick gave her weekly report to the Commissioners. The December Quarterly report was given to the Commissioners. Roundup School is going to be given all of their money. Commissioner Goffena signed a few Journal Vouchers.
Mayor Jones met with the Commissioners to discuss some city property. Mayor Jones said that they are going to be getting some extra speed limit signs with the COVID reimbursement money. Ms. Jones encouraged the Commissioners to join the Roundup Community Partners.
Kurtis Schnieber and Mike Taylor from MDOT (Montana Department of Transportation) met with the Commissioners regarding the centerline rumble strips south of town. They are trying to find a cost-effective way to modify 7 or 8 areas. They hope to be doing the modification around July 2021, but will get back to the Commissioners before it is done.
Commissioner Pancratz entered the meeting.
Attorney Peterson met with the Commissioners regarding the Roundup Record & Winnett Times.
Daniel main was present. Deb Adolph was present via GoToMeeting.
Mr. Main asked about the change in meeting days and why they are going to change. Commissioner Pancratz said it was due to his schedule and he can not do a full day on Monday’s and could give his full attention on Friday’s. Mr. Main thinks there will be an additional expense to the tax payers and is opposed to the change.
Ms. Adolph asked about any conflicts with the meeting date change and public participation? There will be no difference in public participation, if the meetings are on Friday’s, the agenda will go out on Wednesday. Commissioner Goffena and Commissioner Turley will still be meeting with the Road Department on Monday’s.
End of public comment.
Item #1 to approve and sign Resolution 2021-3 establishing Regular Meeting Dates of the Musselshell County Commission and to Describe Procedure for Public Participation was tabled until after the Public Hearing on Monday January 25, 2021.
Commissioner Turley made the motion to appoint Joyce Riley to the Musselshell Cemetery Board. Commissioner Pancratz seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Commissioner Turley made the motion to vote on Supporting Roundup Memorial Hospital for the Homeland Security Grant. Commissioner Pancratz seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Commissioner Turley made the motion to sign Crime Control Grant #19-VO192409 for the Victim Witness Advocate. Commissioner Pancratz seconded the motion. Motion carried.
There being no further business the motion was made to adjourn. Motion carried.
Commissioner Goffena signed Journal Voucher #807 Transferring money from Roundup Elementary Misc to Elementary general, Elementary Food Service & High School General.
Commissioner Goffena signed Journal Voucher #808 Transferring money from Roundup Elementary Misc to High Scholl Misc.
Commissioner Goffena signed Journal Voucher #809 Transferring money from Roundup Elementary Misc. & High School Misc. to Elementary Tuition, General, Transportation, Food Service & Misc. and High School Tuition, General, transportation & Adult Ed.
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