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Commissioner April 26, 2024 Minutes

May 3, 2024

April 26th, 2024

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

Pledge of Allegiance.

Commissioner Pancratz made the motion to approve the agenda as amended to include Catalyst for Change.  Commissioner Goffena seconded. Motion carried.

Commissioner Goffena made the motion to table the approval for the Minutes from April 19th. Commissioner Pancratz seconded. Motion carried.

No Public Comment

All Commissioners attended the Welcome Kiosk Opening Ceremony.

All Commissioners met with the Big Horn County Commissioners to discuss getting support for the Federal Coal Swap Bill. They are assisting Musselshell with getting a meeting set up with Crow Agency Tribal Council.

The Commissioners had a Zoom Meeting with Snowy Mountain regarding the Wier Furniture Building, reviewing options for building preservation.

Sheriff Lesnik gave his weekly report to the Commissioners. The Sheriff’s office will be swapping their K-9 cruiser for a patrol vehicle with Beaverhead County. The Sheriff’s office is looking to fill 2 dispatch positions. Musselshell County has the oldest operating jail in the State of Montana.

County Attorney Larsen met with the Commissioners.

DES Director Justin Russell and DES Coordinator Darren Rook gave their update to the Commissioners. They had the final meeting with FEMA of the Reimbursement for $57,246.18 going to the Road Department. The East Repeater Project is approved by the Department of Homeland Security for $293,000. DES is working with Ambulance Director, Ron Solberg to see if there are any grant options for a new emergency paging system. The system the County has is outdated and parts are no longer available. The cost is projected to be $600K. The department responded to several car accidents including a 4-vehicle accident, out by The Divide that resulted in a vehicle fire. The department will have drone training at the end of May. The fire situation is stable. Burn permits will continue for a couple of weeks and will be evaluated consistently to ensure the moisture content is feasible for continuing to allow burning.

Treasurer Hetrick met with the Commissioners regarding County tax deeds.

CFO, Chris Kirk met with the Commissioners regarding County budgets and reviewed the status of County accounts.

Catalyst For Change met with the Commissioners, they are working to finalize job description for the Community Health Worker.

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

Signed this 3rd day of May 2024,


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