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Commissioner Minutes October 8, 2021

October 18, 2021

October 8, 2021

 

The meeting was called to order at 8:30 by Commissioner Goffena. Commissioner Turley and Commissioner Pancratz were present. Clerk and Recorder Tomassi took the minutes for today’s meeting.

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 after adding CFO Kirk is working on a more efficient way to track grants and accounts receivable. Commissioner Turley seconded the motion to approve minutes as amended. Motion carried

Commissioners Board Information:

Senator Daines Representative Tory visited with Commissioner Goffena and Commissioner Turley yesterday. DEQ & Core of Engineers environmental process and their workloads were discussed with Tory among numerous other subjects.

Commissioner Turley attended a Hospital Board meeting the other day and reported that the numbers are up at the Hospital due to Covid.

Sheriff Lesnik gave his weekly report to the Commissioners. The ADA assessable lift will soon be in place at the Sheriff’s office. The Sheriff is looking at next spring before getting the recreation yard at the Sheriff’s office installed. Sheriff Lesnik discussed his concerns with the Hospital using his officers as Security instead of hiring their own Security.

DES Director/Fire Warden Russell and DES Coordinator Rook gave their weekly report to the Commissioners. Mr. Russell reported that there was one human caused fire this morning and that fire was extinguished and the person was given a ticket. There have been three new rural addresses assigned last week. Currently Rural Addressing is behind on installing road signs, but they will hold back on hiring someone until spring. Mr. Russell gave his update on the Statewide and Countywide cases of Covid.

County Agent Solf gave her weekly report to the Commissioners. Ms. Solf discussed what the suggested fee is for animals staying overnight in one of the stalls at the fairgrounds. Ms. Solf discussed the conclusion on if the salary would be increased for the Musselshell County/Golden Valley Extension Clerk.

Chief Financial Officer Kirk met with the Commissioners to discuss weekly updates on tracking grants and accounts receivables. Ms. Kirk also has been working on tracking the counties long term debt so that the County has a greater chance of receiving more grants in the future. Ms. Kirk has a call out to the auditor regarding $122,000 long term debt that is still showing up on the books that should have already been paid.

Ambulance Director Solberg met with the Commissioners to give his weekly report. The Commissioners discussed credit cards, claims and per diem for meals with Mr. Solberg.

 

Commissioner Goffena opened up the 3:00 business for public comment.

Teresa Doumitt updated the Commissioners regarding the Roundup Community Partners grant for the future Kiosk Plaza.

There were no other public comments.

Commissioner Goffena closed public comment and continued with the 3:00 business agenda.

Commissioner Turley made the motion to vote regarding Musselshell County being a “Wet or Dry” County for Marijuana. All three Commissioners voted for Musselshell County to be a “DRY” County for Marijuana. All approved. Motion passed.

Commissioner Pancratz made the motion to review and sign the Emergency Management Performance Reverted Funds Grant 20EMPG-R-SP-Musselshell in the amount of $28,000 awarded to Musselshell County DES. Commissioner Turley seconded the motion. All approved. Motion passed.

Commissioner Turley made the motion to table Resolution 2021-39 to receive the 2018 Davis Abandoned Coal Mine Site from the DEQ/Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, DNRC Grant number RITP-18-0139 until a dollar amount is listed on the Resolution. Commissioner Pancratz seconded the motion to table until a dollar amount is listed on the Resolution. All approved to table. Motion to table Resolution 2021-39 passed.

Commissioner Pancratz made the motion to table the replacement appraised values from Key Insurance proposed Option 1 values for insuring county properties and contents until the Commissioners receive the final list from Key Insurance. All approved to table. Motion to table replacement appraised values from Key Insurance passed.

There being no other business, Commissioner Turley made the motion to adjourn the 3:00 business. Commissioner Pancratz seconded motion. Motion passed.

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