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Commissioners August 23 and August 27, 2021 Minutes

September 10, 2021

August 23, 2021 Road Department Meeting

Commissioner Goffena, Commissioner Turley and Road Secretary Kenner were present.

A resident on Adams Road called Commissioner Goffena about a cattle guard that they would like replaced. The County can fix the cattle guard but the land owner would have to pay for a brand-new replacement. $6,680.00. The land owner needs to contact the Road Department to discuss what he would like done. Meeting times were discussed and may be changed. Things done: bladed as much as possible.  Today, Melstone-Custer, Fishel/Hawk Creek, Fattig, Goulding Creek and Colony.  Cattle guards cleaned on Harris and Harvey.  There is someone on Dean Creek that is knocking down trees on the County’s ROW.  This could endanger vehicles if the ROW is obstructed! The Road Department has moved the trees out of the way and will cut them up after a significant amount of moisture has been received in the area. If the person doing this is reading, please refrain.

End of meeting.


August 27, 2021

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

Pledge of Allegiance.

Commissioner Pancratz made the motion to approve the agenda after moving the County Agent meeting to 9:30, the Ambulance Director meeting to 10:00 and the tour of Montana Frontier Sandstone to 1:15. Commissioner Goffena seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

Commissioner Pancratz made the motion to approve the August 20, 2021 minutes as is. Commissioner Goffena seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

Maintenance Supervisor Jett gave her weekly report to the Commissioners.  The flags were put to half staffed for the Service personnel killed in Afghanistan.  There will be some concrete work done on the south side of the building. The boiler has been fixed and is ready for cold weather.

County Agent Solf gave her weekly report to the Commissioners. The 4H award ceremony is this weekend. There is a weed workshop, Thursday September 2, 2021. The use of the fairgrounds was discussed and an agreement needs to be worked on.

Sheriff Lesnik gave his weekly report to the Commissioners. They think there is a Department in Kansas that will take the Canine Unit.

Ambulance Director Solberg, DES Director/Fire Warden Russel and DES Coordinator Rook met with the Commissioners to submit the quotes for the new radios that are being funded by the ARPA Grant.  The total will be $331,521.37.

DES Director/Fire Warden Russel and DES Coordinator Rook gave their weekly report to the Commissioners. They have not heard anything back regarding the FEMA closeout.  We are still in Stage 2 Fire Restriction. The fuel values are getting better.  There is a Fire Restriction conference call on Tuesday September 7, 2021. Coordinator Rook is working on his DES Certification and should be finished by the end of the week.

Commissioner Goffena, Commissioner Pancratz and Mayor Jones toured Montana Frontier Sandstone.

Commissioner Goffena opened the 3:00 business up for public comment. Present was Cynthia Wedlund, Tiffany Heuman, John MaCarthy and Teresa Doumitt. Clerk and Recorder Tomassi is taking minutes at today’s meeting. Commissioner Turley was not present.

Ms. Wedlund and Ms. Heuman discussed the issues that they are having with the school district not having bus stops in place for children that live in town. They would like the school to consider picking up children within the city to transport them to the grade school especially since there is no crossing guard on main street. The Commissioners suggested that she goes to the school board meetings and discuss the issue with the school board and to call and talk to the county superintendent of schools.

John McCarthy discussed the adoption of Cottonwood Road as a county road. Mr. McCarthy handed the commissioners a petition signed by most residence living on Cottonwood Road that are in favor of making the road a county road. The commissioners took the road petition under advisement. Mr. McCarthey also discussed the Musselshell Valley Museum and getting the museum its own domain for advertising purposes and possible grants. The commissioners advised Mr. McCarthy to discuss the museum further with the museum board.

Sheriff Lesnik walked in to attended public meeting.

Teresa Doumitt spoke about grant resources available right now and that the county should have Snowy Mountain Development looking into some grants for them.

Commissioner Goffena closed public commits at 4:36 p.m. and opened the business meeting.

Commissioner Pancratz made the motion to approve and sign the extension letter for the Coal Board Grand for the Hospital HVAC project MT-CB-EB-21-887. Commissioner Goffena seconded the motion. All approved. Motion passed.

Being no other business, Commissioner Goffena closed the 3:00 business at 4:44 p.m.

Sheriff Lesnik discussed his budget. Treasurer Hetrick came in and discussed the contracting between Musselshell County and the Rosebud County Superintendent of Schools.

Meeting adjourned at 5:10 p.m.

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