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Commissioners August 6th, 2021 Minutes

August 13, 2021

August 6, 2021

The meeting was called to order by Commissioner Goffena.  Commissioner Turley and Commissioner Pancratz were present.

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 July 30, 2021 minutes as written.  Commissioner Turley seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

Commissioner Goffena had a Fire Council Board meeting. There was an equipment review and they are working on budgets.

On August 4th, 2021 Commissioner Goffena, Commissioner Pancratz and County Attorney Peterson went to Lewistown for an un-official meeting to discuss options for when Fergus County leaves the Central Montana Health District. There needs to be more research done but there is an Official Central Montana Health District meeting on August 12, 2021.

August 5, 2021

Meeting Minutes Per Commissioner Turley

Roundup Memorial Hospital

Commissioner Turley attended a recent Roundup Memorial Hospital (RMH) Board meeting this date. Monthly normal operations are financially tight nonetheless positive. Hospital phone systems continue to be in need of upgrade given privacy requirements and emergency call shortfalls. Funding maybe allowed under the most recent Covid Bill with earmarked funds for rural hospitals. Dave Liggett indicated that Hospital District Board currently has approximately $711,000 in available funds. Roundup Memorial Hospital and Billings Clinic are preparing for a Delta Covid wave. This situation will be monitored. Billings Clinic and RMH have both recently upgraded minimum wages for health care employees, which is hoped to attract health care and nurses to this area.

The upgrades and funding noted above to such a small rural hospital are of special note and very important to Musselshell County and Roundup.


Maintenance Supervisor Jett gave her weekly report to the Commissioners.  They are going to have to do something about the breezeway at the Commons. Commissioner Goffena suggested a possibly adding another entrance.  They also would like a plug in for the bus for winter.  Kids got on the roof of the outside freezer, damaged the thermostat and it had to be fixed. The people that own the other part of the building need to be contacted about using the restrooms at the Senior Commons.  Ms. Jett is going to be painting the Judges Secretary’s office.  The Musselshell Cemetery District would like the old mower once the new one is purchased.

Bob Scott from Kelly Connect met with the Commissioners with a proposal to update our mail machine, paper folding machine and telephone system. The Commissioners will talk to the department heads that use them the most to see what they think and will get back to Mr. Scott.

Sheriff Lesnik, Mayor Jones, Floyd Fisher and Gary Toombs met with the Commissioners to discuss the Interlocal Agreement between the Sheriff’s Office and the City of Roundup. The disagreement regarding the CARES ACT money was addressed and in principle resolved. The Inter-Local agreement needs to be revised and they will all meet after the new year to have the agreement implemented before the 2022 Fiscal Year.  Mayor Jones let the Commissioners know that they are going to use the ARPA money for the Water Authority new water system.  The city is interested in possibly adding a fulltime Park & Recreation position.  The County would be interested in finding a way to help fund the position. This will also be talked about for next year.

County Agent Solf gave her weekly report to the Commissioners.  The Fair went well. They had the best market sale in 10 years. When the “Incident Team” was at the fairgrounds, Ms. Solf thinks they may have broken the horse barn door.  They are on the list at Baileys Door to get it repaired.  They will be taking the tractor into Musselshell Valley for maintenance.

Ambulance Director Solberg met with the Commissioners to go over claims and budget.

Public comment;

Theresa Doumitt was present and wanted to let the Commissioners know that there will be an RCP Roundup Community Partners meeting on August 12, 2021 at noon in the Ambulance Barn. The Montana Main Street Program people will be present also. Ms. Doumitt informed the Commissioners that The Signal Peak Foundation has changed their grant program and people will have to try other avenues for funding projects.

End of public comment.

Commissioner Pancratz made the motion to sign the request for funds form for the final Coal Board grant draw for the Hospital HVAC Grant MT-CB-EP-21-887. Commissioner Turley seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

Commissioner Turley made the motion to sign Resolution 2021-29 setting costs incurred by the detention facility on an average daily basis to Seventy Dollars ($70.00) per day per inmate. Commissioner Pancratz seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

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

August 2, 2021 Road Department minutes.

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

Ms. Kenner asked the Commissioners if there could be minutes taken at the Quarterly Department Head meetings and the Road Supervisors report read at the meeting.  The Department Meetings are on Fridays now and the Road Department does not work on Fridays.  It is important for everyone to know what is going on and get updates for all Departments.  The Commissioner’s will have someone do the minutes at the meeting and make sure the Road report is read.  A nomination for 4-H Road Bridge was sent in for the MDT OFF-System Bridge Program. The Commissioners will be doing a Road Crew meeting this week. Stuff done: sand hauled for water tank/sand shed. 2 cattle guards cleaned on Majerus Rd., 3 of the crew to LTAP classes, tree cleaned on W. Musselshell.  The plan: Hot mix schedule once Main Street Billings is complete. Pull the 16’ cattle guard from Snowy Mountain. And install a 24’, put 16’ at Cameron to replace damaged one and install new culvert on Cameron the week of the 16th.

End of meeting.

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