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Commissioners February 17, 2023 Minutes

March 1, 2023

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 for the day as is. Commissioner Goffena seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

Commissioner Goffena made the motion to approve the February 10, 2023 meeting minutes as amended. Commissioner Pancratz seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

Commissioner Turley and Commissioner Pancratz had a LEPC zoom meeting on Wednesday February 14, 2023.

Commissioner Goffena had a Watershed meeting on Tuesday February 14, 2023 he also attended by Zoom

They all had a meeting Wednesday February 15, 2023 with Snowy Mountain Development, Duane Snook, Irvin Weigum, and mayor Jones regarding the Homes on the Range apartment building condition.  Snowy Mountain will get back with the Commissioners with a schedule fee and they will be checking if Tamarack has the authority to spend funds on a feasibility study.

Commissioner Goffena went to a Conservation meeting on Thursday February 16, 2023. They are working on ideas for projects with NRCS (Natural Resources and Conservation Services)

Commissioner Goffena also attended the swearing in of the 2 new Deputy’s.

Weed Coordinator Beck met with the Commissioner for approval for the bid to finish the work on her shop. Commissioner Pancratz mentioned that it is funded within the budget appropriations. All Commissioners agreed.

Mayor Jones and Dave Liggett met with the Commissioners and County Attorney Larsen about the Interlocal Agreement with the Justice of the Peace.  They will be working on a new agreement to be signed by Justice of the Peace Marking.

DES Director Russell and Coordinator Rook gave their weekly report to the Commissioners.  There is a wildland fire under investigation.  There was a school safety meeting regarding the film for the windows.  The films should arrive mid-June. They are working on software to help with the address books. The Commissioners were given a draft copy of the Mutual Aid Agreement for fires to review and give input.

There was no public comment on the various budget amendments.

There was no public comment for the 3:00 business.

Commissioner Pancratz made the motion to sign Resolution 2023-9 for the following Budget Amendments:

  1. 410370.350 General/Restitution                       $  12,064.00
  2. 450135.228 115                   CARES Act – Rdup Bathroom       $101,987.00
  3. 411000.910 General                                                $    6,350.00
  4. 431100.220 Weed Control                                    $   10,808.00
  5. 431100.940 Weed Control                                    $   22,100.00
  6. 410580.355 Planning – Land                                $     7,000.00
  7. 420600.110 General – DES Wages                     $             0.00
  8. 440500.357 Alcohol Rehab                                   $   17,876.00
  9. 420400.940 Hawk Creek Fire                               $   33,758.00
  10. 4200400.940 Melstone Fire                                    $   43,318.00
  11. 420400.940 Bull Mountain Fire                           $   51,802.00
  12. 420400.940 Dean Creek Fire                                $   33,044.00
  13. 420400.940 County Fire                                         $   30,737.00      
  14. Total $370,844.00

Commissioner Goffena seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

Commissioner Turley made the recommendation to Appoint Jack Daigrepont to the Hospital District Board. Commissioner Pancratz seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

Charles, Gettelman, Mike Pratt Judy Sutherland, Janice Beck, Lura Pitman Moore, Dave & Wendy Shreve, Warren Hanson, Daniel Main and Mark Snyder met with all of the Commissioners and County Attorney Larsen with concerns and questions about the Roundup Mesa Subdivision forming a water district to get water from the Central Montana Regional Water Authority. The Board of Directors of the Roundup Mesa Landowners Association gave a letter regarding their decision to not allow permission for the water line to be placed in the subdivision road easements. The Commissioners told everyone they will need to go to the February 22, 2023 (Due to the weather the meeting was rescheduled for March 8, 2023 at 6:00 at the Commons) meeting with the Water Authority.

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

There was no Road Department meeting on February 21, 2023

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