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Commissioners July 8, 2022 Minutes

July 15, 2022

July 8, 2022

The meeting was called to order at 8:30 by Commissioner Goffena, Commissioner Turley and Commissioner Pancratz were present. Minutes are being taken by Clerk and Recorder Tomassi.

Pledge of Allegiance.

Commissioner Pancratz made the motion to approve the July 8, 2022 agenda as is. Commissioner Turley seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Commissioner Turley motion to table the July 1, 2022 minutes until next week. Commissioner Pancratz seconded the motion to table the minutes. Motion carried.

CFO Kirk, Treasurer Hetrick and Clerk and Recorder Tomassi discussed the preliminary budget with the Commissioners. County wages were also discussed.

Clerk and Recorder Tomassi discussed storage possibilities for the election equipment. The equipment needs a storage space that does not require going up and down stairs.

Maintenance Supervisor Jett gave her weekly report to the Commissioners. Ms. Jett sent out three requests for bids regarding fixing the ceiling at the Extension Office. She also will be getting an estimate to place the pebble overlay over the concrete pad.

Commissioner Pancratz discussed an email he received from Lorie Erickson regarding the grant for the capital improvement plan at the fairgrounds.

Clerk and Recorder Tomassi discussed scheduling a Department Head meeting at noon on July 15th at the Senior Center. Commissioner Goffena will check with Cheryl Goffena regarding food at the meeting.

County Agent Solf gave her weekly report to the Commissioners. Ms. Soft discussed the upcoming 4H fair that will be held down at the fairgrounds.

Sheriff Lesnik gave his weekly report to the Commissioners. Mr. Lesnik discussed the Fourth of July festivities that went on in Roundup.

DES Director Russell, DES Coordinator Rook and Rural Addressing Assistant Gomez gave their weekly report to the Commissioners. There have been several storms this week north of town and multiple areas and roads are flooded.  Fire Warden Russell has shut down open burning for the season. There was a fire out of Eagle Rock Road and a written warning has been handed out. There were also multiple grass files in the Klein area that were started either by a vehicle malfunction or from a vehicle dragging a chain. As of now, campfires are still permitted within the county. DES Director Russell was rear ended by another vehicle after the parade, which caused some damage to the bumper of the DES truck. Bull Mountain Volunteer Fire Department vehicle lost the tread of their front tire on their way home from the Klein grass fire. The BMVFD truck has a lot of damage to it so the department is currently down one truck until it gets fixed. There have been 5 new addresses assigned this week and Assistant Gomez has been working on rural addressing verifications and supplies inventory. There are currently 12 active Covid cases within Musselshell County which puts the county back into the red zone. Mr. Russell discussed budget justification regarding wages and hiring Assistant Gomez full time. He also discussed that the big map printer is currently up and running.

CFO Kirk and Treasurer Hetrick met with Commissioners and discussed what accounts to pull the employee health deficit from. It was decided to pull some from the Permissive Levy fund and the Federal Mineral Rights fund which will still leave about 303k deficit in the employee health fund. Commissioner Pancratz discussed the events insurance line for the fair board. It was decided to make an expenditure line in the general fund for $4500 and an expenditure line in the fair board fund in the amount of $4500. Treasurer Hetrick gave an update for the month of June and that it is currently balanced.

Ambulance Director Solberg gave his weekly report to the Commissioners. All three Commissioners and CFO Kirk had a phone conference with Mr. Solberg regarding budgets, insurance and claims.

John Albert from the Town of Musselshell Water District along with Darwin Cooke came in and discussed the issues they are having with the quality of water within the Townsite of Musselshell. The Commissioners requested the Town of Musselshell Water District to get an engineer report on how much it will cost to fix, install and test the water system in order to get it working properly and fixing the iron bacteria problem that the Town is currently having.  The Commissioners also have requested adding a couple more hydrants at the Musselshell Park. The engineer report needs to be turned into the Commissioners by August so that they can put in for a grant.

There are no 3:00 business items on the agenda for today.

Dan Main, Bob Varney and Ken Naylor came in and discussed the Roundup Mesa Subdivision Water District that they are currently in the process of starting.

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

Commissioner Goffena and Commissioner Turley did the first run of claims in July Thursday July 7, 2022.

Claims for the first run in July = $145,045.71.


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