Discover one of Montana's best kept secrets in Musselshell County, with Roundup as the County Seat. A Search form is available:

Commissioners March 8, 2024 Minutes

March 15, 2024

March 8, 2024 Minutes

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.  Commissioner Goffena seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

Commissioner Goffena made the motion to approve the March 1, 2024 minutes as written. Commissioner Pancratz seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

Public Comment:

Theresa Doumitt was present. John Mintock was present via GoToMeeting regarding the Wier Building. Cathy Barta and Tonya Garbe with Snowy Mountain Development were also present via GoToMeeting. Mr. Mintock has inspected the Wier Building as an interested investor. His hope was to purchase the building. The structural issues in the back and the basement are the biggest hurdles. There shouldn’t be a new roof until the structural issue is resolved even for preservation. Ms. Doumitt mentioned there needs to be a “funding strategy”.  The Commissioners are going to do a “structural assessment” and see what the report reveals. There is going to be a meeting with Greg Davis from Brownfield, Wednesday March 13, 2024.

End of Public Comment.

Commissioner Pancratz made the motion to table signing the buy/sell agreement for the Wier Building as they are continuing to try to get reports done.  Commissioner Goffena seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

Sheriff Lesnik gave his weekly report to the Commissioners. New Deputy Trevor Ernest was sworn in today. The department needs another patrol vehicle. The prices are incredibly high.

County Attorney Larsen met with the Commissioners to discuss the agreement with Catalyst for Change program.

DES Director Russell and Coordinator Rook gave their weekly report to the Commissioners. There was a Fire Council meeting Thursday March 7, 2024. They will be purchasing Class B foam for oil well fires. They are looking into getting 4 type 3 wildland fire engines from the DOD surplus list.

Ambulance Director Solberg met with the Commissioners.  There will be a 2-week trial period for the new phone system.

The Commissioner did claims on March 6, 2024.  Claims = $61,162.89

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

Monday March 11, 2024 Road Department meeting

Minutes were taken by Road and Bridge Secretary Newman.

  1. Keggy Coulee update: They have installed a concrete culvert and hauled shale rock from the County East site. Tom has talked to Matt Roen about purchasing gravel for Keggy Coulee Road. We will be able to buy the gravel for $6.00 a yard. They will start hauling gravel from there to Keggy Coulee in the next day or two.
  2. We need to start mining the COE site for more shale rock, then move to Gary’s Harris Pit and mine for North Gage Road repair on the hill approximately 1 mile from top to bottom.
  3. Kathy from Stahly’s is working on SB 536, which involves repairs to Harvey Bridge, River Road Bridge, and Delphia Bridge.
  4. The Freightliner in Billings is possibly a head gasket. We won’t know until the shop can look the truck over.
  5. We discussed the Policy Manual and Comp Time with the Commissioners. They will go through the policy manual themselves. Cheryl Tomassi will add a Comp timeline on the Black Mountain Time Card to track Comp time earned and used.
  6. We asked if residents received a copy of their encroachment permits after the Commissioners signed them. And yes, a copy gets mailed out.
  7. A couple of residents from Homestead Road were already with the Commissioners when we arrived. They expressed their concerns and asked questions about Homestead Road. We were able to tell them about the joint maintenance agreement with Golden Valley County. They decided to stay awhile and listen to the Road Department meeting. They left with a better understanding of how limited the Road Department really is.

Last modified: March 15, 2024

Comments are closed.