May 5, 2023
The meeting was called to order at 8:30 by Commissioner Pancratz. Commissioner Goffena was present. Commissioner Turley was absent.
Pledge of Allegiance.
Commissioner Goffena made the motion to approve the agenda for the day. Commissioner Pancratz seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Commissioner Goffena made the motion to approve the minutes from the April 28, 2023 meeting as written. Commissioner Pancratz seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Tuesday May 2, 2023, Commissioner Pancratz and Commissioner Goffena had a zoom meeting with Susan Hayes from GreatWest regarding the PER for the Roundup Mesa Subdivision. They have established the boundaries for the proposed water district and will do a resolution for the boundaries once the PER paperwork is completed.
All Commissioners attended a meeting on Thursday May 4, 2023 at the Dean Creek Fire Hall with the residents of the Community regarding growth concerns of the area. The main concerns were water, road conditions and incoming industry.
Maintenance Supervisor Jett gave her weekly report to the Commissioners. The downstairs lady’s bathroom floor is coming up in a spot. The Commissioners told Ms. Jett to contact the company that installed the floor. Ms. Jett would like some gravel in front of the dumpsters in the Courthouse parking lot. It is very muddy.
John Albert visited with the Commissioners regarding getting the lawn mower that he uses to mow Handel Park and Musselshell Cemetery fixed.
County Agent Solf gave her weekly report to the Commissioners. There is a water bath workshop on May 6th, 2023. There are 8 people signed up. They are preparing for the Multi County 4H Camp. Every first Tuesday of the month there is a Bee Keeping meeting.
Sheriff Lesnik gave his weekly report to the Commissioners. The Signal Peak Community Foundation provided a check in the amount of $7008.00 for body armor for the Sheriff’s office. They are having problems with the new furnace. The COPS grant application Sheriff Lesnik is working on is almost complete and he would like a letter of support from the Commissioners. Treasurer Hetrick joined the meeting to discuss the Department of Revenues educational meeting on tax assessments July 13, 2023 at the Commons. Ms. Hetrick and Sheriff Lesnik think the meeting should be put on zoom, recorded and put on our website. The Commissioners agreed and Ms. Hetrick will contact the DOR.
DES Director and Coordinator Russell gave their weekly report to the Commissioners. We will be getting a new Floodplain Administrator. The Fire Council meeting on Thursday May 4, 2023 went well. The part for the radios came in and will be installed. They are working with CFO Kirk on the fuel budgets for the end of the fiscal year. There were 2 new addresses this week. They will be in Helena next week for the annual DES Conference.
Treasurer Hetrick met with the Commissioners to give them the list to cancel the Personal/Mobile Home/Real Estate Property Taxes. There will be a resolution signed at the 3:00 business Friday May 12, 2023
Wendy Nelson and Duane Binstock from ASK Insurance met with the Commissioners in regards to having a Medicare Seminar. The Commissioner think it would be a good idea and gave them the information to contact the people at the Musselshell County Central Commons.
Ambulance Director Solberg gave his weekly report to the Commissioners. Thad McGrath from Systems will be getting in contact with Mr. Solberg about a new phone system for the County. The County Attorney will be getting a camera system from DIS Technology. They will be ordering a new computer for the Victim Witness Advocate. The Signal Peak Community Foundation funded an oxygen booster for the ambulances.
Debbie Willumson met with the Commissioner with some questions about the purposed “Water District” and the maps. The Commissioner told her the PER isn’t completely finished but the maps and reports, when finished, should answer all the questions. Ms. Willumson asked about the minutes from the April 20, 2023 meeting? The minutes were taken by Commissioner Turley and he will get them posted as soon as he returns.
Theresa Doumitt met with the Commissioners with some updates on Community projects. Roundup Community Partners will be meeting on Thursdays. The Central School project is waiting on a Historical Tax Credit, but they are working on inside of the building. Signal Peak Community Foundation granted the “Welcome Center” $21,250.00 for landscaping. They will be meeting with the landscaping company Monday May 8, 2023 at the Grand at 3:00.
Sherri Flanscha met with the Commissioner about using the Commons kitchen for baking bread. The Commissioners still need to talk to MACO.
End of public comment.
Commissioner Goffena made the motion to sign the Memorandum of Understanding with Golden Valley Commissioners regarding the County Attorneys shared salary. Commissioner Pancratz seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Commissioner Goffena made the motion to sign the Encroachment Permit for an approach in Section 19, Township 6 North, Range 24 East on Homestead Road submitted by Solomon Beachy. Commissioner Pancratz seconded the motion. Motion carried.
There being no further business Commissioner Pancratz made the motion to adjourn for the day. Commissioner Goffena seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Thursday May 4, 2023, Commissioner Turley and Commissioner Goffena did the first run of claims for the month of May, 2023.
No Road Department meeting for the week.
Claims for the first run of May 2023 = $198,873.37
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