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Commissioner’s Minutes May 28, 2019

June 3, 2019

May 28, 2019

The meeting was called to order at 8:30 by Commissioner Borner.  Commissioner Berry and Commissioner Carlson were also present.

Pledge of Allegiance.

Commissioner Carlson made the motion to approve the agenda after adding a 4:00 meeting with Wipfli and DCI. Commissioner Berry seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Commissioner Carlson made the motion to approve the May 20, 2019 minutes after removing the possible FEMA change of scope on the buyout that was not correct. Commissioner Borner seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

Commissioner Carlson didn’t make the MCCOA meeting this week.  Public use of the Musselshell County Central Commons was discussed.  The Commissioners are going to clarify some issues on the use agreement with the volunteers.

Commissioner Borner had a Mental Health Center meeting May 24, 2019. Big Horn County is not going to be apart of the organization any longer and they are looking at restructuring events.  They still need a member at large. Reimbursements from the State were discussed. Commissioner Borner had a fair Board meeting may 20, 2019.  They went over upcoming budgets and fairground improvements. Commissioner Borner met with Mark Qualman and looked at hail damage at the Extension office and fairgrounds.  They will be making all projects at the fairgrounds one big project.  Mr. Qualman will meet with the Commissioners Monday June 3, 2019 to go over what he has.

Commissioner Berry had a Hospital Board Meeting May 23, 2019.  The coal chutes were discussed and are being worked on. They are trying to get the CDBG loan done in 2008 turned into a grant to take it out of the County hands. The local qualified nurse availability was discussed and why local nurses are traveling to Billings to work instead of at Roundup Memorial Healthcare.  Traveling nurses are being used to work and they cost approximately 3 times more than regular hired healthcare workers.

Linda Yount met with the Commissioners to give them a letter from the Signal Peak Community Foundation awarding $40,000.00 toward the Main Street Sculpture/Teddy Blue Abbott Monument and to sign a letter of thanks to send back to them and sign the expenditure responsibility form.

Commissioner Borner told the Commissioners that the Department of Commerce is going to have a Public Comment Period on infrastructure for communities effected by mining.

Old Business:

Wells Fargo is on hold until the Commissioners can get an idea of the cost for renovations.

Flood Plain violation.  Commissioner Borner will get an appraisal ordered.

Maintenance Supervisor Jett gave her weekly report to the Commissioners.  The roof is leaking in the courtroom.  Montana Made Projects will be called.  Ms. Jett will call the new hire to start training. Keys at the Musselshell County Central Commons will be changed this weekend. A screen at the Complex building needs fixed also work on the restrooms has begun. Ms. Jett will get measurements of the old front doors of the Courthouse for possible use at the Commons.

Road and Bridge Supervisor Stockert gave his weekly report to the Commissioners. Secretary Kenner was not present.  There was 3 inches of rain in 2 hours over the weekend and water is running over some roads. Horsethief and N. Gage have been closed and Mr. Stockert is pretty sure Ragged Point is impassable.  There are some roads that haven’t been checked because they cannot get to them. The Road Department is scattered putting up signs. They will be doing interviews for the department position on Thursday at 4:00 in the Commissioner’s office.

Sheriff Lesnik gave his weekly report to The Commissioners. There are 6 inmates at this time.  Mr. Lesnik asked the Commissioners to have the Road Department e-mail him when there are closed roads so he can alert the deputies of possible detours.

DES Coordinator Fisher gave his weekly report to the Commissioners. Mr. Fisher gave the Commissioners the 2019/2020 funding formula allocations for the EMPG Grants. The Conservation District gave their ok for the agricultural exemptions for the Flood Plain permits and there will be notices in the Roundup Record for public comment.  Mr. Fisher has 2 boys working with him from the HRDC program doing some mowing.  Mr. Fisher is monitoring the river and it is up approximately a foot.

Treasurer Hetrick gave her weekly report to the Commissioners.  There was a list of financial duties and updated reports give to The Commissioners. Ms. Clerk & Recorder Tomassi and treasurer Hetrick will be attending a Budget Training Workshop on June 20, 2019 in Billings. There will be Treasurer training in June also.

Sue Woods with the Central Montana Health District met with the Commissioners to talk about the Maternal Child Health Block Grant that concentrates on different health issues for children under 18 years, women of childbearing years and special needs.  Riverstone Health will finish out the year and Central Montana Health will then take over.

Public comment:

Edith Sloan and Dave Liggett were present.

Ms. Sloan asked about the grass at the Old Central School and Commons needing mowed. Commissioner Borner said maintenance has been short handed but she will tell Maintenance Supervisor Jett.

End of public comment.

Item #3 to vote on adopting a new procedure for how claims are processed was tabled until the Commissioners can work with the auditors to ensure a checks and balance system that covers everything needed. Commissioner Carlson made the motion. Commissioner Berry seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

 

Commissioner Berry made the motion to review and sign Resolution 2019-16 for the Mobil and Personal Property Tax write off submitted by Treasurer Hetrick.  Commissioner Carlson seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

 

Commissioner Carlson made the motion to review and decide on the bid Requests for Proposals for Road and Bridge Engineering. Commissioner Berry seconded the motion.  Motion carried.  There were 2 proposals received.

WWC Engineering and Stahly Engineering. Commissioner Carlson made the motion to take the proposals under advisement. Commissioner Berry seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

 

Greg Reid with WWC Engineering joined the meeting regarding the Request for Proposals.  The Commissioners told Mr. Reid that they took them under advisement and will decide at the June 3, 2019 3:00 business.

Director of Technology Toombs met with the Commissioners with a quote for a larger server for the County.

 

 

There was a telephone conference with Wipfli, the Department of Criminal Investigation and Department of Administration from the State.

Wednesday May 29, 2019 Commissioner Borner and Commissioner Carlson had an HR meeting in their office.

Thursday May 30, 2019 Commissioner Borner, Commissioner Berry and Commissioner Carlson had an HR meeting in their office.

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