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Commissioners November 5, 2021 Minutes

November 12, 2021

November 5, 2021

The meeting was called to order at 8:30 by Commissioner Goffena. Commissioner Turley and Commissioner Pancratz were present.

Pledge of Allegiance.

Commissioner Pancratz made the motion to approve the agenda after adding a visit from Jenny Pinkerton Seamster with Melstone Water and Sewer and Commissioner Turley wants to add, for discussion, that the Commissioners need to make a noted effort to get help for Roundup Memorial Healthcare. Commissioner Turley seconded the agenda as amended.  Motion carried.

Commissioner Goffena made the motion to approve the minutes as is.  Commissioner Turley seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

Commissioner Goffena attended a Onehealth meeting in Wheatland County to possibly use them with the Central Montana Health District. There is a regular CMHD meeting on November 17, 2021 and they will vote on the issue. They will have to do a new master plan for the State and work on the new by-laws. They are doing an audit on what the Health Board owns.

Commissioner Goffena and Commissioner Pancratz attended a Fire Council meeting.  There are some budget issues that they are going to work on with CFO Kirk.

Commissioner Turley went to a Hospital Board meeting.  The Hospital is in a Crisis Care situation.  Governor Gianforte signed a bill to help with relocation fees of nurses that would be willing to move here.  They are disappointed that the Governor did not sign to have the National Guard come to help.

Jenny Pinkerton Seamster with the town of Melstone met with the Commissioners to give them a list & costs of water and sewer projects for consideration for some of the ARPA funds.  The Commissioners will try to attend the November 29, 2021 Council meeting and discuss which is the priority.

Maintenance Supervisor Jett gave her weekly report to the Commissioners. Ms. Jett gave the Commissioners bids for outdoor outlets at the Commons. They Commissioners suggested going with the lowest bid. They are going to get an estimate for replacing the floor in the downstairs women’s bathroom.  All of the doors at the County Complex have been weather stripped.  The boiler inspection is coming up.

DES Director Russell gave his weekly report to the Commissioners. The budget issue with the Fire Council was mentioned. Commissioner Pancratz offered to meet with Mr. Russell and CFO Kirk to look at the numbers. Commissioner Pancratz also suggested possibly doing quarterly budget reviews for all departments. Commissioner Goffena and Commissioner Turley agreed that would be a positive move for all Department Heads. There will be a new Fire Chief at Hawk Creek after December 6, 2021. Dave Haynes will replace Brad Pfeiffer. There were 5 address application last week.  Mr. Russell expressed the disappointment with Governor Gianforte for not sending the National Guard to help and also for Billings Clinic for not sending help and stopping taking patients from Roundup Memorial.

County Agent Solf gave her weekly report to the Commissioners.  Ms. Solf asked if she could get a new computer for the classroom at the Extension Office?  The Commissioners approved the purchase as long as the funds are available.  The Commissioners are going to have the Fair Board come to one of their meetings to talk about insurance at the fairgrounds.

Airport Manager Gebhardt met with the Commissioners regarding items that are on the agenda submitted by Interstate Engineering.

Treasurer Hetrick had the Commissioners sign the new ACH Origination Agreement with First Security Bank of Roundup.

Ambulance Director Solberg gave his weekly report to the Commissioners.  The new ambulance is here and being outfitted. Communications with 50-watt radios were discussed. Mr. Solberg assured the Commissioners that 50-watt is enough to handle an event as long as people are on the channel they are supposed to be on.

CFO Kirk and Clerk & Recorder Tomassi met with the Commissioners to go over budgets and journal vouchers.

Public comment on Musselshell County being a wet or dry County.

No public present.

Sheriff Lesnik gave his report to the Commissioners. The Angel-Lind Dairy balance and old warrants were discussed.

Public comment for 3:00 business.

Theresa Doumitt with Roundup Community Partners (RCP) was present for the Commissioners to sign the Partnership Form for the bench project. They will be placing a bench in the South East corner of the courtyard. Ms. Doumitt gave an update of the Welcome Center project and budget. They are going to be a little short on funding.  The Commissioners are going to have a call from Randy Hafer with High Plains Architect with an update of the Center School Development Investors on Friday November 12, 2021.

End of public comment.

Item #1 regarding signing the Supplemental Agreement #1 and Letter regarding AIP 3-30-0066-015-2020 for the Roundup Airport submitted by Interstate Engineering was taken off the agenda by Commissioner Pancratz. Commissioner Turley seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Item #2 to review and sign the Estimate from Northwest Energy for installation of electric at the Airport was tabled by Commissioner Turley. Commissioner Pancratz seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Commissioner Pancratz made the motion to review and sign the Application for Federal Assistance SF-424 in the amount of 32,000.00 for costs related to operations, personnel, cleaning, sanitization, janitorial services, combating the spread of pathogens at the airport, and debt service payments submitted by Airport Manager Gebhardt. Commissioner Turley seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

Commissioner Turley made the motion to sign the letter to Jason Garwood with the FAA to include John Bach and Tyler Lindbloom with Interstate Engineering to the Roundup Airport Delphi Invoicing Systems. Commissioner Pancratz seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

Commissioner Turley made the motion for the Commissioners to draft a letter in support of Roundup Memorial Healthcare. Commissioner Pancratz seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

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 for the month of November on November 4, 2021.

Claims = $572,480.87

Commissioner Goffena signed Journal Voucher 867, for General year end transfer to Capital Improvement funds in order to keep budget cash reserves within limits.

Commissioner Goffena signed Journal Voucher 868, for Road and Bridge year end transfer to Capital Improvement funds in order to keep budget cash reserves within limits.

Commissioner Goffena signed Journal Voucher 869 for Weed year end transfer to Capital Improvement funds in order to keep budget cash reserves within limits.

Commissioner Goffena signed Journal Voucher 870 for Fair year end transfer to Capital Improvement funds in order to keep budget cash reserves within limits.

Commissioner Goffena signed Journal Voucher 871 for Sheriff and Jail year end transfer to Capital Improvement funds in order to keep budget cash reserves within limits.

Commissioner Goffena signed Journal Voucher 872, for all Fire Departments year end transfer to Capital Improvement funds in order to keep budget cash reserves within limits.

Commissioner Goffena signed Journal Voucher 874 to correct Journal Voucher 471.

Commissioner Goffena signed Journal Voucher 876 Melstone School District moving oil & gas monies to general operating fund.

Commissioner Goffena signed Journal Voucher 877 transferring cash out of fund 7230 to correct fund 7230 (Musselshell Cemetery)

Commissioner Goffena signed Journal Voucher 879 Melstone School District voiding prior FY outstanding claims and duplicate checks.

Commissioner Goffena signed Journal Voucher 878 correcting claims 21113, 21616 and 21096 for Musselshell Cemetery to be taken out of correct funds.

Commissioner Goffena signed Journal Voucher 880 Melstone School District closing inactive funds.

Commissioner Goffena signed Journal Voucher 881 transfer Ambulance restricted cash account over to Ambulance cash account.

 

 

 

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