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Commissioners November 8th & 12th Minutes

November 22, 2021

November 8, 2021 Road Department Meeting.

Commissioner Goffena, Commissioner Turley and Road secretary Kenner were present. Road and Bridge Supervisor Stockert joined the meeting after an appointment. The Farrell Street Bridge replacement is going well.  The pilons are already in. The Goffena Bridge construction was pushed back to 2024. Blading was done on Melstone-Custer, Big Wall, Chandler, Fishel, Fauth, Golf Course, Hay Basin, Dailey South, Fattig, N. Gage and Gage Dome.  People are driving so fast the wash boards are coming right back. Mowing is done for the season.

November 12, 2021 Commissioner Meeting.

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

Pledge of Allegiance.

Commissioner Turley made the motion to approve the agenda as is. Commissioner Pancratz seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

Commissioner Pancratz made the motion to approve the minutes from November 5, 2021.  Commissioner Turley seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

There was a MACo Town Hall Meeting this morning that Commissioner Pancratz attended via Zoom.

Commissioner Goffena attended a Zoom meeting regarding the ARPQA funds.  The funds need to be obligated by 2024 and spent by 2026.

Maintenance Supervisor Jett gave her weekly report to the Commissioners. Ms. Jett had an estimate from Pronto Construction for the Courthouse lady’s downstairs bathroom floor replacement. $1752.59.  The cameras outside of the Commons is being installed. The boiler inspection went fine.

Sheriff Lesnik gave his weekly report to the Commissioners. There was a private donation for the new K9 officer of $4,000.00. Mr. Lesnik had a letter from Roundup Memorial Healthcare regarding the billing for inmates.

Theresa Doumitt met with the Commissioners before the telephone conference with Randy Hafer with High Plains Architect to give them a little background on what is happening with the old Central School.  In 2015 there were Community meeting for what to do with the old school. There was a lot of community interest. Snowy Mountain Development Corporation did a feasibility study and Mr. Hafer stepped in as the developer. (Mr. Hafer called in) They have done 12 historic structures so far. The project is fully capitalized. And the Commercial lender is working hard and is interested in doing a historic tax credit. They feel really close.  Mr. Hafer is working closely with the general and sub-contractor.  Everything is going to be energy efficient to help keep rent affordable, not low housing. This is going to be a real positive asset to the Community.

Ms. Doumitt also talked about the “brand” meeting and encouraged them to visit, visitroundup.com. Morgan Belveal has put a lot of time and work into the project.

Treasurer Hetrick met with the Commissioners regarding department heads using the correct funding codes on money coming in and going out.

DES Director and Fire Warden Russell gave his weekly report to the Commissioners. DES Coordinator Rook is out sick and should return Monday the 15th.  They still have not heard from the State on the FEMA closeout.  Nothing to report on the floodplain.  Open burning is closed. They will be looking for a grant for a new repeater. There were 2 new addresses last week. The hospital had to hire a cleaning company to do the cleaning due to employee sickness. They have also hired some of the EMT’s to work as CNA’s.  As of today, there are 55 active COVID cases in Musselshell County.

Ambulance Director Solberg gave his weekly report to the Commissioners.  They hit a deer with an ambulance on the way to Billings.  They are getting the new ambulance outfitted. Mr. Solberg want the Commissioners to remind department heads that any computer bought has to go through him to update the reports.

Brent Moore-Regional Vice President of Interstate Engineering met with the Commissioner regarding the Supplemental Agreement they want the County to sign. Commissioner Pancratz would like Mr. Moore to look at the core samples that were done at the beginning of the project, see if he can identify fabric and get back to the Commissioners.

There was no public comment.

Commissioner Pancratz made the motion to sign the Estimate from Northwest Energy for installation of electric at the Airport. Commissioner Turley seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

Commissioner Turley made the motion to sign Resolution 2021-42 amending the 2021/2022 Budget to receive a Grant from the Division of Criminal Investigation for the Marijuana K9 Replacement Program (MKRP) in the amount of $10,000.00.  Commissioner Pancratz seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

Commissioner Pancratz made the motion to discuss Holiday gift for employees. Commissioner Turley seconded the motion. Discussion: Commissioner Turley made the motion to give gift certificates from one of the local stores. Commissioner Pancratz seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

Commissioner Pancratz made the motion to approve the purchase of a C2000 Linear Crusher for the Road Department contingent on their budget.  Commissioner Turley seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

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

 

 

 

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