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Commissioners September 21, 2020 Minutes

October 1, 2020

September 21, 2020

The meeting was called to order by Commissioner Borner. Commissioner Goffena was present.

Mike Turley was present for observation.

Pledge of Allegiance

Commissioner Goffena made the motion to approve the agenda as is. Commissioner Borner seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Commissioner Goffena made the motion to approve the September 14, 2020 minutes as is. Commissioner Borner seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Commissioner Goffena had an HRDC meeting on Friday September 18, 2020 and was voted to the board. Commissioner Goffena said there were a lot more programs available in HRDC than he realized and that Musselshell County citizens use a lot of them.

Commissioner Borner didn’t have any board meetings but did sit in on the interviews for Clerk & Recorder and Treasurers offices on Friday September 18, 2020. On Wednesday September 16, 2020, Commissioner Borner attended a meeting at the Bair Collins River Reclamation site.

John Bach, Steve Aldinger (via zoom) and Veronica Meyer (via zoom) from Interstate Engineering, Jay Steinmasel from Knife River, Mike Turley and Kelly Gebhardt were present. They are going to continue paving of leveling course of asphalt on runway. Begin surface course paving on runway, clean up along edges. Central Electric will continue installation of light cans and conduit along taxiway A. They are waiting on grade verification checks from the Knife River surveyors, if failing teste are encountered, it is the contractor’s responsibility to remove any asphalt and reverify. Kelly Gebhardt said they did a nice job on the leveling course. Jason Garwood and Steve Engebrecht from the FAA and Steve Aldinger plan to be on site Friday September 25, 2020 and the Commissioners are welcome to join them. The next meeting is 9:00 a.m. on Monday September 28, 2020.

Road and Bridge Supervisor Stockert gave his weekly report to the Commissioners. Mr. Stockert just wanted to give them a heads up about a resident on a non-maintained road that wants gravel put down. The Commissioners told Mr. Stockert to advise him to get gravel from a local pit.

DES Coordinator Harper and Fire Warden Russell gave their weekly report to the Commissioners. Montana Department of Transportation is submitting a new Floodplain Application for the project on HWY 12. The Bobcat Fire is 100% contained. There were 4 new addresses last week.

Public Comment:

There was no public comment.

Mike Turley left the meeting.

Item #1to review and sign the Contractors Application for Payment #3 submitted by Knife River was tabled by Commissioner Goffena until September 28, 2020 to get more information from the 3:30 meeting today.

Item #2 to review and sign Contractors Gross Receipts Withholding Return was tabled until September 28, 2020 to get more information from the 3:30 meeting today.

Veronica Meyer and Brent Moore from Interstate Engineering and Bob Denning with Denning, Downey & Associates met with the Commissioners to discuss where the extra money for the Pavement Rehabilitation at the airport is going to come from since they did not budget for it in the 2020/2021 Final Budget. Mr. Denning said we need to find out if there were any restrictions on the Capital Improvement fund to see if it can be taken out of there with a public hearing on a budget amendment and resolution. They can also go out for a grant or get a low interest loan.

There being no further business the motion was made to adjourn. Motion carried.

Commissioner Goffena did claims on Wednesday September 16, 2020 and Commissioner Borner did claims on September 17, 2020.

Claims for the second run of September were $145,566.31.

Last modified: October 1, 2020

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