January 17, 2019
January 17, 2019
Commissioners Robert ‘Pits’ DeArmond, Scott Blain, and Bill Bullock, and Administrative Officer Angela Newell were present.
8:30 Pledge of Allegiance.
Public Health Nurse Roberta Cady and Sheila Boggio met with Commissioners to discuss TDAP outbreak. Also noted Carbon County has not seen very many instances of the flu yet, but this year’s vaccine has proven to be very effective.
Commissioners discussed Fair Board Secretary and Sanitarian applications. Commissioner Bullock will coordinate interviews for the two Fair Secretary applicants with the Fair Board. Angela will confirm educational requirements for Sanitarian Applicants and arrange interviews.
10:00 County Attorney Alex Nixon met with Commissioners. Discussed City of Red Lodge’s position that County is responsible for prisoner transports from contracted jails. Also discussed Medical marijuana issue on Joliet’s agenda. Alex confirmed there are no prohibitory regulations in the county that would affect a specific business. Would be subject to Group 2 Development permit. Discussed litter issues that the Joliet Road shop has noticed. There is a camper in the borrow pit that could pose an obstacle to plowing.
Commissioners received letter from Clerk and Recorder Christine Stovall requesting to increase Lola Ashby’s salary to 90% of the Clerk and Recorder’s base salary. Commissioner Bullock moved to approve the wage increase as request; Commissioner DeArmond seconded; motion carried.
Clerk and Recorder Christine Stovall discussed progression plan for training new deputies. Also discussed efforts to index and identify what information is where.
11:00 Treasurer Lori Lynde met with Commissioners regarding collateral for the final quarter of 2018. Commissioner Bullock moved to approve the Collateral Report; Commissioner DeArmond seconded; motion carried.
11:10 DES Coord. / GIS Mgr. Tom Kohley and Deputy DES Coord. Annie Gillespie met with Commissioners to discuss the completion of Annie’s probationary period. Tom noted that aside from flooding, Annie has not had much exposure to actual incidents. She has taken a number of incident command classes and is becoming proficient in operating the emergency notification systems like Code Red and I am responding. Annie has completed a resource inventory for the County including an apparatus review
for the rural fire departments and EMS. Commissioners asked about the radio system installation. They asked that Annie start participating in conference calls with Codan and get up to speed on some of the issues going on for redundancy’s sake. Annie has been participating LEPC and has a general understanding of the radio system. Annie has been doing some administrative tasks associated with rural addressing, but Tom has not delved in the more comprehensive GIS functions. Tom hopes to have Annie be the point person on Hazard Mitigation Plan revision. This should help her get familiar with grant administration processes. Tom noted Melvin Hoferer is the Deputy Fire Warden; he does not plan on Annie having much of a role in incident command during a fire. Tom would like to work on a five-year strategic plan for the DES Department. Annie noted she and Tom had a booth Wellness Fair this weekend to have some public outreach to promote individual preparedness and enroll people in Emergency Notification System. Commissioner Bullock moved to approve the completion of Annie’s six-month probationary period January 23, 2019; Commissioner DeArmond seconded; motion carried.
Respectfully submitted: Angela Newell, Administrative Officer