NOTICE: Letter to MDT regarding completion of Highway 212/310

January 7, 2019

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COMMISSIONERS’ PROCEEDINGS
February 7, 2019
Commissioners Robert ‘Pits’ DeArmond, Scott Blain, and Bill Bullock, and Administrative Officer Angela Newell were present.
8:30 Pledge of Allegiance.
Commissioner Bullock noted he met with Weed Coordinator Brian Ostwald. The City of Red Lodge wants the county to spray weeds and run the City’s weed program. The city would like this service for free. Brian will get on the Commissioners’ agenda for a formal county response.
9:00 conference call with Guss ** and Maria Jackson with Montana Department of commerce regarding TSEP Planning grant. Would like to reallocate funding to grater CIP rather than bridge specific CIP. Letter requesting change from bridge CIP to county wide cip.
9:15 DES Coord. / GIS Mgr. Tom Kohley met with Commissioners regarding moving snow for access to radio towers for new system install.
Clerk and Recorder Christine Stovall and Deputy Clerk and Recorder Lola Ashby met with Commissioners regarding asset inventory. Treas, Clerk & Recorder, Supt. Schools, and County Attorney. Req letter be sent to delinquent departments with March 31 deadline noting preliminary budgets will not be schedule until completed. Commissioners discussed having Lola go back to entering items based on claim reports.
10:00 commissioners discussed asset disposal, especially with regard to tires and other items that the county does not have use for. Would like to hold sale annually in May.
10:10 Deputy county Attorney Shannon Foley met with Commissioners. Discussed Sally Port drainage issues. In discussions with Spectrum architects, it is evident that the intent of the addition included positive drainage. That change in purpose was never formally approved by the commissioners. Contract puts burden of change in purpose and design on architect.
Commissioner Bullock moved to approve claims for January 2019; Commissioner DeArmond seconded; motion carried.
Commissioner Bullock moved to approved minutes from January 14 and 17, 2019; Commissioner DeArmond seconded; motion carried.
10:40 Sanitarian in Training Cortney Lynde, Assistant Lori Kane, and Travis West met with Commissioners regarding sanitarian training plan. Commissioner Bullock moved to approve the revised contract with Engineering West to provide Sanitarian in Training Services; Commissioner DeArmond seconded; motion carried.

12:00 Adjourned

Respectfully submitted: Angela Newell, Administrative Officer