March 18, 2019
March 18, 2019
Commissioners Robert ‘Pits’ DeArmond, Scott Blain, and Bill Bullock, and Administrative Officer Angela Newell were present.
8:30 Pledge of Allegiance
9:00 Contract Planner Forrest Mandeville spoke with Commissioners via phone regarding Woodland lots 3-9 & 10 Preliminary Plat. Travis West from Engineering West also participated via phone. Clerk and Recorder Christine Stovall was present. Forrest gave an overview of the subdivision for lots 3-9 and reviewed the Planning Board’s recommendation. Commissioner Bullock asked about access to the City of Red Lodge sewer service. Forrest noted the subdivision was originally approved for 55 hookups for lots with a house an guest house. The original number of approved hookups will not change and the developer has a letter from the City of Red Lodge confirming the change in use is ok as long as the number of hookups does not increase. Commissioner Bullock having reviewed and considered the application materials, project memorandum, public comments, Planning Board recommendation, and all of the information presented, moved to recommend approval of the Lots 3-9, Woodlands on Rock Creek, with the findings and conditions included in the project memorandum; Commissioner DeArmond seconded; motion carried.
Forrest gave an overview of the subdivision for lot 10 and reviewed the Planning Board’s recommendation. Lot 10 duplex condominium. Travis noted the developer has some other lots with approved hookups that may be shuffled around to not exceed the original 55 hookups. Commissioner Bullock having reviewed and considered the application materials, project memorandum, public comments, Planning Board Recommendation and all of the information presented, moved to approve of the Lot 10 Amended, Plat No. 2200 RB 2, Woodlands on Rock Creek, with the findings and conditions included in the project memorandum; Commissioner DeArmond seconded; motion carried.
10:00 Floodplain Administrator and Deputy DES Coordinator Annie Gillespie met with Commissioners for her monthly update. Carbon County News reporter Eleanor Guerrero was present. Annie attended the Association of Montana Floodplain Managers conference last week; she noted a branch of the federal government is pushing endangered species act to be included in Floodplain Regulations. Annie noted consensus from conference is that it should be separate. Annie will be attending Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) training. Commissioners discussed Asset Inventory Annie is completing inventory at the Red Lodge shop and is available to assist other departments if they are unable to complete their inventory by the end of the month. Annie noted the Department of Natural Resource and Conservation (DNRC) mapping department has received funding to update Floodplain maps for the Clarks Fork and Rock Creek; the process to revise the maps could take five or more years. Annie will coordinate a scoping meeting with DNRC and Commissioners. Annie noted the County residents could qualify for a flood insurance rate reduction trough the National Flood Insurance Program if the County participated in the Community Rating System. Commissioners would like more information regarding was is involved in the Community Rating System. Commissioners reviewed the DNRC model floodplain ordinance language regarding Agricultural exemptions as noted in their discussion with Rock Creek Water Commissioner PJ Bertolino last week. Annie noted there has not been a permit required for head gate maintenance since she came on as the County’s Floodplain Administrator. Commissioner Blain asked what would be consequence of removing the language added by DNRC that is above and beyond the language in statute and administrative rules. Annie noted DNRC model language is designed to focus on resilience and are more stringent than FEMA minimum regulations.
11:20 Commissioner Bullock moved to approve employee time as submitted; Commissioner Blain seconded; motion carried.
Respectfully submitted: Angela Newell, Administrative Officer