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May 5, 2020

COMMISSIONERS’ PROCEEDINGS
May 5, 2020

Commissioners Scott Blain and Bill Bullock; Administrative Officer Angela Newell; Commissioners’ Secretary Barbara Daniel; and Gordon Sirrine (via tele-conference) were present.
8:30 Pledge of Allegiance
Commissioner Bullock moved to approve the Report of the Clerk and Recorder Monthly Deposit Reconciliation for the month of April 2020; Commissioner Blain seconded; motion carried.
Commissioner Bullock moved to approve the County Treasurer Cash Accounting for the month of April 2020; Commissioner Blain seconded; motion carried.
Commissioner Bullock requested that Board of Health meetings be scheduled monthly instead of quarterly to address community policy questions regarding summer events with regard to COVID-19. He would like to ask the Sanitarian and Public Health Nurse to those meetings.
Commissioner Bullock moved to approve Resolution 2020-15 Changing location of the June 2, 2020 Commissioners’ Meeting to the Personal Services conference room in the Personal Services Building; Commissioner Blain seconded; motion carried.
9:30 Clerk and Recorder Christine Stovall joined the meeting to discuss the Resolution to Open Special Filing Period for the Bridger Commissioner Vacancy. Commissioner Bullock moved to postpone the Resolution until June; motion failed for lack of second. Discussion regarding the pros/cons of passing the Resolution today versus waiting until June with respect to work-load on the Clerk and Recorder’s office given that they are currently short-staffed. Commissioner Bullock moved to approve Resolution 2020-16 To Declare a Special Filing Period for the Vacancy for Commissioner District 1; Commissioner Blain seconded. The filing period will be open June 15, 8am until June 24, 5pm and Commissioners will field all inquiries to ease the burden on the Clerk and Recorder’s Office. For public comment, Sirrine agreed with Commissioners’ decision to give as much notice as possible to the community; motion carried.
Stovall presented the Certificate of Survey for signature for the previously approved Woodlands on Rock Creek subdivision.
10:00 Sanitarian Cortney Lynde joined the meeting for her monthly update. Commissioner Bullock informed Lynde that the COVID-19 Incident Management Team Policy Group doesn’t have the authority to regulate summertime events and that the responsibility will reside with the Board of Health. Lynde, along with Public Health Nurse Roberta Cady, will be asked to join Board of Health meetings to advise. Lynde reported that COVID-19 sanitization requirements appear to be met with businesses who are opening. Lynde will resume regular restaurant inspections soon. Septic applications have increased as is typical of the season; building is continuing.
Discussion regarding County-owned office space in Joliet to fulfill requirements of the new DPHHS COVID-19 Behavioral Health Grant received for $40k which will provide mental health services one day per week in Joliet.
Commissioner Bullock moved to approve Commissioners’ Proceedings for March 31, April 2, 6, 7, and 9 of 2020; Commissioner Blain seconded; motion carried.
10:30 Disaster and Emergency Services Coordinator & Fire Warden Tom Kohley joined the meeting for his monthly update. COVID-19 takes up 80% of his time right now despite delegating assignments to Deputy DES Coordinator Annie Gillespie. Newell believed that his overtime hours are reimbursable by FEMA or would be under normal disaster circumstances. Discussion regarding the COVID-19 Incident Management Team and their lack of regulatory authority for large-scale events; Board of Health will assume that responsibility. Kohley will develop an on-line form for event-holders to submit their plan with mitigation measures to comply with Governor Bullock’s directives.
Kohley reported that the State Homeland Security Program Grant for the Bridger Radio Tower is $7,267 underbudget after the install; discussion about options for the remaining funds such as a generator switch, tower lighting, or battery backup.
Kohley has worked with Deputy Carrington to update the mapping system computer in the Sheriff’s Computer Aided Dispatch system.
11:00 Airport Board Meeting attended in-person by Mark Derudder, Craig Hash, Gary Herem, Drew Daniel, Red Lodge Airport Manager Jim Chittick, and Bob Lindeke. Merrill Pfeiffer, Andy Teetzel, Steve Smith, and Dave Westwood attended via tele-conference.
11:50 Commissioner Bullock moved to adjourn; Commissioner Blain seconded; motion carried.

Respectfully submitted: Barbara Daniel, Commissioners’ Secretary