October 25, 2018
October 25, 2018
Commissioners Robert ‘Pits’ DeArmond, Scott Blain, and Bill Bullock, and Administrative Officer Angela Newell were present.
8:30 Pledge of Allegiance.
9:00 Clerk and Recorder Marcia Henigman and Deputy Clerk and Recorder Christine Stovall met with Commissioners regarding school trust land easements. The County needs to negotiate the purchase of any easements before 2022. Marcia noted former Commissioner Prinkki received a list from the State in 2014 of the various roads the County need to provide proof of easement or that the road was in existence before it became school trust land. Marcia has marked on the list which roads we have documentation for. There are a number of roads that do not have documentation. Blue Water Road has landowner easements east of the fish hatchery, but not for the state section. Marcia believes an easement may need to be purchased for Stormitt Butte road. The road is shown on the subdivision plat, but Marcia cannot find any right-of-way documentation for the section going through the state land. Commissioner Bullock asked if an easement needs to be purchased for East Rosebud road after the section was established as county road in 2017. Marcia noted on Red Lodge Cr. Rd there is not an easement from the state for the small section through state land so that may need to be purchased as well. Commissioners discussed areas where the road could be abandoned rather than pay for easements. Marcia asked if the Commissioners could get an updated list of roads the State is requesting an easement or documentation for. She also asked the Commissioners to determine what information the State will accept to establish the road existed prior to becoming school trust land.
10:00 County Attorney Alex Nixon met with Commissioners for his regular meeting. Commissioners discussed Deputy Glick taking the drug dog home and if the County should have a hold harmless and indemnification agreement. Alex agreed that may be a good idea, but thought it was more important to have a policy limiting how the dog interacts with Deputy Glick’s family.
10:15 City Council President Glory Mahan joined the meeting. She reported that the City has finished its interviews for the City Judge / Clerk position and have made recommendation to Mayor Williams. The City hopes to make the final selection by end of the month.
10:30 Second Reading of the Ordinance to Control Litter and Community Decay Within Carbon County and Establishing Procedures for its Enforcement. Commissioner Blain moved to adopt Ordinance to Control Litter and Community Decay Within Carbon County and Establishing Procedures for its Enforcement; Commissioner DeArmond
seconded; motion carried. 10: 35 Carbon County News Reporter Eleanor Gurrero joined the meeting and reviewed some of the provisions of the Ordinance with the Commissioners.
10:50 Jarred Williams from Nationwide met with Commissioners to discuss changes to the 457 Deferred Compensation Plan.
11:00 Commissioner Blain moved to approve the CRS Excess Inmate insurance Renewal Agreement; Commissioner DeArmond seconded; motion carried.
Commissioners discussed the purchase of a cold cowl for paving. Commissioner DeArmond found ones to purchase in British Columbia, Nevada, and Colorado; he will negotiate costs and coordinate transport logistics with Commissioner Blain.
Commissioner Blain moved to approve Commissioners’ Proceedings from October 4, 11, 15, and 18, 2018 and Closed Proceedings from October 4, 2018; Commissioner DeArmond seconded; motion carried.
Respectfully submitted: Angela Newell, Administrative Officer