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

September 12, 2019

COMMISSIONERS’ PROCEEDINGS
September 12, 2019
Commissioners Robert ‘Pits’ DeArmond, Scott Blain, and Bill Bullock, and Administrative Officer Angela Newell were present.
8:30 Pledge of Allegiance
Diane Dimich met with Comm to note PACS program article in Gazette for public comment. Maggie Karas met with Commissioners for waiver of the Gruel Building fee.
9:00 Treasurer Lori Lynde met with Commissioners to discuss County investments with regard to the Wind Impact Fee. Reviewed current investments through STIP; Lori recommended this option to make the funds more liquid but still earning some interest. Commissioners noted would like to look at putting 20% into longer term investments to make a little higher interest.
Commissioners approved the Treasurer’s job description for the part-time Clerk.
Commissioner Bullock moved to approve the Justice Court End of Period Disbursement; Commissioner DeArmond seconded; motion carried.
Commissioner Bullock moved to appoint Dave Wetstein to the Edgar Fire District; Commissioner DeArmond seconded motion carried.
9:30 Treasurer/Superintendent of Schools Lori Lynde and Secretary to the Superintendent of Schools Lori Kane met with Commissioners for revised school budgets for Fromberg and Bridger. Commissioner DeArmond moved to approve the revised budgets; Commissioner Bullock seconded; motion carried.
10:00 County Attorney Alex Nixon and Deputy County Attorney Shannon Foley met with Commissioners for their regular meeting. Shannon noted the motion for new trial in the Deveraux case has been denied. Also reviewed wrestling club rental agreement for the Gruel Building at the Fairgrounds. Shannon noted charging documents for the seized dogs have been drafted; there is a page and a half outlining the dogs’ medical issues, the majority of which are a result of neglect.
11:00 Safety Committee meeting. Safety Coordinator Pam Schwend, Judy Prinkki, Tom Kohley, Annie Gillespie, Tessa Brangers, Rick Martin, Lori Lynde, and Nikki Bailey were present.
12:00 Lunch

1:00 Brent Moore from Interstate Engineering met with Commissioners to discuss the Task Order to Replace the Pryor Mountain Road Bridge over Bridger Creek. The abutments and piles need to be replaced which will require a Hydrologic and Hydraulic Study. Brent noted that depending on the timing of the delivery of the precast structure the bridge could be closed for a couple of months. Commissioners emphasized that every precaution should be made to ensure the closure is for as limited time as possible as the detour will have a negative impact on landowners. Commissioner DeArmond moved to approve Task Order Number 5 from Interstate Engineering for the reconstruction of Bridger Creek Bridge; Commissioner Blain seconded; motion carried.

Respectfully submitted: Angela Newell, Administrative Officer