April 26, 2022

April 26, 2022
Commissioners Scott Miller, Scott Blain, and Bill Bullock; and Administrative Officer Angela Newell were present.
8:30 Pledge of Allegiance.
Mary Cameron met with Commissioners regarding the DUI Task Force Plan. Commissioners would like to amend proposed budget to include employee wages and advertise the position internally.
8:50 Miller moved to approve the revised Job Description for the DUI Task Force Coordinator and to post the position internally; Blain seconded; motion carried.
9:00 Blain moved to hire Sally Birkelo as the Carbon County Tax Appeal Board Secretary; Miller seconded; motion carried.
9:30 Miller moved to continue current Area II Area on Aging Appointments of Bill Bullock and Barb Marquart; Blain seconded; motion carried.
9:45 Geospatial Information Systems Coordinator / Fire Warden Tom Kohley met with Commissioners for the renewal of the IamResponding Agreement for a 3-year term.
Matt Mattingly met to discuss his frustration with Sanitarian and septic installation process. He was very frustrated with further delay in process by staff vacation that did not provide for coverage in the office.
10:00 Disaster and Emergency Services (DES) Coordinator Cyrina Allen met with Commissioners to discuss Road Department Communications. Noted conversations with Dunne that current budget of $1,200/ year may work for upkeep, but she can’t find a contractor to do the limited work to meet that budget. Dunne is willing to send staff down to go through everything all at once, but the price point is quite a bit higher. Bullock suggested a $20,000 budget to shore up current radios in current equipment and the additional radios necessary for new equipment. Commissioners authorized Allen to coordinate and schedule the radio maintenance.
10:40 Bullock moved to approve employee time as submitted; Miller seconded; motion carried.
Blain moved to approve the adverse weather conditions policy; Miller seconded; motion carried.

Blain moved to approve commissioners’ proceedings for April 5, 2022; Miller seconded; motion carried.
11:00 Public Health Director Erin Cross met for her monthly update. Cross reviewed her written report (attached). Discussion about separation of various grant positions under Public Health Emergency Preparedness Grant into their own Task Orders; DPHHS will be continuing the additional funding to hire a Sanitarian through 2023. Discussed options to utilize those funds in the Sanitarian’s office.

11:40 Blain moved to approve agreement for Rural School Health Services with County Schools; Miller seconded; motion carried.

12:00 Lisa Perry, Calista Montgomery, and Cody Lux NorthWestern Energy; Disaster and Emergency Services (DES) Coordinator Cyrina Allen, and Geospatial Information Systems Coordinator / Fire Warden Tom Kohley met for an update on NorthWestern’s projects. Montgomery reviewed project to replace 50kV line from Line Creek to Red Lodge (attached). Discussed the City of Red Lodge’s Dark skies initiative. Montgomery noted next upgrades are to replace a line from Bridger to Red Lodge. Discussion about Airport Planning and upcoming projects / construction; Bullock noted it has been a moving target.

1:00 Airport Board. Merrill Pfeifer, Mark DeRudder, Steve Smith, Gary Harem, Jeff Wise, Barbara Krizek, Andy Teetsel, Marie Olsen, Jim Bushnell, and Lance Bawser were present
Blain moved to approve February 22, 2022 Airport Board minutes; Bullock seconded; motion carried.

2:10 Adjourn

Respectfully submitted: Angela Newell, Administrative Officer