April 4, 2023
April 4, 2023
Commissioners Scott Miller, Scott Blain, and Bill Bullock; and Administrative Officer Angela Newell were present.
8:30 Pledge of Allegiance.
8:40 Disaster and Emergency Services (DES) Coordinator Cyrina Allen discussed last week’s meeting with USACE, DES, and FEMA. Discussed sand and sandbag inventory and making them available to the public (not yet will wait until there is an emergency). Bullock would wait for the City of Red Lodge to take the lead on their jurisdiction and see where things go; Allen does not believe they have any stock. If individual landowners want to start placing sandbags, the Commissioners believe it is the property owner’s responsibility to procure sand and sandbags. City resources need to be exhausted for their residents before the County becomes involved. Bullock discussed the significant cost of making sandbags and sand available.
9:00 Brent Moore, Tyler Lindbloom, Alexis Sundheim and Steve Stapp of Interstate Engineering, and Mark Miller of Wadsworth were in attendance for the Meeteetse, East Side Bridge N, and East Side Bridge S Bridge Construction Bid opening. One online bid was received from Wadsworth, all necessary documents were included and addendums were acknowledged; the total bid was $6,285,060.55. Commissioners will add the bid award to the Agenda on the 11th. Moore noted a change order on the East Side Road South Bridge to change the approach which will include striping on the Highway. Discussed E Pryor road repairs.
10:00 Commissioners’ Board liaison designations. Discussed the desire to have a formal designee for Conservation District, Fair Board, and Weed Board. Discussion of Custer Gallatin Working Group (CGWG); Bullock expressed frustration with the group and whether or not it benefits the County to be part of it.
Miller moved to withdraw from the CGWG; Blain seconded; Bullock noted there is not a financial commitment and will begin segueing away from board participation; motion carried.
Discussion of adding rail authority to the list of Commissioners’ board representation; Newell will add.
Discussion of Conservation District and Fair and Weed Board Representation. Blain noted he has been involved with all three by proximity. Would like to continue to split Fair based on location. Blain will make it clear to the Fair Board that he should be the first contact should an issue arise.
Discussion of Conservation District and challenges with using administrator from out of County.
10:57 Discussion of Road Union opener for Wage negotiations; Commissioners considered options for starting proposals.
Discussed Road Rover position. Human Resource Specialist Kate Asbury was in attendance. Bullock moved to close meeting; Blain seconded; motion carried.
11:51 Meeting reopened.
Bullock moved that going forward light duty work be paid by the department utilizing the worker; Blain seconded; motion carried.
Respectfully submitted: Angela Newell, Administrative Officer