August 1, 2023

August 1, 2023
Commissioners Scott Miller, Scott Blain, and Bill Bullock; and Administrative Officer Angela Newell were present.
8:30 Pledge of Allegiance.
Commissioners noted the July 27th meeting was canceled due to a lack of quorum.
Commissioners discussed the burn permit system. With the cooldown and moisture expected at the end of the week, Commissioners would like to see burn permits turned back on.

9:00 Miller noted a discussion at the Beartooth Resource Conservation and Development Area meeting regarding the benefits of the County having its own Economic Development organization and/or Port Authority. Discussion regarding granting opportunities with Port Authority, the separation between the Authority and the County, discussed the benefits of a Port Authority over a housing Authority.

Bullock moved to approve Commissioners’ Proceedings for June 15, June 20, June 22, June 27, and June 29; Blain seconded; motion carried.

Discussed Senior ARPA Grants. There has been a shortage on commodities for senior center lunches. The Area II Agency on aging has $10,000 commodities grants available but they require a 15% match. Commissioners will discuss an additional allocation for the match at next week’s meeting.

Discussed Sanitarian Request to add a Part-Time Clerk position. Blain and Miller agreed to the position, but will not agree to increased hours if they can’t find someone to fill a 1 day/week position.

Discussed Sanitarian Request to transfer unspent line items to capital; Commissioners were not in favor of the transfer.

Commissioners reviewed the Clerk and Recorder’s updated policies for election observation.

10:10 Bullock departed.

10:30 Geospatial Information Systems Coordinator / Fire Warden Tom Kohley met for his monthly update. Kohley presented his written report (attached).

10:45 Bullock rejoined the meeting. Commissioners and Kohley discussed construction progress on E. Side Road bridges and the Forest Services’ plan to open East Rosebud next week.

Bullock moved to approve employee time as submitted; Miller seconded; motion carried.

11:05 Treasurer Lori Lynde met with Commissioners to renew Ken Adams Supt. Schools Agreement. Bullock moved to approve the Agreement for the 2023-2024 Fiscal Year; Blain seconded; Lynde discussed the good working relationship with Adams and the assistance he has provided on various issues with various school districts Blain echoed Lynde’s comments noting how much he appreciated Adams; motion carried.

12:00 Adjourned.

Respectfully submitted: Angela Newell, Administrative Officer