August 2, 2022

August 2, 2022
Commissioners Scott Miller, Scott Blain, and Bill Bullock; and Administrative Officer Angela Newell were present.
8:30 Pledge of Allegiance.
Commissioners discussed various flood related invoices, including the temporary bridges on East Side Road N. and Meeteetse Trail.
9:00 Sanitarian monthly update. Sanitarian Barbara Krizek, Temp. Sanitarian Scott Vandell, and Sanitarian Assistant Lori Kane were present. Krizek reviewed her written report. Krizek noted frustrations with DEQ citing the lack of communication from reviewer; often Krizek is unaware of an application until DEQ has approved it and tells developer they are just waiting on Carbon. Krizek also voiced concern regarding the lack of reviewer comments on the approvals (this is not the standard operating protocol). Discussion about what options are available for State reviewers. Discussion regarding Carbon County Meats rotting smell; site inspections have confirmed they are disposing of animal byproducts in the dumpster in violation of their permit. Vandell has involved the Department of Livestock.
Miller moved to accept July 2022 monthly reports for Clerk and Recorder, Treasurer, and District Court; Blain seconded; motion carried.
9:30 Geospatial Information Systems Coordinator / Fire Warden Tom Kohley and Human Resource Specialist Kate Asbury met to discuss the Deputy Fire Warden position description and to seek approval to advertise the position. Kohley hopes the position can help develop training opportunities for the various rural fire districts. Local match for the grant is in-kind (computer already purchased) and hard match for the purchase of PPE.
10:00 Kohley met for his Preliminary Budget. Discussed the addition of a training line item, cost of radio and topper for new truck, and setting aside money in the capital improvement fund for copier replacement.
10:30 Kohley and Disaster and Emergency Services (DES) Coordinator Cyrina Allen met for their regular updates. Discussed rural fire districts and the need for regular meetings and to appoint members to establish quorums for the Bridger, Roscoe, and Whitehorse District Boards. Kohley noted burn permit system has been shut down with fuels drying out; he will reevaluate after storm systems move through this week. Kohley noted he has caught up on the backlog for rural addressing and has worked on violation inspections including citing the person burning a trailer.

Allen reviewed her written report (attached). Discussed the meeting scheduled for Thursday regarding funding for acquisitions and buyouts for individual homes affected by the flooding; discussion about properties with repetitive flooding and the subsequent ownership of the property if there is a buyout. Sounds like the City of Red Lodge is interested in purchasing some homes. Discussion about debris removal in the creek. Commissioners confirmed the county is not assisting Ditch Companies with applications for EWP. Allen has contacted another radio contractor to focus on road radios; Bridger is interested in having mobile radios for the crew. Allen will need to re-secure the cache they have been using for possible fire use.
11:05 Supt. Schools Lori Lynde and Supt Schools Assistant Lori Kane met for the School Transportation Committee meeting. Alex Ator, Clark Begger, John Fitzgerald, Krystal Zenter, Marty Tomlin, Belfry School mary ** Linda Gosser, Joel Bertolino, Bill Phillips, Dennis Gerkeand Bret Barker were in attendance. Blain moved to accept minutes; Miller seconded; motion carried (attached). Next meeting August 3, 2023 at 11:00.

Miller moved to accept employee time; Bullock seconded; motion carried.

12:00 Lunch

1:00 Commissioners attended the Inter Agency Flood Briefing.


Respectfully submitted: Angela Newell, Administrative Officer