August 3, 2023
August 3, 2023
Commissioners Scott Miller, Scott Blain, and Bill Bullock; and Administrative Officer Angela Newell were present.
8:30 Pledge of Allegiance.
8:50 Bullock departed for the weekly meeting for Bridge Construction with Wadsworth.
9:00 Public Health Director Erin Cross met for her monthly update. Reviewed written report (attached). Cross noted significant difficulty with Beartooth Billings Clinic’s failure to comply with mandatory reporting and lack of participation in local and regional planning efforts.
9:50 Cross presented the updated Emergency Operation Plan; changes were limited to updating contacts and call-down lists so they reflect current staff members. Blain moved to approve; Miller seconded; motion carried.
10:00 Civil Contract Attorney Jacque Papez and Treasurer Lori Lynde, met to discuss the Department of Revenue’s (DOR) Certification of Taxable Values. Discussed the Download and reconciliation process for DOR complications from the Red Lodge Tax Increment District, the County’s tax billing process and use of software vs. manual calculation of the Tax Increment. Lynde requested the software be put in place for consistencies sake. Commissioners expressed frustration with City not paying the required fees for other interlocal agreements. Bullock apologized for putting Treasurer’s Office in this position; Bullock noted his frustrations with how the district was created and the up-front costs being passed along to the County.
Commissioners discussed the benefits and possible implementation of a Port Authority and the request from the Red Lodge Area Community Foundation to create a Housing Authority.
Bullock moved to approve Commissioners’ Proceedings for July 6th and corrected Proceedings for June 29; Blain seconded; motion carried.
Bullock moved to approve Clerk and Recorder Monthly Deposit Reconciliation, District Court End of Period Disbursement, and Treasurer Cash Report for July 2023; Blain seconded; motion carried.
11:00 Transportation Committee Meeting. Treasurer / Superintendent of Schools Lori Lynde, Superintendent of Schools Administrator Lori Kane, Brandi Paugh, Jennifer Hickok, Jill Brookings, Kristin Sweet, Mariah Holdbrook, Carrie Entenmann, Sam Smith, Melissa Larson , Alex Ator, John Fitzgerald, Bill Phillips, Linda Gasser, Cheryl Brown, Marty Tomlin met for the Transportation Committee meeting.
11:00 One bid was received from Fisher Sand and Gravel for Hot Plant Asphalt at $62/ton. Bullock moved to accept; Blain seconded; motion carried.
Respectfully submitted: Angela Newell, Administrative Officer