December 14, 2017
December 14, 2017
Commissioners Doug Tucker, Scott Blain, and Bill Bullock, and Administrative Assistant Angela Newell were present.
8:00 Road Foremen Matt Lammiman, Shawn Mains, and Eric Walker met with Commissioners to discuss road maintenance. Commissioner Tucker noted he has not had contact from the gravel crusher. Eric asked about road priority list and plowing roads that are classified as priority 3 but get hit as part of another route; Commissioners did not have any issues with the roads being plowed when there is time. Foremen noted the Union is not in favor of adjusting work hours for snow plowing. Also discussed changing road priorities for Upper Elbow Creek and Niemi Road from priority 2 to priority 3.
Gordon Sirrine was present.
8:45 Pledge of Allegiance. Foreman left meeting. Red Lodge Mayor Elect Bill Larson joined the meeting.
DES Coord. / GIS Mgr. Tom Kohley met with Commissioners regarding a wildland fire evacuation exercise planned for this spring. He would like to use some road signs for traffic control.
8:50 Mary Cameron, Dianne Dimich, Kelly Heaton, Civil Deputy Jacque Papez, and Victim Advocate Tessa Brangers joined the meeting. Mary noted DUI Taskforce meetings will be every other month rather than every month.
9:00 Anna Drew joined the meeting. Tessa and Kelly presented Crime Victim Memorandum of Understanding to coordinate efforts between Domestic and Sexual Violence Services (DSVS) and the County Victim Advocate in partner family member assault cases. County grant requires community connections and volunteer time which partnering with DSVS will provide. Commissioner Bullock moved to approve the Memorandum of Understanding with DSVS; Commissioner Blain seconded; motion carried. Also discussed interlocal with City of Red Lodge for Administration of Cemetery District No. 8 – Red Lodge; The Agreement has been approved and signed by the City of Red Lodge and is on the Commissioners agenda next Thursday.
Commissioners and Jacque discussed the Burgen case which was remanded to District Court. There is a pending motion to dismiss Lynette’s claims. Since the claims against Alex Nixon and Tom Rieger have been dismissed the County is waiting on the plaintiffs to see where the case goes. They also discussed the radio system evaluation; the next steps depend on the quotes Tom Dunne is still working on. It was also noted Industrial has yet to provide a solution to fix for system; they were supposed to provide it last spring. County Attorney has sent a letter to Industrial’s insurance carrier that they need to keep the claim open.
9:15 Bill Larson, Mary Cameron, and Dianne Dimich left meeting.
9:20 Carbon County News Reporter Elanor Gurrero joined meeting.
Commissioner Blain moved to approve Commissioners minutes from November 6, 9, 13, 16, 20 and 27 and closed proceedings for November 9th; Commissioner Bullock seconded; motion carried.
10:00 Earl Attwood, Joel Bertolino, Chair Bill Foisey, and Sue Taylor met with Commissioners for annual Beartooth Resource Conservation Development council update. Elanor Gurrero was present. The rate assessment and per capita assessment were both increased for a net increase to Carbon County’s costs of $887; this increase is sufficient to meet the increased match requirements with the increase in federal grant funds. Joel reviewed current projects being considered for grants/loans. Sue reviewed economic overview. Commissioner Bullock moved to accept Memorandum of Understanding; Commissioner Blain seconded; motion carried. Thanked Commissioner Tucker for work on revolving loan committee; has been very valuable member.
11:00 Airport Board meeting. Merrill Pfeifer, Willis Coffman, and John Ladvala were present.
Respectfully submitted: Angela Newell, Administrative Assistant