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February 1, 2022

February 1, 2022
Commissioners Scott Miller, Scott Blain, and Bill Bullock; and Administrative Officer Angela Newell were present.
8:30 Pledge of Allegiance.
Clerk and Recorder Christine Stovall met with Commissioners to discuss changes in her office. Would like to formally appoint Roascio as Elections Administrator prior to the Primary Election; this will be placed on the Commissioners Agenda.
Bullock gave an overview of his meeting with the Red Lodge Mayor last week (with the Commissioners’ regular meeting on Thursday being canceled). Cogswell discussed clean energy program that the City is signing on for.
9:25 Miller moved to accept Report for Cash in the Office of the County Treasurer for January 2022; Blain seconded; motion carried.
Miller moved to accept District Court Fines and Fees Receipts Summary for January 2022; Blain seconded; motion carried.
Miller moved to accept Commissioners Proceedings for January 4 and 6, 2022; Blain seconded; motion carried.
10:30 Disaster and Emergency Services (DES) Coordinator Cyrina Allen and Geospatial Information Systems Coordinator / Fire Warden Tom Kohley met for their monthly update. Allen gave an overview of her report (attached). Allen presented contract with Priority Dispatch Software with ProQA; it was signed. Kohley gave an overview of his report (attached). Presented a map of new address assignments on the east Beartooth face in the Grove Creek area; there has been a significant increase in address requests. Discussion regarding legal access to properties in that area, the various roads that may have a prescriptive easement for Forest Service or BLM, Commissioners confirmed there is no record of County road easements. 11:00 Melvin Hoferer joined the meeting. Discussed Hoferer’s role as assistant Fire Chief and a succession plan to get someone else in place after the 2022 fire season. Bullock suggested nominations from Fire Council. Kohley noted Harris fire report has been released; significant discussion regarding weather pattern changes and fuel loads that are affecting fire behavior. Discussion regarding staffing for Joliet and Bridger ambulance services; with no formal district, they are having a hard time staffing with volunteers.
11:35 Miller moved to accept the Clerk and Recorder Receipts Summary; Blain seconded; motion carried.

Miller moved to approve employee time; Blain seconded; motion carried.

11:40 Meeting closed to discuss Justice Court staffing. Kate Asbury, Kevin Nichols, and Stacey Frank were present.

12:20 Meeting opened.

12:30 Adjourned.

Respectfully submitted: Angela Newell, Administrative Officer