February 22, 2024

February 22, 2024
Commissioners Scott Miller, Scott Blain, and Bill Bullock, and Administrative Officer Angela Newell were present.
8:30 Pledge of Allegiance.
9:00 Commissioners reviewed employee time status.
9:30 Westwood met for his regular meeting. Marie Olson was in attendance. Westwood noted the Planner that was hired has declined the offer and the City will be reevaluating that position. Westwood discussed the possible creation of Rodeo Park to perpetuate the Rodeo’s use the property to the north. Westwood anticipates making protocols between Rodeo Association and City for any events using the park. Discussion of the Airport boundary and the benefits of using existing fences or roadways to define the boundary so it is more concreate. Discussion about law enforcement services to Remington Ranch Subdivision and options to provide funding and authority for City police to respond.
10:00 County Attorney Alex Nixon joined for his weekly meeting. Discussed road damage investigation on Sage Creek Road and other areas in the county where individuals or corporations are performing work on County roads. Discussed the CART program, funding gaps, the possibility of the Community Foundation requesting a mill levy question be placed on the future ballot, and requests to provide funding from County’s current tax resources.
Bullock moved to approve Commissioners’ Proceedings for February 13, 2024; Blain seconded; motion carried.
Bullock moved to approve a schedule change for the Public Information Officer as requested by Disaster and Emergency Services (DES) Coordinator Cyrina Allen; Blain seconded; motion carried.
11:00 Tim Jager from the ARETE Design Group met to discuss the Red Lodge Road Sand Shed pre-bid meeting yesterday. Jager noted the Geotech Report has been provided by addendum. There was a discussion about work being performed during Fair week; this is not the Commissioners’ preference. Jager will issue an addendum to note that work being performed that week is not desired. Discussion of project completion dates.
Jagger noted ARETE is working through phases for the Cedarwood project so that a full schedule can be presented to the Commissioners.

Blain moved to approve Resolution 2024-14 to adopt Personnel Policies as revised on February 13; Bullock seconded; motion carried.
Discussion of Website updates, placement of board information on the newly designed website, and the possibility of implementing county-wide auto attendant for call routing.
11:55 Blain moved to approve Brian Oswald’s request to change his schedule to Mon-Thurs 6:00 am – 4:30 pm with an ½ hour lunch; Bullock seconded; motion carried.
12:00 Adjourned.

Respectfully submitted: Angela Newell, Administrative Officer