February 28, 2023
February 28, 2023
Commissioners Scott Blain and Bill Bullock; and Administrative Officer Angela Newell were present.
8:30 Pledge of Allegiance.
Commissioners discussed email from Home of Champions Rodeo regarding the lease of the Fairgrounds for the Renaissance Fair; Fair Board’s request that Renaissance Fair fill out the rental agreement, and Home of Champions pushback in their desire to be the primary renter and sublease the facility.
Bullock moved to approve the bid from Tractor and Equipment Co. for the 160 15A AWD CAT Motor Grader; Blain seconded; motion carried.
Gravel crushing at Phillips Pit; DeVries would like to get started, but concerns regarding Matriarch’s letter. Concerns about volume of gravel available.
9:15 Clerk and Recorder Macque Bohleen was in attendance. Bullock moved to approve Resolution 2023-05 Establishing a Procedure to Remove a Member of a County Administration or District Board; Blain seconded; Blain noted he requested the item be put on the agenda in relation to issues with board members not attending or holding meetings and concerns about board member social media posts; motion carried.
9:25 Bullock moved to approve the Road Rover Position Announcement; Blain seconded; motion carried.
Bullock moved to approve Commissioners Proceedings for January 31 and February 2; Blain seconded; motion carried.
Discussion of window tinting quotes; Bullock believes the County should step back from initiating the project because of the possible impact to the seals for windows.
Commissioners discussed invoices for salt sand.
Bullock moved to approve Bid notice for East Side Road North and South Bridges and Meeteetse Road Bridge Bids; Blain Seconded; motion carried.
Bullock moved to approve letter of engagement with Matt Bender Real Estate Appraiser and Consultant; Blain seconded; motion carried.
9:55 Payne West representatives Abby Wink, Matt Hardy, Deb Zimbelman, Peter Gesuale with Blue Cross Blue Shield met with Commissioners to discuss transition of Group Insurance Benefits. Discussed various discounts, options for Group AFLAC products, Employee Navigator, Open Enrollment Process, premium contributions and structure to allow contribution to spouse or dependent coverage, transition credit, wellness credit to continue the Healthy Is Wellness program, administration of FLEX account, COBRA Administration and associated fees, open enrollment strategy, conversion from plan year to calendar year.
11:20 Public Health Director Erin Cross met regarding department Job descriptions. Bullock moved to approve the revised Clinic RN / Staff Coordinator position; Blain seconded; discussion regarding previous applicant pool, it was noted the largest alteration was to make the position staff coordinator to assist with management of staff; motion carried.
Bullock moved to approve employee time; Blain seconded; motion carried.
11:30 Bullock moved to approve letter of support for Red Lodge Area Community Foundation CART Transportation Program; Blain seconded; discussion about funding and Commissioners opposition to funding with County sources; motion carried.
11:40 Kohley met regarding road name for a road not previously named; property is being sold and seller has requested an address. Concern about addressing off Rail Bed because of possible future development within the subdivision. Kohley proposed Railroad Pryor Cutoff; Blain suggested Nirumbee or Awwakkule cutoff. Bullock moved to approve the road name as the Nirumbee Cuttoff; no second. Bullock moved to approve the road name as the Awwakkule Cutoff road amended to Awwakkule Way; Blain seconded; discussion about mythology of the Little People of the Pryor Mountains Bullock thanked Blain for his suggestion; motion carried.
Respectfully submitted: Angela Newell, Administrative Officer