January 5, 2021
January 5, 2021
Commissioners Scott Blain, Bill Bullock and Scott Miller; and Commissioners’ Secretary Barbara Krizek were present.
8:30 Pledge of Allegiance
8:50 Administrative Officer Angela Newell joined the meeting.
9:00 Annual Resolutions Review. Commissioner Miller moved to appoint Commissioner Bullock as Presiding Officer for the Commission for Calendar years 2021 and 2022; Commissioner Blain seconded; motion carried. Commissioners concurred regarding keeping current meeting dates of Tuesday/Thursday mornings, locations of public postings, County office hours, and that employee travel per diem continue to be tied to State/Federal rates.
Commissioner Blain moved to approve Resolution 2021-01 Establishing the 2021 Fire Season and Related Burn Permits and Fees; Commissioner Miller seconded; motion carried.
9:40 Carbon County News Reporter Eleanor Guerrero joined the meeting; 9:45 Guerrero departed the meeting after stating she had no questions/comments.
Commissioner Blain moved to appoint Commissioner Miller to the Beartooth Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) Board and keep all other Board memberships the same (as below); Commissioner Bullock seconded; motion carried:
Area II Agency on Aging Commissioner Bullock
Alternatives Commissioner Bullock
Mental Health Center Commissioner Blain
Custer Gallatin Working Group Commissioner Bullock
Beartooth RC&D Commissioner Miller
Human Resource and Development Council Mary Cameron
South Central Regional Juvenile Detention Board Commissioner Bullock
10:30 Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) Coordinator / Fire Warden Tom Kohley and Disaster and Emergency Services (DES) Coordinator Cyrina Allen met for their monthly updates. Allen is working with Public Health and County Health Officer Dr. Bill George to coordinate COVID-19 vaccination information. Joliet and Fromberg have approved the Carbon County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation plan; other municipalities meetings scheduled. Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) meeting tomorrow will include a simulated bombing exercise.
Kohley has completed his retracement of all 1956 school district boundaries; annexations, abandonments, and transfer documents are being scanned into DocuPro and cross-referenced in the GIS database. He has coordinated with Contract Deputy County Attorney Jacque Papez regarding special district boundaries; it was determined that special districts (mainly rural fire districts and cemetery districts) that reference school districts at the time of formation are static (i.e., boundaries of special districts do not change with changes in school district boundaries).
Kohley has continued migration of 911 GIS database to Next Generation 911 (NG911) format following National Emergency Number Association (NENA) standards.
Kohley reported that the radio system remains to be sorted out between Kohley, Allen, and Deputy Carrington so that efforts aren’t duplicated; Newell will formulate a transition plan for future responsibilities to reside with Allen.
Discussion regarding the updated Road Maintenance Priority map. Question and discussion regarding a County Right of Way (ROW) labeled between Highway 308 and East Bench Road that is not an actual road, but simply a ROW that former Commissioner Prinkki asked to be labeled to ensure it wasn’t lost to history, according to Kohley; it is closely parallel to a driveway leading to Bill Palmer’s residence. Commissioners provided changes to the Road Maintenance Priority list.
Commissioner Blain moved to accept District Court Fines and Fees Reports for December 2020; Commissioner Miller seconded; motion carried.
Commissioner Blain moved to accept the County Treasurer Cash Report for December 2020; Commissioner Miller seconded; motion carried.
Commissioner Blain moved to accept the Clerk and Recorder’s Monthly Deposit Reconciliation for December 2020; Commissioner Miller seconded; motion carried.
Commissioner Blain moved to approve Commissioner Proceedings for December 10, 15, 17, and 22 of 2020; Commissioner Miller seconded; motion carried.
Commissioner Blain moved to approve Employee Time as presented; Commissioner Miller seconded; motion carried.
Newell provided a billing update from contracted Floodplain Administrator Page Dringman; expenses are currently under budget but are expected to be closer to budget in Spring with more permit applications. She has responded to approximately 60 calls with floodplain questions, reviewed development permit applications for the floodplain portion of the review, and traveled to Carbon County four times to look at sites. Her work has mostly consisted of reviewing work for permits issued in the past year, reviewing violations, and working on straightening out one violation area on the Joliet ditch.
After receiving updated quotes, Commissioners approved the lowest bid that was received for the Courthouse re-carpeting which was from Covering Broadway.
Discussion regarding expenses for the proposed Detention Facility. Architects/engineering is under budget and may be allocated to Public Education.
Commissioner Miller moved to approve County Board Appointments as listed below; Commissioner Blain seconded; no discussion; no public comment; motion carried.
Board Member Expiration
Cemetery Dist #2 Bridger Harvey Nott 12/31/2023
Compensation Board Pam Crist 12/31/2023
Edgar Sewer and Lighting Ken Metzger 12/31/2023
Edgar Sewer and Lighting Kristen Bauwens 12/31/2023
Planning Clint Peterson 12/31/2022
11:20 Commissioners departed to tour the Public Health re-model project; 11:45 Commissioners returned.