July 2, 2018
July 2, 2018
Commissioners Robert ‘Pits’ DeArmond, Scott Blain, and Bill Bullock, and Administrative Officer Angela Newell were present.
8:30 Pledge of Allegiance
Mary Cameron and Dianne Dimich met with Commissioners for Public Comment. Dianne asked Commissioners about limitations on expenditures for an Enterprise Fund. Commissioners referred her to Local Government Services and printed a copy of the BARS Chart of Accounts dealing with Enterprise Funds. Commissioners and Mary discussed the hours of the Mental Health Center. Mary noted there is a counselor in the office on Fridays so the office would remain open 5 days a week; the request to change the language in the contract would allow Mary to work 4, 10 hour days to better accommodate evening classes. Commissioners were ok with this change if the public would have access to someone 5 days a week.
9:00 Commissioner DeArmond moved to approve the Elks Lease Agreement; Commissioner Blain seconded; Joel Todd thanked Commissioners for good relationship; motion carried.
9:10 Commissioner Blain moved to accept the Treasurer’s Cash Report for June 2018; Commissioner DeArmond seconded; motion carried.
9:30 Commissioner DeArmond moved to approve the Montana Wool Growers Association Predator Control Fund Memorandum of Understanding; Commissioner Bullock seconded; motion carried.
Commissioner Blain moved to approve Commissioners Proceedings from June 6th and 7th; Commissioner DeArmond seconded; motion carried.
10:30 DES Coord. / GIS Mgr. Tom Kohley met with Commissioners for his monthly update (report attached). Tom has received letters of interest for the Deputy DES Coordinator position from Annie Gillespie and Michelle DeRennaux. Commissioners asked that he schedule interviews. Tom has applied for EMPG Reserve Funds to pay for $16,000 in upgrades to the Emergency Operations Center and to provide CAT5 wiring for internet services at the Edgar Gruel Building; he has received preliminary confirmation that the grant application was awarded. Tom and Commissioners discussed the new Wapiti radio repeater; as this repeater will be used for fire, search and rescue, and the Sheriff’s office it should not be included in the Dispatch Services cost formula going forward. Discussed access to state Situation Analysis System. Rural Address reassignments for 212 Highway realignment.
11:00 Sheriff Josh McQuillan met with Commissioners to discuss his request to increase the wage of the head dispatcher to the CJIN TAC rate. DES Coord. / GIS Mgr. Tom Kohley was present. Commissioners would prefer that head dispatcher also be TAC Officer but agree current TAC may not be the appropriate person to fulfill those duties. Commissioner Bullock was not sure an increase to the full TAC rate is warranted, he is concerned that having the TAC and head dispatcher at same pay rate may make management chain confusing. Sheriff Josh McQuillan believes the TAC responsibilities are less than those of the dispatch coordinator but both positions are very time consuming on the administrative side. Commissioner Blain would like to establish a Dispatch Coordinator position with set pay at higher rate to make the distinction between the two positions more clear. As current staff changes, Sheriff McQuillan would eventually like the Dispatch Coordinator to also be the TAC. Commissioner Blain moved to establish the Dispatch Coordinator position at the same base pay as the TAC Officer; Commissioner DeArmond seconded; motion carried.
11:30 Commissioner Blain moved to participate in the PILT Class Action Lawsuit against the federal government; Commissioner DeArmond seconded; motion carried.
Commissioner DeArmond moved to appoint Randy Korell as the Bridger Road Shop Foreman with a 6 month probationary period; Commissioner Bullock seconded; motion carried.
Respectfully submitted: Angela Newell, Administrative Officer