July 26, 2022

July 26, 2022
Commissioners Scott Miller, Scott Blain, and Bill Bullock; and Administrative Officer Angela Newell were present.
8:30 Pledge of Allegiance.
9:00 HR Specialist Kate Asbury met with Commissioners to discuss employee schedules, changes, and pre-approved overtime. Miller moved to adopt proposed Employee Schedule Matrix; discussion of OT pre-approvals, and schedule changes; motion carried.
Discussion about Funeral Leave. Past practice has treated funeral leave as it’s own leave bucket. Commissioners would like to address funeral leave at a future meeting to discuss parameters and tracking.
Miller moved to approve Commissioners’ Proceedings June 27, 28, and 30th; Bullock seconded; motion carried.

10:00 Red Lodge Area Community Foundation representatives Robin Harper, Tesla Palmeter, Angela Getchell, and Joel Adams of Cushing Terrell met to discuss the Housing Study being funded by a City of Red Lodge Community Development Block Grant and an allocation from Carbon County’s Federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) allocation. Palmeter noted the need to identify possible locations before the study can commence. Discussion about State land sections and the County’s property in Joliet that was purchased for the detention facility initiative. Use of these properties for detention and or affordable housing; Bullock noted legislate changes would be required to use state land for either. Bullock noted County would like to retain the Joliet property for now, but would like to explore the possibility of using 5 acres for housing. Discussion about ARPA funding for water and sewer expansion. Adams noted the Study will take approximately four (4) months after it is completed construction funding option can be explored. Study will show impact of development on other government entities and services including schools and utilities. Bullock moved to include a portion of the County’s property in Joliet not to exceed 5 acres in the Housing study; Miller seconded; discussion about size of property needed; what kinds of development are being considered (dense housing not single family); discussion about expanding programs more County wide. Discussion about Governor’s housing taskforce; motion carried.

Bullock moved to renew the Public Health Emergency Preparedness contract with 373 Consulting; Miller seconded; motion carried.

12:00 Adjourned.

Respectfully submitted: Angela Newell, Administrative Officer