June 18, 2018

June 18, 2018
Commissioners Robert ‘Pits’ DeArmond, Scott Blain, and Bill Bullock, and Administrative Officer Angela Newell were present.
8:30 Pledge of Allegiance
Commissioner Bullock noted he received a call from Don Hornberger regarding Ken Karina’s Floodplain Permit. Commissioner Bullock informed him that he could not discuss the issue individually and that Mr. Hornberger would need to address the Commission as a whole.
8:45 Commissioner Blain left to attend a Mental Health Advisory Board meeting.
9:10 Election Administrator Macque Bohleen met with Commissioners regarding the Primary Election canvas. She noted the election audit matched numbers reported by the machines. Commissioner DeArmond moved to accept the Canvas of the June 5, 2018 Primary Election as presented (attached); Commissioner Bullock seconded; motion carried.
Commissioners and Macque also discussed the preliminary elections budget for 2018-2019. Macque noted there are 5 initiatives currently being circulated for signature; she is anticipating a two-page ballot and has increased her printing and postage costs to compensate.
9:30 Commissioner Bullock left the meeting to review the final punch list with the contractor and architect for unfinished or deficient items on the Court House sally port addition.
9:50 Commissioner Blain rejoined the meeting.
10:20 Commissioners discussed the Sheriff’s request for an additional deputy or transport officer for prisoner transports and code enforcement. They also discussed benefits of staffing for a school resource officer.
11:00 Commissioner Bullock rejoined the meeting. Detective Quentin Thompson met with Commissioners regarding hiring process policy revision. Commissioner Blain moved to approve the new Recruitment and Hiring Policy as presented; Commissioner DeArmond seconded; motion carried. Commissioner Blain moved to approve Choice Screening Agreement for background checks; Commissioner DeArmond seconded; motion carried.
11:30 Fromberg Mayor Shirley Miller and Sheriff Josh McQuillan met with Commissioners regarding the Fromberg Law Enforcement Services Agreement. Mayor Miller noted the Town is very happy with the service provided by the Sheriff’s Office and has seen an increase in their citation revenues.

Commissioner Blain moved to approve the Fromberg Law Enforcement Services Agreement for July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2020; Commissioner DeArmond seconded; motion carried.
Commissioners signed the Department of Commerce Agreement for the Treasure State Endowment Program (TSEP) planning grant.
Commissioner DeArmond moved to approve Immunization program agreement with Department of Public Health and Human Services; Commissioner Bullock seconded; motion carried.
Commissioner Bullock reported on the punch list walk through with the contractor and architect. The County’s expectation is that all items in the report by Spectrum Group Architects, including items involving the roof, stairs, and security window, will be repaired. The County also communicated its expectation that the contractor address drainage issues outside of the building. County Attorney Nixon requested the Commissioners establish a timeline for the work to be completed. Commissioners agreed July 31st was reasonable for all work to be completed and will verify with the contractor.
12:00 Lunch

2:00 Insurance Agent Heather Cope from Hub International and Shannon Shanholtzer met with Commissioners for the Property and Casualty Trust (PCT) and Workers Compensation Trust (WCT) renewals. 2:35 Commissioner Blain joined meeting. Carbon County’s rates for both insurance programs will go down for the 2018-2019 year. Decreases in PCT premiums were primarily due to removing items owned by rural fire districts. WCT rates and modification factor decreased due to Carbon County’s low claim history over the last three years.

3:10 Adjourned.

Respectfully submitted: Angela Newell, Administrative Officer