June 3, 2019
June 3, 2019
Commissioners Robert ‘Pits’ DeArmond, Scott Blain, and Bill Bullock, and Administrative Officer Angela Newell were present.
8:30 Pledge of Allegiance
Comm discussed auction, would like all proceeds deposited into Capital funds.
Commissioner Bullock moved to approve Commissioners Proceedings for May 9; Commissioner DeArmond seconded; motion carried.
9:00 BB moved to approve GASxx Surplus Property Program agreement renewal; Commissioner DeArmond seconded; motion carried.
Commissioner Bullock moved to appoint Tom Kastelitz to the Red Lodge Rural Fire District #7 Board; Commissioner DeArmond seconded; motion carried.
Commissioner Bullock moved to adopt Resolution 2019-07 to Establish Travel Per Diem Rates; Commissioner DeArmond seconded; motion carried.
9:30 Commissioner Bullock moved to approve the Department of Public Health and Human Services Master Agreement for Public Health Services; Commissioner DeArmond seconded; motion carried.
10:00 Sanitarian in Training Cortney Lynde met for monthly update. She discussed sanitary restrictions in the Fowler Subdivision. She noted 2 of the 3 parcels were incorrectly permitted through County. The remaining lot is less than 20 acres when road easement is accounted for and will have to go through DEQ for lifting the sanitary restrictions. Cortney also noted there are lots in the Collins Acreage Subdivision that have been built on despite having sanitary restrictions. Cortney noted her licensed establishment inspections going well.
10:30 DES Coord. / GIS Mgr. Tom Kohley met with Commissioners for his monthly update. Red Lodge Fire Chief Tom Kuntz was present. Noted lightning strike near Joliet off the Yellowstone River started a wild land fire. The new DNRC model was used for fire suppression and Red Lodge Rural Fire was called in to assist. Under the new agreement the local firefighters will be paid for their time. Kuntz noted they are in the process of getting volunteers signed up to get paid through DNRC. There was a discussion about replacing the camper that was recently sold at auction. Kuntz noted what is mostly needed for firefighting is an enclosed air-conditioned space, preferably with a bathroom. Commissioner Bullock noted it would be good to also have a heater for law enforcement Search and Rescue use in the winter.
10: 45 Tom Kuntz left the meeting. Kohley reviewed fire incident coordination with road crews. He also noted Deputy Fire Warden Melvin Hofferer may be looking to retire in the next several years, Tom would like to start looking at succession plan. Tom reviewed the National Weather Services’ graph; he noted peak water flow for potential flooding is expected to be this weekend. He is not concerned about major flooding at this point.
Musselshell County Commissioner Tom Berry called Commissioners regarding rumble strips on State Highways. He asked for Commissioners support in addressing the issue with the Department of Transportation at their district meeting on Friday. It was noted the MACo Transportation Committee did not take up the issue. Commissioner Bullock noted he would not support the letter; he acknowledged the accidents that have been avoided as a result of rumble strips.
Respectfully submitted: Angela Newell, Administrative Officer