March 10, 2022

March 10, 2022
Commissioners Scott Miller, Scott Blain, and Bill Bullock; and Administrative Officer Angela Newell were present.
8:30 Pledge of Allegiance.
Steve Roi was in attendance.
Miller noted the Belfry School Board meeting with Public Health went well, they are on board to participate in the School Nurse Memorandum of Understanding.
8:50 Geospatial Information Systems Coordinator / Fire Warden Tom Kohley met with Commissioners to discuss road permit applications, documentation for the recently acquired surplus skid steers, and vehicle procurements which have been very difficult.
Bullock moved to appoint Ed Webb to the Belfry Cemetery District; Miller seconded; motion carried.

9:30 Red Lodge Mayor Kristen Cogswell joined for her regular meeting. Discussed last week’s Public Hearings for marijuana business interim zoning. Discussed Ski Jouring this weekend, the City has issued a blanket permit for historic rodeo events and the renaissance festival. Would like to go forward with a longer-term agreement, so they don’t have to apply every year. Further discussion about the Renaissance Festival, Cogswell noted benefit of large events, but is concerned about the potential impacts. Urban Renewal District passed, Cogswell hopes this will be a good planning tool. City has issued and RFP for planning services; three responses received and in review process.

Blain moved to approve February 10 and 15, 2022 Commissioners’ Proceedings; Miller seconded; motion carried.

10:00 Contracted Deputy Attorney Jacque Papez met with Commissioners to discuss possible litigation from Interim Zoning Regulations. Meeting Closed.

10:34 Meeting reopened. Papez and Commissioners discussed Wind Impact Fee True-up Adjustment; Papez will review the draft statement from Pacificorp to see if it meets the requirements of the Impact Fee Agreement. Keys and Roi rejoined the meeting.

10:30 Sheriff Josh McQuillan met with Commissioners regarding the revision of the Asset Management Policy. McQuillan has requested the policy be revised to allow surplus property to be transferred to other governmental entities as allowed under 7-8-101 MCA. Blain moved to approve Resolution 2022-09 Adopting a Revised Management Policy for Carbon County Assets; Miller seconded; motion carried.

Blain moved to authorize transfer of the Sheriff’s Office Tahoe to Rural Fire District; Miller seconded; motion carried.

Sheriff and Commissioners discussed requests to implement a dog at large ordinance. McQuillan discussed the resulting need for Animal Control and to fund the associated costs. McQuillan believes calls will increase significantly if there is an ordinance, at this time they are not setup to transport animals. Discussion about distinction between public safety issues with packs of dogs vs. single dogs. Keys noted pack mentality can make a dog unpredictable. Roi noted issues in Red Lodge on golf course where dogs have been poisoned by frustrated homeowners who can’t get a resolution for dogs on the loose.

Roi and Commissioners discussed county speed limits and ordinance lowering speed limits upon the placement of speed signs.

11:40 Wayne Engebretson joined the meeting to discuss snow plowing. His side of East Rosebud Road has been plowed 2 times this winter; Bullock noted
his crew is out plowing again today. Engebretson noted there are 24 full-time residents that live past the Sandford Bridge. Would like to see increased maintenance. Bullock invited him to meeting on March 29th where road priorities will be reviewed.

12:00 Adjourned.

Respectfully submitted: Angela Newell, Administrative Officer