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March 2, 2021

COMMISSIONERS’ PROCEEDINGS
March 2, 2021

Commissioners Scott Blain, Bill Bullock and Scott Miller; Administrative Officer Angela Newell; and Commissioners’ Secretary Barbara Krizek were present.

8:30 Pledge of Allegiance.

Commissioners Bullock and Miller attended the Montana Association of Counties Mid-Winter Conference in Butte last week.

Discussion regarding Sheriff’s department staffing with regard to COPS Grant requirements and Deputy Glick’s resignation. Discussion regarding Clerk and Recorder department succession planning.

Commissioner Blain moved to approve the agreement for Plan-It Capital Improvement Planning software; Commissioner Miller seconded; motion carried.

Commissioner Blain moved to accept the District Court Fines and Fees Report for February; Commissioner Miller seconded; motion carried.

Commissioner Blain moved to accept the Treasurer’s Cash Report for February; Commissioner Miller seconded; motion carried.

Commissioner Blain moved to postpone the per-capita agreement with the Mental Health Center until the contract can be re-written; Commissioner Miller seconded; discussion regarding language about providing services five days per week and the per capita rate; motion carried.

Commissioner Blain moved to approve Commissioner Proceedings for February 4, 9, 11, and 16; Commissioner Miller seconded; motion carried.

10:00 Disaster and Emergency Services (DES) Coordinator Cyrina Allen and Geospatial Information Systems Coordinator / Fire Warden Tom Kohley joined to present the Homeland Security Grant proposal. Allen has coordinated with Tom Dunne (Dunne Communications) to apply for five microwave links throughout the County for a cost of $82k; no match funds required of the County. Newell also recommended adding FCC licensing to the DES Capital Improvement Fund since it’s a large cost every five years. Commissioner Bullock asked Kohley about a Case Loader parked at the Fairgrounds that the Fire Department may want to acquire from the County; discussion regarding federal surplus transfer requirements.

10:15 Red Lodge Rodeo Association President and Carbon County Fair Board President Phil Nardinger joined the meeting and provided an update regarding Fair and Home of Champions rodeo plans; 10:20 Nardinger departed.

Commissioner Blain moved to approve Employee Time as submitted; Commissioner Miller seconded; motion carried.

10:30 Kohley presented a map of available LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) coverage in the County; it can be used for floodplain mapping and other uses. Stillwater County has asked Kohley to assist with Addressing/GIS in light of a position vacancy there; Commissioners approved Kohley’s assisting Stillwater County as long as Stillwater pays for all costs such as salary, fringe, travel and meals. Discussion regarding the on-going litigation with Industrial Communications.

Commissioner Miller moved to approve Claims for February 21; Commissioner Blain seconded; motion carried.

11:15 Commissioner Bullock departed the meeting.

12:15 Adjourned.