March 25, 2019
March 25, 2019
Commissioners Robert ‘Pits’ DeArmond, Scott Blain, and Bill Bullock, and Administrative Officer Angela Newell were present.
8:30 Pledge of Allegiance
DES Coord. / GIS Mgr. Tom Kohley noted his recommendation to accept the proposal from Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions, Inc. to update the Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan; Commissioners accepted the recommendation.
Commissioner Bullock moved to reappoint Warene Wall as the County Representative to the Red Lodge Planning Board and Zoning Commission; Commissioner DeArmond seconded; motion carried.
9:00 Clerk and Recorder Christine L. Stovall met with Commissioners regarding the Deed for Larowe and Carbon County Roberts Water and Sewer District Boundary Line Relocation. Bill Karas from Red Lodge Surveying participated via phone. Bill Karas noted he will have the deed for the other parcel signed by Marco Larowe and will bring it in with the final plat for recording.
9:20 Kate Stout from Red Lodge Surveying met with Commissioners and showed them the quit claim deed for parcel A of the boundary line relocation. Commissioner Bullock moved to approve the Quit Claim Deed for a boundary line relocation between Marco Larowe and Carbon County and the Carbon County Roberts Water and Sewer District; Commissioner DeArmond seconded; motion carried.
10:00 Stephen Kalb-Koenigsfeld met with Commissioners to discuss the Red Lodge Area Community Foundation’s transportation plan. Stephen reviewed the process that brought them to creating the plan noting that the idea was a result of surveys conducted at senior centers throughout the County. Commissioner Bullock noted he has confirmed with the County’s insurance carrier that any equipment purchased for the proposed transportation system could not be insured by the County as it would not be county property. Commissioner Bullock also noted references to the County taking over the transportation system in the final report were of concern to him. Commissioner DeArmond and Commissioner Blain agreed that it was never proposed to them that the end game was to have the County take over the system. Stephen noted that it was consultant’s recommendation and does not represent the Community Foundation’s position. Commissioners stressed that the County does not have the financial or administrative capacity to take over a system like this. Stephen asked if Commissioners would provide a letter of support for the project. Noted original intent of surveys was to
provide transportation for seniors, disabled, and low-income residents; recreational uses were popular in the survey but recreational routes would not be considered until base routes to serve the intended populations are established. Commissioner DeArmond noted Rosebud and Powder River Counties both have transportation systems. Those systems are 80% financed by Federal grants and both mostly focus on providing medical transportation to medical appointments. Stephen noted they are looking at ways to cooperate with Red Lodge Tour and Taxi so as not to compete with an established private business. They also plan to have conversations with local businesses about the potential impact of taking business out of smaller communities or transferring spending out of the County.
10:25 Commissioner Blain left the meeting to tend to other business.
10:30 Commissioner DeArmond moved to adopt Resolutions 2019-03 Requesting the Distribution of Local Government Road construction and Maintenance Match Program Funds under the Bridge and Road Safety and Accountability Act; Commissioner Bullock seconded; motion carried.
Commissioner DeArmond moved to approve Commissioners Proceedings from March 7, 2019; Commissioner Bullock seconded; motion carried.