May 7, 2018
May 7, 2018
Commissioners Robert ‘Pits’ DeArmond, Scott Blain, and Bill Bullock, and Administrative Assistant Angela Newell were present.
8:30 Pledge of Allegiance
Ron Harshman met with Commissioners to discuss dust control on Bear Cr. Ln.
Gordon Sirrine was present.
9:20 Angela noted Commissioners need to discuss IT Contract with Morrison Maierle Systems. Sheriff Josh McQuillan would like his office removed from the contract. Commissioner Bullock noted there are some issues with how the Deputy’s retirement is reported.
Commissioner DeArmond moved to renew the SeamlessDocs Subscription Agreement for 5 years; Commissioner Blain seconded; motion carried.
9:30 Election Administrator Macque Bohleen met with Commissioners for Primary Election Judge certifications. Macque noted Mary Herden has been certified but is ineligible to serve as an election judge for the Primary as her son Willis is running. Macque noted 52% of voters are currently registered absentee. Commissioner Blain moved to approve Carbon County primary Election Judges as presented; Commissioner DeArmond seconded; motion carried.
10:00 Sanitarian Josh Juarez met with Commissioners for his monthly report. To date, 46 inspections have been completed; this puts Josh very close to his monthly quota to perform 90% of licensed establishment inspections by the end of the calendar year. Josh noted his office is getting busy with septic permit applications; once the weather stays nice he expects septic inspections to increase. Josh’s office has also seen an increase in complaints, especially complaints related to garbage. Josh and Commissioners discussed sanitary violations in the Mountain View Subdivision, Lot 13. There are sanitary restrictions in place, but the lot does not have a septic permit on file; the parcel is under DEQ jurisdiction and enforcement. Josh noted the issues with buildings in floodplain/floodway and an unpermitted campground. Josh discussed other compliance issues with floodplain. Commissioners asked josh to renew his Floodplain Manager Certification for another year until Annie is certified. Josh also discussed issues with the FEMA flood study on Rock Creek south of Red Lodge to Fort Rockvale. There is an old letter in the file from Bruce McKee to FEMA noting he believed the mapped elevation of the floodplain is off by approximately 7 feet. The file also has a letter back from FEMA agreeing to the noted elevation differences. However, FEMA noted they do not have the funding to fix the study and it is up to individual landowners to correct with a LOMR. Josh also discussed RVs / mobile homes behind the storage sheds at Fort Rockvale; there are RVs tapping into the restaurant’s drain field.
10:50 DES Coord. / GIS Mgr. Tom Kohley met with Commissioners for his monthly meeting (report attached). LEPC will be doing an evacuation drill for the Grizzly Peak Subdivision next week. Tom and Commissioners discussed the radio communications system. Commissioner Bullock requested Tom push CODEAN and Tom Dunne to develop the engineering plans for the radio system before the end of the fiscal year. Tom noted that per a conversation with Derek Yeager from DNRC, the State is going away from their model of staging air support and strike teams to assist counties on wildland fires. Instead, they are considering implementing severity teams at the local level and paying rural fire district staff to provide that support. Tom is concerned about the availability of local rural fire district personnel to fill this role. Tom noted with his current work load and grant deadlines he expects significant overtime in the next month. Commissioner Bullock noted the successful grant applications and other benefits Tom has brought to the County; Commissioners approved the overtime request. Commissioners also discussed options to help relive Tom of some of his tasks.
Commissioner DeArmond moved to approve Commissioner Proceedings for April 9, 12, 16, 19, and 23; Commissioner Blain seconded; motion carried.
Commissioners discussed Angela’s job description and job title. Commissioner Blain moved to change Angela’s job title to Commissioners Administrative Officer and to adjust her job description to follow the MACo Administrative Officer model job description; Commissioner DeArmond seconded; Commissioner Bullock requested the title be changed to Carbon County Administrative Officer and the others agreed; motion carried.
Commissioner Blain moved to approve claims for April 2018 as presented; Commissioner DeArmond seconded; motion carried.
Respectfully submitted: Angela Newell, Administrative Assistant