November 14, 2023

November 14, 2023
Commissioners Scott Miller, Scott Blain, and Bill Bullock were present.
8:30 Pledge of Allegiance.
9:00-Building Maintenance Coordinator Mike Schiltz and HR Specialist Kate Asbury met to discuss the building maintenance position as Schiltz is planning to retire in June of 2024. Schiltz was hired part-time but since the retirement of the former coordinator he has been working full-time because he is also the fairgrounds manager. Discussion about officially combining the coordinator position and the fairgrounds manager. The plan is to look to hire someone in February or March and have some time for Schiltz to train the new employee and use up his remaining vacation and compensated leave. Asbury would like to have job descriptions done before the end of the calendar year and advertise after the holidays.
10:00- Bullock moved to approve the claim for Silvertip Construction, Blain second. Motion passed.
Public Health Director Erin Cross met to discuss the Tobacco Cessation grant for the new fiscal year for $40,000 annually. Blain moved to approve, Bullock second, motion passed.
Steve Smith met to prepare for this afternoon’s Airport Board meeting. Discussed postponing action until the new Mayor and Council members are in office.
Commissioners discussed the next steps with CedarWood Villa. Commissioners would like to see the building demolished and replaced. Discussed costs, financing, and possibility of phasing of new construction. Discussed possibility of selling buildings and leasing them back while construction is going on. Discussed future function of Court House.
10:40 Sanitarian Jesse Guitiariz met to discuss a complaint about manure at the old Agri Organic’s site; Blain confirmed that there is nothing that can be done for agricultural manure spreading if there is no commercial component.
Jamie Clemons met to discuss his property Medicine Flower Lodge and the boundary adjustment that will not be approved by the Sanitarian. Frustrated that may lose a sale over the denial, similar to the issues that he ran into with the drug rehab facility. Original listing stated the facility was 7 bedrooms, but septic is only approved for a five (5) bedrooms. Concerned that the County believes there is a DEQ compliance issue. Also modular on the other side of the boundary, that Sanitarian believes is also unpermitted.

Don met to discuss the Public Health Department, concerned that the department appears to be erratic. Concerned about stability and why there was staff turnover. Commissioners noted the department was initially stood up with grants and those grants ran out and the positions ended. Currently in the process of staffing the department. Commissioners noted many of the staffing issues were related to wages.
11:50 DES Coordinator Cyrina Allen met to discuss rock removal at Rockvale. Both MDT and FWP are opposed to the removal.
Bullock moved to approve Commissioners proceedings for October 5th; Blain seconded; motion carried.
Continued discussion with Allen regarding rock debris removal; and setting up a public meeting in Fromberg to discuss recovery progress and permitting frustrations.
12:00 Adjourned.

Respectfully submitted: Angela Newell, Administrative Officer