October 22, 2018
October 22, 2018
Commissioners Robert ‘Pits’ DeArmond, Scott Blain, and Bill Bullock, and Administrative Officer Angela Newell were present.
8:30 Pledge of Allegiance
9:00 Commissioner DeArmond moved to approve the Red Lodge Mountain Agreement for the Lease of the County Sander Truck; Commissioner Blain seconded; motion carried.
9:10 DES Coord. / GIS Mgr. Tom Kohley met with Commissioners to discuss the Bridger radio tower site. He noted the project will need to be divided into two parts construction and installation; the installers he has talked to are not interested in finding subcontractors for the construction components.
9:30 Library Board Chair Don Blyton met with Commissioners regarding the lack of a quorum on the Board. Don asked if there was an urgent need for the Commissioners to assume the duties of the Board. Commissioner Bullock noted concerns were brought up about the board not functioning. Angela noted last minutes Clerk and Recorder has on file are from February 2016. Don noted with the interest Stacie Warehime the Board would have a quorum. Commissioners noted if the Board would like to stay active they would agree to table the resolution until the next quarterly meeting on February 19, 2019 to see if a quorum of the Board can be maintained. Commissioner DeArmond Moved to postpone definitely Resolution 2018-19 to Assume the Duties of the Carbon County Library Board until February 21, 2019; Commissioner Blain seconded; motion carried. Commissioner Bullock moved to appoint Stacy Warehime to the Carbon county Library Board to fill the remainder of Carol Anderson’s term as an at large representative to end June 30, 2019; Commissioner Blain seconded; motion carried. Commissioner Bullock requested to be appointed as the Red Lodge District representative until another member can be found; Commissioner DeArmond moved; Commissioner Blain seconded; motion carried.
10:00 Commissioners discussed overtime allotment between the three road shops. The Joliet District has more than double the other two shops over the last three years. Commissioners discussed discontinuing overtime mowing next summer. Commissioner DeArmond and Commissioner Blain noted there are some areas where mowing is important to curb drifting in the winter, but other areas do not need mowing. Commissioners also discussed staffing levels for the road department. Total overtime between the three shops for the past 3 years is at least a .75 FTE. Commissioners would like to try a summer without overtime mowing to determine if additional staffing may be warranted. Commissioners also discussed the road crew’s schedule and whether there would be a benefit to adjusting schedule. With the precedent of the existing schedule and benefits of longer work days with mobilization and demobilization considerations Commissioners thought it was best to keep the schedule as is.
10:25 DES Coord. / GIS Mgr. Tom Kohley met with Commissioners. Commissioner Blain moved to reappoint DES Coord. / GIS Mgr. Tom Kohley as the Local Emergency Planning Committee Chair for two years; Commissioner DeArmond seconded; motion carried.
Meeting closed to discuss a personnel issue.
Commissioners approved Sheriff Josh McQuillan’s request to internally advertise the Sheriff Secretary position. The current employee will be retiring in February, but will be working out their accrued leave starting in January. The position was budgeted to have 3 months overlap.
Commissioners approved the Fair Board’s request to internally advertise the Fair Secretary position. The current employee will be retiring at the end of December.
Commissioner Blain moved to approve Commissioner Proceedings for September 27 and October 1, 2018; Commissioner DeArmond seconded; motion carried.
Respectfully submitted: Angela Newell, Administrative Officer