October 27, 2020

October 27, 2020

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

8:30 Pledge of Allegiance

8:45 Carbon/Stillwater Prevention Specialist Mary Cameron joined the meeting (via tele-conference) to request scheduling a DUI Taskforce meeting and to inform Commissioners of a COVID-19 Special Circumstance scholarship opportunity for families through the Human Resources Development Council (HDRC) to cover special in-home needs for families whose children cannot attend school due to COVID-19/specialized needs.

8:50 Gordon Sirrine joined the meeting (via tele-conference).

9:00 Resolution to Adopt Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Complaint Procedures. Commissioner Bullock moved to approve Resolution 2020-28; Commissioner Blain seconded; discussion that this is a requirement for Community Development Block Grant and Rural Development Grant funding; motion carried.

9:30 Montana Association of Counties (MACO) Inmate Excess Medical Insurance Program Renewal. Commissioner Bullock moved to approve the FY20-21 Renewal Agreement; Commissioner Blain seconded; motion carried.
10:00 Public Health Re-Model Agreement with Morgan Contractors. Commissioner Bullock moved to approve; Commissioner Blain seconded; motion carried.

10:30 Commissioner Bullock moved to approve Employee Time; Commissioner Blain seconded; motion carried.

11:00 Detention Facility discussion joined by Brent Moore of Interstate Engineering (tele-conference) and Sheriff Josh McQuillan. Commissioners hope to have the vacant Bridger Commissioner seat filled once the election is canvased and plan to set a bond election date shortly after. There will be a meeting on November 18, at 6pm at the Extension Office in Joliet for the Detention Facility Citizen Advisory Committee. The appraisal should be completed shortly for the property. Discussion about the possibility of holding the bond election in March 2021 with construction in Spring 2022. Newell will inquire with bond counsel to determine updated bond figures. McQuillan discussed the continued need for jail; the county’s jailed population decreased due to contracted jails not accepting inmates due to COVID-19 except for serious offenses such as felony Partner/Family Member Assault (PFMA).

Commissioners and Newell participated in a conference call yesterday with AM Trace Company regarding a per diem COVID-19 Contact Tracing contract should Beartooth Billings Clinic become overwhelmed with demand.

12:00 Adjourned.