September 15, 2022

September 15, 2022
Commissioners Scott Miller, Scott Blain, and Bill Bullock; and Administrative Officer Angela Newell were present.
8:30 Pledge of Allegiance.
Blain discussed the Conservation District meeting last evening. Noted landowners and the Board share the Commissioners frustrations with FWP and the regulatory hoops from other permitting agencies.
9:00 Election Administrator Crystal Roascio. Roascio noted she has added an absentee team to open secrecy envelopes the day of the election. No changes to poling locations or pole hours. Miller asked about security; Roascio is coordinating with Sheriff McQuillan to have a deputy at all poll locations. Miller moved to approve the Election Judge placements and poll locations for the November General Election.
9:16 Blain moved to approve early check run for Fair premiums and JO Hash for material related to flood repairs.

9:30 Red Lodge Mayor Kristen Cogswell met with Commissioners for her regular meeting. Bullock noted he met with Island and Rock Creek HOA regarding pier removal. Discussion on possible funding sources. Discussion of proposed treatment center.

Miller moved to approve Commissioners Proceedings for August 16 and 18, 2022; Blain seconded; motion carried.

10:00 County Attorney Alex Nixon met for his regular meeting. Bullock noted conversations he has had with one of KLE’s subcontractor who has not been paid by KLE for the material they hauled in the flood response. Bullock noted KLE bills were paid in full less the “overhead charges” and the payment of of a tax that were invoiced, but not outlined in the contract. Nixon noted possible election records Declaratory Action by District Court would not delve into the merits of any arguments for or against destroying records. Nixon and McQuillan both believe election allegations being made are civil and would be past the statute of limitations. Nixon has corresponded with Lisa Bennett’s Attorney requesting no contact from his client.
10:26 meeting closed to discuss HR issues. 10:30 Sheriff McQuillan joined the meeting.

10:45 McQuillan discussed request to add a secondary Terminal Agency Coordinator (TAC) position to the Dispatch pay scale. Criminal Justice Information Network (CJIN) highly recommends having a backup TAC; McQuillan noted Stillwater has two administrators, he believes adding duties to a Dispatcher at a higher pay rate is less expensive. Newell confirmed higher wage was provided for in the budget. Discussion about implementing an intermediate probationary TAC rate at 72.5% with an increase to 75% after 6 months. Blain moved to add the intermediary rate of 72.5% for the secondary TAC for a period of 6 months and then an increase to the full TAC rate of 75%; Miller seconded; motion carried.

Commissioners signed a letter supporting the Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) Work Plan.

11:00 Insurance Committee meeting Undersheriff Jeff Schmalz, Interim Clerk and Recorder Macque Bohleen, and Road Union President Phil Nardinger were present. Discussion about timeline for Insurance Request for Proposals (RFP). Bullock noted he is interested in moving forward on an RFP, but would like to higher a consultant to write the document rather than soliciting assistance from MACo. Nardinger, Bohleen, and Schmalz agreed they would like to go out for RFP. 11:10 HR Specialist Kate Asbury and Weed Assistant Coordinator Pam Schwend joined the meeting. Discussion about options for advertising and how to better notify possible providers in addition to the legal notice in the Carbon County News. Discussion about allowing two options for pricing straight pricing and family friendly rates. Nardinger confirmed the Union would welcome an RFP.

12:00 Adjourned.

Respectfully submitted: Angela Newell, Administrative Officer