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Musselshell County Commission Minutes

 

November 4, 2020



Commissioner October 13, 2020 Minutes

The meeting was called to order at 8:30 by Commissioner Borner. Commissioner Goffena was present.

Pledge of Allegiance.

Commissioner Goffena made the motion to approve the agenda. Commissioner Borner seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Commissioner Goffena made the motion to approve the October 5, 2020 minutes as is. Commissioner Borner seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Commissioner Goffena attended an emergency refuse Board meeting Thursday October 8, 2020 for an employee issue. Members of the board will be in today to discuss what they will be doing to move forward.

Commissioner Borner did not have any meetings but will be having a MEDA (Montana Economic Development Association) meeting Wednesday October 14, 2020 where they will be discussing the “Next Generation Report findings.”

Commissioner Borner and Commissioner Goffena met on Wednesday October 7, 2020 for maintenance issues at the County Complex. Jay Steinmaser from Knife River, Tyler Lindbloom from Interstate Engineering and Kelly Gebhardt were present. (Steve Aldinger, Veronica Meyer and John Bach from Interstate Engineering were also present via zoom) Paving has been completed on the runway and taxiway B. Light cans and conduit have been installed. They will continue placing and grading topsoil and fill along shoulders of runway, taxiway A & B and finish back fill. The Profilograph on the runway was completed. There are dips that will need repaired. Mr. Steinmaser said they are going to try to get everything seeded next week.

Road and Bridge Supervisor Stockert and Secretary Kenner gave their weekly report to the Commissioner. Ms. Kenner gave the Commissioners the close out letter for the 2018 FEMA project. The well has been drilled. They are wanting to hire another employee. The East District site application is hopefully in the last stages of being corrected. They are concerned about working with WWC because of the lack of communication. Commissioner Borner told Mr. Stockert that if they have not heard from WWC by Thursday October 15, 2020. The West District site consultants paper work will not start until January but field work with different agencies will be done.

Court Administrator Brainard met with the Commissioners to discuss some updates and work that needs done in the Courtroom. Ms. Brainard will get the Commissioners a list.

DES Coordinator Harper gave his weekly report to the Commissioners. County Agent Solf was also present. October is survey month. THIRA (Threat Hazard Identification Risk Assessment) reporting, NIMS and LEPC are completed. The State has requested additional FEMA information. They are reviewing Floodplain permits for MDT. The recovery efforts for the Bobcat fire are ongoing. The Type 2 Incident Team reimbursement was discussed and 4H barn upgrades. Ms. Solf is having a Fair Board meeting Tuesday October 20, 2020.

Linda Yount met with the Commissioners regarding tree replacement in the Courthouse yard.

Coleen Robinson and Terry Frost from the Refuse District met with the Commissioners regarding a budget amendment. They will be doing a resolution at their District meeting.

Theresa Doumitt met with the Commissioners to get a signature for #2 draw for the DLA (Delivering Local Assistance) Grant.

Mary Cooley met with the Commissioners regarding a bill for the Musselshell Cemetery.

Public comment:

There was no public comment.

Commissioner Borner wanted it noted that there were no GoToMeetings due to an internet issue.

Commissioner Goffena made the motion to appoint April Gifford to the Refuse Board. Commissioner Borner seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Commissioner Goffena made the motion to vote on extending the offer of $500.00 for the Melstone property (Lot 8, Block 16 of the Original Townsite of Melstone) to the Melstone Area Foundation. Commissioner Borner seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Commissioner Goffena made the motion to sign the Request for FAA Approval of Agreement for Transfer of Entitlements from Ekalaka Airport. Commissioner Borner seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Commissioner Goffena made the motion to sign the 2021 – 2027 Capital Improvement Plan and checklist for the Roundup Airport and CIP Submittal Spreadsheet. Commissioner Borner seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Commissioner Goffena made the motion to sign the Federal Financial Report for the Federal Aviation Administration Airports Division. Commissioner Borner seconded the motion. Motion carried

Commissioner Goffena made the motion to sign the Outlay Report and Request for Reimbursement for Construction Programs for AIP 3-30-0066-015-2020. Commissioner Borner seconded the motion. Motion carried.

There being no further business the motion was made to adjourn. Motion carried.

Commissioner October 19, 2020 Minutes

The meeting was called to order at 8:30 by Commissioner Borner. Commissioner Goffena was present.

Mike Turley was present for observation for the day.

Pledge of Allegiance.

Commissioner Goffena made the motion to approve the agenda after adding signing Resolution 2020-32 to rescind Stage 1 Fire Restrictions. Commissioner Borner seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Commissioner Goffena made the motion to approve the October 13, 2020 minutes as is. Commissioner Borner seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Commissioner Goffena had no board meetings this week.

Commissioner Borner had a MEDA (Montanan Economic Development Association) they have hired a corporation to look at all the services that come through the State.

Commissioner Borner has a Mental Health meeting this Friday and a Snowy Mountain Development Corporation meeting Wednesday. The Sheriff Office is doing interviews this week.

Gary Eliasson met with the Commissioners. Commissioner Borner told him she has been meeting with the Watershed Coalition regarding a safe crossing for highway access for the purposed walking trail down by the river.

Tyler Lindbloom with Interstate Engineering, Jay Steinmaser with Knife River and Kelly Gebhardt met with the Commissioners. John Bach, Veronica Meyer and Steve Aldinger with Interstate Engineering were present via zoom. The lighting cans have been placed and poured concrete hanger approaches have been removed and graded. The low spots on the taxiway need milled and the high spots need ground down and then sealed with oil but it needs to be at least 60 degrees so they will have to do it next year. Mr. Aldinger wants to push the electricians to get the lights up and working as soon as possible. Work now is weather dependent.

Road and Bridge Supervisor Stockert and Secretary Kenner gave their weekly report to the Commissioners. The West District site meeting on the 21 was cancelled. They have put a help wanted add in the Round Record and will open the application at the November 16, 2020 meeting. They will be purchasing 2 Conex boxes for storage. There was a concern from a resident regarding the bus route on Dean Creek road. Mr. Stockert is going to talk to the Lavina School to work on a plan. Today they are plowing snow and getting the 2nd truck geared up to plow and sand. Blading done on #4 Road and Horsethief. The Goffena site is completed and only seeding is now required. A tree was cleared off of Hawk Creek.

Duane Snook met with the Commissioners to update them on changes on the Board for Homes on the Range. They had a special meeting on October 14, 2020. Rose Blum has stepped down as President. Duane Snook is now president, Brenda Vescovi is Vice President and Dolly Boyd is Treasurer. Donna Marsh and Dave Burgeson are also on the Board. They have asked Mike Morgan, Gil Majerus and Pam Carter if they would like to be on the Board and Julie Gantner as a resident member. They meet every 3rd Wednesday of the month at noon. The 2 loans that they had have been paid in full.

DES Coordinator Harper and Fire Warden Russell (via GoToMeeting) met with the Commissioners. The Bair Collins Project will be done in 2 or 3 weeks and they will need to talk to FEMA about future planning. They are reviewing a Floodplain permit for MDT. We will be rescinding Stage 1 Fire Restrictions on todays 3:00 business. There is a Burn Permit violation that is being investigated. There was 1 new address given last week.

County Agent Solf had the Commissioners sign the County Agreement between Musselshell County and MSU Extension.

There was a Department Head meeting over the lunch hour.

Public Comment:

Gary Eliasson was present and wanted to know what was going to go on with the County property by the River. Commissioner Borner said they haven’t even discussed it yet and will let him know when they get to that point.

Larry & Karen Lekse joined the meeting to let them know that Western Road is really bad and needs some work. Commissioner Borner will let the Road Department know. They also said that while the DEQ was working on the Bair Collins Project the damaged the ROW easement they have with Conoco Phillips. Commissioner Borner will cc Mr. Lekse in an e-mail to Scott Graham about the issue and get it resolved.

Commissioner Goffena made the motion to approve and sign application for payment #4 to Knife River for AIP 3-30-0066-015-2020. Commissioner Borner seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Commissioner Goffena made the motion to approve and sign Contractors Gross Receipts for Knife River AIP 3-30-0066-015-2020. Commissioner Borner seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Commissioner Goffena made the motion to sign the Warranty Deed for Lot 8, Block 16 of the Original Townsite of Melstone from Musselshell County to the Melstone Area Foundation. Commissioner Borner seconded the motion. Motion carried.

The Commissioners did claims on Thursday October 15, 2020.

Commissioner Borner signed the DLA MEPA document for Theresa Doumitt on Thursday October 15, 2020.

Claims for the seconded round for October were $1,043,782.84.

 

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