Posts made in June, 2016


COMMISSIONER MEETING May 2, 2016 Commissioner Laura Obert called the meeting to order at 10:00 a.m.  Commissioners Franklin Slifka and Nick Korthals were also present. Commissioner Obert asked for a moment of silence in honor and memory of former Senator Conrad Burns, who served 3 terms, and was the only Republican Montana Senator to be re-elected. Public comment:  Paul Bray thanked the Sheriff’s department for the swift apprehension of the antler thieves. Bill Amsk asked to be on the agenda.  Cory Swanson requested budget training be scheduled, and asked about the county compensation board.  Larry Wright asked if the public can attend the budget training meeting. Montana Minute:  Commissioner Slifka said the Spokane firm finished the core drilling on the river at Toston.  Commissioner Korthals watched the NFL Draft, where a Carroll College graduate was drafted by the Green Bay Packers.  Commissioner Obert commended Kirk Flynn, Justice of the Peace and Rotary members who planted 54 trees at the Golf course on Saturday, and commended volunteers and partnerships in the county.  Dana Rauser is thankful to live in Montana, and not in Tacoma/ Seattle where he attended a meeting last week.   Wynn Meehan is grateful there was no fatality in the house fire last week, and praised the cooperation among departments during the incident. Commissioner updates:  Commissioner Slifka had several phone calls.  Commissioner Korthals attended hospital meetings and met with the public.  Commissioner Obert attended the Board of Crime Control “Do the Write Thing” celebration in Helena, in which Judge Sherlock was the MC. Fifteen essays on youth violence by teenagers were read, with the top two eligible to travel to Washington DC.  She also attended the MHLAC (Mental Health Local Advisory Council) and LEPC (Local Emergency Planning Committee) meetings. Commissioner Korthals move to approve minutes dated 4/21/16 and 4/25/16.  Motion seconded by Commissioner Slifka and carried. Dana Rauser, Road and Bridge, appeared for the monthly update.  He attended the NACE conference in Tacoma as second vice president of MACRS (Montana Association f County Road Supervisors).   During the bridge conference, Dick Anderson and Sletton Construction received national awards for the Deep Creek Bridge project.  The crew is working on roads in several areas of the county.  He asked the Commission to consider joining National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA), a government agency serving as a municipal contracting agency. Membership is no cost, liability or obligation. Work on the old Toston Bridge was discussed. Wynn Meehan, Sheriff, was present for the monthly update.  Two officers are attending advanced core training.  He has attended Rotary, Lions and City Council meetings.   Public safety in the county has progressed from 110-1300 calls per year...

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