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Commission Minutes

MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2022

9:30 AM CONVENE

PRESENT: Roy Rost, Chairman; Steve Baldwin, Kevin Braun, Members; Kelsey DuCharme, Recording Clerk

FALLON COUNTY COURTHOUSE

The Pledge of Allegiance was held in the Commissioner’s Office to start off the week. PUBLIC COMMENT –AGENDA/NON-AGENDA ITEMS

9:45 AM Kimberly Jensen, AP Clerk joined the meeting.

County Copy/Printing Machines- SBM is no longer in business, and they currently hold the service contracts with the big printers for the county. Kimberly is unsure of what do with printers that are having issues. The Commission would like Kimberly to check around to see if anyone in the surrounding areas works on these machines.

9:51 AM Kimberly left the meeting.

Commissioner Baldwin made the motion to approve the minutes from February 21-25, 2022, with corrections. Commissioner Braun seconded the motion. Commissioner Rost asked for any other discussion; being none. 3

Ayes. 0 Nays. The motion carried unanimously.

10:03 AM Bobby Wiedmer, Road Superintendent and Mitch Overn, Shop Mechanic joined the meeting.

Shop/Road Updates- The Landfill dozer is needing more servicing. The Commission is looking at trading it

off, but that wouldn’t be until the next fiscal year. They will continue to be in communication with the Road

Crew. MACRS is at the end of the month in Great Falls. Commissioner Rost plans to also attend.

MT DOT Road Exchange- The Commission has concerns about the MT DOT road exchange. Shell Oil Road is currently chip and sealed by the Road Department every 4-5 years. Bobby explained that it does need some hot mix right now. The Commission would like to discuss the issue further.

10:19 AM Bobby and Mitch left the meeting.

10:21 AM Shannon Hewson, Jon Brosz, Brosz Engineering; Rich Menger, Sanitarian joined the meeting.

Project Updates- The Waterfall and Parking Lot projects are on hold until the weather gets warmer. A pile at Sikorski’s gravel pit has been measured in the amount of another 15,036 cubic yards.

10:48 AM Rich left the meeting.

10:55 AM Bobby Wiedmer, Road Superintendent; Dale Butori, DES/911 Coordinator joined the meeting.

10:59 AM Cindy Irgens, Recording Clerk; Brenda Wood, Clerk and Recorder joined the meeting.

11:00 AM Darcy Wassmann, County Attorney joined the meeting.

GIS Platform Presentation- Jon explained that Brosz Engineering is trying to guide clients to make the switch to a GIS system to keep information in one place. The GIS platform being presented can keep track of projects, road easements, box culverts, etc. The program can be accessible to anyone with the username and password. The system includes the City of Baker area as well, including Baker Lake. The city has recently hired them to do street evaluations, which will also be recorded in the GIS system. It can be available to the public and make it so it is only in viewer mode, and it cannot be changed. Jon gave the group examples of a sign inventory in Lawrence County in South Dakota that was recently done. Widgets can also be developed, which will separate

the information out to what the viewer is wanting to see. The County would be able to make changes and

updates as time goes. There is an annual fee of $2,000, with a $500 creator license. It is 100% county owned data. Esri is the industry leader in GIS platforms, which is what Brosz Engineering goes through. This could be utilized in many county entities, such as the Weed Department, Parks, Dispatch, DES, Road, etc. Brosz can do as little or as much as the county wants them to do and will charge by the hour.

11:36 AM Bobby, Darcy, Dale, Cindy, Brenda, Shannon, and Jon left the meeting.

11:36 AM Julie Straub, HRM; Shyla Hadley, Fairgrounds Manager; Stacey Moore, Library Director joined the meeting.

Permission to Recall Various Seasonal Employees- Stacey would like to recruit for a seasonal employee for

the library. She also asked if it would be possible for the seasonal employee to work 30 hours per week, rather than 35 hours, and be employed through the pay period in September.

Commissioner Braun made the motion to start recruitment for a seasonal employee for the Library at 30 hours per week and be employed through the pay period in September. Commissioner Baldwin seconded the

motion. Commissioner Rost asked for any other discussion; being none. 3 Ayes. 0 Nays. The motion carried unanimously.

Shyla would like to recall Nikki Stieg for the Fairgrounds Office Assistant. She would also like to recall Riley Schultz. He will be here for a 4th year and will be here through Fair. Shyla is still waiting to hear back from the others. The Fairgrounds will potentially be recruiting up to three seasonal employees.

Commissioner Baldwin made the motion to recall Nikki Stieg and Riley Schultz for the Fairgrounds seasonal positions, as well as start recruitment for the remaining three positions. Commissioner Braun seconded the motion. Commissioner Rost asked for any other discussion; being none. 3 Ayes. 0 Nays. The motion carried unanimously.

11:41 AM Shyla left the meeting.

11:42 AM Stacey left the meeting.

Commissioner Braun made the motion to recall Chanse Hoenke for the Cemetery, Bryant O’Connor for the Golf

Course, recruit three Crew Hands for the Golf Course; Tegan Miller and Rory Lingle for the Outside Maintenance Crew Hands, recruit 1-2 Crew Hands for the Outside Maintenance Department; Traci Bruha for the Museum; and recruit for 6-7 Weed Crew members. The Commission made the decision that recalls must claim their position before Thursday, March 10th at 5:00 PM, or they will have to go through the application process to re-apply.  Commissioner Baldwin seconded the motion. Commissioner Rost asked for any other discussion; being none. 3 Ayes. 0 Nays. The motion carried unanimously.

11:54 AM Julie left the meeting.

11:55 AM Commissioner Braun made the motion to recess. Commissioner Baldwin seconded the motion. Commissioner Rost asked for any other discussion; being none. 3 Ayes. 0 Nays. The motion carried unanimously.

NOON RECESS

1:15 PM RECONVENE

PRESENT: Roy Rost, Chairman; Steve Baldwin, Kevin Braun, Members; Kelsey DuCharme, Recording Clerk

FALLON COUNTY COURTHOUSE

PUBLIC COMMENT – AGENDA/NON-AGENDA ITEMS

1:16 PM Dan Thielen, Member of the Public joined the meeting via teleconference.

EMS Questions- Dan expressed that he feels EMS is a worthy service in Baker and he does not want to see it go away. The Commission explained that they are not looking at getting rid of the service. A feasibility study with FMC was done to see what it would cost for them to take it over. All options are still being explored.

1:19 PM Dan hung up the phone, therefore leaving the meeting.

1:24 PM Alissa Miller, EPEDC; Steve Zachmann, City Mayor joined the meeting.

1:27 PM Laird Sheer, Invenergy joined the meeting via teleconference.

1:30 PM Chase Marston, Invenergy joined the meeting via teleconference.

Invenergy Wind Farm Impact Fees- Chase explained that impact fees for the community are built into their models and are under the assumption that they will be a part of the project. Payments will be made to Fallon and Carter Counties. The counties will need to discuss the logistics regarding an MOU of the specifics to the funds.

The project cost as a whole will be taken into consideration and .5% of the cost will be paid to the counties. The first three years after the construction begins is when the fees are implemented. Once the final layout is ready, and before construction begins will be better to determine the number of wind turbines and the acreage involved in each county. There will be a whole separate haul route agreement. The vast majority of the project layout is in Fallon County but are still researching Carter County as well. Alissa asked about their interest in scholarships and

grants, and they are very interested in these areas. She would like to continue this discussion regarding the scholarships and grants. Chase confirmed that there will be no tax abatements, there will be only production tax credits. The continuous construction locks in both 2020 and 2021 for those years of production tax credits.

1:52 PM Chase and Laird hung up the phone, therefore leaving the meeting.

2:04 PM Alissa and Steve left the meeting.

2:20 PM Carl Overland, Shooting Range Board Member; Shane Bettenhausen, Jim Leischner, Shooting Range

Attendants; Kimberly Jensen, AP Clerk joined the meeting.

Permission to Open Checking Account for Online Registration Fees- It has been asked if it would be an option to open a checking account at the Bank of Baker to utilize for online registration fees for Level 2 matches at the Shooting Range. The checking account would be strictly for the use of these registrations. There will be a

$10 service fee for registering. Julie Post, Deputy Treasurer, and Barb Ketterling, Treasurer, will be on the signature card for the account. It was asked if it could be open by May 1st. The Commission agreed.

Commissioner Braun made the motion to allow a checking account to be opened at the Bank of Baker for online registration fees for Level 2 matches at the Shooting Range. Barb Ketterling and Julie Post will be on the signature card for the account. Commissioner Baldwin seconded the motion. Commissioner Rost asked for any other discussion; being none. 3 Ayes. 0 Nays. The motion carried unanimously.

2:33 PM Kimberly left the meeting.

Event Fees, Meal and Other Related Items- A list of potential volunteers for the Level 2 matches was given to the Commission. The volunteers will need to sign a form before the event begins. Trophies will need to be purchased, as well as some type of meal to serve lunch.

2:48 PM Carl, Shane, and Jim left the meeting.

2:54 PM Becky Croy, Member of the Public; Lisa Mitchell, EMS Director joined the meeting.

Ambulance Questions- Becky has concerns about the things she is hearing in the community regarding EMS. There was recently an article in the Fallon County Times that explained the Commission and FMC have discussed the feasibility of FMC being in charge of EMS services. The Commission was simply exploring different options and asking questions to see what that would look like. No actions are being made at this time. The Commission is not interested in shutting down any services. They feel that EMS should be ran by a board, and not County Commissioners. Lisa feels that the Commission is working very hard to find a better solution for EMS and the community. The hospital currently does the billing for EMS, which is why the questions began. Discussion on the surrounding areas and what they do for these services. Becky feels that it would be nice to have a new ambulance garage with showers. Discussion followed.

3:29 PM Brenda Wood, Clerk and Recorder joined the meeting.

3:34 PM Becky and Lisa left the meeting.

Public Hearing – Amend Fiscal Year 2022 County Budget to Accommodate Workforce Crisis Development

Funds-

3:34 PM Debbie Wyrick, Deputy Clerk and Recorder joined the meeting.

3:34 PM – Commissioner Rost opened the Public Hearing for public comment. No members of the public were present.

3:35 PM The Public Hearing was brought to a close.

Commissioner Braun made the motion to adopt Resolution #1079 – Amend Fiscal Year 2022 County Budget to Accommodate Workforce Crisis Development Funds. Commissioner Baldwin seconded the motion. Commissioner Rost asked for any other discussion; being none. 3 Ayes. 0 Nays. The motion carried unanimously.

3:36 PM Brenda and Debbie left the meeting.

COMMISSION WORK SESSION

The Commission reviewed, revenues received, reports, emails and other correspondence, board minutes and agendas.

Commissioner Baldwin made the motion to approve the amendment agreement from Barry Damschen Consulting, LLC for the Landfill. Commissioner Braun seconded the motion. Commissioner Rost asked for any other discussion; being none. 3 Ayes. 0 Nays. The motion carried unanimously.

Commissioner Braun made the motion to allow an e-signature for the MOA for the State of MT DOT Operating Grant/Transportation Assistance for the Council on Aging. Commissioner Baldwin seconded the motion. Commissioner Rost asked for any other discussion; being none. 3 Ayes. 0 Nays. The motion carried unanimously.

Commissioner Baldwin made the motion to accept the MDT Mileage Certification Form. Commissioner Braun seconded the motion. Commissioner Rost asked for any other discussion; being none. 3 Ayes. 0 Nays. The motion carried unanimously.

Commissioner Braun made the motion to allow an e-signature for the Tourism Grant for the Museum. Commissioner Baldwin seconded the motion. Commissioner Rost asked for any other discussion; being none. 3

Ayes. 0 Nays. The motion carried unanimously.

TIMESHEET APPROVAL-

The Commission reviewed and approved February 2022 timesheets in the amount of $546,005.16. They are

filed in the Clerk and Recorder’s Office.

CLAIMS APPROVAL-

The Commission reviewed and approved claims from the end of the month February 2022 in the amount of

$147,348.51. They are filed in the Clerk and Recorder’s Office.

4:20 PM Commissioner Baldwin made the motion to recess. Commissioner Braun seconded the motion. Commissioner Rost asked for any other discussion; being none. 3 Ayes. 0 Nays. The motion carried unanimously.

EVENING RECESS

TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2022

9:30 AM RECONVENE

PRESENT: Steve Baldwin, Kevin Braun, Members; Kelsey DuCharme, Recording Secretary

ABSENT: Roy Rost, Chairman

FALLON COUNTY COURTHOUSE

PUBLIC COMMENT – AGENDA/NON-AGENDA ITEMS

No one appeared for public comment.

9:37 AM Derrick DeHaan, Maintenance Assistant; Robbie Christiaens, Maintenance Supervisor joined the meeting.

Maintenance Updates- Robbie and Derrick are starting to work on the machinery that will be used this spring. The porta-potties will be put out in April, and they will also open up the Parks restrooms. Discussion on the area where the amphitheater was torn out. The Commission is not interested in adding extra parking. They will work on planting grass in this area this summer. Robbie and Derrick will both be attending convention in Great Falls the first week of April.

9:55 AM Robbie and Derrick left the meeting.

10:01 AM Steve Zachmann, City Mayor joined the meeting.

City of Baker Updates- Steve explained that the City is close to being complete with gathering information for the upcoming SID. They are still looking at the exempt properties that are on the State highways and the non- profits. The cost was able to be reduced by about a million dollars. There is no ARPA funding available at this time.  The SID will more than likely start in 2023. Discussion on the upcoming Bridger Pipeline, as they are completely permitted and ready to go. They plan to start as soon as possible.

10:18 AM Kevin Dukart, City Clerk joined the meeting.

The Commission is not in favor of the County Maintenance Crew being in charge of the maintenance of the RV Park bathroom. Steve will do some research and follow-up.

10:21 AM Steve and Kevin left the meeting.

10:27 AM Shyla Hadley, Fairgrounds Manager joined the meeting.

Fair Updates- Shyla gave the Commission the information on the ticket sales for Dueling Pianos. All tickets were sold out and the Fair Board was very happy with the event. There is currently no easy way to set out the arena tarp, which prevents them from being able to put it out with short notice. Shyla gave the Commission a quote for a new tarp roller. It is not in the budget this fiscal year but would like to include it in next year’s budget, if possible. They would prefer to have it before this upcoming fair. No quotes have been received for the announcer’s box yet.

10:38 AM Shyla left the meeting.

11:00 AM Debbie Wyrick, Deputy Clerk and Recorder; Christa Alford, Payroll Clerk joined the meeting.

MACo Dental and Vision Rates- The new updated rates for MACo took a slight increase on both the dental and vision coverage. The Commission reviewed the rates and believes they are reasonable. The Commission signed the renewal.

Commissioner Braun made the motion to renew the MACo Dental and Vision rates. Commissioner Baldwin seconded the motion. Commissioner Baldwin asked for any other discussion; being none. 2 Ayes. 0 Nays. 1

Absent (Commissioner Rost). The motion carried.

11:03 AM Debbie and Christa left the meeting.

11:10 AM Commissioner Braun made the motion to take a noon recess. Commissioner Baldwin seconded the motion. Commissioner Baldwin asked for any other discussion; being none. 2 Ayes. 0 Nays. 1 Absent (Commissioner Rost). The motion carried.

NOON RECESS RECONVENE

PRESENT: Steve Baldwin, Kevin Braun, Members; Kelsey DuCharme, Recording Secretary

ABSENT: Roy Rost, Chairman

FALLON COUNTY COURTHOUSE

1:12 PM Karrol Zachmann, FMC Foundation joined the meeting. PUBLIC COMMENT – AGENDA/NON-AGENDA ITEMS

No one appeared for public comment.

1:30 PM Kassidee Killsdonk, Baker Chamber Recreation Director joined the meeting.

4th of July Celebration- Karrol explained that both the Chamber and the FMC Foundation would like to start up the 4th of July celebration again. They are planning to do different types of funding for the event. The Commission explained that there is little money in the fireworks fund at this time. This event would be completely separate from the fireworks. They would like to include sand volleyball, cornhole, raffles, food trucks, music, etc. They are applying for grants for the radio and newspaper advertisements. Karrol would like to work with Shyla Hadley, Fairgrounds Manager, as well. The Commission does plan to show support for the event in

some way but would like to see what it would cost fiscally before committing. The big white County tent will be available to use.

1:46 PM Karrol and Kassidee left the meeting.

2:00 PM Commissioner Braun made the motion to recess for the evening. Commissioner Baldwin seconded the motion. Commissioner Baldwin asked for any other discussion; being none. 2 Ayes. 0 Nays. 1 Absent

(Commissioner Rost). The motion carried.

EVENING RECESS

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2022

9:30 AM RECONVENE

PRESENT: Roy Rost, Chairman; Steve Baldwin, Kevin Braun, Members; Kelsey DuCharme, Recording Secretary

FALLON COUNTY COURTHOUSE

PUBLIC COMMENT –AGENDA/NON-AGENDA ITEMS

No one appeared for public comment.

9:57 AM Lisa Mitchell, EMS Director joined the meeting.

EMS Updates- Lisa gave the Commission documentation of the new requirements for Medicaid and Medicare. Fallon County EMS is not required to be compliant until August of this year. Pre-authorization is needed for any Medicaid or Medicare patient that is frequently being transported. No other services are currently requiring this. Lisa went into depth explaining the new requirements. She provided the run report for

2022, as well as the previous education and training hours and topics for the EMTs. Class for the EMTs was held last Saturday. Lisa is working on a Medicaid/Medicare data collection instrument. This includes labor costs, equipment costs, facility costs, etc. 10% of reimbursement will be withheld if this is not completed by the deadline. One of the ambulances had just been serviced and started throwing codes. The Road Crew believes that there was probably air in the fuel filter. All patient care reports are completed at this time, except for one.

10:22 AM Lisa left the meeting.

10:54 AM Vaughn Zenko, SMART Director; Melissa Higbee, Chamber Director joined the meeting.

Childcare Project- Vaughn explained that SMART is looking into a bond from the County as a possible funding source for the childcare project. He has been discussing with an attorney regarding the process and all that would entail. One other community has tried this in the past. Vaughn is planning to meet with them this weekend to get more insight. The director for Head Start in Eastern Montana has conditionally committed two classrooms and will provide the operating expense of them, which is estimated at a quarter of a million per year. The plan is for it to be a co-op-based daycare. Vaughn is speaking with some of the larger businesses in town regarding donations, as well as involving the community.  Discussion followed on the struggles of childcare in the county. The Commission would need to decide whether to issue the bond and then it would be in the hands of voters. There are still hopes that some ARPA funding will be available.  Vaughn will speak with Kathy Newell, Elections Clerk, and Darcy Wassmann, County Attorney, about moving forward.

SMART Updates- SMART was approved for the Montana Main Street grant, which will be used for the phasing plan of the Baker State Bank building. SDI Architects will do doing the phasing project. They are asking for public involvement for a community-type boot camp, which will be in March and April at Thee Garage.

Real Estate Investment Co-Op- SMART is working on finalizing the by-laws for the Real Estate Investment Co-Op program. There will soon be a public meeting and the community can make pledges if they wish to be involved. With these funds, they plan to purchase two properties and hire a director. This program will purchase homes, improve them, resell, etc.

Chamber Updates- Melissa is currently working on memberships and trying to get old and new members back as a sponsor. The Recreation Department has been very well received throughout the community. Kassidee Kilsdonk is the new director. Baker Jam will be April 2nd and 3rd.

11:31 AM Vaughn and Melissa left the meeting.

11:48 AM Commissioner Baldwin made the motion to recess. Commissioner Braun seconded the motion. Commissioner Rost asked for any other discussion; being none. 3 Ayes. 0 Nays. The motion carried unanimously.

NOON RECESS

RECONVENE

PRESENT: Roy Rost, Chairman; Steve Baldwin, Kevin Braun, Members; Kelsey DuCharme, Recording Secretary

FALLON COUNTY COURTHOUSE

PUBLIC COMMENT – AGENDA/NON-AGENDA ITEMS

1:10 PM Christina Gaub, Alan Barth, Baker Baseball Association joined the meeting.

Baseball/Softball Fields- Two quotes were brought in for the Commission for the baseball/softball fields. The quotes are very similar; one is for a hoop barn and the other is a pull barn. They are currently planning to use the horse barn corner on the north-east side. The Road Department plans to level the field and bring dirt in once the ground hardens up more.

1:14 PM Christina and Alan left the meeting.

1:26 PM Amanda Williams, Extension Agent joined the meeting.

1:27 PM Julie Straub, HRM joined the meeting.

Permission to Recruit Administrative Assistant- Amanda would like permission to recruit an Administrative

Assistant. They will be answering phone calls, handling foot traffic, etc. Carter County pays 40% of this position.

Commissioner Braun made the motion to start recruitment for the Administrative Assistant position for the Extension Office. Commissioner Baldwin seconded the motion. Commissioner Rost asked for any other discussion; being none. 3 Ayes. 0 Nays. The motion carried unanimously.

1:29 PM Julie and Amanda left the meeting.

1:59 PM Marjorie Losing, FMC CFO joined the meeting.

FMC Financials- Fiscal year 2021 audit was completed. The provider relief funds will have to go through a separate audit. Marjorie reviewed the audit with the Commission in great depth.

2:05 PM David Espeland, FMC CEO joined the meeting.

The January 2022 financials were reviewed as well. It was an average month for FMC. There were 17 inpatient and 30 skilled days. The January financials were reviewed extensively.

FMC Updates- David would like to send out a Request for Proposal for architects and engineers to try to

determine who best fits their needs. The Commission reviewed the RFP. The services included in the RFP will be things like the exterior door and windows, exterior entryways, interior fire doors, office renovations, security system installation, flooring replacement, etc. Each project is estimated to cost between $25,000-$250,000. The RFQ submittals will be scored based on percentages. The Commission sees no issues with the RFP. All projects will be brought to the Commission before-hand. The ice machine was purchased, and they are waiting to get the

glycol lines installed. FMC is working on the next round of community health needs assessment, in a partnership with Public Health. A grant is paying for half the cost of the project. A third-party survey will be coming out later this week. Discussion on the fuel lines, as water is coming in from the ground around the fuel line. There is no water inside the tank. Different possibilities for repairs were discussed.

2:59 PM Marjorie and David left the meeting.

3:55 PM Kevin Dukart, City Clerk; Steve Zachmann, City Mayor joined the meeting.

3:56 PM Cindy Irgens, Recording Clerk; Rick Menger, Sanitarian; Brenda Wood, Clerk and Recorder joined the meeting.

3:57 PM Rich Batterman, City Attorney joined the meeting.

Land Liability Discussion- The license number on the landfill in question is #163. Rich Menger explained that the DEQ dropped the ball on the closure of this landfill and the proper documents were never completed by

them.

4:02 PM Darcy Wassmann, County Attorney joined the meeting.

A memo from May 14th of 2020 was reviewed which explains that when selling this type of land, Fallon County must give full disclosure, restrictions, and location of disposal cells, then the buyer assumes responsibilities for the integrity of the site. The original landowner can never fully divest themselves from all responsibilities in an old superfund site. Rich Batterman read through State Statute and explained that anyone who ever owns or

operates a landfill assumes responsibility. Whoever the purchaser is must be notified of the restrictions of the old landfill site. Rich Batterman does not believe the county has any liability. It would be up to the city to determine what to do about the DEQ. The city will not send a letter releasing the land purchaser of liability. The land purchaser must maintain the integrity of the site. The next step will be putting the notice on record and

discussing with the potential person that bid on the property previously. Darcy will draft a letter for the

Commission signature.

4:23 PM Darcy, Rich, Steve, Rich, Kevin, Cindy, and Brenda left the meeting.

4:25 PM Commissioner Baldwin made the motion to recess for the evening. Commissioner Braun seconded the motion. Commissioner Rost asked for any other discussion; being none. 3 Ayes. 0 Nays. The motion

carried unanimously.

EVENING RECESS

THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2022

9:30 AM RECONVENE

PRESENT: Roy Rost, Chairman; Steve Baldwin, Kevin Braun, Members; Kelsey DuCharme, Recording Secretary

FALLON COUNTY COURTHOUSE

PUBLIC COMMENT –AGENDA/NON-AGENDA ITEMS

No one appeared for public comment.

Commissioner Braun made the motion to sign the MDT Contract for the South Plevna Road. Commissioner Baldwin seconded the motion. Commissioner Rost asked for any other discussion; being none. 3 Ayes. 0 Nays. The motion carried unanimously.

Commissioner Baldwin made the motion to Acclaim Fire Trustees Elected by Resolution for the Baker Rural Fire District for Fred Hoff (3-years) and Vern Stark (3-years). Commissioner Braun seconded the motion. Commissioner Rost asked for any other discussion; being none. 3 Ayes. 0 Nays. The motion carried unanimously.

Commission Braun made the motion to Acclaim Fire Trustee Elected by Resolution for the Plevna Rural Fire District for Cody Rieger (3-years). Commissioner Baldwin seconded the motion. Commissioner Rost asked for any other discussion; being none. 3 Ayes. 0 Nays. The motion carried unanimously.

Commissioner Baldwin made the motion to Accept the Directors Elected by Acclamation and/or Appointment for the North Baker Water and/or Sewer District for Randy Hoenke. There are two director positions that no one has filed for. Commissioner Braun seconded the motion. Commissioner Rost asked for any other discussion; being none. 3 Ayes. 0 Nays. The motion carried unanimously.

Commissioner Braun made the motion to Accept Directors Elected by Acclamation and/or Appointment for the Fallon County Water and/or Sewer District – Stanhope Area for Shawn Lantis and Casey Rost. There is one director position no one has filed for. Commissioner Baldwin seconded the motion. Commissioner Rost asked for any other discussion; being none. 3 Ayes. 0 Nays. The motion carried unanimously.

10:52 AM Mike Madler, Surveyor joined the meeting.

10:56 AM Brenda Wood, Clerk and Recorder; Cindy Irgens, Recording Clerk joined the meeting.

Revised Road Study and Template for Request for Proposals- Mike has made the final changes to the road study. The abandonments are included. A request for proposal has been designed and is in a template form. Any changes deemed necessary can be made before they are sent out. It spells out everything that they would want a contractor to do. The Commission greatly appreciates all Mike has done for the county in completing this road

study. A final bill will be submitted. Discussion followed on possibly implementing a GIS program along with the research being done for the roads.

11:06 AM Mike left the meeting.

11:14 AM Cindy and Brenda left the meeting.

11:15 AM Commissioner Baldwin made the motion to adjourn for the week. Commissioner Braun seconded the motion. Commissioner Rost asked for any other discussion; being none. 3 Ayes. 0 Nays. The motion carried unanimously.

ADJOURN

s/Roy Rost, Presiding Officer

ATTEST:

s/Brenda J. Wood, Clerk and Recorder s/Kelsey DuCharme, Recording Secretary