Page 2 of 2Mayor John Shevlin was on hand to meet with the commissioners regarding the right of way easements for the exit area of the proposed I-15 overpass project with the MDoT.
Commissioner Johnson noted that the Port Authority would be meeting that same evening and the topic would be discussed and the county and/or the city would have to follow-up to get the easements in place.
In other business with the P.A., Cheryl Curry was on hand to give an update on the Neighborhood Stabilization Program grant.
Earlier this year, (May 20) the county applied for federal, state, and local and private funding to implement a housing program that would assist in the purchase of foreclosed homes in order to sell, rent, or redevelop them.
The county will serve as the pass-through agency for the funds to the P.A. The application was approved for up to $800,000 and up to nine houses to be renovated at any one time.
The commissioners needed to provide the P.A. with a resolution naming the agency as the certifying agent and an agreement to proceed with an OK from the county, which they did.
The P.A., would be responsible for the overall project under the direction of Curry.
She reported that the P.A. had made an offer of a foreclosed property in Conrad and the offer was accepted. She feels the closing of the property will be done by the next of next month. They are also looking at a property in Brady which is being apprised.
On a related matter, a resolution (R-5) was passed appointing the county sanitarian, Corrine Rose, as the environmental certifying officer for activities associated with the environment review process for the Neighborhood Stabilization Program grants.
Commissioner Sandy Broesder reported that there has been an approach installed at the corner of the Dry Fork and Dupuyer roads that was not approved by neither the commission nor the road department.
The location of the approach is such that it could cause serious drift and/or flooding problems.
The commissioners moved to have John Stokes, supervisor of the road department look at the road and to visit with the landowner to determine recourse to the county and the landowner.
The commissioners meet every Wednesday day at 10 a.m. in the courthouse for their regular business meeting. The public is always encouraged to attend.
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