Commission has light schedule

Commission has light schedule
AWARD WINNER — The I-O’s own Barb Endler placed first in the Best Single Ad (Spot Color) category at the Montana Better Newspaper Contests awards 124th annual convention held in June in Kalispell. The judges commented, “Great ad! Love the graphics and use of color, which draws our attention to the ad; Crisp and clean.” The reason this is late getting in the paper is because there were problems in getting the special wood engraved plaque to us. Better late than never. Way to go, Barb! I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
   The county commissioners had a light agenda scheduled on Wednesday at their regular business meeting.
   Commissioner Cyndi Johnson was in attendance at a NACo conference.
   Commissioner Joe Christiaens moved to approve the excavation agreement requested by Pamect Oil to engage in excavation on and under the Lederer Road S. to the corner and then east two-tenths of a mile on the south side.
   The purpose is to install a culvert and approach into a pumping unit.
   Commissioner Sandy Broesder seconded the motion and the approval passed on a 2-0 vote.
   It was noted that the county is the recipient of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for economic development and has used Sweetgrass Development for the regional loan servicing.
   At this point the loan will be repaid by the business initially loaned funding under the grant (administered by the Port Authority and passed-through to Sweetgrass Development).
   The paid-back funding can then be loaned to other businesses for economic development.
   Sweetgrass Development has notified the county that it has not established a business process for the revolving funding and will not be able to serve Pondera County in this capacity.
   Great Falls Development Authority has in place a loan serving business practice and is willing to serve the county and CDBG in this function.
   The county moved to enter into a loan serving agreement with Great Falls on a 2-0 vote.
   The commissioners approved payment on an invoice from Nelcon, Inc. in the amount of $2,025 for repairs to the water line to the Brady Fire Hall.
   The next regular meeting of the commissioners is Wednesday 10 a.m. in the courthouse. The public is always invited to attend.