County commissioners approve airport lease

At their regular business meeting on Wednesday, county commissioners approved an airport lease agreement.

Dan Brown approached the commission and would like to build a hangar at the Conrad Airport and lease the ground from the county.

The building will be 30x40 or 1,200 square feet.

Commissioner Joe Christiaens moved to approve the lease agreement for property at a cost of 10-cents per square foot ($120) per year and to pro-rate 2010 from June 1 to Dec. 31.

Commissioner Sandy Broesder seconded the motion and it passed on a 2-0 vote. Commissioner Cynthia Johnson was in Helena on county business.

Polling places for the upcoming primary and general elections were designated by the commissioners.

Precinct 19 will vote in the  Brady Community Center from noon to 8 p.m.

Precinct 20 is in Heart Butte High School from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Precinct 23 is in the Dupuyer Community Center from noon to 8 p.m.

Precincts 24-27-28 will vote in Norley Hall at Blue Sky Villa from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Precincts 34-35 will vote in the Valier Civic Center from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

All polling places are handicapped accessible and an AutoMARK machine is available at all polling places.

A resolution passed declaring three Dell computers and monitors as surplus property.

A management agreement was approved between Sweetgrass Development Corporation and High Plains Financial, Inc., was approved for the management of the county’s CDBG RLF (revolving loan fund) loan on repayment funding.

A letter will be drafted to the Montana Department of Commerce re-affirming the sub-recipient agreement between the county and Sweetgrass Development Corporation which is already in place and functioning.

From an earlier meeting, the commissioners moved to purchase two electric six-burner stoves with single ovens for use in the community and senior center, if the price for both does not exceed $500 total.

The commissioners had a budget amendment moving $1,555 from the operating fund to which the weed board requested to be transferred back to the Weed Grant fund for future needs.

With no objections from a public hearing, the request passed.

The commissioners have a regular business meeting at 10 a.m. on Wednesday. The public is always welcome and encouraged to attend.