Final drawdown for builder approved

29_lieap-move_9715MAKING THE MOVE  — Joelyn Fleisher, LIEAP (Low Income Energy Assistance Program) director, looks over an inventory list as movers from Great Falls move them and the North Central Area on Aging from the Pondera Village Mall to the newly remodeled Pondera Center at 331 S. Virginia. For information about LIEAP, you may contact Fleisher at 271-7553.  I-O Photo by Barb Endler





Drawdown #4 in the amount of $48,530.96 was approved by county commissioners on Wednesday to pay Pheasant Run Builders (PRB).

It comes under the terms of a Loan Agreement with the Board of Investments’ InterCap Loan for the new community center, now officially known as the Pondera Center.

PRB will receive $31,038.26 for payment on the contract and $5,222.70 for re-painting that wasn’t done right the first time.

3 Rivers Communication will receive $12,270 for internal network and wiring at the Pondera Center. The drawdown was approved on a 2-0 vote with Joe Christiaens and Sandy Broesder voting. Chairperson Cynthia Johnson was not present due to an excused absence.

Commissioners approved a scanning agreement with Digital Scanning & Imaging, Inc., (DSI) for scanning services of land records in the Clerk and Recorder’s office.

The project will be a joint venture between the county and First American Title Co. with the cost to the county being approximately $11,000.

DSI will also pick up half the cost on their part for the project. The agreement passed on a 2-0 vote.

In other Wednesday morning business, the commission, by resolution, authorized the forgiveness of repayment of a loan by the Port Authority (PA) of $14,962.50. It is treated the same as a transfer fund the general fund to the PA fund.

The measure passed on a 2-0 vote.

A subcontractor agreement for the WIC (Women, Infants and Children) program was OK’d.

Teton County will be the lead for the program. Pondera County will receive $21,286 for FY-2011-12 for their part in the special supplemental nutrition program.

The measure passed on a 2-0 vote.

The commissioners declared two 12-foot cattle guards as surplus property with an appraised fair market value of $150 per ton.

They will be sold “as is” to the public from the front steps of the courthouse at 10 a.m. Nov. 30.

Five abatements were approved, $57.92, $115.79, 34.99, $827.23, and $116.46 respectively.

Two parking signs for handicap parking at the Pondera Center were purchased from Cope Graphics of Conrad for $184.50.

Commissioners endorsed the purchase of a used 2002 John Deere 160C excavator with 4,508 hours on it from Doug Miller of Kalispell for $49,500.

An excavation order got a nod, requested by the Kingsbury Colony, to engage in excavation on and under the Kingsbury Colony Road for the purpose of installing a water line.

Commissioners are working on lease charges for the common area of the Pondera Center when used by the public for functions. There will be more on this after it is clarified and the drafts become final.

The commissioners meet every Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. in their office to conduct business.

The public is always welcomed and encouraged to attend to voice an opinion or to view their local government at work.