Approach agreement rescinded, then reapproved by county

Commissioners moved to rescind an approach agreement approved for Jim Nelson, from the last meeting, to encroach on the Pondera County Road right of way described as the Bullhead Road.

It is for the purpose of installing a temporary approach on the south side of the road, with no culvert.

The agreement should have been in the name of MATL, LLC rather than Nelson.

Following the rescind motion, Commissioner Sandy Broesder moved to approved the approach agreement requested by MATL, LLC to encroach on the Pondera County Road right of way for the purpose of installing a temporary approach on the north and south side of the road, with no culvert.

The motion passed on a 3-0 of the commissioners.

In other business, Jack Holden and Kevin Forbes were on hand to finalize terms of lease agreements between the county and B&B and Buchanan at the Valier Airport.

Commissioners also approved a Service Provider Designation form naming the Center for Mental Health as provider to received earmarked alcohol tax monies and or state-approval for the provision of chemical dependency treatment and prevention services in Pondera County.

A resolution, R-34, was passed on a 3-0 of the commissioners.

It authorizes a budget amendment for the Immunization Action Program grant (IAP).

The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services has notified the county of additional grant funds totaling $3,916 for IAP.

This came as a result from the Health Department exceeding their contractual obligations by inspecting all day care facilities in Pondera County.

The commissioners held a hearing on Wednesday and there were no comments or objections.

The budget fund will be amended to show the receipt and expenditures of the old amount, $3,966 to the new amount, $4,313.52.

In other business, the commissioners moved to approve the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) draw  #10 in the amount of $17,966.80 for additional expenditures at the two housing projects in Conrad.

Cheryl Curry, executive director of the Pondera Regional Port Authority was on hand and reported there are buy-sale agreements on the two remodeled NSP homes in Conrad.

The county commissioners have a regular business meeting every Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. in their office.

The public is encouraged and invited to attend and see their government at work first-hand.