Encroachment agreement updated

John Stokes, Road and Bridge Department Administrator, has combined the separate road opening agreements into one agreement under a new title: Encroachment Agreement.

County Attorney Mary Ann Ries has reviewed the agreement and the commissioners wanted it noted in the minutes that the consolidated Encroachment Agreement will be the established form for permitting.

The form will be loaded on the Pondera County website at www.ponderacountymontana.org and will also be available by hard copy and email.

In another agenda item, Ray Stoetzel and Stokes met with the commissioners regarding an excavation agreement approved by the commissioners on April 11.

The area where Stoetzel was approved to install an irrigation system was in conflict with the culvert flow of Tony Fowler.

Stoetzel agreed to change the path of the installation so it will not conflict with Fowler’s culvert.

In other action at the Wednesday meeting, the commissioners approved a contract with the Department of Public Health and Human Services.

The Master Contract is entered into every seven years and during the term of the contract, task orders and grant awards are made for public health nutritional and prevention grants.

County commissioners meet every Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. in their office at the courthouse.