SHOT UP — An old computer was blown apart by shot gun shells and then left at the fire scene of the Windmill Road fire recently. Crimestoppers is offering up to $500 for information leading to an arrest in the fire. Conrad and Brady teams responded and because of underground flare ups, a fire crew has had to make six return trips out to contain the fire. Call 271-4060 with information. You may remain anonymous. I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
The commissioners approved deeds to the Brady County Water and Sewer District last week.
Several years ago Pondera County turned over ownership and responsibility for the lagoon property outside Brady to the Brady County Water District.
At that time, deeds were not prepared to transfer the title.
County Attorney Mary Ann Ries, drafted quit claim deeds to the property from the county to the Brady County Water and Sewer District. “You are just saying”, Ries said to the commissioners, “You no longer have an interest in it.”
Commissioner Joe Christiaens made the motion and Sandy Broesder seconded it. Motion passed on a 3-0 vote, the third vote coming from Commission Chairman Cynthia Johnson.
In other business, the commissioners set July 25, 10 a.m. in their office as the place to be for a public hearing.
The commissioners will discuss and take public comment on the proposal to increase the hours of the Justice of the Peace Audrey Brown, to a full-time position.
Yearly forage removal agreements with four individuals were approved; Ray and Kevin Moritz, Wylie Gustafson, Ray Denney, and Leonard Wilke got the nod from commissioners to take care of road side forage.
Christiaens moved to appoint Pat Greany and Northern Montana Insurance Services as the local agent for the purpose of providing loss control and claims services in coordination with and approval of MACo, Worker’s Comp Trust, for Pondera County.
Broesder gave the motion a second and it passed 3-0.
There was one encroachment agreement approved, requested by the New Miami Colony to encroach on the county right-of-way at East Lake Road.
They have put in an oil and water trenching pipeline.
Commissioners moved to amend the eligibility requirements for employee coverage for health insurance.
The initial enrollment portion of the policy will provide new employees with dual opportunities for initial enrollment, one being the date of hire of the employee and the other being upon completion of the probationary period of the employee.
The employee may choose either of these opportunities.
The commissioners meet every Wednesday at 10 a.m. in their office to take care of county business and hear the concerns of constituents.
The public is always invited and encouraged to attend these business meetings and view their government at work. Remember, there is no charge, the meetings are free.