Commission approves encroachment agreement

County commissioners had a light agenda to complete during their regular Wednesday business meeting.

One piece of business approved was an encroachment agreement requested by the North Central Montana Regional Water Authority to install a new waterline(s) under county roads.

The new lines will be at the Midway Road on the west side of Furlough Road; On Furlough Road, 1,000 feet east of the Primrose Road; On Primrose Road, 3,950 feet on the south side of Sollid Road, at the Brady Road, 1,550 feet north of Chance Road and on Old Shelby Road at the intersection of Legacy Road.

Commissioner Sandy Broesder made the motion to approve, Janis Hoppes gave a second and the agreement passed on a 3-0 vote.

After some discussion, Commissioner Joe Christiaens moved to approve the Cooperative Maintenance Agreement for the Conrad Airport among the County, the Pondera County Airport Advisory Board, the county Road Department and the county Weed Board.

The agreement details the responsibilities of each agency and the duties of the airport manager for maintenance on the Conrad Airport.

The motion passed on a 3-0 vote. Interested individuals may see the full agreement on file at the office of Clerk and Recorder office during normal business hours. It is requested you call ahead so they can have the document ready to read.

The commissioners appointed Danielle Dyer to the Community Service Board and re-appointed Betty Olson of Valier to the North Central Area Agency on Aging board. The commissioners approved the renewal of the county’s health group insurance plan with (JPT) Joint Powers Trust, administered by Employee Benefit Management Services. By agreeing to an additional two-year extension to the plan the county can receive a three-percent decrease in the premium, plus have up to 70 percent of the employees on the plan participate in wellness education sessions.

With the three percent credit, the premium for the employee-only coverage will increase from $450.42 to about $490 per month.

A resolution R-32 was passed declaring office partitions and 60 boxes of continuous feed paper as surplus property of no value.

The panels are on their way to the landfill and the paper will be donated to schools or charity organizations. For more information on this contact the commissioners at 271-4010.

The county holds their regular business meeting every Wednesday in the courthouse at 10 a.m.

The public is always welcome and encouraged to attend these free meetings.