County sets date for two public hearings

With a light agenda, the county commissioners met on Thursday and set dates for two public hearings and had a task order approved.

The public hearings are both set for July 10 at 10 and 10:30 a.m. respectively in the commissioner’s office.

The first hearing is for a petition to abandon a road right-of-way, presented by Jacob Johnson.

The right-of-way does not run with an established or maintained road and the county has no intention of establishing or maintaining a road right-of-way.

Pondera County Attorney MaryAnn Ries has reviewed the statue regarding road right-of-way abandonment and has advised the commissioners that least 10 signatures must be on the petition and a public hearing on the matter must be conducted.

The first motion on a hearing was made by Sandi Broesder and seconded by Janice Hoppes.

The 63rd legislature and Governor Bullock established a new land use review process applicable to buildings for lease or rent, which goes into effect Sept. 1.

The legislation requires governments to adopt a resolution adopting a building for lease or rent application and review process. The resolution can be adopted after a public hearing.

Commissioner Broesder moved to set July 10, 10:30 a.m. in the commissioner’s office for a public hearing on the resolution to adopt a building for lease or rent application and review process.

With a second from Hoppes, the motion passed.

And finally, Hoppes moved to approve a Task Order for the Public Health Emergency Preparedness Grant.

The county will receive $12,143 for FY2013-14 for emergency public health preparedness activities. The motion got a second from Broesder and passed.

The commissioners, unless otherwise posted, meet every Wednesday at 10 a.m. in their office to conduct business.

The public is encouraged and always welcome to attend and get swept up by the bustling civics-in-action buzz of your government at work.