County adopts resolution for building for lease applications

NEEDS ASSESSMENT  —  On the left, Cynthia Grubb, RN, Director of the Pondera County Health Department and Lisa Hanson, Director of Business Development/Marketing at PMC stand by one of the displays at the community health assessment at PMC on Thursday. This is a joint effort of a number of health care entities to find out what communities feel are specific health care needs in their community.  I-O Photo by Buck Traxler





After holding a public hearing on Wednesday morning, the commissioners on a 3-0 vote passed a resolution, R-5, for adopting a building lease or rent application and review process.

The last session of the Legislature established a new review process applicable to buildings for lease or rent which is effective Sept. 1.

Local governments must (state mandated) establish regulations that guide the application and review of the creation of four or more buildings for rest of lease on a single tract or land.

No public comment was received at the hearing.

Following the hearing the commissioners passed R-5 to adopt the new proposed regulations.

The resolution received a motion from Janice Hoppes and a second from Sandra Broesder. It passed, 3-0, with a vote from Joe Christiaens, commission chairman making it unanimous.

The full resolution may be read at the Clerk and Recorder’s office in the courthouse during normal working hours. It is requested you call ahead to view the document.

The commission also approved and passed R-6 which deals with the abandoning of a county road.

A public hearing on the matter was held on Wednesday in the commissioner’s office at the courthouse. There was no one appearing to voice an opinion and no written comment was received.

On a 3-0 the commissioners resolved to abandon a road on the Brady School property, (3rd Ave. North between block 19 and 20 and Larson St.).

In other business, the county moved to approved an encroachment agreement requested by North Central Montana Regional Water Authority to encroach on the north side of Legacy Road to provide access to a water boost station.

The agreement passed on a 3-0 vote of the commission.

Conrad Mayor Wendy Judisch was on hand to see about requesting more funding for the city street light improvement project.

She was informed that the city may submit a formal request for additional funding from the county.

The commissioners meet every Wednesday at 10 a.m. to conduct county business.

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