Commissioners approve plat for Sunrise Properties

At their regular meeting on Wednesday, the commissioners approved a plat for Duane VanDyke for the Sunrise Properties minor subdivision. A plan for the subdivision was reviewed for a low impact minor subdivision.

The property consists of 160 acres and the subdivision will create one residential lot currently used for residential purposes and the remained planned for the continued use of Ag practices.

The subdivision is served by the PCSO, the PCRFD andPMC for medical purposes. The division will not create any adverse impacts on area wildlife or habitat.

The commission found that the subdivision complied with design standards and moved to approve the application, which passed on a 3-0 vote.

In other business, Commissioner Sandra Broesder moved and Janice Hoppes seconded a motion to approve an encroachment agreement requested by Ted Crawford for a field access on Williams Road. The agreement passed on a 3-0 vote.

The commissioners approved Resolution-18 creating an immunization billing program and authorizing a budget amendment.

The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services has notified the county of a federal grant of $12,600 for the PCHD for billing of immunization services provided to children, adolescents, and adults.

The budget fund will be established to show the receipt and expenditures of the $12,600 as, supplies $9,198.32 and travel expense of $3,401.68.

R-18 passed on a 3-0 vote.

There was a small amount of discussion on the cities drinking water and the TSEP (Treasure State Endowment Program) grant. The city wants Cheryl Curry from the Port Authority to manage the grant. The paper work for the TSEP has been sent in.

An individual for the Pondera County Shooting Sports Club was in earlier to visit with the commissioners and made a request to transfer two water shares to the Shooting Club.

Commission Broesder and Hoppes were adamant about not transferring water shares. Broesder said, “I will not vote to transfer shares,” with emphasis.

Commissioner Joe Christiaens added, “I don’t think you can transfer shares anyway.”

Hoppes was asked by Christiaens how the hospital was doing. She noted that PMC is, “hanging tough, these are tough times and financially very tough.” Hoppes represents the commission on the board of trustees at PMC.

The commissioners meet every Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the courthouse. The public is always welcome and encouraged to attend and get swept up by the bustling civics-in-action.