Upgrades for 911 system sought

Sitting in DES Coordinator LeAnne Hermance on Wednesday, Undersheriff Jeff Pruttis met with the commissioners to explain the needed update to the 911 call taking system and present a proposal of Third Signal LLC of Missoula to evaluate the system and suggest upgrades.

He explained to the commissioners, “It’s extinct and we’re operating off an XP computer—you know what that’s like,” he said.

After some discussion, commissioner Janice Hoppes moved to accept a proposal of Third Signal in the amount of $4,000 for 911 call taking equipment upgrade, technical and operational requirements development for a new system acquisition.

On a second by Joe Christiaens, the motion passed on a 2-0 vote. Commissioner Sandy Broesder was away on county business.

An intergovernmental agreement for the transfer of monies to the state as a match money for the Medicaid monies for “at risk” county affiliated nursing facilities was presented.

The Department of Human Services will transfer $195,177.40 to the nursing home at PMC.

The commission moved to approve an encroachment agreement with Jacob Johnson. The encroachment will be on Frances Heights Road for an approach with a 15-inch culvert on the east side of Frances Heights Road, 400 feet north of the section corner.

A petition to abandon the alley in Block 14 of the Dupuyer town site was signed by the minimum needed (at least 10  landowners in the county) and was received by the commissioners.

Hoppes moved to set June 25 at 10 a.m. in their office for a public hearing on the petition. The motion passed on a 2-0 vote.

Hoppes moved to appoint Stephanie Keil-Harris, Georgia Snortland, and Cheryl Curry as the Post Election Audit Committee for the federal election of 2014.

The motion passed on a 2-0 vote.

The commissioners meet every Wednesday, 10 a.m. in their office at the courthouse to meet with constituents and act on county business.


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