Alderman Wendy Judisch was appointed by the council to replace Mayor Shevlin and Mayor Judisch is currently serving the residents as Mayor.
Under Montana election law, the appointment is only until the next election and the position will be on the ballot this fall.
Three aldermen (council members) will also be elected; two for a four-year term and the third will be for the unexpired two-year term held by Alderman Judisch prior to her appointment as the Mayor.
The alderman seats appearing on the ballot and the current officeholder of each are Ward-1, a one four-year term currently held by Sandy Syvertson and one two-year unexpired term currently filled by Ron Widhalm.
In Ward-2, there is one position that will appear on the ballot, that of alderman and serving in this capacity presently is Wally McHenry.
Ward-1 consists of Precinct-24 and Ward-2 is Precinct-27. The alderman position not up for election this year is in Ward-2 and is held by Karla Breding.
It is not known at this time if any of the current office holders will be filing for re-election to their respective positions.
The purpose of the meeting was to seek a memorandum between the town and the county regarding the proposed drilling of a water well within the town limits but on county-owned property.
Discussion was on possible sites for well(s) and the advantages and disadvantages of each location.
Mayor Graye also presented a proposed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for consideration by the commission.
Commissioner Christiaens made the motion to approve the MoU pending the approval by County Attorney MaryAnn Ries and a FAA engineer, to set the arrangement for future cooperation between the county and the Town of Valier regarding the drilling if a water well within the towns’ limits on county property.
NICE DONATION — Representatives from 3 Rivers Communications, Cheryl Sawyer and Mike Mills present a check for $2,500 to Adele Stenson MSU-Pondera County Extension Agent and three 4-H members from Pondera and Teton counties who are enrolled in the Robots 4-H Project. 3 Rivers awarded the grant to help build the robotics program in Pondera County. The grant purchased several robotics kits. Courtesy Photo from 3 Rivers Communications
Submitted by Adele Stenson P.C. Extension Office
When you think of 4-H, you might think of “cows and plows” but like everything else, 4-H has evolved over time.
Agriculture is still an important component of the program, but 4-H now offers a variety of other projects to meet a myriad of interests.
One of the newer 4-H projects available in Pondera County is Robotics.
The program got its start a couple years ago with two kits purchased from local donations. This year, 4-H parent Lisa Schmidt and her son Will teamed up with MSU Extension in Pondera County to grow the program with additional resources.
Schmidt wrote a grant proposal to 3 Rivers Communications to purchase additional Robotics kits, including some geared toward elementary age children and some geared for middle school age youth.