CRUMBLING — This view of the walkway into the Pondera Medical Center shows the deterioration underneath the bridge that is fast becoming unsafe. The PMC board would like to replace the walkway with a new one, similar to this artist’s rendering shown below the bridge. I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
County commissioners, Cynthia Johnson and Joe Christiaens, met with Pondera Medical Center (PMC) trustee chairman Ted Kronebusch on Wednesday.
The purpose was to discuss a proposal for a new walkway into the main entrance of the PMC.
The original cement walkway at the front entrance is deteriorating to the point that it is almost a safety issue and needs to be replaced.
The PMC building is owned by the county and Kronebusch was requesting approval for the hospital board to move ahead with the project and was asking for county approval for the work to be done without going out for bids.
Since the building is (essentially) owned by the public, the board was not certain if they could run with the project without going through the bid process.
Due to a computing problem, a postcard about the survey was inadvertently sent to the wrong addresses. The postcard was intended to alert people that they would be receiving a survey.
To correct the situation, the county’s planning consultants will start over, resending the postcard with correct addresses. The new postcard should be in local mailboxes around Nov. 9. About a week later, the same people will receive the survey questionnaire by mail.
The survey will be sent to a random sample of 568 rural landowners to learn about their views on land use, development and infrastructure issues in Pondera County.
With temperatures in the high 60s and low 70s recently, it really doesn’t seem like Christmas is fast approaching.
The season is upon us though and we haven’t even gotten to Thanksgiving yet.
Nevertheless, Molly Bock, executive secretary of the Conrad Area Chamber of Commerce, tells the I-O that the annual Christmas Stroll and Tree Auction will be on Dec. 4.
The ever popular Tree Auction will be at 7 p.m. and this year will be held at the Moose Lodge. Proceeds from the auction go towards the purchase of new Christmas street decorations.
“We still have a few wreaths and trees available so if anyone wants to decorate one or partner with another business, let me know as soon as possible,” Bock says.