At their regular business meeting on Wednesday, county commissioners approved an airport lease agreement.
Dan Brown approached the commission and would like to build a hangar at the Conrad Airport and lease the ground from the county.
The building will be 30x40 or 1,200 square feet.
Commissioner Joe Christiaens moved to approve the lease agreement for property at a cost of 10-cents per square foot ($120) per year and to pro-rate 2010 from June 1 to Dec. 31.
Commissioner Sandy Broesder seconded the motion and it passed on a 2-0 vote. Commissioner Cynthia Johnson was in Helena on county business.
CHIPPING UP — Freshman Cowgirl Tori Fladstol chips onto the ninth green at the Choteau golf course on Saturday morning. Fladstol carded a 93 for the day and won a chip-off to place second in individual competition. I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
After what seemed like a ton of snow earlier in the week the golf teams were able to get back on the course.
A JV golf meet still had to be cancelled in Choteau, but their varsity tournament on Saturday was played in Chamber of Commerce type weather.
The Cowboy team came on to smoke the competition and take first place with their overall depth. Four players were in the 70s for their round.
Conrad placed first with a 303 team score. The other squads placing and team scores went like this: Fort Benton 327, Fairfield 328, GF Central 364, Choteau JV 366, Cut Bank 384 and Sunburst 389.
SPRING STORM — Old man winter just doesn’t want to go away as Mother Nature seemed to think we needed a few more inches of that wonderful moisture in the form of snow. Don’t put your shovels away yet. I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor
It’s just a sign of the times.
Mayor John Shevlin, representing the Pondera Shooting Sports Club (PSSC) met with the county commissioners on Wednesday and informed them, “We are strapped for cash, we need money.”
The PSSC, according to Shevlin, would like to run (liability) insurance under the umbrella of the county.
The organization cannot get insurance through the NRA (National Rifle Association) because the building is too big and too far outside the city limits.
Commissioner Cynthia Johnson commented, “I think it’s a great idea.” Clerk and Recorder Janis Hoppes noted that the PSSC would need to be on the county policy by June because there is going to be a rate increase in July.
The club building is situated on county owned property which is leased to the PSSC.
The commissioners will talk with County Attorney Mary Ann Ries regarding the feasibility of the request and an agreement with the PSSC. They will also contact the county’s insurance carrier for input.
With that, the motion was made and passed for the county to proceed with allowing the PSSC to pursue liability insurance under the county’s plan.