Tuesday March 21, 2023


          ALL PRESENT:  Commissioner Morse, Chair Pro-Tem; Commissioner Jones via Microsoft Teams; Board Clerk Teri Reitz; Clerk and Recorder Jeff Martin.


          9:30 a.m. PUBLIC HEARING – First Public Hearing for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Funds.  Mr. Thom MacLean, Senior Project Manager stated that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) appropriates Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to the State of Montana Department of Commerce for competitive distribution among Montana’s “non-entitlement communities,” which are defined as those communities outside of the cities of Billings, Missoula, and Great Falls.  Montana has four CDBG Program categories: Housing, Public and Community Facilities, Planning Grants and Economic Development.  The Yellowstone County Commissioner will consider the input from this public hearing and decide whether Yellowstone County will sponsor any proposed CDBG applications for funding.  If the Commissioners decide to support a CDBG project, a second public hearing will need to be scheduled to provide Yellowstone County citizens or the targeted community an opportunity to tell the Commissioners how that project affects them and whether or not they support the project.  Commissioner Morse opened the Public Hearing.  Hearing no comments Commissioner Morse closed the Public Hearing.  No action is needed on this agenda item. 

          PUBLIC COMMENTS ON REGULAR, CONSENT AND FILED AGENDA ITEMS – Hearing no comment Commissioner Morse continued the Board Meeting.

          GEOGRPAHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS – Resolution 23-39 of Intent to Change Name of Exxon Mobil Road to Par Montana Road and Set the Public Hearing Date – Public Hearing Set for Tuesday April 4, 2023, at 9:30 a.m. in Room 3108.  Commissioner Jones made a MOTION to approve Resolution 23-39, Commissioner Morse seconded.  Passed Unanimous. 

          CLAIMS – Batches 23-134, 23-135, 23-136 & 23-137.  Commissioner Jones made a MOTION to approve the Claims, Commissioner Morse seconded.  Passed Unanimous. 

          CONSENT AGENDA – 1.  CLERK AND RECORDER – A.)  Turkey Town Subdivision, S.I.A. and Acceptance of the Public Access and Utility Easement.  B.)  Amended Plat of Lots 7 and 8, Nutting Brothers Subdivision, 2nd Filing.  2.  COMMISSIONERS – Resolution 23-38 to Terminate Request for Proposals for Management of MetraPark and Supporting Documents.  3.  EMERGENCY AND GENERAL SERVICES – Emergency Management Mutual Aid Agreement between Counties.  4.  FINANCE – A.)  Request for Records Disposal – RM88.  B.)  Resolution No. 23-41 to Create RSID 892M Turkey Town Subdivision – Road.  5.  GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SERVICES – Resolution 23-40 to Divide Yellowstone County into Commissioner Districts – Commissioner District Adjustment.  6.  METRAPARK – Kirkness Advertising Agreement with Metra.  7.  SHERIFF – Computer Maintenance Agreement between Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office and City of Billings IT for the period 7/1/23 – 6/30/24.  8.  HUMAN RESOURCES – PERSONNEL ACTION REPORTS – DES – 1 Salary & Other; County Attorney – 1 Appointment; Sheriff’s Office – 1 Appointment; Detention Facility – 2 Terminations.

          FILE ITEMS – 1.  CLERK AND RECORDER – Ace Electric Inc. Notice of Right of Action on Security.  2.  CLERK OF DISTRICT COURT – Disbursements and Checks for February and March 2023.  3.  COMMISSIONERS – Board Minutes – Park Board.  4.  FINANCE – Detailed Cash Investment Report February 2023.  Commissioner Jones made a MOTION to approve the Consent Agenda and place the File Items to file, Commissioner Morse seconded.  Passed Unanimous. 

          PUBLIC COMMENTS ON COUNTY BUSINESS – Hearing no comments Commissioner Morse adjourned the meeting at 9:37 a.m.

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