REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Tuesday November 14, 2023

 

 

ALL PRESENT: Commissioner Ostlund, Chair; Commissioners Jones; Board Clerk Teri Reitz; Clerk and Recorder Jeff Martin.

PLEDGE: MOMENT OF SILENCE, Held.

MINUTES November 7, 2023. Commissioner Jones made a MOTION to approve the Minutes, Commissioner Ostlund seconded. Passed Unanimous.

9:30 a.m. PRESENTATION A.) Resolution 23-122 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Proclamation. Ms. Ann Hefeneider gave some background. Commissioner Jones read the proclamation into the record. Commissioner Jones made a MOTION to approve Resolution 23-122, Commissioner Ostlund seconded. Passed Unanimous. B.) Beartooth RC&D Annual Report and MOU. Mr. Joel Bertolino, Executive Director, Ms. Nan Knight, Finance Director, and Ms. Jacy Head, Economic Development Director gave an update. Commissioner Jones made a MOTION to approve the MOU with Beartooth RC&D, Commissioner Ostlund seconded. Passed Unanimous.

PUBLIC COMMENTS ON REGULAR, CONSENT AND FILED AGENDA ITEMS Hearing no comments Commissioner Ostlund continued the Board Meeting.

METRAPARK MetraPark Update. Mr. Stoney Field, General Manager stated that NILE just got over and it was a tremendous event. He also stated that the curbing project has been started in the front of the arena. Mr. Field stated that Jon Pardi has been rescheduled for next year. Mr. Cody Reitz, Marketing Director stated that he just returned from the RMAF Conference in Idaho where he was elected to the Board of Directors. Ms. Darcie Tempel was also elected as the Treasurer. Mr. Reitz stated that they have entered into an agreement with Source Management Group to help with booking events for MontanaFair.

COMMISSIONERS Resolution 23-123 to Cancel the Yellowstone County Board of Commissioners Tuesday December 26, 2023, Board Meeting. Commissioner Jones made a MOTION to approve Resolution 23-123, Commissioner Ostlund seconded. Passed Unanimous.

LAUREL PLANNING DEPARTMENT Lazy KU Subdivision Preliminary Major Plat. Mr. Kurt Markegard, Laurel Planner stated this 32-lot subdivision is located north of the intersection of Danford Road and 72nd Street West, legally described as tract 5 of COS 2301 and lot 12 of Lazy KU Subdivision situated in the S.E. of S25, T01S, R24E. This subdivision is the second filing of land adjacent to Lazy KU Subdivision which was recently approved for subdivision. Mr. Markegard went through the proposed conditions. Commissioner Jones made a MOTION to conditionally approve Lazy KU Subdivision 2nd Filing with the SIA and the Findings of Fact, Commissioner Ostlund seconded. Passed Unanimous.

CLAIMS Batches 24-064, 24-065 & 24-066. Commissioner Jones made a MOTION to approve the Claims, Commissioner Ostlund seconded. Passed Unanimous.

CONSENT AGENDA 1. CLERK AND RECORDER A.) Plat of Lip Subdivision, 2nd Filing, S.I.A., and Acceptance of the Dry Hydrant and Temporary Turnaround Easements. B.) Conditional Approval of Buster Subdivision and the S.I.A., Conditioned on Approval from Riverstone Health. 2. COMMISSIONERS A.) Board Reappointments Linda Lien & Rebecca Jeter to Historic Preservation Board/Robert Ruble & Richard Cebull to Fuego FSA Board. B.) Commissioner Board Reappointment Commissioner Ostlund to South Central Regional Juvenile Detention Board. 3. EMERGENCY AND GENERAL SERVICES Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) Grant Extension Request Letter. 4. FINANCE A.) Signature Authorization Form for DNRC Project Yellowstone County BBWA Main Canal. B.) Resolution No. 23-125 to Create RSID 899M Lipp Subdivision 2nd Filing Road. C.) Resolution No. 23- 126 to Create RSID 900M Lipp Subdivision 2nd Filing Dry Hydrant. 5. PLANNING DEPARTMENT Contract with Sanderson Stewart for the Completion of the West Billings Neighborhood Plan. 6. HUMAN RESOURCES PERSONNEL ACTION REPORTS Youth Services Center 1 Appointment; Public Works 1 Appointment; Detention Facility 1 Salary & Other, 1 Termination; MetraPark 1 Termination.

FILE ITEMS 1. CLERK OF DISTRICT COURT Checks and Disbursements for October 2023. 2. COMMISSIONERS Board Minutes Tax Appeal Board 11/1/2023. 3. FINANCE Detailed Investment Report October 2023. Commissioner Jones made a MOTION to approve the Consent Agenda and place the File Items to file, Commissioner Ostlund seconded. Passed Unanimous.

PUBLIC COMMENTS ON COUNTY BUSINESS One person spoke about the concerns regarding the jail overcrowding and issues law enforcement face every day. They also mentioned concerns about the Youth Services Center. Hearing no other comments Commissioner Ostlund adjourned the meeting at 10:06 a.m.

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