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 By Leonard Wortman    News    April 5, 2017

County Commission Update

HI Folks, At our last couple of meetings, we gave final plat approval for the Phillips Minor Subdivision near Jefferson City and approved an amended plat for Lot 4-A Cox Creek and Lot 4 of the...

 
 By Leonard Wortman    News    March 22, 2017

County Commission Update

Hi Folks, At last week’s meeting we reviewed claims and then met with Road Supervisor, Rory Parsons. The Road crews are cleaning up things from the winter. The crew is going back to working four tens for the remainder of the spring, summer, and fal...

 
 By Leonard Wortman    News    March 15, 2017

County Commission Update

Hi Folks, At our meeting Tuesday morning, we met with our new Event Coordinator, Bruce Binkowski. He has been very busy talking with a lot of people. He has commitments from several groups that do events in Jefferson County, but have never...

 
 By Leonard Wortman    News    March 8, 2017

County Commission Update

Hi Folks, At last week’s meeting we reviewed claims at 9:30 and talked with the County Sanitarian, Megan Bullock about water and sewer issues in Clancy. Megan has contracted with Montana Tech to do water sampling and testing within the Town site...

 
 By Leonard Wortman    News    March 1, 2017

County Commission Update

Hi Folks, At our regular meeting last week, we met with Road Supervisor Rory Parsons. The crew has been very busy trying to keep up with winter and spring maintenance issues. One of the big issues this time of year is trying to keep culverts...

 

County Commission Update

Hi Folks, Last week was the Montana Association of Counties (MACO) mid-winter meetings in Helena. Monday, I attended the Agricultural Committee meeting and the Coalition of Forest Counties. Both Committees had speakers that talked about various...

 

County Commission Update

Hi Folks, At our regular meeting last week, we heard a presentation from Joe Willauer, Executive Director of Headwaters RC&D, about a Community Economic Development Strategy. We brainstormed a number of different projects or events that could help...

 

County Commission Update

Hi Folks, Last week at our regular meeting, we open bids for a couple of projects in the Whitehall area. We received ten bids, which ranged from $360,000 to just under $32,000 for the Blowout Project on Pipestone Creek. We will probably award that...

 

County Commission Update

Hi Folks, A couple of weeks ago, I attended a conference in Helena put on by a group called the United Property Owners of Montana. One of the speakers was an attorney from Wyoming named Harriet Hageman. She talked about Regulation Without...

 

Jefferson County Commission Update

Hi Folks, At our regular meeting last week, we gave Final Plat approval for the Elkhorn Crossing Minor Subdivision near Montana City. We chose Cory Kirsch to be the new Presiding Officer (Chair) for 2017. Resolution 02-2017 was approved to keep all t...

 

Jefferson County Commission Update

Hi Folks, At our regular meeting last week we reviewed claims and met with Road Supervisor, Rory Parsons in the morning. Snow plowing has been pretty steady this year and as is par for the course, we have had some issues with snow plows. Over all...

 

Jefferson County Commission Update

Hi Folks, At our regular meeting last week, we started by reviewing claims for the week at 9:30. At 10:00, Road Supervisor Rory Parsons gave us his report for the preceding week. The crew has been doing general winter maintenance and thawing out...

 

Jefferson County Commission Update

Hi Folks, I hope everyone has a merry Christmas and a happy New Year. We have some projects that are going to be moving forward early in the year. The bids for the installation of the Sugar Beet Row sewer system will be going out in early January,...

 

Jefferson County Commission Update

Hi Folks, At our regular meeting last week, we approved Resolution 36-2016 which creates the Sugar Beet Row RSID. We also approved Resolutions 36 and 37 which rescinded Resolutions 25 and 26 that set up the referendum on the Ambulance District and...

 

Jefferson County Commission Update

Hi Folks, We have had several phone conferences over the past couple of months to finalize the loan and grants for the Sugar Beet Row sewer project. The final step will be the creation of the Rural Special Improvement District to take place on...

 

Jefferson County Commission Update

Hi Folks, At our regular meeting last week, we held a Public Hearing and approved Resolution 34-2016 which amends our Budget. This became necessary after the Department of Revenue reached a last minute deal with Northwestern Energy to resolve some...

 

Jefferson County Commission Update

Hi Folks, Well, the election is over. Some of it went the way I wanted and some of it didn’t, but that’s the way it generally works. Even though I was running unopposed, if I spent any money, even encouraging people to vote or to thank them for...

 

Jefferson County Commission Update

Hi Folks, At last week’s regular meeting Resolution 37-2014 Creating Sunlight Business Park RMD was amended. Resolution 31-2016, Resolution Forming the Jefferson County Mental Health Local Advisory Council was approved. Wednesday and Thursday I att...

 

Jefferson County Commission Update

Hi Folks, This morning (Tuesday) the weather looks pretty nasty. It’s a good reminder that winter is just around the corner. At our regular meeting last week, we gave final plat approval to the Huntley Minor Subdivision near Montana City. We had so...

 

County Commission Report

Hi Folks, At our regular meeting last week we opened bids to replace the culverts on Kountz Road across Pipestone Creek with a bridge. The low bidder was Tamietti Construction for $213,730.50. We are going over the bid documents and will award the...

 

County Commission Update

Hi Folks, We didn’t have a meeting last week because we were all in Billings at the MACO convention. Parts of the convention are interesting and informative, while other parts get pretty long. We generally have some good discussions about public la...

 

County Commission Update

Hi Folks, At our regular meeting last week, we discussed a proposal from an air ambulance service to provide coverage for Jefferson County residents for about $49,000 per year. They had presented this to us a few weeks ago, but we wanted to do more...

 

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