NORTH POWELL CONSERVATION DISTRICT
Regular meeting Monday, April 1, 2019
1:30, Deer Lodge Conference Room

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Tracy Manley. Supervisors present were Kevin Ertl, Melany Mannix and Jim Stone. Also present were Don MacIntyre, Carl Hamming, Brad Weltzien, Bret Bledsoe and Susie Johnson.

It was moved by Kevin Ertl, seconded by Jim Stone and motion carried to approve the minutes of the previous meeting.

FINANCIAL STATEMENT:
Treasurer Jim Stone reported $463.89 in the district checking account and $2,404.60
in the district savings account.

District Administrator Susie Johnson provided written financial reports. The balance
in Petty Cash is $88.71 and $46,348.26 in County Funds.

CLAIMS TO BE PAID:
MACD (dues) $ 983.41
NPCD (310 fund to be put into NPCD savings account) 1,346.00
NACD (dues) 101.00
SWCDM (Plant Material donation) 25.00
Total $2,455.41

It was moved by Melany Mannix, seconded by Kevin Ertl and motion carried to pay these
claims and put the 310 funds into the district savings account.

SB-310:

1. NP-01-18, SG Montana, LLC, Trail Creek
Bridge.
On hold for inspection.

NEW BUSINESS:
1. Annual Plan and Long-Range Plan were discussed. The district needs to update their long-range plan to meet the criteria with NRCS new Focus Conservation program. Jim Stone, Brad Weltzien and other partners will work on the district’s long-range plan. The long-range plan needs to cover all resource concerns. This plan needs to be completed by the end of 2019.

OLD BUSINESS:
1. Doug Rohrer was discussed by Don MacIntyre before the district meeting started. Don explained that the case against Doug Rohrer was dismissed by Judge Dayton with prejudice of the misdemeanor action. County Attorney Lewis Smith should not have tried this as a misdemeanor action because it did not relate to the 310 law. The North Powell Supervisors decided not to more forward in prosecuting these old violations and to move forward on new violations as they occur. Don MacIntyre and the North Powell Supervisors will meet with the new County Attorney on April 17th to explain the 310 law and fill her in on what has been happening with Doug Rohrer incase a new development occurs. If the Supervisors come to the County Attorney for a new complaint and doesn’t have enough time to work on a case, the district can use DNRC’s Attorney. Don thought next time there is a violation to just start with the abatement action.

CAMPS AND WORKSHOPS:
1. 2019 Montana Youth Range Camp, June 25 – 28, Bozeman.
2. Range School, May 29th & May 30th, 2019, Judith Basin Conservation District.

AGENCY REPORTS: None.

NEXT MEETING: Monday, May 6, 2019, 1:30 pm., Kyle Graveley, hosting.

Submitted by Susie Johnson Date: April 9, 2019

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