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7.24.2023 Mon AM BOCC
Steve Kelly gives comments concerning inmates in the jail. People who use the ATM to put money in the inmate’s commissary account pay a 10% fee, which Mr. Kelly thinks is too high. Also, his friend for whom the money was intended didn’t receive the money in his account due to being charged for a hospital bill. Finally, Mr. Kelly would like to see face-to-face visits resume because Covid restrictions are over. Commissioner Branch will look into the situation.
Naomie Peasley, Fairgrounds Manager, says the 40 horse stalls will arrive on Tuesday but they may not get erected until after the Fair. She and the commissioners also discuss the possibility of moving a metal building from the Justice Center site to the Fairgrounds to replace the condemned Commercial Building.
Joe Poulin, Maintenance Supervisor says he’s received a quote to replace the HVAC units on the Granger and Administration Buildings totals $416,766.
Commissioners discuss who has jurisdiction for public health regulations for a trailer park on fee land on the reservation. Commissioner Branch suggest the county enter into a memorandum of understand with the tribal council about this issue.
Meeting adjourns at 10:46