Bar and grill clean up under discussion

Dupuyer resident Rita Christiaens read her letter addressed to the Commissioners regarding her concern over the Pierre’s Bar fire debris, its health hazards, and unsightliness and its effects over the entire community.

Ted and Vickie Beck, property owners around Pierre’s Bar and Grill in Dupuyer, were also in attendance to voice their concerns about the hazards of fire debris.

Beck stated he has spoken to the Department of Environmental Quality and was told the property owner had been instructed to hire a certified asbestos inspector within 30 days.He stated he had offered to purchase the property for the current appraised value, but the property owner had refused the offer.He hopes to have the property cleaned up by the end of March.

He also noted that he believes that Peggy Usher, landowner, doesn’t understand they just want the land cleaned up and replace the service to the (Dupuyer) community. Beck stated he would like to see the commissioners adopt zoning and ordinance regulations.

He would also like the Commissioners assistance in getting some abandoned vehicles parked along the main street of Dupuyer removed and presented the commissioners with a letter asking for their help.

Beck noted that he plans to have a new café established with a person from Choteau who has experience in the restaurant business move to Dupuyer to manage it.

County Sanitarian Corrine Rose requested permission to attend the National Environmental Association convention in Las Vegas, beginning July 7.

She has educational grant funds available to pay for the travel and registration.Commissioner Janice Hoppes moved and Commissioner Joe Christiaens seconded to approve Rose’s out-of-state travel.The motion carried on a 2-0 vote.

Hoppes moved to approve the Drawdown #4 on the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) #MT-CDBG-11PF-07 for the Brady County Water and Sewer District in the amount of $19,456.48.

Commissioner Christiaens seconded the request.The motion carried on a 2-0 vote.

Sealed bids were solicited for a Minolta CSPro Model EP4000 copier having surplus property value of zero.The solicitation was advertised for two weeks in the Independent-Observer and The Valierian.No bids were received by the due date of Feb. 25.Since that time, a sealed bid was delivered to the Commissioners.

The bid was opened, submitted by Cheryl Greczyk, for the bid amount of $20.

Hoppes moved to accept the bid, pending payment and removal of the copier no later than March 11. Christiaens seconded.The bid and motion were accepted on a 2-0 vote.

No bids were received at a public auction on Feb. 26 for a 2009 Crown Victoria, Hoppes moved to publish a notice in the Independent-Observer and The Valierian on March 12 and March 19 advertising the sale of the car by sealed bid for a minimum of $500, or best offer received.Bids will be reviewed at the Commissioners regular meeting on April 2.

The motion passed on a 2-0 vote.

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