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County Approves Funds For Culbertson, Wolf Point Projects

Roosevelt County commissioners approved using ARPA [American Rescue Plan Act] Bucket B funds for projects in Culbertson and Wolf Point during their weekly meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 25.

Commissioners approved $251,346.23 to the town of Culbertson for its Highway 2 sewer and water project. Commissioner Gordon Oelkers explained the Highway 2 project will cost a total of about $18 million. The funds from the county will help Culbertson, which will match the $251.346 funds, cover the amount for just the sewer and water project.

Commissioners also approved $440,234.33 for the city of Wolf Point’s water and wastewater project. A smaller amount was earlier approved, but this will make sure that the county spends all of its $921,957,000 received from the state for projects throughout the county.

“This is so we don’t have to send anything back to the state,” Oelkers said.

A total of 21 bids were received regarding purchasing two trailer houses located at McCabe. The highest bids came from Next Resources at $24,100 for the north unit and $18,100 for the south unit.

Funds received will go back into the budgets for the road shop and sheriff’s office.

Commissioners approved a memorandum of understanding between the county and the James E. Shanley Library. The three-year agreement reads that the county will provide $21,100 annually to support the tribal library.

Commissioners accepted the resignation of newly hired deputy Austin Burshia.

Elizaveta Moore was approved to be hired as a deputy for the sheriff’s office. She resides in Bainville.

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