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County To Provide Letter Of Support For Ike’s Pond

The Roosevelt County commissioners have agreed to write a letter of support for Ike’s Fishing Pond and Walking Trail in Culbertson to obtain a grant.

The decision was made during the commissioner’s meeting on Tuesday, March 14.

After a multi-year collaboration with the Town of Culbertson, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and the Culbertson Lions Club, the fishing pond broke ground on Aug. 18, 2020. The pond and walking trail property is owned by the town of Culbertson. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks manages the fisheries part of the park. The 6½-acre project site is located within Culbertson city limits along U.S. Highway 2 just west of town.

Ken Forbregd, project coordinator for Ike’s Fishing Pond and Walking Trail, reported to commissioners that the group is currently applying funds to develop an ADA hard-surface walking path. The group is applying for a grant through the Montana Department of Transportation’s “Transportation Alternatives Program.”

Roosevelt County is likely to have at least as active of a relationship with the North East Montana Children’s Advocacy Center and Victim Services than in the past.

At the meeting, county attorney Janet Christoffersen said the program will work closely with the county attorney’s office and sheriff’s office.

“I just wanted you guys to be aware of the program,” Christoffersen said to commissioners.

The goal of the program is to provide comprehensive support to victims of all ages in the region. By connecting the agencies of the region, the appropriate resources will be properly allocated to ensure the survivors of northeast Montana have every possible need met throughout the criminal justice process and beyond.

The collaboration service includes the counties of Valley, Daniels, Sheridan, Roosevelt, Phillips and Blaine.

Commissioners approved a resolution for Bridge and Road Safety and Accountability Program’s fuel tax allocation. Through the fuel tax allocation, the county will receive $144,406 to replace a slab on County Road 2031.

After some discussion, commissioners agreed to obtain www. as a domain site.

Oelkers explained the approval was just to register the county with the domain.

“A year from now we can implement it, if we want to,” Oelkers said.

Greg Labatte was re-appointed to the weed district board.

The commissioners approved a six-month pay raise for sheriff’s office employee Karla Williams.

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