Chair Demaree called the meeting to order at 7pm. All members were present and attorney Jamison was attending on the hone. There were no members of the public present.
Parks moved, second by Dalling, approval of the minutes of the last meeting. All voted aye.
Jamison reported on the progress of the lawsuit against the county. The district judge had dismissed the case but the plaintiffs are asking the judge to reconsider that ruling. Jamison believes that their argument is questionable and the county's attorney has replied to it. We are now waiting for the judge to rule on reconsideration.
Director Parks reported on the results of the conversation with 1st Interstate Bank with regards to the address issue. They will have to use their established process which means the address will be in Billings. Director Parks was assigned to research other options with a view to having a final report and recommendation for the February meeting with regards to our options at Bank of the Rockies (Emigrant), Yellowstone Federal Credit Union (Mammoth), and Wells Fargo Bank (Livingston).
Director Demegree reported that county treasurer Larson expects to be able to transfer the districts funds currently held by the county to us by the end of the week.
Director Parks reported that the collection procedures are ready to go once we have a final decision on which bank will be the districts financial institution.
Director Laubach presented the draft advertisement for selecting our administrative manager. He was assigned to get this ad placed in the Community Newsletter and the Livingston Enterprise as soon as the funds transfer to pay for them takes place.
Direct Demaree reported that both the Gardiner Market and the Chamber have office space that we can rent. The chamber's space was offered free, the market would charge us a rent of $100 per month. Director Dalling moved, seconded by Director Laubach, that Director Demaree negotiate a lease arrangement with the chamber based on paying the chamber $100 per month, defining our space and included services. All directors voted aye.
Director Demaree reported that none of the companies she had approached offered director of officer liability coverage for public bodies. However the Big Sky - RAD has such coverage so she will follow up with them and find out who carries their insurance.
Director Demaree reported that a website is drafted and can go live when it is finalized. She will have draft merchant registration forms ready by the next meeting.
There being no members of the public on hand there was no commentary.
Attorney Jamison discussed two more basic ordinances required by the District. Director Laubach moved, seconded by Director Dalling instructing Jamison to have drafts of #1, an ordinance defining our enforcement procedures; and #2, an ordinance defining our appropriation procedures to present to the next meeting. All directors voted aye.
Director Parks moved, seconded by Director Dawson that we pay our outstanding obligations as soon as the funds transfer. All directors voted aye.
The next meeting will be Tuesday, February 9th.
Director Dalling moved, Director Dawson seconded that we adjourn. All directors voted aye.
Meeting adjourned at 8:50 PM.