Written by John Plestina
Roosevelt County commissioners voted Monday, June 16, to amend the plat for the Prairie South Subdivision north of Bainville.
Four lots of the existing 40-lot subdivision will accommodate 16 duplex units.
There was a discussion about site cleanup. A consensus among the commissioners was that the builder would comply with a request to clean up the construction site. No conditions were added to the amended plat.
The commissioners also approved a claim for $68,793, the county’s share of the $137,587 a U.S. District Court judge ordered the county and the Wolf Point High School District to pay to the American Civil Liberties Union for court fees and costs in the settlement of the lawsuit that redistricts the Board of School Trustees.
It stems from a consent decree approved by a federal magistrate in April, after the ACLU filed a motion for summary judgment that mandates the Wolf Point High School District to reduce the number of school board members to six, creating five districts with nearly the same number of residents and one at-large position.
The commissioners took the funds from county superintendent of schools Pat Stennes’ budget.
In another matter, the commissioners approved $1,700 the county recently received from the state to become a revenue line item for the DUI Task Force.
The board also approved a $25,000 home visiting grant from the Department of Public Health and Human Services as a revenue line item.
In other business, the commissioners reappointed hospital district trustees Dallas O’Connor and Jim Albertson.