Written by John Plestina
The Roosevelt County Commissioners delayed a decision during the weekly meeting Tuesday, April 29, on merging the Poplar branch of the Roosevelt County Library with the Fort Peck Tribal Library.
With the county librarian in Poplar due to retire and the lack of space in the current county library that is attached to the fire station in Poplar, commissioners are considering a request by the Fort Peck tribes to merge the libraries into the larger library on the Fort Peck Community College campus.
The commissioners are likely to revisit the issue Tuesday, May 13.
In other business, the commissioners considered a request by the Bainville Fire District for a loan of up to $280,000 to finish the interior of the fire department building while the fire department tries to sell property by sealed bid.
Chuck Hyatt, representing the fire district, said the district hopes to sell the property by June 15.
County attorney Jordan Knudsen will research the legality of the loan.
The commissioners delayed a decision at least until Tuesday, May 13.
The commissioners also appointed Hyatt to the Bainville city and county planning boards.