Lincoln County Port Authority: Tuesday workshop to get county commissioners, staff up-to-speed with the Port

Print Article

Lincoln County has scheduled a workshop to bring county commissioners and staff up-to-speed with the Lincoln County Port Authority’s operations as it seeks applicants for two openings on the Port’s new governing board.

The workshop will take place 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Feb. 6 in the Lincoln County Courthouse room where the County Commission meets.

The Commission on Jan. 24 created the new board when it approved Resolution 999, which dissolved the nine-member volunteer board that had governed the Port Authority since its inception in 2003.

As outlined in Resolution 999, the three county commissioners — Jerry Bennett, Mike Cole and Mark Peck — all sit on the board, and will be joined by two citizens.

At the Commission’s regular Wednesday meeting, County Administrator Darren Coldwell noted that notices about the two openings were placed in local papers earlier in the week and would run for two weeks.

Even though the three commissioners would represent a quorum of the board were it to meet, Coldwell said after the meeting that the commissioners would wait for the two other members to be chosen before dealing with any Port Authority business.

Tuesday’s meeting, Coldwell said, would help familiarize the county’s finance department with the Port’s books, and broaden Commissioner Cole’s understanding of the Port.

Cole, as Eureka’s representative on the Commission, has dealt less with Port Authority issues than Bennett, who had sat on the previous governing board, and Peck, who represents Libby, where the Port is located.

The commissioners asked Port Authority Executive Director Tina Oliphant and Operations Manager Brett McCully, the Port’s two employees, to apprise them at Tuesday’s meeting about current leasees, sources of revenue, outstanding issues and other items.

Print Article

Read More Front Page Slider

Lincoln County: Health staff proposes measures to cover gaps left by mental health center closure

February 16, 2018 at 8:26 am | Western News By JOHN BLODGETT The Western News Lincoln County health officials and health care providers have made strides in filling the void left by the Jan. 2 closure of Western Montana Mental Health Center ...

Comments

Read More

Seven resignations from Libby schools include five retirements

February 16, 2018 at 8:26 am | Western News The Libby Public Schools board at its Feb. 12 meeting accepted resignations from seven people, five of whom are retiring. Retiring are Terri Rowan (second grade teacher), Jeff Gruber (Montana histor...

Comments

Read More

Libby City Council: Proposed revisions to rules include process for appointing council members

February 13, 2018 at 8:52 am | Western News The Libby City Council spent about 45 minutes of its Feb. 5 meeting working on revisions to its rules of procedure, which include a new section on filling council vacancies. In addition to including...

Comments

Read More

Libby and Troy schools granted $2.25 million for literacy projects

February 13, 2018 at 8:53 am | Western News By BENJAMIN KIBBEY The Western News Libby and Troy Schools plan to create long-term programs to help students move seamlessly between subjects, grades and even school districts with help from rec...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(406) 293-4124
311 California Ave.
Libby, MT 59923

©2018 The Western News Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X