Dillon Tribune Examiner (Dillon, Mont.) 1982-1989, October 03, 1989, Image 1

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C O H f ; h o w v a n a , . r , \ H I ' 3 ' ‘ HV 0 8 0 i960i (Octobers, 1989 V o lu m e 1 0 8 - N o . 4 0 S in c e 1 8 8 1 t i o o d l u c k , B e a v e r s . . . P p g e C - 3 Dillon, Montana 50 Cents i W i / S : ' m c f I U . W . s e e k s g r o u p s ' n e e d s iSe newlyformedUnited Way of Beaverhead County ia seeking area agendee and organizations that have pub- lically-oriented projects and needs to submitrequestsfor potehtial funding. 1 UnitedWay president, Dave Ferris, announced the organisation isbeginning to establish the potential fi­ nancier need for the area ; Jsefore establishingiU fund- ' raising'gods, ; ' Any •• organisation or agency’ In Beaverhead County thathal tax-deduct­ ible status and hae a project or Amding need that will directly help people in the county ie eligible, Ferris -said. i Thoee groups win need to submit an application .to United Way Budget and Allocations Chairman Randy Tommerup, Box 263, Dillon, Montana59726. 'Hie application should include, Ferris said, a letter of appli­ cation, a statement of now the agency or organisation serves the local community: the Mgahisation's annual budget; a statement outlin­ ing current (Vinding meth­ ods; the total amount re­ quested andhow that money will be used; a current copy of Farm 601-C3. A fan ding goal will be es­ tablished from accepted requests, Ferrie eaid, before a fund drive is conducted 'in November. That drive, Ferris ex- 11 concentrate on . donations are, ofcourse, wel­ come. Interested organisations andindividuals may contact Ferris, or Executive Direc­ tor Diane Jeffers, at 683- 4231 for further informa­ tion. A d v a n c e d . . . Vance Eager, administra­ tor for Barra tt Memorial Hospital in Dillon, recently passed the Board of Gover­ nors Examination' of the American College of Healthcare Executives and his requestfor advance ment to membership has been form a l conferral of this status will be July29,1990, at the 66 th convocation cere­ mony ofthe American Col­ lege in Washington D .C. Fager is the first Mon­ tana hoepital administrator to attain the qualification. 11{ ’ a I her... I Dillon's Weatherwatch H L P p t S a p t 2 6 7 5 5 8 S e p t 2 7 6 9 5 0 S * p L 2 8 7 8 4 2 S e p t 2 9 8 3 4 2 8 « p t 3 0 7 2 4 2 T O c L 1 4 3 3 8 . 2 9 O c t 2 3 6 2 9 a n O c t 3 2 5 nm ** X m * t I ' 5 0 y e a r s a g o . . I P \ ' Beaverhead County High School Superintendent DennisKimzeypointsto Margaret Sweeney's name on a plaque in the entrance of the high school. Sweeney, now Margaret Hagenbarth, was County Superintendent of Schools during construction of the buildlhg, A history of the schoiol.which Is having an open house this weekj 18 on page B-1 of this Issue. .. I f aback to square one for the: county commissioners and the concept of an exclusive .public defender for the district court. Bids received from two local law firm s, ranging from $22,000 to $30,000, were rejected T^the recommendations of County Attorney Tom Scott and District Judge Frank Davis. The two men told the com­ missioners Monday they thought the bids' were'excessive and recommended they reject all bids and continue with a court-ap- pointed public defender on a payr as-you-go basis.-., Commission chairinan Randy Tommerup said Tuesday the commissioners expected to adopt the recommendation of the county attorney and district judge and not award the bid at' all. In another matter, the com­ missioners agreed to arrange a meeting with city, county and Beaverhead Economic Develop­ ment officials to consider apply for Title IX federal grants. 'Hie money could be made available, according to B H E D executive Chuck Swysgood, because ofthe loss of employmentat Stoltx and in Beaverhead County that puts the county below the national average. It will be necessary, Swysgood said, to develop, a strategy plan involving the three entities before application for a grant could be made. John Plutt, acounty resident, was denied a variance for three trailer houses; U ^ d e r ^ e |awi when two or more trailer* are on :s a property a trailer court license ~ would W e to be obtained. \W e ~ have no authority when it’s an ~ apparent violation of state law. r > He has to get a license,” Tom- il- merup said. , Sr Seven bids from two agencies 1 for the health insurance of county employees are still being :z considered; *We'ye narrowed it Hi down tjb, a few companies and S we’re asking the agents to come to back in and take thpold policy of Great West life and break it h ■ down for a direct comparison.” S County Road Manager pick £ • Miller told the commissioners ~ work on Carroll Hill was ex- ~ pected to be completed early this ~ . week. H The commissioners plan to zz meet with the Dillon City Coun- S cil Tuesday night, Oct 3, at the multi purpose room of tho court- house for the first in a series of § monthly meetings to discuss city- S county problems and areas fbr S cooperation. ' S - On the agenda for tonight's 5 meeting is the junction ori Sel- H: way Lane and a resolution from £ Mayor Jim Wilson for the comity jr to formally support the bid for a £ new fire hall, which comes , up '£ before voters in the November -* election.'...' . : ' S In addition, Tommerup said,~ V e i l informally throw piifafcH: number of problem areas' for consideration.” The loss of variances for rural landfill sites and the need, to replace the current county landfill west of town is prompt­ ing .the commissioners to seek an increase for annual refuse handling from $25 to $36 per residential unit Additional in­ creases for businesses will be based upon the residential unit rate, county commission chair­ man Randy Tommerup said this week. The rate increase, actually an assessment, will be explained at a publii comment session Thurs­ day evening, O c t 5, at the multi­ purpose building of the county courthouse. If a large enough crowd ar­ rives for the meeting, it will be moved the county courtroom, Tommerup said. The assessmentfor refuse was first assessed, at the rate of $20 per residential unit, in 1980. It was later increased to $25, a rate Tommerup said he had hoped to maintain for at least fiveyears. The current proposal is ayear short of that goal, Tommerup said, but has become necessary due to the need to containerize rural sites and to provide fund- . ing to help move to another loca­ tion two miles west of the pres- • ent landfill site. The county, Tommerup ex­ plained, purchased 640 acres that are more suitable for a landfill, with a low water table (a test well ran to4 4 0 feet before reaching water-and another collapsed diy at 300 feet) and a better bedrock situation. About 4 0 acres ofthe site will actually be developed and at the present rate of usage should last about 40 years before expand­ ing. Projected expenditures for 1989-1990 for the entire opera­ tion, which covers Beaverhead County except for the Lima dis­ trict, are $197,183, about the same as last yeair,' but refuse revenues are expected not to match the level needed. The current assessment wfll provide about $144,000at $36, compared with about $100,000 at the $25 assessment A carryover from surplus accounts, set aside for improvements brings that total up_$179,693 in estimated reve­ nues. Thebalance will come from reserve funds accumulated by the county. O f the expenditures the larg­ est (ingle amount is salaries of $54,883, which includes the addition of another man at the landfill to meet required hours by state agencies. . Fuel and oil amounts to $25,000 and canisters and can­ ister pickup sites account for $35,000. Two monitor wells at the new landfill have cost $26,000. Fencingatboth landfill , sites amounts to $11,000; a pup trailerforcanisterscost$18,000 and contract payments for in­ stalling the monitoring system \and final design and licensing of a new fill runs $13,500. The fencing charge, Bob McWilliams, manager of the refuse department noted, in-, eludes about 80 acres of fencing around the new landfill site, guards and gates, portable catch fences for the landfill trendies while being used and a chain , link fence. Next year’s expected .reve­ nues, including a credit to the carry-over from 1989-90 of $1 7 ,4 9 0 , will amount to $128,760, balanced against $128,000in estimated expenses. No major expenses are planned for the next fiscal year) Tom­ merup said, but a $27,000 de­ preciation account is being set up. McWilliams noted the changes, and the increased ex­ penses, are coming because the variances whidi the state had given the county to allow it to work outside the established regulations have run out, JThay didn’t solve anything, l>ut just stuffed it on down the road.” The county had fought many ofthe impendingchangesinpast years. \Ihe state’s sayingenough is enough, * McWilliams said. Reclamation at the old site has already begun, with about one fourth of the dump, being in stages of reclamation. * ' The current plans have been reviewed by the Department of Health and Environmental Science, Tommerup said.? W M C h o s t s a n n u a l T o w n & G o w n ’ Western Montana College of the University of Montana will host the annual W M C /Chamber ‘Town and Gown\dinnerThurs- day, O c t 5. The public is invited to attend the yearly event de­ signed to recognize new West­ ern faculty and staff and Dillon businesses to the community. The event begins at 6 p.m. with a wine and cheese recep­ tion, followedby dinner at7 p.m., both in the W M C Lewis and Clark Room. The cost for both evdnts is$10per person. Tickets may be purchased at the Dillon Chamber' of Commerce or the W M C President’s Office on campus. Special entertainment for the evening will be provided by David Warner, W M C music professor. D u c k s U n l i m i t e d p l a n s b a n q u e t 1 1 1 i s Almanac __ ____ A-5 IU Business/Ag„....B-2 ■» Classified ____ __ C-5 Community ...... A-3 Sports Life.. ____ C -1 Obituaries- ____ A-5 Viewpoint .........A>2 Safeway - UBC The Dillon Chapter of Ducks Unlimited is planning its an­ nual banquet and fund-raiser for Saturday, O c t 7, at the Elks W B M W j l ^ A highlight of the evening includes an auction and draw­ ing, with prizes to include an SKB semi-automatic shotgun. Tickets for the event, as well as memberships in the nation­ ally-oriented organization, ean be purchased at State Bank & Trust, Hitchin’ Post Pioneer Federal and Right Angle. All items will be available Friday evening, from 7-8 p.m., for view­ ing. Ducks 1 i Unlimited, the world's largest waterfowl conservation- group is headed locally by Den­ nis Jones, a Dillon taxidermist. As area chairman, Jones acts as a liaison' with local conserva­ tion groups and government organizations and helps develop fund-raising events within the Beaverhead area. “Jones' willingness to volun­ teer his talents is a part of the real strength of Ducks Unlim­ ited,” according to Matthew Connolly, Jr., executive vice president of the organization. “Area chairmen serve as impor­ tant links in the organization. Without them, Ducks Unlimited could not be successful.\ For 50 years the organization has been working to help con­ serve wetlands in North Amer­ ica. The largest part of its funds comesfrommembershipdinners throughout the county. The group has wetland con­ servation projects in Canada, Mexico and the United States. The projects are designed to make certain there is water available for waterfowl when they need it most , “With an annual loss of some 700,000 acres of wetlands in North America, Ducks Unlimited’s job becomes more critical each year,\ Connolly added. P o u n d s t o n e r e c e i v e s a w a r d . On the evening of Sept. 15 John Poundstone received the. Area Operators Association Award for the Outstanding Ski Patrolman in the Northern Division. By winning the award tw is automatically nominated for the William R. Judd Outstanding. Alpine Ski Patroller Award. This is the highlight of my 20 years service on the Ski Patrol,* noted Poundstone. \I am honored and awestruck by the award' and am very grateful to receive this honor.\ Poundstone is shown holding a bronze trophy and plaque. The trophy is a traveling award and the plaque will serve as a constant reminder of the hard work and dedication of Poundstone's long­ term committment.

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