Supervisors Approve Road Closure During Final Regular Meeting Of February

It was an easy meeting for the Custer County Board of Supervisors as they held their final regular meeting of the month on Tuesday, February 22. Six board members were present, with Supervisors Dwain Bryner and Barry Fox being absent.

Zelle Human Resource Consulting and Recruiting Vice President Hannah Murray and Consultant Jordan Arndt presented their services to the board including handbook management and other HR work. They stated Zelle can take over some of the services that may sometimes fall on to the county clerk.

The pair started the retainer for their services would be $4,500-$5,000 per month and if any special projects were assigned those prices would be determined later. District 6 Supervisor Lynn Longmore said these are services he would like to see the county look further into especially as they go through policy changes. District 2 Supervisor Tammy Kleeb agreed and the board requested Zelle send a follow-up email with services and pricing.

A public hearing was held regarding the submission of closing Road 784 where only one property owner spoke against closing the road. The intersection of Road 784 and 429 Drive was the focus of the discussion with the one owner against closing the road saying the road proposed to be closed was in much better condition than the other road. She also said if the road was closed, there would not be enough space for a cattle trailer to pull into the pasture to load and unload cattle.

Through the agreement of closing Road 784, the property owner wishing to close the road would be responsible for taking the soil and placing it on 429 Drive which would improve the road and also give better access to the pasture for the owner against the closure. In addition, there would also be a staging area placed at the location to allow even further flexibility for turning vehicles in and out of the pasture.

The board agreed unanimously to the closure of the road with the stipulation that the material from Road 784 would be moved to 429 Drive and the road meet the proper requirements for travel. The road will first be offered to the Woodriver Township before any work is completed moving forward.

The Supervisors also approved the motor vehicle exception for Berean Fellowship of Churches Inc., a land survey agreement, and the CDBG Housing Program Report.

The next Custer County Board of Supervisors meeting will be held on March 15 at 9 AM.