County Happenings

Thursday, January 14, 2021

The regularly scheduled public meetings of the Dawson County Commissioners are held at 10 a.m. on the first Tuesday of the month and at 5:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month.

Anyone wishing to meet with the commissioners can either call or make an appointment to be put on the agenda. Normally, at least one member of the board will be present in the office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, excluding holidays.

The commissioners agenda is posted on the website at and posted on the door of the commissioner’s office at the courthouse by Friday noon before the Tuesday sessions.

On January 14 at 5:15 p.m., there will be a Zoning and Planning Commission meeting in the Dawson County Courthouse Conference Room. For more information, call Shirley Kreiman at (406) 377-3058

On January 14 at 6:30 p.m., there will be a Planning Board Meeting in the Dawson County Courthouse Conference Room.

On Jan. 19 at 1:15 p.m., there will be a meeting of the Council on Aging at Action for Eastern Montana, 2030 N. Merrill Ave.

On Jan. 19 at 1:15 p.m., there will be a meeting of the Board of Health Dept. via computer, tablet or smartphone at

Attendees can dial in using their phone (571) 317-3112 and use Access Code: 437-147-101. For more information, call (406) 377-5213.

Denise Alberts is the contact for the public to access when Mr. Sanderson, Contract Planner for Dawson County, is not in the office. Denise can be reached at (406) 345-4154 or albertsd@, for the public to access.

The fair manager is in the office at the courthouse every Monday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The Dawson County Com missioners have announced the following protocols for county offices:

• The Senior Center is closed along with congregate lunch service, but the Meals On Wheels program will continue as normal. If a meal is needed call the Health Department at (406) 377-5213

• The Dawson County Health Department will remain open but please call ahead before visiting the Health Department

• All other County offices will be open and the public is highly encouraged to conduct business over the phone, mail and/or electronically if possible.

• The Library is open for pickup service only.

• The Dawson County Correctional Facility will remain closed to all visitors.

• The Dawson County Urban Transportation buses encourage riders to wear masks while on the bus.

• All county boards need to be posted and open to the public in a venue that allows social distancing. Conference rooms remain available for public reservations but capacity will be limited.