County Happenings

Thursday, July 29, 2021

During this time of adjustment to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus, normal services of the Dawson County Commissioners, Mr. Sanderson, Contract Planner for Dawson County and the Dawson County Fair Office have been altered or, in some cases, eliminated all together. Contact these agencies for the latest updates.

On Aug. 3, 2021 at 10 a.m., the Dawson County Commissioner will meet in the Dawson County Community Room. For more information, call Dennis Zander, Chairman of the Board at (406) 377-3562.

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 www.dawsoncountymontana. com and posted on the door of the commissioner’s office at the courthouse by Friday noon before the Tuesday sessions.

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@ dawsoncountymontana.com, for the public to access.

On May 3, 2021, the Dawson County Commissioners issued an update regarding policies and COVID 19 protocol for Dawson County.

We all need to remain cautious but things are starting to return to a familiar normal. Vaccines in Dawson County are now open to all ages 18 and above. The single dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine can be scheduled by calling the Health Department at (406) 377-5213. Those wanting the two dose Moderna vaccine will need to schedule an appointment with Albertson’s Pharmacy (Osco Drug) by calling (406) 365-5209. As the data and guidelines continue to evolve we have tried to do our best at making scientific, common sense approach that has been best for the residents of Dawson County. As we move back into a more normal operating environment, here are the current guidelines for Dawson County government operations. Should any adjustments in these guidelines be needed, we will be communicating those as soon as possible.

• All County boards and meetings can once again be held in person, all board meetings still need to be posted and open to the public as normal.

• All community and conference rooms normally available to the public are open to reservations.

• Masks are not required in the Courthouse as a whole but please follow individual department’s posted guidelines should they be required.

• All County offices not listed below will be open to the public is normal but the public is highly encouraged to conduct business over the phone, mail and/ or electronically if possible.

1) The Glendive Public Library is open and programming will be continuing to be added.

2) As of July 1, 2021 the Senior Citizens Center no longer offers pick-up meals as an option for the noon congregate meal. The noon congregate meal is now in-house dining only. Home delivered meals are operating as normal and center activities are back to normal operation as well.

3) The Correctional Facility has started a phased reopening to guests and the visiting public.

4) The Dawson County Health Department is encour aging that appointments be made for visits. Please call the Health Department at (406) 377-5213 prior to arrival or to make reservations for an appointment.

5) The Treasurer’s office is open while being closed for lunch from 12:30-1:30 p.m., with no vehicle registrations after 4 p.m.

6) The Dawson County Urban Transportation and Dawson Community Airport have returned to normal operations but riders are required to wear masks or face covering due to Federal mandates while on the bus and commercial airplane.

It’s been a long road but we have gotten through together. Your efforts are appreciated. Thank you.

Sincerely, Dawson County Board of Commissioners