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Commissioners Hire Sewer/Water Workers For Brockton

Workers for both the sewer and water systems in the community of Brockton were hired by the Roosevelt County commissioners at their regular meeting, April 24.
Sam Boyd was hired as the groundskeeper/sewer personnel for the community on the recommendation of commissioner Gordon Oelkers. Boyd has been working in this position for the past three years as a employee of the former Town of Brockton.
Oelkers suggested Boyd over another candidate because of his familiarity and experience with the related work. Boyd is set to become an employee of Roosevelt County July 1. Boyd will become further certified in necessary areas related to sewer maintenance.
Marilyn “Marty” Dillon was hired as the water caretaker for the community. Dillon will collect checks and regularly test the water quality in the community.
Dillion will essentially stay in the same position she had with the Town of Brockton. She has between three and four years of experience as the water caretaker for the former town. She will become a county employee July 1.
This comes on the heels of the commissioners’ decision to disincorporate the town earlier this year.
Presiding officer Gary Macdonald confirmed that the commissioner office received acceptance from the state and that Brockton officially disincorporated March 23.
Other agenda items were:
•The yearly investments and pledged securities were approved. Macdonald said that investments stayed around 50 percent.
•Minutes for a special administrative meeting, April 18 were approved. At that meeting, Ken Norgaard, road department, requested to purchase a tractor after one of the department’s tractor broke beyond repair. The commissioners approved purchase of a 2003 John Deere 6320 with a rotary mower for $20,000. The tractor came from Idaho.
•Minutes for the regular public meeting, April 3.
•Claims for April 5 in the amount of $198,554.74.
•Claims for April 19 in the amount of $115,456.01.