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Commissioners Approve Jail Agreement With Tribes

The Roosevelt County Commissioners approved a memorandum of understanding with the Fort Peck Tribes to house up to 10 prisoners in the Roosevelt County Detention Center at a special meeting Monday, June 6.
The reason for the memorandum is that the Fort Peck Detention Center often experiences overflow. The memorandum is a six-month agreement which Roosevelt County Sheriff Jason Frederick characterized as a “trial run.” Fredericks also said that at the time of the commissioners’ passing, the tribes had yet to vote on the agreement.
The commissioners will revisit the memorandum once it expires later this year.
A shed for the fair department was also approved for purchase. The shed, which will be purchased from Eddy Bauer Sales for $11,684, is a 14x32 foot structure with a four-foot front porch. Commissioner Gordon Oelkers said that it will be used to house small animals, such as rabbits and chickens, at the fair with the growing number of entries in the large animal competition taking over the other shed.
In the off-season, the shed will be used to house fair equipment.
Other approvals at this meeting included:
•Purchase of a copier for the Extension office for $7,000.
•John Plestina for the mosquito sprayer position with the condition he resigns from the mosquito board.
•Traci Kjelshus re-hired as a seasonal Extension office assistant.