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l4 SUNDAY, JAN. 13, 2019 Around our ureg SIDNEY HERALD SUBMITTED Presentation of donations Local DeMolay boys, from left, William VanHook, Max Nicholson and Wes VanHoolc, present $250 donations to The Foundation for Community Care, represented by Jennifer Boyer and Richland County Boys and Girls Club, represented by Elaine Stedman. City Council gears up for 2019 BY NICOLE [UCINA SIDNEY HERALD Sidney Mayor Rick ‘Norby noted 2019 will be an election year for the council seats currently held by Tami Chris- tensen, Dan Smith and Bryan Gartner. “I sure hope all stay with us,” Norby said to the council during Wednesday’s meeting. “I couldn’t do what I do without you six.” The mayor said that 2018 included finishing phase two and having ev- erything set up for phase three for the wastewater treatment plant. He said the city is heading into 2019 in strong condition. Norby, council chair Christensen and Rich- land Economic Develop- ment executive director neither Norby and Chris- tensen are at a council meeting. Jordan Mayer re- signed from his position on the city’s planning board. If anyone is interested in serving on Leslie Messer attended Business Days with state legislators in Helena early this week. “It was a great oppor- tunity for Rick,” Chris- tensen said. “It’s a great way to meet legislators and lobbyists.” the board, they should Norby added, “It was contact the city. excellent.” ' The Waste Water The water and sewer Treatment Plant phase committee met to discuss three pay appliea ' n the East Holly pay appli- was approved. r " ' cation. Council member Fire Marshall and Dan Smith said that they Building Inspector Kale want more information Rasmussen said that the and consultation before Nuisance Committee met they make a decision. and reviewed fourprop- In business during the erties. Three of those meeting on Wednesday: properties were referred - Christensen was to the City Attorney for re-elected by council further action. members to serve as the council chair. Council member Kysa Rasmus- sen was selected tempo- rary presiding officer if - Rasmussen said that the Parks and Recreation board met and are work- ing on the 2019 park use agreements. Stockman Bank offers help to federal employees On Jan. 2, Stockman Bank imple- mented a plan to assist federal em- ployees impacted by the government shutdown. This includes furloughed employees who are not working and essential employees who are currentl working without pay “Government shutdowns are very stressful for workers who still have bills to pay, said Bill Bickle, chief credit officer for Stockman Bank. “We ’Toole 0 Advertisin W’iv’idmg {Local 8:: tseizabie News nu] ) are happy to make accommodations for impacted federal employees to help reduce stress and protect their credit.” Until the shutdown ends, Bickle said Stockman is offering to defer any loan , payments thatare dueJI‘hen. post, . ‘ shutdown, the bank will restructure debt for borrowers as necessary. Stock- man will also work with'commercial customers directly impacted by the shutdown on a case-by-case basis. Sales Executive {406} 433-2403 - Sidneymeraramm f FROM FAG“ open Monday through Saturday when they are our size,” Hernandez said. “I think that’s realistic.” Libraries in Glendive and Miles City are each open six days a week, library officials said. According to figures from the library board, the library had 4,007 vis- its in August, 4,743 visits in September, 5,040 visits in October and 3,469 vis- its in November. Library director Kelly Reisig said programming for adults and projects geared toward senior citizens have been impacted because of the reduced staffing in Sidney. Commissioner Shane Gorder asked if two part- time employees could be a solution, but library officials said that format would create some chal- lenges especially if other staff members are ill on a particular day. Gorder said because the county is making a commitment with plans to expand the library, he finds an adequate staff is necessary. Those proposed improvements include an elevator so the library’s lower level can be utilized. Gorder noted, “It doesn’t make sense if we are pushing for library expansion and we don’t have the staff. It doesn’t fit the shoe quite right to me.” Commissioner Loren Young added that it Donation from Key Club Miss Montana Outstanding Teen Cammy Heck is presented a donation of $1,000 for Sidney’s Alta Care program. Pictured are Key Club officers, from left, Samantha Brummage, Maysen Mindt, lauren Beenken and Will Steinbeisser. Jan. 3 Daniel Darrow, 26, Belgrade, was arrested on authority of a warrant from Bozeman Munici- pal Court for failure to appear. Bond was set at $1,085. He was also arrested and charged with DUI, first offense, driving while suspended or revoked and operating with expired registration. Bond was set at $1,055. Jan. 4 Abby Wing, 19, Sidney, was char ed with partner or family mem er assault. Bond was set at $1,085. Sidne Police Department was noti ied of the arrest b the Gallatin County Sheri '5 Of- fice'of Richard Mcyicke'r, 38,? " , Sidney, an authority of a war- .V . rantissued by DistrictCourtin A-nyfifild male ell/as. stopped 3 ‘ for, speeding audit/as charged ‘with ‘operatirtg‘d vehicle by a person under 21 with a blood alcohol cpntent of .02 “1" set at$1,605. ~, .' Jan. Police heat Richland County for petition of revocation. Bond was set at ' $10,000. Rhianon Hunter, 41, Fairview, was arrested for driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond was set at $285. Jan. 5 Michael Kingsland, 42, Sidney, was arrested on authority of a warrant issued by District Court for failure to appear. No bond was set. Carl Berflund Jr., 57, Kendrick Idaho, was arrested for DUI, first offense, for carrying a concealed weapon, and carr ing a concealed weapon while under the influence Bond was Sheriff’s report ' or more. He wd‘sxalsojchar ed ’0'" with unlawful possession a 'an intoXicati‘ngsirbstahce. The passenger, ErickjEsliek‘ '19,. was Ehcrged‘withllinl .transaclion of cdcoholxtaia gr , doesn’t make sense to remodel the building and not have the proper amount of staff mem- bers. “There appears to be a need for more help,” Young said. Gorder’s motion to hire a full-time em— ployee and a part-time employee died from lack of a second. Young then made the motion to hire a full-time employee. The motion was seconded by Gorder and passed by a 2-1 margin with Commis- sioner Duane Mitchell voting against. The library will keep its same hours for now. There’s a possibility that a part-time employee might also be added once the construction project begins. SUBMITTED SIDNEY HERALD lorry Dill, 64, Sidne , was or- rested for disorder y conduct, driving while suspended or . revoked, obstructing a'peace officer and. resisting arrest. Bond was set at $1 ,140. Jan. Wyatt Otis, 20, Sidney, was arrested on authority of a war- rant from Sidney City Court for failure to appear. Bond was set at $1,000. - Jan. 9 Daniel Ducommun, 26, Sidne , was arrested on authority 0 a warrant issued by Sidney City Court for failure to appear. Bond was set at $500. Jan. 10 Sergio Jimenez,-29, Sidney was arrested for disorderly conduct. Bond was set at $185. ‘ Ir child and possession of alcohol ‘ underf‘rihe age bf‘21gThey "‘ Were cited and released. Statistic 2' Avera e number of inmates dur- ing eweek Was 15 inmates. f" t "if.