Due to scheduling conflicts, the Harney County Court held its meeting Tuesday, Nov. 26.

The unapproved minutes are as follows:

Harney County Commissioner Pete Runnels made a motion to approve the Nov. 6, county court minutes as mailed. Harney County Commissioner Dan Nichols seconded the motion, and it carried unanimously.

Financial reports and accounts payable were reviewed and approved by signatures of the court.

Herb Vloedman (who attended the meeting as a member of the public) complimented Harney County Assessor Ted Tiller and his staff for their timeliness in posting tax payments, and stated they were far more efficient than other counties he dealt with.

Karen Moon, watershed council coordinator, presented a recommendation to fill a vacancy on the watershed council.  The council recommends that Brenda Smith be appointed to the council.  Nichols moved to appoint  Smith to the watershed council, Runnels second, and the motion carried unanimously.

The court discussed a potential land transfer with the BLM (Bureau of Land Management) regarding the current shooting range, with Harney County Roads Supervisor Eric Drushella. No action was taken, as it will be discussed at the next court meeting.

Nichols updated the court briefly on a meeting he hosted yesterday (Nov. 25) with representatives from ESD (Educational Service District) and Early Learning.

The court planned to discuss sage grouse for the rest of the morning, and take no further action. The business meeting adjourned at 11:11 a.m.

The next regularly-scheduled meeting of the county court will be held Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 10 a.m. in Harney County Judge Steve Grasty’s office at the courthouse.

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