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September 11th, 2007

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Regular Board Meeting

Libby Area Technical Assistance Group, Inc.

PO Box 53 • Libby, MT 59923

September 11th, 2007 • Regular Board Meeting Minutes

Board Member Attendees:
  • Eileen Carney
  • Brad Black
  • Abe Troyer
  • Nancy Hogan
  • Alvin Benitz
  • Mike Noble
  • JoElyn Brus
Guest Attendees:
  • Phillip Erquiaga
  • Gordon Sullivan
  • Ted Linnert
  • Paul Lammers
  • Kevin Kirley
  • Paul Peronard
  • D.C. Orr
  1. Meeting began at approximately 7:00 P.M.
  2. Meeting minutes were not available.
  3. Treasurer’s Report: balance: $25,814.18. June 29 after the Technical Advisor sent his invoice: $13,632.81. Balance: $12,181.27. Submitted first quarter re-imbursement $23,432. August 31 grant total of $50,000. The grant was renewed. Request was made to have Cheryl give us a print out of expenses. All TA expenses have been submitted and are being reviewed. Jerry is having surgery today. He reported to Mike that he had talked to Scott about the toxicological action plan. We need to negotiate his new contract.
  1. Old Business: none
  1. EPA report: Paul reported that there have been 120 cleanups with 40 to go. They are doing their third demolition. They are continuing activity based sampling. They have completed Event 1 and will get a report out this winter. The second round starts September 2. Hwy 37 has a higher detection rate than the rest of the town. Paul handed out a list of projects that need to be prioritized as he discussed in August. He will present the information to the CAG and ask them to make suggestions about how to proceed. Paul has money for projects and for investigation. $17 m. can do 160 projects. We have to decide about spending the money on homes, golf course, creeks, Troy, etc. The money for investigations has been cut. Ted reported that a scientist named Wendy O’Brien will be in Libby on September 26 at the Venture from 4:00 to 7:00 for questions.
  1. DEQ report: Kevin Kirley reported for Catherine that 45% of access agreements have been returned. Troy Information Office will be open a couple of days a week during the winter.
  1. Committee:
    1. Communications: no report
    2. ERS: no report
    3. Health and Safety: no report
    4. Nominations: no report
    5. O&M no meeting last month.
    6. Technical Advisor: report next meeting.
  2. New Business

1.       Signing form for grant. Eileen moved and Abe seconded to accept the $50,000 grant. Motion carried.

2.       E-board meeting scheduled for September 19 at noon at Henry’s.


Minutes: Eileen moved and Abe seconded that we approve the minutes of the July meeting. Motion carried.

There were no action items.

Next meeting October 9.

JoElyn moved and Brad seconded that we adjourn. Motion carried