On Thursday the 23rd, the April meeting of the Montana Board of Livestock will be streamed live from the State Capitol for the public to view on-line. The one-day meeting is expected to attract quite a bit of interest.
Both of the newly appointed Board Members will be at the meeting, Nina Baucus of Wolf Creek, and Lila Taylor of Busby, whose appointment is just being confirmed by the Senate this very week. Recently re-appointed to this second six-year term on the Board is Brett DeBruycker of Dutton; so for the first time in several months, the Board membership is now complete, and is expected to remain unchanged for the foreseeable months ahead.
According to the posted Agenda , the Department will review the effect of recent budget reductions that have been implemented this year, and with the 64th Legislature expected to wrap up in the next few days, the proposed 2016-17 Budget for the Department of Livestock will be a subject of discussion.
Also on the Agenda is the continuation of the formal staff Performance Evaluation process which was begun last month.
As part of the new direction from the State Legislature, this Board of Livestock meeting will be available for viewing in a live stream starting at 10:00AM on Thursday morning. To view that stream on the Internet just go to www.NorthernAg.NET and click on the link that will be available there.
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BOARD OF LIVESTOCK MEETING AGENDA – Thursday APRIL 23, 2015
Room 137 Capitol Building Helena, MT 59601
10:00 a.m. Call to Order and Administrative Items
• Roll call and Remarks from the Board
10:30 a.m. Old Business Presenter Time Allotted
• Follow up Evaluation Christian Mackay 30 minutes
11:00 a.m. New Business and Division Reports
• Centralized Services George Harris 90 minutes
a. Monthly Cash Analysis
b. Budget Status Review
12:30 p.m. Industry Subcommittee 20 minutes
• Planning, participants, timing, resources needed from DOL
12:50 p.m. Comments from the Public 20 minutes
1:10 p.m. Set date for next meeting
1:15 p.m. Adjourn
1:30 p.m. Executive Session (Closed to discuss trial strategy)
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