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Articles with the Tag: Flathead Joint Board of Control

Mission, Jocko irrigation district members discuss dissolved FJBC Mission, Jocko irrigation district members discuss dissolved FJBC

ST. IGNATIUS – The Mission and Jocko irrigation districts got together for a meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 6, to discuss the dissolved Flathead Joint Board of Control. The Flathead District held a meeting on Monday, Feb. 12 after press time for the week.  Lake County District Court Judge James Manle...

Group of irrigators win lawsuit to dissolve FJBC Group of irrigators win lawsuit to dissolve FJBC

POLSON – After about four years of working together, voting on issues, and managing funds concerning water distribution for irrigation, it was recently discovered that the Flathead Joint Board of Control isn’t a valid governmental entity. Lake County District Court Judge James Manley ordered t...

Election administrator clarifies irrigation forms Election administrator clarifies irrigation forms

LAKE COUNTY – The Flathead Joint Board of Control recently sent out three forms to irrigators in preparation for the May 2018 election that have been a bit confusing. Three forms were inside the envelope including a green instruction form, a designation form, and a signature form. Lake County Electi...

Irrigators need signature form for election ballot verification Irrigators need signature form for election ballot verification

ST. IGNATIUS – Several topics were addressed during the Flathead Joint Board of Control meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 9, including the CSKT-MT Water Compact, although the most time sensitive topic focused on election ballots. It was said that irrigators should have received an envelope in the mail contai...

FJBC recoups partial missing funds FJBC recoups partial missing funds

ST. IGNATIUS – Flathead Joint Board of Control Chairman Ray Swenson announced a change in the voting procedures for the next irrigation election in May 2018. Chairman Swenson held up a few papers during the Dec. 12 meeting with the instructions for voting. He said the board is tasked with sending ou...

Irrigators may need notarized form to vote Irrigators may need notarized form to vote

ST. IGNATIUS – The Flathead Joint Board of Control discussed the Montana Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the constitutionality of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and the State of Montana’s water compact during their regular board meeting Nov. 14. The FJBC alleged that the ...

FJBC ready to make insurance claim for missing funds FJBC ready to make insurance claim for missing funds

The Flathead Joint Board of Control’s forensic audit revealed that $221,000 was taken from the irrigation agency without board approval.   During the regular board meeting on Tuesday, FJBC attorney Bruce Fredrickson announced that the audit was finished. He said accountant Jane Schweitzer with ...

FJBC hires new secretary, missing monies investigation continues FJBC hires new secretary, missing monies investigation continues

By Karen Peterson              Valley Journal ST. IGNATIUS – The Flathead Joint Board of Control hired Chantelle Begay as their new secretary, and she was busy passing out papers, recording notes and talking to the public during the regular meeting on Tuesday. B...

FJBC votes on irrigation fees, districts discuss legal issues FJBC votes on irrigation fees, districts discuss legal issues

ST. IGNATIUS – The Flathead Joint Board of Control approved an increase to the operation and maintenance fees irrigators will pay for water in the 2018 season during the July 11 meeting. Flathead Indian Irrigation Project Manager Pete Plant presented a proposed $7.50 increase for fees earlier this y...

Irrigation board changes building locks Irrigation board changes building locks

ST. IGNATIUS – The Flathead Joint Board of Control continues to work on issues stemming from an internal investigation into missing monies. The board hired an accounting firm in April to look through the books concerning operations, procedures, and accounting for the last three years, from 2014 to 2...


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