At their meeting earlier this week, the Johnson County Commissioners approved a Memorandum Of Understanding (or MOU) between themselves and the two fire districts in the county to provide fire protection for the county.
The agreement is identical to the one passed every year, but with a minor change this year in dates to represent the fiscal year from July through June instead of the calendar year.
The commission approved the Chair to sign the agreement.
Road and Bridge Supervisor Scott Pehringer said he would get the MOUs to Johnson County Fire District No. 1 in Buffalo and the Powder River Fire District in Kaycee for their approval.
Pehringer updated the commission on a number of projects his department is working on.
Hazelton Road, or County Road 3 in the Bighorn Mountains was plowed last week for the first time this spring, and he gave some details on the condition of the road and the amount of snow in the area.
Paving of the Trabing Road cut-across from Old Highway 87 east to Interstate 25 has been completed, he said.
Dust abatement will begin slowly next week with local roads due to the short week, then pick up in the rest of the county the first week in June.
Pehringer reported that rural addressing is roughly 60% completed with the northern section of the county nearly complete and the southern portion next to get signage.
He said he is working with the US Forest Service to get a sign color and type they agree on for addresses inside the forest boundary.