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DEPT HEAD 2019 04-09 MONTANA TUNNEL DISCUSSION Montana Tunnels Discussion April 9,2019 Present: Commissioners - Bob Mullen and Cory Kirsch, and County Planner, LaDana Hintz. Absent: Commissioner, Leonard Wortman. Discussion was held regarding HB 722 which is in the Senate Natural Resource Committee. The legislative bill will allow a subsequent owner to take up the prior landowner's state permit. Wortman has talked with Attorney Peter Scott in Bozeman regarding the reclamation liability issue if the county were to take Montana Tunnels property for a tax deed. This issue will be discussed after the legislative session has ended. Hintz stated that someone is interested in doing underground mining on an adjoining mining claim and wants to use Montana Tunnels property as a repository site. 40,76,16/02. ' ATTEST: Bonnie Ramey - Leonard Wortman, Chairman Clerk and Recorder Cory Kirsommissioner Bob Mullen, Commissioner