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Upper Missouri Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Commission Meeting Minutes
June 28, 2004

Meeting called to order by Chairman Kubick at 7:00 p.m. Members present: Kubick, Roehn, Stensland, Shield, Fisher. Absent Parchen, Doerk, Goldhahn, England. Others present Weber, Sepich.

  1. Roehn moved the May 24, 2004 minutes be approved, seconded by Fisher. Approved 5-0.

  2. Treasurer’s report. No change from last meeting. Kubick will work with City to set up separate account for signage money. Stensland made motion, seconded by Roehm, to approve Kubick’s travel expenses to attend State meeting in Livingston. Approved 5-0

  3. Status Reports
    1. Kubick reported on meeting in Livingston. He stated that he rated all the performers, that it was a good show. He stated money is a big concern around the State. They had very limited Native American presenters.
    2. There was discussion regarding the money for EBS. Kubick expressed his concern whether the money will be there. Stensland asked about the second brochure. Fisher said at this time the money is not available. Weber and Fisher said the brochure is a priority and will be done as soon as money is available. Weber reported Jay Russell is now on Board as Director of the Foundation. They are planning an art auction as part of River Fest. Weber asked Kubick if he would assist with making contact with PPL.

      Stensland asked about street banners, Weber reported that the project is being coordinated by Great Falls and Ft. Benton school districts.

  4. Old Business
    1. Kubick reported the Park Service had been contacted about signage at Pelican Point. He said he was concerned about access to the site.

      Kubick will set up meeting with John Lawton and Mayor Gray to discuss matching funds for legislature.

  5. New Business
    1. Kubick talked to Lepley about signage. Lepley said he will use Commission money for signage in Chouteau County. Shield said the language of signs for Ulm Piskun will work.
    2. Weber reported the festival went very well.

  6. Communication
    1. Weber said the first “lawn chair” programs have been successful.
    2. Kubick reported there are now a few new “significant” events. Each of these events will get a small stipend. There is one in Missoula, Glasgow, and Traveler’s Rest.

      MTTA did not get any money in the budget, decided they would give them $5,000 through budget amendment. Kubick stated Lepley and others recommend a special coin be sold to counties, that was denied. Stensland asked reference to possible large grant in the State Director’s newsletter. Kubick said there was no additional information.

    Next meeting scheduled for July 26th in Great Falls. Meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m.  



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