From The Commissioners
April 1, 2020
Dear Valley County Residents,
The past few weeks have been challenging as we move through turbulent and uncharted “COVID-19 pandemic” waters together.
Our dedicated county employees are working to make sure that you get the essential services you need while we all try to function under the social distancing requirements that keep us safe. The Commission is also partnered with stakeholders across Valley County, including the health authority, FMDH, the city of Glasgow, the outlying towns and communities, FMDH and first responders, the school districts, the businesses, the churches, and many others, to integrate, prioritize and communicate our efforts to get us all through this rough time together.
Our Valley County Health Authority, Dr. Anne Millard, has held two question and answer sessions on the COVID-19 disease, how FMDH is preparing and the current health order that is in place to protect Valley County citizens. These are available on FMDH, KLTZ and Courier webpages.
We are also working with numerous essential services providers and contractors (as defined by the Department of Homeland Security) to ensure that, while they are operating here, we are keeping our community members safe by helping everyone understand and comply with the social distancing restrictions currently in place.
One of these essential services contractors is TC Energy’s pipeline contractor. They are beginning construction of the pipeline at the U.S border in northern Phillips County. They have about 100 workers, lodging in both Phillips and Valley County, who will be here about six weeks to complete this phase of the line. Their onsite project manager and safety officer have been working with Dr. Anne Millard, and the Valley County Health Department, to meet all County Health Order restrictions while they complete the project. All contractor personnel must meet the same social distancing and quarantine requirements that Valley County citizens must meet.
We are at work conducting the business of the County. Please contact us with questions or concerns at any time, on the office phone at 228-6219, or directly on our cell numbers.
Paul Tweten (cell: 263-7893)
John Fahlgren (cell: 230-0574)
Mary Armstrong (cell: 688-8467)