By Michael Howell
The Town of Stevensville got five applications in response to its advertisement for a town attorney position. After interviewing three of the applicants the mayor chose the town’s current prosecuting attorney, Brian West, for the job. On Thursday, June 28, the Town Council confirmed the hire. West lives in Missoula but has an office in Hamilton.
Outgoing attorney Keithi Worthington declined to apply for the job, stating in an e-mail to the Mayor that, “it was not in her best interest or her desire to apply for the position.”
On Friday the Council also adopted the Montana Municipal Interlocal Authority employee benefits program and agreed to pay $14,166 to MMIA for property insurance coverage.
The Council established an Ad Hoc Parking Advisory Committee to advise the town on parking problems and plans for the future. It also issued special event permits to the Stevensville Civic Club for the 100th Creamery Picnic scheduled for August 3-5 and for the Summer Pignic on the 4th of July.