February 18, 2014
The Miner County Board of Commissioners met in regular session February 18, 2014 in the Miner County Courthouse. Members present: Garrett Gassman, Roger Wentland, Voni Durant, Don Bowman and Alex Protsch. Absent: none. Chairman Wentland called the meeting to order. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Motion by Durant, seconded by Gassman and carried to approve the agenda as amended.
The minutes of the February 4th were approved.
Motion by Durant, seconded by Protsch and carried to approve the maintenance agreement with James Valley Nursery for lawn and tree care.
The board authorized Chairman Wentland to sign the emergency solutions grants program local government certification for the Mitchell Area Safehouse.
Commissioners reviewed correspondence from the Rural Attorney Recruitment Program, SD Dept of Transportation STP Highway Funding, SDSU Extension Food Hub, SDLTAP & SD DOT joint regional training activity. The SD Dept. of Revenue notified the board that Director of Equalization Tami Severson has met all the requirements necessary to hold the professional designation of “Certified Appraiser Assessor”.
States Attorney Greg Protsch and Welfare Director Gibi Page presented the following poor relief cases for consideration. It was moved by Gassman, seconded by Durant and carried to authorize payment $30,000 to Sanford for services associated with Poor Relief Case 13-02 and to submit the case for consideration to the SD Catastrophic Medical Relief Fund.
Motion by Bowman, seconded by Protsch and carried to authorize payment $3770 to Weiland Funeral Home for services associated with Poor Relief Case 14-01.
Page presented a draft of a county fuel assistance policy. The policy will be considered at the March 4th meeting.
Highway Superintendent Ron Krempges and various company representatives joined the meeting for the opening of annual highway supply bids.
Bids per ton for gravel crushing in the Skoglund pit were received as follows: Luke & Sons, Inc. $3.00, Rechnagel Construction $1.78, Sterzinger Crushing $2.04 Brownlee Construction, Inc. $4.45; and Michael Johnson Construction $4.10. It was moved by Durant, seconded by Gassman and carried to award the bid for gravel crushing in 2014 to Rechnagel Construction.
The following bids are for a one-year period from April 1, 2014, through March 31, 2015.
Submitting a bids for cutback asphalt and emulsion oil were as follows: Flint Hills Resources MC 3000 $663.05 ton; Jebro $639.41. It was moved by Bowman, seconded by Protsch, and carried to award the bid for cutback asphalt and emulsion oil to Jebro.
The following firms submitted bids per ton for hot bituminous patch material: Asphalt Paving & Materials-Huron Plant Class E Type 1 Virgin $82.75, Class E Type 1 Recycled $66.60; Commercial Asphalt-Mitchell plant Class E Type 1 virgin $65.00, Class E Type 2 virgin $65, Class E Type 1 recycled $65.00, Class E Type 2 recycled $65.00; Spencer Plant Class D Type 2 virgin $62.00, Class D Type 2 recycled $62.00, Class E Type 2 virgin $62.00, Class E Type 2 Recycled $62; Bowes Construction Class E Type 1 virgin $55.00, Class E Type 2 virgin $61.00, Class E Type 1 recycled $53.00; Concrete Materials Sioux Falls plant Class E Type 1 virgin $55.50, Class E Type 2 virgin $55.50, Class E Type 1 recycled $48.75, Class E Type 2 recycled $48.75. It was moved by Durant, seconded by Gassman and carried to award the contract to Concrete Materials.
Bids per ton for quartzite materials were received as follows: Spencer Quarries $9.85/ton 7/16” Quartzite chips, $11.60/ton Rip Rap, $11.75/ton 4”-12” Rock, $8.75/ton base material, $10.30/ton 1 ½ “ – 3” Ballast, trucking $.14/ton/mile; Concrete Materials $10.00/ton 7/16” Quartzite chips, $11.00/ton Rip Rap, $12.00/ton 4”-12” Rock, $5.85/ton base material, $9.75/ton 1 ½ “ – 3” Ballast, trucking $.15/ton/mile; It was moved by Gassman, seconded by Durant and carried to award the bid for quartzite materials to Spencer Quarries.
It was moved by Bowman, seconded by Gassman and carried to purchase metal culverts, guard rail, steel piling, bridge decking, steel sheet piling, and creosote treated #1 Douglas Fir lumber, during the period from February 1, 2014, through January 31, 2015, off of the bid awarded by Beadle County to TrueNorth Steel.
Krempges informed the commission that David Laible has submitted his resignation as a highway worker. Equipment repairs and equipment purchases were discussed. The commission will consider the adoption of a provisional budget at the March 18th meeting for the purchase of a motorgrader, $226,666.
Claims allowed: SDSU Extention $10,815.00 4-H pmt to state; Alliance $300.00, Santel $55.12, Triotel $176.21 911 charges; Interlakes Community Action $534.42 community action payment; SD Assn Co Hwy Supts $225.00 dues; Howard Farmers Coop $17,876.12, Sturdevant’s $20.99 fuel; Lucy Lewno $127.99, Lincoln Co Auditor $18.00, Abby Oftedal $348.00, Cathy Rehfuss $7.50, Karen Swanda $7.50, Yankton Co Sheriff Office $25.00 mental illness hearing expense; Sioux Falls Two Way Radio $701.98 other-Homeland Security; Sanford Medical Center $30,000.00 poor relief co. patient care; Weiland Funeral Chapel $3,770.00 poor relief burial expenses; Lake Co Auditor $130.00 prisoner care; Aramark Uniform $53.90 rent; Dan’s Heating & Cooling $1,177.24, F&M Coop $64.00, Howard Farmers Coop $78.00, Office Peeps $72.45, Sturdevant’s $180.00 repairs; Spencer Quarries $19,303.16 road materials; A-Ox Welding Supply $56.14, Boyer Ford Trucks $118.84, Butler Machinery $41.03, Dakota Fluid Power $72.32, Dust-Tex Service $114.98, Howard Farmers Coop $36.90, Krug Products $255.01, Neve’s Uniforms & Equipment $26.90, Office Peeps $520.70, Rafferty-Robbins $27.71, Revier Pressure Washers $52.15, SD Federal Property Agency $363.00, SD Office of Attorney General $10.00, Sturdevant’s $327.90, Tom’s Hardware $103.14, Wheelco Brake & Supply $493.55 supplies; Alliance Communications $33.00 telephone; Bob Calmus $212.55, Cedar Shore Resort $81.95, SD Assn Co Hwy Supts $80.00, Tami Severson $66.60 travel.
The meeting adjourned to March 4, 2014. Dated this 18th day of February, 2014.
Roger Wentland, Chairman
Miner County Board of Commissioners
Attest: Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor