August 1, 2017

August 1, 2017

 

The Miner County Board of Commissioners met in regular session August 1, 2017 in the Miner County Courthouse.  Members present:  Roger Wentland, Tom Reisch, Garrett Gassman, Voni Durant, and Alex Protsch.  Absent:  none.  Chairman Wentland called the meeting to order.   The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.  Motion by Protsch, seconded by Durant and carried to approve the agenda as amended.

 

The minutes of the July 18th meeting were approved. 

 

The Auditor’s account with the County Treasurer showed a July 31, 2017 balance of $6,021,712.59 in all state, county, civil, school, and trust accounts.

 

The board acknowledged receipt of the following correspondence:  Interlakes Community Action Program – Miner County Updates; Miner County 4H grounds calendar. 

 

Auditor Connor informed the board of correspondence from the SD Secretary of State’s Office concerning the replacement of election equipment.  Due to the cost of the upgrade at this time Miner County will continue to use its current system of Automarks and 650 central scan counter.

 

Ambulance Manager Cora Schwader had submitted a letter concerning power issues with the 2006 ambulance.  A suggestion was made to replace the engine.  Reisch will do some research and report to the chairman.  If the matter needs to be discussed prior to the next scheduled meeting, Wentland may call for a special meeting. 

 

Jerry Adler and Chad Podhrasky from the City of Howard joined the meeting to ask for additional funds for the mosquito control program.  The $2000 grant for 2017 was disbursed to the city and $3000 will be budgeted for the 2018 year. 

 

No action was taken to enact the burn ban for Miner County.

 

Zoning Administrator Tami Severson presented the following plat for consideration.

 

It was moved by Durant and seconded by Gassman to approve the following resolution.

 

RESOLUTION 17-22

 

            BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Miner County, South Dakota, that the plat of LOT 1 OF JACOBSON FIRST ADDITION IN THE SE ¼ OF SECTION 26, T 105 N, R 55 W OF THE 5TH P.M., MINER COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA, which has been submitted for examination pursuant to law, is hereby approved and the County Auditor is hereby authorized and directed to endorse on such plat a copy of the Resolution and certify the same.

 

            Voting aye:  Durant, Gassman, Protsch, Reisch and Wentland.  Voting nay:  none.  Resolution adopted this 1st day of August, 2017. 

                                                            Roger Wentland, Chairman

                                                            Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest: Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor

 

It was moved by Resich and seconded by Gassman to adopt the following resolution.

 

RESOLUTION 17-23

 

            BE IT RESOLVED by the Miner County Board of Commissioners that Chairman Roger Wentland is hereby authorized to execute the agreement between the SD Dept. of Transportation and Miner County for Bridge Improvement Grant – Funding Agreement BRF 6400(00) 17-1, Miner County, PCN 06GX.

           

            Voting aye:  Reisch, Protsch, Gassman, Durant and Wentland.  Voting nay:  none.  Resolution adopted this 1st day of August, 2017.

                                                            Roger Wentland, Chairman

                                                            Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest:  Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor

 

            It was moved by Durant, seconded by Protsch and carried to renew the Juvenile Detention Center Joint Powers Agreement Addendum.  This agreement will be continued for 5 years.

 

            It has been reported that the following have been added to the ambulance list of volunteers:  Amber Erpenbach, EMT and Amie Kidd, ambulance driver.

 

It was moved by Gassman and seconded by Protsch to adopt the following resolution. 

 

RESOLUTION 17-24

            WHEREAS, insufficient appropriation was made in the 2017 budget for the following department to discharge just obligation of said appropriation; and

            WHEREAS, SDCL 7-21-32.2 provides that transfers may be made by resolution of the board from the contingency appropriation established pursuant to SDCL 7-21-6.1 to other appropriations;

            THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the appropriation be transferred from contingency to the following department:  Other Legal Services $4750.  Voting aye: Durant, Gassman, Protsch, Reisch and Wentland.  Voting nay:  none.  Resolution approved this 1st day of August 2017.

 

                                                            Roger Wentland, Chairman

                                                            Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest: Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor

 

The commission had requested information on the requirement of 5 acres for an acreage.  Zoning Administrator Tami Severson directed them to the explanation that is included in the Miner County zoning ordinance. 

 

The board reviewed the proposed 2018 budget.

 

CLAIMS ALLOWED: Road & Bridge $39,235.50, Wellmark $32,756.37, MetLife $1,468.47, Retirement $5,463.32, OASI $8,198.34, Commissioners $4,140.00, Auditor $6,616.50, Treasurer $5,969.25, States Attorney $3,859.25, Govt Building $2,662.40, Director of Equalization $6,521.46, Register of Deeds $5,912.24, Vet Service $834.00, Sheriff $10,772.75, Contract Law $3,846.00, Welfare $560.90, Co Nurse $621.00, Ambulance $9,850.93, WIC $42.00, Extension $621.00, Weed $1,183.50, Dispatch $9,836.21, Emergency Mgt $2,198.75 JULY PAYROLL; Gibi Page $11.00, Tami Severson $11.00 TRAVEL, Mike Clary $40.00, Josh Esser $80.00, Kevin Feldhaus $40.00, Mike Sebert $20.00 AMBULANCE ATTENDANT FEES.  Century Link $102.21, Triotel $169.53 911 CHARGES; Horizon Health Care $100.00 DUI BLOOD DRAW; Northwestern Energy $36.05 GAS SERVICE; Emergency Safety Education $113.61 IN SERVICE EDUCATION; City of Howard $2,000.00 MOSQUITO CONTROL; John Eulberg $295.00 MOWING; Miner County Treasurer $123.81 POSTAGE; Miner County Pioneer $233.31 PUBLISHING; Aramark $154.00 RENT; Graham Tire Co $295.10, Office Peeps $86.31 REPAIRS; Gregory Protsch $900.00 STATE’S ATTY. OFFICE EXPENSE ALLOWANCE; Miner Co Treasurer $57.06, Office Peeps $17.73, Cora Schwader $54.69, Ultra $68.00 SUPPLIES; Colleen Arens $30.00, AT&T $85.27, Century Link $16.97, Mike Clary $30.00, Rob Eggert $30.00, Lanny Klinkhammer $30.00 TELEPHONE; SD Dept. of Public Safety $2,340.00 TELETYPE; Cedar Shore Resort $131.95, Voni Durant $33.60, Garrett Gassman $8.82, Gibi Page $39.48 TRAVEL; City of Howard $2,077.05 UTILITIES.

 

The meeting adjourned to August 15th.  Dated this 1st day of August, 2017.

                                                                        Roger Wentland, Chairman

                                                                        Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest: Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor


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