December 5, 2017

December 5, 2017

 

The Miner County Board of Commissioners met in regular session December 5, 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 Gassman, seconded by Durant and carried to approve the agenda.

 

The minutes of the November 21st meeting were approved.

 

The following correspondence was received:  City of Howard-Notice of Annexation.

 

It was moved by Durant, seconded by Protsch and carried to approve the following claims for payment:  Claims allowed: Road & Bridge $38,346.42, Wellmark $34,009.63, MetLife $1,560.69, Retirement $6,055.06, OASI $8,764.80, Commissioners $4,140.00, Auditor $7,116.50, Treasurer $6,794.25, States Attorney $4,684.25, Govt Building $2,762.40, Director of Equalization $7,147.38, Register of Deeds $7,183.72, Vet Service $1,434.48, Sheriff $12,947.75, Contract Law $4,121.00, Welfare $450.56, Co Nurse $1,206.50, Ambulance $8,852.81, WIC $81.25, Extension $1,206.50, Weed $1,183.50, Dispatch $10,750.34, Emergency Mgt $2,473.75 NOV PAYROLL; Susan Connor $11.00, Pat Carmon $11.00, Karla Neises $11.00, Tami Severson $22.00, Darcy Albert $11.00, Amie Kidd $11.00 TRAVEL.

Alliance $150.00 911 CHARGES; ICAP $620.92 COMMUNITY ACTION PAYMENT; SD Dept. of Transportation $9,023.56 CONTRACTED MAINTENANCE; Wilkinson & Schumacher $899.46 COURT APPT ATTORNEY; Xcel Energy $20.79 ELECTRIC SERVICE; Ultra $1,925.00 EQUIPMENT; HFCA $774.95, Safety Kleen $412.15 FUEL; Northwestern $156.36 GAS SERVICE; P&R Technologies $5,038.00 HOMELAND SECURITY EQUIPMENT; Corner Pantry $42.12 INVESTIGATION EXPENSE; Gregory Protsch $900.00 STATE’S ATTY OFFICE EXPENSE ALLOWANCE; Miner County Pioneer $254.72 PUBLISHING; Microfilm Imaging Systems $210.00 RENT; HFCA $15.00, Tom’s Hardware $28.48, Ultra $990.00 REPAIRS; 3D Specialties $2,211.68, Lyle Signs $271.40, Mustang Seeds $611.25, Team Lab Chemical Corp. $6,050.00 ROAD MATERIALS; LexisNexis $136.86, SD Continuing Legal Education $150.00 SUBSCRIPTIONS; 3D Specialties $145.62, Dakota Fluid Power $40.05, Factor 360 $600.00, Maria Feldhaus $20.64, Homestead $16.87, HFCA $13.29, Krug Supplies $14.44, Law Enforcement Systems $46.00, McLeod’s Printing $872.01, Mid-American Research $66.04, Postmaster $140.00, Rusty’s $12.49, TrueNorth Steel $2,944.00, Ultra $527.95 SUPPLIES; Alliance $783.56, Colleen Arens $30.00, AT&T $88.01, Century Link $11.87, Mike Clary $30.00, Rob Eggert $30.00, Lanny Klinkhammer $30.00, Verizon $89.48 TELEPHONE; Wally Jacobson $64.48, Amie Kidd $63.00 TRAVEL; City of Howard $1,684.39 UTILITIES.

 

State’s Attorney Greg Protsch joined the meeting to review the agreement to provide assistance to Redstone Township for the replacement of two culverts between sections 4 & 9.  The board discussed SDCL 31-14-27 which permits the county to provide assistance to townships for projects involving culvert replacement.  It was moved by Durant, seconded by Gassman and carried to adopt the following motion.  Based upon special circumstances present in this particular request for county assistance in replacing culvert between sections 4 & 9, Redstone Township, pursuant to SDCL 31-14-27 the county exercises its discretion in approving the request on the condition Redstone Township reimburse the county one-third (1/3) of the total cost not to exceed $20,000.  Each request for such assistance to be evaluated on its own set of facts.

 

Director of Equalization Tami Severson presented the following plats for consideration.

 

            It was moved by Protsch and seconded by Reisch to approve the following resolution.

 

RESOLUTION 17-35

 

BE IT RESOLVED that the plat of JBS PROPERTIES CONSERVATION EASEMENT TRACT 1 IN THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 19, TOWNSHIP 105 NORTH, RANGE 57 WEST OF THE 5TH P.M., MINER COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA, as described above, appears to conform to the system of roads, existing plats, and section lines of Miner County and that adequate provisions has been made for access to adjacent unplatted lands and that all provision of Miner County Subdivision Regulations have been complied with.  Furthermore, all taxes and special assessments upon the Tract or subdivision have been paid and that the plat and the survey thereof have been paid and that the plat and the survey thereof have been lawfully executed.  Said plat is approved and accepted and the Chairman is hereby instructed to endorse on such plat this resolution and to certify the same.  Voting aye:  Gassman, Protsch, Reisch, Durant and Wentland.  Voting nay:  none.  Resolution adopted this 5th day of December 2017.

 

                                                            Roger Wentland, Chairman

                                                            Miner County Board of Commissioners

 

Attest:  Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor

           

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

 

RESOLUTION 17-36

 

            BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Miner County, South Dakota, that the plat of LOT 1 OF CALLIES FIRST ADDITION IN THE SE ¼ OF SECTION 19, T 106 N, R 56 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 this Resolution and certify the same.  Voting aye:  Gassman, Protsch, Reisch, Durant and Wentland.  Voting nay:  none.  Resolution adopted this 5th day of December 2017.

 

                                                            Roger Wentland, Chairman

                                                            Miner County Board of Commissioners

 

Attest:  Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor

 

Severson presented the Miner County Government Geographic Information System Data Product License Agreement that would be used for entities requesting GIS information that has been compiled by Miner County.  It was moved by Durant, seconded by Reisch and carried to approve the agreement and set the price for GIS information at $2500.00.  A copy of the agreement is available in the auditor & director of equalization offices.

 

Deputy Mike Clary presented cost information on a replacement vehicle to be used within the sheriff’s office in 2018.  Further information will be gathered and presented at the December 19th meeting.

 

It was moved by Gassman, seconded by Reisch and carried to authorize the execution of the agreement by the chairman, Roger Wentland, as the county’s authorized representative for the SD Dept. of Transportation Bridge Improvement Grant Funding Agreement.

 

Highway Superintendent Ron Krempges reviewed the Redstone Township culvert project and time-line.  The county highway dept. will provide the township with “road closed” signage to be installed immediately.  He also reviewed repairs on the cab of the Ford truck; and the purchase of a new scale for the pay loader.  On an annual basis Kingsbury County and Miner County share work on chip sealing of roads.  This year Miner County will owe Kingsbury for additional work and for gravel purchases.  Krempges will present an invoice for the additional services and gravel costs at the next meeting.

 

Theresa Kocer of Wellmark Insurance presented the 2018 ACA insurance plans available for Miner County’s renewal beginning February 2018.  Employees present included:  Bob Calmus, Pat Carmon, Tami Severson and Karla Neises.  Kocer informed the commission that beginning January 1, 2018 the Health Insurance Provider Fee will be reinstated for 2018.  The 3.4% HIF increase in premium for January shall be paid by the county as directed by the commission.  Commissioners will review the renewal information and bring recommendations forward at the December 19th commission meeting.

 

It was moved by Reisch, seconded by Gassman and carried to approve the 2018 Minnehaha Juvenile Detention Agreement for secure, non-secure and shelter care.

 

Emergency Management Director Bob Calmus presented the “Civil Disturbance Annex” to be added to the Miner County Emergency Operations Plan.  It was moved by Gassman, seconded by Durant and carried to approve the “Civil Disturbance Annex”.  A copy is available for review within the Emergency Management Office.

 

It was moved by Protsch, seconded by Durant and carried to approve the 2018 SD Dept. of Health Community Health Services Agreement for services offered through the Miner County Community Health Nurse Office. 

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

 

RESOLUTION 17-37

 

            WHEREAS, insufficient appropriation was made in the 2017 budget for the following departments 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 departments:  Community Action $.04 and Urban & Rural Development $215.00.  Voting aye:  Protsch, Reisch, Durant, Gassman and Wentland.  Voting nay:  none.  Resolution approved this 5th day of December 2017.

 

                                                                        Roger Wentland, Chairman

                                                                        Miner County Board of Commissioners

 

Attest:  Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor

 

            The meeting adjourned to December 19th.  Dated this 5th day of December, 2017.

 

                                                                        Roger Wentland, Chairman

                                                                        Miner County Board of Commissioners

 

Attest:  Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor

 

 

 


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