April 17, 2018

April 17, 2018


The Miner County Board of Commissioners met in regular session March 20, 2018 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 Durant, seconded by Gassman and carried to approve the agenda.


The minutes of the April 3rd meeting were approved.


The board acknowledged receipt of the following correspondence: SLA (State and Local Agreement) for Emergency Management.


It was moved by seconded by and carried to approve the following claims for payment:  CLAIMS ALLOWED: Road & Bridge $37,111.17 (Includes Isaiah Glanzer and Eric Smith at $16.62/hr), Wellmark $38,292.01, MetLife $1,627.33, Retirement $5,878.96, OASI $8,566.10, Commissioners $4,263.75, Auditor $6,795.50, Treasurer $6,307.75, States Attorney $3,975.00, Govt Building $3,463.79, Director of Equalization $6,688.70, Register of Deeds $6,568.35, Vet Service $859.00, Sheriff $11,039.75, Contract Law $3,950.75, Welfare $776.54, Co Nurse $1,234.25, Ambulance $8,240.68, WIC $84.00, Extension $1,234.25, Weed $1,428.92 (Includes Wallace Jacobson at $17.66/hr), Dispatch $14,797.84, Emergency Mgt $2,262.00 JAN PAYROLL; Jeremy Beyer $11.00, Darwin Callies $11.00, Logan Calmus $11.00, Don Eppe $11.00, Isaiah Glanzer $11.00, Ron Krempges $11.00, Eric Smith $11.00, Grant Stevens $11.00 TRAVEL.  Mike Clary $60.00, Josh Esser $100.00, Henry Rentschler $20.00 AMBULANCE ATTENDANT FEES; Alliance $150.00, Santel $55.12, Triotel $169.53 911 CHARGES; Sanford Medical Center $2,450.00 AUTOPSY; ICAP $633.50 COMMUNITY ACTION PAYMENT; Jacob Dawson $685.70, Jencks & Jencks $298.50 COURT APPOINTED ATTORNEYS; Central Electric Coop $58.33, Xcel Energy $21.40 ELECTRICITY; HFCA $8,075.08, Miner Co Treasurer $10.68, Rhomar Industries $603.37, Stan Houston Equipment $34.02, Wingen’s Garage $788.40 FUEL; Miner Co Recreation Assn $1,500.00 GRANTS TO OTHERS; Amie Kidd $3,211.72 GROUP INSURANCE; Emergency Safety Education $280.00 IN SERVICE EDUCATION; SD BIT $25.50 NETWORK ACCESS FEE; Miner Co Treasurer $134.01 POSTAGE; Lake Co Sheriff’s Office $1,800.00 PRISONER CARE; Lewis Drug $33.64 PRISONER MEDICAL; Office Ally $19.95 PROCESSING FEE; Microfilm Imaging Systems $210.00 RENT; Boyer Trucks $847.16, Cardmember Services $82.72, Dakota Alignment $153.70, Dakota Fluid Power $1,487.59, HFCA $17.00, Office Peeps $151.46, Prostrollo Auto Mall $491.56, Sturdevant’s $383.94, Transource $548.87, Vangaurd Appraisals $1,700.00 REPAIRS; Bierschbach Equipment $26.60, HFCA $28.62, Tom’s Hardware $5.45 ROAD MATERIALS; Bierschbach Equipment $360.00, Boyer Trucks $4,459.21, Bob Calmus $89.99, Chief $99.98, Dawson Construction $90.41, Dust-Tex $229.29, Emergency Medical Products $436.87, Maria Feldhaus $107.85, Girton Adams $400.00, Home Service Water Conditioning $37.80, Howard Cold Storage $66.32, Matheson Tri Gas $141.05, McLeod’s Printing $252.20, Mid-American Research $125.69, Miner Co Treasurer $106.41, National 4-H Council $20.95, North Central Int’l $199.80, Northern Truck Equipment $93.04, Office Peeps $1,158.48, Prostrollo Auto Mall $250.00, Pulltarps $145.39, Rafferty-Robbins $2.99, Rockmount Research $774.84, Rusty’s $358.69, SD Federal Property Agency $112.50, Stan Houston Equipment $116.85, Sturdevant’s $219.71, Tom’s Hardware $257.73, Transource $192.10, Ultra $12.00, Wheelco $3,495.96 SUPPLIES; Alliance $756.30, Verizon $94.57 TELEPHONE; Cardmember Services $179.15, Rob Eggert $96.00, Maria Feldhaus $490.96, Ron Krempges $22.00, Brittany Lunstra $57.12, Ramkota Hotel Pierre $102.99, Wrangler Inn $165.00 TRAVEL.


CHN clerical assistance Brittany Lunstra presented the Community Health Nurse’s quarterly report.


The board moved to the first floor of the courthouse to conduct the public auction of the John Deere 430 Lawn & Garden Tractor with 60 inch Mid-Mount Rotary Mower.  Several individuals were present for the public auction.  The high bid accepted went to John Haak for $1200.


Highway Superintendent Ron Krempges reported on snow removal from the weekend blizzard.


Krempges presented the easement agreements for the bridge project located on the Canova oil.  It was moved by Gassman, seconded by Durant and carried to authorize Wentland to sign the agreements with Randy & Lesa Feldhaus and David Dawson; the Right of Way Certificate; Utilities Certificate; and Letting Authorization for Project No. BRF 6211(09) PCN 02EZ.


Krempges has ordered a Ford ¾ Ton pickup off of the SD state bid.  Repairs have been made to the 2008 pickup. He also questioned the status of the county farm fence.  The highway department will work on repair of the existing fence.


With the inspection requirement of newly replaced highway signs several counties are considering pooling resources to purchase a reflectometer.


Treasurer Pat Carmon reported she has a request for the 2018 tax list.  It was moved by Reisch, seconded by Protsch and carried to set a $250 fee plus applicable sales tax for tax & assessment lists and require purchasers to sign a “request for computer generated public records”.


A discussion as to the method of selling the 2006 ambulance resulted in the decision to auction at a public auction on Thursday June 7, 2018.


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




WHEREAS, SDCL 35-4-2 (6) states that a county may charge for On-Sale Licenses issued outside municipalities an amount not less than the maximum that the municipality to which the applicant is nearest is charging for like licenses; and


WHEREAS, SDCL 35-4-11.1 states if not previously fixed by ordinance or continuing resolution, the board of county commissioners shall on or before the first of September in each year determine the number of on sale licenses it will approve for the ensuing calendar year and the fees to be charged for the various classifications of licenses.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the Miner County board of Commissioners that

  1.  a new liquor license will be based on the nearest municipality’s liquor license fees and shall not be less than the maximum of that municipality. 

  2. The number of On-Sale Licenses authorized for issuance in calendar year 2019 outside of municipalities within Miner County is three.

    Voting aye:  Protsch, Durant, Gassman, Reisch and Wentland.   Voting nay:  none.  Resolution adopted this 17th day of April 2018.

                                                                            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 approve the managed services proposal with Connection Point for management of the county’s server and computers.

Emergency Management Director Bob Calmus met with the board to review the correspondence from The SD Dept. Public Safety concerning the proposed changes to the state & local agreement for emergency management services.  Calmus also presented the updated LEOP plan for Miner County.


It was moved by Durant, seconded by Gassman and carried to enter into executive session to discuss personnel matters (SDCL 1-25-2 (1) at 11:25.  The board returned to regular session at 11:37.


The meeting adjourned to May 1st.  Dated this 17th day of April, 2018.


 Roger Wentland, Chairman

 Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest:  Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor                                        

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