December 4, 2018

 

December 4, 2018

 

            The Miner County Board of Commissioners met in regular session December 4, 2018 in the Miner County Courthouse.  Members present:  Roger Wentland, Garrett Gassman, Voni Durant, Tom Reisch and Alex Protsch.  Absent:  none.  Chairman Wentland called the meeting to order.  The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.  Motion by Protsch, seconded by Gassman and carried to approve the agenda.

  

            The minutes of the November 20th meeting were approved.  No one appeared for Public Comment.  The auditor’s account with the county treasurer showed a November 30, 2018 balance of $6,887,002.27 in all state, county, civil, school and trust accounts.

 

            The following claims were approved for payment:  Road & Bridge $40,227.62, Wellmark $38,375.05, MetLife $1,625.49, Retirement $6,441.46, OASI $9,448.64, Commissioners $4,263.75, Auditor $7,504.99, Treasurer $7,182.75, States Attorney $4,825.00, Govt Building $3,648.00, Director of Equalization $7,489.30, Register of Deeds $8,039.39, Vet Service $1,334.00, Sheriff $13,314.75, Contract Law $4,281.44, Welfare $501.91, Co Nurse $1,276.25, Ambulance $9,229.17, WIC $85.00, Extension $1,276.25, Weed $1,322.96, Dispatch $14,300.17, Emergency Mgt $2,562.00 NOV PAYROLL; $11.00 Pat Carmon, $11.00 Susan Connor, $11.00 Amie Kidd, Karla Neises $11.00, Tami Severson $11.00 TRAVEL; Century Link $20.19, Triotel $169.53 911 CHARGES; ICAP $633.50 COMMUNITY ACTION PAYMENT; Xcel Energy $23.49 ELECTRIC SERVICE; Custom Truck Equipment $54,266.72 EQUIPMENT; HFCA $948.09 FUEL; Northwestern $675.32 GAS SERVICE; County Employee $987.56 INSURANCE REIMBURSEMENT; Lincoln Co Auditor $452.40 MENTAL ILLNESS HEARING EXPENSE; Avera McKennan $1,406.00, Avera Medical Group $305.17 MENTALLY ILL PATIENT CARE; Dakota Rendering $10.00 OTHER SERVICES; Davison Co Jail $760.00 PRISONER CARE; Microfilm Imaging Systems $210.00 RENT; Bob’s Electric $991.86, Custom Truck Equipment $13,728.82, Ultra $905.00 REPAIRS; Homestead Building Supply $333.04, Michael Johnson Construction $1,160.74, Michael Todd & Co $57.69, Rolling Prairie Grain $4,235.00 ROAD MATERIALS; Greg Protsch $900.00 STATE’S ATTY OFFICE EXPENSE ALLOWANCE; Custom Truck Equipment $228.46, Dept. of Public Safety $68.00, Maria Feldhaus $12.99, Homestead Building Supply $76.97, Krug Products $46.45, Matheson Tri Gas $782.98, McLeod’s Printing $4.20, Pharmchem $28.55, Postmaster $72.00, Thomson Reuters-West $408.00, Vacuum Center $290.49 SUPPLIES; Alliance $916.44, Colleen Arens $30.00, AT&T $109.90, Mike Clary $30.00, Rob Eggert $30.00, Lanny Klinkhammer $30.00 TELEPHONE; Lanny Klinkhammer $85.00, Ramkota Hotel $384.00 TRAVEL; City of Howard $1,605.90 UTILTIES.

 

            It was moved by Durant, seconded by Reisch and carried to declare the 2010 Ford F150 pickup as surplus and offer for sale at the Weiman Auction scheduled for December 12th at their auction site near Marion, SD.

 

            Commissioners had no issues or concerns with the proposed rewrite of the South East Central Dist. Association of County Commissioners & County Officials bylaws.

 

            Chairman Wentland presented information on land adjoining the 4-H grounds that may be available for purchase.  The board was in agreement to pursue the purchase of the property through Miner County State’s Attorney Greg Protsch.

 

            Sheriff Elect Rob Eggert joined the meeting to inform the board on equipment updates that he would like to pursue in 2019.  Eggert will report back to the board on a quarterly basis to keep communication flowing between the sheriff’s department and the commission.  Eggert will assume the sheriff’s position on January 7, 2019.  The board set Eggert’s 2019 salary at $50,000 with a 6 month review.

 

            Highway Superintendent Ron Krempges informed the commission on the delays of two highway projects.  The bridge replacement located at the intersection of 235th St. & 435th Ave. and the Redstone Twp. culvert replacement project will be delayed until weather permits in 2019.  He also discussed equipment purchases planned for 2019.

 

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

 

RESOLUTION 18-29

 

            WHEREAS, Miner County wishes to submit an application for consideration of award for the Bridge Improvement Grant Program:  49-062-020, West edge of Carthage on 222nd Street over Redstone Creek; and

            WHEREAS, Miner County certifies that the project is listed in the county’s Five-Year County Highway and Bridge Improvement Plan; and

            WHEREAS, Miner County agrees to pay the 20% match on the Bridge Improvement Grant funds; and

            WHEREAS, Miner County hereby authorizes the Bridge Improvement Grant application and any required funding commitments.

            NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the South Dakota Department of Transportation be and hereby is requested to accept the attached Bridge Improvement Grant application.

            Voting aye:  Gassman, Durant, Protsch, Reisch and Wentland.  Voting nay:  none.  Resolution adopted this 4th day of December 2018.

                                                                                    Roger Wentland, Chairman

                                                                                    Miner County Board of Commissioners

 

Attest:  Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor

 

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

 

RESOLUTION 18-30

 

            WHEREAS, Miner County wishes to submit an application for consideration of award for the Bridge Improvement Grant Program:  49-160-079, 5.1 miles North of Howard on 434th Ave. over W. Fork of the Vermillion River and 49-161-080, 5.0 miles North and 0.1 miles East of Howard over the W. Fork of the Vermillion River, and

            WHEREAS, Miner County certifies that the projects are listed in the county’s Five-Year County Highway and Bridge Improvement Plan; and

            WHEREAS, Miner County agrees to pay the 20% match on the Bridge Improvement Grant funds; and

            WHEREAS, Miner County hereby authorizes the Bridge Improvement Grant application and any required funding commitments.

            NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the South Dakota Department of Transportation be and hereby is requested to accept the attached Bridge Improvement Grant application.

            Voting aye:  Gassman, Durant, Protsch, Reisch and Wentland.  Voting nay:  none.  Resolution adopted this 4th day of December 2018.

                                                                                Roger Wentland, Chairman

                                                                                Miner County Board of Commissioners

 

Attest:  Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor

 

            Theresa Kocer of Wellmark Insurance presented the 2019 ACA insurance plans available for Miner County’s renewal beginning February 2019.  Also present for the presentation was Tami Severson.  The increase in premiums were 6.25% & 4.08% for the two plans currently being offered to Miner County employees.  Large increases in out of pocket maximums, copays and drug copays accompanied those new plans.  The board will request a quote from The Insurance Store for Avera Health Care Plans.  A special commission meeting will be held on Wednesday December 12th at 9:00 to review the options for health care coverage in 2019.

 

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

 

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

 

RESOLUTION 18-31

 

            BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Miner County, South Dakota, that the plat of TRACT 1-2 OF TRACT 1 OF CLEMENTS ADDITION IN THE NW ¼ OF SECTION 11, 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, Durant, Protsch, Reisch and Wentland.  Voting nay:  none.  Resolution adopted this 4th day of December, 2018.

                                                                                    Roger Wentland, Chairman

                                                                                    Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest:  Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor

 

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

 

RESOLUTION 18-32

 

            BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Miner County, South Dakota, that the plat of G. L. ROBY TRACT 2 IN THE SW ¼ OF SECTION 11, 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, Durant, Protsch, Reisch and Wentland.  Voting nay:  none.  Resolution adopted this 4th day of December, 2018.

                                                                                    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 18-33

 

In Support of Expansion of the Vermillion Basin Water Development District

WHEREAS, the County of Miner currently belongs to the East Dakota Water Development District and

WHEREAS, the Board of Miner County Commissioners realizes the benefits of the Water Development District and

WHEREAS, the Vermillion Basin Water Development District would like to expand the District to include Miner County,

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Miner County Commissioners supports leaving the East Dakota Water Development District with the expansion of the current Vermillion Basin Water Development District to include Lake, Kingsbury, McCook and Miner

Voting aye:  Gassman, Durant, Protsch, Reisch and Wentland.  Voting nay:  none.  Resolution adopted this 4th day of December, 2018.

                                                                                    Roger Wentland, Chairman

                                                                                    Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest:  Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor

 

            The meeting adjourned to December 18th.  Dated this 4th day of December, 2018.

 

            Roger Wentland, Chairman

                                                                                    Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest:  Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor

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