February 6, 2018

February 6, 2018

 

              The Miner County Board of Commissioners met in regular session February 6, 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 January 15th meeting were approved.

 

            It was moved by Protsch, seconded by Reisch and carried to to approve the following claims for payment:  Road & Bridge $34,478.94, Wellmark $38,005.46, MetLife $1,560.69, Retirement $5,614.50, OASI $8,130.74, Commissioners $4,263.75, Auditor $6,885.85, Treasurer $6,311.82, States Attorney $3,975.00, Govt Building $2,728.40, Director of Equalization $6,648.25, Register of Deeds $6,063.72, Vet Service $859.00, Sheriff $11,097.62, Contract Law $3,950.75, Welfare $582.74, Co Nurse $1,254.46, Ambulance $10,649.93, WIC $84.00, Extension $1,246.46, Weed $1,217.00, Dispatch $10,494.41, Emergency Mgt $2,262.00 JAN PAYROLL; Darcy Albert $11.00, Maria Feldhaus $140.00, Tami Severson $11.00 TRAVEL  Alliance $150.00, Century Link $102.71 911 CHARGES; SD Emergency Mgmt Assn $30.00 DUES; Central Electric Coop $58.33, Xcel Energy $48.91 ELECTRICITY; C&R Supply $12,901.25 EQUIPMENT; HFCA $12,545.21, Sturdevant’s $148.60, Tom’s Hardware $3.87, Wingen’s Garage $170.50 FUEL; Northwestern Energy $1,514.42 GAS SERVICE; Carthage Senior Citizens $108.00, Community Counseling Service $3,500.00, Howard Senior Citizens $126.00 GRANTS;  SD Office of Attorney General $10.00 LAW BOOKS; SD BIT $24.75 NETWORK ACCESS FEES; Miner Co Treasurer $326.40 POSTAGE; Miner County Pioneer $417.34 PUBLISHING; FJM Collections $64.00 REIMBURSEMENT; Microfilm Imaging Systems $210.00 RENT; C&R Supply $1,530.00, Dakota Body Shop $30.00, Office Peeps $346.21, Sioux Falls Kenworth $7,144.43, Sioux Falls Two Way Radio $400.00, Van’s Auto Electric $450.00 REPAIRS; Spencer Quarries $52,250.63, Tom’s Hardware $18.98 ROAD MATERIALS; Greg Protsch $900.00 STATE’S ATTY OFFICE EXPENSE; Lexis Nexis $136.86 SUBSCRIPTIONS; Bierschbach Equipment $560.10, Boyer Ford $1,095.00, Clarke Machine $6.52, Dakota Data Shred $90.23, Girton Adams Co $245.00, Homestead Building Supply $74.37, HFCA $40.00, Kibble Equipment $117.76, Law Enforcement Systems $48.00, Brittany Lunstra $56.20, Matheson Tri Gas $240.38, Miner Co Treasurer $16.33, Office Peeps $304.17, Rafferty’s $10.26, Rusty’s $238.19, SD Office of Attorney General $10.00, Stan Houston Equipment $119.31, Sturdevant’s $458.99, Tom’s Hardware $190.95, Ultra $558.00, Wheelco $201.45 SUPPLIES; Alliance $825.12, Colleen Arens $30.00, AT&T $85.04, Century Link $12.17, Mike Clary $30.00, Rob Eggert $30.00, Lanny Klinkhammer $30.00 TELEPHONE; SD Dept. of Public Safety $2,340.00 TELETYPE; Mike Connor $7.14, Susan Connor $39.48, Denise Gassman $11.76, Holiday Inn Express $115.66, Gibi Page $13.44, SD Emergency Mgmt Assn $65.00, Molly Steeneck $317.46 TRAVEL; City of Howard $2,266.69 UTILITIES; Beadle Co Auditor $950.00 VICTIMS ADVOCATE.

 

            Miner County Weed Superintendent/Emergency Manager Robert Calmus met with the commission to review annual weed reports and requested to travel to the Tri-State Emergency in Worthington MN.  Motion by Alex, second by Gassman to authorize his travel request.  Calmus also asked about the commission’s intention for disbursing the grant funds received by Transfer Energy Partners-Dakota Access Pipeline.  It was moved by Gassman, seconded by Durant to divide the grant evenly amongst the 6 first responder departments within Miner County (Howard Fire Dept., Canova Fire Dept., Fedora Fire Dept., Carthage Fire Dept., Carthage Ambulance and Miner County Ambulance).

 

            Calmus also reviewed the proposed changes to the State and Local Agreement presented by the state.

 

            Ambulance billing manager Gibi Page made a request to use Ambill Associates services to file ambulance claims electronically through a clearing house.  It was moved by Reisch, seconded by Gassman and carried allow the electronic filing of ambulance claims.

  

            Highway Superintendent Ron Krempges informed the board he has received an estimate of costs for engineering services for the Redstone Township culvert replacement project.  With these added services the project could well exceed the projected costs.  He also reported on possible equipment purchases (belly dump gravel trailer and a steel faced packer) and other highway activities.

 

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

 

RESOLUTION 18-4

 

              WHEREAS, excessive loads can be detrimental to our highways, and

 

              WHEREAS, the Miner County Board of Commissioners desires to protect existing Miner County Highways, ultimately saving tax dollars and

 

              WHEREAS, the Miner County Board of Commissioners desire the enforcement of weight limitations on Miner County Roads as set forth and posted by the Miner County Highway Superintendent

 

              NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the limits on Miner County Highways shall be set with South Dakota weight limitations with the exception of 425th Avenue (County Road #17) between 220th Street and 233rd Street (SD Hwy #34) and 421st Avenue (County Road #21) between 233rd street (SD Hwy #34) and 244th Street will be set as 80,000 pounds gross weight for any vehicle or combination of vehicles.

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that seasonal spring thaw weight limitations will preside over such weight limitations when signs are in place and displayed and that the SD Highway Patrol be and hereby is authorized and requested to enforce weight limitations on Miner County roads and that the penalty for the violation of the load restrictions shall be set forth in SDCL 32-22-55.

 

                Voting aye:  Gassman, Reisch, Protsch, Durant and Wentland.  Voting nay:  none.  Resolution adopted this 6th day of February, 2018.

 

                                                                                                Roger Wentland, Chairman

                                                                                                Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest: Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor

 

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

 

RESOLUTION 18-5

 

MINER COUNTY WEIGHT LIMIT ENFORCEMENT

 

                WHEREAS, seasonal climatic changes can be detrimental to our highways, and

 

                 WHEREAS, the Miner County Board of County Commissioners desires to protect existing Miner County Highways, ultimately saving tax dollars, and

 

                WHEREAS, the Miner County Board of County Commissioners desire the enforcement of weight limitations on Miner County roads as set forth and posted by the Miner County Highway Superintendent

 

                NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the limits on Miner County Highways shall be set at 7 ton per axle/40 ton gross vehicle weight, with the exception of county road 17 (425th Ave.) from Carthage south to SD Hwy #34 and county road 22 (242nd St.) from Canova east to US Hwy #81 shall be 40 ton gross vehicle weight, during spring thaw period and when weight limit signs are in place and that the South Dakota Highway Patrol be and hereby is authorized and requested to enforce weight limitations on Miner County roads.

 

              BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the penalty for the violation of the load restrictions shall be set forth in SDCL 32-22-55.

 

              Voting aye:  Gassman, Riesch, Protsch, Durant and Wentland.  Voting nay:  none.  Resolution adopted this 6th day of February, 2018 at Howard, South Dakota.

                                                                                     

                                                                                    Roger Wentland, Chairman

                                                                                    Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest:   Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor

 

              Motion by Protsch, seconded by Reisch and carried to authorize the SD Highway Patrol to enforce weight limitations on Miner County roads.

 

RESOLUTION 18-06

 

            WHEREAS, insufficient appropriation was made in the 2018 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:  Juvenile Detention, $2000.00.  Voting aye:  Protsch, Reisch, Gassman, Durant and Wentland.  Voting nay:  none.  Resolution approved this 6th day of February 2018.

                                                                                                 

                                                                                                Roger Wentland, Chairman

                                                                                                Miner County Chairman

Attest:  Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor

 

              Todd Kays Executive Director of First District of Local Governments met with the board to review the district’s activities within Miner County.

 

              It was moved by Durant, seconded by Gassman and carried to authorize Chairman Wentland to sign the County Rangeland Agreement.

 

              It was moved by Gassman, seconded by Reisch and carried to authorize Chairman Wentland to sign the revised SDPAA (SD Public Assurance Alliance) Intergovernmental Contract.

 

              Auditor Connor was instructed to advertise for sealed bids the 2006 Ford Type II Ambulance.  Sealed bids will be opened on March 20th during the regular scheduled commission meeting.

 

              The 2004 Chevy Blazer that was declared surplus will be offered for sale at the March 7th Wieman Public Auction in Marion, SD. 

 

              It was moved by Reisch, seconded by Durant and carried to enter into the GIS contract with the City of Howard.  Wentland signed the agreement which will be forwarded to the City of Howard for their consideration. 

 

              The meeting adjourned until February 20, 2018.  Dated this 6th day of February, 2018.

                                                                                                 

                                                                                                Roger Wentland, Chairman

                                                                                                Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest:   Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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