November 20, 2018

November 20, 2018

 

            The Miner County Board of Commissioners met in regular session November 20, 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 Durant, seconded by Gassman and carried to approve the agenda.  Also present was Director of Equalization Tami Severson.

 

            The minutes of the November 8th meeting were approved with the correction of changing “Ron Gassman” to Ronda Gassman.  No one appeared for Public Comment.  Protsch reported on several county courthouse heating systems.

 

            It was moved by Protsch, seconded by Reisch and carried to approve the following claims for payment:  Century Link $112.33 911 CHARGES; Central Electric Coop $78.39 ELECTRICITY; Miner County Employee $4,000.00 HEALTH INSURANCE REIMBURSEMENT; Miner Insurance $31,478.00 INSURANCE; SD BIT $24.75 NETWORK ACCESS FEE; Willoughby Funeral Home $3,940.00 POOR RELIEF – BURIAL EXPENSE; SD Dept. of Public Safety $20.00 REIMBURSEMENT; Canova Village $4,500.00, Direct Digital Control $50.00, Girton Adams $783.51, Office Peeps $95.20, S&S $239.39, Zuercher Technologies $1,300.00 REPAIRS; Concrete Materials $1,348.50, Team Lab Chemical Corp $6,050.00 ROAD MATERIALS; Butler Machinery $136.90, Cardmember Services $63.77, Dust-Tex $122.74, ES&S $2,112.85, Girton Adams $195.00, Home Service Water Conditioning $16.94, Light and Siren $624.00, McLeod’s $139.70, Mid-American Research $130.70, Office Peeps $66.62, Cora Schwader $70.52, Universal Services $163.80 SUPPLIES; Bob Calmus $30.00, Susan Connor $9.24, Voni Durant $33.60, Garrett Gassman $32.76, Wallace Jacobson $69.48, Ramkota $597.96, Roger Wentland $11.34 TRAVEL; $569.72 JUROR FEES; $187.68 WITNESS FEES.

 

            It was moved by Durant, seconded by Gassman and carried to approve the 2019 SD Dept. of Health Community Health Services Agreement for services offered through the Miner County Community Health Nurse Office.

 

            Clarification was requested by the auditor’s office on administrative leave approved at the November 8th meeting.  Any full time employee that would be required to work on such administrative leave days shall be paid for hours worked at regular pay and receive compensatory time off for hours worked. 

 

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

 

RESOLUTION 18-27

 

WHEREAS, insufficient appropriation was made in the 2018 budget for elections 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 Elections $4500.  Voting aye:  Protsch, Gassman, Reisch, Durant and Wentland.  Voting nay:  none.  Resolution approved this 20th day of November 2018.

 

                                                                                Roger Wentland, Chairman

                                                                                Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest:  Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor

 

            Curt Neises of Miner Insurance reviewed the county’s insurance coverage and billing.  Neises thanked the board for doing business through Miner Insurance.

 

            Terry Zell auditor with the SD Department of Legislative Audit attended the meeting to review the findings of his audit of Miner County’s 2016 & 2017 fiscal years.  No material weaknesses or significant deficiencies were found with the audit that would require a written comment.

 

            Highway Superintendent Ron Krempges informed the commission on the progress of the bridge project at the intersection of 435th Ave. and 235th St.  Xcel Energy has been holding up the project due to Xcel not proceeding with the relocation of the electrical poles & lines.  Krempges also reviewed equipment repairs, purchase of tires, and other highway matters.

 

            Justice Forester joined the meeting to present information on the Twin Lakes located in Roswell Township.  Also present for the presentation included Brian & Pack Forester & Gregory Protsch.  Justice made a request of the Miner County Board of Commissioners to adopt a resolution (to be presented to the SD Game, Fish & Parks) in support of re-opening the artesian wells located in the area known as the Twin Lakes.  With additional water flow, it is hoped the Game, Fish & Parks, who is the recorded owner of the property, would support this project in hopes of restoring fishing to the area.

 

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

 

RESOLUTION 18-28

 

WHEREAS, the area formerly known as Twin Lakes Resort, now a State Game Production Area, located on the E ½ of Section 19 in Roswell Township, lies in a dormant state; and

 

WHEREAS, Twin Lakes area was fed by operating wells and shutoffs and maintained water levels to be a quality fishery; and

 

WHEREAS, the Twin Lakes area could be returned to its former state; and

 

WHEREAS, THE Miner County Board of Commissioners would deem it necessary to ask the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish, and Parks to study this area to enhance activities for the people of Miner County and surrounding area;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Miner County Board of Commissioners urges the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish, and Parks to explore the options of reestablishing the area of Twin Lakes as a fishery.

 

            Voting aye:  Protsch, Durant, Reisch, Gassman and Wentland.  Voting nay:  none.  Resolution adopted this 20th day of November, 2018.

 

                                                                                Roger Wentland, Chairman

                                                                                Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest:  Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor

 

            The board adjourned to December 4th.  Dated this 20th day of November, 2018.

 

                                                                                Roger Wentland, Chairman

                                                                                Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest:  Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor

 

 

 

 

 

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