October 2, 2018

October 2, 2018

 

The Miner County Board of Commissioners met in regular session October 2, 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 Durant and carried to approve the agenda.  Cindy Foster & Cora Schwader were also present.

 

The minutes of the September 18th meeting were approved.  No one appeared for Public Comment.

 

The auditor’s account with the county treasurer showed a September 30, 2018 balance of $6,116,753.16 in all state, county, civil, school and trust accounts.

 

The following correspondence was received:  SD DENR-Upland Manure Mgt. State Permit.

 

It was moved by Durant, seconded by Gassman and carried to approve the following claims for payment: 

Road & Bridge $37,782.50, Wellmark $38,471.10, MetLife $1,625.49, Retirement $5,789.53, OASI $8,126.71, Commissioners $4,263.75, Auditor $6,828.75, Treasurer $6,307.75, States Attorney $3,975.00, Govt Building $2,750.40, Director of Equalization $7,251.20, Register of Deeds $6,209.16, Vet Service $859.00, Sheriff $11,039.75, Contract Law $3,950.75, Welfare $435.62, Co Nurse $1,251.25, Ambulance $8,194.63, WIC $85.00, Extension $1,251.25, Weed $1,217.00, Dispatch $9,520.74, Emergency Mgt $2,262.00 SEPT PAYROLL;

Century Link $104.93 911 CHARGES; Miner Co Treasurer $60.43, Texas Refinery $787.99 FUEL; Northwestern $38.72 GAS SERVICE; Karla Neises $2,000.00 GROUP INSURANCE; Doug Glover $116.31 IN SERVICE EDUCATION; Todd Spader $190.00 MOWING; SD Bureau of Info & Technology $24.75 NETWORK ACCESS FEE; Miner Co Treasurer $100.00 POSTAGE; Davison Co Jail $190.00 PRISONER CARE; Miner County Pioneer $216.51 PUBLISHING; Aramark $225.10 RENT; Cosmo Construction $3,689.04, Dakota Body Shop $124.00, Howard Auto Clinic $339.49, Microfilm Imaging Systems $108.00, Winker Stump Grinding Service $121.50 REPAIRS; Forterra $1,856.00, Jebro $245,313.13, Lyle Signs $387.11, TrueNorth Steel $12,883.00 ROAD MATERIALS; Kristian Ellendorf $4,379.76 RURAL ATTORNEY PROGRAM; Greg Protsch $900.00 STATE’S ATTY OFFICE EXPENSE ALLOWANCE; 3D Specialties $175.03, Advanced Drainage Systems $7,606.80, Dakota Body Shop $256.22, DS Solutions $175.00, Emergency Medical Products $215.18, Maria Feldhaus $23.39, Law Enforcement Risk $40.90, McLeod’s $216.38, Miner Co Treasurer $126.84, Rebecca Mommaerts $29.81, National 4-H Council $124.65, Tidmore Flags $131.85 SUPPLIES; Alliance $868.67, Colleen Arens $30.00, AT&T $109.41, Century Link $13.61, Mike Clary $30.00, Rob Eggert $30.00, Lanny Klinkhammer $30.00 TELEPHONE; Darcy Albert $160.00, Pat Carmon $30.00, Voni Durant $50.40, Brittany Lunstra $65.40, Karla Neises $30.00, SDPA $100.00, Tami Severson $160.00 TRAVEL; City of Howard $2,110.24 UTILITIES; FJM Collections $1920.06 Collection Fees.

 

Beginning in October Miner County will be served by a Rural Advocate for Domestic Violence.  Office space will be provided within the courthouse.

 

Auditor Connor presented information on the replacement of the cement and curbing in front of the community room located on Canova’s Main St.  This location will now be the site for the general and primary elections.  Canova’s town council has secured bids and is planning to proceed with the project.  Connor informed the commission that currently the site is not handicap accessible and must be made compliant prior to the election.  She made a request to the commission for funds to support this project.  It was moved by Durant, seconded by Reisch and carried to provide $4500.00 to the Town of Canova to cover approximately ½ of the cost for the sidewalk and curb installation.

 

It was moved by Gassman, seconded by Durant and carried to enter into executive session (SDCL 1-25-2(1)) at 9:30.  The board returned to regular session at 9:59.

 

Highway Superintendent Ron Krempges joined the meeting.  It was moved by Gassman, seconded by Protsch to adopt the following resolution.

 

RESOLUTION 18-23

 

A RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE MINER COUNTY FIVE-YEAR HIGHWAY AND BRIDGE IMPROVEMENT PLAN

 

            WHEREAS, the South Dakota Department of Transportation Local Bridge and Improvement Grant Fund requires that in order to be eligible to apply for Bridge Improvement Grant funds, Counties are required to develop a five-year Highway and Bridge Improvement Plan, hereinafter referred to as Plan; and

 

            WHEREAS, Miner County has utilized the South Dakota Department of Transportation, County Staff, the First District Association of Local Governments, Townships, and the general public in developing the various components of the Plan; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Plan includes maps and lists identifying an inventory of highways and bridges, project needs, and revenue sources; and

 

            WHEREAS, Miner County held a public meeting on September 18, 2018 to solicit input into the Plan, and the citizens who attended expressed an interest in the Plan; and

 

            WHEREAS, the County will be able to use the Plan as a tool to budget for transportation enhancements and better coordinate transportation issues with other entities;

 

            NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE MINER COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS THAT THE MINER COUNTY FIVE-YEAR HIGHWAY AND BRIDGE IMPROVEMENT PLAN IS HEREBY ADOPTED AND IS RECOGNIZED AS THE HIGHWAY AND BRIDGE IMRPOVEMENT PLAN FOR MINER COUNTY.

 

            Voting aye:  Reisch, Gassman, Protsch, Durant and Wentland.  Voting nay:  none.  Resolution adopted this 2nd day of October 2018.

 

                                                                                    Roger Wentland, Chairman

                                                                                    Miner County Board of Commissioners

 

Attest:  Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor

 

Krempges reviewed several current projects including culvert replacement, pavement marking, gravel crushing and the October 3rd scheduled pre-construction meeting for the bridge project located at the intersection of 435th Ave. & 235th St.  Krempges briefly discussed the 2019 planned purchase and the availability of a new tractor & mower.

 

Howard City Mayor, Don Arens, joined the meeting.  No officials from Howard Township were present.  Chairman Wentland explained a proposal for the three entities (Howard City, Howard Township and the County) to join efforts in applying Mag Water on 434th Ave. from SD Hwy 34 south to the Graceland Cemetery.  The application of the Mag Water would prolong the life of the gravel and reduce dust.  The approximate total cost could be $3254.00-estimated cost to each entity $1085.00 annually.  Krempges also stated that additional gravel may need to be laid before application of the Mag Water.   Arens will take the matter to the city council at their next scheduled meeting and Chairman Wentland will review the project with Howard Township officials.

 

The board considered the 2 insurance quotes that were presented at the September 18th meeting.  Auditor Connor handed out an updated proposal by CWG which increased the Crime & Cyber limits and changed a few buildings to replacement cost.  SDPAA quote-$44,201.11 and CWG through Miner Insurance quote $31,462.00.  It was moved by Reisch, seconded by Protsch and carried to award Miner County’s Liability & Property Insurance to CWG beginning on November 9, 2018 through November 8, 2019.

 

The meeting adjourned to October 16th.  Dated this 2nd day of October, 2018.

 

                                                                                    Roger Wentland, Chairman

                                                                                    Miner County Board of Commissioners

 

Attest:  Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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