September 18, 2018

September 18, 2018

 

The Miner County Board of Commissioners met in regular session September 18, 2018 in the Miner County Courthouse.  Members present:  Roger Wentland, Garrett Gassman, Tom Reisch, and Alex Protsch.  Absent:  Voni Durant.  Chairman Wentland called the meeting to order.  The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.  Motion by Gassman, seconded by Protsch and carried to approve the agenda as amended.  Carla Paulson was present for Public Comment.

 

The following correspondence was received:  Miner County Conservation & NRCS July reports; East Dakota Water Development District notice of meeting; SD Dept. of Public Safety-State & Local Agreement funding.

 

It was moved by Reisch, seconded by Gassman and carried to approve the following claims for payment:   Alliance $150.00, Santel $55.12, Triotel $169.53 911 CHARGES; Madison Community Hospital $85.00 BLOOD ALCOHOL; ICAP $633.50 COMMUNITY ACTION PAYMENT; Wilkinson & Schumacher $3,147.95 COURT APPOINTED ATTY; Powerphone $1,128.00 CPR TRAINING; Central Electric Coop $120.23 ELECTRICITY; Cardmember Services $63.93, HFCA $14,476.81, Sturdevant’s $3.19, Wingen’s Garage $1,885.05 FUEL; Todd Spader $380.00 MOWING; Lake Co Sheriff’s Office $375.00 PRISONER CARE; Miner Co Pioneer $522.88 PUBLISHING; Microfilm Imaging Systems $1,390.08 RENT; Graham Tire $421.64, Hoffman Diesel Service $3,102.00, HFCA $123.69, Midwest Fire & Safety $48.00, Office Peeps $171.41, S&S Contracting $529.60, Sturdevant’s $57.16 REPAIRS; Tom’s Hardware $32.97 ROAD MATERIALS; Relx Inc. $144.00 SUBSCRIPTIONS; Auto Body Specialties $1.86, Boyer Trucks $421.94, Bright Arrow Technologies $200.00, Butler Machinery $460.98, Cardmember Services $25.43, Susan Connor $20.00, Diesel Machinery $1,117.30, Dust-Tex $119.62, ES&S $713.91, GCR Tire Centers $2,598.11, Hoffman Diesel Service $4,878.87, Home Service Water $32.40, HFCA $1,292.00, Kimball Midwest $230.43, Matheson Tri Gas $429.52, Mid-American Research $250.74, Office Peeps $976.64, Pharmchem $114.20, RDO Equipment $42.05, Rusty’s $97.33, S&S Contracting $1,885.00, SDACO $50.00, SD Federal Property Agency $36.00, Sturdevant’s $1,205.49, Tom’s Hardware $45.40, Wheelco $24.80 SUPPLIES; Verizon $105.37 TELEPHONE; Darcy Albert $49.00, Bob Calmus $287.07, Clubhouse Hotel $846.00, Susan Connor $161.04, Maria Feldhaus $850.85, Holiday Inn City Centre $165.00, HFCA $19.04, SD LTAP $100.00, Tami Severson $49.00, Garrett Gassman $157.50, Tom Reisch $130.20, Roger Wentland $131.04 TRAVEL; Ray Genzlinger $200.00 WATCHMAN.

 

Emergency Management Director Robert Calmus presented the proposed Miner County Hazardous Material Plan.  Several clerical errors were corrected.  It was moved by Protsch, seconded by Gassman and carried to approve the revised hazardous material plan.

 

Mary Leary of the Miner County Historical Society reported to the board that the City of Howard did not adopt the joint resolution for support of the Miner County Historical Society.  Therefore, it was moved by Reisch, seconded by Gassman and carried to amend Resolution 18-18 as follows:

 

RESOLUTION 18-18 (AMENDED)

 

            WHEREAS, the County of Miner have determined that the cultural heritage and the history of Howard and all areas within Miner County, South Dakota are among its most important assets.

 

            It is hereby declared that the purpose of this Resolution is to authorize the County of Miner to support historic preservation and to promote the conservation of historic assets for the education, inspiration, pleasure and enrichment of all citizens through the Miner County Historical Society, a Section 501©(3) under the Internal Revenue Code.

 

            The purpose of the Miner County Historical Society (MCHS) is to collect, preserve, exhibit and publish material for the study of the history of Miner County, including but not limited to the City of Howard and other municipalities therein, and to obtain the history of local residents.

 

            The MCHS is a corporation formed under the laws of the State of South Dakota for education, charitable and benevolent purposes, and not for personal gain of any of the members thereof.  The MCHS currently operates the Miner County Rural Life Museum located at 127 S. Main Street, Howard, SD  57349.

 

            By adopting this Resolution the County of Miner shall endeavor to support these efforts by contributing to the MCHS, as funds are available, to assist with the basic operational expenses of the MC Rural Life Museum, specifically including providing fiscal support, upon request by the MCHS, and when approved by the County Commission.  The funds will be used to assist with the maintenance and operation of the physical facilities in which the MCHS collects, preserves, and exhibits historical assets to achieve the goals outlined above.

           

 Voting aye:  Wentland, Gassman, Protsch and Reisch.  Voting nay:  none.  Resolution amended this 18th day of September, 2018.

 

                                                                               Roger Wentland, Chairman

                                                                               Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest:  Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor

 

Leary also made a 2019 budget request of $2500 to support the Historical Society.  It was moved by Protsch, seconded by Gassman and carried to add $2500 to the 2019 budget in support of the Miner County Historical Society.

 

ANNUAL BUDGET FOR MINER COUNTY, SD

For the year January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019

 

                                                                                    Tax Levy in                             Tax Levy in

                                                                                       Dollars                                    $’s/1,000

COUNTY TAX LEVIES

WITHIN LIMITED LEVY:             

County Purposes (SDCL 10-12-9)                             $2,839,171.00                                     3.617

(Includes $5,510 to be distributed to the cities.)

 

         It was moved by Reisch, seconded by Gassman and carried to pass the following resolution.

 

RESOLUTION 18-20

 

ADOPTION OF ANNUAL BUDGET FOR MINER COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA

 

            WHEREAS, (7-21-5 through 13) SDCL provides that the Board of County Commissioners shall each year prepare a Provisional Budget of all contemplated expenditures and revenues of the County and all its institutions and agencies for such fiscal year, and

 

            WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners did prepare a Provisional Budget and cause same to be published by law, and

 

            WHEREAS, due and legal notice has been given to the meeting of the Board of County Commissioners for the consideration of such Provisional Budget and all changes, eliminations, and additions that have been made thereto;

 

CHANGES FROM THE 2019 PROVISIONAL BUDGET

 

REVENUE:                                                    FROM                         TO

General Fund

General Cash Applied                          $   746,976.58                        $    749,437.16

Tax Levy                                             $2,839,000.00                        $ 2,839,171.00

EXPENDITURES:

General Fund

Culture-Other                                      $                0.00                       $        2,500.00           

           

            NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that such provisional budget as amended and all its purposes, schedules, appropriations, amounts, estimates, and all matters therein set forth SHALL BE APPROVED AND ADOPTED AS THE ANNUAL BUDGET OF THE APPROPRIATION AND EXPENDITURES FOR MINER COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA, and all its institutions and agencies for calendar year beginning January 1, 2019 and ending December 31, 2019, and the same is hereby approved and adopted by the Board of County Commissioners of Miner County, South Dakota, this 18th day of September, 2018.

 

            The Annual Budget so adopted is available for public inspection during normal business hours at the office of the county auditor, Miner County, South Dakota.  The accompanying taxes are levied by Miner County for the year January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019.

 

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MINER COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA

 

Roger Wentland, Chairman

Garrett Gassman, Commissioner

Alex Protsch, Commissioner

Tom Reisch, Commissioner

(Absent) Voni Durant, Commissioner

 

Attest: Susan Connor, County Auditor

 

It was moved by Gassman, seconded by Reisch and carried to approve the 2018 Davison County Sheriff’s Jail Contract.

 

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

 

RESOLUTION 18-21

 

              WHEREAS, a lien had been filed on an individual (A.R.) for court appointed attorney fees ($118.00) on February 6, 2013 at which time the individual was a minor/child

 

            AND WHEREAS, this lien was filed in error

 

            AND WHEREAS, it is to the advantage and best interest of Miner County to grant the release of said property from said lien;

 

            NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Miner County Board of Commissioners that the lien be released against the resident which Miner County, South Dakota, now has; and that upon this Resolution becoming effective the Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners of said Miner County and the County Auditor of said County are hereby authorized to execute a full release and satisfaction of said court appointed attorney lien ($118.00) on behalf of said County, and that a record thereof be made as provided by law.

 

Dated at the City of Howard, Miner County, South Dakota, this 18th day of September 2018.

 

                                                                                Roger Wentland, Chairman

                                                                                Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest: Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor

 

The board considered the request from Howard High School National Honor Society for the county’s participation in the Horizon Health Care’s Tigers Step Up 2 Cancer Campaign.  Employees will be allowed to participate by donating a $1 to wear a hat in support of “Hat Day” on Friday, October 19th.

 

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

 

RESOLUTION 18-22

 

            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:  Court Appointed Attorney $4000.  Voting aye:  Protsch, Reisch, Gassman and Wentland.  Voting nay:  none.  Resolution approved this 18th day of September, 2018.

 

                                                                               Roger Wentland, Chairman

                                                                               Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest: Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor

 

Motion by Gassman, seconded by Reisch and carried to authorize the auditor to make an operating transfer as provided for in the 2018 General Fund budget to 911 Fund $20,000.00.

 

It was moved by Reisch, seconded by Gassman and carried to enter into executive session according to SDCL 1-25-2 (1) at 9:50.  The board returned to regular session at 10:01.

 

The public meeting for consideration of the Miner County 5 Year Highway Plan was held as advertised.  Those present included all five Miner County Commissioners, Highway Superintendent Ron Krempges, Auditor Susan Connor, Howard Township officials Randy Feldhaus and Steve Noonan, and Miner County Pioneer editor Carla Poulson.  Howard Township officials were informed of the bridge replacement planned for this fall.  Krempges reviewed relocation of electrical service, graveling of the detour route on township roads, signage and speed limits.  Information will be forwarded to First District of Local Govts. for the final plan that will be considered for adoption at the October 2nd  commission meeting.

 

Krempges reviewed culvert replacement projects and an estimate for applying mag water from the intersection of 232nd Street and 434th Ave. north one mile to 231st Street.  The estimated cost would be over $5600.

            

Curt Neises, Agent of Miner Insurance Agency and Taylor Jacobsen of McKinneyOlson Insurance CWG Public Entity PAK State Director presented Miner Insurance’s proposal for property & liability insurance.  One other proposal was presented by Lynn Bren of SD Public Assurance Alliance.  The board will continue to review the 2 proposals until awarding the insurance coverage at the October 2nd commission meeting.

 

Vermillion Basin Water Development District Director Brad Preheim, East Dakota Water Development District Director Jay Gilbertson and James River Water Development District Director Dave Bartel joined the meeting to explain a proposal of creating a larger Vermillion Basin WDD.  Currently the Vermillion WDD encompasses Turner & Clay Counties.  East Dakota WDD includes Grant, Codington, Deuel, Hamlin, Kingsbury, Brookings, Lake, Moody, Minnehaha and the eastern half of Miner County.  The proposal would need to be presented to the SD Legislature for consideration and would enlarge the Vermillion WDD to include Clay, Turner, and portions of Lincoln, Yankton, McCook, Lake, Miner and Kingsbury Counties.  Jay Gilbertson stated the East Dakota WDD is supportive in transferring a portion of its territory to increase the size of the Vermillion WDD.   The commission supports moving forward with this proposed legislation if all other counties are on board with the changes.

 

The meeting adjourned until October 2nd.  Dated this 18th day of September, 2018.

                         

                                                                                Roger Wentland, Chairman

                                                                                Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest:  Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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