January 15, 2019

January 15, 2019

 

The Miner County Board of Commissioners met in regular session January 15, 2019 in the Miner County Courthouse.  Members present:  Roger Wentland, Garrett Gassman, Tom Reisch, 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 December 28th meeting were amended as follows operating transfer to 911 $23,406 and the January 2nd minutes were approved.  No one appeared for Public Comment.  Also present included Tami Severson.

 

It was moved by Protsch, seconded by Gassman and carried to authorize the auditor to pay the following claims:  SD Dept. of Revenue $611.63 MENTALLY ILL PATIENT CARE; Alliance $150.00, Santel $55.12, Triotel $169.53 911 CHARGES; ICAP $654.33 COMMUNITY ACTION PAYMENT; SD Office of Child & Family Services $1,563.50 COUNTY NURSE PAYMENT TO STATE; Lammers Kleibacker, LLP $593.40 COURT APPT ATTY; Lifequest $2,500.00 DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED GRANT; Maria Feldhaus $120.00, Midstates Organized $100.00, SD Assn Co Hwy Superintendents $275.00; SD Assn of Weed Supervisors $50.00, Tri-State Emergency Mgt. Assn $20.00 DUES; Central Electric Coop $57.99, Xcel Energy $45.49 ELECTRICITY; HFCA $1,519.59, Wingen’s Garage $2,571.45 FUEL; Emergency Safety Education $113.61 IN SERVICE EDUCATION; Co Employee $938.33, Co Employee $277.15, Co Employee $179.00 INSURANCE REIMBURSEMENT; Mark Katterhagen $15.00, Lucy Lewno $166.47, Darcy Lockwood $15.00 MENTAL ILLNESS HEARING EXPENSE; Miner Co Treasurer $200.00, Stamp Fulfillment Services $1,209.00 POSTAGE; Lake Co Sheriff $2,175.00 PRISONER CARE; McCook Co Auditor $1,776.98 REIMBURSEMENT; Barry Callies $1,298.92, Microfilm Imaging Systems $235.00 RENT; Cummins Central Power $935.30, Dware $3,025.00, Election Systems & Software $3,264.00, First District Assn of Local Govts $10,500.00, Racom Corporation $5,050.00, S&S Contracting $142.86, Sturdevant’s $77.94, Transource $9,677.07, Tyler Technologies $3,370.02 REPAIRS; Lexis Nexis $288.00 SUBSCRIPTION; Butler Machinery $31.18, Cardmember Services $243.69, Dawson Construction $30.91, Dust-Tex $124.73, Emergency Medical Products $895.00, Home Service Water Conditioning $10.80, Mid-American Research $110.65, Miner Co Treasurer $126.56, Northern Truck Equipment $206.12, Office Peeps $939.88, Rusty’s $171.26, SD Dept. of Revenue $205.75, Sturdevant’s $155.01, Thomson Reuters-West $299.34; Tom’s Hardware $846.25, Ultra $84.25, Zep $606.61 SUPPLIES; Alliance $894.13, AT&T $109.90, Verizon $94.59 TELEPHONE; Daniel P. Feldhaus Reporting $295.80 TRANSCRIPTS; SD Ambulance Assn $195.00 TRAVEL; City of Howard $1,879.43 UTILITIES; Beadle Co Auditor $1,144.00 VICTIMS ADVOCATE.

 

It was moved by Protsch, seconded by Gassman and carried to enter into the 2019 prisoner housing agreement with Lake County.

 

It was moved by Reisch, seconded by Durant and carried to enter into the 2019 prisoner housing agreement with Davison County.

 

It was moved by Durant, seconded by Gassman and carried to enter into the 2019 GIS agreements with First District of Local Governments.

 

Wentland signed the City of Howard/Miner County GIS agreement which will be forwarded to the City of Howard for their consideration.

 

It was moved by Durant, seconded by Reisch and carried to authorize Chairman Wentland to sign the Memo of Understanding between SDSU Extension and Miner County for 4-H Youth programs.

 

Sheriff Rob Eggert met with the board on several issues.  It was moved by Gassman, seconded by Reisch and carried to move deputy Mike Clary to Chief Deputy and increase his 2019 salary to $45,100 annually.  It was moved by Protsch and seconded by Durant to assign Cora Schwader the title of Director of 911 & Dispatch Services with an increase in annual salary to $43,000.  Voting aye:  Durant, Protsch, and Wentland.  Voting nay:  Reisch and Gassman.  Motion carried.  Eggert also asked for guidance on starting salary for the deputy position that is currently advertised.

 

Miranda Bender of the Insurance Store presented quotes for employee dental, vision, and life from United Health Care.  The board also reviewed the proposed rates from MetLife.  It was moved by Gassman, seconded by Protsch and carried to offer dental, vision and life insurance through United Health Care.

 

Highway Superintendent Ron Krempges joined the meeting to request that several resolutions be adopted.

 

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

 

RESOLUTION 19-4

 

            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 15th day of January, 2019.

                                                                                Roger Wentland, Chairman

                                                                                Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest:  Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor

 

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

 

RESOLUTION 19-05

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, Reisch, Protsch, Durant and Wentland.  Voting nay:  none. 

            Resolution adopted this 15th day of January, 2019 at Howard, South Dakota.

 

                                                                                 Roger Wentland, Chairman

                                                                                 Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest:  Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor

 

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

 

It was moved by Gassman, seconded by Durant and carried to authorize Chairman Wentland to sign the South Dakota Department of Transportation letting authorization for project no. BRF 6418(00)  PCN 02ER.

 

Todd Kays of First District of Local Governments joined the meeting to present the district’s annual report.  Kays also started the review of the Miner County Zoning Ordinance.  The review will continue on February 19th.

 

Ray & Sandy Schuren of the Coonhunter Inn requested information on the availability and costs of the county liquor licenses.  The board indicated the cost of the license would not exceed $925.00.  Schuren’s will complete the liquor license application and submit it for the board’s consideration at a future meeting.

 

Bob Calmus presented the 2018 weed department’s fiscal report.

 

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

 

RESOLUTION 19-06

 

            WHEREAS, The Miner County Commission is submitting a Hazard Mitigation Grant project to the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the State of South Dakota; and

            WHEREAS, the Miner County commission is required to appoint an Applicant Agent for the purpose of signing documents and assuring the completion of all application documents;

            NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Miner County Commission appoints Roger Wentland as the authorized Applicant Agent.  Dated this 15th, day of January, 2019.

 

                                                                                Roger Wentland, Chairman

                                                                                Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest: Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor

 

Bob Calmus submitted his letter of resignation for retirement.  The board thanked Calmus for his years of dedication to the Emergency Management & Weed Supervisor positions & wished him well in his retirement.

 

It was moved by Durant, seconded by Gassman and carried to enter into executive session (SDCL 1-25-2 (1)) at 11:53.  The board returned to regular session at 12:00.

 

The meeting adjourned until February 5th.  Dated this 15th of January, 2019.

 

                                                                                        Roger Wentland, Chairman

                                                                                        Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest:  Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor

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