November 19, 2019

November 19, 2019

The Miner County Board of Commissioners met in regular session November 19, 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 Protsch and carried to approve the agenda.  The minutes of the November 5th meeting were approved.  No one appeared for Public Comment and no conflict of interest was declared. 

The following correspondence was received:  Dakota Rural Action invitation for CAFO Forum.

It was moved by Gassman, seconded by Reisch and carried to authorize the auditor to pay the following claims:  SDSU Extension $12,522.50 4-H PMT TO STATE; Alliance $150.00, Century Link $109.27, Triotel $171.53 911 CHARGES; SD Dept. of Health Lab $40.00 ALCOHOL TEST; ICAP $654.33 COMMUNITY ACTION PAYMENT; Alex Nurnberg $150.00 CORONER EXPENSES; Central Electric Coop $62.41 ELECTRICITY; Bargain Barn Tire Center $3,500.00, Stryker $29,379.78 EQUIPMENT; Cardmember Services $92.65, HFCA $14,096.49, Mighty Auto Parts $204.60, Sturdevant’s $6.38, Wingen’s Garage $159.50 FUEL; Axon Enterprise $1,116.00, LeadsOnline $1,188.00 INVESTIGATION EXPENSE; Minnehaha Co Regional $920.00 JUVENILE DETENTION PER DIEM; Miner County Pioneer $358.65 PUBLISHING; Aramark $250.68, Diesel Machinery $6,000.00, Stan Houston Equipment $2,800.00 RENT; Butler Machinery $984.70, HFCA -$43.89, Office Peeps $99.93, S&S Contracting $361.63 REPAIRS; Bierschbach Equipment $489.00, Hollaway Construction $3,000.00, Infotech Solutions $500.00, Spencer Quarries $2,633.90, Stan Houston Equipment $1,620.00, Truenorth Steel $1,170.30 ROAD MATERIALS; Relx Inc. $149.00 SUBSCRIPTIONS; Butler Machinery $2,710.93, Cardmember Services $63.83, Diesel Machinery $556.10, Emergency Medical Products $192.99, GCR Tire Centers $492.39, HFCA $7.58, McLeod’s $587.28, Office Peeps $21.17, O’Keefe Implement $33.03, Pharmchem $85.65, Rockmount Research $615.99, Rusty’s $9.37, SD Continuing Legal Education $150.00, SD Federal Property Agency $1,850.00, Stryker $696.22, Sturdevant’s $217.52 SUPPLIES; Verizon $77.38 TELEPHONE; Susan Connor $220.68, Governor’s Inn $77.00, Alex Nurnberg $85.68, Ramkota Hotel $154.00, Kent Terwilliger $96.06 TRAVEL.

It was moved by Reisch, seconded by Protsch to declare the 650 Ballot Scanner & five Automarks as surplus and authorize disposal with Election Systems & Software.

It was moved by Gassman, seconded by Durant and carried to authorize the auditor to make operating transfers as provided for in the 2019 budget to 911 fund $50,000 and Emergency Management $15,000.

Motion by Gassman, seconded by Reisch and carried to authorize the auditor to make automatic supplements for grant funds received to the following accounts:  Emergency Management (Revenue) & Emergency Management Professional Services (Expenditure) $612.65.

It was moved by Durant, seconded by Gassman to declare 2 bullet proof vests as surplus, approve the acknowledgement and waiver of liability assumption of the risk form signed by Dr. Marie Lohsandt-Howard School Superintendent, and transfer ownership of the vests to Howard Schools.  Once the new bullet proof vest arrives within the sheriff’s office, its replacement will also be transferred to Howard Schools.   

Director of Equalization Tami Severson presented the following plats for consideration. 

It was moved by Protsch and seconded by Gassman that the following resolution be approved.

RESOLUTION 19-27

BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Miner County, South Dakota, that the plat of MENTELE TRACT A A SUBDIVISION OF THE SW ¼ OF THE SW ¼ OF SECTION 34, T 105 N, R 57 W OF THE 5TH P.M., MINER COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA, which has been submitted for examination pursuant to law, is hereby approved and the County Auditor is hereby authorized and directed to endorse on such plat a copy of this Resolution and certify the same.

Voting aye:  Durant, Protsch, Reisch, Gassman and Wentland.  Voting nay:  none.  Resolution adopted this 19th day of November 2019.

                                                                                    Roger Wentland, Chairman

                                                                                    Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest:  Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor

            It was moved by Reisch and seconded by Gassman that the following resolution be approved.

RESOLUTION 19-28

            BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Miner County, South Dakota, that the plat described as LOT 1 OF ISCHEN’S ADDITION IN THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER (SE ¼) OF SECTION THIRTY-THREE (33), TOWNSHIP ONE HUNDRED SIX (106) NORTH, RANGE FIFTY-EIGHT (58) WEST OF THE 5TH P.M. IN MINER COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA, be approved and accepted by the Board of County Commissioners at its meeting of November 19, 2019 and the county Auditor is hereby instructed to endorse on such plat a copy of this resolution and to certify the same.

Voting aye:  Durant, Protsch, Reisch, Gassman and Wentland.  Voting nay:  none.  Resolution adopted this 19th day of November 2019.

                                                                                    Roger Wentland, Chairman

                                                                                    Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest: Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor

            Community Health Nurse Clerical Assistant Brittany Lunstra presented the CHN quarterly report as prepared by CHN Kayla Miller.

            Sheriff Rob Eggert joined the meeting to review his current budget and to request permission to purchase 4 body cameras (version 3) and fire extinguishers for each law enforcement vehicle.  This equipment was not included in the 2019 budget.  Eggert indicated that the fire extinguishers were placed in the 2020 budget.  The commission instructed Eggert to order the body cameras (version 3) and if they arrive in 2019 the board will do a contingency transfer to cover the costs.  He was instructed to wait until 2020 to purchase the fire extinguishers.

            Highway Superintendent Ron Krempges reported on the completion of the Redstone culvert project.  The total cost of the project was $57,922.58.  The agreement with Redstone Township stated the township would pay one third of the cost up to $20,000.  Redstone’s share will be $19,307.53 with the county paying the remaining.  Krempges reviewed the rented equipment and repairs that need to be made on the rented track skid steer.  The rented excavator is still being utilized through this week to complete various projects.  His office has been working on the FEMA documentation for the declared disasters.  With the high-water levels Krempges is concerned about the availability of gravel.  Mowing of county road ditches has been completed. 

            Todd Kays of First District of Local Govts, Planning & Zoning Administrator Tami Severson, and representatives of the City of Carthage David Hattervig & Kathy Faber joined the meeting to review the drafted changes to the zoning ordinance.  The Commissioners (Planning & Zoning Board) have been working this year on updating the Miner County Zoning Ordinance that was adopted in 2004.  This scheduled time is to do a review of those drafted changes and answer any questions of those changes.  Once the board is ready a public hearing will be scheduled with the proper notifications published.  The changes include a definitions section, changes to the administration of the ordinance, retooled the violations section and other changes.

            David Hattervig stated they were present to review the Concentrated Animal Feeding portion of the ordinance.  He stated they were hoping for implementation of greater distances from cities for CAFO placement.  They would love to see 3 miles but realistically would like at least 2 miles as a setback for all CAFO’s.  The variance process and the option of a Joint Jurisdictional Ordinance was explained by Kays.  Kays suggested to have First District employees come in and GPS locate all existing livestock feeding operations within a couple miles of each city in Miner County.  The board agreed to have this locate project completed by First District.  Once the results of the project are received, those operators will be given the chance to comment on the changes to CAFO regulations.  The draft of the proposed updated zoning ordinance will be placed on the First District of Local Governments website for the public’s review.  The link is: http://association.1stdistrict.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Miner-County-Zoning-DRAFT-110119.pdf

A paper copy is also available for review in the Auditor’s office.  Further discussion on this matter will be held once the information is received from the First District’s survey of surrounding operators.   

Issues concerning the courthouse heating, windows, and water issues were discussed.  Wentland reported that he had contacted Midwest Boiler about putting a new boiler and replacement of all piping.  Midwest Boiler will come and inspect the project and give a cost estimate.  Auditor Connor reported on costs associated with projects from two counties (Aurora & Hand) that did similar updates to their courthouses.  Wentland suggested doing the updates and repairs over a period of years.  Custodian Colleen Arens reported that another major leak occurred prompting another radiator to be capped off.  Commissioners will seek information and cost estimates from different contractors pertaining to each type of repair needed and will report back at the December 3rd commission meeting.    

Having no further business, the meeting adjourned until December 3rd.  Dated this 19th day of November, 2019.

                                                                        Roger Wentland, Chairman

                                                                        Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest: Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor

 

 

 

 

 

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