September 3, 2019

  September 3, 2019

The Miner County Board of Commissioners met in regular session September 3, 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 Gassman, seconded by Durant and carried to approve the agenda.  The minutes of the August 20th meeting were approved.  No one appeared for Public Comment. 

The auditor’s account with the county treasurer showed an August 31, 2019 balance of $6,516,902.72 in all state, county, civil, school and trust accounts.

The following correspondence was received:  Lake Thompson Issues-Kingsbury County; Miner County Conservation District June Meeting minutes.

It was moved by Durant, seconded by Protsch and carried to authorize the auditor to pay the following claims:  Road & Bridge $39,762.18, United Health Care $36,824.07, Retirement $6,199.43, OASI $8,992.31, Commissioners $4,327.25, Auditor $7,179.50, Treasurer $6,664.75, States Attorney $5,534.75, Govt Building $3,496.00, Director of Equalization $7,714.28, Register of Deeds $7,079.63, Vet Service $872.00, Sheriff $11,661.20, Contract Law $3,646.25, Welfare $615.36, Co Nurse $1,291.75, Ambulance $8,586.49, WIC $87.50, Extension $1,291.75, Weed $1,166.75, Dispatch $12,165.34 (includes Sandra Roy at $17.12/hr), Emergency Mgt $2,166.75 AUG PAYROLL; SD Counties $1,480.00 TRAVEL; Helpline Center $512.50 211 ANNUAL FEE; Miner Co Treasurer $19.63 FUEL; Northwestern Energy $36.13 GAS SERVICE; Emergency Safety Education $227.22 IN SERVICE EDUCATION; Miner Co Treasurer $139.69 POSTAGE; Ultra $913.50 REPAIRS; Kimball Midwest $168.86 ROAD MATERIALS; Kristian Ellendorf $4,379.76 RURAL ATTY PROGRAM; Greg Protsch $900.00 STATE’S ATTY OFFICE EXPENSE ALLOWANCE; Ad-Star $277.22, Maria Feldhaus $15.66, Gall’s $27.00, Kimball Midwest $99.95, Miner Co Treasurer $15.77, National 4-H Council $51.85, Tami Severson $20.00, Ultra $24.00 SUPPLIES; Colleen Arens $30.00, AT&T $193.42, Century Link $21.71, Tami Severson $30.00 TELEPHONE; Darcy Albert $200.00, D-Ware $135.00, Tami Severson $200.00 TRAVEL; City of Howard $2,134.04 UTILITIES.

State’s Attorney Greg Protsch informed the board of the scheduled SD Water Management Board hearing on Kingsbury County’s Motion to allow maintenance of Lake Thompson outlet which will be held on September 11th at 11:00 a.m. in the Floyd Matthew Training Center, Joe Foss Building, 523 E. Capitol Ave., Pierre, SD.  Chairman Wentland, Emergency Management Director Kent Terwilliger and State’s Attorney Protsch will attend the meeting.

The 2020 Provisional Budget Hearing was held as advertised.  At the September 24th meeting at 9:45 a.m. the final budget shall be adopted.

Director of Equalization Tami Severson presented the following plats for consideration.  It was moved by Protsch and seconded by Gassman to approve the following resolution.

RESOLUTION 19-20

            BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Miner County, South Dakota, that the plat of LOT 1 OF FELDHAUS ADDITION IN THE SW ¼ OF SECTION 36, T107N, R56W 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:  Protsch, Durant, Gassman, Reisch and Wentland.  Voting nay:  none.  Resolution adopted this 3rd day of September, 2019.

                                                            Roger Wentland, Chairman

                                                            Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest:  Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor

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

RESOLUTION 19-21

            BE IT RESOLVED by the board of County Commissioners of Miner County, South Dakota, that the plat of TRACT 1 AND TRACT 2, FELDHAUS ADDITION IN THE SE ¼ OF SECTION 10, T107N, R45W, 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:  Protsch, Durant, Gassman, Reisch and Wentland.  Voting nay:  none.  Resolution adopted this 3rd day of September, 2019.

                                                Roger Wentland, Chairman

                                                Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest: Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor

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

RESOLUTION 19-22

            WHEREAS, insufficient appropriation was made in the 2019 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 Other Social Services $512.50.  Voting aye:  Protsch, Reisch, Gassman, Durant and Wentland.  Voting nay:  none.  Resolution approved this 3rd day of September 2019.

                                                Roger Wentland, Chairman

                                                Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest: Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor

            Director of Equalization Tami Severson presented a request made by OnX for Miner County’s GIS parcel layers.  The board instructed Severson to inform OnX that submission of an application along with the fee of $2500.00 for this request must be completed.

            Deputy Sheriff Mike Clary made a request to declare surplus several outdated bullet proof vests.  A request has been made by the Howard School District to receive these vests for use in emergency situations at the school.  Commissioners questioned liability of such a donation.  Clary was instructed to consult with Miner County State’s Attorney and bring his findings back to the board for consideration. 

            Emergency Management Director Kent Terwilliger joined the meeting and gave a brief overview of activities within his department.  He made the request that the board continue to participate in the Local Emergency Management Performance Grant (formally known as the State and Local Agreement SLA).  It was moved by Gassman, seconded by Reisch and carried to enter into the agreement with the SD Dept. of Public Safety for the 2020 Local Emergency Management Performance Grant.

            Highway Superintendent Ron Krempges reported on bridge replacement schedule, Redstone culvert replacement, mowing, possible equipment purchases, and MagWater application projects coordinating with the City of Howard. 

            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, and Auditor Susan Connor. Information will be forwarded to First District of Local Govts. for the final plan that will be considered for adoption at the October 1st commission meeting.

            The board convened as a joint meeting of the Planning Commission and the Board of County Commissioners for a Public Hearing for an Ordinance to Rezone property.  Joining the meeting were:  Director of Equalization Tami Severson, US Fish & Wildlife officials Brian Schultz and Michael Blessington.  Chairman Wentland informed those in attendance that the County Commission will be serving as both the Planning Commission and County Commission.  It was moved by planning commission member Protsch and seconded by member Durant to approve the following resolution recommending approval to the County commission of the amendment to the Zoning Ordinance.   

PLANNING COMMISSION

RESOLUTION 19-98

            BE IT RESOLVED that the Miner County Planning Commission recommends to the Miner County Board of County commissioners that they approve and adopt Ordinance 2019-01, an ordinance to amend Section 302 adopted by Ordinance 2004-1, May 4, 2004 as amended, of the Zoning Ordinance of Miner County be amended to classify the following property to be described as “Leighton Tract 1 in the NW ¼ of Section 10, T106N, R57W”, Miner County, South Dakota, To “CI” Commercial/Industrial Zoning District from “A” Agricultural Zoning District.         

            The Public Hearing was opened for discussion.  Brian Schultz of the US and Wildlife Service presented maps to make the commission aware of wetland areas within the described property and that wetland easements exist on that property.  Schultz also stated they are not opposed to the change in classification requested by this zoning change.  Having no other opponents or proponents present the public hearing was closed.

            Planning Commission Chair asked for a role call vote to approve the above written resolution.  Voting aye:  Wentland, Gassman, Reisch, Durant and Protsch.  Voting nay:  none.

Signed this 3rd day of September, 2019

Alex Protsch, Chairperson

Miner County Planning Commission

Attest: Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor

           

            County Commissioner Chairman Roger Wentland held the first reading of Ordinance 2019-01.  The 2nd reading of this ordinance shall be held on September 24th at 9:30 a.m. in the commission room of the Miner County Courthouse.  The Joint meeting of the Miner County Planning Commission and Miner County Board of Commissioners was adjourned. 

            The Board of Commissioners reconvened.  It was moved by Durant, seconded by Gassman and carried to enter into executive session at 11:03 for employee evaluation (SDCL 1-25-2 (1)).  The board left executive session at 11:26. Having no further business the meeting adjourned until September 24th.  Dated this 3rd day of September, 2019.

                                                                                   

                                                Roger Wentland, Chairman

                                                Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest:  Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor

             

 

 

 

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