March 3, 2020

March 3, 2020

The Miner County Board of Commissioners met in regular session March 3, 2020 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 Protsch and carried to approve the agenda.  The minutes of the February 18th meeting were amended as follows:  Alliance $905.16 and Fedora Fire Department $2500.  No conflict of interest was declared.

The Auditor’s account with the County Treasurer showed a January 31, 2020 balance of $6,803,112.85 in all state, county, civil, school, and trust accounts.

No correspondence was received and no persons appeared for Public Comment.

It was moved by Durant, seconded by Reisch and carried to authorize the auditor to pay the following claims:  Road & Bridge $39,264.15, Wellmark $39,747.97, United Health Care $45.43, Delta Dental $1,377.93, Kansas City Life $444.05, Retirement $5,601.43, OASI $8,412.28, Commissioners $4,430.75, Auditor $7,332.50, Treasurer $6,850.75, States Attorney $5,667.75, Govt Building $2,872.00, Director of Equalization $7,094.92, Register of Deeds $6,475.43, Vet Service $893.00, Sheriff $11,254.75, Contract Law $2,451.31, Welfare $630.40, Co Nurse $1,326.00, Ambulance $6,000.36, WIC $90.25, Extension $1,326.00, Weed $1,858.37 (includes Wally Jacobson at $18.42/hr), Dispatch $11,171.19 (includes Sandra Roy at $17.82/hr), Emergency Mgt $2,219.75 FEB PAYROLL; Pat Carmon $14.00, Susan Connor $28.00, Amie Kidd $14.00, Karla Neises $14.00, Tami Severson $14.00 TRAVEL; Lammers, Kleibacker & Dawson $3,222.00 COURT APPOINTED ATTORNEY; National Assn of State Agencies $39.00 DUES; Motorola $4,310.10, Stryker Sales $988.10 EQUIPMENT; Northwestern Energy $1,190.19 GAS SERVICE; Co Employee $1,903.65 INSURANCE REIMBURSEMENT; Minnehaha Co Juvenile Detention Center $1,658.30 JUVENILE DETENTION PER DIEM; Stamp Fulfillment Center $665.55 POSTAGE; Aramark $125.34, Microfilm Imaging Systems $295.00 RENT; Stryker Sales $209.00, Two Way Solutions $150.00, Ultra $1,813.74 REPAIRS; Greg Protsch $900.00 STATE’S ATTY OFFICE EXPENSE; Relx Inc. $149.00 SUBSCRIPTIONS; Corner Pantry $45.97, Dust-Tex $130.94, Emergency Medical Products $242.70, Homestead Building Supply $115.98, Krug Products $255.42, Mac’s Inc. $23.94, Pharmchem $57.10, Cora Schwader $31.42, Tami Severson $20.00, Tom’s Hardware $22.99, Ultra $2,515.00 SUPPLIES; Alliance $1,012.48, Colleen Arens $30.00, AT&T $291.54, Century Link $20.36, Tami Severson $30.00 TELEPHONE; Best Western Ramkota $551.94, Wally Jacobson $71.04, Kent Terwilliger $187.80 TRAVEL; City of Howard $1,905.21 UTILITIES.

It was moved by Reisch, seconded by Protsch and carried to approve the requests of Wilde Air Service & Wilbur-Ellis Air to permit the landing of aircraft on Miner County highways as authorized in SDCL 50-2-2.1 with Wilde Air Service & Wilbur-Ellis Air assuming all liability when using said roads.

Chairman Wentland stated at 9:30 the 2nd reading of Ordinance 2020-01 shall be held.  Those in attendance included Zoning Administrator Tami Severson, First District of Local Governments Executive Director Todd Kays, numerous Carthage area residents, ag producers and ag business representatives.  Chairman Wentland turned the meeting over to Todd Kays.  Kays completed the 2nd reading of Ordinance 2020-01.  Kays also gave a brief review of the procedure used when considering adoption of an ordinance.

It was moved by Gassman and seconded by Reisch to adopt Ordinance 2020-01.  Commissioner discussion ensued.  Gassman inquired if a setback could be imposed around Lake Carthage.  During previous meetings the board had agreed the ordinance should be written so that all “like” entities (i.e. municipalities) be treated the same. 

Lake Carthage is currently the only lake in Miner County with a designated State Park with camping and lake access.  Having no other comments, the commission discussion was closed.    

Board Chairman Wentland asked if there were any amendments to Ordinance 2020-01.  It was moved by Durant to hold a public hearing to amend Ordinance 2020-01 to establish a 2-mile setback from Carthage City.  Motion died for lack of a second. 

It was moved by Gassman to hold a public hearing to establish a 2-mile setback from Lake Carthage.  Motion was seconded by Protsch.  Voting aye:  Gassman, Reisch, Protsch, Durant.  Voting nay:  Wentland.  Motion carried.  It was moved by Gassman, seconded by Durant and carried to postpone the decision on the motion to approve Ordinance 2020-01 until March 23rd at 9:30. 

The bid opening for the highway supply bids was held as advertised.  Highway Superintendent Ron Krempges and several suppliers were present. 

Bids per ton for gravel crushing in the Skoglund pit were received as follows:  Rechnagel Construction $2.80 per ton.  It was moved by Reisch, seconded by Gassman and carried to award the bid for gravel crushing in 2020 to Rechnagel Construction.

The following bids are for a one-year period from April 1, 2020, through March 31, 2021.  Submitting bids for cutback asphalt and emulsion oil were as follows:   Jebro $563.11/ton.  It was moved by Protsch, seconded by Durant, and carried to award the bid for cutback asphalt and emulsion oil to Jebro, Inc.

The following firms submitted bids per ton for hot bituminous patch material:  Asphalt Paving & Materials-Huron Plant Class E Type 1 Virgin $71, Class E Type 2 Virgin $75.00 Class E Type 1 Recycled $62.50 Class E Type 2 Recycled $68.50; Commercial Asphalt-Mitchell plant Class E Type 1 Virgin $60, Class E Type 1 Recycled $60, Class E Type 2 Virgin $60, Class E Type 2 Recycled $60;  Commercial Asphalt-Spencer plant Class E Type 1 Virgin $58, Class E Type 1 Recycled $58, Class E Type 2 Virgin $58, Class E Type 2 Recycled $58;  Concrete Materials Class E Type 1 Virgin $60, Class E type 2 Virgin $60, Class E Type 1 Recycled $58, Class E Type 2 Recycled $58;  It was moved by Durant, seconded by Gassman and carried to award the bid to Concrete Materials and Commercial Asphalt.

The following bids per ton for quartzite materials were received:  Spencer Quarries $10.50/ton 7/16” Quartzite chips, $14.50/ton Rip Rap, $14.50/ton 4”-12” Rock, $9.20/ton base material, $10.85/ton 1 ½ “ – 3” Ballast,  trucking $.15/ton mile double trailer & $.22/ton mile single trailer; Concrete Materials $30/ton Rip Rap, $9.90/ton base material, $13/ton 1 ½” – 3” Ballast, trucking $.22/ton mile.   It was moved by Gassman, seconded by Durant and carried to award the bid for quartzite materials to Spencer Quarries.

The following bid per pound for crack sealant was received:  Brock White $.62/lb.  It was moved by Gassman, seconded by Reisch and carried to award the bid for crack sealant to Brock White.

It was moved by Gassman, seconded by Protsch and carried to purchase metal culverts, guard rail, steel piling, bridge decking, steel sheet piling, creosote treated #1 Douglas Fir lumber, and cutting edges during the period from February 1, 2020, through January 31, 2021, off of the bid awarded by Beadle County to TrueNorth Steel.

Krempges reported the City of Howard has taken possession of the 2009 Cat 140M motor grader.  He also reported on the water levels on or near county roads in the northeast part of the county. 

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

RESOLUTION 20-08

            WHEREAS, Title 23, Section 151, United States Code and Title 23, Part 650, Subpart C, Code of Federal Regulations, requires initial inspection of all bridges and reinspection at intervals not to exceed two years with the exception of reinforced concrete box culverts that meet specific criteria.  These culverts are reinspected at intervals not to exceed four years. 

            THEREFORE, Miner County is desirous of participating in the Bridge Inspection Program using Bridge Replacement funds.

            The County requests SDDOT to hire Ulteig Engineers, Inc for the inspection work.  SDDOT will secure federal approvals, make payments to the Consulting Engineer for inspection services rendered, and bill the County for 20% of the cost.  The County will be responsible for the required 20% matching funds.

            Voting aye:  Durant, Gassman, Protsch, Reisch and Wentland.  Voting nay:  none.  Resolution adopted this 3rd day of March, 2020 at Howard, South Dakota.

                                                                                    Roger Wentland, Chairman

                                                                                    Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest: Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor

 

Jerry Winker of the Miner County Youth Shooting Club and Jerry Adler of Miner County Recreation joined the meeting to request recreational grant funds from the county.  It was moved by Reisch, seconded by Gassman and carried to disburse recreation grant funds as follows:  Miner County Recreation $2500; and Canova Community Improvement $1000.    

State’s Attorney Greg Protsch arrived at the meeting. 

John Bruner joined the meeting and made a request for the following information:  (as written by John Bruner) 

1.)  Copy of engineer study determining size of box culvert placed in 25th Ave. 2.) Copy of engineer study determining depth of channel when removing dike in section 25 Bellview Township, Miner County, South Dakota. 3.) Copy of permits from Corp of Engineers to alter said channel bring a navigable waterway.  4.) Culvert size and number in Miner County roads between 25th ave & Miner X Kingsbury county line in said channel.  A long with elevation when available.   

Bruner requested this information be provided to him within 30 days of the meeting.  Commissioners instructed Highway Superintendent to gather the information requested by Bruner.

Director of Equalization Tami Severson distributed to the board the informational packets that will be provided to the cities, towns and townships for their equalization meetings. 

Having no further business, the meeting adjourned to March 17th.  Dated this 3rd day of March 2020.

                                                                                    Roger Wentland, Chairman

                                                                                    Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest: Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor

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