June 1, 2021

June 1, 2021

The Miner County Board of Commissioners met in regular session June 1, 2021 in the Miner County 4-H Exhibit Hall.  Members present:  Alex Protsch, Garrett Gassman, Tom Reisch, and Roger Wentland.  Absent: Kathy Faber.  The flag pledge was recited.  Others in attendance during the meeting were Tami Severson & Kent Terwilliger.  Motion by Reisch, seconded by Gassman and carried to approve the agenda.

The minutes of the May 18th meeting were approved.  

The auditor’s account with the county treasurer showed a June 1, 2021 balance of $9,289,901.28 in all state, county, civil, school and trust accounts.

No persons appeared for Public Comment. 

The following correspondence was received: Miner County Veterans’ Services Officer’s April report.

It was moved by Reisch, seconded by Gassman and carried to approve the following claims for payment:  Road & Bridge $36,345.04, Wellmark $46,186.52, Delta Dental $1,466.89, Kansas City Life $443.49, Retirement $5,972.05, OASI $8,264.80, Commissioners $4,430.75, Auditor $7,365.75, Treasurer $6,334.75, States Attorney $5,433.50, Govt Building $2,872.00, Director of Equalization $7,372.96, Register of Deeds $6,715.18, Vet Service $893.00, Sheriff $11,254.75, Contract Law $3,792.00, Welfare $354.60, Co Nurse $1,342.00, Ambulance $6,029.13, WIC $91.50, Extension $1,342.00, Weed $1,325.00, Dispatch $10,398.05, Emergency Mgt $2,275.00 MAY PAYROLL; Redwood Toxicology $42.00 ALCOHOL SCREENING; FJM Collections $55.00 COLLECTION FEES; SD DOT $6,616.33 CONTRACTED MAINTENANCE; Northwestern Energy $275.73 GAS SERVICE; SDACC $503.00 LEGAL EXPENSE RELIEF FUND; Mark Neises $315.00 MOWING; Fidelity Abstract & Title Co $400.00 PROFESSIONAL FEES; Puetz Design + Build $108,790.70, Wheelco Brake & Supply $132.24 REPAIRS; Concrete Materials $540.54 ROAD MATERIALS; Kristian Ellendorf $900.00 STATE’S ATTY OFFICE EXP ALLOWANCE; All States Ag Parts $125.00, Bright Arrow Technologies $50.00, Emergency Medical Products $19.93, Malloy Electric Bearing Supply $114.10, Michael Todd & Co $395.95, Tami Severson $20.00, Brittany Yanish $152.54 SUPPLIES; Colleen Arens $30.00, AT&T Mobility $308.95, Susan Connor $60.00, Tami Severson $30.00 TELEPHONE; Darcy Albert $154.00, Jessica Charles $157.04, Dan Page $53.76, Tami Severson $262.55 TRAVEL; City of Howard $1,929.87 UTILITIES.

It was moved by Wentland, seconded by Gassman and carried unanimously to declare the Samsung & LG mini-split units as surplus and advertise for sale at a public auction to be held on June 21st at 10:00 a.m. at the storage unit located at 505 E. Farmer. 

Commissioners discussed the planning for the 2022 budget. 

It was moved by Wentland and seconded by Gassman to adopt the following policy.  Voting aye:  Wentland, Gassman, Reisch and Protsch.  Motion carried. 



Miner County will follow all Bid Laws as defined in South Dakota Compiled Laws and amendments made to.  Departments will use the SD Local Government Guide for Acquisitions, Disposals and Exchanges, which is prepared by the SD Department of Legislative Audit, as a guide to properly applying the applicable laws.   Miner County will also follow the Federal Awards General Procurement Standards for any purchases using Federal Funds.  Information regarding Federal Procurement Standards can be found at https://ecfr.federalregister.gov/current/title-2/subtitle-A/chapter-II/part-200/subpart-D.      If Federal Funds and Local Funds are both being used for a project that requires bidding, the more stringent bid requirement will be applied.

It was moved by Wentland, seconded by Gassman and carried to authorize the auditor to make the following operating transfers as provided for in the 2021 budget from General Fund to Rd & Bridge Fund $1,250,000; 911 Fund $25,000.

A public hearing was held as advertised to consider Ordinance 2021-01 A TEMPORARY ORDINANCE REGARDING THE ISSUANCE OF LOCAL MEDICAL CANNABIS ESTABLISHMENT PERMITS AND/OR LICENSES.  No other persons were present.  The board held the first reading and scheduled the second reading and possible adoption for June 15th at 9:45 a.m.

Highway Superintendent Ron Krempges reported on the asphalt overlay project on 435th Ave. (Canova Oil), mowing, asphalt patching in Kingsbury County and other highway matters.

County offices employees-Jessica Charles, Brittany Yanish, Karla Neises and Becki Mommaerts joined the meeting to present a request changing county office business hours.  The request was made to make more accessible the county offices located at the former bank building.  The temporary hours would begin on June 14th and continue until the board meets again on September 7th.  The board would then take action as to changing back to the regular 8-12/ 1-5 hours or keep the temporary hours.  Those hours will be 7:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. 

It was moved by Wentland, seconded by Reisch and carried unanimously to set the temporary hours-beginning June 14th- for offices located at the temporary location of the Miner County Courthouse (217 S. Main) and all references within the personnel policy for those employees working at that location shall be set accordingly. 

Kyle Higgens of Puetz Design + Build reviewed the updated architectural drawing, billing statement and a possible change order to replace valves and piping for water main.  It was moved by Gassman, seconded by Wentland and carried unanimously to approve Change Order #1 in the amount of $1,234.50.

Having no further business, the meeting adjourned to June 15th.  Dated this 1st day of June, 2021.

                                                            Alex Protsch, Chairman

                                                            Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest:  Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor



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Physical Address: 

Miner County Courthouse

Park Ave. & Main St

401 N. Main St.

Howard, SD 57349


Office Hours: 

7:30am-12:00pm & 12:30pm-4:00pm

Monday - Friday

(Sheriff/Dispatch Office Open 24/7)