December 30, 2021

December 30, 2021

The Miner County Board of Commissioners met in special session December 30, 2021 in the Miner County Courthouse.  Members present:  Joe Bechen, Tom Reisch, Garrett Gassman, Kathy Faber and Alex Protsch.  Absent:  none.  Also present included Director of Equalization Tami Severson and Treasurer Jessica Charles.  The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.  Chairman Protsch called the meeting to order.  It was moved by Faber, seconded by Gassman and carried to approve the agenda as amended. 

It was moved by Reisch, seconded by Gassman and carried to approve the following claims for payment: CLAIMS ALLOWED: Road & Bridge $36,236.18, Wellmark $48,244.76, Delta Dental $1,644.19, Kansas City Life $475.76, Retirement $6,371.92, OASI $8,920.39, Commissioners $4,430.75, Auditor $7,471.24, Treasurer $6,334.75, States Attorney $5,433.50, Govt Building $2,917.50, Director of Equalization $7,343.88, Register of Deeds $7,386.48, Vet Service $893.00, Sheriff $11,088.74, Contract Law $4,832.16, Welfare $413.70, Co Nurse $1,342.00, Ambulance $8,552.14, WIC $91.50, Extension $1,598.20, Weed $1,300.00, Dispatch $14,334.67, Emergency Mgt $2,275.00 DEC PAYROLL; Miner Co Register of Deeds $30.00 FILING FEES; Rechnagel Construction $85,500.00, SD DOT $11,617.49 CONTRACTED MAINTENANCE; Axon Enterprise $1,900.28, Ultra $1,149.00 EQUIPMENT; HFCA $13,443.62, Sturdevant’s $89.64 FUEL; Northwestern Energy $1,526.56 GAS SERVICE; Miner Insurance Agency $15,472.76 HOTEL INSURANCE; City of Howard $5,989.01 HOTEL UTILITIES; Miner Co Treasurer $226.28 POSTAGE; Boyer Trucks $3,483.00, Diesel Machinery $1,466.80, HFCA $26.00, Klinkhammer Plumbing $72.45, Office Peeps $124.27, Sturdevant’s $259.91, Ultra $380.00 REPAIRS; Brock White Co $26,598.00, Homestead Building Supply $735.22, David L. Skoglund $36,000.00 ROAD MATERIALS; Canova Township $1,300.00, Miner Co Treasurer $11,900.00 RURAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROFESSIONAL FEES; Colleen Arens $390.00, Boyer Trucks $2,798.61, Butler Machinery $1,133.88, Dakota Fluid Power $40.14, DMC Wear Parts $6,830.00, Homestead Building Supply $65.86, HFCA $6.79, Jack’s Uniforms $35.13, John Deere Financial $1,564.25, Mid-American Research $334.55, Miner Co Treasurer $114.09, Northern Truck Equipment Co $291.78, Office Peeps $2,420.62, Pomp’s Tire Service $21,338.84, RDO Equipment $91.91, Rockmount $641.70, Shane’s Hardware $63.31, Sturdevant’s $957.47, Transource $37.15, Ultra $684.00 SUPPLIES; AT&T $361.66, Century Link $9.45 TELEPHONE; Joe Bechen $31.50, Kathy Faber $52.92, Garrett Gassman $26.46 TRAVEL.

No persons appeared for public comment. 

State’s Attorney Kristian Ellendorf joined the meeting telephonically to review legal matters.  It was moved by Gassman, seconded by Faber and carried to enter into executive session at 11:49.  The board returned to regular session at 12:00.

It was moved by Faber, 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 $758,632; 911 Fund $47,347.

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

RESOLUTION 21-27

            WHEREAS, insufficient appropriation was made in the 2021 budget for the following departments 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 the following departments:  Judicial $1,971.76; Court Appointed Attorney $1,305.14; Abused/Neglect Child Defense $8,962.61; Community Action $.04; Urban/Rural Development $9000.56; Public Welfare $38.75; WIC Nutrition $12.04. 

Voting aye:  Bechen, Reisch, Gassman, Faber and Protsch.  Voting nay:  none.  Resolution approved this 30th day of December 2021.

                                                            Alex Protsch, Chairman

                                                            Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest:  Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor

 

            It was moved by Reisch, seconded by Gassman and carried to authorize the auditor to make automatic supplements for grant funds received for the following departments American Rescue Plan $215,216 and Rural Access Infrastructure $41,260.89.

            It was moved by Gassman and seconded by Faber and carried unanimously to revert the capital outlay designations of 2021 Bridge Replacement $150,000; 2021 Chip Seal $100,000; Truck Snow Equip. $200,000 and 2024 Asphalt Overlay $260,000 back to General Fund Balance Unassigned.

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

RESOLUTION 21-28

WHEREAS, SDCL 7-21-51 allows the board of commissioners to authorize the accumulation of funds for a period longer than one year for capital outlay purposes;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Miner County Board of Commissioners set forth funds from the General Fund for capital outlay accumulation as follows:  $120,000 Bridge Replacement in 2024; $420,000 Bridge Replacement and $200,000 Chip Seal in 2025; $360,000 Asphalt Overlay and $410,000 County Building Expansion Projects in 2026.  Voting aye:  Reisch, Gassman, Protsch, Faber and Bechen.  Voting nay:  none.  Resolution adopted this 30th day of December 2021. 

                                                                       

                                                            Alex Protsch, Chairman

                                                            Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest:  Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor

 

            Having no further business, the meeting adjourned to January 4th.  Dated this 30th day of December 2021.

                                                Alex Protsch, Chairman

                                                Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest:  Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor

 

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