November 2, 2021

November 2, 2021

            The Miner County Board of Commissioners met in regular session November 2, 2021 in the Miner County Courthouse Commission room.  Members present:  Alex Protsch, Garrett Gassman, Kathy Faber, and Tom Reisch.  Absent:  none.  The flag pledge was recited.  Others in attendance during portions of the meeting were Tami Severson and Rob Eggert.  Motion by Gassman, seconded by Faber and carried to approve the agenda.

The minutes of the October 21st meeting were approved.  

The auditor’s account with the county treasurer showed a November 1, 2021 balance of $7,659,837.23 in all state, county, civil, school and trust accounts.

            No person appeared for Public Comment. 

The following correspondence was received:  SD Dept. of Transportation-Approval of Miner County 5 Year County Highway & Bridge Improvement Plan; SD Dept. of Agriculture & Natural Resources-New Fashion Pork Nutrient Mgt. Plan; Interlakes Community Action-CEO Appointment.

It was moved by Gassman, seconded by Wentland and carried to approve the following claims for payment:  Road & Bridge $39.072.56 (includes Domenick Davids at $16.59/hr), Wellmark $45,156.01, Delta Dental $1,511.34, Kansas City Life $470.95, Retirement $6,286.76, OASI $9,262.73, Commissioners $4,430.75, Auditor $7,365.75, Treasurer $6,334.75, States Attorney $5,433.50, Govt Building $2,917.50 (includes Susan Connor, Rebecca Mommaerts and Tami Severson at $75.00/month), Director of Equalization $7,578.83, Register of Deeds $7,002.88, Vet Service $893.00, Sheriff $12,514.52, Contract Law $4,717.03 (includes Josh Hahn at $43,002/yr), Welfare $788.00, Co Nurse $1,342.00, Ambulance $11,047.92, WIC $91.50, Extension $1,342.00, Weed $1,225.00, Dispatch $12,232.06, Emergency Mgt $2,275.00 OCT PAYROLL; Darcy Laible $14.00, Tami Severson $14.00, Brittany Yanish $42.00 PAYROLL TRAVEL; Mike Clary $20.00, Rob Eggert $60.00, Josh Esser $80.00, Josh Hahn $20.00, Nathan Kizer $40.00 AMBULANCE ATTENDANT FEES; Witness $20.00 WITNESS FEES; Jury Members $400.00 JURY FEES; Jury Members $65.52 JURY TRAVEL Miner Co Treasurer $1,500.00 4-H AWARDS; Santel $55.12, Triotel $169.53 911 CHARGES; Feldman Fencing $1,728.90, SD DOT $2,238.59 CONTRACTED MAINTENANCE; DeCastro Law Office $529.50 COURT APPT ATTY; Co Employee $419.04 INSURANCE REIMBURSEMENT; Ericsson Law Office $198.00 MENTAL ILLNESS HEARING EXPENSE; Miner Co Treasurer $119.92 POSTAGE; GeoTek Engineering $360.00, Puetz Design + Build $4,716.76, Thomas L Price Inc. $2,400.00, Tobin’s Transfer $7,278.70 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES; Graham Tire $260.42, Safe N Secure $1,266.82, Scotts Lock $200.00, Tritech Software $1,302.00, Two Way Solutions $313.94, Ultra $1,162.25 REPAIRS; Kristian Ellendorf $900.00 STATE’S ATTY OFFICE EXP. ALLOWANCE; Axon Enterprise $67.50, Jessica Charles $137.49. Dust-Tex $181.98, Emergency Medical Products $230.72, John Deere Financial $149.12, Mid-American Research $255.94, Miner Co Treasurer $149.45, Cora Schwader $36.28, SDSU Dept. of Animal Sciences $32.50, Tami Severson $20.00, Ultra $78.00, Brittany Yanish $18.09 SUPPLIES; Alliance $952.51, Colleen Arens $30.00, AT&T $88.63, Century Link $15.42, Susan Connor $30.00, Tami Severson $30.00 TELEPHONE; Susan Connor $197.20, Hotel Alex Johnson $219.90, Ramkota Hotel Pierre $154.00, Tami Severson $360.02 TRAVEL; City of Howard $1,880.67, Northwestern $83.41, Xcel Energy $12.16 UTILITIES.

Commissioners toured the storage area, HVAC room, 911 & Sheriff offices.  Sheriff Eggert presented a quote ($2888) for carpet tile to be installed in the 911 & Sheriff offices.  The board stated that this project was denied at a previous meeting.  The floors should be cleaned and waxed.  Chairman Protsch will review with Custodian Arens. 

Auditor Connor gave an update on the wireless routers located throughout the building.  Connecting Point has recommended replacement of the two older wireless access points.  Commissioners instructed Connor to contact Connecting Point to proceed with the upgrade of the wireless access points.

The board considered applications from David Derschan-Epiphany Bar for an on-sale liquor license and an off-sale liquor license to operate outside of a municipality for the 2022 licensing period located in Lot 1 of Lot 3 of SW ¼, Epiphany 34-105-57, Rock Creek Township.   It was moved by Gassman, seconded by Faber and carried to approve the applications of David Derschan-Epiphany Bar LLC for the 2022 operating period.

State’s Attorney Kristian Ellendorf presented information pertaining to Attorney General Ravnsborg proposed opioid settlement sign-on.  Commissioners instructed Ellendorf to complete the sign-on for Miner County.

Lynn Borgers appeared before the commission to request a release of lien that was filed on Colin Belding and attached to the property in which Borgers had sold contract for deed.  It was moved by Gassman and seconded by Reisch to approve the following resolution.

RESOLUTION 2021-23

RESOLUTION COMPROMISING POOR LIEN

WHEREAS, certain liens for Court Appointed Attorney fees have been filed in the office of the Miner County Register of Deeds against Colin Andrew Belding in the amount of $1555.90; and

WHEREAS, on or about the 21st day of September, 2020, Colin Belding and his wife, Alyssa Belding, did contract to purchase certain real property located in Howard, Miner County, South Dakota, on a Contract for Deed from Lyndale and Christi Borgers, such real property being specifically described as:

The North Fifty (50’) of Lot Six (6) of the Southeast Quarter (SE1/4) of Section Three (3), Township One Hundred Six (106) North, Range Fifty-six (56), West of the 5th P.M., Miner County, South Dakota, except the West Two Hundred Forty Feet (W 240’) thereof; also known as 107 N Section Line, Howard, South Dakota 57349. 

 

WHEREAS, Colin Andrew Belding and Alyssa Belding failed to make the required payments under said Contract for Deed, and became wholly in default thereof and subject to forfeiture under the terms of the Contract; and 

WHEREAS, Lyndale & Christi Borgers, seek to foreclose on said contract and have all ownership interests of that certain piece of real estate revert to them, to-wit: 

The North Fifty (50’) of Lot Six (6) of the Southeast Quarter (SE1/4) of Section Three (3), Township One Hundred Six (106) North, Range Fifty-six (56), West of the 5th P.M., Miner County, South Dakota, except the West Two Hundred Forty Feet (W 240’) thereof; also known as 107 N Section Line, Howard, South Dakota 57349. 

 

WHEREAS, Colin Andrew Belding, against whom the County Liens have been filed has no equity whatsoever in the above-described real property; and

WHEREAS, the County of Miner, State of South Dakota, having determined that Colin Andrew Belding has no monetary or pecuniary interest in this particular piece of real property;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the real estate described as:

The North Fifty (50’) of Lot Six (6) of the Southeast Quarter (SE1/4) of Section Three (3), Township One Hundred Six (106) North, Range Fifty-six (56), West of the 5th P.M., Miner County, South Dakota, except the West Two Hundred Forty Feet (W 240’) thereof; also known as 107 N Section Line, Howard, South Dakota 57349. 

 

Above located within the City of Howard, Miner County, South Dakota, be released from said lien and that the County Auditor be, and she hereby is authorized and instructed to execute a Release from this lien for the above-described property; that further the Lien against Colin Andrew Belding shall continue to be and remain in effect against Colin Andrew Belding as to any other properties and/or against him personally.

            Dated at Howard, Miner County, South Dakota, this 2nd day of November, 2021.

                                                            Alex Protsch, Chairman

                                                            Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest:  Susan R. Connor, Miner County Auditor

 

            Highway Superintendent Ron Krempges reviewed employee matters, equipment purchases, mowing & gravel hauling progress.  He also reported his department has completed the small structure inventories for 12 of the 15 townships which had requested assistance in completion of the inventory.

            Treasurer Jessica Charles reported the completion of tax deed on the following properties: 

Lot One (1), Block Three (3) of Aldrich’s Addition to Canova Village, Miner County, South Dakota

 Lot Thirty-one (31). Block Thirteen (13).  of the Original Plat of Canova Village, Miner County South Dakota..

 

It was moved by Faber, seconded by Gassman and carried to abate all taxes associated with the above-mentioned parcels. 

            Charles also reported on sound/echo issues within the treasurer’s office on first floor.  The board instructed Charles to proceed with purchasing canvass prints to hopefully resolve the sound/echo issues.

            Weed Supervisor Kent Terwilliger informed the board of the resignation of Chairman John D. Haak on the weed board.  He asked if the board would approve of appointing Wyatt Walter as chairman of the weed board.  The commission had no objection to that suggestion.

            4-H Youth Advisor Jillian Calmus reviewed activities she has been working on since her employment as Youth Advisor.  Some of those activities included:  National 4-H week activities; Fall Festival; 4-H Buzz (electronic newsletter); Trunk or Treat; SDSU Fall conference; 4-H Recognition (November 14th) and Feeder Calf Show (November 26th).  She also requested permission to purchase a laptop for her department.  The board instructed her to proceed with the purchase of a laptop.

            Having no further business, the meeting adjourned to November 16th.  Dated this 2nd day

                                                            Alex Protsch, Chairman

                                                            Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest:  Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor

 

 

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