April 24, 2012

April 24, 2012

            The Miner County Board of Commissioners met in adjourned session April 24, 2012, in the Miner County Courthouse.  Members present:  Don Bowman, Pat Maroney, Roger Wentland and Voni Durant.  Absent:  Heath Thompson.  Vice-Chairman Wentland called the meeting to order.  The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

            Motion by Durant, seconded by Bowman to approve the agenda as amended.

            The minutes of April 24th were approved.

            Commissioner Maroney expressed concern as to the plans for the City of Howard to place a gravel parking lot on the west side of the west courthouse driveway.  Commissioner Wentland will relay the concerns to the city.

            Removal of the Scotch pine trees located in the tree belt north of the courthouse was discussed.  Wentland will contact area businesses who specialize in the removal of trees for an estimate on the cost for removal.

            A brief discussion was held concerning improvements that need to be made to improve the drainage around the courthouse. 

Tami Moore of the Miner County Soil Conservation District presented the district’s annual report.

            Highway superintendent Ron Krempges reported that the 1995 Ford pickup is in need of repair or replacement.  Krempges requested to replace the pickup through SD Federal Surplus.  He will continue to check with Federal Surplus for different models and styles.  Other highway matters were reviewed.

            Attorney Richard Ericsson appeared and made a request for the commission to release the lien against property owned by his clients.  A resolution will be presented at the May 1st meeting for consideration.

            The board adjourned as a board of commissioners and reconvened as a board of equalization.

Clerical corrections: 

Parcel #3976   Adam Mentele-change to owner occupied

Parcel #3661   Justin K Thorstad-change to owner occupied

Parcel #4460   Justin K Thorstad-change to owner occupied

Parcel #4059   Adam Mentele-remove value ($34,624)

Parcel #874     Larry Haak-remove value ($4,212)

Parcel #875     Larry Haak-remove value ($512 & $3,985)

Parcel #3301   Steve Whitecotton-change value from $1,814 to $168

Motion by Durant, seconded by Bowman and carried to authorize the director to make the clerical corrections listed above.

Motion by Bowman, seconded by Maroney and carried to authorize the Director of Equalization to make changes on the assessment rolls to reflect the qualifying applications for the freeze on assessments of dwellings of the disabled and senior citizens.

Motion by Maroney, seconded by Durant and carried to approve the annual applications for tax exempt status, as previously published in the legal newspaper.

            Having no further equalization business it was motioned by Bowman and seconded by Durant to end equalization for 2012.  Motion carried.

                                                            Roger Wentland, Vice-Chairman

                                                            Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest:  Susan R. Connor, Miner County Auditor

            The board reconvened as a board of commissioners.

            The board reviewed the letter of resignation of Lanny Klinkhammer from the ambulance board and ambulance volunteer.  Motion by Bowman, seconded by Maroney and carried to table the letter until the May 1st meeting. 

            Claims allowed: Norma Andersen, 15.00, mental illness hearing; Donna Dietrich $150.45, Karen Swanda $15.00, mental illness hearing expense; Aramark Uniform Services $45.43, rent; Avera Queen of Peace $151.30. road & bridge & dispatch pre-employment screening; Bob’s Electric $114.38, Marshall & Swift $1597.95, repairs; Don Bowman $20.72, Susan Connor $68.08, Voni Durant $29.60, Lanny Klinkhammer $10.81, Patrick Maroney $92.50, Roger Wentland $116.92, travel; Boyer Ford Trucks $57.37, Brock White Co. $1652.94, Central Business Supply $53.71, Creative Product Sourcing Inc $198.64, Custom Cage Inc $670.00, Dakotagas Propane $385.00, Fastel Company $45.16, Fedex $10.97, Gillund Enterprises $331.92, Howard Farmers Coop Assn $1270.96, Lanny Klinkhammer $12.00, Mid-American Research $212.59, Office Peeps $60.90, Pheasantland Industries $568.96, Power Promotions $20.94, supplies; Miner County Treasurer $340.29, highway freight charges, $210.35-cash item; Kim E. Callies $433.80, judicial transcripts; Central Link $92.89, 911 charges; SD Assn of County Commissioners $1720.83, judicial legal expense relief fund; Davison County Jail $2400.00, Walgreens $34.58, prisoner care; $278.30,  judicial witness fees; Russ Hendrix $677.48, Emergency Mgt instructor; Lanny Klinkhammer $104.94, dispatch computer monitor; Minnehaha Co Treasurer $1019.02, juvenile detention payment; Mitchell Clinic $92.00, prisoner health care; Stephanie Moen & Associates $57.03, deposition; NW Energy & Comm $276.82, gas service; Rusty’s Foodland $36.37, LEPC classes; SD Dept of Transportation $1055.39, contracted maintenance. 

 

            The meeting adjourned to May 1, 2012.  Dated this 24th day of April, 2012.

                                                Roger Wentland, Vice-Chairman

                                                Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest:  Susan R. Connor, Miner County Auditor

                                                           

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