May 1, 2012

May 1, 2012

            The Miner County Board of Commissioners met in regular session May 1, 2012, in the Miner County Courthouse.  Members present:  Don Bowman, Pat Maroney, Roger Wentland, Voni Durant and Heath Thompson.  Absent:  none.  Chairman Thompson called the meeting to order.  The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

            Motion by Durant, seconded by Wentland and carried to approve the agenda as amended.

            The minutes of April 24th were approved as corrected with Maroney leaving the April 24th meeting prior to Deputy Sheriff Eggert’s appearance.

            Commissioner Wentland reported that an organized group is working toward funding the application of calcium chloride on 434th Ave. from highway 34 south 1 mile.  They are seeking private and public funding.

            Motion by Maroney, seconded by Bowman and carried to enter into the contract for WIC services with the SD Department of Health.

            The resolution submitted by Mark Fairchild with the LaRouche PAC was considered by the board.  No action was taken in support of the resolution.

Motion by Durant and seconded by Bowman to adopt the following resolution.

RESOLUTION 12-11

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 ANDREW DUANE JENSEN in the amount of $255.20; and

WHEREAS, on or about the 23rd day of June, 2008, Andrew Duane Jensen and his wife, Laurie Christine Jensen, did contract to purchase certain real property located in Madison, Lake County, South Dakota, on a Contract for Deed from Glen W. Griffin and Eunice F. Griffin, as Trustees of the Glen W. Griffin and Eunice F. Griffin Revocable Living Trust dated the 31st day of October, 1997, such real property being specifically described as:

            The West Half (W ½) of Lot Five (5) and all of Lot Six (6) in block Six (6) of Clark and McKinnon’s Addition to Madison, Lake County, SD; and

WHEREAS, Andrew Duane Jensen and Laurie Christine Jensen thereafter divorced, and Andrew Duane Jensen did deed, convey and transfer any and all interest which he had in this property to Laurie Christine Jensen as part of the terms of the divorce settlement, this being done by Deed dated the 23rd day of February, 2009, and filed for record on the 7th day of April, 2009, at 9:00 o’clock AM in Book 496, page 567; and

WHEREAS, Andrew Duane Jensen and Laurie Christine Jensen 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, neither Andrew Duane Jensen nor Laurie Christine Jensen had paid sufficient amounts under the Contract to acquire any monetary “equity” in the property, and as a result thereof, Laurie Christine Jensen, as sole owner of the property, did quit claim and convey to Glen W. Griffin and Eunice F. Griffin, as Trustees of the Glen W. Griffin and Eunice F. Griffin Living Revocable Living Trust dated the 31st day of October, 1995, by Deed dated the 26th day of February, 2010, and filed for record on the 3rd day of March, 2010, at 9:00 o’clock AM in Book 508, page 586; and

WHEREAS, Glen W. Griffin and Eunice F. Griffin, as Trustees of the Glen W. Griffin and Eunice F. Griffin Revocable Living Trust dated the 31st day of October, 1995, are now the owners of that certain piece of real estate, to-wit:

            The West Half (W ½) of Lot Five (5) and all of Lot Six (6) in block Six (6) of Clark and McKinnon’s

            Addition to Madison, Lake County, SD; having a street address of 519 NW 2nd St.; and

WHEREAS, Andrew Duane Jensen, 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 Andrew Duane Jensen 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 West Half (W ½) of Lot Five (5) and all of Lot Six (6) in block Six (6) of Clark and McKinnon’s Addition to Madison, Lake County, SD; having a street address of 519 NW 2nd St.;

Above located within the City of Madison, Lake 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 Andrew Duane Jensen shall continue to be and remain in effect against Andrew Duane Jensen as to any other properties and/or against him personally.

Dated at Howard, Miner County, South Dakota, this 1st day of May, 2012.

                                                Heath Thompson, Chairman

                                                Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest:  Susan R. Connor, Miner County Auditor

States Attorney Greg Protsch made a request for financial support to assist in compensating a summer intern in the States Attorney’s office.  Motion by Bowman, seconded by Wentland and carried to increase the States Attorney’s office allowance expense from $900 to $1900 for the months of June, July and August for support of securing a summer intern for the States Attorney.

Welfare Director Gibi Page presented poor relief case 12-06 for consideration.  Motion by Wentland, seconded by Durant and carried to approve payment for burial services to Willoughby Funeral Home, $3470.  The application of applicant 12-01 was not reviewed at this time.

Miner County CHN Barb Esser presented the CHN quarterly report.

Highway superintendent Ron Krempges discussed road right of ways, graveling, and equipment purchases.

A representative from Midwest Boiler Repair, Inc. reported on repairs needed to the boiler located in the courthouse.  A rough estimate of repair was given ($8000) for replacement of the tubes within the boiler.  A formal estimate and contract will be submitted to the board for consideration at a future meeting.

Motion by Durant and seconded by Bowman to remove the letter of resignation from Lanny Klinkhammer from the table.  Durant recommended that the personnel policy be placed on the agenda for the May 15th meeting.  Motion to place the resignation back on the table by Durant, seconded by Wentland and carried. 

The board adjourned as a board of commissioners and reconvened as a Planning & Zoning Board.

States Attorney Protsch and Todd Kays of 1st District of Local Governments joined the meeting.  The board discussed the zoning ordinance violation penalties.  Adding an administrative fee and procedures to implement for violations of building permits, conditional use permits and variances was also reviewed.  The board instructed Todd Kays to submit wording for the changes discussed for review at a future meeting.  The board adjourned as a planning and zoning board and reconvened as a board of commissioners.

Todd Kays explained the proposed dues structure for 2013 thru 2022 as a member of the 1st District of Local Governments.  Motion by Durant, seconded by Bowman and carried to approve the Amendment to the joint cooperative agreement with 1st District. 

Claims allowed: Commissioners $3639.50, Auditor $5465.02, Treasurer $5833.50, States Attorney, 3388.50, Govt Bldg $2419.27, Director of Equalization $3993.50, Register of Deeds $4978.58, Vet Service $732.50, Sheriff $9640.47 (includes Joey Klinkhammer-guard @$14.42/hr); Contract Law $3099.75, Welfare $38.00, County Nurse $1824.00,  Ambulance $6979.65; WIC $152.00; Extension $1124.00, Weed $710.25; Road & Bridge $31,765.01; Dispatch $8784.68, Emergency Mgt $2129.50; Colleen Noid $120.00 David Claussen $18.00, Barbara Genzlinger $396.00, Kimberly Halverson $120.00, Donna Klinkhammer $528.00, Lanny Klinkhammer $156.00, Rick Olson $36.00, Ashley Callies $367.50, Jay Goldammer $152.00, ambulance attendants, Wellmark $20,637.46, TransAmerica-GAP $5461.23, Guardian - Life $195.12,  Dental, $901.11, Vision $314.73, OASI $7,036.69; Retirement $5026.37 ;  AT & T Mobility $153.68, Mike Clary $30, Rob Eggert $30, Lanny Klinkhammer $30 phone expense; Brock White $623.24, Brown & Saenger $350.09, Homestead $362.32, Light & Siren $119.20, North Central $108.29, Office Peeps $13.46, Rafferty Robbins $17.67, Rockmount Research & Alloys $787.74, Slope Meter $360.00, Stan Houston Equip. $299.00 Supplies; Barb Esser $1000 Pandemic Planning; Good Samaritan Society $33.00 Disaster Drill; Miner County

Pioneer $227.98 Publishing; Greg Protsch $900 Office Allowance; Santel Communications $55.12, Triotel Communications $173.53 911 Charges; Willoughby Funeral Home $3470 Burial Exp; Xcel Energy $7.53 Utilities. 

            The meeting adjourned to May 15, 2012.  Dated this 1st day of May, 2012.

                                                            Heath A. Thompson, Chairman

                                                            Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest:  Susan R. Connor, Miner County Auditor

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