December 17, 2013

December 17, 2013

                The Miner County Board of Commissioners met in regular session December 17, 2013, in the Miner County Courthouse.  Members present:  Don Bowman, Alex Protsch, and Roger Wentland.  Absent:  Voni Durant, Pat Maroney.  Chairman Wentland called the meeting to order.  The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

                Motion by Bowman, seconded by Protsch and carried to approve the agenda as amended.

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

RESOLUTION 13-31

WHEREAS, insufficient appropriation was made in the 2013 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 ($2,393.82) to Mental Illness Board Expense $780.93, Court Appointed Attorneys $1420.75, General Govt. Building $192.14 .

Voting aye:  Protsch, Bowman and Wentland.  Voting nay:  none.  Resolution approved this 17th day of December 2013.

                                                                                                                    Roger Wentland, Chairman

                                                                                                                    Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest:  Susan R. Connor, Miner County Auditor    
           

                Commissioners reviewed correspondence from the SD Dept. of Veterans Affairs.  Motion by Protsch, seconded by Bowman and carried to table the appointment of a Veterans’ Service Officer for Miner County.

                Motion by Bowman seconded by Protsch and carried to approve the following changes to the personnel handbook to reflect health insurance coverage.  The county contributes 100% of an employee’s premium; 85% of an employee/spouse premium; 87% of an employee/children’s premium; and 80% of an employee/family premium. 

                Motion by Bowman, seconded by Protsch and carried to table consideration of fuel quotes for 2014 fuel purchases. 

                Motion by Protsch, seconded by Bowman and carried to enter into executive session for personnel performance evaluation SDCL 1-24-2 (1) at 9:29.  Returned to regular session 9:46.

                Motion by Protsch, seconded by Bowman and carried to authorize the county auditor to pay with county funds all additional costs associated with the January 2014 health insurance fees implemented with the Health Care Reform Act.  

                Motion by Bowman, seconded by Protsch and carried to approve the 2014 prisoner housing agreement with Charles Mix County at the rate of $50/day/prisoner.

                Motion by Bowman, seconded by Protsch and carried to approve the 2014 Minnehaha County Regional Juvenile Detention Center contract.

                Highway Superintendent Ron Krempges made a request for the following level changes to be in effect January 1, 2014.  Motion by Bowman, seconded by Protsch and carried to approve the following level changes:  Terry Carlson from level 6 to level 7; Grant Stevens from level 7 to level 8; Darwin Callies from level 5 to level 6; and David Laible from level 3 to level 4. 

                Brad Stangohr of Ulteig presented the preliminary plans for the  courthouse grounds and parking lot renovations. 

                Julie Clark, Joan Karlen of the HHS Track committee, Kim Lewis of the Howard School Board and Ron Krempges joined the meeting.  Information was provided concerning funding, schedule, and design.  Mr. Lewis will bring additional information and a possible request for county assistance to the January 21st meeting.  

Claims allowed: Alliance $300.00, Santel $55.12, Triotel $171.53 911 charges; Interlakes Community Action $527.65 community action payment; Counseling Resources $200.00, DeCastro Law Office $936.70, Philip R. Parent $287.60 court appointed attorneys; Xcel Energy $12.98 electric service; Butler Machinery $953.10, Howard Farmers Coop $22,097.22, Sheehan Mack $136.92, Sturdevant’s $14.98 fuel; Denise Cody $15.00, Ericsson Law Office $164.00, Harmelink, Fox, Ravnsborg $134.00, Lucy Lewno $150.46, Shreves Law Office $190.34, Karen Swanda $15.00, Yankton Co $127.25 mental illness hearing expense; Thomson Reuters-West $88.50 other expenses; Walgreens $196.52 poor relief medication; Aramark $53.90 rent; Dakota Body Shop $982.20, Howard Auto Clinic $350.52, Howard Farmers Coop $17.00, Office Peeps $81.68, Ultra $40.00 repairs; Spencer Quarries $807.62 road materials; Butler Machinery $150.55, Dust-Tex Service $153.93, GCR Tire Centers $2,217.89, Gillund Enterprises $221.76, Office Peeps $583.13, O’Keefe Implement $84.37, Postmaster $58.00, Puthoff Repair $16.29, Rafferty-Robbins $3.59, Rockmount Research $1,057.54, Rusty’s $76.22, Safety Kleen $372.13, SD Secretary of State $10.98, Sioux City Foundry $13,153.45, Sturdevant’s $177.52, Thomson Reuters-West $88.50, Tom’s Hardware $76.31 supplies; Professional Appraisers $175.00 travel.

                The meeting adjourned to December 30, 2013.  Dated this 17th day of December 2013.

                                                                                                                Roger Wentland, Chairman

                                                                                                                Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest:   Susan R. Connor, Miner County Auditor

 

 

 

 

 

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