February 5, 2013

February 5, 2013

            The Miner County Board of Commissioners met in adjourned session February 5, 2013, in the Miner County Courthouse.  Members present:  Pat Maroney, Roger Wentland, Voni Durant and Heath Thompson.  Absent:  Don Bowman.  Chairman Thompson called the meeting to order.  The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

            The Auditor’s account with the County Treasurer showed a January 31, 2013 balance of $3,962,820.80 in all state, county, civil, school, and trust accounts.

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

            The minutes of the January 15th meeting were approved.

            It was noted that the publication of the January 15th minutes did not include strikethroughs or underlines.  The following is the newly adopted portion of the personnel policy as it now reads: 

6.1. Benefits by Employee Classification

 

Elected Official – SDCL 7-7.  An individual elected to serve a four-year term and is selected to hold an office for Miner County.  Refer to the Auditor’s Office for a current list of individuals holding elected positions.  The Highway Superintendent is to be treated as an elected official (commissioner motion March 2, 2010 and January 15, 2013)

 

Benefits:

 

Health Insurance                                                         Full Benefit

Retirement                                                                  Full Benefit except for County Commissioners

Holiday Pay                                                                Not Applicable

Family Medical Leave                                                            Not Applicable

Sick Leave                                                                  Not Applicable

Vacation Leave                                                           Not Applicable

 

 

 

Appointed Official – An individual who is appointed by the County Commissioners and holds a regular full-time and/or part-time Supervisor's position and is salaried. (Excluding the Highway Superintendent (commissioner motion March 2, 2010 and January 15, 2013) Refer to the Auditor’s Office for a current list of individuals holding the appointed positions.

 

            It was also noted that Resolution 13-3 the following changes should be made Darwin Callies as a highway worker on Level 4 to Level 5 and Gibi Page Welfare Director at $15.69 to $15.91. 

            Commissioner Bowman joined the meeting by telephone.

4-H Youth Advisor Maria Feldhaus presented the memo of understanding between SDSU Extension and Miner County.  Motion by Maroney, seconded by Durant and carried to enter into the agreement with SDSU Extension to provide 4-H Youth activities to the youth of Miner County.  The following individuals have been appointed to serve on the 4-H  Promotion & Expansion Committee:  Shawna German, Evan Donahue, Cooper Eliason, Holly Litterick, Jen Harrington, David Claussen, Nichole Schultz, Landon Hamilton, Nick Pardy, Matt Connor, Evan Meyer and Kandy Palmquist.  Information on grant funds available from SD Game, Fish and Parks to assist in advancing the Miner County 4-H Shooting Sports was given to Feldhaus for reference and consideration.  

            Equalization Director/Zoning Administrator Tami Severson presented the following plats for consideration.

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

 

RESOLUTION 13-4

            BE IT RESOLVED that the plat described as LOT 1 AND LOT 2 OF SCHNEIDER’S ADDITION IN THE NORTHEAST QUARTER (NE ¼) OF SECTION NINE (9), TOWNSHIP ONE HUNDRED SIX (106) NORTH, RANGE FIFTY-SIX (56) WEST OF THE 5TH P.M. IN MINER COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA, be approved by the Board of County Commissioners at its meeting of February 5, 2013 and the county Auditor is hereby instructed to endorse on such plat a copy of this resolution and to certify the same.

            Voting aye:  Maroney, Wentland, Bowman, Thompson and Durant.  Voting nay:  none.  Resolution adopted this 5th day of February, 2013.

                                    Heath A. Thompson, Chairman

                                    Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest:  Susan R. Connor, Miner County Auditor

 

            The following plat described as “Shannon Colony Cemetery” in the SW ¼ of Section 15, Twp. 106 North, Rge, 55 West of the 5th Principal Meridian, Miner County, South Dakota was presented for consideration.  Various questions such as the size of the plat and conditional use were discussed.  Motion by Durant, seconded by Maroney and carried to place the plat on the table for further review at the February 19th commission meeting.

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

RESOLUTION 13-5

            BE IT RESOLVED that the plat of LOT A AND LOT B, TRACT 1, POPPEN’S 2ND ADDITION IN THE SW ¼ OF SECTION 27, T 108N, R56W, 5TH PM, MINER COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA, which has been submitted for examination pursuant to law, is hereby approved and the County Auditor is hereby authorized and directed to endorse on such plat a copy of this resolution and certify the same.

            Voting aye:  Maroney, Wentland, Bowman, Thompson and Durant.  Voting nay:  none.  Resolution adopted this 5th day of February, 2013.

                                    Heath A. Thompson, Chairman

                                    Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest:  Susan R. Connor, Miner County Auditor

 

Highway Superintendent Ron Krempges presented the following resolutions for consideration.  Motion by Maroney and seconded by Wentland to adopt the following resolution.

RESOLUTION 13-06

            WHEREAS, seasonal climatic changes can be detrimental to our highways, and

WHEREAS, the Miner County Board of County Commissioners desires to protect existing Miner County Highways, Ultimately saving tax dollars, and

            WHEREAS, the Miner County Board of County Commissioners desire the enforcement of weight limitations on Miner County Roads as set forth and posted by the Miner County Highway Superintendent

            NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the limits on Miner County Highways shall be set at 7 ton per axle/40 ton gross vehicle weight, with the exception of county road 17 (425th Ave.) from Carthage south to SD Hwy 34 and County Road 22 (242nd St.) from Canova east to US Hwy 81 shall be 40 ton gross vehicle weight,

during spring thaw period and when weight limit signs are in place.  That the South Dakota Highway Patrol be and hereby is authorized and requested to enforce weight limitations on Miner County Roads.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the penalty for the violation of the load restrictions shall be set forth in SDCL 32-22-55.

Voting aye:  Maroney, Wentland, Durant, Bowman and Thompson.  Voting nay:  none.  Resolution adopted this 5th day of February, 2013.

Heath A. Thompson, Chairman

                                    Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest:  Susan R. Connor, Miner County Auditor

 

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

RESOLUTION 13-7

WHEREAS, excessive loads can be detrimental to our highways, and

WHEREAS, the Miner County Board of Commissioners desires to protect existing Miner County Highways, ultimately saving tax dollars, and

            WHEREAS, the Miner County Board of County Commissioners, desire the enforcement of weight limitations on Miner County roads as set forth and posted by the Miner County Highway Superintendent.

            NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the limits on Miner County Highways shall be set with South Dakota weight limitations, with the exception of 425th avenue (county road #17) between 220th street and 233rd street (SD Hwy 34) and 421st Avenue (county road #21) between 233rd Street (SD Hwy 34) and 244th street will be set as 80,000 pounds gross weight for any vehicle or combination of vehicles.

Seasonal spring thaw weight limitations will preside over such weight limitations when signs are in place and displayed.

            BE IT FUTHER RESOLVED THAT the South Dakota Highway Patrol be and hereby is authorized and requested to enforce weight limitations on Miner County roads and that the penalty for the violation of the load restrictions shall be set forth in SDCL 32-22-55.

Voting aye:  Maroney, Wentland, Durant, Bowman and Thompson.  Voting nay:  none.  Resolution adopted this 5th day of February, 2013.

Heath A. Thompson, Chairman

                                    Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest:  Susan R. Connor, Miner County Auditor

 

Commissioner Maroney reported on legislative issues affecting counties.  Commissioner Wentland reviewed the proposed timeline and approximate costs for moving the existing spruce on the east side of the courthouse parking lot.  Commissioner Durant relayed concerns from the ambulance board that snow removal at the ambulance garage is not taking place on a consistent basis. The board instructed ambulance manager, Cora Schwader to contact the municipal office and request a work order for the snow removal.  The board also instructed Schwader to contact Overhead Door to replace the door at the ambulance garage.

Motion by Wentland, seconded by Maroney and carried to enter into the prisoner housing agreement with Charles Mix County at the rate of $50/day/prisoner.

Thompson informed the board that he had received notice of hearing to establish the outlet elevation for Lake Thompson, Kingsbury and Miner Counties from the SD Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources.  This notice shall be placed on the agenda of the next commission meeting to be held on February 19th. 

Claims allowed:  Avera Home Medical Equipment $52.00, Boyer Ford Trucks $983.37, Butler Machinery $170.91, Emergency Medical Products $303.33, GCR Tire Centers $217.82, Homestead $22.55, Kimball Midwest $296.13, Michael Todd & Co. $101.45, Mid-American Research $264.55, Mighty Auto Parts $519.50, Miner County Treasurer $63.81, National 4-H Supply $37.95, Neve’s Uniforms $163.74, Rusty’s $190.72, Sheehan Mack $216.20, Sturdevant’s $1,235.58, Superior Lamp $73.05, Tom’s Hardware $113.84, Wheelco $318.91 supplies; Office Peeps $207.35, Tom’s Hardware $13.99 office supplies; Miner County Pioneer $230.27 publishing; Carmen Bremmon $313.64 professional services; Alliance Communications $737.05, AT&T $132.66, Mike Clary $30.00, Rob Eggert $30.00, Lanny Klinkhammer $30.00 telephone; Susan Connor $14.80, Kay Hageman $54.76, SD Dept. of Revenue $440.00, SD Assn Assessing Officers $100.00 travel; FedEx $11.47, Miner County Treasurer $149.97 postage; Miner County Treasurer $110.00 motor vehicle supplies; Lammers, Kleibacker, & Brown $288.15, Philip R. Parent $317.80 court appointed attorneys; City of Howard $1,664.11 utilities; Northwestern Energy $1,760.97 gas service; Aramark Uniform $60.59, Denny Mentele $400.00 rent; SD Assn County Highway Supts $225.00 dues; Spencer Quarries $23,444.64 road materials; Xcel Energy $28.40 electric service; Al’s Service $65.93 repairs; Bob’s Electric $97.48 misc. repairs; Al’s Service $181.00, Zoll Medical $1,537.75 office & misc. repairs; Howard Auto Clinic $124.50, Sturdevant’s $398.89 vehicle repairs; Boyer Ford Trucks $784.00, Canova Service Center $67.81 vehicle/equip repairs; Sioux Falls Two Way Radio $152.00 radio repairs; Gregory Protsch $900.00 off. exp. allow.; Thomson West $292.00 law books; State Radio Communications $2,250.00 teletype; Sturdevant’s $65.11 fuel; Alliance Communications $300.00, Century Link $95.99 911 charges; Horizon Health Care $45.00, SD Dept. of Health Lab Service $70.00 other expenses; Avera Queen of Peace $1,069.50 other fees; Dept. of Veterans Affairs $310.70 ambulance chgs reimbursement.

The meeting adjourned to February 19, 2013.  Dated this 5th day of February, 2013.

                                                                        Heath A. Thompson, Chairman

                                                                        Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest:  Susan R. Connor, Miner County Auditor     

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