August 4, 2015

August 4, 2015

The Miner County Board of Commissioners met in regular session August 4, 2015, in the Miner County Courthouse.  Members present:  Roger Wentland, Tom Reisch, Alex Protsch, Garrett Gassman, and Voni Durant.  Absent:  none.  Chairman Wentland called the meeting to order.  The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.  Motion by Alex, seconded by Durant and carried to approve the agenda as amended.

The Auditor’s account with the County Treasurer showed a July 31, 2015 balance of $4,658,505.36 in all state, county, civil, school, and trust accounts.

                The minutes of the July 21 and July 28th meetings were approved with the addition of the word “only” added to: “Commissioners advised Klinkhammer to have ‘only’ Schwader, Eggert, Clary and Klinkhammer to complete the applications.”

                Commissioners reviewed with Colleen Zobel her 2016 budget request.  Mower repairs were also discussed.

Motion by Gassman, seconded by Reisch and carried to remove the following from capital accumulations and revert back to unreserved undesignated as follows:  2016 Bridge $60,000.

Motion by Gassman and seconded by Durant to adopt the following resolution

RESOLUTION 15-17

WHEREAS, SDCL 7-21-51 allows the board of commissioners to authorize the accumulation of funds for a period longer than one year for capital outlay purposes;

                THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Miner County Board of Commissioners set forth funds from the General Fund for capital outlay accumulation as follows:  $60,000 for a bridge in 2017. 

                Voting aye:  Reisch, Gassman, Protsch, Durant and Wentland.  Voting nay:  none.  Resolution adopted this 4th day of August, 2015. 

                                                                                                                Roger Wentland, Chairman

                                                                                                                Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest:  Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor

 

                It was moved by Durant and seconded by Protsch to adopt the following resolution.

RESOLUTION 15-18

                WHEREAS, insufficient appropriation was made in the 2015 adopted budget for Mental Illness Hearing Expense and Coroner to discharge just obligations 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 appropriation of $550 be transferred from contingency to the Mental Illness Hearing Expense budget and $250 to Coroner budget.

                Voting aye: Reisch, Durant, Gassman, Protsch and Wentland.  Voting nay: none. Resolution approved.

                Adopted this 4th day of August, 2015.

Roger Wentland, Chairman

Miner County Board of Commissioners

 

Attest:    Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor

                It was moved by Reisch and seconded by Gassman to adopt the following resolution.

RESOLUTION 15-19

                WHEREAS, SDCL 7-12-18 allows Fees and traveling expenses chargeable by sheriff, and

                WHEREAS, SDCL 7-12-18 states that a minimum mileage allowance of at least three cents over and above the rate set for state employees by the State Board of Finance but not more than six cents above the rate set for state employees by the State Board of Finance, and

                WHEREAS, the State Board of Finance increased the rate for mileage to $.42/mile as of July 1, 2015,

                THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Miner County Sheriff mileage rate set for fees and traveling expenses shall be $.48/mile.

                Voting aye:  Durant, Gassman, Reisch, Protsch and Wentland.  Voting nay:  none.  Resolution adopted this 4th day of August, 2015.

 

                                                                                                Roger Wentland, Chairman

                                                                                                Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest:                  Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor

 

                Zoning Administrator Tami Severson presented the following plat for consideration.

                It was moved by Protsch and seconded by Gassman to adopt the following resolution.

RESOLUTION 15-20

                BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Miner County, South Dakota, that the plat of L. Gosmire TRACT 1 IN THE NE ¼ OF SECTION 31, T 105 N, R 56 W OF THE 5TH P.M., 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:  Durant, Gassman, Reisch, Protsch and Wentland.  Voting nay:  none.  Resolution adopted this 4th day of August, 2015.

                                                                                Roger Wentland, Chairman

                                                                                Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest:                  Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor

 

                Highway Superintendent Ron Krempges reported on the progress of gravel crushing, mowing, and other highway projects.  He also reviewed the process for preparing an inventory of all county roads.

                Suzanne Starr-Kapps of the SD UJS Rural Attorney Recruitment Program, State’s Attorney Protsch, Kristian Ellendorf and her family joined the meeting to review the contract to bring Ms. Ellendorf into Miner County as a practicing attorney.  The program assists law students with tuition repayment.  Miner County would be responsible for approximately $4,400/year for 5 years.  In return for tuition assistance Ms. Ellendorf would be required to live in Miner County and practice law in Miner County for the duration of the 5 year period.  Motion by Reisch, seconded by Protsch and carried to enter into the contract with the UJS Rural Attorney Rescruitment Program.

                Todd Kays of 1st District of Local Governments, Chase McGrath and Paul Kostboth of the SD Department of Agriculture reviewed the Miner County Rural Development Site Analysis study that was completed by 1st District and funded by the SD Value Added Agriculture Subfund.  The board of commissioners will consider the direction of this study at a future meeting. 

                The board moved to the 4-H grounds for participation in the 1st annual “Celebrity Pig Showmanship Contest.”

                Claims allowed: SD Dept of Revenue $457.32 human service center patient care;

Mike Clary $120.00, Rob Eggert $20.00, Josh Esser $60.00, Kevin Feldhaus $20.00, Nathan Kizer $20.00, Evan Meyer $20.00, Henry Rentschler $20.00, Mike Sebert $20.00 ambulance attendant fees; ICAP $603.08 community action payment; Kelco Supply $146.90, Willoughby Funeral Home $223.20 coroner expenses; DeCastro Law Office $303.00 court appt atty; Santel $55.12, Triotel $174.13 dispatch charges; Xcel Energy $5.23 electric service; Wingen’s Garage $1,956.04 fuel; Northwestern Energy $43.26 gas service; Miner Insurance Agency $200.00 insurance; Thomson Reuters-West $396.50 law books; Denise Cody $15.00, Marv Ekeren $15.00, KCH Law $184.37, Lucy Lewno $105.49, Gary Mikelson $45.00, Yankton Co Sheriff $25.00 mental illness hearing expense; Miner Co Treasurer $12.00 postage; Miner Co Pioneer $341.02 publishing; Aramark $53.90 rent; Racom Corp $4,403.75 repairs; Boyer Ford $145.15, Campbell Supply $11.25, Creative Product Sourcing $94.88, Homestead Building Supply $117.99, James River Equipment $15.48, Krug Products $140.29, McLeod’s $247.80, Microfilm Imaging Systems $260.00, Miner Co Treasurer $169.00, Office Peeps $202.72, Rusty’s $35.96, Sioux Falls Two Way Radio $78.98, Stan Houston Equipment $99.00, Thomson Reuters-West $289.00, Tom’s Hardware $25.32, United Laboratories $362.61 supplies; Gregory Protsch $1,900.00 state’s atty office exp. allow.; Alliance $824.41, AT&T $81.89, Century Link $8.96, Mike Clary $30.00, Rob Eggert $30.00, Lanny Klinkhammer $30.00, Verizon $69.86, Colleen Zobel $30.00 telephone; SD Dept of Public Safety $2,340.00 teletype; Susan Connor $13.44, Voni Durant $50.40, Garrett Gassman $26.46, Tami Severson $124.74 travel; City of Howard $2,303.93 utilities.

                The meeting adjourned to August 18th.  Dated this 4th day of August, 2015.

                                                                                                                Roger Wentland, Chairman

                                                                                                                Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest: Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor

 

 

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