December 1, 2015

December 1, 2015

 

The Miner County Board of Commissioners met in regular session December 1, 2015, in the Miner County Courthouse.  Members present:  Roger Wentland, Tom Reisch, Garrett Gassman, Voni Durant and Alex Protsch.  Absent: none.  Chairman Wentland called the meeting to order.  The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.  Motion by Durant, seconded by Protsch and carried to approve the agenda as amended.

                The auditor’s account with the county treasurer showed a November 30, 2015 balance of $5,341,198.19 in all state, county, civil, school and trust accounts.

 

                The board acknowledged receipt of the following correspondence:  Inter-Lakes Community Action return of a portion of the transit match dollars-$2,271.87; SD DENR Revised Phosphorus-Based Nutrient Mgt. Plan for Steve Peterson; Hometown Holiday’s Funding Request; SD Unified Judicial System award of Court Security Grant for security upgrades.

 

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

 

RESOLUTION 15-30

 

WHEREAS, insufficient appropriation was made in the 2015 adopted budget for WIC 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 $500 be transferred from contingency to WIC.

 

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

                Adopted this 1st day of December, 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.  Motion by Gassman and seconded by Durant to adopt the following resolution.

 

RESOLUTION 15-31

 

BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Miner County, South Dakota, that the plat of Parcel A, Parcel B and Parcel C, Esh’s Addition in the NW ¼ of the SW ¼ of Section 26, T105N, R57W, 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:  Gassman, Reisch, Protsch, Durant and Wentland.  Voting nay:  none.  Resolution adopted this 1st day of December, 2015. 

                                                                                Roger Wentland, Chairman

                                                                                Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest:  Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor

 

                Due to the weather Carol Jandera from Direct Digital Control rescheduled her appointment with the commission.  She will attend the December 15th meeting to present the estimate for the heating control upgrade.

 

                Highway Superintendent Ron Krempges informed the commissioners as to the repair to the coal chute on the east side of the courthouse.  Krempges also made the following requests for level changes within his department.  It was moved by Durant, seconded by Gassman and carried to grant the following level changes (effective November 29th):  Jeremy Beyer from level 3 to level 4; Tom Glanzer from level 2 to level 3  and Logan Calmus from level 2 to level 3.

 

                Commissioner Wentland asked Krempges to research the requirements for applying to the SD DOT for community access grants for the possibility of making improvements to 434th Ave. on the west side of Howard from SD Hwy 34 to the cemetery.   Krempges will look into the requirements of the grant.

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

 

RESOLUTION 15-32

 

A RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE MINER COUNTY FIVE-YEAR HIGHWAY AND

BRIDGE IMPROVEMENT PLAN

 

WHEREAS, the South Dakota Department of Transportation Local Bridge and Improvement Grant Fund requires that in order to be eligible to apply for Bridge Improvement Grant funds, Counties are required to develop a five-year Highway and Bridge Improvement Plan, hereinafter referred to as Plan; and

 

WHEREAS, MINER County has utilized the South Dakota Department of Transportation, County Staff, the First District Association of  Local Governments, Townships,  and the general public in developing the various components of the Plan; and

 

WHEREAS, the Plan includes maps and lists identifying an inventory of highways and bridges, project needs, and revenue sources; and

 

WHEREAS, MINER County held a public meeting on November 17, 2015 to solicit input into the Plan, and no citizens attended; and     

 

WHEREAS, the County will be able to use the Plan as a tool to budget for transportation enhancements and better coordinate transportation issues with other entities;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE MINER COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS THAT THE MINER COUNTY FIVE-YEAR HIGHWAY AND BRIDGE IMPROVEMENT PLAN IS HEREBY ADOPTED AND IS RECOGNIZED AS THE HIGHWAY AND BRIDGE IMPROVEMENT PLAN FOR MINER COUNTY.

 

Voting aye Gassman, Reisch, Protsch, Durant and Wentland.  Voting nay:  none.  Resolution adopted this 1st day of December, 2015.

                                                                                                Roger Wentland, Chairman

                                                                                                Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest:  Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor

 

                Jessie Scharfenberg of the SD Dept. of Health joined the meeting telephonically.  Ms. Scharfenberg informed the commission that her department had completed the FTE for the Miner County Health Nurse position.  This number has changed from a .6 FTE to a .4 FTE.  Miner County CHN Barb Esser joined the meeting.  Commissioners questioned the FTE figure and expressed concern to dropping the presence of a CHN in Miner County from 3 days/week to 2 days/week.  Currently Miner County pays $6,180/yr to the state for CHN services.  A .4 FTE CHN would cost the county $4,120/yr.  It was moved by Reisch, seconded by Protsch and carried to inform the SD Dept. of Health to draft an agreement to provide CHN services at the rate of .6 FTE allowing for a CHN to be present in the county a minimum of 3 days per week.

Claims allowed: Road & Bridge $37,915.39, Wellmark $32,953.41, Reliance $1,391.02, Retirement $5,534.40, OASI $8,531.84, Commissioners $3,940.00, Auditor $6,671.50, Treasurer $8,005.25, States Attorney $4,448.25, Govt Building $2570.00, Director of Equalization $6,687.39, Register of Deeds $6,797.64, Vet Service $1,193.75, Sheriff $12,215.75, Contract Law $3,701.00, Welfare $472.50, Co Nurse $1,198.49, Ambulance $7,995.70, WIC $369.36, Extension $1,295.70, Weed $949.51, Dispatch $10,608.31, Emergency Mgt $2,631.50; 

Century Link $99.77 911 charges; SD Dept. of Transportation $4,771.15 contracted maintenance; Avera Queen of Peace $54.90 drug testing; Northwestern $335.01 gas service; Denise Cody $7.50, Lucy Lewno $126.49, Karen Swanda $7.50 mental illness hearing expense; Miner Co Treasurer $143.37, Stamp Fulfillment Services $1,196.80 postage; Zuercher Technologies $2,787.50 repairs; Menards $61.68, Rolling Prairie Grain $1,722.44, Stan Houston Equipment $8.60 road materials; Greg Protsch $900.00 state’s atty office exp. allowance; Boyer Ford $383.94, Butler Machinery $249.80, Equipment Blades $5,424.00, Light and Siren $338.00, Menards $70.98, N. Central Int. of SF $68.88, Puthoff Repair $38.11, Rafferty-Robbins $14.95, Stan Houston Equipment $582.04, Thomson Reuters $312.00 supplies; AT&T $82.39, Century Link $8.95, Mike Clary $30.00, Rob Eggert $30.00, Lanny Klinkhammer $30.00, Colleen Zobel $30.00 telephone; Darcy Albert $72.32, Pat Carmon $11.00, Susan Connor $11.00, Tami Severson $22.00, Colleen Zobel $18.06 travel.

 

                The meeting adjourned to December 15, 2015.  Dated this 1st day of December 2015.

                                                                                        Roger Wentland, Chairman

                                                                                        Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest:  Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor

 

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