December 20, 2016

December 20, 2016

 

The Miner County Board of Commissioners met in regular session December 20, 2016 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 Gassman and carried to approve the agenda.

 

            The minutes of the December 6th meeting were approved.

 

            The board acknowledge receipt of the following correspondence:  AV Capture-Meeting Management solutions.

 

            The County Commission held the Second Reading of Ordinance 16-01 the rezoning of property from “Ag” to “CI” Commercial/Industrial.  Present for the hearing included Zoning Administrator Tami Severson, State’s Attorney Greg Protsch and assistant Kristian Ellendorf, Tyler Oliver and Randy & Lesa Feldhaus.  It was moved by Reisch and seconded by Durant to adopt the following Ordinance.

 

ORDINANCE 16-01

 

            AN ORDINANCE ENTITLED, an ordinance to amend Section 302 adopted by Ordinance 2004-1, May 4, 2004 as amended, of the Zoning Ordinance of Miner County

 

            BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MINER COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA:  that Section 302 “Provision for Official Zoning Map” adopted by Ordinance 2004-1, May 4, 2004, as amended, of the Zoning Ordinance of Miner County be amended to classify the following property:

            Tract 1 of Weishaar’s Addition in the Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 12, T106N, R56W, Howard Township, Miner County, South Dakota.

            To “CI” Commercial/Industrial Zoning District from “A” Agricultural Zoning District

 

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

Passed and adopted this 20th day of December, 2016.

 

                                                                                    Roger Wentland, Chairman

                                                                                    Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest:  Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor

 

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

 

RESOLUTION 16-25

 

WHEREAS, insufficient appropriation was made in the 2016 budget for the ag building department 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 to Ag Building $200. 

 

Voting aye:  Protsch, Gassman, Reisch, Durant and Wentland.  Voting nay:  none.  Resolution approved this 20th day of December 2016. 

                                                                                    Roger Wentland, Chairman

                                                                                    Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest:  Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor

 

Motion by Reisch, seconded by Gassman and carried to authorize the auditor to make an operating transfer as provided for in the 2016 budget as follows:  911, $25,000.

 

The board discussed cost of living raises for county employees.  It was moved by Durant, seconded by Reisch and carried unanimously to increase wages for 2017 by $.36/hr.

 

It was moved by Gassman, seconded by Reisch and carried to approve the contract with First District of Local Governments for GIS Website hosting.  This contract will not require additional payment for the 2017 year as it was included in the development phase of the program.

 

It was moved by Durant, seconded by Protsch and carried to approve the 2017 Database Maintenance Contract for GIS services with First District of Local Governments, $2000.

 

It was moved by Protsch, seconded by Durant and carried to declare the following as surplus being no longer useful or suitable for public use and authorize disposal:  Treasurer’s HP 840C inkjet printer& 3 APC 500 Battery Back-ups (2 treasurer’s & 1 director of equalization).

 

Welfare Director Gibi Page presented Poor Relief application 16-12.  It was moved by Durant, seconded by Protsch and carried to approve application16-12 and grant payment to Willoughby Funeral Home $2,313.00 as applicant meets qualifications.

 

Highway Superintendent Ron Krempges informed the commission that the highway shop has been painted, employees are completing MSHA training and the department will begin removing trees from right-of-ways this week.

 

Sheriff Klinkhammer was called in to answer questions pertaining to the Tri M Tunes claim for installing 3 remote start systems within the sheriff and contract law vehicles.  The board instructed the sheriff to clear such purchases with the board before making questionable purchases.

 

The board considered the request of Canova Village to receive county owned property: Lot 1 Block 9 Aldridge addition, Canova, South Dakota.  It was moved by Reisch, seconded by Durant and carried to declare Lot 1 Block 9, Aldridge Addition, Canova Village as surplus and transfer by quit claim deed to Canova Village. 

The following quote per gallon (excluding non-applicable or refunded tax) based on a constant markup escalator clause was received for fuel for the period of January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2017:  Howard Farmers Coop Association $2.05 unleaded, $1.88 unleaded with ethanol, $2.27 clear #1, $2.11 clear #2, $1.99 dyed #1, $1.83 dyed #2, $2.01 dyed #1 at Carthage shop, $1.85 dyed #2 at Carthage shop.  It was moved by Protsch, seconded by Durant, and carried to award the purchase of fuel for the period from January 1 to December 31 to Howard Farmers Coop Association with the price being adjusted according the rack prices as of January 1, 2017.

 

Terry Zell auditor with the SD Department of Legislative Audit attended the meeting to review the findings of his audit of Miner County’s 2014 & 2015 fiscal years.  No material weaknesses or significant deficiencies were found with the audit that would require a written comment.  Several deficiencies noted in internal control which did not rise to the level of being a material weakness or significant deficiency yet important enough to merit attention were found within the sheriff’s department and weed spray inventory stored off county premises.

Community Health Nurse Kayla Miller and 4-H youth advisor Maria Feldhaus met to review the sharing of a clerical position and hours used for that position.  Commissioners encouraged the two department heads to work at keeping that position at 35 hours per week.

 

Ambulance Manager Cora Schwader gave a review of needed repairs to the ambulance barn.  She also requested that an ambulance donations fund be established within the county’s fund structure.  Schwader also inquired if a 5 year ambulance equipment plan would be beneficial for budgeting purposes.  The commission instructed her to develop a 5 year plan.  Schwader also gave a brief overview of the state’s plan to upgrade Miner County’s 911 systems.  This should take place around March 1, 2017.

 

CLAIMS ALLOWED: Santel $55.12 911 CHARGES; Mitchell Regional Ambulance $300.00 ALS INTERCEPT; Avera Queen of Peace $100.00, SD Dept. of Health Lab $35.00 ALCOHOL TESTING; Willoughby Funeral Home $2,313.00 BURIAL EXPENSES; SD DOT $7,633.47 CONTRACTED MAINTENANCE; Wheeler, Erickson & Wheeler LLP $434.00 COURT APPOINTED ATTY; Central Electric Coop $103.48, Xcel Energy $15.91 ELECTRICITY; Thomson Reuters-West $95.25 EQUIPMENT; Sturdevant’s $24.38 FUEL; Thomson Reuters-West $95.25 LAW LIBRARY; Miner Co Treasurer $101.35, Stamp Fulfillment Services $1,145.50 POSTAGE; Lake Co Sheriff $65.00 PRISONER CARE; Miner Co Pioneer $719.41 PUBLISHING; Aramark $60.71 RENT; Dakota Body Shop $230.99, Gary’s Lock & Key $730.00, Midwest Glass $1,249.72, Office Peeps $130.11, Prostrollo Auto Mall $514.66, Sturdevant’s $6.85, Wingen’s Garage $20.00 REPAIRS; Mustang Seeds $2,080.00, David Skoglund $26,666.66 ROAD MATERIALS; Campbell Supply $158.33, Cardmember Services $662.67, Gary’s Lock & Key $1,057.00, GCR Tire Center $5,352.37, Krug Products $195.56, Mid-American Research $123.76, Mighty Auto Parts $294.60, Neve’s $46.95, Office Peeps $964.64, Prostrollo Auto Mall $115.66, Rafferty-Robbins $11.96, SD Federal Property Agency $162.00, Sturdevant’s $237.10, Thomson Reuters-West $127.00, Tri M Tunes $915.00, Wheelco $321.36, Wingen’s Garage $156.00 SUPPLIES; Verizon Wireless $70.61 TELEPHONE; Bob Calmus $65.12, Miranda Donahue $91.40, Gibi Page $39.48 TRAVEL; First District Association of Local Governments $7,878.56 URBAN/RURAL DEVELOPMENT;

 

The meeting adjourned to December 28th.  Dated this 20th day of December, 2016.

                                                                        Roger Wentland, Chairman

                                                                        Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest:  Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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