March 6, 2012

March 6, 2012

            The Miner County Board of Commissioners met in adjourned session March 6, 2012, in the Miner County Courthouse.  Members present:  Don Bowman, Pat Maroney, Roger Wentland, Voni Durant and Heath Thompson.  Absent:  none.  Chairman Thompson called the meeting to order.

            The Auditor’s account with the County Treasurer showed a February 28, 2012 balance of $3,615,206.13 in all state, county, civil, school, and trust accounts.

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

            Motion by Durant, seconded by Bowman and carried to enter into executive session to discuss personnel issues (9:05).  The board returned to regular session (9:10).

            Dave Bartel and Gary Boomsma of the James River Water Development District board reviewed issues with the James River District including the legislative audit report and SB 160.

            Motion by Wentland, seconded by Durant and carried to designate Chairman Heath Thompson and Emergency Management Director Robert Calmus to authorize a request for fire suppression assistance from the Sate of South Dakota. 

            Miner County has been award a grant for the update of the Miner County Hazard Mitigation plan through the SD Dept. of Public Safety.

            Auditor Susan Connor presented the 2011 Miner County Annual Report.

            Highway Superintendent Ron Krempges reported on placing of spring weight load limits and other highway matters.

            Motion by Bowman, seconded by Maroney and carried to purchase a 2012 644K John Deere Wheel Loader with scale off of the Potter County bid, $203,900.00.

            States Attorney Greg Protsch joined the meeting.  Welfare Director Gibi Page presented poor relief cases 12-02, 12-03, and 12-04.  Motion by Durant, seconded by Wentland and carried to deny 12-02, 12-03, and 12-04 due to lack of information to determine residency and eligibility. 

            Motion by Maroney, seconded by Bowman to enter into executive session to complete employee reviews. (11:06).  Returned to regular session (11:14).

            Commissioners along with Zoning Administrator Kay Hageman reviewed the correspondence from 1st District concerning zoning application fees. 

Claims allowed: Commissioners $3639.50, Auditor $5695.71, Treasurer $5833.50, States Attorney $3388.50, Custodian $2374.33, Director of Equalization $4396.30; Register of Deeds $4994.22, Vet Service $732.50, Sheriff $9590.00, Contract Law $3099.75, Welfare $174.80; County Nurse $1580.80 (Gibi Page @15.42/hr), Ambulance $6964.45, WIC $144.40, Extension $776.26, Weed $710.25, Dispatch $9486.31, Emergency Mgt $2129.50; Highway $28,835.42, Miner County Bank $6743.03; Retirement $4808.00, Wellmark $20,637.46, TransAmerica $6281.58, Guardian-Dental $901.11, Guardian-Vision $314.73, Guardian-Life $223.20, Sheriff Telephone $90.00, Diane Rentz $9.00, Karla Neises $9.00, Debbie Eggert $9.00, Susan Connor $9.00, mileage; Henry Carlson Co. $3980.00, construction manager fees;  Alliance Communications $1230.48, AT&T Mobility $134.25, phone service; Aramark Uniform Services $59.69, rent; Boyer Ford Trucks $279.00, Howard Auto Clinic $35.00, Sioux Falls Two Way Radio $159.99, Ultra, Inc $28.75, repairs; Boyer Ford Trucks $1259.95, Brock White Co $1259.16,Terry Carlson $21.19, Mike Clary $71.93, Dakotagas Propane $440.00, Dust-Tex Service $113.48, Fastenal Co $289.00, GCR Tire Centers $429.09, Homestead Building Supply $65.54, Howard Farmers Coop $20,935.46, Kieffer Oil Co $57.00, Matheson Tri Gas, Inc $157.18, McLeod’s Printing & Office Supply $96.83, Office Peeps, Inc $60.90, Puthoff Repair Sales & Service $92.48, Rockmount Research & Alloys $1054.73, Rusty’s Foodland $145.03, Cora Schwader $199.28, Spencer Quarries, Inc $29,951.05, Sturdevant’s Auto Parts $633.04, Tom’s Hardware Hank $2.38, Universal Services $270.00, Wheelco Brake & Supply $403.24, supplies; Robert Calmus $29.00, Wally Jacobson $241.24, Jasmine Johnson $160.44, Ramkota Hotel $420.00, Super 8 Motel Pierre $46.50, travel; Davison County Jail $75.00, prisoner care; Ericsson & Giles $123.00, mental illness hearing; Howard City $1303.65, NW Energy & Comm $1571.26, Xcel Energy $37.64, utilities; Miner County Pioneer $230.32, publishing; Ntl Assn of State Agencies $39.00, SD Assn County Commissioners $810.09, dues; Greg Protsch $900.00, office expense allowance; SD Dept of Health Lab Service $70.00, blood alcohols.

            The meeting adjourned to March 20, 2012.  Dated this 6th day of March, 2012.

                                                Heath A. Thompson, Chairman

                                                Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest:  Susan R. Connor, Miner County Auditor

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