July 2, 2013

July 2, 2013

           The Miner County Board of Commissioners met in regular session July 2, 2013, in the Miner County Courthouse.  Members present:  Roger Wentland, Don Bowman, Pat Maroney, Alex Protsch and Voni Durant.  Absent:  none.  Chairman Wentland called the meeting to order.  The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.  Motion by Durant, seconded by Bowman and carried to approve the agenda as amended.

            The Auditor’s account with the County Treasurer showed a June 30, 2013 balance of $4,629,602.46 in all state, county, civil, school, and trust accounts.

           The minutes of the June 18th meeting were approved. 

           The board acknowledged receipt of the SD Game, Fish & Parks’ correspondence relating to the Water Management Board’s reconsideration of the outlet elevation set for Lake Thompson.

           Motion by Bowman, seconded by Protsch and carried to declare the following items as to be no longer necessary, useful or suitable for the purpose for which they were acquired:  Toshiba 3560 Copier, HP Office Jet K5400 Printer, 7 office chairs, 2 Victor calculators, office desk with hutch, 3 tiered printer stand, antique 6 bulb barn light, 25 4-panel gates, various sizes of steel sheets (approximately 15) and 30 steel posts.  These items will be available offered at public auction, August 1, 2013 at 9:30 on 1st floor of the Miner County Courthouse located at 401 N. Main St., Howard, SD. 

           Motion by Maroney, seconded by Durant and carried to authorize Chairman Wentland to sign the agreement transferring the lease of CI Puma 130 tractor from O’Keefe Implement from the City of Howard to Miner County.

           Motion by Bowman, seconded by Protsch and carried to authorize the auditor to make an operating transfer as provided for in the 2013 budget from the general fund to the emergency management fund, $20,000. 

           Motion by Protsch seconded by Maroney and carried to accept the quote ($2,828.78) from Dan’s Heating and Cooling for a mini split air conditioning unit & installation for the emergency management office.

           Director of Equalization Tami Severson reviewed issues, work time line, conference attendance and budget requests.  Commissioners requested that she provide a proposal for technology upgrades needed to improve the efficiencies within the DOE office. 

           Register of Deeds Karla Neises explained the funds available through the Preservation & Modernization fees generated through filings in her office.

           Ambulance Manager Cora Schwader reviewed the ambulance budget request.  Schwader requested that the board consider a pay increase for EMTs with ALS (advanced life support) certification in the 2014 budget.

           Wentland discussed courthouse grounds and parking lot improvements, water and maintenance issues. 

            Claims:  Road & Bridge $33,895.73, Wellmark $24,775.88, TransAmerica -$6,154.99, Guardian-$1,442.81, Retirement $4,882.39, OASI $7,204.16, Commissioners $3,744.25, Auditor $5,909.74, Treasurer $5,993.00, States Attorney $3,490.25, Govt Building $2,622.17, Director of Equalization $3,878.64, Register of Deeds $5,121.20, Vet Service $754.50, Sheriff $10,077.76, Contract Law $3,193.25, Welfare $214.79, Co Nurse $1,662.60, Ambulance $7,146.52, WIC $151.15, Extension $1,270.22 Weed $731.50, Dispatch $9,785.41, Emergency Mgt $2,193.25

            Santel Communications $55.12, Triotel $167.53 911 charges; SD Dare Officers’ Assoc. $30.00 dues; Xcel Energy $9.42 electric service; Northwestern Energy $99.14 gas service; SD Assn County Com. $841.08 legal exp relief fund; Miner County Pioneer $103.54 publishing; SD Dept. of Health Lab Service $70.00, Rick Senner $25.00 Memorial Day speaker; Miner Co Treasurer $49.32 postage; Lake Co Auditor $1,170.00 prisoner care; C&R Supply $405.86, Cummins Central Power $912.75, Graham Tire Co. $746.94, Homestead Building Supply $2,489.09, Klinkhammer Plumbing $466.02, Ultra $10,011.99, Wahltek $1,650.00 repairs; Concrete Materials $458.80, Homestead Building Supply $159.98 road materials; Greg Protsch $900.00 state’s atty off. exp. allow.; Diamond Mowers $647.25, Emergency Medical Products $118.99, Homestead Building Supply $329.27, Mcleod’s Printing $504.43, Mid-American Research $1,043.67, Miner Co Treasurer $39.63, Neve’s Uniforms $81.80, Rural Learning Center $3,720.00, SDAAO $40.00, Tom’s Hardware Hank $19.99 supplies; Alliance $774.63, AT&T $132.07, Century Link $3.32, Mike Clary $30.00, Rob Eggert $30.00, Lanny Klinkhammer $30.00 telephone; Best Western Ramkota $150.00, Jennifer Bolden $313.96, Don Bowman $20.72, Robert Calmus $121.44, Country Inn & Suites $154.00, Voni Durant $29.60, Rob Eggert $57.00, SDAAO $300.00, Tami Severson $346.97, Ultra $50.00 travel; $441.44 juror fees; 226.58 witness fees.

           The board adjourned until July 16, 2013.  Dated this 2nd day of July, 2013.


                                                                                   Roger Wentland, Chairman

                                                                                   Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest:  _______________________________

           Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor


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Physical Address: 

Miner County Courthouse

Park Ave. & Main St

401 N. Main St.

Howard, SD 57349


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7:30am-12:00pm & 12:30pm-4:00pm

Monday - Friday

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