November 18, 2014

November 18, 2014


                The Miner County Board of Commissioners met in regular session November 18, 2014, in the Miner County Courthouse.  Members present:  Roger Wentland, Garrett Gassman, Don Bowman, 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 Gassman and carried to approve the agenda as amended. 

                The minutes of November 6th were approved.

                Commissioners acknowledged receipt of a letter from the Canova Community Improvement organization requesting funds to support improvements at the Canova baseball field.  This item will be placed on a future 2015 meeting agenda for consideration.

                Auditor Connor presented an email from Sherri Matthews of Wellmark with preliminary renewal premiums for health coverage.  A formal proposal will be available for consideration at the December 2nd meeting. 


                WHEREAS, insufficient appropriation was made in the 2014 budget for the following departments 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 Domestic Abuse Fund $120.  Voting aye:  Protsch, Durant, Gassman, Bowman and Wentland.  Voting nay:  none.  Resolution approved this 18th day of November 2014.

                                                                                             Roger Wentland, Chairman                         

                                                                                             Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest:  Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor


                Motion by Protsch, seconded by Durant and carried to authorize the auditor to make an automatic supplement to the Emergency Management/Sheriff Equipment for grant funds received $4000.

                Highway superintendent Ron Krempges and Steve Bentele of Northern Truck Equipment joined the meeting for the bid opening for a 2014 or newer gravel end dump pup trailer as advertised.  One bid was received from Northern Truck Equipment Corp. $40,889.00.  Motion by Gassman, seconded by Bowman and carried to award the bid to Northern Truck Equipment for $40,889.00. 

                Krempges also reported that he is working on bid specifications for a new skid steer.  Advertisement for bids will be placed with opening of bids taking place on December 16th. 

                Brad Stangohr of Ulteig reported on issues and cleanup matters associated with the courthouse parking lot project.  The board reviewed information on liquidated damages as described in the contract documents and DOT specifications. 

Claims allowed: Century Link $99.47 911 charges; Thomas Moody $5.00 ambulance overpayment refund; James River Equipment $1,023.05, Sturdevant’s $101.62 fuel; CNA Surety $252.40 insurance; Lincoln Co Auditor $43.20 mental hearing expense; Stamp Fulfillment Services $1,150.60 postage; Lake Co Auditor $1,925.00 prisoner care; Audio Electronics $60.00, Office Peeps $139.91 repairs; Michael Johnson Construction $518.73, Rechnagel Construction $71,200.00, Rolling Praire Grain $1,796.90, David Skoglund $35,555.56 road materials; SD Dept. of Health Lab Service $170.00 state’s attorney other expense; AED Superstore $338.00, Chief $20.46, Dust-Tex $106.99, GCR Tire Centers $1,506.48, Kimball Midwest $279.93, Lar-Jo’s $481.00, Matheson Tri Gas $32.45, Office Peeps $316.68, Rusty’s $26.43, SD Dept. of Revenue $440.00, SD Federal Property Agency $94.50, Stan Houston Equipment $2.30, Sturdevant’s $695.36, Taser International $288.26, Thomson Reuters-West $277.08, Tom’s Hardware $60.42, Universal Services $153.90, Wingen’s Garage $167.75, Colleen Zobel $166.95 supplies; Robert Calmus $18.00, Molly Steeneck $180.00 travel

                The meeting adjourned to December 2, 2014.  Dated this 18th day of November 2014.

                                                                                Roger Wentland, Chairman

                                                                                Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest:  Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor



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Howard, SD 57349


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