October 7, 2014

October 7, 2014


                The Miner County Board of Commissioners met in regular session October 7, 2014, in the Miner County Courthouse.  Members present:  Roger Wentland, Don Bowman, Garrett Gassman and Alex Protsch.  Absent:  Voni Durant.  Chairman Wentland called the meeting to order.  The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.  Motion by Bowman, seconded by Protsch and carried to approve the agenda as amended. 

                The auditor’s account with the county treasurer showed a September 30, 2014 balance of $3,820,689.35 in all state, county, civil, school and trust accounts.

                The minutes of September 23rd meeting were approved.

                Director of Equalization Tami Severson joined the meeting to give a review of the information concerning the Dakota Access Pipeline.  More information should be made available at a meeting being held in Madison on October 8th. 

                Commissioner Protsch reported on recent ICAP meeting.

                The board reviewed the progress on the parking lot project.  Discussion was held as to providing and marking handicap accessible parking areas. 

                The total unreserved, unassigned fund balance of the General Fund as of September 30, 2014 is $1,104,907.00 which represents a 34.71% unassigned fund balance percentage based on 2015 total General Fund budget.

                Highway Superintendent Ron Krempges reported on equipment repairs, mowing, gravel crushing and other highway matters.  Motion by Gassman, seconded by Bowman and carried to authorize the chairman to sign the contract with Cat Auctions.com to auction the surplus 2006 Cat motor grader with the assurance that minimum appraisal value is reached. 

Claims allowed: Alliance $300.00, Santel $110.24, Triotel $358.08 911 charges; ICAP $534.42 community action payment; Xcel Energy $10.66 electric service; Howard Farmers Coop $19,207.65 fuel; Northwestern Energy $41.24 gas service; Feldhaus Construction $509.18 homeland security; Minnehaha Co $1,019.02 juvenile detention payments; Lincoln Co Auditor $139.00 mental illness hearing expense; FedEx $11.78, Miner Co Treasurer $185.32 postage; Miner County Pioneer $71.13 publishing; Aramark $53.90 rent; Dakota Alignment $1,488.24, Howard Farmers Coop $145.63, Sioux Falls Two Way Radio $626.12, Ultra $40.00, Wingen’s Garage $210.00 repairs; Concrete Materials $1,824.23 road materials; Gregory Protsch $900.00 state’s atty off. exp. allow; A-Ox Welding $96.06, Boyer Ford Trucks $528.08, Dakota Data Shred $51.86, Election Systems & Software $590.05, Homestead Building Supply $21.99, Howard Farmers Coop $750.00, James River Equipment $752.03, Light and Siren $570.00, Miner Co Treasurer $91.00, Office Peeps $41.57, Pheasantland Industries $58.15, Pioneer Designs $300.00, Rafferty-Robbins $46.26, Rusty’s $186.97, Cora Schwader $50.52, Sturdevant’s $1,268.07, Tom’s Hardware $36.45, Vander Haag’s $125.00, Wheelco $295.15, Wingen’s Garage $231.75 supplies; Alliance $779.47, AT&T $78.88, Century Link $7.54, Mike Clary $30.00, Rob Eggert $30.00, Lanny Klinkhammer $30.00, Verizon $68.92, Colleen Zobel $30.00 telephone; Best Western Ramkota Inn $255.00, Don Bowman $178.34, Susan Connor $12.21, Days Inn $359.95, Garrett Gassman $169.83, King’s Inn Hotel $156.00, Alex Protsch $251.90, Roger Wentland $390.68 travel; City of Howard $1,356.45 utilities.

                The meeting was adjourned to October 21, 2014.  Dated this 7th day of October, 2014.

                                                                                Roger Wentland, Chairman

                                                                                Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest:  Susan R. Connor, Miner County Auditor



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Howard, SD 57349


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