April 5, 2016

April 5, 2016

The Miner County Board of Commissioners met in regular session April 5, 2016, in the Miner County Courthouse.  Members present:  Garrett Gassman, Roger Wentland, Voni Durant, Tom Reisch and Alex Protsch.  Absent:  none.  Chairman Wentland called the meeting to order.  The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

                The Auditor’s account with the County Treasurer showed a March 31, 2016 balance of $5,162,963.49 in all state, county, civil, school, and trust accounts.

Motion by Protsch, seconded by Gassman and carried to approve the agenda.  The minutes of the March 15th meeting were approved as presented. 

Correspondence received included: Miner Co. Sheriff’s & Dispatch Office January & February reports; SD Association of Weed & Pest Supervisors benefits of membership; Miner Co. Conservation District & NRCS February reports; Horizon Health Care, Inc. & US Army Medical Dept. PaYS invitation.

The bid opening for the mowing and trimming of the Miner County 4-H grounds was held as advertised.  The following bids received reflect a per time basis:  Nick Kramer & John Eulberg $350.00; Todd Spader $330.00.  It was moved by Gassman, seconded by Durant to enter into a contract with Todd Spader for the mowing of the 4-H grounds. Voting aye:  Gassman, Durant, Protsch, Reisch and Wentland.  Voting nay:  none.  

Director of Equalization Tami Severson met with the commission for the annual conference which is required by SDCL 10-3-14. 

Chad Kissell of RDO Equipment presented information on equipment available through current state bids.  Highway Superintendent Ron Krempges informed the commission Amie Kidd has been hired to fill the highway clerical position.  Ms. Kidd will begin her duties April 18th.  Other highway matters were also discussed. 

Miner County Veteran’s Service Officer Terry Lee joined the meeting to review activities within his department.  Any veterans who may have questions on programs available through the Vet Service office are encouraged to contact Lee.

Sheriff Lanny Klinkhammer requested the commission to proclaim April 10-16 as National Public Safety Tele-Communicators Week.   It was moved by Durant, seconded by Protsch and carried to adopt the following proclamation.  


National Public Safety Tele-communicators Week

April 10-16, 2016

                WHEREAS emergencies can occur at any time that require police, fire or emergency medical services; and,

WHEREAS when an emergency occurs the prompt response of police officers, firefighters and emergency medical technicians is critical to the protection of life and preservation of property; and,

WHEREAS the safety of our police officers and firefighters is dependent upon the quality and accuracy of information obtained from citizens who telephone the Miner County Dispatch and,

WHEREAS Public Safety Tele-Communicators are the first and most critical contact our citizens have with emergency services; and,

WHEREAS Public Safety Tele-Communicators are the single vital link for our police officers and firefighters by monitoring their activities by radio, providing them information and insuring their safety; and,

WHEREAS each dispatcher has exhibited compassion, understanding and professionalism during the performance of their job in the past year;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Miner County Commission declares the week of April 10th through 16th, 2016 to be National Public Safety Tele-Communicators Week in honor of the men and women whose diligence and professionalism keep our county and citizens safe.

Signed this 5th day of April, 2016.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Roger Wentland, Chairman

                                                                                                                Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest: Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor

                Klinkhammer made a request for various dispatcher level raises.  It was moved by Protsch, seconded by Reisch and carried to grant the following level raises effective March 20th:  Joni Jacobsen, Joey Klinkhammer, Stacey McCoy and Justina Hanson from Level 3 to Level 4; Sara Rentschler and Randall Schwader from Level 5 to Level 6; and Jerald Sprecher from Level 6 to Level 7.

                It was moved by Durant, seconded by Reisch and carried to authorize the auditor to pass the reimbursement from the South Central Area Alcohol Task Force to Deputy Mike Clary.

                Director of Equalization Tami Severson joined the meeting.  It was moved by Durant, seconded by Gassman and carried to enter into executive session (SDCL 1-25-2 (1)) at 11:24.  Returned to regular session at 11:43.  

Claims allowed: Road & Bridge $37,241.39, Wellmark $34,519.17, Reliance $1,600.04, Retirement $5,197.04, OASI $7,824.89, Commissioners $4,058.75, Auditor $5,169.43, Treasurer $6,441.75, States Attorney $3,783.50, Govt Building $2,864.80, Director of Equalization $6,874.29, Register of Deeds $5,782.14, Vet Service $817.75, Sheriff $10,598.00, Contract Law $3,777.50, Welfare $558.93, Co Nurse $1,544.24, Ambulance $7,821.40, WIC $35.82, Extension $1,312.80, Weed $917.75, Dispatch $9070.94, Emergency Mgt $2,475.50;  Ron Krempges $44.00, Jeremy Beyer $11, Grant Stevens $22, Terry Carlson $22, Don Eppe $11.00, Joe Erpenbach $11.00, Darwin Callies $11.00, Logan Calmus $11.00, Tom Glanzer $11.00, Best Western Ramkota $581.94, Cedar Shore Resort $339.80, Rob Eggert $368.08 TRAVEL; Miner County Pioneer $491.38 PUBLISHING; Alliance Communications $723.91, Colleen Zobel $30.00,

Lanny Klinkhammer $30.00, Rob Eggert $30.00, Mike Clary $30.00, Verizon Wireless $70.35, AT & T Mobility $81.56, Century Link $9.13 TELEPHONE; Miner County Treasurer $107.29 POSTAGE; Darcy Albert $10.39, Miner County Treasurer $65.17, Dakota Data Shred $57.50, Homestead Bldg. Sup. $48.88, Ultra $240.55, Brock White $364.20, Cindy Foster $19.08, Light & Siren $179.00, Michael Todd Co. $707.36, Northern States Supply $25.65, Office Peeps $152.04, Gibi Page $236.00, Rhomar Industries $613.12, Stan Houston Equip. $315.94, Tom’s Hardware $1057.68, Rusty’s $238.47 SUPPLIES; Greg Protsch $900.00 OFFICE ALLOWANCE; SD BIT $24.00 STATE’S ATTNY OTHER EXP; Bob’s Electric $144.67, Ultra $337.50, Vanguard Appraisals $1550.00, Howard Farmers Coop $212.76, Sturdevant’s Auto $36.56, Dakota Fire Equipment $601.00, REPAIRS; Howard City $ 1445.19, Northwestern Energy $1716.08, Xcel Energy $10.01 UTILITIES; Tom’s Hardware $3.87, Howard Farmers Coop $635.50 FUEL; First District of Local Govts. $11,666.66 GIS PROF. SERVICE; SDACC $470.00 CAT. POOR RELIEF FUND; Interlakes Comm. Action $609.08 COMM. ACTION PMT; Canova-Epiphany Senior Citizens $396.00 SENIOR CITIZENS GRANT; Aramark $155.48, Bierschbach Equip. $375.00 RENT; Brock White $1062.00, Tom’s Hardware $43.32 ROAD MATERIALS; SD Dept. of Transportation $1979.46 CONTRACTED MAINTENANCE; Alliance Comm. $300.00, Century Link $100.15, Santel Comm. $55.12, Triotel Comm. $169.53 911 CHARGES

The meeting adjourned to April 12th for the meeting to begin Equalization.  Dated this 5th day of April, 2016. 

                                                                                                Roger Wentland, Chairman

                                                                                                Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest: Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor

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