January 16, 2018

January 16, 2018


The Miner County Board of Commissioners met in regular session January 16, 2017 in the Miner County Courthouse.  Members present:  Roger Wentland, Tom Reisch, Garrett Gassman, Voni Durant and Alex Protsch.  Absent: none.  Chairman Wentland called the meeting to order.  Others in attendance included:  Director of Equalization Tami Severson.


The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.  Motion by Durant, seconded by Gassman and carried to approve the agenda.


The minutes of the January 2nd meeting were approved.


The board acknowledged receipt of the following correspondence:  Miner Co Sheriff’s December & year end reports and the Miner County monthly moisture report.


            Correspondence was received from AV Capture which offers recording of meetings which would then be placed on a website for public access.  At this time the commission is not interested in subscribing to this service due to the costs.


            It was moved by Reisch, seconded by Gassman and carried to approve the following claims for payment:

CLAIMS ALLOWED: SD Dept. of Revenue $1,545.00 CO HEALTH NURSE PYMT; Josh Esser $20.00, Mike Sebert $40.00 EVOC DRIVERS; Kelly Barnhart $55.88, Mary Sue Corey $58.40, Brandon Darnell $67.64, Kody Dawson $13.36, Jordan Genzlinger $58.40, Bruce Graves $50.84, Russ Johanson $59.24, Randy Lager $66.80, Bobbi Lund $20.92, Merlin Moe $50.84, Edward Rusher $31.00, David Scheel $11.68, Roger Schlim $23.44, Rollin Schulz $18.40, Benjamin Walter $10.84, Troy Weber $50.84, Sandra Wentland $50.84, Craig Winberg $20.92 JURIES; Alliance $150.00, Santel $55.12, Triotel $174.16 911 CHARGES, ICAP $633.50 COMMUNITY ACTION PAYMENT; Wilkinson & Schumacher $433.20 COURT APPOINTED ATTYS; SD Dept. of Health Lab Service $135.00 DRUG SCREENING; Midstates Organized $100.00, SD Assn Co Hwy Superintendents $275.00, SD Assn of Weed Supervisors $50.00, SD Sheriff’s Assn $571.67 DUES; Central Electric Coop $65.17 ELECTRICITY; HFCA $1,498.94 FUEL; Glacial Lakes & Prairies $300.00 GRANT; Minnehaha Co Regional $6,160.00 JUVENILE DETENTION PER DIEM; Lake Co Sheriff $450.00 PRISONER CARE; Madison Community Hospital $546.28 PRISONER MEDICAL; Judy Calmus $300.00, Microfilm Imaging Systems $210.00 RENT; Dakota Body Shop $65.00, Dalson Enterprises $427.50, DWare $2,750.00, Election Systems $3,264.00, Hard Drive Outlet $37.00, House of Glass $6,865.00, Klinkhammer Plumbing $51.02, Midwest Fire & Safety $86.00, S&S Contracting $305.20, Tyler Technologies $3,209.54, Ultra $147.50 REPAIRS; Bierschbach Equipment $67.90, Boyer Trucks $270.26, Bob Calmus $502.80, Cardmember Services $78.60, Dust-Tex $149.27, Gillund Enterprises $307.08, Howard Community Club $55.00, McLeod’s Printing $303.20, N. Central Int. of SF $120.63, Nordstrom’s $125.00, Office Peeps $38.21, Pharmchem $50.00, Prostrollo Auto Mall $256.06, RDO Equipment $243.77, Rusty’s $79.06, SDSU Print Lab $245.38, Sturdevant’s $239.16, Tom’s Hardware $239.95, Ultra $79.00, Vander Haag’s $2,525.00 SUPPLIES; Alliance $809.35, Verizon $89.48 TELEPHONE; Bob Calmus $52.00, Cardmember Services $200.00, Voni Durant $33.60, Garrett Gassman $17.64, SD Assn Assessing Officers $350.00 TRAVEL.


            Clarification of the holiday leave section 6.3.2 of the personnel policy resulted in changing the wording as follows:  Only one 8 hour day of holiday pay is received per holiday.


            It was moved by Protsch, seconded by Durant and carried to approve the prisoner housing contract for 2018 from Charles Mix County Sheriff’s Office.


            CHN clerical assistance Brittany Lunstra presented the Miner County CHN quarterly report. 

            Custodian Colleen Arens reported on the condition and needed repairs to the heating system within the courthouse.


            A letter from the State 9-1-1 Coordination Board informed the commission that as of January 2, 2018 the Miner County Dispatch has achieved compliance with the 911 Administrative Rules.


            It was moved by Durant, seconded by Reisch and carried to approve the renewal rates with Metropolitan Life Insurance Company for employee dental, vision and life coverage.


            Highway Superintendent Ron Krempges requested the board approve the purchase of rubber/asphalt crack sealant through the current State bid.  It was moved by Gassman, seconded by Protsch and carried to purchase rubber/asphalt crack sealant utilizing the State bid (Brock White/$.6090 per pound)


            Krempges also reviewed equipment conditions, needed repairs, and possible future replacements.


            The meeting adjourned until February 6th.  Dated this 16th day of January, 2018.


                                                                                    Roger Wentland, Chairman

                                                                                    Miner County Board of Commissioners


Attest:  Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor  


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