October 16, 2018

October 16, 2018


            The Miner County Board of Commissioners met in regular session October 16, 2018 in the Miner County Courthouse.  Members present:  Roger Wentland, Garrett Gassman, Voni Durant, Tom Reisch and Alex Protsch.  Absent:  none.  Chairman Wentland called the meeting to order.  The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.  Motion by Protsch, seconded by Gassman and carried to approve the agenda.


            The minutes of the October 2nd meeting were approved.  No one appeared for Public Comment.


            The following correspondence was received:  Miner County Sheriff & Dispatch Service August reports; and East Dakota WDD September meeting minutes.


            It was moved by Reisch, seconded by Durant and carried to approve the following claims for payment:  Mike Clary $40.00, Rob Eggert $20.00 AMBULANCE ATTENDANT FEES; SD Dept. of Revenue $1,814.05 PREDATORY ANIMAL CONTROL FUND.  Alliance $150.00, Santel $55.12, Triotel $170.04 911 CHARGES; Avera Queen of Peace $105.00 BLOOD ALCOHOL; ICAP $633.50 COMMUNITY ACTION PAYMENT; SD Dept. of Transportation $4,852.88 CONTRACTED MAINTENANCE; Central Electric Coop $119.55, Xcel Energy $11.08 ELECTRICITY; Canova Service Center $7.08, HFCA $11,025.68  Sturdevant’s $285.62 FUEL; Amie Kidd $657.90, Ron Krempges $2,003.89 INSURANCE REIMBURSEMENT; Axon Enterprise $936.00 INVESTIGATION EXPENSE; SDACC $1,691.00 LEGAL EXPENSE RELIEF FUND; Ericsson Law Office $188.00 MENTAL ILLNESS HEARING EXPENSE; City of Howard $1,096.20 MOSQUITO CONTROL; FedEx $12.65, Stamp Fulfillment Services $912.45 POSTAGE; Davison Co Jail $475.00, Lake Co Sheriff $1,125.00 PRISONER CARE; First District Assn of Local Governments $3,200.00 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES; Microfilm Imaging $210.00 RENT; Homestead Building Supply $303.04, HFCA $64.25, James Valley Landscape $200.00, Midwest Boiler Repair $2,728.50, Office Peeps $148.72, S&S Contracting $217.60, Sioux Falls Two Way Radio $197.96, Ultra $905.00 REPAIRS; Canova Service Center $6.40, Homestead Building Supply $40.74 ROAD MATERIALS; ICAP $7,500.00 SENIOR CITIZENS GRANTS; Relx, Inc. $144.00 SUBSCRIPTION; Canova Service Center $4.69, Dakota Data Shred $60.26, Dawson Construction $62.63, Dust-Tex $109.32, Emergency Medical Products $89.97, Factor 360 $120.00, GCR Tire Centers $118.56, Home Service Water Conditioning $5.40, HFCA $3,122.50, Kimball Midwest $250.52, Brittany Lunstra $31.31, North Central Int’l $137.00, Office Peeps $210.25, Pharmchem Inc. $75.10, Rafferty’s $4.98, Rusty’s $114.08, SD Federal Property Agency $35.30, Stan Houston Equipment $50.00, Sturdevant’s $587.84, Titan Machinery $599.43, Tom’s Hardware Hank $77.02, Wheelco $199.16 SUPPLIES; Verizon $94.39 TELEPHONE; AmericInn $101.99, Days Inn $57.00, Voni Durant $33.60, Garrett Gassman $17.64, Lanny Klinkhammer $121.00, Alex Protsch $50.40 TRAVEL.


            Wentland and Gassman volunteered to attend the Vermillion Basin Water Development District meeting that shall be held in Salem on Friday, October 26th.


            It was moved by Durant, seconded by Protsch and carried to approve poor relief case 18-01 providing payment to Willoughby Funeral Home.


            Wentland informed the board the Howard Township board will be meeting to consider the proposal of applying MagWater to 434th Ave. from Hwy 34 south to Graceland Cemetery.  Further discussion will take place at the next commissioner meeting.


            Director of Equalization Tami Severson presented the following plat for consideration.  It was moved by Gassman and seconded by Reisch to approve the following resolution.




            BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Miner County, South Dakota, that the plat of LOT 1 OF SCHWADER FIRST ADDITION IN THE NW ¼ OF SECTION 20, T 107 N, R 55 W OF THE 5TH P.M., MINER COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA, which has been submitted for examination pursuant to law, is hereby approved and the County Auditor is hereby authorized and directed to endorse on such plat a copy of this Resolution and certify the same.


            Voting aye:  Gassman, Durant, Protsch, Reisch, and Wentland.  Voting nay:  none.  Resolution adopted this 16th day of October, 2018.


                                                                               Roger Wentland, Chairman

                                                                               Miner County Board of Commissioners


Attest:  Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor


            It was moved by Durant, seconded by Gassman and carried to enter into executive session (SDCL 1-25-2 (1)) at 9:44.  Returned to regular session at 10:06.


            The meeting adjourned until Thursday, November 8th.  Dated this 16th day of October, 2018.


                                                                               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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