June 4, 2019

June 4, 2019

The Miner County Board of Commissioners met in regular session June 4, 2019 in the Miner County Courthouse.  Members present:  Roger Wentland, Garrett Gassman, Tom Reisch, Voni Durant and Alex Protsch.  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.  The minutes of the May 21st meeting were approved.  No one appeared for Public Comment. 

The auditor’s account with the county treasurer showed an April 30, 2019 balance of $7,519,611.45 in all state, county, civil, school and trust accounts.

The following correspondence was received:  STIP Review Meetings First Association of Local Governments.

It was moved by Reisch, seconded by Gassman and carried to authorize the auditor to pay the following claims:  Road & Bridge $39,088.58, United Health Care $37,104.58, Retirement $6,115.01, OASI $8,916.53, Commissioners $4,327.25, Auditor $7,146.25, Treasurer $6,664.75, States Attorney $5,534.75, Govt Building $3,496.00, Director of Equalization $7,868.39, Register of Deeds $7,060.92, Vet Service $872.00, Sheriff $11,377.70, Contract Law $3,646.25, Welfare $538.44, Co Nurse $1,272.50, Ambulance $8,530.20, WIC $86.50, Extension $1,272.50, Weed $1,166.75, Dispatch $12,247.04, Emergency Mgt $2,166.75 MAY PAYROLL; Ami Kidd $11.00, Tami Severson $11.00 PAYROLL TRAVEL;

 SDSU Extension $12,522.50 4-H PMT TO STATE; Santel $55.12, Triotel $171.53 911 CHARGES; Xcel Energy $10.53 ELECTRIC SERVICE; Ultra $1,458.05 EQUIPMENT; Miner Co Treasurer $59.89 FUEL; Northwestern Energy $468.67 GAS SERVICE; Emergency Safety Education $113.61 IN SERVICE EDUCATION; Miner Insurance Agency $435.00 INSURANCE; SD Assn of Co Commissioners $1,332.00 LEGAL EXPENSE RELIEF FUND; Yankton Co $120.00 MENTAL HEARING EXPENSE; John Eulberg $375.00, Nick Kramer $375.00 MOWING; Miner Co Treasurer $10.80 POSTAGE; Paul Cink $150.00 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES; Microfilm Imaging Systems $290.00 RENT; Homestead Building Supply $65.84, Sioux Falls Two Way Solutions $154.92, Ultra $913.50 REPAIRS; Homestead Building Supply $242.10 ROAD MATERIALS; Greg Protsch $900.00 STATE’S ATTY OFFICE EXPENSE ALLOWANCE; Lexis Nexis $298.00 SUBSCRIPTIONS; Homestead Building Supply $91.04, Miner Co Treasurer $11.16, Pheasantland Industries-Garment $1,443.01, Positive Promotions $118.49, Rusty’s $87.95, Cora Schwader $55.25, State 4-H Office $64.00, Ultra $695.99, USPS $424.00 SUPPLIES; Alliance $906.51, Colleen Arens $30.00, AT&T $109.60, Century Link $19.72, Mike Clary $30.00, Rob Eggert $30.00, Ethan Weisz $30.00 TELEPHONE; Miner Co Treasurer $21.20 TITLE FEES; Patricia Hartsel $64.60 TRANSCRIPTS; Darcy Albert $124.00, Ramkota Hotel Pierre $519.95, Tami Severson $124.00 TRAVEL; City of Howard $1,375.43 UTILITIES.

It was moved by Durant, seconded by Gassman and carried to approve the request of Wilde Air Service to permit the landing of aircraft on Miner County highways (county roads only) as authorized in SDCL 50-2-2.1 with Wilde Air Service assuming all liability when using said county roads.

Miner County received a Sub recipient Agreement between the South Dakota Department of Health (SDDOH) and Miner County with regard to the WIC program.  It was moved by Reisch, second by Durant and carried unanimously to approve the agreement between Miner County and the SDDOH for WIC services.

The board considered the request of Kingbrook Rural Water for a Right-of-Way Easement on Lot Five (5) and Lot Six (6) of Block Two (2) Windedahl’s Addition in the City of Carthage, Miner County, South Dakota.  These lots are owned by Miner County.  It was moved by Protsch, seconded by Gassman and carried to approve the Right-of-Way Easement on the above mentioned county owned property.

Pat Carmon, Miner County Treasurer met with the board to review the delinquent tax list and properties that are eligible for tax deed proceedings. 

Ron Krempges, Miner County Highway Superintendent reviewed equipment repairs and future purchases.  He also informed the board of road repairs completed on 440A Ave along Silver Lake.  Riprap has been added to prevent further erosion of the road. 

The board adjourned as a Board of Commissioners and reconvened as a Planning & Zoning Board.  Todd Kays of First District Association of Local Governments continued the review & discussion of the current Miner County Zoning Ordinance.  The board will continue their review at the July 2nd meeting.

The board adjourned as a Planning & Zoning Board and reconvened as a Board of Commissioners.  Having no further business the meeting was adjourned until June 18, 2019.

Dated this 4th day of June, 2019.

                                                                                          Roger Wentland, Chairman

                                                                                          Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest:  Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor




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Miner County Courthouse

Park Ave. & Main St

401 N. Main St.

Howard, SD 57349


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