June 24, 2011

June 24, 2011

The special meeting of the Stanley County Commissioners was called to order at 8:01 a.m. by Chairman Jacobson with Commissioners Booth, Iversen, Scott and Jacobson present.  Director of Equalization Don Wiedemer, Highway Superintendent Leo Sullivan, States Attorney Tom Maher and Auditor Kris Kroll were also present.                                                                                                                                             
AGENDA:  Motion by Iversen, seconded by Scott to approve the agenda.  All voted aye. Motion carried.
MINUTES:  Motion by Booth, seconded by Scott to approve the minutes of the May 31, 2011 special meeting, the June 7, 2011 regular meeting and the June 20, 2011 special meeting.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.
2011 FLOOD:  Jacobson presented an email from the State regarding flooding and homes that were built in the flood plain.
AMR UPDATE:  Booth stated that the AMR contract will expire today and the Committee suggests that they wait for any further action.
WAKPA SICA:  Wakpa Sica Attorney Chuck Schroyer, Stacey LaCompte, President of Wakpa Sica John McCauley Sr., Bob Wilcox and Mike Jandreaux were present.  Jacobson stated that the deed read NE1/4SE1/4 and should have read SE1/4SE1/4.  Schroyer asked the Comm. to sign the Reconciliation Place Corrective Quitclaim Deed stating the correct legal description. Iversen asked what the plans are at the Reconciliation Place. LaCompte stated that they are still making improvements at the site and they are still working with various entities for funding.  She said that the site is being used on a regular basis for meetings and they are working on storing artifacts there as well.  McCauley said that they are trying to solicit funding for the location as it is used by many tribes.  Discussion followed regarding a Tribal Supreme Court and concerns with the BIA.  Motion by Booth, seconded by Iversen to sign the Corrective Quitclaim Deed on Reconciliation Place Addition Lot 1.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.
BREAK:  Break at 8:53 a.m.  Jacobson called the meeting back to order at 9:02 a.m.
2011 FLOOD:  Emergency Manager Rob Fines was present.  Monday and Tuesday of next week FEMA will begin assessing damage to individual homes.  They will begin on Frontier Road. Getting approval is a difficult process.  No word at this time about the Corps opening the spillway.  People need to keep in mind that when the water goes down, the disaster is far from over.  The ground water is not going to go away once the CFS is reduced.  They are trying to keep 12,000-15,000 filled sandbags available for critical infrastructure.  At this time, they are sandbagging in Pierre and transporting them to Stanley County/Fort Pierre as well as using them in Hughes County/City of Pierre.  They are down to 126 members of the National Guard who will stay for the next 21 days.
EXECUTIVE SESSION:  Motion by Booth, seconded by Iversen to go into Executive Session for personnel at 9:25 a.m.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.  Out at 10:05 a.m.
VACANCY – COMM #2:  Rick Cronin and Marsha Davenport were present.  Motion by Booth, seconded by Scott to approve Marsha Davenport as Interim Commissioner for Precinct #2. Roll call vote:  Booth, Scott and Jacobson voted yes, Iversen voted no.  Motion carried.  Kroll swore Marsha Davenport in as Interim Commissioner for Precinct #2.
2011 FLOOD:  Sullivan brought a picture of damage to War Creek Road due to flooding. Sullivan will track all damage to roads for FEMA.  The roads that were used for hauling from the pits during the flood event are going to need rebuilt.
CH REMODEL:  Dudley Rumrill with SHP was present.  Sharpe Enterprises, Inc. submitted a change order for the windows at the CH.  Jacobson stated that the change order is for new materials plus labor but that the labor should already have been included in the original bid and should be deducted from the change order.  Since the windows were installed and there was some water leakage, Maher suggests that the contractor run a water test after the windows are recaulked and ask Maintenance to be available to oversee the test.  Rumrill will check with Midwest Construction on their progress.  Jacobson asked if Midwest Construction had fixed the sprinkler system that was broken when the concrete was installed.  Jacobson will followup with maintenance and let Rumrill know.              
EXECUTIVE SESSION:  Motion by Scott, seconded by Iversen to go into Executive Session for personnel at 11:02 a.m.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.  Out at 11:10 a.m.
SDSU LETTER OF INTENT:  Kroll will not write a letter of intent at this time.                        
EXPO BLDG:  Booth informed the Comm. that the Expo building will be closed until August.
2011 FLOOD:  If there are any other needs for sandbagging sites, Booth will inform Brad Lawrence that they can use the Schomer Barn vs. the Expo building. 
US DEPT. OF INTERIOR – PILT PAYMENT:  Letter was presented and allocation of the money will be decided at the next regular meeting.
ADJOURNMENT:  Motion by Scott, seconded by Iversen to adjourn the meeting.  Unanimous vote aye.  Meeting adjourned at 11:46 a.m.

ATTEST:                                                                       BOARD OF STANLEY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Kristi Kroll, Auditor                                                 D.D. Jacobson, Chairman

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