April 11, 2023
STANLEY COUNTY COMMISSION MEETING
April 11, 2023
The regular meeting of the Stanley County Commission was called to order at 5:00 P.M.(CT) by Chairman Dana Iversen with Commissioners Mike Kenzy, Craig Heller, Sonny Harrowa and Gary Grittner. Also present was State’s Attorney Tom P. Maher, Treasurer Bill Konst, Fairgrounds Manager Scott Deal, Highway Superintendent Lee Smith, Deb Schiefelbein, Kelly Tibbs and Auditor Philena Burtch. The meeting commenced with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.
AGENDA: Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Craig Heller, to approve the Agenda. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
MINUTES: Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Craig Heller, to approve March 7, 2023, Minutes. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
CLAIMS: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Mike Kenzy, to approve Claims as presented. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
ACE STEEL & RECYCLING INC 201.06 FRGRNDS MAINT
AIRTECH HEATING & COOLING INC 5167.69 CH BLDG REPAIR & MAINT
AMERICAN STAMP & MARKETING 451.95 ELECTION SUPPL
AMERICAN MEDICAL RESPONSE INC 3804.17 MARCH SUBSIDY BILLING
ANIMAL CLINIC OF PIERRE PC 63.00 ANIMAL CARE
ARAMARK 120.70 R&B MAINT
AT&T MOBILITY 232.51 CELL PHONES
AVERA OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE MI 228.00 R&B TESTING
BIRMINGHAM & CWACH LAW OFFICE 456.66 CRT APPT ATTRNY JUV MENTAL ILL
RON BLACKSMITH 62.02 MV REFUND
BRITE 47295.00 LE CAMERA SYSTEM
BUTLER MACHINERY CO 512.89 R&B MAINT/SUPPL-L1
CAPITAL AREA COUNSELING INC 3082.74 MCR/QMHP/MENTAL HEALTH
CAPITAL AREA REFUSE LLC 116.69 GOV BLDG/FRGRNDS TRASH BILL
WICK COMMUNICATIONS 261.64 COMM PUB 1/3 MIN
CELERITY INTERNET 136.94 FRGRNDS WIFI
CENTURY BUSINESS PRODUCTS 457.91 COPIER LEASE & COPIES
CENTURYLINK 170.56 4 CORNERS REPEATER
CENTURYLINK 221.01 OFFICE PHONES
CHRISTY LUMBER 187.47 R&B SUPPL
COMMTECH INC 144.99 GOV BLDG/AUD MAINT
COMMUNITY YOUTH INVOLVED INC 1833.33 APRIL SUPPORT
CONNECTING POINT 827.00 SRVR MAINT
COWBOY COUNTRY STORES 250.04 GOV BLDG/DOE SUPPL
DAKOTA DATA SHRED 46.07 AUD MAINT
DIVISION OF CRIMINAL INVESTGTN 26.75 DEPUTY TREASURER BCKGRND CHK
JOHN DUFFY 80.00 CH SHOP LOT RENT
LYNDSIE N DUITSMAN 159.60 MV REFUND
EDDIE'S TRUCK CENTER INC 967.45 R&B REPAIR/SUPP-TR16/T11/T3/T8
FLEET SERVICES 1742.58 R&B/FRGRNDS FUEL
FORT PIERRE FIRE DEPT 18750.00 2ND QTR PAYMENT
FORT PIERRE CITY 33754.00 DUE TO CITY OF FORT PIERRE
FORT PIERRE CITY 137.69 EXT COPIER LEASE & COPIES
FORT PIERRE CITY 3305.46 UTILITIES
FOUR CORNERS FIRE DEPTMENT 5625.00 2ND QTR PAYMENT
DAN FOX 162.85 MENTAL ILLNESS
FRIMAN OIL & GAS CO INC 303.45 R&B SUPPL - GREASE
FRIMAN OIL & GAS CO INC 420.81 FRGRNDS PROPANE
FRONTLINE PLUS FIRE & RESCUE 300.00 ANNUAL SIREN CONTRACT
JASON GLODT 373.30 CRT APPT ATTRNY
GOLDEN WEST TELECOMMUNICATIONS 200.00 E-911
GRAHAM TIRE COMPANY 77.00 R&B REPAIR-TRBC
GRIMM'S PUMP & INDUSTRIAL SUPP 566.38 R&B MAINT/SUPPL-TR15-TR16
GROSSENBURG IMPLEMENT OF PIERR 1027.18 R&B SUPPL-J1/G1A/G8/G6/M5/M6
GUNDERSON PALMER NELSON & 555.50 MENTAL ILLNESS
HOGEN'S HARDWARE HANK 75.58 R&B SUPPL
HOGEN'S HARDWARE HANK 75.96 GOV BLDG/FRGRNDS SUPPL
CODY L HONEYWELL 214.00 CRT APPT ATTRNY
HUGHES COUNTY FINANCE OFFICE 10185.00 FEB JAIL/JUV BILLING
KOLETZKY LAW OFFICE PROF LLC 209.30 CRT APPT ATTRNY MENTAL ILLNESS
KRAIN CREEK FABRICATION INC 934.07 R&B MAINT/SUPPL-TR101/TR16
LARRY'S PLUMBING LLC 6290.00 CH BLDG REPAIR & MAINT
VALERIE J LARSON 15.00 MENTAL ILLNESS
LEWIS & CLARK BHS 184.00 MENTAL ILLNESS
LINCOLN COUNTY 580.84 MENTAL ILLNESS
DARCY LOCKWOOD 15.00 MENTAL ILLNESS
LYNN'S DAKOTAMART 220.21 GOV BLDG/FRGRNDS/R&B SUPPL
THOMAS P MAHER 2819.77 MARCH EXPENSES
MENARDS - PIERRE 498.07 GOV BLDG/R&B SUPPL
MERCEDES-BENZ FINANCIAL SVCS 14622.69 2021 WESTERN STAR TRUCK
MIDCONTINENT COMMUNICATION 153.14 R&B PHONE & INTERNET
MIDCONTINENT COMMUNICATION 216.78 OFFICE INTERNET
MONTANA-DAKOTA UTILITIES CO 863.78 COUNTY SHOP NATURAL GAS
MONTANA-DAKOTA UTILITIES CO 1107.71 CH BLDG/FRGRNDS NATURAL GAS
MONUMENT HEALTH 461.00 CORONER SRVC
MORRIS INC 447.87 R&B REPAIR/SUPPL-G8/P4
NAPA 794.59 R&B SUPPL
NAPA 14.29 GOV BLDG MAINT-2005 FORD ESCP
NATVIG LAW OFFICE 166.65 CRT APPT ATTRNY
JESSICA PAULSEN 519.40 CRT RPRTR
CITY OF PIERRE 110.00 MARCH MED DIRCTR
ADA R POWELL 5000.00 MENTAL ILLNESS
PITNEY BOWES 369.38 POSTAGE
POWERPLAN BF 1235.13 R&B REPAIRS/SUPPL
PAT PRINCE 31.90 R&B REIMB
QUILL CORPORATION 1746.39 OFFICE SUPPL
REDWOOD TOXICOLOGY LABORATORY 200.00 TOXICOLOGY TESTS
RITER ROGERS WATTIER & 385.20 CRT APPT ATTRNY
ROBINS WATER CONDITIONING INC 12.00 R&B SUPPL
RUNNINGS SUPPLY INC 1294.01 R&B SUPPL
RUNNINGS SUPPLY INC 914.74 GOV BLDG/FRGRNDS SUPPL
STANLEY COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT 58324.43 2ND QTR PAYMNT/US MARSHL SRVC
STANLEY COUNTY SCHOOL DIST 121178.10 DUE TO SC SCHOOL
DEAN SCHAEFER COURT REPORTING 90.00 CRT RPRTR-MENTAL ILLNESS
JOAN BOOS SCHUELLER 256.80 CRT APPT ATTRNY
SD BUREAU OF ADMINISTRATION 84.86 OFFICE PHONES/LONG DIST/BIT
SD DEPTMENT OF REVENUE 89746.66 MV/MENTAL ILLNESS
SD DEPTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 625.52 R&B-BRIDGE INSPECTION
SD FEDERAL PROPERTY AGENCY 39352.00 R&B 2017 CHEVY/EQUIP/SUPPL
SD PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORY 80.00 BLOOD TESTS
SD ASSN OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER 306.00 CLERP
SD ASSN OF COUNTY OFFICIALS 84.00 ROD M/P FUND
SERVALL UNIFORM/LINEN CO 264.49 GOV BLDG SUPPL
SNOW WHEEL SYSTEM INC 984.00 R&B MAINT/SUPPL
KATHY D STROHFUS 43.55 OVERPAID TAXES REC 9059
TITAN MACHINERY 18.00 R&B SUPPL
VERENDRYE MUSEUM 875.00 2ND QTR PAYMENT
WHEELHOUSE PLUMBING INC 350.00 R&B MAINT
COREY WINGERT 23.06 OVERPAID TAXES REC 8419
WINNER FAMILY DRUG 5.00 MEDICAL CARE
WINNER POLICE DEPARTMENT 1876.00 FEB JAIL BILLING
WW TIRE SERVICE INC 28.17 R&B REPAIR-P6
YANKTON COUNTY 135.00 MENTAL ILLNESS
YANKTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT 100.00 SHERIFFS FEE
YOUNGBERG LAW PROF LLC 214.00 CRT APPT ATTRNY JUV MENTAL ILL
ZANDER AUTO PARTS 768.05 R&B SUPPL
ZANDER AUTO PARTS 233.13 FRGRNDS REPAIR & MAINT
Treasurer and Auditor Report: Treasurer Bill Konst presented the Commissioners with the Treasurer Motor Vehicle Report for March 2023. The Commissioners discussed CD’s with Bill Konst, Bill stated that he will check with other County Treasurers and the banks. Auditor Philena Burtch presented the Commissioners with the February 2023 Budget Expenditure Report showing each department’s expenses as of February 28, 2023, and Outstanding Disbursements as of April 6, 2023.
SALARIES BY OFFICE: Commissioners - $4,521.65; Auditor - $4,571.06; Treasurer - $6,629.14; States Attorney - $9,559.32; Custodial - $4,328.89; Director of Equalization - $4,135.68; Register of Deeds - $4,850.44; Road & Bridge - $33,650.89; Weed & Pest - $698.33; Fairgrounds - $10,550.88; Extension - $1,879.54; Employee Health Insurance - $14,635.21; SD Retirement System, withheld and match - $14,320.40; Electronic Transfer; FICA, Medicare and Withholding Tax - $26,127.90.
Register of Deeds:
Regular Fees March 2023 - $ 1,156.56
Transfer Fees March 2023 - $ 1,680.00
Fairgrounds: 4-H Shooters & Archery Storage Units: Scott Deal informed the Commission that he has been approached by 4-H Shooters & Archery regarding storage units’ availability at the fairgrounds. Scott is looking into storage containers.
Toolcat: Scott Deal informed the Commissioners that the Toolcat is broke down. While it was at the mechanics shop, it was discovered that the machine has more issues that will need to go out of town for repairs. Scott will need to rent a Toolcat until the fairgrounds Toolcat is fixed.
Backhoe: Scott Deal informed the Commissioners that the mechanic working on the backhoe is waiting for the parts to be shipped.
Building Updates: Scott Deal informed the Commissioners that the concrete has been poured at the fairgrounds shop. The small crows nest has been moved and the small concrete slab has been poured. And the 20’x12’ building is now set on a concrete slab. The concrete floor in the fairgrounds shop makes working on equipment and projects better. Scott also informed the Commissioners that the cat-walk is almost complete.
Highway Department: Lee Smith presented the Commission with a report of work performed by the Highway Department for the month of March, 2023, which consists of blading, snow removal, repair cattle guard on Mission Ridge Road, and service and maintenance of equipment.
Auto Gates: If the person on whose land the cattle way is constructed fails to keep it in good repair, the county may make any needed repairs and charge the cost to the landowner. (SDCL 31-25-2, 31-25-3)
The county board may authorize landowners to erect and maintain fences across such county highways.
Bridge Inspection: Motion by Gary Grittner, second by Mike Kenzy, to approve Bridge Reinspection Program Resolution For Use With SDDOT Retainer Contracts. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
WHEREAS, 23 CFR 650 Subpart C, requires initial inspection of all bridges and reinspection at intervals not to exceed two years with the exception of reinforced concrete box culverts that meet specific criteria. These culverts are reinspected at intervals not to exceed four years.
THEREFORE, Stanley County is desirous of participating in the Bridge Inspection Program.
The County requests SDDOT to hire Brosz Engineering, Inc. for the inspection work. SDDOT will secure federal approvals, make payments to the Consulting Engineering for inspection services rendered, and bill the County for 20% of the cost. The County will be responsible for the required 20% matching funds.
Dated this 11th day of April, 2023, at Fort Pierre, South Dakota.
Board of County Commissioners
Of Stanley County
Philena Burtch Dana Iversen
County Auditor Chairman of the Board
Four Corners Fire Department/Hayes Shop Camera System: Motion by Gary Gritter, second by Sonny Harrowa, to accept and approve the purchase and installment of Camera System for the Four Corners Fire Department/Hayes Shop from Extreme Tech Comm, not to exceed $3,410.00, to be paid with Local Assistance & Tribal Consistency Funds. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Disaster Declaration – April 2023 Blizzard – Resolution 2023-09: Motion by Gary Grittner, second by Craig Heller, to approve Resolution 2023-09 Disaster Declaration for April 4-April 6, 2023, blizzard. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
STANLEY COUNTY RESOLUTION NO. 2023-09
RESOLUTION DECLARING A DISASTER
April Winter Storm, 2023
WHEREAS, Stanley County, South Dakota suffered a severe winter storm caused by ice, snow, high winds, and blizzard conditions April 4, 2023, through April 6, 2023.
WHEREAS, the April 4 through April 6, 2023, storm brought more than 12 inches of snow, 30+ mph winds and zero visibility, heavy drifting throughout the county roads causing them to be impassable for several days while county crews plowed the roads open. Multiple stranded motorists required rescuing using county, state, and local agencies’ resources. Heavy, wet snow proved to be very difficult to move.
WHEREAS, the resulting damage and destruction endangered and threatened the health, safety, and welfare of the public and the financial stability of the local governing units and the utility companies and power cooperatives generally; now,
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Stanley County Commissioners does hereby declare a blizzard disaster emergency for Stanley County.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the Stanley County Commissioners do hereby declare a disaster and respectfully requests the Governor of the State of South Dakota to declare Stanley County a Disaster area and to request a Presidential Declaration of Disaster in order that assistance from state and federal agencies may be made available to Stanley County residents, communities, local businesses, the general population, and utility companies of the area affected, as we work to overcome this disaster.
Dated this 11th day of April 2023.
Dana Iversen, Chairman
Stanley County Commission
Philena Burtch, Auditor
Stanley County, South Dakota
Abatement- Record #7387: Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Gary Grittner, to approve Abatement for Record #7387, in the amount of $3,398.74, due to house fire in May 2022. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
New Hire – Director of Equalization Assistant: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Sonny Harrowa, to approve new hire of Director of Equalization Assistant Philip Torres, at $18.00 per hour, any cost-of-living increase approve by Commission for all County employees, including benefits, start date of April 11, 2023. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Discussion: Deb Schiefelbein discussed with the Commissioners options to fix the drainage issue around the Sansarc School located behind the Log Cabin. The discussion is to lift the school, place fill-dirt and stabilizers to raise the building, sloping the landscape so the run off goes towards the water canals. Deb also asked if bollards could be placed between the Stanley County School parking lot and the Sansarc School to keep snow piles away from Sansarc School.
New National Opioids Settlements: Motion by Gary Grittner, second by Craig Heller, to accept and approve Auditor Burtch to sign New National Opioid Settlements Participation Forms for Stanley County to participate. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Annual Service Proposal & Contract for Frontline Warning Systems: Motion by Mike Kenzy, second by Craig Heller, to accept and approve Chairman Iversen to sign Annual Service Proposal & Contract for Frontline Warning Systems for outdoor warning siren. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Raise – Treasurer William Konst $2,500.00 6-month salary increase: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Sonny Harrowa, to approve 6-month salary increase for Treasurer William Konst, in the amount of $2,500.00, effective April 3, 2023. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Automatic Budget Supplement – County Veterans Service Officer: Motion by Gary Grittner, second by Craig Heller, to approve Automatic Budge Supplement for County Veterans Service Officer, in the amount of $1,875.00, to reflect State Funded County/Tribal Veterans Service Officer Salary Supplemental. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Catholic Community Foundation 2023 Raffle: Motion by Mike Kenzy, second by Craig Heller, to approve Catholic Community Foundation 2023 Annual Raffle. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Executive Session – Personnel – SDCL 1-25-2(1): Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Gary Grittner, to go into Executive Session-Personnel-SDCL 1-25-2(1) at 6:16 P.M. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Chairman Iversen declared to reconvene at 6:21 P.M.
Commissioner Discussion – Committees: The Commissioners agree that the Personnel Handbook needs to be reviewed and updated. Commissioner Grittner informed the Board that he attended a Fort Pierre Development meeting. The discussion was no one wants to work, no housing, no industry, and no transportation. Commissioner Grittner stated that River Cities Transit is planning to expand by add on to their existing building. Commissioner Grittner contacted SD DOT regarding the rough railroad crossing on US Highway 14/34. SD DOT explained that repairs to the railroad crossing will be complete after the construction of the new Missouri River Bridge is complete. Commissioner Grittner informed the Board of the different Grants available with the help Central South Dakota Enhancement District.
Upcoming Workshops/Meetings: South Dakota Association of County Welfare Officials, South Dakota Association of County Commissioners, South Dakota Association of New County Officials
Set County Board of Equalization Meeting: Tuesday April 18, 2023, at 5:00 P.M.
Adjournment: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Mike Kenzy, to adjourn at 6:54 P.M. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
ATTEST: BOARD OF STANLEY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Philena Burtch, Auditor Dana Iversen, Chairman