April 3, 2018



April 3, 2018


The regular meeting of the Stanley County Commission was called to order at 5:03 P.M.(CDT) by Chairman Dana Iversen with Commissioners Dennis Booth, Mike Kenzy, Craig Heller and Sonny Harrowa present. Also present were State’s Attorney Tom P. Maher, Director of Equalization Roger Fuller, Fairgrounds Manager Scott Deal, Dave Askins, Capital Journal, and Auditor Philena Burtch. The meeting commenced with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.


AGENDA: Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Mike Kenzy, to approve the Agenda. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


MINUTES:  Motion by Craig Heller, second by Dennis Booth, to approve March 13, 2018, 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.


ALL PRO GARAGE DOORS                                               64.29  R&B REPAIR & MAINT           

AMERICAN MEDICAL RESPONSE INC                      1237.50  MARCH 2018                   

ASSN OF SD CO WEED/PEST BOARDS                         115.00  W&P ANNUAL CONFERENCE        

AT&T MOBILITY                                                               208.48  FAIRGOURND/R&B CELL PHONE    

AVERA QUEEN OF PEACE HEALTH                               77.00  R&B PROFESSIONAL SERVICES    

BRULE COUNTY AUDITOR                                             330.00  FEB 2018 JAIL                

BUTLER MACHINERY CO                                               143.30  R&B SUPPLIES/REPAIR & MAINT

CAPITAL AREA COUNSELING INC                               630.00  MCR FEB 2018                

CAPITAL AREA REFUSE LLC                                           64.00  GOVT BLDG UTILITIES          

WICK COMMUNICATIONS                                              764.47  OFFICE PUBLICATIONS          

CENTURYLINK                                                                    85.28  FOUR CORNERS REPEATER        

CENTURYLINK                                                                  241.63  OFFICE PHONES                

TRAVIS W STOUT                                                           1150.00  FAIRGROUNDS REPAIR & MAINT   

CHRISTY LUMBER                                                           184.12  FAIRGROUNDS REPAIR & MAINT   

WILL CLARK ELECTRICAL INC                                  1529.32  FAIRGROUNDS REPAIR & MAINT   

COMMUNITY YOUTH INVOLVED INC                      1666.67  APRIL MONTHLY SUPPORT        

CONNECTING POINT                                                       352.50  OFFICE MAINT                 

COUNTY WIDE DIRECTORY LLC                                1074.00  DOE SUPPLIES                 


DAKOTA DATA SHRED                                                     50.04  AUD REPAIR & MAINT           

PEGGY DOUGHERTY                                                       892.28  ADMIN FEE/TREAS HEALTH INSUR 

ECONO SIGNS LLC                                                           798.67  R&B SUPPLIES                 

EDDIE'S TRUCK SALES                                                     72.73  R&B SUPPLIES                 

EMMA COWAN                                                                   50.00  FAIRGROUNDS REPAIR & MAINT   

FACTOR 360                                                                       120.00  COMMISSIONER WEBSITE         

FLEET SERVICES                                                            1215.00  R&B SUPPLIES                 

FORT PIERRE FIRE DEPT                                            16250.00  2ND QTR PAYMENT              

FORT PIERRE CITY                                                            76.73  CHN & EXTENSION COPIER       

FORT PIERRE CITY                                                        2742.24  UTILITIES

FORT PIERRE CITY                                                      45614.41  DUE TO CITY OF FORT PIERRE

FOUR CORNERS FIRE DEPTMENT                             5000.00  2ND QTR PAYMENT              

ROGER A FULLER                                                           868.78  DOE HEALTH INSURANCE         

GOLDEN WEST TELECOMMUNICATIONS                334.04  E-911                         

HOGEN'S HARDWARE HANK                                          4.98  R&B SUPPLIES                 

STAN HOUSTON                                                             949.00  R&B SUPPLIES                 

KATIE J HRUSKA                                                            407.95  CRT APPT ATTRNY       

HUGHES COUNTY FINANCE OFFICE                       9457.50  JAIL BILLING FEB 2018                

INLAND TRUCK PARTS                                                   32.95  R&B SUPPLIES                 

JENNER EQUIPMENT COMPANY                                  77.23  R&B SUPPLIES                 

ROBERT T KONRAD                                                     3077.64  CRT APPT ATTRNY

LYNN'S DAKOTAMART                                                   18.05  R&B SUPPLIES                 

LYNN'S DAKOTAMART                                                   24.38  FAIRGROUNDS REPAIRS & MAINT   

THOMAS P MAHER                                                       4356.04  MARCH EXPENSES               

MENARDS - PIERRE                                                        609.07  REPAIRS & MAINT

MICHAEL TODD & COMPANY INC                               31.75  R&B SUPPL/REPAIR & MAINT

MICROFILM IMAGING SYSTEMS INC                        375.00  ROD SCANNER RENTAL           

MIDCONTINENT COMMUNICATION                          240.00  OFFICE INTERNET              

MONTANA-DAKOTA UTILITIES CO                           323.16  GOVT BLDG NATURAL GAS        

MORRIS INC                                                                     333.80  R&B SUPPL/REPAIR & MAINT

MORRIS INC                                                                       80.00  COMMERCIAL REFUND            

NAPA                                                                                   93.00  R&B SUPPLIES                 

NE SD COMM ACTN PRGM                                        5000.00  GROW SD                      

BONNIE NICKELS                                                            33.00  WIC TRAVEL                   

MARGO D NORTHRUP                                                 931.13  CRT APPT ATTRNY                    

PENNINGTON COUNTY JAIL                                      478.65  PRISONER TRANSPORTATION      

CITY OF PIERRE                                                             110.00  FEB 2018 MEDICAL DIRECTOR    

PITNEY BOWES INC                                                      151.05  POSTAL EQUIPMENT             

PITNEY BOWES                                                              636.59  OFFICE POSTAGE               

PITNEY BOWES INC                                                      254.97  OFFICE POSTAL SUPPLIES       

QUILL CORPORATION                                                 780.67  OFFICE SUPPLIES              

RITER ROGERS WATTIER &                                       735.00  WAR CREEK ROAD                

ROBINS WATER CONDITIONING INC                        24.00  R&B SUPPLIES                 

RUNNINGS SUPPLY INC                                              678.14  R&B SUPPLIES                 

RUNNINGS SUPPLY INC                                                51.88  FAIRGROUNDS REPAIR & MAINT   


STANLEY COUNTY SCHOOL DIST                      163278.44  DUE TO SC SCHOOL            

JOAN BOOS SCHUELLER                                             750.41  CRT APPT ATTRNY                   

SD BUREAU OF ADMINISTRATION                             76.52  EXTENSION PHONE              

SD DEPT OF CORRECTIONS                                          15.30  COURTHOUSE MAINTENANCE       

SD DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE                                 445.00  BLOOD ALCOHOL

SD DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE                             56036.09  MV & VITALS               

SD ASSN OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER                  1500.00  2ND QTR CLERP                

SD ASSOC OF COUNTY OFFICIALS                            525.00  2018 SPRING WORKSHOP

SD ASSOC OF COUNTY OFFICIALS                              88.00  ROD M/P FUND        

SDRA                                                                                   30.00  4TH JULY RODEO               

SECURITY LOCK SERVICE                                           210.00  GOVT BLDG REPAIR & MAINT     

KARA SEMMLER                                                          2345.30  CRT APPT ATTRNY           

SERVALL UNIFORM/LINEN CO                                     77.55  R&B REPAIR & MAINT           

STATE SUPPLY COMPANY                                           670.09  GOVT BLDG REPAIR & MAINT     

TRANSOURCE                                                                    46.40  R&B SUPPL/REPAIR & MAINT

VANGUARD APPRAISALS INC                                     500.00  DOE PROF SERVICES            

VARIDESK LLC                                                                395.00  R&B OFFICE EQUIP             

VERENDRYE MUSEUM                                                  875.00  2 QTR PAYMENT                

ZANDER AUTO PARTS                                                   364.45  R&B SUPPLIES                 



Auditor’s Account with the Treasurer:

March 2018

Cash on hand – $563.20

Checks, less than 3 days - $55,154.16

Postage - $100.00

Petty Cash - $215.00

First National Bank - $123,558.84

MKKT Account – First National Bank - $3,743,327.62

MKKT Account – Dakota Prairie Bank - $69,358.06

SD FIT - $6,046.58

Total - $3,818,732.26


Register of Deeds:

Regular Fees March 2018 - $2,277.14

Transfer Fees March 2018 - $2,060.00


Auditor Report: Auditor Philena Burtch presented the Commissioners with the Budget Expenditure Report showing each department’s expenses as of February 28, 2018, Fiscal Revenue Report as of February 28, 2018, and the Outstanding Disbursements by account & budget remaining as of April 3, 2018.


Abatement: Record #9027 - Motion by Dennis Booth, second by Sonny Harrowa, to approve 2016 Pay 2017 Abatement Refund in the amount of $46.74, due to mobile home being removed in August 2016. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


Record #8598 – Motion by Craig Heller, second by Sonny Harrowa, to table 2017 Pay 2018 Abatement pending additional information. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


Record #7375 – Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Dennis Booth, to approve 2017 Pay 2018 Abatement in the amount of $1,545.36, as value was entered in error. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


Record #6626 – Motion by Craig Heller, second by Mike Kenzy, to approve 2017 Pay 2018 Abatement in the amount of $960.40, as value was entered in error. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


Record $7977 – Motion by Craig Heller, second by Mike Kenzy, to approve 2017 Pay 2018 Abatement in the amount of $711.58, due do partial house fire. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


Commissioner Kenzy excused himself from discussion and vote for Abatement, Record #9964 & #300446.


Record #9964 & 300446 – Motion by Dennis Booth, second by Sonny Harrowa, to approve 2015 Mobile Home Taxes, 2016 Pay 2017 and 2017 Pay 2018 Abatement in the amount of $184.13, due to mobile home being uninhabitable. Booth voted Aye. Heller voted Aye. Harrowa voted Aye. Iversen voted Aye. Motion Carried.


Record #116 – Motion by Mike Kenzy, second by Craig Heller, to approve 2017 Pay 2018 Abatement in the amount of $621.87, due to house and barn being removed. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


Director of Equalization, Roger Fuller reminded the Commissioners of the County Board of Equalization Meeting is Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at 5:00 P.M.


Fairgrounds:  Scott Deal presented the Commissioners with a report of the work completed in the month of March. The Pole Bending Clinic held in March went well and Scott has set four more clinics from that event. The bull riding clinic went well also. The fairgrounds is ready for the horse racers, the inside rail is up. The new section of bleachers was delivered last Wednesday. Scott will remove the old bleachers, get the new bleachers put together and set in place as soon as the weather permits.


Grandstand Concession Area Update – The electrical is almost complete, waiting on appliances, and the walk-in-cooler should be in this month, Scott will inspect it to make sure it will work for all that it is needed for. The Fort Pierre Development Corporation is offering a Fix Up, Clean Up, Paint Up Grant; Scott would like to apply for this Grant to help with the updates being done.

Parking Lot – The parking lot in front of the Grandstand needs to be fixed. The City of Fort Pierre is going to be fixing a few streets, the Auditor will find out if the County can piggy-back on their bid. The drainage problem between the south doors of the Grandstand and the paddock area needs to be fixed.


Highway Department:  Auditor Burtch informed the Commissioners that it is time to do the second Mag treatment on the first mile of Bad River Road. And because the treatment is working the way we had hoped, Highway Superintendent Lee Smith would like Z&S Dust Control to continue the treatment to the bridge.


County Access Trail – Gun Smoke Farms would like to limit traffic north on 268th Avenue. The discussion is to add a gate, the County needs to do some spot gravel and we need to make sure there is public access to Meers Cemetery.


Haul Road Agreement – Auditor Burtch presented the Commissioners with an example of another county’s haul road agreement. Highway Superintendent Lee Smith would like the Commissioner to consider the same standard to help the county maintain the roads from gravel haulers in and out the gravel pits. Commissioner Kenzy questioned grain and livestock trucks, are they responsible for the same contract?


A concerned citizen requested a ‘Kids at Play’ sign be installed near their residents on Bad River Road, as they have small children.


State’s Attorney Computer: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Mike Kenzy, to approve the purchase of an new computer, not to exceed $960.00. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


BackPack Program – PARS: Motion by Dennis Booth, second by Craig Heller, to approve contribution of $500.00 to the local BackPack Program. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


Four Corners Volunteer Fire Department Occupancy Agreement: The Four Corners Volunteer Fire Department approved an annual Occupancy Agreement. After discussion, the Commissioners would like this changed to a five year Occupancy Agreement.


Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Craig Heller, to accept the Occupancy Agreement with change from annual to five year, and approve Chairman Iversen to sign the Agreement. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


Discussion: Bicycling Across America will be in the County in July. They would like to set up a check point at the Hayes roadside park.


Upcoming Workshops: SDACO Spring Workshop, SDACHS Office Personnel Workshop, SDACO Deputy Workshop, Vanguard Workshop


Adjournment: Motion by Mike Kenzy, second by Craig Heller, to adjourn at 6:09 P.M. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


ATTEST:                                                         BOARD OF STANLEY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS


Philena Burtch, Auditor                                               Dana Iversen, Chairman

Physical address

Stanley County Courthouse
08 E 2nd Avenue
Fort Pierre SD 57532

Mailing Address

Stanley County Courthouse
Auditors Office
PO Box 595
Fort Pierre SD 57532