April 6, 2021
STANLEY COUNTY COMMISSION
April 6, 2021
The regular meeting of the Stanley County Commission was called to order at 5:02 P.M.(CT) 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, Treasurer Peggy Dougherty, Deputy Treasurer Susan Freeman, Director of Equalization Roger Fuller, Fairgrounds Manager Scott Deal, Highway Superintendent Lee Smith, Emergency Management & Disaster Rob Fines, Morris, Inc. Chad Hicks, and Auditor Philena Burtch. The meeting commenced with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.
AGENDA: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Sonny Harrowa, to approve the Agenda. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
MINUTES: Motion by Mike Kenzy, second by Sonny Harrowa, to approve March 2, 2021, Minutes. All Voted Aye. Motion Carried.
CLAIMS: Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Craig Heller, to approve Claims as presented. All Voted Aye. Motion Carried.
ACE STEEL & RECYCLING INC 949.92 FAIRGROUNDS MAINT
AMERICAN MEDICAL RESPONSE INC 1237.50 MARCH SUBSIDY BILLING
AMROCK LLC 32.93 OVERPAID TAXES 6981
AT&T MOBILITY 168.74 CELL PHONES
AVERA MED GRP PIERRE 41.00 R&B TESTING
BORNS GROUP 3480.00 SDSHSR & 4TH OF JULY SUPPL
BROSZ ENGINEERING INC 2650.00 R&B DESIGN/PLANS SN 59-219-391
BUTLER MACHINERY CO 2584.66 R&B MAINT & SUPPL/L1/SG13B/INV
CAPITAL AREA COUNSELING INC 280.00 FEBRUARY MCR
CAPITAL AREA REFUSE LLC 144.00 TRASH BILLING 2/22-3/28-CH/FRG
WICK COMMUNICATIONS 413.63 MIN 2-2/NOTICE PUBLC HEARN/SUB
CENTURYLINK 85.28 4 CORNERS REPEATER
CENTURYLINK 221.01 OFFICE PHONES
TRAVIS W STOUT 190.00 CH BLDG/FRGNDS SIGNS
WILL CLARK ELECTRICAL INC 93.57 FAIRGROUNDS MAINT
MARVIN CLINE 17.45 FAIRGROUNDS SUPPL REIMB
COLE PAPERS INC 74630900 1881.64 FAIRGROUNDS SUPPL
COMMUNITY YOUTH INVOLVED INC 1666.67 APRIL SUPPORT
CONNECTING POINT 314.00 MANAGED SRVC/AUD MAINT
DAKOTA DATA SHRED 41.00 AUD MAINT
DSG-PIERRE 343.16 GOV BLDG MAINT
DIESEL MACHINERY INC 866.89 R&B MAINT & SUPPL/107T
PEGGY DOUGHERTY 330.00 TREAS HEALTH INS
ELECTION SYSTEMS & SOFTWARE 94.80 ELECTION MAINT
FISCHER LAW OFFICE PROF LLC 2582.15 CRT APPT ATTRNY
FORT PIERRE FIRE DEPT 16250.00 2ND QTR PAYMENT
FORT PIERRE CITY 67.19 CHN/EXT COPIER LEASE & COPIES
FORT PIERRE CITY 7742.22 DUE TO CITY OF FORT PIERRE
FORT PIERRE CITY 2685.87 UTILITIES
FOUR CORNERS FIRE DEPTMENT 5000.00 2ND QTR PAYMENT
FRIMAN OIL & GAS CO INC 130.32 R&B SUPPL-GREASE
FRONTLINE PLUS FIRE & RESCUE 250.00 FRONTIER RD SIREN MAINT
ROGER A FULLER 330.00 DOE HEALTH INS
GALLS LLC 875.29 LAW ENFORCEMENT EQUIP
GOLDEN WEST TELECOMMUNICATIONS 334.04 E-911
GROSSENBURG IMPLEMENT OF PIERR 187.60 R&B SUPPL/M5/G8/G7A/G1A
DEAN HANSEN ESTATE 475.00 STALL GATES
SCOTT HOLLEY 656.01 ABATEMENT 7016 REFUND
CODY L HONEYWELL 271.60 CRT APPT ATTRNY
ABIGAIL HUEBNER 150.00 FEB AUD MAINT
ABIGAIL HUEBNER 131.25 MARCH AUD MAINT
HUGHES COUNTY FINANCE OFFICE 7200.00 FEBRUARY JAIL BILLING
HUGHES COUNTY ABSTRACT 101.07 OVERPAID TAXES
DENA KINSELLA 149.98 OVERPAID TAXES
KONRAD LAW, PROF LLC 1886.90 CRT APPT ATTRNY
LAWSON PRODUCTS INC 124.35 R&B MAINT & SUPPL
LOCATORS & SUPPLIES INC 221.37 R&B MAINT & SUPPL
BRENDA LOUNSBURY 1200.00 ALCOHOL BLOOD TESTS
LYNN'S DAKOTAMART 9.25 R&B SUPPL
THOMAS P MAHER 29.30 MARCH EXPENSES
MARCO 762.84 COPIER LEASE & COPIES
IRIS MELIGAN 87.16 OVERPAID TAXES 2112 & 7524
MENARDS - PIERRE 284.41 GOV BLDG/FRGRNDS SUPPL
MERCEDES-BENZ FINANCIAL SVCS 14622.69 2021 WESTERN STAR TRUCK
MICRO-FIX COMPUTERS 3930.95 AUD/TREAS EQUIP/MAINT
MICROFILM IMAGING SYSTEMS INC 385.00 ROD EQUIP RENTAL
MIDCONTINENT COMMUNICATION 153.61 COUNTY SHOP PHONE & INTERNET
MIDCONTINENT COMMUNICATION 240.00 OFFICE INTERNET
MONTANA-DAKOTA UTILITIES CO 306.33 COUNTY SHOP NATURAL GAS
MONTANA-DAKOTA UTILITIES CO 451.56 CH BLDG/FRGRNDS NATURAL GAS
MORRIS INC 1125.00 R&B REPAIRS & MAINT-SG13B
MUNDT BROTHERS 112.48 OVERPAID TAXES
NAPA 10.18 GOV BLDG SUPPL
BONNIE NICKELS 330.00 CHN/WIC HEALTH INS
NORTHWEST RANCH COWBOYS ASSOC 20.00 4TH OF JULY RODEO
JEROMY J PANKRATZ 261.90 CRT APPT ATTRNY
CITY OF PIERRE 110.00 FEB MEDICAL DIRECTOR
PITNEY BOWES INC 2400.16 POSTAGE
POWERPLAN BF 577.50 R&B MAINT-G7A/L1
QUILL CORPORATION 1667.98 TREAS/GOV BLDG SUPPL
JERRY RADA 330.00 R&B HEALTH INS
REDWOOD TOXICOLOGY LABARATORY 545.00 TOXICOLOGY TESTS
ROBINS WATER CONDITIONING INC 12.00 COUNTY SHOP SUPPL
RUNNINGS SUPPLY INC 171.76 R&B SUPPL
RUNNINGS SUPPLY INC 640.35 FAIRGROUNDS REPAIRS & MAINT
STANLEY COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT 66087.75 2ND QTR PAYMENT
STANLEY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT 10745.01 DUE TO SC SCHOOL
SD BUREAU OF ADMINISTRATION 81.53 OFFICE LONG DIST/BIT
SD DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE 100255.26 MV/VITALS/MENTAL ILLNESS
SD DEPTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 211.82 R&B - STATE PROJECT CSNBIS(39)
SD FEDERAL PROPERTY AGENCY 797.10 R&B SUPPL
SD PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORY 405.00 ALCOHOL BLOOD TESTS
SD ASSN OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER 150.00 SDACHS HWY DEPT WORKSHOP
SD ASSN OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER 1773.00 CLERP
SD ASSOC OF COUNTY OFFICIALS 128.00 ROD M/P FUND
SD ASSOC OF COUNTY OFFICIALS 555.00 SPRING WORKSHOP
SDRA 30.00 4TH OF JULY RODEO
SOUTH DAKOTA RETIREMENT SYSTEM 653.48 SDRS INTEREST
SERVALL UNIFORM/LINEN CO 151.65 R&B MAINT
SERVALL UNIFORM/LINEN CO 105.65 GOV BLDG SUPPL
SIEBRASSE LAW OFFICE PC 1699.45 CRT APPT ATTRNY
DON LEE SMITH 189.84 R&B SHORT COURSE
K THOMPSON LAW PROF LLC 2481.70 CRT APPT ATTRNY
TIESZEN LAW OFFICE 1197.89 CRT APPT ATTRNY
WENDELL LAW OFFICE PC 1271.75 CRT APPT ATTRNY
WW TIRE SERVICE INC 167.40 R&B MAINT & SUPPL-TR15/C1
RONALD YOUNG 264.48 OVERPAID TAXES 7988
ZANDER AUTO PARTS 72.13 R&B SUPPL-SHOP/P11/BCT595
SALARIES BY OFFICE: Commissioners - $3,747.50; Auditor - $2,846.93; Treasurer - $5,115.76; States Attorney - $6,439.38; Custodial - $2,377.99; Director of Equalization - $5,759.45; Register of Deeds - $2,922.77; Coroner - $55.41; Road & Bridge - $22,341.34; Weed & Pest - $746.66; Community Health/WIC Secretary - $2,129.63; Fairgrounds - $4,007.64; Extension - $1,124.15; Planning & Zoning - $149.61; Employee Health Insurance - $16,473.19; SD Retirement System, withheld and match - $8,636.10; Electronic Transfer; FICA, Medicare and Withholding Tax - $18,600.84.
Auditor’s Account with the Treasurer:
Cash on hand - $1,319.37
Checks, less than 3 days - $8,998.29
Postage - $100.00
Petty Cash - $215.00
First National Bank - $99,056.35
MKKT Account – First National Bank - $2,931,610.67
MKKT Account – Dakota Prairie Bank - $70,863.65
SD FIT - $6,255.99
Total - $3,118,419.32
Register of Deeds:
Regular Fees March 2021 - $3,112.19
Transfer Fees March 2021 - $3,169.50
Treasurer and Auditor Report: Treasurer Peggy Dougherty presented the Commissioners with the Treasurer Report, February 2021 bank statement and daily cash, delinquent real estate and mobile home taxes, tax trust, miscellaneous receipts (Grants, Register of Deeds, Clerk of Courts, Equalization, Fairgrounds, Auditor, motor vehicle), investments and Money Market reports. Auditor Philena Burtch presented the Commissioners with the February 2021 Budget Expenditure Report showing each department’s expenses as of February 28, 2021, and Outstanding Disbursements by Account as of April 6, 2021.
County Board of Equalization is set for Tuesday April 20, 2021, at 5:00 P.M.
Executive Session – Personnel – SDCL 1-25-2(1): Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Craig Heller, to go into Executive Session-Personnel-SDCL 1-25-2(1) at 5:09 P.M. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Chairman Iversen declared to reconvene at 5:25 P.M.
Emergency Management & Disaster: Rob Fines presented the Commission with two new radios that were purchased with Homeland Security Grant. Rob also discussed the Frontline Annual Siren Contract for the warning siren located on Frontier Road. Frontline will perform maintenance duties twice during the year under this contract. Replacement batteries, repair of individual components, component replacement, upgrades or other expenses are not included in this contract. Rob informed the Commission that the solar panels are working well. Rob stated that monthly siren tests will begin the week of severe weather awareness week, April 19, 2021, and continue each week through October 2021.
Frontline Annual Siren Contract: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Sonny Harrowa, to accept and approve Chairman Iversen to sign Frontline Annual Siren Contract. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Morris, Inc.: Chad Hicks thanked the Commission for speaking to him regarding material needed for the new Missouri River Bridge. The project will need 30,000 yards, or 55,000 ton of ‘dirty screen’ gravel. Dirty screen gravel is a mixture of unwashed low grade crushed stone with shale, dirt, clay, fines, etc. It packs down very tightly and holds very well in place. Morris, Inc. would like to haul it from the county pit as it will be a short haul. Morris, Inc. is willing to pay the County royalties for the gravel. Chad and Lee Smith will check the pit and make sure there will be enough gravel for the bridge project before the details are finalized.
Chad Hicks informed the Commission that Morris, Inc. has two weeks left of crushing gravel at the Buffalo Pit.
Highway Department: Lee Smith presented to the Commissioners a report of work performed by the Highway Department for the month of March 2021, which consists of plowing snow and ice, stripping gravel at the Buffalo Pit, blading roads, hauling blow dirt from Verendrye Road, stockpile gravel at Hayes Shop and working on equipment.
Gravel: No action was taken.
Fairgrounds – Scott Deal informed the Commissioners that the Battle on the River went well. The performances were good matches with good feedback from spectators. The work program through the SD State Women’s Prison is starting back up. Scott will get certified and get days planned for the inmates to start painting.
New Hire: Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Craig Heller, to approve the new temporary hire of Marvin Cline, Fairgrounds Maintenance, at $15.00 per hour, no benefits. Start date of March 2, 2021. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Treasurer New Printer: Motion by Mike Kenzy, second by Dennis Booth, to approve the purchase of a new HP LaserJet M507 Printer for the Treasurer’s Office, in the amount of $1,250.00. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Surplus Treasurer Old Printer: Motion by Dennis Booth, second by Craig Heller, to approve to surplus the Treasurer’s old HP LaserJet P4015x printer in the amount of $50.00. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
2019 and 2020 Annual Reports: Auditor Burtch presented the Commission with the 2019 and 2020 Annual Reports.
Abatement – Record #7575 & Record #9032: Motion by Dennis Booth, second by Craig Heller, to approve Abatement for Record #7575 in the amount of $1,165.78 for 2020 Taxes Payable and Due in 2021, as property qualifies as Tax Exemption. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Craig Heller, to approve Abatement for Record #9032 in the amount of $95.00, 2020 Taxes Payable and Due in 2021, do to abandoned and unlivable mobile home. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Stanley the Buffalo at the Log Cabin: Motion by Mike Kenzy, second by Dennis Booth, to approve to help with repairs of Stanley the Buffalo at the Log Cabin, not to exceed $500.00. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Executive Session – Care of Poor – SDCL 28-13-1: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Mike Kenzy, to go into Executive Session-Care of Poor-SDCL 28-13-1 at 6:43 P.M. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Chairman Iversen declared to reconvene at 6:46 P.M.
Motion by Dennis Booth, second by Sonny Harrowa, to approve Avera St. Mary’s Hospital claim in the amount of $13,200.00. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Motion by Mike Kenzy, second by Sonny Harrowa, to deny claim #3441, as it does not qualify per SDCL 28-13-1.1. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Upcoming Meeting: SDACO County Officials Workshop May 4-5;
SDACHS-Highway Department Workshop May 6
Discussion: Due to SDACO County Officials Workshop May 4-5, the Stanley County Commission Regular Meeting will be held Tuesday May 11, 2021, at 5:00 P.M.
Adjournment: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Mike Kenzy, to adjourn at 7:15 P.M. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
ATTEST: BOARD OF STANLEY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Philena Burtch, Auditor Dana Iversen, Chairman