STANLEY COUNTY COMMISSION
August 3, 2021
The regular meeting of the Stanley County Commission was called to order at 5:00 P.M.(CT) by Chairman Dana Iversen with Commissioners Dennis Booth, Mike Kenzy, Craig Heller and Sonny Harrowa present. Also present were Deputy Treasurer Susan Howard, Fairgrounds Manager Scott Deal, Marvin Cline, Highway Superintendent Lee Smith, Todd Mortenson, Mike Norman, Deb Schiefelbein, The Right Turn Nancy Schlichenmayer, Central SD Enhancement District David Reiss 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 Sonny Harrowa, second by Craig Heller, to approve July 6, 2021, Minutes. All Voted Aye. Motion Carried.
CLAIMS: Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Dennis Booth, to approve Claims as presented. All Voted Aye. Motion Carried.
AG PRO PLUS 303.50 R&B MAINT/SUPPL - T2
AIRTECH HEATING & COOLING INC 1946.34 CH BLDG HVAC
AMERICAN MEDICAL RESPONSE INC 1237.50 JULY SUBSIDY BILLING
AMERICAN MEDICAL RESPONSE 1174.00 4TH OF JULY RODEO
AT&T MOBILITY 197.23 CELL PHONES
BROSZ ENGINEERING INC 11697.50 R&B-59-219-391 PROJECT
PHILENA BURTCH 44.00 AUD SUPPL REIMB-POSTAGE
BUTLER MACHINERY CO 85.43 R&B SUPPL-G2C
C & S TRUCK SALES & SALVAGE 890.00 R&B SUPPL-T9
CAPITAL AREA COUNSELING INC 920.46 JUNE MCR/QMHP
CAPITAL AREA REFUSE LLC 224.00 CH BLDG/FRGRNDS TRASH BILLING
WICK COMMUNICATIONS 1270.33 PUBLICATIONS
CATLIN'S CAR CLINIC 763.94 FAIRGROUNDS MAINT-1977 DODGE
CELERITY BROADBAND LLC 136.94 FAIRGROUNDS WIFI
CENTRAL CULVERT SUPPLY 1144.00 R&B SUPPL-CULVERT-SANSARC RD
CENTURYLINK 85.28 4 CORNERS REPEATER
CENTURYLINK 221.14 OFFICE PHONES
CHANDLERS INC AUTOGLASS/RECYCL 380.00 R&B REPAIR & SUPPL-T7
TRAVIS W STOUT 515.00 FRGRNDS/R&B SUPPL
CHRISTY LUMBER 12.90 R&B SUPPL-SHOP
WILL CLARK ELECTRICAL INC 2041.44 FRGRNDS/CH BLDG MAINT
COMMTECH 67.50 AUD MAINT
COMMUNICATIONS CENTER INC 480.00 R&B ANNUAL TOWER LEASE
COMMUNITY YOUTH INVOLVED INC 1666.67 AUGUST SUPPORT
CONNECTING POINT 259.00 SERVER MAINT
COWBOY COUNTRY STORES 117.57 GOV BLDG/DOE FUEL
DAKOTA DATA SHRED 75.08 AUD MAINT
NANCY DEWELL 230.91 DOE VANGAURD WORKSHOP
PEGGY DOUGHERTY 390.55 TREAS HEALTH INS/SUPPL/TRAVEL
DRG MEDIA GROUP 500.00 4TH OF JULY RODEO ADVERTSNG
EDDIE'S TRUCK CENTER INC 4298.03 R&B REPAIRS & MAINT/SUPPL
NICOLE & DONNIE EDWARDS 92.98 MV REFUND
FLEET SERVICES 1234.45 R&B/FRGRNDS FUEL
FLOYD'S KUBOTA 1031.21 FRGRNDS REPAIR/MAINT-TOOLCAT
FORT PIERRE CITY 67.15 EXT/CHN COPIER LEASE & COPIES
FORT PIERRE CITY 3311.21 UTILITIES
FORT PIERRE CITY 30156.72 DUE TO CITY OF FORT PIERRE
FORT PIERRE MOTEL 1970.40 4TH OF JULY RODEO
FPDC/DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT COMM 500.00 STANLEY THE BUFFALO
FRIMAN OIL & GAS CO INC 23249.83 R&B SUPPL - DYED DIESEL
FRIMAN OIL & GAS CO INC 446.26 FAIRGROUNDS REPAIR & MAINT
ROGER A FULLER 330.00 DOE HEALTH INS
GENERAL EQUIP & SUPPL 1769.53 SAND SCREENS
GOLDEN WEST TELECOMMUNICATIONS 334.04 E-911
GROSSENBURG IMPLEMENT OF PIERR 85.46 R&B MAINT/SUPPL-M6
HOGEN'S HARDWARE HANK 40.10 R&B SUPPL
HOGEN'S HARDWARE HANK 649.84 FAIRGROUNDS REPAIRS & MAINT
CODY L HONEYWELL 1019.70 CRT APPT ATTRNY
HUGHES COUNTY FINANCE OFFICE 15370.00 JUNE JAIL & JUV BILLING
HUGHES COUNTY JAIL 16.96 MEDICAL CARE
KONRAD LAW, PROF LLC 1187.25 CRT APPT ATTRNY
LAWSON PRODUCTS INC 188.07 R&B MAINT/SUPPL
BRENDA LOUNSBURY 420.00 ALCOHOL BLOOD TESTS
LYNN'S DAKOTAMART 290.63 GOV BLDG/FRGNDS/R&B SUPPL
THOMAS P MAHER 122.53 JULY EXPENSES
MARCO 501.88 COPIER LEASE & COPIES
T & T LLC 550.00 FAIRGROUNDS MAINT
MENARDS - PIERRE 2537.03 CH BLDG/FRGRNDS SUPPL
CURT MERRIMAN PRINTING 1500.00 4TH OF JULY PROGRAMS
MICROFILM IMAGING SYSTEMS INC 385.00 ROD EQUIP RENTAL
MIDCONTINENT COMMUNICATION 152.56 COUNTY SHOP PHONES & INTERNET
MIDCONTINENT COMMUNICATION 240.00 OFFICE INTERNET
MONTANA-DAKOTA UTILITIES CO 17.57 COUNTY SHOP NATURAL GAS
MONTANA-DAKOTA UTILITIES CO 98.32 CH BLDG/FRGNDS NATURAL GAS
MORRIS INC 17.60 R&B SUPPL - T2
NAPA 457.62 R&B SUPPL-T2-T3
NAPA 49.99 CH BLDG MAINT
NEWMAN SIGNS INC 102.13 R&B MAINT & SUPPL
AUBRIE NORMAN 350.00 2017/2018 REISSUE 4TH OF JULY
JESSICA PAULSEN 475.00 CRT REPRTR
CITY OF PIERRE 7387.62 JUNE MED DIR/3RD QTR E911
PITNEY BOWES 155.42 POSTAGE
POWERPLAN BF 145.07 R&B MAINT/SUPPL-G1A
QUILL CORPORATION 1873.84 OFFICE SUPPL
JERRY RADA 330.00 R&B HEALTH INS
RAMKOTA HOTEL 526.88 4TH OF JULY RODEO
REDWOOD TOXICOLOGY LABARATORY 50.00 TOXICOLOGY TESTS
REES COMMUNICATIONS 3526.50 R&B MAINT/SUPPL
ROBINS WATER CONDITIONING INC 33.90 COUNTY SHOP SUPPL
RUNNINGS SUPPLY INC 23.56 R&B SUPPL
RUNNINGS SUPPLY INC 453.48 FAIRGROUNDS MAINT
DEAN SCHAEFER COURT REPORTING 42.00 MENTAL ILLNESS
JOAN BOOS SCHUELLER 2238.15 CRT APPT ATTRNY
SD DEPT OF REVENUE 120965.15 MV/VITALS/MENTAL ILLNESS
SD BUREAU OF ADMINISTRATION 109.94 OFFICE LONG DIST/BIT
SD DEPT OF CORRECTIONS 322.63 FAIRGROUNDS MAINT
SD PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORY 120.00 ALCOHOL BLOOD TESTS
SD ASSN OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER 1295.00 FALL COUNTY OFFICIALS CONVENTN
SD ASSN OF COUNTY OFFICIALS 168.00 ROD M/P FUND
SECURITY LOCK SERVICE 36.00 AUD/ROD SUPPL
CATHERINE A SEELEY 1111.00 CRT APPT ATTRNY
SERVALL UNIFORM/LINEN CO 106.18 R&B MAINT
SERVALL UNIFORM/LINEN CO 93.44 GOV BLDG SUPPL
SHANE'S PHARMACY 106.34 MEDICAL CARE
SMALL ENGINE HOUSE 151.29 FRGRNDS REPAIRS & MAINT
DON LEE SMITH 22.56 R&B SUPPL - REIMB
STANLEY COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT 817.74 US MARSHALS SERVICE
STANLEY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT 53852.62 DUE TO SC SCHOOL
K THOMPSON LAW PROF LLC 7097.85 CRT APPT ATTRNY
TITAN MACHINERY 1203.19 R&B MAINT/SUPPL
TRANSOURCE 98.30 R&B MAINT-EX1
MONA WEIGER 115.60 CRT REPRTR
ALLEN WEISCHEDEL 200.00 4TH OF JULY RODEO-BULLS
WHEELHOUSE PLUMBING INC 400.00 FRGRNDS MAINT
WW TIRE SERVICE INC 909.55 R&B REPAIR & SUPPL-TRH2O-T3
YELLOW PAGE DIRECTORY SVS INC 385.00 R&B ANNUAL FEE
ZANDER AUTO PARTS 693.48 R&B SUPPL-T2-P11-P1-SHOP-M1-LB
ZANDER AUTO PARTS 95.95 FRGRNDS MAINT
SALARIES BY OFFICE: Commissioners - $3,747.55; Auditor - $3,033.89; Treasurer - $5,109.00; States Attorney - $7,499.79; Custodial - $2,260.74; Director of Equalization - $5,759.34; Register of Deeds - $3,637.13; Road & Bridge - $34,709.05; Weed & Pest - $452.80; Fairgrounds - $7,501.91; Extension - $1,124.15; Employee Health Insurance - $18,838.09; SD Retirement System, withheld and match - $8,039.04; Electronic Transfer; FICA, Medicare and Withholding Tax - $18,556.80.
Auditor’s Account with the Treasurer:
Cash on hand - $493.00
Checks, less than 3 days - $20,793.07
Postage - $100.00
Petty Cash - $215.00
First National Bank - $386,684.91
MKKT Account – First National Bank - $3,324,238.95
MKKT Account – Dakota Prairie Bank - $70,921.91
SD FIT - $6,255.99
Total - $3,809,702.83
Register of Deeds:
Regular Fees July 2021 - $1,551.71
Transfer Fees July 2021 - $448.00
Treasurer and Auditor Report: Deputy Treasurer Susan Howard presented the Commissioners with the Treasurer Report, June 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 June 2021 Budget Expenditure Report showing each department’s expenses as of June 30, 2021, Fiscal Revenue Report as of June 30, 2021, and Outstanding Disbursements by Account as of August 2, 2021.
Budget: Nancy Schlichenmayer is with The Right Turn. Nancy explained that the demographics have changed with COVID, so they offer more classes and programs on-line. The Right Turn has more people enrolled in the GED Program and work enforcement classes. Nancy informed the Commission that The Right Turn has been in existence for 47 years, since 1974, and has been providing education, career development, job readiness preparation and workforce development training. As a Capital Area United Way participating agency and nonprofit organization, The Right Turn is funded primarily through grants and donations. Nancy explained that The Right Turn’s mission is to support the individuals and communities in south central South Dakota by providing a variety of educational opportunities and resources. Nancy thanked the Commission for their time and consideration of a donation.
David Reiss is the Executive Director of Central South Dakota Enhancement District. David explained to the Commission that this year they have seen an increase in operating expenses. CSDED is working with Stanley County on the Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan. CSDED also worked with Stanley County on the FEMA/Moore Project, and the CARES Act. CSDED is also working with the City of Fort Pierre with the water tower and water treatment plant project, and the new firehall project.
SD DOT Highway Safety Signing & Delineation Project: Todd Mortenson and Mike Norman voiced their opinions regarding all the new signs. They both have property in the northwest section of Stanley County. They feel there is an over abundance of signs being put up all over. Too many signs, they are a nuisance and an eye sore. Todd and Mike counted 100 signs within 6 miles.
The SDDOT safety vision statement is “Every Life Counts: Partnering to Save Lives”. SDDOT partners with Federal Highway Administration to utilize Federal 164 Safety Program Funding for providing traffic engineering services to local governments as well as paying for signing improvement materials.
Fairgrounds: Scott Deal informed the Commission that the SD State High School Rodeo went very well, only a few glitches. The 4th of July Rodeo went very well, a lot of people came out to watch.
Project Fence: Scott Deal explained that a project fence is 6’x10’ panels, used to direct foot traffic better, in a safer way, around the fairgrounds.
Pickup: Scott Deal would like to have a bigger, descent pickup to pull trailers, bleachers and panel trailers. Right now he uses his person pickup.
Loader: Scott Deal borrowed a 1982 or 1983 Cat 930 Loader with forks to use around the fairgrounds. It works well with moving panels, gates and clean up. Scott would like to purchase this loader.
Iron for Panels: Scott Deal stated that he and Joe Cline have made panels with all the iron that was purchased and would like to get more iron to make more panels. The Commission would like prices.
Full Time Maintenance Employee: Scott Deal would like to hire Marvin ‘Joe’ Cline full time. Joe was hired as a seasonal, but he has proven to be a positive asset at the fairgrounds. He can fix, weld anything, so far. He is a hard worker, dependable and it’s nice to have someone else around to help with the heavy, bigger projects.
Highway Department: Lee Smith presented to the Commissioners a report of work performed by the Highway Department for the month of July 2021, which consists of clean out cattle guard and replace culvert on Ray McQuistion Road, replace culvert on Hayes Road and Sansarc Road, hauling gravel, blading, fill cuts & washouts and remove trees and shrubs on Bad River Road, fill cuts and washouts on War Creek Road and working on equipment.
County Shop Lighting: Lee Smith informed the Commission that the County Shop needs new, brighter lights. Bright Energy Solutions has a rebate program. Representatives did a walk through and gave Lee some options.
Plum Creek Bridge Update: Lee Smith presented the Commission with the plans of Plum Creek Bridge Project. Lee explained the controlled density fill to be placed in void beneath backwall, drainage fabric and riprap placement.
Waste Tire Disposal: The State has a program for entities to set up waste tire disposal sites. Stanley County does not wish to participate in this program.
SD DOT Bridge Improvement Grant – Amendment No. 1 Agreement No. 717090: Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Craig Heller, to accept and approve Chairman Iversen to sign the Amendment No. 1 for Agreement No. 71709. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
PILT (Payment in Lieu of Taxes): Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Dennis Booth, to approve the split of PILT as follows: County General $225,901.95; Fire $10,630.68; Road & Bridge $21,261.36; Courthouse $7,973.01. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Log Cabin/Sansarc School/Old Jail – Sidewalk: Deb Schiefelbein thanked the Commission for the continued support of the historical buildings. The County is waiting for bids for the sidewalk leading out the back of the log cabin to the parking lot.
Automatic Budget Supplement: Motion by Dennis Booth, second by Craig Heller, to approve Automatic Budget Supplement for State’s Attorney Health Insurance in the amount of $691.58, to reflect COBRA payment. All voted Aye. Motion Carried
Surplus – Office Equipment: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Mike Kenzy, to approve surplus of miscellaneous office equipment and supplies totaling $3,838.50: Konica Minolta Copier, Casio calculator, MicroFix Computer with monitor, Hon Computer desk with keyboard, miscellaneous office supplies, Sharp cash register, Sharp fax machine, Hon 2-drawer gray steel file cabinet, Swintec typewriter. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Courthouse HVAC: Auditor Burtch informed the Commission that the Government Building Manager Rick Striker is waiting for bids to replace the existing air conditioning unit. To date, repairs have been made to keep one of the units running. The parts needed to fix both units will take up to 8 weeks for delivery.
Adjournment: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Mike Kenzy, to adjourn at 7:27 P.M. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
ATTEST: BOARD OF STANLEY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Philena Burtch, Auditor Dana Iversen, Chairman