December 19, 2023 - Year End
STANLEY COUNTY COMMISSION
December 19, 2023
The special 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, Fort Pierre Chamber of Commerce/Expo Center Shane Kramme, Hughes County Commissioner Rob Fines, Hughes County Manager Lori Jacobson, Emergency Manager Troy Blevins, Capital Journal Iain Woessner and Auditor Philena Burtch. The meeting commenced with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.
Commissioner Grittner has a problem with paying the full amount requested from Veterans Service Officer for 2024 because there is only one part-time person in the office. Hughes County Manager Lori Jacobson explained that the Veterans are still being taken care of, the work load has not changed.
AGENDA: Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Mike Kenzy, to approve the Agenda. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
CLAIMS: Commissioner Grittner made a motion to not pay Veteran Service Officer. After discussion Commissioner Grittner withdrew his motion and made a motion to pay half of the amount requested for Veterans Service Officer for 2024, and will revisit paying the remainder July 1, 2024, or when another person is hired.
Motion by Craig Heller, second by Mike Kenzy, to approve claims as presented, with adjustment made to Hughes County for Veteran Service Officer. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
ACCESS TRUCK PARTS 891.99 FRGRUNDS WATER CANNON
AMERICAN MEDICAL RESPONSE 3804.17 DEC SUBSIDY BILLING
AVERA ST MARYS HOSPITAL 201.22 MEDICAL CARE
BUTLER MACHINERY CO 36.46 R&B MAINT/SUPPL-L1
CELERITY INTERNET 136.94 FRGRNDS WIFI
CENTURY BUSINESS PRODUCTS 203.89 COPIER LEASE & COPIES
CHS INC 327.75 R&B DEF
COLUMN SOFTWARE PBC 15.62 NOTICE OF HEARING-FORMAL BDGT
COMMTECH INC 887.47 AUD EQUIP/FRGRNDS MAINT
CONNECTING POINT 4292.20 SRVR MAINT/DOE EQUIP
CORPORATE WAREHOUSE SUPPLY 519.85 COPIER SUPPL
COWBOY COUNTRY STORES 98.39 GOV BLDG/DOE FUEL
SCOTT DEAL 49.49 FRGRNDS MAINT REIMB
DIVISION AGRICULTURAL SERVICES 45.00 W&P CERTIFICATION
DON'S SINCLAIR 5415.26 R&B OFF ROAD DIESEL
FLOYD'S TRUCK CENTER 52.80 R&B SUPPL-TR101
FORT PIERRE CITY 130989.46 DUE TO CITY OF FORT PIERRE
FOUR CORNERS FIRE DEPTMENT 3684.28 HAYES SHOP 2023 UTILITIES
GROSSENBURG IMPLEMENT OF PIERR 15373.53 2023 TRACTOR RENTAL/SUPPL
HUGHES COUNTY FINANCE OFFICE 32154.00 NOV JAIL BILL/2024 VTRNS SRVC
JACKIE HUSTED 39.78 EXT TRAVEL
JC OFFICE SUPPLIES 304.56 AUD SUPPL
ZACHERY KNOWLTON 35.00 R&B COURSE STUDY REIMB
THOMAS P MAHER 1371.86 NOVEMBER EXPENSES
DIANA MELVIN 15.00 ANNUAL LIBRARY MEMBERSHIP
MENARDS - PIERRE 348.89 GOV BLDG/FRGRNDS SUPPL/MAINT
MICROFILM IMAGING SYSTEMS INC 790.00 ROD EQUIP RENTAL
M0 SHORES DOMESTIC VIOL CENTER 757.00 ANNUAL SUPPORT
MORRIS INC 4259.90 COMM REFUND
MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS INC 3407.96 R&B RADIO
NAPA 19.69 R&B SUPPL
KIRBY DEAN O'DEA 25.48 R&B SUPPL REIMB
OVERHEAD DOOR CO OF PIERRE 309.00 R&B SUPPL
QUILL CORPORATION 1270.23 OFFICE SUPPL
MICAIAH RED BEAR 20.00 SUBPOENA
REDWOOD TOXICOLOGY LABORATORY 390.00 TOXICOLOGY TESTS
RUNNINGS SUPPLY INC 159.98 R&B SUPPL
RUNNINGS SUPPLY INC 138.04 GOV BLDG SUPPL/FRGRNDS MAINT
JOAN BOOS SCHUELLER 449.40 CRT APPT ATTRNY
SD DEPT OF REVENUE 84665.74 MV/VITALS/MENTAL ILLNESS
SD DEPTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 83.53 2022 BRIDGE INSPECTION
SD PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORY 40.00 BLOOD TESTS
SD ASSN OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER 1397.00 2024 SDACC & NACO DUES
SD ASSN OF COUNTY OFFICIALS 68.00 ROD M/P FUND
SDRS 694.08 OCTOBER INTEREST
SDSU EXTENSION 30.00 W&P CERTIFICATION
SECURITY LOCK SERVICE 128.90 GOV BLDG SUPPL
SERVALL UNIFORM/LINEN CO 72.78 GOV BLDG SUPPL
SIEBRASSE LAW OFFICE PC 1906.88 CRT APPT ATTRNY
STANLEY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT 269138.40 DUE TO SC SCHOOL
K THOMPSON LAW PROF LLC 1996.07 CRT APPT ATTRNY
LYNSI VICENTI 20.00 SUBPOENA
WW TIRE SERVICE INC 65.00 R&B REPAIR/MAINT-TR16
WW TIRE SERVICE INC 1398.40 GOV BLDG 2005FORD/LE 2019POL
ZANDER AUTO PARTS 525.93 R&B SUPPL
Expo Center: Shane Kramme presented the Commission with a report of the activities and events that have taken place at the Expo Center in 2023. Shane stated that it was another year of successful operation for the community venue. The Expo Center hosted seventeen separate events over the summer schedule. These events utilized seventy-five days within the 180-day summer schedule, which translates in an event or activity occurring approximately every 2.4 days. The Oahe Hockey Association (OHA) leases the Expo Center from October 1 thru April 1 on an annual basis. The OHA facilitates an entire schedule of youth hockey through high school hockey, as well as conduct open skate on weekends. The Expo Center Board of Directors continues to work diligently and cooperatively to address issues in a common-sense manner to ensure the continued viability of the Expo Center and its positive impact on our community, both economically and culturally. The Expo Center schedule set aside 14 days in July to accommodate the removal and replacement of the lower portion of the Fire Suppression System.
Shane has already been taking bookings for the 2024 season and is working with the Stanley County Fairgrounds Manager to ensure another successful year for all involved. Shane and the Fort Pierre Chamber of Commerce look forward to the upcoming year with great excitement and anticipation.
Commissioner Grittner would like to know how many people attend each event so that he can figure out how much additional sales tax is brought into the City of Fort Pierre and Pierre. Shane explained that when the Expo Center began, the four entities, City of Fort Pierre, Pierre, Hughes, and Stanley County agreed and fully understood that this is not for profit. The Expo Center does not receive any compensation from the four entities.
Emergency Manager – Troy Blevins: Troy Blevins introduced himself. Troy informed the Commission that he is here to assist where he is needed and build relationships. Troy plans to share training. Public safety is important.
Brule County 2024 Jail Contract: Motion by Gary Grittner, second by Sonny Harrowa, to approve Brule County 2024 Jail Contract, with a per person, per day rate of $72.00 per day. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Hughes County 2024 JUV Contract: Motion by Mike Kenzy, second by Sonny Harrowa, to approve the Hughes County 2024 Juvenile Contract, with a per person, per day rate of $375.00. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Central South Dakota Enhancement District Joint Cooperative Agreement: Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Craig Heller, to accept and approve Chairman Iversen to sign the Central South Dakota Enhancement District Joint Cooperative Agreement for 2024. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Resolution 2023-16 Formal Supplemental Budget – Courthouse Building Fund: Motion by Gary Grittner, second by Craig Heller, to approve Resolution 2023-16 Formal Supplemental Budget, Courthouse Building Fund, in the amount of $5,845.00. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
FORMAL SUPPLEMENTAL BUDGET
WHEREAS it is necessary to supplement the 2023 Annual Budget in order to carry on the indispensable functions of Stanley County; and
WHEREAS, the adoption of the proposed Supplemental Budgets were duly considered by the Stanley County Commission on the 19th day of December, 2023, in the Commission Room, pursuant to due notice; therefore, be it
RESOLVED by the Stanley County Commission that the following Supplement Budgets be, and the same is, hereby approved for the purpose of providing budget to conduct the indispensable functions of Government, to wit:
APPROVED BY THE COUNTY COMMISSION:
Dana Iversen, Chairman
Philena Burtch, Stanley County Auditor
Commissioner Grittner would like the County to hire a surveyor to conduct a study of the courthouse to figure out how much the building is moving.
Resolution 2023-17 – Contingency Transfer: Motion by Mike Kenzy, second by Craig Heller, to approve Resolution 2023-17 Contingency Transfer (101-112-429.0) in the amount of $45,724.00 to Veterans Service Officer (101-165-429.0) in the amount of $4,724.00; State’s Attorney department (101-151-411.0) in the amount of $14,000.00; Jail-Prisoner Maintenance (101-212-429.0) in the amount of $27,000.00. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
WHEREAS, insufficient appropriation was made in the 2023 adopted budget for the Veterans Service Officer, State’s Attorney and Jail departments to discharge just obligations of said appropriations: and
WHEREAS SDCL 7-21-32.2 provides that transfers be made by resolution of the board from the contingency appropriation established pursuant to SDCL 7-21-6.1 to other appropriations;
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the appropriation be transferred from the contingency budget to the Veterans Service Officer department budget 101-112-429.00 (Commissioners Contingency) $4,724.00 – Expenditure budget 101-165-429 (Veterans Service Officer) in the sum of $4,724.00; State’s Attorney department budget 101-112-429.00 (Commissioners Contingency) $14,000.00 – Expenditure budget 101-151-411.0 (State’s Attorney Salary) in the sum of $14,000.00 - Jail department budget 101-112-429.00 (Commissioners Contingency) $27,000.00 – Expenditure budget 101-212-429.0 (Jail-Prisoner Maintenance) in the sum of $27,000.00 .
Motion by Mike Kenzy, second by Craig Heller, to approve Contingency Transfer in the amount of $4,724.00 to Veterans Service Officer; $14,000.00 to State’s Attorney Salary; $27,000.00 Jail-Prisoner Maintenance. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Dated this 19th day of December, 2023.
ATTEST: BOARD OF STANLEY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Philena Burtch, Auditor Dana Iversen, Chairman
Raise – State’s Attorney Legal Assistant: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Gary Grittner, to approve $1.00 per hour, 6 months raise for State’s Attorney Legal Assistant Jane Schrank, effective January 1, 2024. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Surplus: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Sonny Harrowa, to approve surplus of Treasures equipment HP LaserJet 500 printer, Epson Workforce Pro printer, Lexmark printer and HP LaserJet printer, as they are broke, wore out, does not work for intended purpose; Auditor equipment HP LaserJet P4014dn printer as this is wore out and has outlived its life. Value of $0.00. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grant Project – Ross: Stanley County has been asked to support a FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grant for a house that is sliding. Since this is not the owner’s primary residence, the Commission would like to know if this will qualify for the Grant. This subject will be discussed during the January 2, 2024 Commission Meeting.
Discussion: Commissioner Grittner asked State’s Attorney Tom P. Maher to research the possibility of the County charging utility companies to bore and lay cable in the county. Tom discovered that one county, and the tribes do charge the utility companies by the mile and for crossing roads. Commissioner Grittner is going to contact Beadle County to obtain a copy of the ordinance.
ADJOURN: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Mike Kenzy, to adjourn at 6:10 P.M. (CT). All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
ATTEST: BOARD OF STANLEY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Philena Burtch, Auditor Dana Iversen, Chairman