STANLEY COUNTY COMMISSION
December 8, 2015
The special meeting of the Stanley County Commission was called to order at 5:05 P.M. (CST) by Vice Chairman Dana Iversen with Commissioners Dennis Booth, Craig Heller and Sonny Harrowa. Chairman Scott Deal arrived later. Also present were State’s Attorney Tom P. Maher, Director of Equalization Roger Fuller, Highway Superintendent Lee Smith, Kelly Holden, CSDED Emeline Post, SD DOT Doug Kinniburgh, Dena Kinsella, Shaun Leafgreen, Pat Dougherty, Darby Nutter, Larry Cronin, Bob Ricketts, Andrea Andersen, Brody Andersen, Steve Andersen, Britt Williams, Rodney Stoeser, Capitol Journal Lee Zion and Auditor Philena Edwards. The meeting commenced with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.
AGENDA: Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Dennis Booth, to approve the Agenda. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Abatements: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Dennis Booth, to approve abatement for Record #3457, Clair Family LLP, in the amount of $52.50, tower was removed prior to legal assessment date. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Motion by Dennis Booth, second by Sonny Harrowa, to approve abatement for Record #300081 in the amount of $189.16; $96.37 for 2013 and $92.79 for 2014, as mobile home was removed. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
State’s Attorney Computers: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Dennis Booth, to approve the purchase of a new computer and laptop for the State’s Attorney’s office due to aging equipment, not to exceed $2,500.00. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Liquor License Renewal – Oahe Tailrace LLC: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Sonny Harrowa, to approve the renewal retail on-sale liquor license for Oahe Tailrace LLC, Oahe Marina & Resort. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
WIC Contract 2016: Motion by Dennis Booth, second by Craig Heller, to accept and approve the signing of the 2016 WIC Contract, with pay up to $6,180.00. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Public Hearing – Five-Year County Highway and Bridge Improvement Plan: SD DOT Doug Kinniburgh explained the Five-Year County Highway and Bridge Improvement Plan, or Transportation Plan. This plan is a short-range planning document that shall be developed and annually updated based on needs and policies identified. The Transportation Plan is to be turned into SD Department of Transportation by December 15, 2015.
The State of South Dakota established the local Bridge Improvement Grant fund by SDCL 32-11-38. To be eligible for the funding, the county must have imposed a wheel tax and have an adopted Transportation Plan in accordance with the rules promulgated by the Transportation Commission and Administrative Rule, Article 70:12. The Bridge Improvement Grant application is due by January 31, 2016.
Projects are generated from many resources, including elected officials, studies, inventory management systems, local knowledge, staff members and other interested individuals and groups.
The Transportation Plan includes maps, inventory of highways and bridges, project needs, project costs and revenue sources.
The 2016 Stanley County Five Year County Highway and Bridge Improvement Plan was generated from many sources including the South Dakota Department of Transportation, the Stanley County Highway Department, Stanley County Commissioners, general public, staff members, local knowledge and other interested individuals.
Highway Superintendent Lee Smith oversaw and directed the planning process required to complete the county’s plan. Stanley County received assistance from the Central South Dakota Enhancement District.
Stanley County’s plan is proposed projects for the county. The completion of projects and their scheduling is dependent on funding.
Through the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) infrastructure loans are available to qualified applicants, with up to 7 year repayment and 0% interest. Transportation Commission makes the final decision.
Motion by Dana Iversen, second by Craig Heller, to approve the Stanley County Five-Year County Highway and Bridge Improvement Transportation Plan as presented. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Mile Radius: Britt Williams, City of Fort Pierre Planning & Zoning, would like to see improved ordinances in place to deal with future development in the one mile extraterritorial area. The city and county planning and zoning boards are in agreement to work together to amend ordinances.
Motion by Dana Iversen, second by Dennis Booth, to approve the County Planning & Zoning Board to meet with the City of Fort Pierre Planning & Zoning Board to amend ordinances for future development in the one mile extraterritorial area. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Executive Session – Personnel – SDCL 1-25-2(1): Motion by Craig Heller, second by Sonny Harrowa, to go into Executive Session – Personnel – SDCL 1-25-2(1) at 6:40 P.M. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Motion by Craig Heller, second by Dennis Booth, to reconvene at 6:48 P.M. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Fairgrounds: A Notice to Bidders to lease the Stanley County Fairgrounds is posted to the county’s website and in the newspaper. For interested parties, there is additional information in the auditor office. The City of Fort Pierre approached the county regarding a city/county partnership to run the fairgrounds. Two Commissioners will meet with a couple city officials at a later date to discuss.
Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Dennis Booth, to accept the resignation of the Fairgrounds Board. Scott Deal, Dennis Booth, Dana Iversen and Sonny Harrowa, voted Aye. Craig Heller voted Nay. Motion Carried.
Year End Meeting: The Commissioners Year End meeting will be held Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 5:00 P.M.
ADJOURN: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Dana Iversen, to adjourn at 7:00 P.M. (CST). All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
ATTEST: BOARD OF STANLEY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Philena Edwards, Auditor Scott Deal, Chairman
Dana Iversen, Vice Chairman