STANLEY COUNTY COMMISSION
February 2, 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 Treasurer Peggy Dougherty, Director of Equalization Roger Fuller, Coroner Gary Grittner, Fairgrounds Manager Scott Deal, Highway Superintendent Lee Smith, Capitol Journal Del Bartels and Auditor Philena Burtch. The meeting commenced with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.
AGENDA: Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Craig Heller, to approve the Agenda. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
MINUTES: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Dennis Booth, to approve January 5, 2021, Minutes. All Voted Aye. Motion Carried.
CLAIMS: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Sonny Harrowa, to approve Claims as presented. All Voted Aye. Motion Carried.
ACE STEEL & RECYCLING INC 40.53 R&B SUPPL
AT&T MOBILITY 171.04 CELL PHONES
AVERA OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE MI 159.10 R&B TPA SRVCS
BROSZ ENGINEERING INC 930.00 R&B SRV - SN 59-219-391
BUTLER MACHINERY CO 190.93 R&B SUPP-D7/P7/107T
CAPITAL AREA COUNSELING INC 1279.28 DEC MCR/QMHP EVAL
CAPITAL AREA REFUSE LLC 64.00 TRASH BILLING 12/28-1/24
WICK COMMUNICATIONS 363.28 12-1 MIN/TREAS DELIQU TAXES
STEVE L CARPENTER 30.00 MV REFUND
CELERITY BROADBAND LLC 136.94 FAIRGROUNDS WIFI
CENTRAL SD ENHANCEMENT DISTRIC 6932.16 2021 ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP
CENTURYLINK 85.28 4 CORNERS REPEATER
CENTURYLINK 431.26 OFFICE PHONES
CHANDLERS INC AUTOGLASS/RECYCL 280.00 R&B MAINT-G4
CHRISTY LUMBER 18.24 R&B SUPPL
CHS INC 19350.00 R&B SUPPL-DYED FUEL
COMMTECH 99.99 ANNUAL ALARM FEE
COMMUNITY YOUTH INVOLVED INC 1666.67 FEBRUARY SUPPORT
CONNECTING POINT 235.00 MANAGED SERVICE
COWBOY COUNTRY STORES 147.74 GOV BLDG/DOE FUEL
CROSSROADS TRAILER 184.90 R&B MAINT & SUPPL
DAKOTA DATA SHRED 74.08 AUD MAINT
DSG-PIERRE 50.08 R&B SUPPL
DIESEL MACHINERY INC 18000.00 R&B GRAVEL SCREEN RENTAL
DIVISION AGRICULTURAL SERVICES 60.00 W&P CERTIFICATION - UECKER
PEGGY DOUGHERTY 330.00 TREAS HEALTH INS
EDDIE'S TRUCK CENTER INC 116.02 R&B SUPPL-T5/T10
EF EDUCATIONAL TOURS 429.00 SC HS ART CLUB
FISCHER LAW OFFICE PROF LLC 503.66 CRT APPT ATTRNY
FORT PIERRE CITY 71.00 EXT/CHN COPIER LEASE & COPIES
FORT PIERRE CITY 19678.11 DUE TO CITY OF FORT PIERRE
FORT PIERRE CITY 2736.45 UTILITIES
FOUR CORNERS FIRE DEPTMENT 871.81 R&B HAYES SHOP UTIL
FRIMAN OIL & GAS CO INC 381.84 R&B SUPPL
ROGER A FULLER 330.00 DOE HEALTH INS
GOLDEN WEST TELECOMMUNICATIONS 334.04 E-911
GROSSENBURG IMPLEMENT OF PIERR 138.40 R&B SUPPL-G7A
GUNDERSON PALMER NELSON & 436.50 MENTAL ILLNESS
STACY R HEGGE 1108.90 CRT APPT ATTRNY
ABIGAIL HUEBNER 315.00 AUD MAINT
HUGHES COUNTY FINANCE OFFICE 10480.00 DECEMBER 2020 JAIL BILLING
INLAND TRUCK PARTS 60.56 R&B SUPPL-T5
JC OFFICE SUPPLIES 116.58 R&B OFFICE SUPPL
JC OFFICE SUPPLIES 10.00 AUD SUPPL
JUSTIN JONES 75.27 R&B SUPPL REIMB
KONRAD LAW, PROF LLC 2049.80 CRT APPT ATTRNY
LAWSON PRODUCTS INC 172.04 R&B MAINT & SUPPL
LINCOLN COUNTY 101.25 MENTAL ILLNESS
BRENDA LOUNSBURY 720.00 ALCOHOL BLOOD TESTS
LYNN'S DAKOTAMART 73.56 AUD/GOV BLDG/R&B SUPPL
THOMAS P MAHER 364.02 JANUARY EXPENSES
MARCO 456.18 COPIER LEASE & COPIES
MEIERHENRY SARGENT LLP 1863.39 CRT APPT ATTRNY
MENARDS - PIERRE 194.83 GOV BLDG SUPPL/MAINT
MICRO-FIX COMPUTERS 80.00 TREAS MAINT
MICROFILM IMAGING SYSTEMS INC 385.00 ROD EQUIP RENTAL
MIDCONTINENT COMMUNICATION 152.65 COUNTY SHOP PHONE & INTERNET
MIDCONTINENT COMMUNICATION 240.00 OFFICE INTERNET
MONTANA-DAKOTA UTILITIES CO 481.65 COUNTY SHOP NATURAL GAS
MONTANA-DAKOTA UTILITIES CO 437.85 CH BLDG/FRGRNDS NATURAL GAS
MORRIS INC 80.92 R&B SUPPL
NE SD COMM ACTN PRGM 5000.00 2021 SUPPORT
BONNIE NICKELS 330.00 CHN HEALTH INS
CITY OF PIERRE 7387.62 DEC MED DIR/1ST QTR E911
PITNEY BOWES 238.58 POSTAGE
QUILL CORPORATION 1165.26 OFFICE SUPPL
JERRY RADA 330.00 R&B HEALTH INS
REDWOOD TOXICOLOGY LABARATORY 141.00 TOXICOLOGY TESTS
ROBINS WATER CONDITIONING INC 12.00 R&B SUPPL
RUNNINGS SUPPLY INC 370.59 R&B SUPPL
RUNNINGS SUPPLY INC 707.23 FAIRGROUNDS SUPPL/EQUIP/MAINT
BRAD A SCHREIBER 279.90 CRT APPT ATTRNY
SD BUREAU OF ADMINISTRATION 69.03 OFFICE LONG DIST/BIT
SD DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE 77748.74 MV/VITALS/MENTAL ILLNESS
SD DEPTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 1007.12 R&B BRIDGE INSPECTION
SD PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORY 290.00 ALCOHOL BLOOD TESTS
SD ASSOC OF COUNTY OFFICIALS 146.00 ROD M/P FUND
AARON SEMMLER 118.80 MV REFUND
SERVALL UNIFORM/LINEN CO 100.97 R&B MAINT
SERVALL UNIFORM/LINEN CO 107.07 GOV BLDG SUPPL
SIOUX CITY FOUNDRY CO 4750.56 FRGRNDS SQUARE TUBING
STANLEY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT 57876.16 DUE TO SC SCHOOL
RICK STRIKER 39.26 GOV BLDG SUPPL REIMB
NATHAN TAYLOY 71.00 SC HS ART CLUB
TITAN MACHINERY 68.83 FRGRNDS MAINT
WAL-MART PHARMACY 4.21 MEDICAL CARE
WW TIRE SERVICE INC 1841.14 R&B MAINT & SUPPL-T7/TR15
ZANDER AUTO PARTS 733.08 R&B SUPPL-P8/P11/T5/T6/G7A/TR
Auditor’s Account with the Treasurer:
Cash on hand - $492.29
Checks, less than 3 days - $9,116.18
Postage - $100.00
Petty Cash - $215.00
First National Bank - $108,743.87
MKKT Account – First National Bank - $2,870,556.30
MKKT Account – Dakota Prairie Bank - $70,833.61
SD FIT - $6,255.99
Total - $3,066,313.24
Register of Deeds:
Regular Fees January 2021 - $1,704.14
Transfer Fees January 2021 - $1,815.50
Treasurer and Auditor Report: Treasurer Peggy Dougherty presented the Commissioners with the Treasurer Report, December 2020 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 December 2020 Budget Expenditure Report showing each department’s expenses as of December 31, 2020, Fiscal Revenue Report as of December 31, 2020, Outstanding Disbursements by Account as of February 2, 2021 and Secondary Road Monitoring Compliance Report for January-December 2020.
Director of Equalization – Roger Fuller:
Resolution 2021-07 Conditional Use Permit: Motion by Mike Kenzy, second by Dennis Booth, to approve Resolution 2021-07, Conditional Use Permit for a cell tower for Skyway Towers. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT IN AG ZONING OF SKYWAY TOWERS TO CONSTRUCT TELECOMMUNICATIONS TOWER, NORTHWEST QUARTER SECTION 20, TOWNSHIP 9 NORTH, RANGE 27 EAST, BLACK HILLS MERIDIAN, STANLEY COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA.
A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE THE CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT IN AG ZONING OF SKYWAY TOWERS TO CONSTRUCT A TELECOMMUNICATIONS TOWER, NORTHWEST QUARTER SECTION 20, TOWNSHIP 9 NORTH, RANGE 27 EAST, BLACK HILLS MERIDIAN, Stanley County, South Dakota.
WHEREAS, the conditional use permit of the above described property has been executed according to statute, now therefore
BE IT RESOLVED that the County Commission, in and for Stanley County, does hereby approve the said conditional use permit of Skyway Towers in ag zoning to construct a telecommunications tower, NW 1/4 Section 20, T9N, R27E, B.H.M., Stanley County, South Dakota
Date of 2nd day of February, 2021.
BOARD OF STANLEY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Dana Iversen, Chairman
I, Philena Burtch, Auditor of Stanley County, do hereby certify that at an official meeting on February 2, 2021, the County Commissioners did approve conditional use permit of Skyway Towers in ag zoning to construct a telecommunications tower, NW 1/4 Section 20, T9N, R27E, B.H.M., Stanley County, South Dakota.
Philena Burtch, Auditor
Coroner 2020 Report: Coroner Gary Grittner presented the Commissioners with the 2020 Stanley County Coroner Year End Report. The County Coroner is responsible for certifying the cause and manner of death on the death certificate for in-county deaths where the deceased is not under the care of a medical professional, or where the death is the result of an accident, homicide or suicide. Gary informed the Commissioners that the Coroner’s Department had eight calls for 2020. Gary showed the Commission the newly purchased jackets and badges for the Coroners Department. The jackets and badges will make it easier for other law enforcement and first responders to recognize Coroners on scene.
Fairgrounds – Scott Deal informed the Commissioners that the Schomer Barn has been busy. People are coming from a long way to use the barn. Scott has the welders set up, the square tubing and drill stem pipe has been delivered and Scott has started to make panels. Scott has 32 events scheduled for the fairgrounds.
Fence: Scott Deal would like to remove the chain link fence and put up a wood fence from the south corner of the Expo Building to the north corner of the Grandstand, and from the south corner of the Grandstand to the Wandel Gate. No action was taken.
Ticket Booth: Scott Deal looked at a ticket booth at federal surplus. Scott feels there is a need for some kind of cover for protection from the weather at the Wandel Gate. The Commission would like Scott to get a price.
Highway Department: Lee Smith presented to the Commissioners a report of work performed by the Highway Department for the month of January 2021, which consists of cleaning and maintaining Dickey Bridge, Willow Creek Bridge, Teton Bridge, Reuer Bridge, Lance Creek Bridge, Tomahawk Bridge and Plum Creek Bridge, MSHA Training, hauling gravel to Minneconjou Road, Mission Ridge Road and Ancel Tibbs Ranch Road, laying gravel and blading roads and working on equipment.
VW Truck Rebate Program: Lee Smith informed the Commission that the highway department applied for the South Dakota’s Volkswagen Class 4-8 Local Freight Truck Rebate Program. Lee explained that the county could end up with a new truck at little cost, or the highway department puts a different motor in the old sander/plow truck.
Gravel Screen: Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Craig Heller, to approve the purchase of 2013 Screen Machine 107T, in the amount of $133,290.00. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Raise – State’s Attorney Legal Assistant: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Dennis Booth, to approve $1.00 per hour, 90 day raise, for State’s Attorney Legal Assistant Gethsemane Snarr, effective February 16, 2021. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Automatic Supplement: Motion by Dennis Booth, second by Sonny Harrowa, to approve Automatic Supplement in the amount of $1,812.69, to reflect COBRA Health Insurance premium for State’s Attorney Health Insurance. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Motion by Craig Heller, second by Mike Kenzy, to approve Automatic Supplement in the amount of $1,050.00, to Fairgrounds Maintenance. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
TC Energy – Keystone Pipeline Letter: Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Craig Heller, to approve Chairman Iversen to sign TC Energy Letter of support for Keystone XL Pipeline. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
SDSU Extension 2021 Memorandum of Understanding: Motion by Dennis Booth, second by Craig Heller, to accept and approve Chairman Iversen to sign SDSU Extension 2021 Memorandum of Understanding. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
SD Department of Health: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Mike Kenzy, to accept and approve Chairman Iversen to sign SD Department of Health-County Health Nurse Contract. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Auditor Burtch informed the Commission that Stanley County’s new County Health Nurse is Jody Spangenberg. The County Health office is still by appointment only.
Auditor Computers: Motion by Dennis Booth, second by Craig Heller, to approve the purchase of two computers for the Auditor’s office, not to exceed $3,000.00. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Courthouse Building down spouts/drainage: Auditor Burtch informed the Commission that the City is planning to do work on the alley behind the courthouse. At that time, the County should fix the drainage off the building to go into the storm drain.
Discussion: Chairman Iversen stated that Register of Deeds Bev Stoeser is planning to retire before the end of 2021, the County needs to open the position and advertise so there is plenty of time for training.
Auditor Burtch would like to look into updating the County’s webpage. The current webpage isn’t user friendly, it is outdated.
Adjournment: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Mike Kenzy, to adjourn at 6:43 P.M. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
ATTEST: BOARD OF STANLEY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Philena Burtch, Auditor Dana Iversen, Chairman