STANLEY COUNTY COMMISSION MINUTES
February 3, 2015
The regular meeting of the Stanley County Commission was called to order at 5:10pm (CDT) by Chairman Scott Deal with Commissioners Dennis Booth, Dana Iversen, Craig Heller and Sonny Harrowa present. Also present were State’s Attorney Tom P Maher, Highway Superintendent Kelly McCollam, Register of Deeds Bev Stoeser, Treasurer Peggy Dougherty, County Health Nurse Carmella Bourke, Coroner Gary Grittner, Brian Scott, Chuck Humphrey, Capital Journal Sid Pranke and Auditor Philena Edwards. 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 Dennis Booth, second by Sonny Harrowa, to approve correction to the January 3 Minutes, the Four Corners Fire Truck this is going to surplus is a 1978, not 1967. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Craig Heller to approve the January 3rd Minutes with the correction. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Motion by Dennis Booth, second by Craig Heller to approve the January 27th Minutes. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
CLAIMS: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Dana Iversen to approve Claims as presented. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
AMERICAN STAMP & MARKETING 109.30 AUD SUPPL
DIANE ARHART 45.00 MV REFUND
AT&T MOBILITY 144.08 CELL PHONES
BEXAR COUNTY AUDITOR 1380.00 AUTOPSY – YOUNG
BOYER TRUCKS 2000.00 DEPOSIT FOR TRUCK
BUTLER MACHINERY CO 2011.15 PARTS/SUPPLIES
CAPITAL AREA REFUSE LLC 63.75 TRASH BILLING 12/22-1/25
WICK COMMUNICATIONS 296.26 ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
CATERPILLAR FINANCIAL SERVICES 30167.91 140 M2 AWD PAYMENT
CENTURYLINK 85.28 4 CORNERS REPEATER
CENTURYLINK 241.16 OFFICE PHONE SYSTEM
CHRISTY LUMBER 17.33 DOE SUPPLIES
COMMUNITY YOUTH INVOLVED, INC. 1666.67 FEBRUARY 2015 SUPPORT
COWBOY COUNTRY STORES PIERRE 59.05 INVOICE #104133 DOE
DAKOTA BUSINESS CENTER 18.39 ROD SUPPLIES
DIAMOND MOWERS INC 424.86 PARTS/SUPPLIES
EDDIE'S TRUCK SALES 160.64 PARTS/SUPPLIES
PHILENA EDWARDS 120.74 ANNUAL REPORT WORKSHOP
MARV EKEREN 15.00 MENTAL ILL PROF SERVICE
FLEET SERVICES 8171.44 FUEL/GAS
FORT PIERRE CITY 8.13 CHN COPIER LEASE & COPIES
FORT PIERRE CITY 1908.74 UTILITIES
FORT PIERRE CITY 221.66 CARE OF POOR
FORT PIERRE CITY 19725.68 DUE TO CITY OF FORT PIERRE
FOUR CORNERS FIRE DEPARTMENT 715.71 UTILITIES AT HAYES SHOP
FRIMAN OIL & GAS CO INC 524.79 FUEL
ROGER FULLER 1846.08 DOE PROF SERVICE
ROGER FULLER 2077.60 DOE PROF SERVICE
GOLDEN WEST TELECOMMUNICATIONS 334.04 E-911
GROSSENBURG IMPLEMENT OF PIERR 986.40 PARTS/SUPPLIES
HOGEN'S HARDWARE HANK 208.07 GOV BLDG SUPPL
HUGHES COUNTY FINANCE OFFICE 6480.00 DECEMBER 2014 JAIL BILL
INLAND TRUCK PARTS 756.23 PARTS/SUPPLIES
LUCY LEWNO 150.49 MENTAL ILL PROF SERVICE
BRENDA LOUNSBURY 60.00 ALCOHOL BLOOD TEST
LYLE SIGNS INC 31.00 FIRE/RESIDENCE MARKERS
THOMAS P MAHER 3848.29 JANUARY 2015 EXPENSES
MCLEOD'S PRINTING & OFFICE SUP 68.39 DOE SUPPLIES
MICRO-FIX COMPUTERS 80.00 DOE REPAIRS & MAINT
MICROFILM IMAGING SYSTEMS INC 375.00 ROD EQUIPMENT RENT
MIDCONTINENT COMMUNICATION 217.30 OFFICE INTERNET
MIDLAND AREA EMS 525.00 2015 ANNUAL SUPPORT
MONTANA-DAKOTA UTILITIES CO 1003.50 GOV BLDG NATURAL GAS
MORRIS INC 1672.98 COMMERCIAL REFUND
NAPA 29.57 PARTS/SUPPLIES
NE SD COMM ACTN PRGM 5000.00 URBAN & RURAL DEV-GROW SD
CITY OF PIERRE 5789.45 E-911 SRVCS JAN-MAR
PITNEY BOWES 973.33 POSTAGE
POWERPLAN 127.72 PARTS/SUPPLIES
PRO BUILD HOLDINGS LLC 17.35 REPAIR OFFICE DOOR
QUILL CORPORATION 463.04 SUPPLIES
RUNNINGS SUPPLY INC 323.51 SUPPLIES
SD ASS’N OF COUNTY OFFICIALS 124.00 DUE TO COUNTY ASSOC-$2
SD BUREAU OF ADMINISTRATION 7.86 OFFICE LONG DISTANCE PHONE
SD DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE 1685.00 ALCOHOL BLOOD TESTS
SD DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE 57272.99 MV & VITALS
SD DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY 2340.00 TELETYPE SERVICE JAN-JUN 2015
SDML WORKERS COMPENSATION FUND 15497.90 2015 RENEWAL
KARA SEMMLER 323.93 CRT APPT ATTRNY
SERVALL UNIFORM/LINEN CO 27.56 CLEAN RUNNERS
DAWN SMITH 9.00 MV REFUND
STANLEY COUNTY SCHOOL DIST 41513.85 DUE TO SC SCHOOL
STANLEY COUNTY TREASURER 5.00 ADMIN FEES
KAREN SWANDA 15.00 MENTAL ILL PROF SERVICE
BILL SWISHER 21.00 MV REFUND
TITAN MACHINERY 65.75 PARTS/SUPPLIES
WEED & PEST CONFERENCE 220.00 2015 W&P CONFERENCE
WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE 344.04 REFUND OCONNER
WW TIRE SERVICE INC 35.00 TIRE REPAIR
XEROX CORPORATION 265.64 AUD/DOE COPIER LEASE & COPYS
YANKTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT 25.00 JUDICIAL SHERIFF FEE
ZANDER AUTO PARTS 155.17 SUPPLIES
AUDITOR AND TREASURER REPORTS: The Treasurers report was reviewed. The Auditors report was unavailable.
CORONOR: Gary Grittner gave the Coroners Year End Report. It included a total of 4 calls for the year total expenses equaling $2,956.36 with one outstanding bill for an autopsy. Gary also stated that he would like to appoint an additional Deputy Coroner who resides in Stanley County.
ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union): The County received a letter from ACLU with a dozen questions ranging from; ‘How much money is budgeted annually for indigent representation?’ To ‘What steps does the county take to ensure that indigent representation receives funding comparable to that of the state’s attorney’s office?’ Tom P Maher gathered information and figures and will send a response by the end of the week.
SALARY PROPOSAL: Chuck Humphrey presented a salary schedule showing the different stages of percent (%) pay raises instead of a flat amount. Chuck’s recommendation is to get all the department heads together, make sure the class code is correct and agree on how many steps we want to have. These figures are based on a yearly evaluation. We will review the proposal and discuss more at a later date.
EXECUTIVE SESSION – Personnel, SDCL 1-25-2(1): Motion by Dana Iversen, second by Dennis Booth to go into Executive Session at 5:35pm. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Motion by Dennis Booth, second by Craig Heller, to reconvene at 6:06pm. Chuck will write up job announcement for highway secretary.
RESOLUTION FOR SALARIES AND WAGES 2015: Tom P Maher spoke regarding raises for all county employees, with the exception of Kelly McCollam, Roger Fuller and Philena Edwards. Carmella Bourke pointed out the Bonnie Nickels has been with the county for 35 years in December 2014. Congratulations Bonnie!
Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Dennis Booth, to adopt Resolution 2015-01 Salary Resolution. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
WHEREAS, SDCL requires the Board of County Commissioners to designate the number of Deputies and Clerks and to set their salaries.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Stanley County Commissioners, that the salary of all new employees be set upon hiring. Judges and Clerks of Elections, $9.10 per hour, $10.00 for Election schooling, plus mileage for rural Election workers; Mileage rate for all county employees, 37 cents per mile; Commissioners have the option of participation in the health insurance plan at their own expense.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that all highway maintenance employees will work five (5),
The following salaries shall be paid effective first payroll of 2015: Dennis Booth, Commissioner, $9,921.60; Scott Deal, Commissioner, $9.921.60; Sonny Harrowa, Commissioner, $9,921.60; Dana Iversen, Commissioner, $9,921.60; Craig Heller, Commissioner, $9,921.60; Thomas P. Maher, State’s Attorney, $45,000.00; Philena Edwards, Auditor, $45,000.00; Peggy Dougherty, Treasurer, $45,000.00; Beverly Stoeser, Register of Deeds, $45,000.00; Kelly McCollam, Highway Superintendent/Weed & Pest Supervisor, $55,000.00;
The following salaries shall be paid effective first payroll of 2015: Ricky Sass, Custodian, $15.90 per hour; Dawn Sass, Deputy Treasurer, $15.52 per hour; Nancy Lemieux, Assistant Director of Equalization, $15.00 per hour; Bonnie Nickels, CHN/WIC Secretary, $15.52 per hour; Thomas Richardson, Highway Supervisor, $17.82 per hour; Jerry Rada, Equipment Operator, $17.67 per hour; Larry O’Daniel, Equipment Operator, $17.67 per hour; Reed Stoeser, Equipment Operator, $17.67 per hour; Patrick Prince, Truck Driver, $17.67 per hour; Kirby O’Dea, Truck Driver, $16.00 per hour; Cort Riggle, Equipment Operator, $16.50 per hour; Christina Whitley, State’s Attorney Secretary, $15.52 per hour.
Dated this 3rd day of February 2015.
ATTEST BOARD OF STANLEY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Philena Edwards, Auditor Scott Deal, Chairman
SDPAA Contract: This is a renewal of the counties insurance. Motion by Dennis Booth, second by Dana Iversen to renew this contract. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
FISCAL YEAR 2015 WIC Contract Amendment: Motion by Dana Iversen, second by Craig Heller to accept and sign the Amendment between Stanley County and the South Dakota Department of Health, WIC Program for Fiscal Year 2015. The purpose of the amendment is to provide additional dollars in the contract for clerical support for the WIC Program.
UPCOMING WORKSHOPS: County Commissioners and Welfare Official Workshop will be held March 18 & 19 in Pierre. Dawn Sass, Welfare Director will be attending. Dennis Booth, Commissioner will try to re-arrange his schedule to attend. There is also a New Officials Workshop March 18 & 19 in Pierre. Philena Edwards, Auditor and Peggy Dougherty, Treasurer will be attending.
DISCUSSION: Kelly McCollam, Highway Superintendent, and Bob Bak, Bak Construction, went to look at the Gertonson Pit, need to find gravel.
The highway department is looking at a used paddle scraper. The benefits of this type of machine is that one operator, one machine, you can load yourself, a push cat is not needed.
Also looking at belly dumps that will haul 34 ton legal, would like to eliminate the pups. Pulling the pup they are hauling 12 & 24 ton, it takes longer to go rounds. With the bigger belly dumps, they will be able to make more rounds in less time.
Kelly also brought in a road sign that had been put up less than a month ago and it is already shot up. The sign was 4 miles north on Hayes Road.
Fairgrounds: Would like to put fence up with swinging gates and locks on them for better security. Brian Scott stated for a 6’ woven wire, 14 gauge fence would cost $6,000.00. Need to put a culver in at the south end of Lily Park. Will contact the Fairgrounds Board and set up a meeting to discuss thoughts on the fence and security.
ADJOURN: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Sonny Harrowa to adjourn at 6:53pm. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
ATTEST: BOARD OF STANLEY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Philena Edwards, Auditor Scott Deal, Chairman