February 3, 2023
STANLEY COUNTY COMMISSION MEETING
February 3, 2023
The regular 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 Treasurer Bill Konst, Government Building Manager Rick Striker, Verendrye Museum Deb Schiefelbein, 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 Gary Grittner, second by Mike Kenzy, to approve January 3, 2023, Minutes. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
CLAIMS: Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Craig Heller, to approve Claims as presented. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
A & A TIRE AND REPAIR 1266.70 R&B REPAIR & MAINT/SUPPL
ACE STEEL & RECYCLING INC 2519.13 FRGRNDS MAINT
AGE CORP 3045.60 COMMERCIAL REFUND
AIRTECH HEATING & COOLING INC 102.04 CH BLDG REPAIR & MAINT
AMERICAN MEDICAL RESPONSE INC 3804.17 JANUARY SUBSIDY BILLING
ARAMARK 209.77 R&B MAINT
AT&T MOBILITY 200.91 CELL PHONES
AVERA MEDICAL GRP PIERRE 8.26 MEDICAL CARE
AVERA OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE MI 114.00 R&B PROF SRVC
BAUMANN LUMBER 451.56 FRGRNDS MAINT
SAMSON BOUTCHEE 20.00 SUBPOENA
BRULE COUNTY 480.00 JAIL BILLING
BUTLER MACHINERY CO 814.95 R&B REPR/MAINT-D7-L1
CAPITAL AREA COUNSELING INC 1070.00 DEC MCR
CAPITAL AREA REFUSE LLC 72.69 GOV BLDG TRASH BILLING
WICK COMMUNICATIONS 351.47 MIN 11/10-PUBLC HRNG-FRML BDGT
CELERITY INTERNET 136.94 FRGRNDS WIFI
CENTRAL SD ENHANCEMENT DISTRIC 7437.00 2023 CSDED MEMBERSHIP
CENTURY BUSINESS PRODUCTS 157.49 COPIER LEASE & COPIES
CENTURYLINK 85.28 4 CORNERS REPEATER
CENTURYLINK 222.69 OFFICE PHONES
CHS INC 27376.00 R&B FUEL
WILL CLARK ELECTRICAL INC 10090.01 HAYES SHOP/NEW SHOP REPRS/MNT
CLINICAL LABORATORY OF THE BH 4170.00 CORONER PROF SRVC
COMMTECH INC 120.00 R&B MAINT
COMMUNITY YOUTH INVOLVED INC 1833.33 FEBRUARY SUPPORT
CONVENIENT PAYMENTS 25.00 TREAS MAINT
CONNECTING POINT 874.00 SRVR MAINT
COWBOY COUNTRY STORES 283.72 GOV BLDG FUEL
CROSSROADS TRAILER 184.88 R&B SUPPL-T8
DAKOTA DATA SHRED 55.20 AUD MAINT
DEERE CREDIT INC 3270.67 2017 JD 772GP LEASE
DIVISION AGRICULTURAL SERVICES 45.00 W&P CERT
JOHN DUFFY 80.00 FEBRUARY CH SHOP LOT RENT
EDDIE'S TRUCK CENTER INC 472.05 R&B/W&P REPR/SUPPL-T8-WB1-WP1
FISCHER LAW OFFICE PROF LLC 1002.65 CRT APPT ATTRNY/JUV
BRANDON FLEAGLE 40.00 SUBPOENA
FLEET SERVICES 1726.64 R&B/FRGRNDS FUEL
FORT PIERRE CITY 25340.66 DUE TO CITY OF FORT PIERRE
FORT PIERRE CITY 68.85 EXT COPIER LEASE & COPIES
FORT PIERRE CITY 3452.12 UTILITIES
FOUR CORNERS FIRE DEPTMENT 3061.20 HAYES SHOP UTILITIES 2022
FRIMAN OIL & GAS CO INC 155.52 R&B GREASE
FRIMAN OIL & GAS CO INC 419.25 FRGRNDS PROPANE
JASON GLODT 1347.75 CRT APPT ATTRNY
KYLE GLODT 165.00 MV REFUND
TYLER GLUHM 216.86 SUBPOENA/MILEAGE
GOLDEN WEST TELECOMMUNICATIONS 200.00 E-911
GRAHAM TIRE COMPANY 780.60 R&B REPAIR/SUPPL-BOBCAT TRAILR
CINDY GROSS 20.00 SUBPOENA
GROSSENBURG IMPLEMENT OF PIERR 769.76 R&B SUPPL/M5/G7A/M5/SHOP
LASHAWNA HASEK 20.00 SUBPOENA
HOGEN'S HARDWARE HANK 11.48 R&B SUPPL
HOGEN'S HARDWARE HANK 25.98 GOV BLDG MAINT
CODY L HONEYWELL 4527.50 CRT APPT ATTRNY
HUGHES COUNTY FINANCE OFFICE 34346.00 DEC JAIL/2022 VET SRV/EMD
HUGHES COUNTY JAIL 19.14 MEDICAL CARE
INTERNATIONAL ASSOC OF ASSESSING 150.00 DOE RE-EXAM
INTERSTATE TITLE SOLUTIONS INC 91.00 MV REFUND - SINKEY
LANGUAGE LINE SERVICES 60.00 CRT INTERPRETR SRVC
LAWSON PRODUCTS INC 2465.27 R&B MAINT/SUPPL
LYNN'S DAKOTAMART 189.27 OFFICE SUPPL/MAINT
MAY ADAM GERDES & THOMPSON LLP 117.70 CRT APPT ATTRNY
DIANA MELVIN 20.00 SUBPOENA
MENARDS - PIERRE 621.06 OFFICE SUPPL
MICROFILM IMAGING SYSTEMS INC 395.00 ROD EQUIP RENTAL
MIDCONTINENT COMMUNICATION 154.18 COUNTY SHOP PHONE/INTERNET
MIDCONTINENT COMMUNICATION 216.78 OFFICE INTERNET
MONTANA-DAKOTA UTILITIES CO 1229.99 COUNTY SHOP NATURAL GAS
MONTANA-DAKOTA UTILITIES CO 1637.35 CH BLDG/FRGRNDS NATURAL GAS
MONUMENT HEALTH 922.00 CORONER - AUTOPSY
MORRIS INC 3573.90 COMMERCIAL REFUND
NE SD COMM ACTN PRGM 5000.00 2023 ANNUAL SUPPORT
NEWMAN SIGNS INC 114.46 R&B MAINT/SUPPL
OVERHEAD DOOR CO OF PIERRE 3061.23 COUNTY SHOP REPAIR/MAINT/SUPPL
JESSICA PAULSEN 13.65 CRT RPRTR
CITY OF PIERRE 7387.62 JAN MED DIR/1ST QTR E911
PITNEY BOWES 290.97 POSTAGE
PAT PRINCE 76.00 R&B SUPPL REIMB
QUILL CORPORATION 823.93 OFFICE SUPPL
REDWOOD TOXICOLOGY LABORATORY 150.00 TOXICOLOGY TESTS
THE RIGHT TURN 1000.00 ANNUAL SUPPORT
ROBINS WATER CONDITIONING INC 12.00 R&B SUPPL
RUNNINGS SUPPLY INC 789.11 R&B SUPPL
RUNNINGS SUPPLY INC 352.06 SUPPL/REPAIRS & MAINT
SUMMER SANDMEIER 20.00 SUBPOENA
SC-STANLEY COUNTY SCHOOL 88631.65 DUE TO SC SCHOOL
DEAN SCHAEFER COURT REPORTING 36.00 MENTAL ILLNESS CRT RPRTNG
JOAN BOOS SCHUELLER 1838.20 CRT APPT ATTRNY
SD BUREAU OF ADMINISTRATION 198.98 OFFICE LONG DIST/BIT
SD DEPTMENT OF REVENUE 60484.95 MV/VITALS/MENTAL ILLNESS
SD DEPTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 330.71 R&B BRIDGE INSPECTION
SD PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORY 165.00 BLOOD TESTS
SD MISSOURI RIVER TOURISM 5165.00 FRGRNDS ADVRTSNG
SD ASSN OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER 50.00 WELFARE SPRING WORKSHOP
SD ASSN OF COUNTY OFFICIALS 82.00 ROD M/P FUND
SERVALL UNIFORM/LINEN CO 405.81 GOV BLDG SUPPL
SHARPE RENTALS INC 420.00 MV REFUND
KASYAH STUDENBERG 20.00 SUBPOENA
K THOMPSON LAW PROF LLC 3241.54 CRT APPT ATTRNY
TITAN MACHINERY 173.00 R&B SUPPL-C1
TWIN CITY FILTER SERVICE INC 115.23 CH BLDG SUPPL
WEED & PEST CONFERENCE 305.00 2023 W&P CONFERENCE
MONA WEIGER 76.50 CRT RPRTR
WIND CIRCLE NETWORK INC 455.11 R&B MAINT
WW TIRE SERVICE INC 409.10 GOV BLDG/FRGRNDS REPAIR/MAINT
ZANDER AUTO PARTS 404.80 R&B SUPPL
ZANDER AUTO PARTS 47.99 FRGRNDS REPAIR & MAINT
Treasurer and Auditor Report: Treasurer Bill Konst presented the Commissioners with the Treasurer Report for January 2023, delinquent real estate and mobile home taxes. Auditor Philena Burtch presented the Commissioners with the December 2022, Budget Expenditure Report showing each department’s expenses as of December 31, 2022, Fiscal Revenue Totals as of December 31, 2022 and Outstanding Disbursements as of February 3, 2023.
SALARIES BY OFFICE: Commissioners - $3,827.55; Auditor - $3,015.19; Treasurer - $4,634.07; States Attorney - $5,589.65; Custodial - $2,408.75; Director of Equalization - $2,709.14; Register of Deeds - $3,223.97; Coroner - $171.22; Road & Bridge - $23,380.68; Weed & Pest - $453.16; Fairgrounds - $6,626.56; Extension - $1,209.20; Employee Health Insurance - $16,101.74; SD Retirement System, withheld and match - $8,196.38; Electronic Transfer; FICA, Medicare and Withholding Tax - $17,857.14.
Register of Deeds:
Regular Fees January 2023 - $ 2,040.13
Transfer Fees January 2023 - $ 6,636.50
Verendrye Museum Update: Deb Schiefelbein presented the Commissioners with the 2021 and 2022 Activity Report for the Verendrye Museum. Approximately 450 guests registered, or was greeted, at one or more of the five facilities: Log Cabin Visitor Center, Sansarc Country School Museum, 1905 Stanley County Jail, Fort Pierre Train Depot, Verendrye Museum. Deb explained that the Verendrye Museum Board stays busy planning fund raisers; the Backyard BBQ Competition and hosting daily visitors and bus tours. Deb informed the Commission that over 3,000 volunteer hours were donated by numerous people contributing to the accomplishments for 2022.
Deb Schiefelbein presented the Commissioners with a booklet, ‘Historic Sansarc Country School Museum & Orton School Bell – Readin’, Ritin’, ‘Rithmetic’, Hayes, Stanley County 1910-1969, Mission Ridge, Stanley County 1925-2015’. The booklet has pictures and tells the story of the country schools.
Coroner 2022 Report: Coroner Gary Grittner presented the Commissioners with the 2022 Stanley County Coroner Year End Report. The Coroner is responsible for certifying the cause and manner of death on the death certificates for in-county deaths where the deceased is not under the care of a medical professional. The Coroner was responsible for certifying eleven such cases for 2022.
Coroner Grittner completed an in-person 8-hour training, that is required every two years. Coroner Grittner thanked Deputy Coroner’s Jill Richardson, Tiffany Sanchez and Shirley Swanson, for their help. Gary stated that the three Deputies showed true community spirit and did a great job while never knowing when they would be called up.
Coroner Grittner stated that while the Coroner does not have control over the where, when and number of citizens that die, the Coroner’s team will continue to do their best to provide a professional service to the County at the least possible cost.
Fairgrounds: Cement Floor - Scott Deal would like to put concrete floors in the fairgrounds shop, the 20’x12’ building, a slab under the small crows nest, and the 16’x16’ courthouse shop when/if it gets moved to the fairgrounds. Scott received 3 bids. This has been tabled until the March 7th meeting.
Insulation – Shop: Scott Deal would like to insulate the shop. Scott received 2 bids. This has been tabled.
Post Pounder: Scott Deal would like to purchase a post pounder that mounts to the Toolcat from Cammack Ranch Supply. Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Craig Heller, to approve the purchase of a Dakota Post driver 1450, in the amount of $5,359.00, from Cammack Ranch Supply. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
1986 Backhoe: Scott Deal informed the Commission of the quote to fix the 1986 Backhoe, $9,084. This quote does not include repairs to the boom. This has been tabled for a repair quote on the boom.
Telehandler: Scott Deal would like to purchase a 22’ telehandler. Scott located one at Federal surplus in the amount of $15,000.00. No action taken.
Toolcat: After discussion, a new Toolcat is not in the best interest of the County.
Resolution 2023-07 Wildland Fire Division Designee: Motion by Gary Grittner, second by Craig Heller, to approve Resolution 2023-07 Wildland Fire Division designee. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
WILDLAND FIRE DIVISION DESIGNEE
WHEREAS, South Dakota State Law 41-20A-11 states, Assistance in suppression of range fire within county—Reimbursement of expenses. At the request of a board of county commissioners or a person designated by a board of county commissioners for such purpose, the state wildland fire coordinator may assist in the suppression of any range fire within the county. If any assistance provided by the coordinator includes the use of more than six state employees and more than two vehicles, the county to which the assistance is given shall reimburse the coordinator for the reasonable expenses incurred. and;
WHEREAS, pursuant to SDCL 41-20A-11, the South Dakota Wildland Fire Coordinator may assist in the suppression of rangeland fires within the county upon request of a Board of County Commissioners or its designee, and;
WHEREAS, at the time of a fire emergency there is insufficient time to convene the Board of Stanley County Commissioners to make such requests, and;
WHEREAS, the South Dakota Wildland Fire Coordinator has requested that a person(s) be officially designated by the Stanley County Commission to make such requests, and;
WHEREAS, Stanley County is responsible for the reasonable expenses incurred by the South Dakota Wildland Fire Coordinator for the assistance that Stanley County requests as set forth above.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, by the Stanley County Board of County Commissioners in and for the County of Stanley, State of South Dakota, the Stanley County Board of County Commissioners and Stanley County Sheriff is hereby designated and authorized to request, on behalf of Stanley County, fire suppression assistance from the state wildland fire coordinator as deemed necessary within Stanley County.
The authority to request assistance as provided shall continue in full force and effect until terminated or modified by resolution of the County of Stanley Board of Commissioners.
Dated this 3rd day of February, 2023.
ATTEST: STANLEY COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
Philena Burtch, Auditor Dana Iversen, Chairman
Resolution 2023-08 Plat of Plum Creek Tract 1: Motion by Gary Grittner, second by Sonny Harrowa, to approve Resolution 2023-08 Plat of Plum Creek Tract 1. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
PLAT OF PLAT OF PLUM CREEK TRACT 1, A SUBDIVISION OF NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 4 NORTH, RANGE 25 EAST OF THE BLACK HILLS MERIDIAN, STANLEY COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA
A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE PLAT OF PLUM CREEK TRACT 1, A SUBDIVISION OF NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 4 NORTH, RANGE 25 EAST OF THE, BLACK HILLS MERIDIAN, STANLEY COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA
WHEREAS, the plat 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 Plat of Plum Creek Tract 1, a subdivision of the NE1/4, Section 9, T4N, R25E, BHM, Stanley County, South Dakota.
Dated this 3rd day of February, 2023.
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 3, 2023, the County Commissioners did by resolution approve Plat of Plum Creek Tract 1, a subdivision of NE1/4, Section 9, T4N, R25E, BHM, Stanley County, South Dakota.
Philena Burtch, Auditor
Resignation – Deputy Treasurer – State’s Attorney Legal Assistant: Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Mike Kenzy, to accept Resignation of Deputy Treasurer Kaylee Green, effective January 13, 2023. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Mike Kenzy, to accept Resignation of State’s Attorney Legal Assistant Matiah Weber, effective January 27, 2023. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
New Hire – State’s Attorney Legal Assistant: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Mike Kenzy, to approve New Hire of State’s Attorney Legal Assistant Stacy Buchholz, at $17.00 per hour, 2 50¢ raises; one at 6 months, one at 12 months, with Supervisor approval, including benefits. Start date is January 30, 2023. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Hayes Hall Storm Shelter: During the blizzard the last two weeks of December 2022, there were 27 vehicles stuck on US Highway 14/34 between Fort Pierre and Hayes. Auditor Burtch has contacted Hayes Hall Board regarding the use of the Hayes Hall as a storm shelter during significant weather events. If the Hayes Hall Board agrees, the Hayes Hall will need a generator and cameras.
Government Building – Tractor: After discussion, a new Tractor is not in the best interest of the County.
Courthouse Building – Engineering Service: Rick Striker explained to the Commission that he has spoken to an engineering firm regarding the courthouse. The goal is to determine the current condition of the structure and determine options for stopping or slowing the distress related to the possible foundation and slab movement. It has been suggested by an engineering firm that a geological survey should be completed for the courthouse house building grounds before a structural survey can be completed.
Central South Dakota Enhancement District Agreement: Motion by Gary Grittner, second by Craig Heller, to accept and approve Chairman Iversen to sign the Fiscal Year 2022 Statement of Extension to the Joint Cooperative Agreement and Financial Commitment between Stanley County and Central South Dakota Enhancement District. 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 7:09 P.M. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Chairman Iversen declared to reconvene at 7:25 P.M.
Discussion: Homeowners across South Dakota will see an increase in the assessment values for 2023 and upcoming years. The majority of Stanley County property owners will see a 23%-25% increase, this is due to the current housing market. What does this mean? Your property assessment should track the market: if the market goes up, you should expect an increase in your property assessment value. If the market goes down, your property assessment value will decrease. This is all in order to stay in line with SDCL 10-6-104 Fair Market Value and Full and True Value defined: the term, fair market value, and the term, full and true value, mean the price in money that property will bring in a competitive and open market under all conditions requisite to a fair sale between a willing buyer and a willing seller, each acting prudently and with full knowledge of the relevant facts, as assuming the price is not affected by any undue stimulus.
An increase in Value Does NOT equate to a direct increase in taxes.
Auditor Burtch informed the Commission of someone interested in either purchasing, or gaining access, to County land that has been acquired through tax deed. The Commission would like more information.
Adjournment: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Mike Kenzy, to adjourn at 7:45 P.M. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
ATTEST: BOARD OF STANLEY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Philena Burtch, Auditor Dana Iversen, Chairman