June 1, 2021

STANLEY COUNTY COMMISSION

MINUTES

June 1, 2021

The regular meeting of the Stanley County Commission was called to order at 5:07 P.M.(CT) by Chairman Dana Iversen with Commissioners Mike Kenzy, Craig Heller and Sonny Harrowa present. Commissioner Dennis Booth was absent. Also present were State’s Attorney Tom P. Maher, Treasurer Peggy Dougherty, Deputy Treasurer Susan Freeman, Fairgrounds Manager Scott Deal, Highway Superintendent Lee Smith, County Health Nurse Jody Spangenberg, Risty Benefits Sonja Nordbye and Roger Risty, Bill Shrader, 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 Mike Kenzy, second by Craig Heller, to approve May 11, 2021, Minutes. All Voted Aye. Motion Carried.

CLAIMS: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Sonny Harrowa, to deny Sun Master Claim in the amount of $370.00. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.

 Motion by Dennis Booth, second by Sonny Harrowa, to approve Claims as presented. All Voted Aye. Motion Carried.

DBA AMERICINN FT PIERRE SD            8.65  OVERPAID TAXES               

AMERICAN MEDICAL RESPONSE INC      1237.50  MAY SUBSIDY BILLING          

AT&T MOBILITY                       177.41  CELL PHONES                  

BANKWEST INSURANCE                 1336.43  SD STATE HS RODEO INSRNC     

BONI ENTERPRISES LLC                381.60  CRT APPT ATTRNY                    

CAPITAL AREA COUNSELING INC        1000.00  APRIL MCR                    

CAPITAL AREA REFUSE LLC             104.00  CH BLDG/FRGNDS TRASH BILLING 

CAPITOL CITY FLORIST AND GIFTS       55.00  MEMORIAL                     

CATLIN'S CAR CLINIC                 108.40  R&B REPAIR - P4              

CELERITY BROADBAND LLC              136.94  FAIRGROUNDS WIFI             

CENTRAL CULVERT SUPPLY            19450.50  R&B SUPPL - CULVERTS         

CENTURYLINK                          85.28  4 CORNERS REPEATER           

CENTURYLINK                         221.27  OFFICE PHONES                

CHANDLERS INC AUTOGLASS/RECYCL      412.00  R&B REPAIR/SUPPL-G7          

WILL CLARK ELECTRICAL INC           225.09  GOV BLDG REPAIR & MAINT      

COMMTECH                             45.00  AUD MAINT                    

COMMUNITY YOUTH INVOLVED INC       1666.67  JUNE SUPPORT

PERRY L COMPTON                    562.06  ABATEMENT/REFUND 9382                

CONNECTING POINT                    120.00  SERVER MAINT

COVE PLACE ROAD DISTRICT          1250.00  COVE ROAD DISTRICT                

COWBOY COUNTRY STORES                35.60  GOV BLDG FUEL                

DIESEL MACHINERY INC               2413.32  R&B MAINT/SUPPL-107T         

PEGGY DOUGHERTY                     330.00  TREAS HEALTH INSRNC          

EDDIE'S TRUCK CENTER INC              8.26  R&B MAINT/SUPPL

THOMAS ELLIS                       952.61  ABATEMENT/REFUND 7486             

FISCHER LAW OFFICE PROF LLC        1316.13  CRT APPT ATTRNY               

SHARON FORNEY                        35.00  ANNUAL LIBRARY MEMBERSHIP    

FORT PIERRE CITY                   2214.19  UTILITIES 

FORT PIERRE CITY                 642096.03  DUE TO CITY OF FORT PIERRE                 

FOX YOUNGBERG & LEWNO PC            196.70  CRT APPT ATTRNY/JUV          

FRIMAN OIL & GAS CO INC              65.16  R&B GREASE                   

ROGER A FULLER                      330.00  DOE HEALTH INSRNC            

GOLDEN WEST TELECOMMUNICATIONS      334.04  E-911                        

GROSSENBURG IMPLEMENT OF PIERR     2353.15  R&B SUPPL-G7A-G7-G1A         

GUNDERSON PALMER NELSON &            89.10  MENTAL ILLNESS               

CODY L HONEYWELL                    346.50  CRT APPT ATTRNY                       

ABIGAIL HUEBNER                     105.00  AUD MAINT                    

HUGHES COUNTY FINANCE OFFICE      10430.00  APRIL JAIL & JUV BILLING     

JACKIE HUSTED                       196.56  4-H TRAVEL                   

MARK KATTERHAGEN                     15.00  MENTAL ILLNESS               

LUCY LEWNO                          166.51  MENTAL ILLNESS               

DARCY LOCKWOOD                       15.00  MENTAL ILLNESS               

LYNN'S DAKOTAMART                    29.99  GOV BLDG SUPPL               

THOMAS P MAHER                     1429.21  MAY EXPENSES                 

MARCO                               484.15  OFFICE COPIER LEASE & COPIES 

KYLAN MEIER                         350.97  OVERPAID TAXES 9805          

MENARDS - PIERRE                    215.58  GOV BLDG/FRGNDS SUPPL/MAINT  

MICRO-FIX COMPUTERS                 540.00  DOE REPAIR/AUD REPR-EQUIP    

MICROFILM IMAGING SYSTEMS INC       385.00  ROD EQUIP RENTAL             

MIDCONTINENT COMMUNICATION          153.30  COUNTY SHOP PHONE & INTERNET 

MIDCONTINENT COMMUNICATION          240.00  OFFICE INTERNET              

MONTANA-DAKOTA UTILITIES CO          77.41  COUNTY SHOP NATURAL GAS      

MONTANA-DAKOTA UTILITIES CO         129.95  CH BLDG/FRGRNDS NATURAL GAS 

THE MONUMENT                     2400.00  FRGRNDS BLEACHER RENTAL

MORRIS INC                         1301.29  R&B REPAIR & MAINT-G7        

BONNIE NICKELS                      330.00  CHN/WIC HEALTH INSRNC        

NORTHWEST PIPE FITTINGS INC         187.60  FAIRGROUNDS MAINT            

OAHE GLASS                          414.18  CH BLDG REPAIR & MAINT       

OVERHEAD DOOR CO OF PIERRE          173.47  R&B REPAIR-HAYES SHOP        

DARLIS D PERRY                      240.00  ALCOHOL BLOOD TESTS          

CITY OF PIERRE                      110.00  APRIL MED DIR                

PITNEY BOWES GLOBAL FINANCIAL       170.43  POSTAGE METER LEASE          

PITNEY BOWES                        335.47  POSTAGE                      

POWERPLAN BF                        915.42  R&B MAINT/SUPPL-2019 772G    

MIDSTATES INC                       100.75  ROD SUPPL                    

QUILL CORPORATION                  1046.83  OFFICE SUPPL/EQUIP           

JERRY RADA                          330.00  R&B HEALTH INSRNC            

REDSTONE INSURANCE BROKERS         3259.94  FAIRGRNDS ANNUAL EVENT INSRNC

REDWOOD TOXICOLOGY LABARATORY        50.00  TOXICOLOGY TESTS             

ROBINS WATER CONDITIONING INC        12.00  R&B SUPPL                    

RUNNINGS SUPPLY INC                 145.24  R&B SUPPL                    

RUNNINGS SUPPLY INC                 297.54  FAIRGROUNDS MAINT 

STANLEY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT  1757549.56  DUE TO SC SCHOOL          

JOAN BOOS SCHUELLER                 356.40  CRT APPT ATTRNY               

SD BUREAU OF ADMINISTRATION          91.00  OFFICE LONG DIST/BIT

SD DEPT OF REVENUE                22269.43  MV/VITALS/MENTAL ILLNESS        

SD PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORY         775.00  ALCOHOL BLOOD TESTS          

SD ASSN OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER      571.00  CCPR 

SD ASSN OF COUNTY OFFICIALS         182.00  ROD M/P FUND                       

SD PUBLIC ASSURANCE ALLIANCE        232.50  R&B 2021 JD RENTAL TRACTOR INS

SERVALL UNIFORM/LINEN CO             53.09  R&B MAINT                    

SERVALL UNIFORM/LINEN CO             67.69  GOV BLDG SUPPL                

SIEBRASSE LAW OFFICE PC             840.30  CRT APPT ATTRNY              

JEFF STANLEY & KRISTEN HUNTER       281.57  OVERPAID TAXES              

K THOMPSON LAW PROF LLC            1407.15  CRT APPT ATTRNY                    

RYAN THOMPSON                        22.66  OVERPAID TAXES               

TIESZEN LAW OFFICE                  749.50  CRT APPT ATTRNY                    

TRANSOURCE                         2582.76  R&B MAINT & SUPPL - EX1      

US POSTAL SERVICE                   258.00  PO BOX SERVICE FEE           

VARIDESK LLC                        450.00  ROD FURNITURE                

WW TIRE SERVICE INC                 493.96  R&B REPAIR & SUPPL-TRW-TRLB-T5

YANKTON COUNTY                       95.30  MENTAL ILLNESS               

ZANDER AUTO PARTS                   132.19  R&B SUPPL-TR101-G7A-T7       

SALARIES BY OFFICE: Commissioners - $3,747.55; Auditor - $2,848.24; Treasurer - $5,127.08; States Attorney - $5,618.89; Custodial - $2,262.32; Director of Equalization - $5,762.44; Register of Deeds - $2,924.28; Road & Bridge - $19,982.31; Weed & Pest - $452.80; Community Health/WIC Secretary - $2,129.63; Fairgrounds - $6,099.40; Extension - $1,124.15; Employee Health Insurance - $15,176.91; SD Retirement System, withheld and match - $8,166.38; Electronic Transfer; FICA, Medicare and Withholding Tax - $18,398.80.

Auditor’s Account with the Treasurer:

April 2021

Cash on hand - $1,650.05

Checks, less than 3 days - $347,527.42

Postage - $100.00

Petty Cash - $215.00

First National Bank - $279,053.12

MKKT Account – First National Bank - $5,358,017.99

MKKT Account – Dakota Prairie Bank - $70,892.77

SD FIT - $6,255.99

Total - $6,063,712.34

Register of Deeds:

Regular Fees May 2021 - $2,551.59

Transfer Fees May 2021 - $2,459.50

Treasurer and Auditor Report: Deputy Treasurer Susan Freeman presented the Commissioners with the Treasurer Report, April 2021 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 April 2021 Budget Expenditure Report showing each department’s expenses as of April 30, 2021, Fiscal Revenue Report as of April 30, 2021, and Outstanding Disbursements by Account as of June 1, 2021.

Risty Benefits: Sonja Nordbye presented the Commissioners with options for county employee health and life insurance. Sonja explained that Risty Benefits works hard to bring the richest benefit package at the lowest price possible. Risty Benefits is committed to the clients, not the insurance company.

County Health Nurse: Jody Spangenberg introduced herself to the Commissioners. Jody is the new County Health Nurse. Jody is in the office Monday and Friday 8AM to 12PM and Wednesday 8AM to 5PM.

Bill Shrader introduced himself as a fairly new rural Stanley County resident. He voiced his opinion regarding the pending change to the structure of the Stanley County Government, referring to Ordinance 2021-01 Combining the offices of Auditor, Treasurer and Register of Deeds. Bill feels that this change would take away voters right to chose these elected officials. Bill called this change a reduction in the power that you, the voting taxpayer currently has.

Fairgrounds – Scott Deal informed the Commissioners that the new handrails are installed on the bleachers. Scott and his crew are busy getting everything ready for SD State High School Rodeo.

Gutters: This has been tabled. The Commissioners would like to make sure all the quotes received for the new gutters on the Schomer Barn are the same gauge and they all include snowguards.

Highway Department:  Lee Smith presented to the Commissioners a report of work performed by the Highway Department for the month of May 2021, which consists of hauling screened gravel to Nash Loop, Bobby Stoeser Road, Mike Norman Road, laying gravel, blading Sansarc Road, Bad River Road, Scotty Philips Road, Frontier Road, Hayes Road, Three Mile Road, Frank Turner Road, Wendt Road, Donahue Road, Reuer Ranch Road, Carlisle Road, Mission Ridge Road, Cheyenne School Road, Marvin Olson Road, B&B Ranch Road, S Brown Church Road, Walker Road, Minneconjou Road, Just Anderson Road, Minneconjou Bay, Ancel Tibbs Road, Ancel Tibbs Ranch Road, Sylvia Huckfeldt Road, Fluharty Road, Meyers Road, Bear Camp Road, Slaathaug Road, War Creek Road, Gaylord Norman Road, Max Jones Road, Rose Road, Rose Ranch Road, Verendrye Road, Clark Alleman Road, Ray McQuistion Road, Stroup Ranch Road, Casey Hannum Road, Norm Stoeser Road, Tower Road, N Brown Church Road, Triple U Ranch Road, Holland Ranch Road, cleaning drainage on Max Hlebanja Road and working on equipment.

Lee Smith spoke to Mid Dakota Vegetation regarding the right-of-way spraying. Mid Dakota will spray the weeds for $27.50 per mile with 10’ rows.

Resolution 2021-12 – Register of Deeds Monthly Fee Date: Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Mike Kenzy, to approve Resolution 2021-12-Register of Deeds Monthly Fees Due to the County Treasurer by the 15th of each month. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.

RESOLUTION 2021-12

A RESOLUTION APPROVED at a meeting of the Board of Stanley County Commissioners, on the 1st day of June, 2021, setting the Office of Register of Deeds deposit of fees and other collections received due to the County Treasurer by the 15th of each month.

WHEREAS, SDCL 7-9-17, within the time frame established by the County Commission, the Register of Deeds shall deposit with the County Treasurer the total amount of fees and other collections received. Unless otherwise required, all fees and other collections shall be placed to the credit of the General Fund. At the discretion of the Register of Deeds, fees and other transactions may be charged on account but shall be collected by the end of the following month. The Register of Deeds shall maintain a detailed record of any accounts receivable.

BE IT RESOLVED that the County Commission, in and for Stanley County, does hereby approve the deposit of fees and other collections received by the Office of Register of Deeds due to the County Treasurer by the 15th of each month.

Dated this 1st day of June, 2021.

  Board of Stanley County Commissioners

Dana Iversen, Chairman

I, Philena Burtch, Auditor of Stanley County, do hereby certify that an official meeting on June 1, 2021, the County Commissioners did by resolution approve the fees and collections of the Office of Register of Deeds due to the County Treasurer by the 15th of each month.

Philena Burtch, Auditor

Resolution 2021-13 – Drought Disaster Declaration: Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Craig Heller, to approve Resolution 2021-13-Drought Disaster Declaration. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.

Resolution 2021-13

Drought Disaster Declaration

WHEREAS,  Stanley County continues to suffer from a natural disaster in the form of severe agricultural drought conditions, including extremely inadequate winter snowfall, meager spring rains, desolating winds accompanied with high temperatures and late frosts which have severely impacted all drought conditions, the Board of County Commissioners resolve that said drought conditions constitute a natural disaster of such severity and magnitude that an effective response is beyond the capabilities of this County, or even the State of South Dakota, and that Federal assistance is necessary, and there is no emergency plan available to alleviate the damage and economic chaos resulting from these conditions; and

WHEREAS, Stanley County does not have the financial resources to respond to this disaster; and

WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of Stanley County is aware sparse pastures and lack of forage crops for the feeding of livestock is necessitating the reduction/disposal of livestock herds; and

WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of Stanley County is aware that fall and spring planted small grains are already stressed from lack of rain and yields will be impacted; and

WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of Stanley County realizes that an emergency has resulted from a lack of water in the agriculture community and the quality of water in stock ponds due to extreme low runoff, which could result in a high selenium concentration and livestock mortality,

WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of Stanley County is aware that in addition to these conditions, the continuing drought conditions introduce a new element of synergism compounding the magnitude of devastation to our agricultural infrastructure,

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the Board of County Commissioners of Stanley County, South Dakota, declares a natural disaster drought emergency; and it is

FURTHER RESOLVED, we, the Board of Commissioners of Stanley County respectfully petition the Governor of the State of South Dakota and the President of the United States to provide with all dispatch and remedies any state and/or federal assistance available for this type of emergency.

Commissioner Sonny Harrowa moved to adopt said resolution and Commissioner Craig Heller seconded the motion. 

Voting Aye:

Dana Iversen, Chairman                                                 Mike Kenzy, Vice Chairman

Craig Heller                                                                     Sonny Harrowa 

Motion passed and Resolution 2021-13 adopted this 1st day of June, 2021.

ATTEST:                                           

               (SEAL)

Philena Burtch, Auditor                  

Tax Deed – Kenzy: Commissioner Kenzy recused himself from the tax deed discussion.

No action was taken. This subject has been tabled.

New Hire – Deputy Register of Deeds: Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Craig Heller, to approve the hire of Patricia Duffy as Deputy Register of Deeds, starting salary of $45,000.00, with a $2,500.00 salary increase once Patricia Duffy is appointed Register of Deeds, and another salary increase in an amount to be determined 6 months after appointment, plus any cost-of-living increase approved by Commission for all county employees, including benefits. Exact start date is to be determined, July 2021. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.

County Health Nurse Administrative Assistant: Bonnie Nickels submitted her retirement/resignation effective June 4, 2021, after 41 ½ years as County Health Nurse Administrative Assistant.

Executive Session – Personnel – SDCL 1-25-2(1): Motion by Mike Kenzy, second by Craig Heller, to go into Executive Session-Personnel-SDCL 1-25-2(1) at 7:07 PM. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.

Chairman Iversen declared to reconvene at 7:16 PM.                                   

Discussion: The Stanley County Commission will have a Special Meeting Tuesday June 15, 2021, at 5:00 P.M., for the First Reading of A Temporary Ordinance Regarding the Issuance of Local Medical Cannabis Establishment Permits and/or Licenses.

Adjournment: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Mike Kenzy, to adjourn at 7:33 P.M. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.

ATTEST:                                                          BOARD OF STANLEY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

            (SEAL)

Philena Burtch, Auditor                                    Dana Iversen, Chairman

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