June 4, 2019



June 4, 2019


The regular meeting of the Stanley County Commission was called to order at 5:05 P.M.(CDT) by Chairman Dana Iversen with Commissioners Mike Kenzy, Craig Heller and Sonny Harrowa present. Commissioner Dennis Booth was absent. Also present were Treasurer Peggy Dougherty, Highway Superintendent Lee Smith, Fairgrounds Manager Scott Deal, Grow SD Jared Groos, 4-H Extension Jackie Husted, 4-H Crystal Neuharth, Johnathan Neuharth, Jayna Blume, Becky Blume, Judy Fosheim, Clark Insurance Zach Clark,  Capitol Journal Dave Byrnes 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 Mike Kenzy, to approve May 7, 2019, 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                               709.40  FAIRGROUNDS SIGNAGE          


AT&T MOBILITY                                                         241.99  CELL PHONES                  

AVERA MED GRP PIERRE                                         121.00  JAIL MEDICAL CARE            

BANKWEST INSURANCE                                        3224.00  FAIRGROUNDS EVENT INSRNC     

BECK MOTOR COMPANY                                       1784.31  R&B 2015 CHEVY               

BOB KINDLE                                                                750.00  R&B D7G REPAIRS - SNOW REMOVL

MARCIA BREVIK                                                        206.55  CRT APPT ATTRNY-MENTAL ILLNSS

BUTLER MACHINERY CO                                        657.81  R&B L1/G4/G3/G7 REPAIRS/SUPPL

CAPITAL AREA COUNSELING INC                        300.00  APRIL MCR                     

CAPITAL AREA REFUSE LLC                                    64.00  CRTHS TRASH BILLING 4/29-5/26

CATLIN'S CAR CLINIC                                              177.80  FRGRNDS REPAIR-1977 DODGE    

CELEBRITY BROADBAND LLC                              145.58  FAIRGROUNDS WIFI             

CENTRAL CULVERT SUPPLY                               7008.00  R&B CULVERTS                 

CENTURYLINK                                                            85.28  4 CORNERS REPEATER           

CENTURYLINK                                                          241.62  OFFICE PHONES                

CHRISTY LUMBER                                                      72.28  R&B SUPPL                    

COLE PAPERS INC       74630700                              555.14  FAIRGROUNDS SUPPL            

COMMTECH                                                                184.80  CRTHSE REPAIR & MAINT        

COMMUNITY YOUTH INVOLVED INC                1666.67  JUNE 2019 SUPPORT             

CONNECTING POINT                                                 430.00  MARCH & MAY MAINT  

COVE PLACE ROAD DISTRICT                                750.00  COVE ROAD DISTRICT         

COWBOY COUNTRY STORES PIERRE                     83.56  CRTHSE BLDG & DOE FUEL       

SCOTT DEAL                                                                399.00  FAIRGRNDS REIMB TRAVL-TOOLCAT

PEGGY DOUGHERTY                                                 330.00  TREAS HEALTH INS             

EDDIE'S TRUCK SALES                                            1538.74  R&B T3/T2/T7/T8/T9/TR15/TRLB 

FASTENAL COMPANY                                                   1.51  R&B EX1 SUPPL                 

FISCHER LAW OFFICE PROF LLC                          1662.50  CRT APPT ATTRNY    

FLEET SERVICES                                                       2878.31  R&B & FRGRNDS FUEL           

SHARON FORNEY                                                          35.00  ANNUAL LIBRARY MEMBERSHIP    

FORT PIERRE CITY                                                        98.62  CHN/EXT COPIER LEASE & COPIES

FORT PIERRE CITY                                                     1902.68  UTILITIES 

FORT PIERRE CITY                                                 313756.48  DUE TO CITY OF FORT PIERRE                  

FRIMAN OIL & GAS CO INC                                        167.30  R&B SUPPL 80/90              

ROGER A FULLER                                                         601.68  DOE ASSESSING CONF/HEALTH INS

GOLDEN WEST TELECOMMUNICATIONS              334.04  E-911                        


HOGEN'S HARDWARE HANK                                       53.44  R&B SUPPL                    

JENNER EQUIPMENT COMPANY                               245.88  R&B T595                     

ROBERT T KONRAD                                                      820.10  CRT APPT ATTRNY                 

LARRY'S PLUMBING LLC                                           9050.01  FAIRGROUNDS REPAIRS & MAINT  

LEIDHOLT MCNEELY & LEIDHOLT                           226.31  CRTHSE MAINT                 

LEWIS & CLARK BHS                                                     178.00  MENTAL ILLNESS               

THE LODGE AT DEADWOOD                                           6.00  HIGHWAY SUPRNTNDT SHORT COURS

LYNN'S DAKOTAMART                                                 152.12  FRGRDS RPRS & MAINT/R&B SUPPL

THOMAS P MAHER                                                       1253.30  MAY 2019 EXPENSES            

MARCO                                                                              404.57  OFFICE COPIER LEASE & COPIES 

MENARDS - PIERRE                                                        187.70  FRGRNDS RPR & MNT/R&B EQ & SP

CURT MERRIMAN PRINTING                                       120.96  W&P ANNUAL MTG MAILING       

MICROFILM IMAGING SYSTEMS INC                        385.00  ROD EQUIP RENT               

MIDCONTINENT COMMUNICATION                          250.73  OFFICE INTERNET              

MIDWEST COOPERATIVES                                         7888.32  DYED DIESEL                  

MONTANA-DAKOTA UTILITIES CO                            171.28  COUNTY SHOP NATURAL GAS      

MONTANA-DAKOTA UTILITIES CO                            107.11  COURTHOUSE NATURAL GAS        

MORRIS INC                                                                      144.01  R&B SUPPL                    

NAPA                                                                                    22.14  R&B T5/T7                    

BONNIE NICKELS                                                              44.00  WIC TRAVEL                   

CITY OF PIERRE                                                               110.00  APRIL 2019 MEDICAL DIRECTOR  

PITNEY BOWES INC                                                        235.30  POSTAGE                      

PRIEFERT RODEO & RANCH EQUIP                        20341.14  FAIRGROUNDS PANELS & GATES   

QUALITY QUICK PRINT                                                  128.44  4TH OF JULY SUPPL            

QUILL CORPORATION                                                     211.83  OFFICE SUPPL                 

JERRY RADA                                                                      330.00  R&D HEALTH INS               

ROBINS WATER CONDITIONING INC                             33.00  R&B SUPPL

TONI RUFF                                                                          200.00  FAIRGROUNDS MAINTENNC                   

RUNNINGS SUPPLY INC                                                  439.77  R&B SUPPL                    

RUNNINGS SUPPLY INC                                                2209.95  FRGRNDS EQUIP/REPAIR & MAINT 

SD ASSN OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER                     1147.00  2ND QTR CLERP

SD ASSN OF COUNTY OFFICIALS                                    76.00  ROD M/P FUND  

SD DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE                                 82804.43  MV/VITALS/MENTAL ILLNESS            

SERVALL UNIFORM/LINEN CO                                         79.48  R&B MAINT                    

SERVALL UNIFORM/LINEN CO                                         12.82  CRTHSE SUPPL                 

SHANE'S PHARMACY                                                          20.85  JAIL MEDICAL CARE 

STANLEY COUNTY SCHOOL DIST 57-1                   974100.49  DUE TO SC SCHOOL          

TITAN MACHINERY                                                             42.00  R&B SUPPL                    

TITAN MACHINERY                                                           169.63  CRTHSE SUPPL/MAINT           

US POSTAL SERVICE                                                          248.00  POST OFFICE BOX SERVICE FEE  

WEBBER FAMILY MOTORS                                                64.95  MV REFUND                    

WENDELL LAW OFFICE PC                                               836.00  CRT APPT ATTRNY    

WIND CIRCLE NETWORK INC                                        2365.69  BUFFALO RD COUNTY SHOP       

WW TIRE SERVICE INC                                                    6751.65  R&B G3 SNOW/TR1G/T10         

WW TIRE SERVICE INC                                                        82.11  DOE 2004 FORD                

YANKTON COUNTY                                                            167.50  MENTAL ILLNESS               


ZANDER AUTO PARTS                                                      1647.50  R&B D7/P11/BC/S/T5/T9/P8/M5/T7

ZANDER AUTO PARTS                                                          98.37  FAIRGROUNDS REPAIRS & MAINT  


Auditor’s Account with the Treasurer:

April 2019

Cash on hand – $1,646.40

Checks, less than 3 days - $206,841.28

Bad Check - $93.60

Postage - $100.00

Petty Cash - $215.00

First National Bank - $298,512.23

MKKT Account – First National Bank - $3,540,967.27

MKKT Account – Dakota Prairie Bank - $69,979.85

SD FIT - $6,152.84

Total - $4,124,508.47


May 2019

Cash on hand - $1,706.13

Checks, less than 3 days - $17,156.26

Bad Checks - $128.60

Postage - $100.00

Petty Cash - $215.00

First National Bank - $319,781.54

MKKT Account – First National Bank - $3,644,435.32

MKKT Account – Dakota Prairie Bank - $70,030.47

SD FIT - $6,163.32

Total - $4,059,716.64


Register of Deeds:

Regular Fees May 2019 - $2,127.37

Transfer Fees May 2019 - $1,090.00


Treasurer and Auditor Report: Treasurer Peggy Dougherty presented the Commissioners with the Treasurers report, April and May bank statement and daily cash, delinquent real estate and mobile home taxes paid, tax trust, miscellaneous receipts (Grants, Register of Deeds receipts, etc.), investments and Money Market reports. Auditor Philena Burtch presented the Commissioners with the Budget Expenditure Report showing each department’s expenses as of April 30, 2019, the Outstanding Disbursements by account & budget remaining as of June 3, 2019, and the Fiscal Revenue Report as of April 30, 2019.


Grow South Dakota: Jared Groos presented the Commission with the 2018 Investments in Stanley County, which totaled $74,917. Funds from Stanley County are used for emergency situations such as repair of or replacement of water heater or furnace. The program assisted 27 people. They help with home loans, business loans and with the Governors house program.


In South Dakota, 115,000 people live in poverty. Many more have incomes above the poverty line, but still low enough to qualify for programs like Food Stamps and Medicaid. It is difficult for those of us who have enough to truly understand the situations that families living in poverty experience every day, the decisions they have to make and the fears and frustrations they feel.


County Employee Health Insurance: Zach Clark, with Clark Insurance, informed the Commission that if the County stays with the same health care insurance plan, the rates will decrease by 0.03%. The County’s health insurance is due for renewal on August 1, 2019. Zach presented two similar plans.


Motion by Craig Heller, second by Mike Kenzy, to accept the Wellmark quote for county employee health insurance to begin August 1, 2019. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


4-H: Johnathan Neuharth informed the Commission that he has been busy again this year in 4-H. He is involved in goats, chicken shows and visual arts shows. In 2018, he placed 4th at State for Showman. It was the 4th time Prairie Winds 4-H has been represented at Western Junior. This year he will be involved in the horse show. During 4-H Achievement Days 2019, he will show goats, chickens, visual art projects and public presentation. He has learned about vaccination of livestock, record keeping, emergency safety and bio security, which is keeping the animals and shelters clean. Johnathan thanked the Commission for their continued support of 4-H to help the program to keep going.


Jayna Blume is in her 2nd year of 4-H. She shows cattle, shoots BB gun and participates in Achievement Days.


Crystal Neuharth presented the Commission with a schedule of the upcoming local events, which includes County 4-H Horse Show, Progressive Agriculture Farm Safety Day, Special Foods Contest, Dog Show, Public Presentation Contest, Fashion Revue Workshop and Contest, and Prairie Winds 4-H Achievement Days. Crystal thanked the Commission for their continued support of 4-H.


The Commission thanked Johnathan and Jayna for coming in and to continue to work hard. They should be proud of their accomplishments.


Fairgrounds: Scott Deal informed the Commission that the Casey Tibbs Match of Champions went well. He had to hire R&W to fix the southeast corner of the blue barn. The stalls are fixed and ready for the next round of events.

All the stalls are clean, half of the mowing is complete. The storm on Friday, May 31, 2019, took down the gutters on the west side of the Schomer Barn, he will get a quote for repairs.

The gutters on the Grandstand are fixed. The natural gas line is installed and ready to hook up to the stoves. The panels for the southeast side of the crows nest arrived and everything is in place.

Scott met with Missouri River Energy Services regarding better, more efficient lighting in the Schomer Barn and under the Grandstand. The electrical box northeast of the crows nest needs to be fixed. Scott will contact the electrical engineer to get plans started on the electrical updates.

Highway Department:  Lee Smith presented the Commission with a report of work completed by the Highway Department for the month of May 2019. Work consists of  organizing the new shop, repairs and maintenance on equipment, trucks and trailers, hauling gravel, blading, fill cuts and washouts on roads, repairing flood damaged roads, preparing the site at the new shop for the new fuel tanks, cleaning roadside ditches and culverts and flood control.


Lee informed the Commission that the County is running low on gravel, and will need to crush gravel within the next year.


The county roads are looking better. War Creek Road had water over it, but it did not hurt the culverts. Water is still flowing through the smaller culverts. Philip Matthews’ road washed out, the culvert needs to be replaced and more gravel will be laid.


Lee would like to look into purchasing another loader. He would like one that can reach the top of the trailers and fill the trailers with 4 buckets instead of 6-8 buckets.


Willow Creek Crossing washed out and has been fixed twice this year, and needs to be fixed again. Something different needs to be done with it, possibly fractured rock or chunked concrete.


The soil stabilization project for Cut-Across Road is on hold due to weather and priorities of other County roads. Gravel is needed for Sansarc Road before Cut-Across Road. Brown Church Road needs two culverts installed.


WIC Contract – Fiscal Year 2020: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Sonny Harrowa, to accept and approve Chairman Iversen to sign FY20 WIC Contract. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


Raise – State’s Attorney Assistant: Motion by Mike Kenzy, second by Sonny Harrowa, to approve $1.50 180 days raise for State’s Attorney Assistant, Leasa McFarling, effective May 26, 2019. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.

Abatements: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Sonny Harrowa, to approve Abatement Record #8313 in the amount of $458.21, as tax exempt, County owned. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.

Motion by Craig Heller, second by Sonny Harrowa, to approve Abatement Record #8314 in the amount of $1,835.31, as tax exempt, County owned. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.

Motion by Craig Heller, second by Sonny Harrowa, to approve Abatement Record #8257, interest/Adv/Cert only, in the amount of $224.57. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.

Motion by Craig Heller, second by Sonny Harrowa, to approve Abatement Record #8258, interest/Adv/Cert only, in the amount of $20.70. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.

Motion by Craig Heller, second by Sonny Harrowa, to approve Abatement Record #8261, interest/Adv/Cert only, in the amount of $61.74. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.

Exempt Property: Motion by Mike Kenzy, second by Craig Heller, to accept and approve to update property Record #4373 to Exempt status for 2019 Payable 2020, State owned. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.

Lake Sharpe Youth Shooters 2019 Raffle: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Sonny Harrowa, to approve Lake Sharpe Youth Shooters 2019 Raffle. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.

West Nile Virus Prevention Grant: Auditor Burtch informed the Commission that the State has grants available for mosquito control. Stanley County applied before the June 1, 2019, deadline.

2018 Annual Report: Auditor Burtch presented the Commission with the 2018 Annual Report.

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 6:44 P.M. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


Chairman Iversen declared to reconvene at 6:54 P.M.


July Commission Meeting will be Tuesday July 9, 2019


Upcoming Workshops: Highway Superintendents Annual Summer Meeting, DOE Vanguard Workshop


Adjournment: Motion by Mike Kenzy, second by Craig Heller, to adjourn at 7:16 P.M. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


ATTEST:                                                         BOARD OF STANLEY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS


Philena Burtch, Auditor                                               Dana Iversen, Chairman

Physical address

Stanley County Courthouse
08 E 2nd Avenue
Fort Pierre SD 57532

Mailing Address

Stanley County Courthouse
Auditors Office
PO Box 595
Fort Pierre SD 57532