June 6, 2023
STANLEY COUNTY COMMISSION MEETING
June 6, 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 Craig Heller, Sonny Harrowa and Gary Grittner. Commissioner Mike Kenzy was present by telephone. Also present was State’s Attorney Tom P. Maher, Treasurer Bill Konst, Fairgrounds Manager Scott Deal, 4-H/Extension Jackie Husted, Highway Superintendent Lee Smith, Verendrye Museum Deb Schiefelbein, Fort Pierre Chamber of Commerce Shane Kramme, Johnathon Neuharth, Justin Neuharth, Kaydee Neuharth, Levi Neuharth, Judy Fosheim, Jayna Blume, Rett Blume, Becky Blume, Michael Ward, Henry Ward, Risty Benefits Sonja Nordbye, Dan Johnson, and Auditor Philena Burtch. The meeting commenced with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.
AGENDA: Motion by Gary Grittner, second by Sonny Harrowa, to approve the Agenda. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
MINUTES: Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Craig Heller, to approve May 2, 2023, 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.
GEORGANNA ADDISON 250.00 SDSHSR VENDOR REFUND
AIRTECH HEATING & COOLING INC 5061.15 COUNTY SHOP REPAIR
AMERICAN STAMP & MARKETING 71.41 TREAS SUPPL
AMERICAN MEDICAL RESPONSE INC 3804.17 MAY SUBSIDY BILLING
ARAMARK 133.45 R&B MAINT
AT&T MOBILITY 234.50 CELL PHONES
AVERA ST MARYS HOSPITAL 85.18 MEDICAL CARE
BANKWEST INSURANCE 1416.00 4TH OF JULY WEATHER INS
BAUMANN LUMBER 36.90 GOV BLDG REPAIR & MAINT
BIXLER TREE SERVICE INC 100.00 GOV BLDG MAINT
BORNS GROUP 658.00 FRGRNDS EVENT SUPPL
BRULE COUNTY 124.00 JAIL BILLING
PHILENA BURTCH 394.02 R&B MINOR EQUIP REIMB
BUTLER MACHINERY CO 16217.97 R&B MAINT/SUPPL-J1/L1/VPLOWS
CAPITAL AREA COUNSELING INC 7297.60 MARCH/APR/MAY MCR/QMHP
CAPITAL AREA REFUSE LLC 272.68 GOV BLDG/FRGNDS TRASH BILLING
WICK COMMUNICATIONS 269.10 MARCH MINS/W&P NOTICE
CELERITY INTERNET 136.94 FRGRNDS WIFI
CENTURY BUSINESS PRODUCTS 190.46 COPIER LEASE & COPIES
CENTURYLINK 85.28 4 CORNERS REPEATER
CENTURYLINK 220.21 OFFICE PHONES
CHRISTENSEN RANCH 1681.18 ABATEMENT REFUND REC 4612
CHRISTY LUMBER 172.00 FRGRNDS REPAIRS & MAINT
WILL CLARK ELECTRICAL INC 16937.96 FRGRNDS - CROWS NEST/REPAIR
COMMTECH INC 120.00 AUD/GOV BLDG REPAIR
COMMUNITY YOUTH INVOLVED INC 1833.33 JUNE SUPPORT
CONNECTING POINT 1654.00 SRVR MAINT
COVE PLACE ROAD DISTRICT 500.00 COVE ROAD DISTRICT
COWBOY COUNTRY STORES 173.70 GOV BLDG FUEL
CROSSROADS TRAILER 156.11 R&B MAINT/SUPPL-TRLB/GRAVEL TR
CROSSROADS HOTEL AND HURON 557.94 W&P CONFERENCE
DAKOTA DATA SHRED 92.14 AUD MAINT
JLF ENTERPRISES INC 314.04 GOV BLDG/FRGNDS/R&B SUPPL
SCOTT DEAL 240.00 FRGRNDS SUPPL/EQUP-REIMB
DON'S SINCLAIR 24994.95 R&B SUPPL-DIESEL
DARREN DUARTE 20.00 SUBPOENA
JOHN DUFFY 80.00 CRT HOUSE SHOP LOT RENT
EDDIE'S TRUCK CENTER INC 296.47 R&B SUPPL-T8/T3
EXTREME TECHNOLOGY 9600.11 HAYES SHOP/FRGRNDS CAMERA SYS
FLEET SERVICES 1754.76 R&B/FRGRNDS FUEL
SHARON FORNEY 15.00 ANNUAL LIBRARY MEMBERSHIP
FORT PIERRE FIRE DEPT 15000.00 2021 & 2022 RESERVE
FORT PIERRE CITY 643647.73 DUE TO CITY OF FORT PIERRE
FORT PIERRE CITY 68.82 EXT COPIER LEASE & COPIES
FORT PIERRE CITY 2187.66 UTILITIES
FRIMAN OIL & GAS INC 155.52 R&B GREASE
FRIMAN OIL & GAS INC 288.00 FRGRNDS PROPANE
GOLDEN WEST TELECOMMUNICATIONS 200.00 E-911
GREAT WESTERN TIRE COMPANY 391.19 R&B REPAIR/SUPPL-TRLB
GROSSENBURG IMPLEMENT OF PIERR 2160.41 R&B SUPPL-G6/G7/SHOP
GUNDERSON PALMER NELSON & 659.60 MENTAL ILLNESS
KIM HALLOCK 9.58 MV REFUND
RACHELLE HARWOOD 20.00 SUBPOENA
KEVA HEDMAN 26.00 R&B TRAVEL
HOGEN'S HARDWARE HANK 29.98 GOV BLDG MAINT
HUGHES COUNTY EMERGENCY 325.00 ANTENNA SITE LEASE
HUGHES COUNTY FINANCE OFFICE 8000.00 APRIL JAIL & JUV BILLING
JACKIE HUSTED 39.78 4H TRAVEL
INLAND TRUCK PARTS 60.89 R&B SUPPL-LOWBOY
JOHN DEERE FINANCIAL 5161.00 R&B 2018 JD 772G REPAIRS
AKAYSHIA JOHNSON 20.00 SUBPOENA
LAMB'S CHEVROLET & IMPLEMENT 651.67 FRGRNDS TOOLCAT REPAIR
LINCOLN COUNTY 1513.49 MENTAL ILLNESS
BRENDA LOUNSBURY 1620.00 BLOOD TESTS
THOMAS P MAHER 5038.56 APRIL & MAY EXPENSES
MAY ADAM GERDES & THOMPSON LLP 1005.80 CRT APPT ATTRNY
MENARDS - PIERRE 551.58 GOV BLDG/FRGNDS SUPPL/MAINT
MICROFILM IMAGING SYSTEMS INC 790.00 ROD EQUIP RENTAL
MID DAKOTA VEGETATION MNGT 4781.25 W&P SUPPL
MIDCONTINENT COMMUNICATION 153.27 COUNTY SHOP PHONE & INTERNET
MIDCONTINENT COMMUNICATION 216.78 OFFICE INTERNET
MONTANA-DAKOTA UTILITIES CO 54.69 COUNTY SHOP NATURAL GAS
MONTANA-DAKOTA UTILITIES CO 196.19 CH BLDG/FRGNDS NATURAL GAS
MORRIS INC 9.59 R&B SUPPL-L1
NORTHERN TRUCK EQUIPMENT CORP 592.04 R&B SUPPL-P5
PETERSEN MOTORS INC 89.99 W&P 4 WHEELER MAINT
CITY OF PIERRE 1534.00 MAY MED DIR/TRI-CO RESCUE SRVC
PITNEY BOWES GLOBAL FINANCIAL 170.43 POSTAGE METER LEASE
PITNEY BOWES INC 319.49 POSTAGE
PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT 6550.00 DOE GIS
POWERPLAN BF 968.26 R&B MAINT/SUPPL-G7
QUILL CORPORATION 749.85 OFFICE SUPPL
REDWOOD TOXICOLOGY LABORATORY 273.00 TOXICOLOGY TESTS
ROBINS WATER CONDITIONING INC 12.00 R&B SUPPL
RUNNINGS SUPPLY INC 36.75 R&B SUPPL
RUNNINGS SUPPLY INC 491.80 FRGRNDS MAINT
STANLEY COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT 282.73 SCLE US MARSHALS SRVC
SC STANLEY COUNTY SCHOOL 1683554.29 DUE TO SC SCHOOL
JOAN BOOS SCHUELLER 1080.70 CRT APPT ATTRNY
SD ASSOC OF COUNTY COMMISSION 100.00 HWY SUPERINTENDENTS WORKSHOP
SD ASSOC OF COUNTY OFFICIALS 78.00 ROD M/P FUND
SD BUREAU OF ADMINISTRATION 99.46 OFFICE LONG DIST/BIT
SD DEPT OF REVENUE 77879.75 MV/VITALS/MENTAL ILLNESS
SD PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORY 135.00 BLOOD TESTS
STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA 14.00 TREAS SUPPL
SD PUBLIC ASSURANCE ALLIANCE 1449.24 R&B 2023 JD INSURANCE
SERVALL UNIFORM/LINEN CO 114.23 GOV BLDG SUPPL
SIEBRASSE LAW OFFICE PC 2577.96 CRT APPT ATTRNY
BONNIE SIVAGE 424.10 OVERPAID TAXES
SMALL ENGINE HOUSE 60.30 FRGRNDS MAINT
CHARLES SWANSON 213.75 AFLAC OVERPAYMENT
K THOMPSON LAW PROF LLC 600.80 CRT APPT ATTRNY
TITAN MACHINERY 1350.79 GOV BLDG GRASSHOPPER RPR/MAINT
US POSTAL SERVICE 772.00 POST OFFICE BOX SRVC FEE
VAN DIEST SUPPLY COMPANY 2442.00 W&P SUPPL
MONA WEIGER 176.40 CRT RPRTR
WENDELL LAW OFFICE PC 4026.80 CRT APPT ATTRNY
WIND CIRCLE NETWORK INC 45.00 R&B MAINT
WW TIRE SERVICE INC 1069.90 R&B REPAIR/SUPPL-T16/G8
WW TIRE SERVICE INC 83.64 FRGRNDS REPAIR
ZANDER AUTO PARTS 664.42 R&B SUPPL
ZANDER AUTO PARTS 770.73 FRGRNDS MAINT
Auditor Report: Auditor Philena Burtch presented the Commissioners with the April 2023 Budget Expenditure Report showing each department’s expenses as of April 30, 2023 and Outstanding Disbursements as of June 5, 2023.
Treasurer Report: Bill Konst informed the Commission that the Treasurer’s office will be sending out letters to the handful of property owners who make monthly payments towards their property taxes, stating that the Treasurer’s office will no longer be accepting monthly payments. Bill spoke with other county treasurer’s and they all agree that it is time to stop.
Tax Deed: Bill Konst is working on completing one tax deed. Bill informed the Commission that the delinquent tax list is getting shorter.
CD’s/Sweeping Account: Motion by Gary Grittner, second by Sonny Harrowa, to approve and authorize Treasurer Bill Konst to proceed forward with setting up a sweeping account for Stanley County bank account. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
SALARIES BY OFFICE: Commissioners - $3,759.88; Auditor - $3,051.09; Treasurer - $5,053.66; States Attorney - $6,984.16; Custodial - $2,866.56; Director of Equalization - $4,996.61; Register of Deeds - $3,510.68; Road & Bridge - $23,342.27; Weed & Pest - $512.79; Fairgrounds - $7703.29; Extension - $1,216.12; Employee Health Insurance - $16,576.99; SD Retirement System, withheld and match - $10,537.36; Electronic Transfer; FICA, Medicare and Withholding Tax - $19,311.10.
Register of Deeds:
Regular Fees May 2023 - $ 1,891.97
Transfer Fees May 2023 - $ 1,230.00
4-H: Jackie Husted informed the Commissioners that our local 4-H sent three kids to the Teen Leadership Conference at South Dakota State University June 5-9. Johnathan, Justin, Jayna, Rett, Henry and Marshall informed the Commissioners how many years they have been involved in 4-H and their favorite activity of 4-H. The Commissioners were thanked for the continued support to 4-H. The Commissioners thanked everyone for coming in and representing themselves.
Log Cabin: Deb Schiefelbein informed the Commissioners that Jorgensen Log Homes had been hired to complete the chinking and staining the inside and outside of the log cabin. Deb stated that Verendrye Museum is moving forward with repairs on the old jail. Deb would like bollards placed between the Sansarc School and the Stanley County School parking lot. They work great along the old jail.
Risty Benefits: Sonja Nordbye presented the Commissioners with options for county employee health insurance. Sonja explained that this first year has had growing pains, but things are working well now. Sonja explained that Stanley County is looking at a 4% increase with the existing plan.
Sonja thanked the Commissioners for allowing Risty Benefits to provide benefits and services to Stanley County and employees.
State’s Attorney – Resignation – Legal Assistant: Motion by Gary Grittner, second by Sonny Harrowa, to accept and approve Resignation of Legal Assistant Chelley Willoughby, effective April 25, 2023. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Raise – Legal Assistant: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Mike Kenzy, to approve $2.00 per hour raise for State’s Attorney Legal Assistant Stacy Buchholz, effective June 30, 2023. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
New Hire: Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Craig Heller, to approve new hire of State’s Attorney Legal Assistant Jane Shrank, at $20.00 per hour, including benefits, effective July 1, 2023. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Director of Equalization: The Director of Equalization office is vacant. The job listings are posted on the State’s job site, Stanley County website and in the Capital Journal/Reminder Plus.
Fairgrounds: Tom P. Maher stated that he has been getting a lot of complements for how nice the fairgrounds looks and what a great job Scott Deal is doing.
Fire Lane Striping: Motion by Gary Grittner, second by Craig Heller, to accept and approve hiring DakotaPro Striping estimate of $1,530.62, to stripe Fire Lanes at the Fairgrounds. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Community Service Work Program: Scott Deal informed the Commissioners that the Community Service Work Program is changing July 1, 2023. The workers will be added to the county payroll system and get paid minimum wage of $10.80 per hour, no benefits.
4th of July Rodeo Budget: Scott Deal presented the Commissioners with the 4th of July Rodeo Budget.
Highway Department: Lee Smith informed the Commissioners that the equipment that was listed on Purple Wave sold June 6, 2023. The truck sold for $13,000.00; Boom Mower sold for $5,100.00; Mulcher sold for $525.00 and the two handy hitches sold for $300.00 each.
Surplus 1984 S613B Caterpillar Scraper: Lee Smith informed the Commissioners that the highway department rebuilt most of the working components of the 1984 Scraper during the 2021/2022 winter and feel that it is a good time to let it go.
Motion by Gary Grittner, second by Craig Heller, to approve to surplus the 1984 S613B Caterpillar Scraper, with a value of $25,000.00. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Surplus TD 2000 Ridge Mulcher: Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Craig Heller, to approve to surplus the TD 2000 Ridge Mulcher, with a value of $1,000.00. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
UHF Radio: Lee Smith would like to purchase one UHF Radio for the highway department to use so they can communicate with the Sheriff’s Department, Emergency Management, and fire departments in emergency situations.
Motion by Gary Grittner, second by Sonny Harrowa, to approve the purchase of one UHF Radio, $4,000.00 plus installation. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
New Hire: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Gary Grittner, to approve new hire of Highway Department, Equipment Operator Zachery Knowlton, at $18.75 per hour, with two 50¢ per hour raises, one at 6 months and one at 12 months, with Supervisor approval, including benefits, effective May 15, 2023. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Wage & Salary Review: Tom P. Maher, Lee Smith, Brad Rathbun and Philena Burtch are making progress on the Wage & Salary group meeting. Thank you, Commissioners, for your input with the progress. The group is working on developing recommendations as a team, along with department job descriptions and evaluation policy and format.
2023 Communications Site Lease: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Gary Grittner, to accept and approve Chairman Iversen to sign the 2023 Hughes/Stanley County Emergency Management Communications Site Lease. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
State of South Dakota Department of Public Safety Office of Emergency Management Sub-Recipient Agreement – DR-4689: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Gary Grittner, to accept and approve Chairman Iversen to sign the State of South Dakota Department of Public Safety Office of Emergency Management Sub-Recipient Agreement-DR-4689. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Courthouse Air Conditioning: Motion by Gary Grittner, second by Sonny Harrowa, to accept and approve Wheelhouse Plumbing Heating Cooling Proposal of $130,000.00 for the new Courthouse Air Conditioning Units. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
July Commission Meeting will be July 11, 2023.
Adjournment: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Gary Grittner, to adjourn at 7:30 P.M. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
ATTEST: BOARD OF STANLEY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Philena Burtch, Auditor Dana Iversen, Chairman