June 7, 2018 - Primary Election Canvass & Regular Mtg



June 7, 2018


The regular meeting of the Stanley County Commission was called to order at 5:08 P.M.(CDT) by Chairman Dana Iversen with Commissioners Dennis Booth, Mike Kenzy, Craig Heller and Sonny Harrowa present. Also present were State’s Attorney Tom P. Maher, Treasurer Peggy Dougherty, Highway Superintendent Lee Smith, County Health Nurse Carmella Bourk, 4-H Volunteer Crystal Neuharth, Jonathan Neuharth, Extension/4-H Jackie Husted, Grow SD Mark Nelson, Bob Riter, Dave Askins, Capital Journal, and Auditor Philena Burtch. The meeting commenced with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.


AGENDA: Motion by Mike Kenzy, second by Sonny Harrowa, to approve the Agenda. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


MINUTES:  Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Dennis Booth, to approve May 1, 2018, Minutes. All Voted Aye. Motion Carried.


CLAIMS:  Motion by Dennis Booth, second by Mike Kenzy, to approve Claims as presented. All Voted Aye. Motion Carried.


ALL STATE TITLE COMPANY                                            56.67  MV REFUND                    

AMERICAN MEDICAL RESPONSE INC                         1237.50  MAY 2018                     

RENEE ANDERSEN                                                             194.04  2018 PRIMARY ELECTION        

AT&T MOBILITY                                                                 306.47  CELL PHONES                  

AVERA MCKENNAN HOSPITAL                                    2100.00  MENTALLY ILL                 

AVERA MED GRP PIERRE                                                   41.00  R&B PROFESS SERVICES         

ELSIE BAK                                                                            160.00  2018 PRIMARY ELECTION        

DANCI BAKER                                                                       35.00  ANNUAL LIBRARY MEMBERSHIP    

BANKWEST INSURANCE                                                3203.46  FAIRGROUNDS EVENT INSURANCE  

BEST LAWN CARE                                                              390.00  CRTHSE/LOG CABIN MAINT       

LILA BRIGGS                                                                        166.00  2018 PRIMARY ELECTION        

BRULE COUNTY AUDITOR                                               935.00  JAIL APRIL BILL              

BUREAU OF HUMAN RESOURCES                                    51.00  DOE TRAINING                 

PHILENA BURTCH                                                                 33.93  R&B SUPPLY REIMBURSEMENT     

BUTLER MACHINERY CO                                                  225.23  R&B SUPPLIES                 

CAPITAL AREA COUNSELING INC                                2275.47  MENTALLY ILL PROF SERVIC     

CAPITAL AREA REFUSE LLC                                              74.00  CRTHSE TRASH BILLING         

WICK COMMUNICATIONS                                                479.70  PUBLICATIONS                 

CENTRAL CULVERT SUPPLY                                         4268.00  R&B SUPPLIES                 

CENTURYLINK                                                                      85.28  4 CORNERS REPEATER           

CENTURYLINK                                                                    241.47  OFFICE PHONES                

CHANDLERS INC AUTOGLASS/RECYCL                       170.00  R&B REPAIR & MAINT           

COLE PAPERS INC       74630700                                        768.97  FAIRGROUNDS SUPPLIES         


COVE PLACE ROAD DISTRICT                                       1500.00  COVE ROAD DISTRICT       

COWBOY COUNTRY STORES PIERRE                            108.84  FUEL                         

DAKOTA DATA SHRED                                                       68.77  AUD MAINT                    

DAKOTA MILL & GRAIN INC                                              1.50  R&B SUPPLIES

DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES                                      21.20  TITLE & LICENSE                  

PEGGY DOUGHERTY                                                        868.78  TREAS HEALTH INSURANCE       

DS SOLUTIONS INC                                                           175.00  PRIMARY ELECTION EXPENSE     

EDDIE'S TRUCK SALES                                                  1007.16  R&B SUPPLIES/REPAIR & MAINT  

ELECTION SYSTEMS & SOFTWARE                           1488.23  PRIMARY ELECTION SUPPL       

WADE FISCHER                                                                 959.37  CRT APPT ATTRNY

EDWARD & DIXIE FLOM                                                   96.19  ABATEMENT REFUND                       

FLEET SERVICES                                                             2802.09  R&B/FAIRGRNDS FUEL           

FORT PIERRE CITY                                                             90.60  COPIER LEASE & COPIES        

FORT PIERRE CITY                                                           170.27  COUNTY WELFARE               

FORT PIERRE CITY                                                         2927.80  UTILITIES

FORT PIERRE CITY                                                     473918.60  DUE TO CITY FORT PIERRE                   

ROGER A FULLER                                                          1030.78  DOE HEALTH INSRNC/PRMARY ELCT

GATEWAY AUTOMOTIVE LLC                                       50.71  MV REFUND                    

LADONNA GEUTHER                                                        11.97  OVERPAID TAXES               

GOLDEN WEST TELECOMMUNICATIONS                  334.04  E 911                        

CONNIE GRITTNER                                                            36.00  2018 PRIMARY ELECTION        

GARY GRITTNER                                                              166.00  2018 PRIMARY ELECTION        

GROSSENBURG IMPLEMENT OF PIERR                      179.63  R&B SUPPLIES                 

HAYES COMMUNITY HALL                                             50.00  PRIMARY ELECTION POLLING PLCE

CORWIN HONDA                                                              138.32  MV REFUND                    

HUGHES COUNTY FINANCE OFFICE                         5920.00  JAIL - APRIL 2018            

JACKIE HUSTED                                                                 47.76  EXTENSION TRAVL & CONFRENCE  

INLAND TRUCK PARTS                                                    46.64  R&B SUPPLIES/REPAIR & MAINT  

BELLEN M JACOBSEN                                                    172.00  2018 PRIMARY ELECTION        

RONALD JONES                                                                 21.53  OVERPAID TAXES               

MARK KATTERHAGEN                                                    15.00  MENTALLY ILL PROF SERVICES   

LAVONNE E KELLY                                                        166.00  2018 PRIMARY ELECTION        

LURA KIRKPATRICK                                                      271.60  2018 PRIMARY ELECTION        

ROBERT T KONRAD                                                       876.24  CRT APPT ATTRNY                    

EILEEN KRAMER                                                              36.00  2018 PRIMARY ELECTION        

LEIDHOLT MCNEELY & LEIDHOLT                           135.79  GOVT BLDG REPAIR & MAINT     

KENDRA LENZ                                                                  36.00  2018 PRIMARY ELECTION        

LEWIS & CLARK BHS                                                    160.00  MENTALLY ILL PROF SEVICES    

LUCY LEWNO                                                                  166.47  MENTALLY ILL PROF SERVICES   

DARCY LOCKWOOD                                                        15.00  MENTALLY ILL PROF SERVICES   

BRENDA LOUNSBURY                                                   120.00  ALCOHOL BLOOD TESTS          

LYNN'S DAKOTAMART                                                   37.17  GOVT BLDG SUPPL              

THOMAS P MAHER                                                       2744.83  MAY 2018 EXPENSES            

GLENN MALM                                                                      6.95  OVERPAID TAXES               

MARCO                                                                              416.17  COPIER LEASE & COPIES         

AUDREY DORIS MATHEWS                                         219.04  2018 PRIMARY ELECTION        

BARBARA MCQUISTION                                               150.00  2018 PRIMARY ELECTION        

IRIS MELIGAN                                                                 156.00  2018 PRIMARY ELECTION        

MENARDS - PIERRE                                                       323.99  GOVT BLDG REPAIR & MAINT     

GAYLE A MERSCHEIM                                                 162.00  2018 PRIMARY ELECTION        

ANUAR MEZA SOTO                                                     324.48  COURT REPORTER               

MICROFILM IMAGING SYSTEMS INC                       375.00  ROD EQUIPMENT                

MIDCONTINENT COMMUNICATION                         250.73  OFFICE INTERNET              

NANCY JO MIKKELSEN                                                162.00  2018 PRIMARY ELECTION        

MONTANA-DAKOTA UTILITIES CO                             51.76  R&B NATURAL GAS               

MONTANA-DAKOTA UTILITIES CO                             49.71  GOVT BLDG NATURAL GAS        

KRISTI MORELAND                                                       188.80  2018 PRIMARY ELECTION        

MORENO LEE & BACHAND PC                                   122.20  CRT APT ATTY-ADULT MENTLY ILL

MORRIS INC                                                                      27.14  R&B REPAIR & MAINT           

NAPA                                                                                  32.98  R&B SUPPLIES                 

JOANN NELSEN                                                              166.00  2018 PRIMARY ELECTION        

BONNIE NICKELS                                                            66.00  WIC TRAVEL                   

CHARLOTTE O'DEA                                                      160.00  2018 PRIMARY ELECTION        

CITY OF PIERRE                                                          1534.00  APRIL MED DIR/TRI CO RESCUE  

PITNEY BOWES                                                             473.14  POSTAGE                      

POWERPLAN                                                                  797.63  R&B SUPPLIES/REPAIR & MAINT  

VEONA C PRINCE                                                         197.08  2018 PRIMARY ELECTION        

PURCHASE POWER                                                      166.89  POSTAGE                      

QUILL CORPORATION                                                296.15  TREAS SUPPLIES               

MICHAEL RAUSCH                                                      285.13  OVERPAID TAXES               

RITER ROGERS WATTIER &                                    1732.50  WAR CREEK ROAD               

RIVER CITIES TRANSIT                                          18500.00  YEARLY SUPPORT                

ROBINS WATER CONDITIONING INC                       12.00  R&B SUPPLIES                 

RUNNINGS SUPPLY INC                                              47.07  R&B SUPPLIES                 

RUNNINGS SUPPLY INC                                            243.93  FAIRGROUNDS REPAIR & MAINT   

NORMA SCHILLING                                                    166.00  2018 PRIMARY ELECTION        

BRAD A SCHREIBER                                                   314.60  CRT APPT ATTRNY

SDACO                                                                            142.00  ROD M/P FUND          


SD DEPT OF CORRECTIONS                                      294.63  GOVT BLDG/FAIRGRNDS MAINT    

SD DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE                              410.00  ALCOHOL BLOOD TESTS

SD DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE                          86969.50  MV/VITALS/MENTAL ILLNESS         

SD RETIREMENT                                                         550.57  SDRS FEE                     

KARA SEMMLER                                                         455.90  CRT APPT ATTRNY              

SERVALL UNIFORM/LINEN CO                               110.22  R&B MAINT                    

SERVALL UNIFORM/LINEN CO                               515.00  GOVT BLDG SUPPLIES            

DON LEE SMITH                                                           26.99  W&P SUPPLY REIMBURSMENT

STANLEY COUNTY SCHOOL DIST                 1371253.01  DUE TO SC SCHOOL     

BEVERLY STOESER                                                     36.00  2018 PRIMARY ELECTION        

STEVE STOESER                                                           44.20  R&B SUPPLIES                 

KATIE J THOMPSON                                                  380.21  CRT APPT ATTRNY                     

PEGGY ANN TIBBS                                                    162.00  2018 PRIMARY ELECTION        

TOKIO MARINE HCC                                                 908.00  4TH OF JULY WEATHER INSURANCE

DAVID UNRUH                                                           835.00  OVERPAID TAXES               

US POSTAL SERVICE                                                210.00  POST OFFICE BOX SRVC FEE     

WALMART                                                                  328.94  R&B SUPPLIES/DOE AUTO EQUIP 

WW TIRE SERVICE INC                                            216.75  R&B SUPPLIES/REPAIR & MAINT  

YANKTON COUNTY                                                   23.50  MENTALLY ILL PROF SERVICES   

YANKTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT                    50.00  SHERRIFF FEE                 

Z & S DUST CONTROL SYSTEMS                        5459.10  BAD RIVER ROAD                

ZANDER AUTO PARTS                                            213.79  R&B SUPPLIES                 

ZANDER AUTO PARTS                                              22.98  WEED & PEST SUPPLIES         


Auditor’s Account with the Treasurer:

May 2018

Cash on hand – $1,181.73

Checks, less than 3 days - $37,065.49

Postage - $100.00

Petty Cash - $215.00

First National Bank - $189,794.60

MKKT Account – First National Bank - $4,476,105.59

MKKT Account – Dakota Prairie Bank - $69,452.15

SD FIT - $6,057.89

Total - $4,551,615.63


Register of Deeds:

Regular Fees May 2018 - $2,711.80

Transfer Fees May 2018 - $1,687.00


Treasurer and Auditor Report: Treasurer Peggy Dougherty presented the Commissioners with 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, 2018, and the Outstanding Disbursements by account & budget remaining as of May 31, 2018.


Canvass of Primary Election: Upon review of the Canvass, Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Dennis Booth, to approve the Canvass for the Primary Election of June 5, 2018. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


Executive Session – Care of Poor – SDCL 28-13-1: Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Mike Kenzy, to go into Executive Session-Care of Poor-SDCL 12-13-1 at 5:20 P.M. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


Chairman Iversen declared to reconvene at 5:22 P.M.


Motion by Mike Kenzy, second by Dennis Booth, to approve Care of Poor Case #4786 in the amount of $170.27. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


County Health Nurse: Carmella Bourk presented the Commissioners with the Community Health Nursing Quarterly Statistics report for March, April and May 2018. WIC Caseload is stable. WIC is a program for low-income, nutritionally at risk pregnant women, infants and children up to 5 years of age. Some of the benefits are supplemental nutritious foods, nutrition education and counseling, screening and referrals to other health, welfare and social services.


Carmella is still traveling to Kadoka, Wanbelee and Fort Thompson. The County’s WIC secretary has been traveling with Carmella to Fort Thompson due to staff shortage. They will be in Fort Thompson June 7, 19, 21 and 26, 2018.


Grow South Dakota: Mark Nelson informed the Commissioners that Grow South Dakota, or NESCAP, invested $200,000.00 in 2017 for qualifying reciprocates of Stanley County. This includes five active business loans and heating and energy efficiency assistance for two households in Stanley County.


4-H: Crystal Neuharth introduced her son Jonathan Neuharth to the Commissioners. Jonathan is very involved and busy in 4-H with 11 chickens, 9 sheep, goats, taking and painting pictures. He has been practicing for the 4-H horse show, which is scheduled for June 18, 2018, at the Stanley County Fairgrounds. Jonathan is very excited for the horse show.


Crystal stated that 4-H has a lot of activities and responsibilities in the program. Some of the activities include livestock judging, horse show, special foods contest, dog show, public presentation, fashion revue workshop and contest and achievement days. Crystal thanked the Commissioners for their continued support with the program.


4-H/Extension Jackie Husted explained to the Commissioners that enrollment for Hughes/Stanley County, combined is at 219, at this time last year there were 223.


Executive Session – Legal – SDCL 1-25-2(3): Motion by Dennis Booth, second by Sonny Harrowa, to go into Executive Session-Legal-SDCL 1-25-2(3) at 5:38 P.M. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


Chairman Iversen declared to reconvene at 5:57 P.M.


Bob Riter reported to the Commissioners that after several months of discussion with the State of South Dakota and FEMA, there is a settlement agreement. Bob asked the Commissioners to authorize him to sign the agreement, along with a stipulation to dismiss lawsuit.


Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Craig Heller, to accept settlement agreement and approve Attorney Robert Riter to sign the agreement and stipulation to dismiss lawsuit. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


Highway Department:  Lee Smith presented the Commissioners with a report of the work completed in the month of May.


New County Pickup – Motion by Craig Heller, second by Sonny Harrowa, to approve purchase of a new pickup for the highway department, not to exceed $33,000.00. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.

Trailer for Skid-steer – Motion by Craig Heller, second by Dennis Booth, to approve purchase of a new trailer for the Skid-steer, not to exceed $5,300.00. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


SDDOT Signage & Delineation Project – SD DOT will purchase and install new road signs and delineators. Once they are installed, it is up to the County to maintain them.


Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Craig Heller, to accept and approve Chairman Iversen to sign SDDOT Signage & Delineation Project Agreement. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


Different County Shop – The current county shop has black mold and it’s too small to do maintenance on most of the equipment, trucks and trailers. Chairman Iversen and Lee have been looking at, and are in negotiations for, an existing building located on Buffalo Road. It has 6 bays with plenty of space for equipment. The building sits on 2.77 acres of land, with an adjoining lot, it will be less than 5 acres, plenty of room for equipment, trucks, trailers and to stockpile materials as needed for certain projects.


Secondary Road & Main County Roads: Lee Smith would like to know who is responsible to clean out and maintain cattle guards. Commissioner Booth stated that there may be an Ordinance on the books. Auditor Burtch will research. Lee stated that there have been quite a few approaches developing off the county roads. There are State Laws regarding the specifics of new approaches and existing trails. Chairman Iversen would like to adopt these State Laws at a County Level. Lee would also like to adopt existing access trails into the County inventory and incorporate the approaches and existing access trails that connect to County roads into the Ordinance. He would like it to read that the Commission is informed, with plans before an approach is built, if not, a fine will be placed on the land owner. Once the Ordinance is approved, a publication will be made available to the public.


Fort Pierre Fire Department: New Fire Hall Land Agreement has been tabled until the regular July Commission meeting, as some wording needs to be changed.


Executive Session – Personnel – SDCL 1-25-2(1): Motion by Mike Kenzy, second by Dennis Booth, to go into Executive Session-Personnel-SDCL 1-25-2(1) at 6:40 P.M. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


Chairman Iversen declared to reconvene at 6:47 P.M.


Discussion: Stanley County had a jury trial June 6-7, 2018. The Judge told Tom P. Maher that she was impressed by the 100% jury selection turnout, it shows that Stanley County residents take their civic duty serious.


Fairgrounds:  Sponsorship for the 4th of July Rodeo is going well. Scott Deal plans to talk to businesses again next week. Commissioner Heller stated that the area around the track needs to be mowed.


Auto Supplement: Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Dennis Booth, to approve Automatic Supplement to the Fairgrounds Repairs and Maintenance in the sum of $2,500.00, to reflect post horse racing grounds clean-up funds. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


WIC Contract: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Mike Kenzy, to accept and approve Chairman Iversen to sign FY19 WIC Contract. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


Register of Deeds – Plat Cabinet: Motion by Dennis Booth, second by Sonny Harrowa, to approve purchase of Plat Cabinet to be purchased with ROD M/P Fund, not to exceed $3,400.00. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


Malt Beverage Liquor License Renewal: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Mike Kenzy, to approve liquor license renewal for Chantier Creek Resort. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


Raise: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Dennis Booth, to approve 50¢ - 1 year raise for Highway Assistant, Keva Briggs, effective June 21, 2018. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.



July Commission meeting will be conducted Tuesday July 10, 2018.


Upcoming Workshops: SDACO Deputy Workshop, Vanguard Workshop


Adjournment: Motion by Mike Kenzy, second by Craig Heller, to adjourn at 7:08 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