March 2, 2021

STANLEY COUNTY COMMISSION

MINUTES

March 2, 2021

The regular meeting of the Stanley County Commission was called to order at 5:00 P.M.(CT) 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, Deputy Treasurer Susan Freeman, Director of Equalization Roger Fuller, Fairgrounds Manager Scott Deal, Highway Superintendent Lee Smith, Capitol Journal Del Bartels and Auditor Philena Burtch. The meeting commenced with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

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

MINUTES:  Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Craig Heller, to approve February 2, 2021, Minutes. All Voted Aye. Motion Carried.

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

AIRTECH HEATING & COOLING INC       387.66  GOV BLDG MAINT               

AMERICAN MEDICAL RESPONSE INC      2475.00  JAN/FEB SUBSIDY BILLING      

AT&T MOBILITY                        166.63  CELL PHONES                   

AVERA OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE MI       79.55  R&B TPA SRVC                 

BARCO MUNICIPAL SUPPLIER            894.50  R&B SUPPL 

BELL BANK EQUIPMENT FINANCE        23840.88  2013 SCREEN MACHINE 107T                    

BOTTOM LINE WELDING                  94.00  R&B SUPPL                    

BUTLER MACHINERY CO                1034.37  R&B MAINT & SUPPL-L1/SG13B/D7

CAPITAL AREA COUNSELING INC         310.00  JANUARY MCR                  

CAPITAL AREA REFUSE LLC             513.00  CH BLDG/FRGNDS TRASH BILLING 

WICK COMMUNICATIONS                  25.02  R&B NOTICE TO CONT MINING OPER

WICK COMMUNICATIONS                 481.31  MIN 12/22 & 1/5/P&Z PUB HRNG 

CELERITY BROADBAND LLC              269.32  FAIRGROUNDS WIFI             

CENTURYLINK                           85.28  4 CORNERS REPEATER           

CENTURYLINK                          221.01  OFFICE PHONES                

CHRISTY LUMBER                         1.40  R&B SUPPL                    

WILL CLARK ELECTRICAL INC           525.56  CH BLDG MAINT                

COMMUNITY YOUTH INVOLVED INC       1666.67  MARCH SUPPORT                

CONNECTING POINT                    1507.50  MANAGED SRVC/SOFTWARE        

COWBOY COUNTRY STORES               151.22  DOE/GOV BLDG FUEL             

CROSSROADS TRAILER                  279.48  R&B SUPPL-TRLB               

DAKOTA DATA SHRED                    41.00  AUD MAINT                    

DSG-PIERRE                           142.85  GOV BLDG MAINT               

PEGGY DOUGHERTY                     330.00  TREAS HEALTH INSRNC          

EDDIE'S TRUCK CENTER INC            324.65  R&B SUPPL                    

FIRST NATIONAL BANK                  33.00  SAFE DEPOSIT BOX BILLING     

FISCHER LAW OFFICE PROF LLC        2983.70  CRT APPT ATTRNY              

FORT PIERRE CITY                     70.88  EXT COPIER LEASE & COPIES    

FORT PIERRE CITY                   3274.30  UTILITIES    

FORT PIERRE CITY                   39482.28  DUE TO CITY OF FORT PIERRE               

FRIMAN OIL & GAS CO INC             179.36  R&B GREASE/OIL               

ROGER A FULLER                      330.00  DOE HEALTH INSRNC            

GOLDEN WEST TELECOMMUNICATIONS      334.04  E-911                        

CODY L HONEYWELL                    252.20  CRT APPT ATTRNY                  

HUGHES COUNTY FINANCE OFFICE      13360.00  JANUARY JAIL BILLING         

HYDRAULIC WORLD INC                  39.64  R&B MAINT & SUPPL            

JC OFFICE SUPPLIES                   47.95  R&B OFFICE SUPPL             

JC OFFICE SUPPLIES                   88.36  DOE SUPPL                    

LAWSON PRODUCTS INC                 425.67  R&B MAINT & SUPPL            

LOCATORS & SUPPLIES INC             604.88  R&B MAINT & SUPPL            

LODGE AT DEADWOOD                   282.00  R&B HWY SUPER WORKSHOP       

LYNN'S DAKOTAMART                    18.00  R&B SUPPL                    

THOMAS P MAHER                     1588.88  MONTHLY EXPENSES

MARCO                                 465.27  COPIER LEASE & COPIES            

MAY ADAM GERDES & THOMPSON LLP     2810.60  CRT APPT ATTRNY-JUV                          

MENARDS - PIERRE                    620.81  GOV BLDG SUPL/MAINT/EQUIP    

MICRO-FIX COMPUTERS                 485.00  AUD/TREAS MAINT              

MICROFILM IMAGING SYSTEMS INC       385.00  ROD EQUIP RENTAL             

MIDCONTINENT COMMUNICATION          153.61  COUNTY SHOP PHONE & INTERNET 

MIDCONTINENT COMMUNICATION          240.00  OFFICE INTERNET              

MONTANA-DAKOTA UTILITIES CO         547.64  COUNTY SHOP NATURAL GAS      

MONTANA-DAKOTA UTILITIES CO         504.17  CH BLDG/FRGRNDS NATURAL GAS  

MORRIS INC                           15.84  R&B SUPPL-BC T595            

NAPA                                819.27  R&B SUPPL-T10/MAN LIFT/T16   

NAPA                                 72.77  CH BLDG SUPPL                

BONNIE NICKELS                      330.00  CHN/WIC HEALTH INSRNC        

LINKYN PETERSEK                     718.10  2020 4TH OF JULY RODEO-REPLCMN

CITY OF PIERRE                      110.00  JANUARY MED DIR 

PITNEY BOWES                         123.81  POSTAGE

PITNEY BOWES GLOBAL FINANCIAL        170.43  POSTAGE METER LEASE           

POWERPLAN BF                       3521.75  R&B MAINT & SUPPL-107T/G7A   

QUILL CORPORATION                  1009.10  OFFICE SUPPL                 

JERRY RADA                          330.00  R&B HEALTH INSRNC            

REDWOOD TOXICOLOGY LABARATORY       840.00  TOXICOLOGY TESTS             

ROBINS WATER CONDITIONING INC        33.90  R&B SUPPL                    

RUNNINGS SUPPLY INC                 461.29  R&B SUPPL-107T/P4/SHOP/P1    

RUNNINGS SUPPLY INC                 408.93  GOV BLDG/FRGRNDS SUPPL       

JOAN BOOS SCHUELLER                 123.50  CRT APPT ATTRNY                 

SD BUREAU OF ADMINISTRATION          76.47  OFFICE LONG DIST/BIT         

SD PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORY         325.00  ALCOHOL BLOOD TESTS          

SD ASSN OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER      270.00  COMM/WELFARE WORKSHOP        

SD ASSC OF COUNTY HWY SUPT          450.00  SDACHS/NACE DUES-SHORT COURSE

SD ASSOC OF COUNTY OFFICIALS        220.00  NEW OFFICIALS WORKSHOP 

SD ASSOC OF COUNTY OFFICIALS         104.00  ROD M/P FUND  

SD DEPT OF REVENUE                163211.73  MV/VITAL/MENTAL ILLNESS    

SERVALL UNIFORM/LINEN CO            101.10  R&B MAINT                    

SERVALL UNIFORM/LINEN CO             84.84  GOV BLDG SUPPL               

SHANE'S PHARMACY                    459.95  MEDICAL CARE                 

DON LEE SMITH                      1060.00  R&B MAINT & SUPPL REIMB-SG13B

STANLEY COUNTY SHOOL DISTRICT     73719.68  DUE TO SC SCHOOL

K THOMPSON LAW PROF LLC            2505.65  CRT APPT ATTRNY-JUV                  

TITAN MACHINERY                     914.36  R&B SUPPL-C1                  

US POSTAL SERVICE                    48.00  FAIRGROUNDS PO BOX SRVC FEE  

MONA WEIGER                         105.00  CRT RPRTR                    

ZANDER AUTO PARTS                  1537.97  R&B MAINT & SUPPL-T10/P10/T8 

ZANDER AUTO PARTS                   380.21  FAIRGROUNDS REPAIRS & MAINT  

Auditor’s Account with the Treasurer:

January 2021

Cash on hand - $745.57

Checks, less than 3 days - $20,321.31

Postage - $100.00

Petty Cash - $215.00

First National Bank - $275,970.42

MKKT Account – First National Bank - $2,931,048.55

MKKT Account – Dakota Prairie Bank - $70,848.61

SD FIT - $6,255.99

Total - $3,305,505.45

Register of Deeds:

Regular Fees February 2021 - $2,240.87

Transfer Fees February 2021 - $3,225.00

Treasurer and Auditor Report: Treasurer Peggy Dougherty presented the Commissioners with the Treasurer Report, January 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 January 2021 Budget Expenditure Report showing each department’s expenses as of January 31, 2021 and Outstanding Disbursements by Account as of March 1, 2021.

Abatement – Record #7016: Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Craig Heller, to approve Abatement and refund for Record #7016 in the amount of $656.01 for 2019 Pay 2020, as property qualifies as Disabled Veterans Exemption. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.

First Reading Stanley County Ordinance 2021-01 – Combining of Offices:

STANLEY COUNTY ORDINANCE NO. 2021-01

FOR THE COMBINING OF THE OFFICES OF 

COUNTY AUDITOR, COUNTY TREASURER, AND

COUNTY REGISTER OF DEEDS

 

BE IT ORDAINED by the Board of Stanley County Commissioners:

SECTION ONE – ESTABLISHMENT

            Pursuant to SDCL 7-7-1.2, the Board of Stanley County Commissioners hereby directs that the offices of Stanley County Auditor, Stanley County Treasurer, and Stanley County Register of Deeds shall be combined into a single office and that one person shall be elected to and shall perform the duties of the combined offices.  The new combined office shall be known as the Stanley County Office of Finance and Records and the newly elected official shall be known as the Stanley County Finance Officer.

SECTION TWO – IMPLEMENTATION

           The Stanley County Finance Officer shall be nominated for election in accordance with the procedures set forth in SDCL 12-6 and shall be elected at the general public election to be held on Tuesday, November 1, 2022.  The newly elected Finance Officer shall take office on Monday, January 2, 2023 and serve a four-year term.  At that time, the offices of Stanley County Auditor, Stanley County Register of Deeds shall cease to exist, and all responsibilities and functions of those offices shall be assumed by the Finance Officer.  Thereafter, the Stanley County Treasurer’s term shall continue until the end of that existing term, December 31, 2024, at which time, the Stanley County Treasurer’s office shall then cease to exist and all responsibilities and functions of that office shall be assumed by the Finance Officer, on January 1, 2025.

         APPROVED and ADOPTED this _____ day of _____________, 2021.

          ATTEST:                                                                                                DANA IVERSEN, Chairperson

                                                                                                          Stanley County Commission

PHILENA BURTCH, Auditor

Stanley County, South Dakota

No public comment.

Fairgrounds – Scott Deal informed the Commissioners that the gutters on the Schomer Barn have been knocked off from the February ice. Scott received one estimate for gutters, snow guards and down spouts.

Casey Tibbs Match of Champions Rodeo Televised: Scott Deal informed the Commissioners that Kalyn Eulberg with the Casey Tibbs Rodeo Center contacted Scott regarding the possibility of televising the Casey Tibbs Match of Champion Rodeo on June 5, 2021. Scott and Kalyn are working together to check if the fairgrounds current WIFI is capable of broadcasting the event live.

Hire Help: Scott Deal contacted Brady Hoftiezer regarding his reemployment for May-August. Scott would like to hire another part-time person, May-October. With more events at the fairgrounds, it gets to be too much for one person.

Paint: Scott Deal has been in contact with the Women’s Prison regarding the work program. If the program is started up again, Scott would like to paint everything that needs spruced up, except the chutes.

Stall Fronts: Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Craig Heller, to purchase 19 10’ metal stall fronts at $25.00 each. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.

Highway Department:  Lee Smith presented to the Commissioners a report of work performed by the Highway Department for the month of February 2021, which consists of stripping gravel at the Buffalo Pit, blading roads and working on equipment. Lee stated that Morris, Inc. has started crushing gravel at the Buffalo Pit. Lee informed the Commissioners that the big CAT loader is broken down. The loader has 8,000 hours on it, we may need to start looking for a replacement.

2014 Freightliner Cab: Motion by Dennis Booth, second by Craig Heller, to approve the purchase of a 2014 Freightliner Cab in the amount of $29,528.61. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.

VW Truck Rebate Program: Lee Smith informed the Commission that Stanley County was awarded $91,954.50 for the purchase of a new Plow Truck/Dump Truck.

Gravel: No action was taken.

2021 Local Federal Bridge Replacement Program: Lee Smith informed the Commissioners that one of the County’s bridges falls within the criteria for the 2021 Local Federal Bridge Replacement Program. The one bridge does not warrant replacement, therefore, Stanley County will not participate in the Program this year.

Resolution 2021-08 – Stanley County Second Amendment Sanctuary County: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Dennis Booth, to approve Resolution 2021-08, Stanley County Second Amendment Sanctuary County. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.

RESOLUTION 2021-08

STANLEY COUNTY SECOND AMENDMENT SANCTUARY COUNTY

WHEREAS. The Constitution of the United States of America is the supreme law of our nation. The Second Amendment to the Constitution states “A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed”; and

WHEREAS, the Constitution of the State of South Dakota in Article 6, Section 24 states, “Right to bear arms. The right of the citizens to bear arms in defense of themselves and the State shall not be denied.” and

WHEREAS, the right of the citizens to keep and bear arms is guaranteed as an individual right under the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution and under the Constitution of the State of South Dakota; and

WHEREAS, the right of the citizens to keep and bear arms for the defense of Life, Liberty and Property is regarded as an inalienable right by the citizens of Stanley County, South Dakota; and

WHEREAS, the citizens of Stanley County, South Dakota, derived economic benefit from all safe forms of firearm recreation, hunting and shooting conducted with Stanley County as allowed under the United States and South Dakota Constitutions. and

WHEREAS, it is the desire of the Stanley County Board of County Commissioners to declare its support of the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America and Article 6, Section 24 of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota protecting citizens’ rights to keep and bear arms; and

WHEREAS, the members of the Stanley County Board of County Commissions took an oath to support and defend the Constitutions of the United States and of the State of South Dakota.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that Stanley County Board of County Commissioners strongly supports the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America and Article 6, Section 24 of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota and that the Board strongly believes that it is the right of the citizens of Stanley County to keep and bear arms for the defense of life, liberty and property; and

FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED, to defend the rights and liberties of the citizens of Stanley County, the Stanley County Board of County Commissioners hereby declares:

Stanley County, South Dakota, a

“Second Amendment Sanctuary County”

Motion passed and Resolution 2021-08 adopted this 2nd day of March, 2021.

ATTEST:                                             STANLEY COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

(SEAL)

Philena Burtch, Auditor                        Dana Iversen, Chairman

Raise – State’s Attorney Legal Assistant: Motion by Dennis Booth, second by Craig Heller, to approve $1.00 per hour, 180 day raise, for State’s Attorney Legal Assistant Lacey Boxley, effective March 14, 2021. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.

Automatic Supplement: Motion by Dennis Booth, second by Craig Heller, to approve Automatic Supplement in the amount of $85,000.00, to reflect CRF Local Government Payment for Law Enforcement Equipment. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.

Catholic Community Foundation 2021 Raffle: Motion by Mike Kenzy, second by Craig Heller, to approve Catholic Community Foundation 2021 Raffle. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.

Executive Session – Care of Poor – SDCL 28-13-1: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Mike Kenzy, to go into Executive Session-Care of Poor-SDCL 28-13-1 at 6:26 P.M. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.

Chairman Iversen declared to reconvene at 6:33 P.M.

Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Mike Kenzy, to approve Tom P. Maher to negotiate with Avera for medical assistance. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.

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 6:34 P.M. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.

Chairman Iversen declared to reconvene at 7:37 P.M.

Adjournment: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Mike Kenzy, to adjourn at 7:38 P.M. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.

ATTEST:                                                         BOARD OF STANLEY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

            (SEAL)

Philena Burtch, Auditor                                    Dana Iversen, Chairman

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