STANLEY COUNTY COMMISSION
MARCH 6, 2012
The regular meeting of the Stanley County Commissioners was called to order at 8:08 a.m. (CST) by Chairman Dennis Booth with Commissioners D. D. Jacobson, Dana Iversen, Marsha Davenport and Brian Scott present. Director of Equalization Don Wiedemer, Highway Superintendent Leo Sullivan, State’s Attorney Tom P. Maher, Treasurer Sonny Harrowa, Auditor Karen Sharp, Robert Riter, Jr., James Forney, Terrence Kvislen, and Curt Mortenson were also present.
AGENDA: Motion by Iversen, second by Scott, to approve the Agenda. All voted Aye. Motion carried.
MINUTES: Motion by Iversen, second by Scott, to approve the Minutes of February 7, 2012. All voted Aye. Motion carried.
TREASURER/AUDITOR REPORTS: Reviewed reports submitted by the Treasurer and Auditor.
CLAIMS: Motion by Iversen, second by Jacobson, to approve the verified claims. All voted Yea. Motion carried. Motion by Davenport, second by Jacobson, to approve the claim of Zarecky’s Midwest Construction, Inc., in the sum of $43,180.05 contingent upon submission of all the necessary paperwork. Jacobson, Davenport, Scott and Booth voting Aye. Iversen voted Nay. Motion carried.
AMERICAN MEDICAL RESPONSE INC 1,143.35 JANUARY 2012 SUBSIDY
AT&T MOBILITY 48.22 UTILITIES
BEST WESTERN RAMKOTA HOTEL 420.00 PRINCE/IVERSON CONVENTION BLACK HILLS CHEMICAL & JANITOR 98.05 SUPPLIES
BOB BAK CONSTRUCTION 80,280.00 SUPPLIES
BROSZ ENGINEERING 150.00 SERVICES & FEES
BUTLER MACHINERY CO. 1,603.59 SUPPLIES
CAPITAL AREA REFUSE LLC 58.00 TRASH BILLING CENTURYLINK 290.23 UTILITIES CHEMSEARCH 345.00 SUPPLIES CHEMSEARCH 200.47 SUPPLIES
CLINICAL LABORATORY OF THE BH 1,807.00 AUTOPSY
COMMUNITY YOUTH INVOLVED CTR. 1,666.66 MARCH SUPPORT
COWBOY COUNTRY STORES PIERRE 58.02 SUPPLIES
DAMON LAW OFFICE 944.76 COURT-APPT ATTY
DIAMOND MOWERS, INC. 99.35 SUPPLIES
EDDIES TRUCK SALES 1,570.90 SUPPLIES
ELECTION SYSTEMS & SOFTWARE 1,516.00 SUPPORT 4/1/12 TO 3/31/13
FLEET SERVICES 8,476.71 SUPPLIES
FORT PIERRE CITY 1,653.55 UTILITIES
FRIMAN OIL & GAS CO. 652.32 SUPPLIES
GASRITE, INC 134.88 SUPPLIES
GOLDEN WEST TELECOMMUNICATIONS 334.04 911 SERVICES
GROSSENBURG IMPLEMENT OF PIERR 264.40 SUPPLIES
LARRY D HOLLMANN 711.86 COURT-APPT ATTY
HUGHES COUNTY AUDITOR 20,000.00 JAN - JUV/ADULT JAIL BILLING
HUGHES COUNTY SHERIFF 29.30 SHERIFF’S SERVICE
INLAND TRUCK PARTS CO. 6,310.25 REPAIRS/MAINT.
ISBURG FUNERAL CHAPELS 520.00 TRANSP/AUTOPSY - INVESTIGATION
LURA KIRKPATRICK 83.30 WEED/PEST MTG
KLEINS OFFICE PLUS 91.32 SUPPLIES
KNECHTS 43.47 SUPPLIES
ROBERT T. KONRAD 1,083.73 COURT-APPT ATTY
KLEIN’S OFFICE EQUIPMENT 15.98 SUPPLIES
DENISE C LANGLEY 852.80 LO - BS
BRENDA LOUNSBURY 135.00 BLOOD TESTS
LAWSON PRODUCTS, INC. 471.43 SUPPLIES
THOMAS P MAHER 3,689.07 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
MICRO-FIX COMPUTERS 105.00 REPAIRS/MAINT
MICROFILM IMAGING SYSTEMS INC 375.00 EQUIP RENT
MICROFIX, INC. 70.00 REPAIRS/MAINT.
MID-AMERICAN RESEARCH CHEMICAL 110.94 SUPPLIES
MIDCONTINENT COMMUNICATION 206.70 UTILITIES
MN WIRELESS, LLC 69.00 UTILITIES
MONTANA-DAKOTA UTILITIES CO 372.24 UTILITIES
DAVID NEUHARTH 75.90 WEED/PEST MTG
NOBLE INK AND TONER 111.95 SUPPLIES
DARLIS D PERRY 180.00 BLOOD TESTS
PIERRE CITY 110.00 MEDICAL DIRECTOR AGREEMENT
PAT PRINCE 1,015.30 CERTIFIED MAIL
REGIONAL HEALTH 375.00 MORGUE USE
OLINGER,LOVALD & MCCAHREN PC 376.69 BB – CRT-APPT ATTY RUNNINGS 897.54 SUPPLIES
RUNNINGS SUPPLY INC 98.06 SUPPLIES
SCHAEFFER'S OIL 454.08 SUPPLIES
SD ASSOC. CO. HWY SUPER. 80.00 TRAVEL & CONF.
SD BUREAU OF ADMINISTRATION 10.67 UTILITIES
SD DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE 175.00 BLOOD TESTS
SD DEPT OF LABOR/REGULATION 20.48 UNEMPLOYMENT PAYMENT SDAAO 200.00 MAY 2012 SDAAO CONFERENCE
SD ASSN OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER 2,422.00 CCPR ASSESSMENT
SD ASSN OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER 1,460.83 CLERP ASSESSMENT
SERVALL UNIFORM/LINEN CO 140.00 SUPPLIES
SERVALL UNIFORM & LINEN 18.55 REPAIRS/MAINT.
A. J. STOESER 72.20 WEED/PEST MTG
LINDA STROUP 1,872.50 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
SUTLEY’S TOWN & RANCH 20.49 SUPPLIES
WALMART COMMUNITY 41.16 SUPPLIES
WW TIRE SERVICE, INC 87.50 REPAIRS/MAINT.
WW TIRE SERVICE INC 15.00 TIRE REPAIR
XEROX CORPORATION 190.02 COPIER LEASE/COPIES
RANDY YOST 72.20 WEED/PEST MTG
ZANDER AUTO PARTS 123.12 SUPPLIES
HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT: Sullivan reported Pat Prince will be attending Weed and Pest Board meeting with the Corp of Engineers at Mobridge on April 3, 2012. Gravel crushing is continuing, and the Highway Department is hauling on the Hayes road.
Motion by Scott, second by Davenport, to approve the county paying 20% of the bridge inspections by Brosz Engineering. All voted Aye. Motion carried.
Motion by Jacobson, second by Iversen, to purchase a 2012 772 John Deere GP blade off the Aurora County bid for $239,000.00. All voted Aye. Motion carried.
Motion by Jacobson, second by Davenport, to surplus the 2004 148 CAT blade and sell it on public auction.
COUNTY VEHICLE: Motion by Jacobson, second by Davenport, to surplus the 1991 Oldsmobile 88 and trade in for a newer vehicle. Jacobson, Davenport, Iversen and Booth voted Aye. Scott voted Nay. Motion carried. Motion by Davenport, second by Jacobson, to purchase a 2005 Ford Escape for $9,463.00 plus Oldsmobile trade in. Jacobson, Davenport, Iversen and Booth voted Aye. Scott voted Nay. Motion carried.
ATTENDANCE AND TRAVEL: Motion by Jacobson, second by Iversen, to approve attendance and travel, to-wit: Pat Prince to Weed and Pest meeting in Mobridge, April 3, 2012; Commissioners and County Officials to Oahe District meeting in Highmore, March 20, 2012; Commissioners, Karen Sharp and Dawn Sass to County Commissioners and Welfare Officials Workshop in Pierre, March 21 and 22, 2012; Beth Dutt and Don Wiedemer to Assessors’ Workshop, Sioux Falls, May 15 – 18, 2012. All voted Aye. Motion carried.
SAFE DEPOSIT BOX: Motion by Scott, second by Davenport, to authorize Treasurer Sonny Harrowa and Karen Sharp to have access to safe deposit box. All voted Aye. Motion carried.
NORTH CENTRAL RC&D ASSOCIATION: Motion by Scott, seconded by Davenport, to not join the North Central Resource Conservation and Development Association, Inc. All voted Aye. Motion carried.
BLEACHERS: Motion by Scott, second by Iversen, to accept the bid of $250.00 by Jack Johnson for the bleachers. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
ABATEMENT: Robert Riter, Jr., advised the Commissioners that they had just spent $10,500 to stabilize their bank by the river; $7,800 for Stanley Steamer, and were out of their home living in their daughter’s basement for four months. They had one and one-half (1-1/2) foot of ground water in their seven- foot crawlspace. They have paid the first-half of their 2011 taxes which total $5,866. Requesting an abatement of up to 25% of their 2011 taxes. Don Wiedemer advised that the 2012 tax assessment had taken into consideration the Riter’s loss of value in the property, and he explained the process as to how the assessment is done. Tom Maher went over the abatement process pursuant to SDCL 10-18. Motion to defer action by Scott, second by Davenport. All voted Aye. Motion carried.
Terrence Kvislen advised the Commissioners that he lived next door to the Riters and had many of the same circumstances. They have a 4-foot crawl space. They were out of their home for three months. Requesting 25% (approximately $1,250) abatement of taxes. Motion by Scott, second by Iversen, to defer action. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
James Forney commended the Commissioners for their handling of Stanley County business. He advised that he lives south of Frontier Road and north of the levy. He suffered considerable damage to his home and is not yet finished with out-of-pocket expenses which have already exceeded six figures. They moved out all their personal possessions and moved out on May 28, 2011, and were able to partially move back in at Christmas time. Mr. Forney had heart surgery just before the flood. Lost all flooring, all base cabinets and sheetrock up to about six feet. Mold has been minimal because the house was opened up to let air in. There is lots of exterior damage and loss of landscaping. FEMA and the City Engineer condemned the home. He estimated that they have restored 1/3 of the home to pre flood status. Mr. Forney will provide itemized listing of expenses incurred and estimates from contractors for future expenses. Requesting 7/12 abatement of taxes. Mr. Wiedemer advised that the 2012 assessment showed a 47% reduction on the structure and 25% reduction off of the lot for $131,000 loss to structure and lot. Motion by Scott, second by Davenport, to defer action on all abatements until all have been reviewed. All voted Aye. Motion Carried. Motion amended by Scott, second by Davenport, to defer action on all abatements until April 3, 2012. All voted Aye. Motion carried.
Matthew Fonder was not present at meeting. Curt Mortenson advised that it appears that the house is destroyed. Garage may have some salvage.
James Ulmen was not present at meeting. Don Wiedemer advised that there had been water around the house and up to the first floor level. The house sits higher than some so they did not have the damage that some had. Garage had 30” of water, deck some damage, carpet stripped out. Some family members won’t take their children into the home because of mold. When Wiedemer took pictures, there was still furniture in the house. Estimates 14% damage pursuant to assessment.
Tom Maher asked Don Wiedemer to contact the applicants advising them that action was deferred to April 3, 2012, and to submit further documentation if they have any. Maher will further review the procedure and put together some options that the Commissioners may consider.
EXTENSION AND PROMOTION: Mark Rowen presented a plan for shelving for storage. Motion by Scott, second by Iversen, to authorize Rowan to buy shelving up to $600.00 with Rowen being reimbursed upon submission of bill. All voted Aye. Motion carried. Commissioners will have Custodian Sass get the necessary plywood.
BACKPACK PROGRAM was discussed.
FAIRGROUNDS: Scott will talk to Mike Ronish about doing some blade work at the fairgrounds, and Scott and Iversen will get bids for a portable roping chute.
SALARIES BY OFFICE: Commissioners, $3,693.35; Auditor, $6,482.37; Treasurer, $6,005.06; States Attorney, $7,034.65; Custodian, $6,695380; Director of Equalization, $7,137.36; Register of Deeds, $3,591.52;Road and Bridge, $28,101.97; Community Health Secretary, $2,726.89; WIC Secretary, $345.65; Wellmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield, employee insurance, $13,492.77; SD Retirement System, withheld and match, $5,626.62; SD Supplemental Retirement, employee contribution, $1,770.00; Electronic Transfer, FICA, Medicare and Withholding Tax, $10,305.55.
AUDITOR’S ACCOUNT WITH THE TREASURER:
Cash on hand -- $1,385.15
Checks, less than 3 days -- $7,875.25
Petty Cash -- $200.00
First National Bank -- $63,452.95
MKKT. ACCT. – First National Bank -- $2,540,795.60
MKKT. ACCT. – American State Bank -- $66,399.42
SD FIT -- $6,007.65
Total -- $2,686,116.022
REGISTER OF DEEDS:
Regular fees, February, 2012 $1,379.30
Transfer fees, February, 2012 -- $1,154.00
ADJOURN: Motion by Scott, second by Iversen, to adjourn meeting at 11:55 a.m. (CST). All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
ATTEST: BOARD OF STANLEY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Karen K. Sharp, Auditor Dennis Booth Chairman