STANLEY COUNTY COMMISSION
March 7, 2017
The regular meeting of the Stanley County Commission was called to order at 5:08 P.M.(CST) by Chairman Dana Iversen with Commissioners Dennis Booth, Scott Deal, Craig Heller and Sonny Harrowa present. Also present were State’s Attorney Tom P. Maher, Treasurer Peggy Dougherty, Director of Equalization Roger Fuller, Highway Superintendent Lee Smith, Fairgrounds Aaron Brewer, City of Fort Pierre Rick Hahn, Emergency Management Rob Fines, Prairie Winds 4-H Leader Neil Schochenmaier, Pat Sutley, Stanley Post 20 American Legion Auxiliary Jeannine Loesch, TJ Gabriel, Lura Kirkpatrick, Capitol Journal Kylee Whitehill, and Auditor Philena Edwards. The meeting commenced with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.
AGENDA: Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Scott Deal, to approve the Agenda. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
MINUTES: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Dennis Booth, to approve February 7, 2017, Minutes. All Voted Aye. Motion Carried.
CLAIMS: Motion by Dennis Booth, second by Scott Deal, to approve Claims as presented, except for Avera St Mary’s Hospital. All Voted Aye. Motion Carried.
AGE CORP 5407.50 R&B DOZER & OPERATOR RENT
AGE CORP 1831.01 OVERPAID TAXES
AMERICAN MEDICAL RESPONSE INC 1237.50 FEBRUARY 2017 BILLING
AT&T MOBILITY 155.61 CELL PHONES
AVERA ST MARYS HOSPITAL 6399.58 MENTAL ILLNESS-CRISIS
BANK WEST 2572.50 OVERPAID TAXES-#6917
ARCHIE BAUMAN 407.76 OVERPAID TAXES
MONA BIG EAGLE 11.14 OVERPAID TAXES
BOTTOM LINE WELDING 720.00 R&B REPAIR & MAINT
AARON BREWER 700.81 FAIRGROUNDS HEALTH INSURANCE
JOEL BROUSE JR 20.00 SUBPOENA
BUTLER MACHINERY CO 2816.50 R&B SUPPL
CAPITAL AREA COUNSELING INC 310.00 MOBILE CRISIS RESPONSE
WICK COMMUNICATIONS 298.15 CLASSIFIED-2016 ELECTION
CENTURYLINK 85.28 4 CORNERS REPEATER
CENTURYLINK 241.16 OFFICE PHONES
CHEMSEARCH 391.06 R&B SUPPL
CHRISTY LUMBER 40.00 R&B SUPPL
COMMTECH 400.00 COURTHOUSE COMMNCTN REPAIR
COMMUNITY YOUTH INVOLVED INC 1666.67 MARCH 2017 SUPPORT
CORELOGIC REFUND DEPARTMENT 4978.32 OVERPAID TAXES-#9393
CORELOGIC TAX SERVICE 2983.24 OVERPAID TAXES-#8964
COWBOY COUNTRY STORES PIERRE 64.31 SUPPL
DAKOTA BUSINESS CENTER 360.86 COPIER LEASE & COPIES
DAKOTA DATA SHRED 37.50 AUD MAINT
GREG DEAL 66.68 MV REFUND
DIESEL MACHINERY INC 2727.20 R&B RENT & SUPPL
PEGGY DOUGHERTY 900.51 TREAS SUPPL - REIMB
DUFFY LAW OFFICE 300.00 ANNUAL LEASE AGREEMENT
EDDIE'S TRUCK SALES 727.04 R&B REPAIRS & MAINT/SUPPL
PHILENA EDWARDS 26.60 P&Z REIMB
ELECTION SYSTEMS & SOFTWARE 1516.00 ELECTION SOFTWARE CONTRACT
FIRST DAKOTA ENTERPRISES INC 55.05 OVERPAID TAXES
FIRST GOLD HOTEL 171.00 2017 SHORT COURSE PROGRAM-HWY
FIRST NATIONAL BANK 33.00 SAFE DEPOSIT BOX FEE
WADE FISCHER 1126.83 CRT APPT ATTRNY
FLEET SERVICES 1191.33 R&B FUEL
SHARON FORNEY 35.00 ANNUAL LIBRARY MEMBERSHIP
FORT PIERRE CITY 5079.81 2015 PRORATE
FORT PIERRE CITY 2744.32 UTILITIES
FORT PIERRE CITY 19793.44 DUE TO CITY OF FORT PIERRE
FRIMAN OIL & GAS CO INC 15147.98 R&B FUEL
GOLDEN WEST TELECOMMUNICATIONS 334.04 E-911
GROSSENBURG IMPLEMENT OF PIERR 539.12 R&B SUPPL
HUGHES COUNTY FINANCE OFFICE 13920.00 FEBRUARY 2017 JAIL BILL
ALLEN HUMPHREY 23.75 COMMERCIAL REFUND
INLAND TRUCK PARTS 600.96 R&B REPAIRS & MAINT/SUPPL
DAVID IVERSEN 22.60 OVERPAID TAXES
JC OFFICE SUPPLIES 57.67 R&B SUPPL
ROBERT JEFFRIES 244.82 OVERPAID TAXES
MARK KATTERHAGEN 18.00 MENTAL ILLNESS HEARING
ROBERT T KONRAD 1008.20 CRT APPT ATTRNY
LARRY'S PLUMBING LLC 105.00 COURTHOUSE MAINT
ARTHUR LENZ 199.40 OVERPAID TAXES
LERETA LLC 685.34 OVERPAID TAXES
LUCY LEWNO 105.46 MENTAL ILLNESS HEARING
LITTLE FALLS MACHINE INC 1691.48 R&B REPAIRS & MAINT/SUPPL
BRENDA LOUNSBURY 120.00 ALCOHOL BLOOD TESTS
LYLE SIGNS INC 69.18 R&B REPAIRS & MAINT/SUPPL
LYNN'S DAKOTAMART 21.90 R&B SUPPL
LYNN'S DAKOTAMART 16.36 GOV BLDG SUPPL
MAGNEL LLC 4973.40 OVERPAID TAXES
THOMAS P MAHER 2783.46 FEBRUARY 2017 EXPENSES
IRIS MELIGAN 296.74 OVERPAID TAXES
JOE MELIGAN 500.00 CPR/FIRST AID TRAINING
MICRO-FIX COMPUTERS 80.00 R&B REPAIRS & MAINT
MIDCONTINENT COMMUNICATION 218.33 OFFICE INTERNET
MONTANA-DAKOTA UTILITIES CO 212.93 COUNTY SHOP NATURAL GAS
MONTANA-DAKOTA UTILITIES CO 417.86 COURTHOUSE NATURAL GAS
MORENO LEE & BACHAND PC 18.40 MENTAL ILLNESS BOARD
MORRIS EQUIPMENT LLC 345.65 R&B SUPPL
MORRIS EQUIPMENT LLC 619.53 BOBCAT SERVICE
MORRIS INC 1439.64 R&B REPAIR & MAINT/SUPPL
MORRIS INC 39.58 MV REFUND
MUNDT BROTHERS 171.42 OVERPAID TAXES
NAPA 59.88 R&B SUPPL
DAVID NEUHARTH 173.30 W&P CONFERENCE
ROGER NOVOTNY 681.18 OVERPAID TAXES
CHAD OLSON 1551.26 OVERPAID TAXES
DARLIS D PERRY 480.00 ALCOHOL BLOOD TESTS
CITY OF PIERRE 5959.83 JANUARY 2017 MEDICAL DIRECTOR
PITNEY BOWES 962.82 POSTAGE
POLLARD & LARSON LLP 54.00 MENTAL ILLNESS HEARING
QUILL CORPORATION 397.36 TREASURER SUPPL
MARY REGYNSKI 4.46 REFUND
COY REINHARD 20.00 SUBPOENA
RITER ROGERS WATTIER & 1942.50 WAR CREEK RD
ROBINS WATER CONDITIONING INC 50.40 R&B SUPPL
RUNNINGS SUPPLY INC 666.03 R&B SUPPL
RUNNINGS SUPPLY INC 73.25 GOV BLDG REPAIRS/MAINT/SUPPL
SD BUREAU OF ADMINISTRATION 91.55 OFFICE LONG DISTANCE-BIT
SD DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE 910.00 ALCOHOL BLOOD TESTS
SD DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE 79723.41 MV & VITALS
SD ASSN OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER 200.00 COMMISSIONER WORKSHOP
SD ASSC OF COUNTY HWY SUPT 100.00 2017 SHORT COURSE
SD ASSOC OF COUNTY OFFICIALS 200.00 NEW OFFICIAL WORKSHOP
SD ASSOC OF COUNTY OFFICIALS 138.00 ROD M/P FUND
KARA SEMMLER 248.40 CRT APPT ATTRNY
SERVALL UNIFORM/LINEN CO 70.78 R&B MAINT
DON LEE SMITH 298.79 W&P CONF-REIMB
STANLEY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT 60254.53 DUE TO SC SCHOOL
KAREN SWANDA 18.00 MENTAL ILLNESS HEARING
CHARLES THOMPSON 2093.19 OVERPAID TAXES
TITLES OF DAKOTA INC 486.53 OVERPAID TAXES-#8598
US POSTAL SERVICE 40.00 FAIRGROUNDS PO BOX SRVC FEE
COLIN WEMPE 77.88 MV REFUND
WW TIRE SERVICE INC 2911.48 R&B REPAIRS & MAINT/SUPPL
YANKTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT 50.00 SHERIFF FEE
RONALD YOUNG 1207.72 OVERPAID TAXES
ZANDER AUTO PARTS 174.15 R&B SUPPL
Auditor’s Account with the Treasurer:
Cash on hand – $621.53
Checks, less than 3 days - $7,044.40
Postage - $100.00
Petty Cash - $215.00
First National Bank - $88,425.77
MKKT Account – First National Bank - $3,755,757.79
MKKT Account – Dakota Prairie Bank - $68,746.44
SD FIT - $6,014.44
Total - $3,830,518.67
Register of Deeds:
Regular Fees February 2017 - $1,874.87
Transfer Fees February 2017 - $1,041.00
Treasurer and Auditor Report: Treasurer Peggy Dougherty presented the Commissioners with the February bank statement and daily cash, delinquent real estate list, real estate and mobile home taxes paid, tax trust, miscellaneous receipts (Grants, Register of Deeds receipts, etc.), investments and Money Market reports. Auditor Philena Edwards presented the Commissioners with the January Budget Expenditure Report showing each department’s expenses as of January 31, 2017, and the Outstanding Disbursements by account & budget remaining as of March 7, 2017.
Director of Equalization: Roger Fuller informed the Commissioners of the upcoming, County Board of Equalization on April 11, 2017. Roger also stated that he has completed re-assessing of the properties in the City of Fort Pierre and will begin re-assessing the properties in the county.
Abatements: Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Scott Deal, to approve abatement for Record #6626 in the amount of $969.14, as this is for a Disabled Veteran. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Motion by Scott Deal, second by Dennis Booth, to approve abatement of interest for Record #6542 in the amount of $670.13, as this was a contract for deed that was not fulfilled. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Alley behind the Courthouse and School: Rick Hahn and the City of Fort Pierre would like the County’s help to fix the alley. Rick will contact Dakotamart to get them involved also. Rick will do the survey, design and staking. The City will be asking for asphalt and concrete bids so we will have options. The drainage needs to be routed to the storm sewer, the street light located in the southeast lot needs to be removed, and the grassy area in the southeast could be removed for additional parking. The Commissioners agree to help.
The alley behind the school needs to be fixed also, however, it will need to be re-plated before any work can be done. The School needs to inform the City and/or the County as to what they plan for that area.
4-H: Neil Schochenmaier updated the Commissioners on the 4-H program. In 2016 there were 312 members, which is down from 350 in 2015. Kids are still enrolling this year. The Leaders are looking for new ways to get and keep kids involved. They plan to talk with the Boys & Girls Club to do 4-H projects to get more kids interested.
Neil thanked the Commissioners and Stanley County for the improvements made to the Schomer Barn and the County’s continued support of 4-H.
Highway Department: Lee Smith presented Commissioners with a report of all the work performed by the highway department for the month of February 2017. There is a section of Saddle Butte Road that needs to have gravel hauled in. The snow drifts in and makes it a hazard. The County will be leasing 3 tractors from CASE this season for mowing at a cost of $17 per hour.
Lee would like to purchase a loader scale to keep consistent weight, better control of amount of gravel loaded on each truck and know exactly how much gravel is being hauled. The device is attached to the loader. It reads on the go, no stopping the machine or bucket. The display screen shows bucket load, target load, customer name, material and time of day. Lee received one quote of $7,600.00.
Lee would like to get prices for tarps and the hardware for the trucks. Tarps are needed for safety.
Weed & Pest: The Weed & Pest Department needs to purchase a 4-wheeler. It needs to have a solid axle to handle the chemical tank. Lee will get another quote.
Lee Smith and David Neuharth attended the Weed & Pest Conference. Stanley County qualifies for the Grant again. Milestone chemical was discussed, it costs a little more, don’t have to apply as often. The best results have been by spraying in the fall, with reapplication two years later. Hoary Cress is controlled now.
Fairgrounds: Aaron Brewer looked into Aberdeen horse races. They only have them for 1 month, whereas we have them for 2 months. Aaron feels we need to raise stalling fees. Pat Sutley and The Chamber have put the horse races on for decades. All the stalling fees are collected by The Chamber and goes to funding the races and repair any broken stalls when they move on.
Aaron stated that he would like to get some oversized rock for the alleyways between the barns as it gets muddy when we get moisture.
Chairman Iversen asked Aaron how he was coming with sponsors for the 4th of July rodeo. Aaron stated he is working with Sunny at Fort Pierre Development on a Grant. Aaron contacted a few business, but he doesn’t have anything confirmed. He will start next week.
Aaron informed the Commissioners that the horse walker is not working. Will contact an electrician to fix it. Aaron also asked about another dump pit box. Chairman Iversen suggested talking to Pete Lien about some old or damaged cement boxes they may have that might work.
Borehole Field Test: TJ Gabriel and Lura Kirkpatrick brought a binder full of information regarding the borehole field testing. Wherever the borehole field test passes, the Federal Government will want to store nuclear waste. They need to drill 970 holes for all the nuclear waste, ¼ of land they are looking at, one site so they can monitor it. Major concerns include water supply, roads, noise, traffic, extra people, added public service expenses such as sheriff, fire and ambulance, for up to ten years during drilling of the test holes. All of TJ’s research points to the same end result, if the tests pass, they will bring the waste to South Dakota for storage. The first test hole will take 9 months to drill. If that test is good, the second test hole, 17” wide, will take 2 years. . They are looking at two places in New Mexico and one in Texas to test.
Hayes Community Hall Raffle: Motion by Scott Deal, second by Sonny Harrowa, to approve Hayes Community to conduct a raffle. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Upcoming Meetings: County Commissioner and Welfare Officials Workshop in March, New Officials Workshop in March and Highway Superintendent Short Course Program in March.
Discussion: Stanley Post 20 American Legion Auxiliary Jeannine Loesch informed the Commission the Auxiliary met and all agreed to take care of the food concession during the 4th of July Rodeo.
A Community Assistance Visit has been scheduled in March, 2017, with Mr. Jon Peters, Floodplain Administrator, Chairman Iversen and Director of Equalization Roger Fuller to discuss Stanley County’s participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency conducts these visits to maintain periodic contact with communities participating in the NFIP, to assess the effectiveness of the community’s implementation of its floodplain management regulations, and to provide technical assistance.
Stanley County Commission received a notice from South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks. SDGFP is proposing to acquire 106 acres of land as Game Production Area northwest of Hayes. The property is described as the North Half of the Norwest Quarter (N1/2NW1/4) and the North 440 Feet of the South Half of the Northwest Quarter (S1/2NW1/4) of Section Twenty-six (26), Township Six (6) North, Range Twenty-five (25) East of the B.H.M., Stanley County, South Dakota.
A public comment period is currently in progress informing the public of the proposed acquisition and soliciting input for the SDGFP Commission’s consideration at its April, 2017, meeting. A purchase contract has been secured with the sellers, and will be executed pending final GFP Commission approval.
Adjournment: Motion by Dennis Booth, second by Scott Deal, to adjourn at 7:55 P.M. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
ATTEST: BOARD OF STANLEY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Philena Edwards, Auditor Dana Iversen, Chairman