May 11, 2021

STANLEY COUNTY COMMISSION

MINUTES

May 11, 2021

The regular meeting of the Stanley County Commission was called to order at 5:06 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, Register of Deeds Beverly Stoeser, Director of Equalization Roger Fuller, Director of Equalization Assistant Nancy Dewell, Fairgrounds Manager Scott Deal, Highway Superintendent Lee Smith, Grow South Dakota Jared Groos, Department of Legislative Audits Russell Olson, Verendrye Museum Board Members Deb Schiefelbein, Larry Cronin, Brian Scott and Wyatt Johnson, and Auditor Philena Burtch. The meeting commenced with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

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

MINUTES:  Motion by Craig Heller, second by Dennis Booth, to approve April 6, 2021, and April 20, 2021, Minutes. All Voted Aye. Motion Carried.

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

ACE STEEL & RECYCLING INC           342.80  FAIRGROUNDS MAINT            

AGE CORP                            506.60  OVERPAID TAXES               

AMERICAN BANK & TRUST              3414.25  OVERPAID TAXES 8574 9293     

AMERICAN MEDICAL RESPONSE INC      1237.50  APRIL SUBSIDY BILLING        

AT&T MOBILITY                       173.64  CELL PHONES                  

MICHELLE MAUPIN BARRETT             700.00  FAIRGROUNDS RODEO IMAGES-SIGN

DURWARD BENBOW                      415.00  CH BLDG/LOG CABIN MAINT      

BROSZ ENGINEERING INC              9040.00  R&B PRELIM DESIGN SN59 219 391

DR DEAN BRYSON                       20.00  OVERPAID TAXES 7480          

BUTLER MACHINERY CO                1114.71  R&B SUPPL-L1/INV/G11A        

CAPITAL AREA COUNSELING INC        1063.92  MARCH MCR/QMHP EVAL          

CAPITAL AREA REFUSE LLC              64.00  GOV BLDG TRASH BILL 3/29-4/25

WICK COMMUNICATIONS                1262.16  PUBLICATIONS                 

CELERITY BROADBAND LLC              136.94  FAIRGROUNDS WIFI             

CENTURYLINK                          85.28  4 CORNERS REPEATER           

CENTURYLINK                         221.28  OFFICE PHONES                

CHASE ROOFING & SHEET METAL IN      280.50  CH BLDG REPAIR               

WILL CLARK ELECTRICAL INC           490.20  FAIRGROUNDS REPAIRS          

COMMUNITY YOUTH INVOLVED INC       1666.67  MAY SUPPORT                  

CONNECTING POINT                    518.00  CONNECT CARE                  

CORELOGIC INC                      4382.71  OVERPAID TAXES 9622 1952 

COVE PLACE ROAD DISTRICT           1000.00  COVE ROAD DISTRICT   

COWBOY COUNTRY STORES               226.70  GOV BLDG/DOE FUEL            

DAKOTA DATA SHRED                   122.08  AUD MAINT                    

DAKOTA PLAINS FCU                     4.24  OVERPAID TAXES 9856          

DON'S SINCLAIR                    19714.20  R&B #2 DIESEL                

PEGGY DOUGHERTY                     335.00  TREAS HEALTH INS/SUPPL REIMB 

DUFFY ESTATE PROPERTY               357.57  OVERPAID TAXES               

EDDIE'S TRUCK CENTER INC            336.00  R&B SUPPL                    

FIRST AMERICAN TITLE COMPANY       1214.15  OVERPAID TAXES 1952          

FISCHER LAW OFFICE PROF LLC        2032.15  CRT APPT ATTRNY

FORT PIERRE CITY                  120463.48  DUE TO CITY OF FORT PIERRE             

FORT PIERRE CITY                     67.34  CHN/EXT COPIER LEASE & COPIES

FORT PIERRE CITY                   2436.58  UTILITIES                     

FRIMAN OIL & GAS CO INC             195.48  R&B SUPPL/GREASE             

ROGER A FULLER                      330.00  DOE HEALTH INS               

GOLDEN WEST TELECOMMUNICATIONS      334.04  E-911                        

HANSINE RANCH PARTNERSHIP            77.60  MV REFUND                    

STACY R HEGGE                       952.05  CRT APPT ATTRNY                   

HOGEN'S HARDWARE HANK                94.99  R&B SUPPL                    

HOME LOAN SERVICE                  1568.69  OVERPAID TAXES 6569 6671     

ABIGAIL HUEBNER                     105.00  AUD MAINT                    

HUGHES COUNTY ABSTRACT               86.74  OP TX 3423 7540 9331 6587 9622

HUGHES COUNTY FINANCE OFFICE      11390.00  MARCH JAIL/JUV BILLING       

KONRAD LAW, PROF LLC               1378.05  CRT APPT ATTRNY        

LAWSON PRODUCTS INC                 216.60  R&B MAINT/SUPPL              

MICHAEL LONG                          8.91  OVERPAID TAXES 8320          

BRENDA LOUNSBURY                    300.00  ALCOHOL BLOOD TESTS          

LYNN'S DAKOTAMART                   280.19  GOV BLDG/FRGRNDS/R&B SUPPL   

MACK METAL SALES INC                420.00  FAIRGROUNDS MAINT             

THOMAS P MAHER                      634.83  APRIL EXPENSES               

MARCO                               454.45  OFFICE COPIER LEASE/COPIES   

MENARDS - PIERRE                    205.07  GOV BLDG SUPPL               

MICROFILM IMAGING SYSTEMS INC       385.00  ROD EQUIP RENTAL             

MIDCONTINENT COMMUNICATION          153.02  COUNTY SHOP PHONE & INTERNET 

MIDCONTINENT COMMUNICATION          240.00  OFFICE INTERNET              

MONTANA-DAKOTA UTILITIES CO         267.38  COUNTY SHOP NATURAL GAS      

MONTANA-DAKOTA UTILITIES CO         354.69  CH BLDG/FRGRNDS NATURAL GAS  

MORRIS INC                       251997.30  R&B MNT SG13B/GRVL CRSHING   

BONNIE NICKELS                      372.00  CHN/WIC HEALTH INS/TRAVL REIMB

JIMMIE NICOLAUS                     340.00  FRGRNDS MAINT                

OAHE GLASS                           92.33  CH BLDG REPAIRS & MAINT      

OVERHEAD DOOR CO OF PIERRE          145.41  R&B REPAIR/HAYES SHOP        

CITY OF PIERRE                     8811.62  MAR MED DIR/TRI CO RESCU/E911

PITNEY BOWES INC                    559.63  POSTAGE                      

QUILL CORPORATION                  1474.83  OFFICE SUPPL                 

JERRY RADA                          330.00  R&B HEALTH INS                

REDWOOD TOXICOLOGY LABARATORY       330.00  TOXICOLOGY                   

ROBINS WATER CONDITIONING INC        12.00  COUNTY SHOP SUPPL            

RUNNINGS SUPPLY INC                  67.97  R&B SUPPL                    

RUNNINGS SUPPLY INC                 354.15  FRGRNDS/GOV BLDG MAINT/SUPPL 

STANLEY COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT     1356.70  US MARSHALS

STANLEY COUNTY SCHOOL DIST        372949.07  DUE TO SC SCHOOL                 

BRAD A SCHREIBER                    293.95  CRT APPT ATTRNY              

JOAN BOOS SCHUELLER                 544.50  CRT APPT ATTRNY  

SD BUREAU OF ADMINISTRATION          73.74  OFFICE LONG DIST/BIT         

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA             10670.56  FEMA/1806 MITIGATN PROJECT   

SD DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH            3269.50  1ST & 2ND QTR CO HEALTH NURSE

SD DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE          122680.93  MV/VITALS/MENTAL ILLNESS

SD PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORY         555.00  ALCOHOL BLOOD TESTS 

SD ASSOC OF COUNTY OFFICIALS         180.00  ROD M/P FUND        

SERVALL UNIFORM/LINEN CO            101.10  R&B MAINT                    

SERVALL UNIFORM/LINEN CO            110.95  GOV BLDG SUPPL               

STATE FLAG ACCOUNT                  453.49  GOV BLDG SUPPL                

ORA TATON                           954.00  2020 4TH OF JULY-BULLS       

K THOMPSON LAW PROF LLC            2589.75  CRT APPT ATTRNY       

TITAN MACHINERY                     127.00  R&B SUPPL - C1               

MONA WEIGER                          34.20  CRT RPRTR                    

WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE           361.99  OVERPAID TAXES 9311          

WENDELL LAW OFFICE PC              5396.05  CRT APPT ATTRNY/JUV                

WHEELHOUSE PLUMBING INC             575.10  FAIRGROUNDS MAINT            

WIND CIRCLE NETWORK INC             504.00  COUNTY SHOP MAINT            

WW TIRE SERVICE INC                1155.90  R&B REPAIRS/SUPPL-T5-T6-TR15 

YANKTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT        50.00  SHERIFF FEES                 

ZANDER AUTO PARTS                   416.77  R&B SUPPL-C1-SHOP-D7-T5-L1-P11

ZANDER AUTO PARTS                   849.22  FAIRGROUNDS MAINT            

SALARIES BY OFFICE: Commissioners - $3,747.50; Auditor - $4,278.01; Treasurer - $7,66.14; States Attorney - $10,322.90; Custodial - $3,476.09; Director of Equalization - $8,656.59; Register of Deeds - $4,450.93; Road & Bridge - $32,487.99; Weed & Pest - $686.64; Community Health/WIC Secretary - $3,225.08; Fairgrounds - $8,236.26; Extension - $1,741.58; Employee Health Insurance - $16,214.71; SD Retirement System, withheld and match - $12,629.32; Electronic Transfer; FICA, Medicare and Withholding Tax - $27,982.66.

Auditor’s Account with the Treasurer:

March 2021

Cash on hand - $253.42

Checks, less than 3 days - $60,160.87

Postage - $100.00

Petty Cash - $215.00

First National Bank - $313,745.34

MKKT Account – First National Bank - $3,267,232.69

MKKT Account – Dakota Prairie Bank - $70,877.24

SD FIT - $6,255.99

Total - $3,718,840.55

Register of Deeds:

Regular Fees April 2021 - $3,270.93

Transfer Fees April 2021 - $7,969.00

Treasurer and Auditor Report: Deputy Treasurer Susan Freeman presented the Commissioners with the Treasurer Report, March 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 March 2021 Budget Expenditure Report showing each department’s expenses as of March 31, 2021, and Outstanding Disbursements by Account as of May 7, 2021.

Director of Equalization: The Commissioners addressed Roger Fuller regarding a solution to fix the programming issue with tax notices. SD Department of Legislative Audits Russell Olson suggested a validation program to pin point errors. The Commissioners would like Roger to ask what it would cost to install Ultra for Equalization to utilize the program again.

Grow South Dakota: Jared Groos thanked the Commissioners for their continued support. Jared explained that in 2020, Grow South Dakota assisted Stanley County residents with emergency assistance, weatherization and housing repairs, housing lending and business lending. Other services provided include direct home loans and down payment assistance programs, homebuyer education, pre & post purchase counseling and rental counseling.

South Dakota Legislative Audits: Russell Olson informed the Commissioners that the State Auditors finished the County’s 2 year audit, 2018-2019. Russell explained the prior and current audit findings. The County will receive the final audit report and continue to go forward with the recommendations.

Executive Session – Personnel – SDCL 1-25-2(1): Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Mike Kenzy, to go into Executive Session-Personnel-SDCL 1-25-2(1) at 5:57 P.M. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.

Chairman Iversen declared to reconvene at 6:37 P.M.

Verendrye Museum – Log Cabin: Deb Schiefelbein thanked the Commissioners for the continued support. Deb and Larry Cronin explained to the Commission the drainage issues at the log cabin. Larry feels that a 125’ valley gutter needs to be placed along the elementary schools parking lot, on the north side of the Sansarc School, from the north parking lot of the log cabin to the existing canal. The handicap ramp is in rough condition and will need to be replaced once the new sidewalk is in place.

Fairgrounds – Scott Deal informed the Commissioners that things are going well. The County’s insurance company conducted the bi-annual inspection. The older bleachers need to have safety fillers added to the seating area and a fence needs to be in place around the backside.

Highway Department:  Lee Smith presented to the Commissioners a report of work performed by the Highway Department for the month of April 2021, which consists of stripping gravel at the Buffalo Pit, blading roads, replacing culverts on Nash Loop and Guy Doty Road, laying gravel and working on equipment.

Lee informed the Commissioners that Morris, Inc. has finished crushing gravel for the County. They are now screening the 55,000 ton that is needed for the new Missouri River Bridge

The new meat packing business west of Fort Pierre on US Highway 14/34 has been informed that they cannot place an advertisement sign because that stretch of the highway is considered a scenic highway. Maier Meats would like to know if the County could assist with placement of a smaller, acceptable sign, by renaming 263rd Avenue to Maier Meats Road.

Lee and the Weed & Pest Department are having problems finding someone to spray noxious weeds. Dani’s Spraying is no longer in business and Dakota Vegetation is already booked. Lee would like to purchase a dually pickup with a flatbed to haul the chemical tank for the County’s certified sprayers to begin spraying.

The Ford tractor at the fairgrounds belongs to the Weed & Pest Department, Lee would like to transfer the tractor to the fairgrounds or sell it and use the equity to purchase a pickup for Weed & Pest.

Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad: Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Dennis Booth, to approve Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad Formal Statement of Support for RAISE Grant. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.

30 X 30 Federal Land Grab Resolution 2021-09: Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Craig Heller, to approve Resolution 2021-09 to Oppose 30X30 Federal Land Grab. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

COUNTY OF STANLEY

At a regular meeting of the Board of County Commissioners for Stanley County, South Dakota, held at 8 East 2nd Avenue, Fort Pierre, on May 11, 2021, there were present:

Dana Iversen, Dennis Booth, Michael Kenzy, Craig Heller, Sonny Harrowa, Tom P. Maher, Philena Burtch

RESOLUTION 2021-09

RESOLUTION OPPOSING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’S “30 X 30” LAND PRESERVATION GOAL

           WHEREAS, Stanley County is a legal and political subdivision of the State of South Dakota for which the Board of Commissioners is authorized to act; and

           WHEREAS, Stanley County containing about 916,859 acres of land situated in Stanley County, South Dakota; and

           WHEREAS, the federal government owns 14% of the land within the County, and the US Army Corps of Engineers, US Forestry Service, USA are responsible for managing over 48,283 acres of these federal lands; and

           WHEREAS, approximately 792,272 acres nearly 86% of privately owned land in Stanley County are also already protected with perpetual conservation easements; and

           WHEREAS, US Army Corps of Engineers, US Forestry Service, USA, State of South Dakota Game Fish and Parks, National Grasslands; and

           WHEREAS, designating lands as wilderness does not assure its preservation. Left in an undisturbed or natural state, these lands are highly susceptible to wildland wildfires, insect infestation and disease, all of which degrades the natural and human environment; and

           WHEREAS, because of the predominance of federal land in Stanley County, the well-being, health, safety, welfare, economic condition, and culture of the County, its businesses, and its citizens depend on the manner in which these lands and their resources are used and access to these lands; and

           WHEREAS, many of Stanley County’s businesses and its citizens are involved in or otherwise depend on industries that utilize federal lands and their resources, including livestock grazing, recreational industries, hunting and other outdoor recreation; and

           WHEREAS, these industries are important components of South Dakota economy, and are major contributors to the economic and social well-being of Stanley County and its citizens; and

           WHEREAS, on January 27, 2021, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., issued Executive Order 14008 entitled Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Aboard (86 Fed. Reg. 7,619); and

           WHEREAS, in Section 216 of Executive Order 14008, President Biden directed the Secretary of the Interior, in consultation with the Secretary of Agriculture and other senior officials, to develop a program to conserve at least 30 percent of the lands and waters in the United States by 2030, which is called the “30 x 30” program; and

           WHEREAS, under the 30 x 30 program, some 680 million acres of our Nation’s lands would be set aside and permanently preserved in its natural state, preventing the productive use of these lands and their resources; and

           WHEREAS, there is no constitutional or statutory authority for the President, the Department of Interior, the Department of Agriculture, or any other federal agency to set aside and permanently preserve 30 percent of all land and water in the United States, and no such authority is referenced in Executive Order 14008; and

           WHEREAS, the 30 x 30 program, if implemented, is likely to cause significant harm to the economy of Stanley County, and injure the County’s businesses and its citizens by depriving them of access to public lands and national forest system lands and preventing the productive use of these lands’ resources; and

           WHEREAS, the withdrawal of some 680 million acres of federal lands from multiple use and placement of such lands in permanent conservation status will cause dramatic and irreversible harm to the economies of many western states, including South Dakota, and in particular rural counties such as Stanley County whose citizens depend on access to federal lands for their livelihoods; and

           WHEREAS, the 30 x 30 program, if implemented, will conflict with the plans, policies and programs of Stanley County which obligates the federal government to coordinate its policy development with Stanley County as also required by the Federal Land Management and Policy Act (FLPMA) and the National Forest Management Act (NFMA); and

           WHEREAS, Executive Order 14008 at 216(a) directs the Secretary of the Interior, in consultation with other relevant federal agencies to “submit a report to the Task Force within 90 days of the date of this order recommending steps that the United States should take, working with State, local, Tribal and territorial governments, agricultural and forest landowners, fisherman and other key stakeholders, to achieve the goal of conserving at least 30 percent of our lands and waters by 2030.”

           NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Stanley County, South Dakota, as follows:

1.       The Board opposes the 30 x 30 program, including its objective of permanently preserving 30 percent of the Nation’s lands in it natural state by 2030, or any similar program that will set aside and prevent the productive use of millions of acres of our lands.

   2.       The Board further opposes the designation of public lands and national forests in Stanley County   as wilderness, wildness study areas, wildlife preserves, open space, or other conservation land, thereby     restricting public access to such lands and preventing the development and productive use of the      resources on or within such lands.

3.        The Board supports the continued management of the public lands and the national forests under principles of multiple use and sustained yield, recognizing the Nation’s need for domestic sources of minerals, energy, timber, food and fiber, and in careful coordination, with Stanley County to ensure consistency with County land use plans and land management policies, as required by law.

4.       The Board supports maintaining and enhancing public access to public lands and national forests and opposes road closures, road decommissioning, moratoria on road construction, and other limitations on public access for the purpose of fulfilling the 30 x 30 program’s objectives.

5.       The Board recognizes and supports the State of South Dakota’s water rights system, including the doctrine of prior appropriation and other state laws and programs governing water rights and water use, and opposes any federal designation of waters and watercourses within the County that would impair or restrict water diversions and uses authorized under South Dakota law.

6.       The Board supports reasonable national, regional, and global greenhouse gas emissions policies and goals that are comprehensive, practical, cost-effective and do not unnecessarily single out specific industries or activities, but opposes the use of global climate change as an excuse to set aside large tracts of land as preserves or open space to fulfill the 30 x 30 program’s objectives.

7.       The Board maintains that the designation of public lands and national forest lands as wilderness, wilderness study areas, wildlife preserves, open space or other conservation land to fulfill the 30 x 30 program’s objectives may lawfully occur, if at all, only through the planning process mandated by the Federal Land Management and Policy Act for public lands or the National Forest Management Act for national forest lands, including public notice and an opportunity to comment, analysis and disclosure of the impacts of such land acquisitions on the well-being, health, safety, welfare, economy and culture of Stanley County, its businesses, and its citizens, and careful coordination with Stanley County to ensure consistency with County land use plans and land management policies.

8.       The Board also maintains that any non-federal lands or other rights that are acquired to fulfill the 30 x 30 program’s objectives should be acquired only from willing landowners and for the payment full and fair market value for all rights and interests acquired, and not through regulatory compulsion, and only after analyzing and considering the impacts of such land acquisitions on the well-being, health, safety, welfare, economy and culture of Stanley County, its businesses and its citizens.

9.       The Board shall send a copy of this Resolution to the Department of Interior, Department of Agriculture and all other relevant Federal and State agencies.

DATED this 11th day of May, 2021.

ATTEST:

Philena Burtch

Stanley County Auditor

 

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMIISSIONERS OF STANLEY COUNTY, STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

By: Dana Iversen, Chairman

       Stanley County Commission

 

Upon motion duly made and seconded the foregoing Resolution was adopted by the following vote:

Commissioners:  Dennis Booth – Aye

                            Mike Kenzy – Aye

                            Craig Heller – Aye

                         Sonny Harrowa – Aye

                         Dana Iversen - Aye

Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Craig Heller, to approve Resolution 2021-10 to Oppose 30X30 Private Land Grab. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

COUNTY OF STANLEY

At a regular meeting of the Board of County Commissioners for Stanley County, South Dakota, held at 8 East 2nd Avenue, Fort Pierre, on May 11, 2021, there were present:

Dana Iversen, Dennis Booth, Michael Kenzy, Craig Heller, Sonny Harrowa, Tom P. Maher, Philena Burtch

RESOLUTION 2021-10

RESOLUTION OPPOSING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’S “30 X 30” LAND PRESERVATION GOAL

            WHEREAS, Stanley County is a legal and political subdivision of the State of South Dakota for which the Board of Commissioners is authorized to act; and

            WHEREAS, Stanley County containing about 916,859 acres of land situated in Stanley County, South Dakota; and     

WHEREAS, the federal government owns 14% of the land within the County, and the US Army Corps of Engineers, US Forestry Services, and USA are responsible for managing over 48,283 acres of these federal lands; and         

WHEREAS, approximately 792,272 acres 86% of privately owned land in Stanley County are also already protected with perpetual conservation easements; and

            WHEREAS, US Army Corps of Engineers, US Forestry Service, USA, State of South Dakota Game Fish and Parks, National Grasslands; and

            WHEREAS, designating lands as wilderness does not assure its preservation. Left in an undisturbed or natural state, these lands are highly susceptible to wildland wildfires, insect infestation and disease, all of which degrades the natural and human environment; and

            WHEREAS, the well-being, health, safety, welfare, economic condition, and culture of the County, its businesses, and its citizens depend on private land ownership and the use of these resources; and

            WHEREAS, many of Stanley County’s businesses and its citizens are involved in or otherwise depend on industries that utilize private lands and their resources, including the forest products industry, livestock grazing, oil and gas exploration and production, mining and mineral development, recreational industries, hunting and other outdoor recreation; and

            WHEREAS, these industries are important components of South Dakota economy, and are major contributors to the economic and social well-being of Stanley County and its citizens; and           

WHEREAS, on January 27, 2021, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., issued Executive Order 14008 entitled Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Aboard (86 Fed. Reg. 7,619); and

WHEREAS, in Section 216 of Executive Order 14008, President Biden directed the Secretary of the Interior, in consultation with the Secretary of Agriculture and other senior officials, to develop a program to conserve at least 30 percent of the lands and waters in the United States by 2030, which is called the “30 x 30” program; and

            WHEREAS, under the 30 x 30 program, some 680 million acres of our Nation’s lands would be set aside and permanently preserved in its natural state, preventing the productive use of these lands and their resources; and

            WHEREAS, there is no constitutional or statutory authority for the President, the Department of Interior, the Department of Agriculture, or any other federal agency to set aside and permanently preserve 30 percent of all land and water in the United States, and no such authority is referenced in Executive Order 14008; and

            WHEREAS, placing private lands in to permanent conservation status will cause dramatic and irreversible harm to the economies of many states, including South Dakota, and in particular rural counties such as Stanley County whose citizens depend on private lands for their livelihoods; and

            WHEREAS, the 30 x 30 program, if implemented, will conflict with the plans, policies and programs of Stanley County which obligates the federal government to coordinate its policy development with Stanley County.; and          

WHEREAS, Executive Order 14008 at 216(a) directs the Secretary of the Interior, in consultation with other relevant federal agencies to “submit a report to the Task Force within 90 days of the date of this order recommending steps that the United States should take, working with State, local, Tribal and territorial governments, agricultural and forest landowners, fisherman and other key stakeholders, to achieve the goal of conserving at least 30 percent of our lands and waters by 2030.”       

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Stanley County, South Dakota, as follows: The Board opposes the 30 x 30 program, including its objective of permanently preserving 30 percent of the Nation’s lands in its natural state by 2030, or any similar program that will set aside and prevent the productive use of millions of acres of our lands.

1.       The Board further opposes the designation of lands in Stanley County as wilderness, wildness study areas, wildlife preserves, open space, or other conservation land, thereby restricting public access to such lands and preventing the development and productive use of the resources on or within such lands.

2.       The Board supports the continued private ownership on land in the County, recognizing the Nation’s need for domestic sources of minerals, energy, timber, food, and fiber. The Board recognizes and supports the State of South Dakota water rights system, including the doctrine of 46-5-1. Natural flow of stream or spring--Restrictions on riparian use. No landowner may prevent the natural flow of a stream, or of a natural spring from where it starts its definite course, or of a natural spring arising on his or her land which flows into and constitutes a part of the water supply of a natural stream, nor pursue nor pollute any of these, except as provided by § 46-5-2., and other state laws and programs governing water rights and water use, and opposes any federal designation of waters and watercourses within the County that would impair or restrict water diversions and uses authorized under South Dakota law.

3.       The Board supports reasonable national, regional, and global greenhouse gas emissions policies and goals that are comprehensive, practical, cost-effective, and do not unnecessarily single out specific industries or activities, but opposes the use of global climate change as an excuse to set aside large tracts of land as preserves or open space to fulfill the 30 x 30 program’s objectives.

4.       The Board also maintains that any lands or other rights that are acquired to fulfill the 30 x 30 program’s objectives should be acquired only from willing landowners and for the payment full and fair market value for all rights and interests acquired, and not through regulatory compulsion, and only after analyzing and considering the impacts of such land acquisitions on the well-being, health, safety, welfare, economy, and culture of Stanley County, its businesses, and its citizens.

5.       The Board shall send a copy of the Resolution of the Department of Interior and all other relevant Federal and State agencies, and

DATED this 11th day of May, 2021

ATTEST:

Philena Burtch

Stanley County Auditor

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF STANLEY COUNTY, STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

By: Dana Iversen, Chairman

Upon motion duly made and seconded the foregoing Resolution was adopted by the following vote:

Commissioners:  Dennis Booth – Aye

                            Mike Kenzy – Aye

                            Craig Heller – Aye

                            Sonny Harrowa – Aye

                            Dana Iversen - Aye

Raise: Motion by Dennis Booth, second by Sonny Harrowa, to approve $1.00 per hour, 180 day raise for State’s Attorney Legal Assistant Gethsemane Snarr, effective May 16, 2021. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.

WIC Administrative Assistant Travel: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Dennis Booth, to deny WIC Administrative Assistant to travel to assist in other county clinics. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.

Adopt a Formal Budget Supplement – FEMA/Mitigation Grant: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Dennis Booth, to approve Resolution 2021-11 Formal Budget Supplement Budget, FEMA/Mitigation Grant, in the amount of $10,670.56. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.

RESOLUTION 2021-11

FOR SUPPLEMENTAL BUDGET

WHEREAS it is necessary to supplement the 2021 Annual Budget in order to carry on the indispensable functions of Stanley County; and

WHEREAS, the adoption of the proposed Supplemental Budgets were duly considered by the Stanley County Commission on the 11th day of May, 2021, in the Commission Room, pursuant to due notice; therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the Stanley County Commission that the following Supplement Budgets be, and the same is, hereby approved for the purpose of providing budget to conduct the indispensable functions of Government, to wit:

234-750-449.00  FEMA/Mitigation Grant                   $10,670.56

APPROVED BY THE COUNTY COMMISSION:

Dana Iversen, Chairman

ATTEST:

Philena Burtch, Stanley County Auditor

Automatic Budget Supplement: Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Mike Kenzy, to approve Automatic Budget Supplement to State’s Attorney Health Insurance in the sum of $1,812.69, to reflect COBRA payment. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.

Motion by Mike Kenzy, second by Sonny Harrowa, to approve Automatic Budget Supplement to Road & Bridge Maintenance in the sum of $9,319.34, to reflect 2019 Snow/Flood Event. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.

Motion by Craig Heller, second by Sonny Harrowa, to approve Automatic Budget Supplement to Road & Bridge Travel in the amount of $353.00, to reflect refund. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.

Abatement – Record #7486, Record #10626 & Record #9382: Motion by Dennis Booth, second by Craig Heller, to approve Abatement for Record #7486 in the amount of $1,905.23 for 2020 Taxes Payable and Due in 2021, as property qualifies for Disabled Veteran Property Tax Exemption. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.

Motion by Craig Heller, second by Sonny Harrowa, to approve Abatement for Record #10626 in the amount of $583.98, 2020 Taxes Payable and Due in 2021, as Complaint had no taxable interest in property. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.

Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Mike Kenzy, to approve Abatement for Record #9382 in the amount of $841.74, and refund in the amount of $562.06, as property has been double taxed, for 2018 Taxes Payable and Due in 2019, 2019 Taxes Payable and Due in 2020 and 2020 Taxes Payable and Due in 2021. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.

Office Copier/Printer/Scanner: Motion by Dennis Booth, second by Craig Heller, to approve the 5 year lease of a Copier/Printer/Scanner, monthly lease payments of $107.12, from Century Business Products, to be used by the Auditor’s Office, Director of Equalization Office and Register of Deeds Office. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.

Carpet in Register of Deeds Office: Bev Stoeser would like to have carpet in the Register of Deeds office. The floor is very hard on a person. The Commissioners stated to measure the office and get prices.

Discussion: South Dakota Department of Transportation will be doing chip sealing project from Fort Pierre to six miles east of Hayes on US Highway 14/34 sometime before August. Work will also be done on SD Highway 1806 near Antelope Creek about 12 miles southeast of the junction with US Highway 83 southeast of Fort Pierre.

The Stanley County Commission finds that there was a delay in printing the 2020 Taxes Payable and Due in 2021 Property Tax Notice. The Treasurer’s Office included a personal letter with most of the Stanley County tax notices inappropriately placing blame regarding the delay. The Director of Equalization Office and the Auditor worked diligently with the programmers and SD Department of Revenue to resolve the issue. Once the subject issue was resolved and corrected, the SD Department of Revenue approved the mill levies and the tax notices were printed.

Each year, property valuations are reviewed and approved by the SD Department of Revenue, before tax notices are printed.

Adjournment: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Mike Kenzy, to adjourn at 8:07 P.M. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.

ATTEST:                                                         BOARD OF STANLEY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

            (SEAL)

Philena Burtch, Auditor                                    Dana Iversen, Chairman

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