May 2, 2023
STANLEY COUNTY COMMISSION MEETING
May 2, 2023
The regular meeting of the Stanley County Commission was called to order at 5:05 P.M.(CT) by Chairman Dana Iversen with Commissioners Mike Kenzy, Craig Heller, Sonny Harrowa and Gary Grittner. Also present was Treasurer Bill Konst, Government Building Manager Rick Striker, Director of Equalization Tracy Schmitt, Fairgrounds Manager Scott Deal, Verendrye Museum Deb Schiefelbein, Kelly Tibbs and Auditor Philena Burtch. The meeting commenced with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.
AGENDA: Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Gary Grittner, to approve the Agenda. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
MINUTES: Motion by Gary Grittner, second by Mike Kenzy, to approve April 11, 2023, Minutes, and April 18, 2023, Minutes. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
CLAIMS: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Gary Grittner, to approve Claims as presented. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
ACE STEEL & RECYCLING INC 91.15 FRGRNDS REPAIR & MAINT
AMERICAN MEDICAL RESPONSE INC 3804.17 APRIL SUBSIDY BILLING
ARAMARK 120.70 R&B MAINT
AT&T MOBILITY 231.83 CELL PHONES
BANKWEST TRUST DEPARTMENT 18.27 OVERPAID TAXES
DURWARD BENBOW 448.00 CH BLDG/LOG CABIN MAINT
BLACK HILLS CHEMICAL & JANITOR 415.28 GOV BLDG SUPPL
BROSZ ENGINEERING INC 2215.00 R&B PROF SRVC-RIPRAP PRJ SN52
ESTATE OF ROBERT CALKINS 2818.90 OVERPAID TAXES
CAPITAL AREA REFUSE LLC 116.69 GOV BLDG/FRGRNDS TRASH BILLING
WICK COMMUNICATIONS 526.12 COMM MTG MINS
CAPITOL CITY FLORIST AND GIFTS 57.00 MEMORIAL
CELERITY INTERNET 136.94 FRGRNDS WIFI
CENTRAL CULVERT SUPPLY 2856.00 R&B SUPPL
CENTURY BUSINESS PRODUCTS 187.54 COPIER LEASE & COPIES
CENTURYLINK 220.21 OFFICE PHONES
CHASE ROOFING & SHEET METAL IN 341.70 CH BLDG REPAIR & MAINT
TRAVIS W STOUT 112.00 R&B SUPPL
WILL CLARK ELECTRICAL INC 224.65 CH BLDG/FRGRNDS REPAIR
COLE PAPERS INC 74630900 2497.97 FRGRNDS SUPPL
COMMUNITY YOUTH INVOLVED INC 1833.33 MAY SUPPORT
CORELOGIC INC 754.22 OVERPAID TAXES
COVE PLACE ROAD DISTRICT 375.00 COVE ROAD DISTRICT
COWBOY COUNTRY STORES 62.50 GOV BLDG FUEL
CROSSROADS TRAILER 6230.71 R&B MAINT/SUPPL-T8-TRLB
DEERE CREDIT INC 56218.64 2022 JD 772G MOTOR GRADER
DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLE 26.70 R&B 2017 CHEVY 2500
JOHN DUFFY 80.00 CH BLDG SHOP LOT RENT
EDDIE'S TRUCK CENTER INC 695.23 R&B SUPPL-TRLB-TR1G
ELECTION SYSTEMS & SOFTWARE 1160.25 ANNUAL SRVC CONTRACT
EQUIPMENT BLADES INC 1840.70 R&B MAINT/SUPPL-J1
FLEET SERVICES 670.15 R&B/FRGRNDS FUEL
FLOYD'S KUBOTA 1082.72 FRGRNDS TOOLCAT REPAIR
FORT PIERRE CITY 122806.91 DUE TO CITY OF FORT PIERRE
FORT PIERRE CITY 69.07 EXT COPIER LEASE & COPIES
FORT PIERRE CITY 2728.63 UTILTIES
KAREN GOLDAMMER 15.00 ANNUAL LIBRARY MEMBERSHIP
GOLDEN WEST TELECOMMUNICATIONS 200.00 E-911
GRAHAM TIRE COMPANY 895.69 R&B REPAIR/SUPPL-LOWBOY
GROSSENBURG IMPLEMENT OF PIERR 63.08 R&B SUPPL-G6-G8
GUNDERSON PALMER NELSON & 979.70 MENTAL ILLNESS
HOGEN'S HARDWARE HANK 29.98 GOV BLDG MAINT
HOMELOAN SERV 286.81 OVERPAID TAXES REC 8491
CODY L HONEYWELL 631.30 CRT APPT ATTRNY
HUGHES COUNTY FINANCE OFFICE 12475.00 MARCH JAIL & JUV BILLING
INLAND TRUCK PARTS 117.85 R&B SUPPL-TRLB
LAMB'S CHEVROLET & IMPLEMENT 1529.95 FRGRNDS REPAIR & MAINT-TOOLCAT
LARRY'S PLUMBING LLC 1050.00 GOV BLDG REPAIR & MAINT
VALERIE J LARSON 15.00 MENTAL ILLNESS BOARD
LAWSON PRODUCTS INC 989.06 R&B MAINT/SUPPL
LEWIS & CLARK BHS 552.00 MENTAL ILLNESS
LUCY LEWNO 166.60 MENTAL ILLNESS BOARD
DARCY LOCKWOOD 15.00 MENTAL ILLNESS BOARD
LYNN'S DAKOTAMART 71.34 GOV BLDG/R&B SUPPL
MENARDS - PIERRE 229.09 GOV BLDG/FRGRNDS SUPPL
MICROFILM IMAGING SYSTEMS INC 395.00 ROD EQUIP RENTAL
MIDCONTINENT COMMUNICATION 153.14 R&B PHONE & INTERNET
MIDCONTINENT COMMUNICATION 216.78 OFFICE INTERNET
MONTANA-DAKOTA UTILITIES CO 328.03 COUNTY SHOP NATURAL GAS
MONTANA-DAKOTA UTILITIES CO 668.01 CH BLDG/FRGRNDS NATURAL GAS
MORRIS INC 90.00 R&B REPAIR & MAINT-T11
MORRIS INC 23.53 GOV BLDG REPAIR
NAPA 43.65 R&B SUPPL-TRLB
MARTY NORMAN 2.96 OVERPAID TAXES
NORTHERN TRUCK EQUIPMENT CORP 510.00 R&B SUPPL-P5
CITY OF PIERRE 7387.62 APRL MED DIR/E911 2ND QTR
PITNEY BOWES 328.98 POSTAGE
POWERPLAN BF 3156.44 R&B REPAIR/SUPPL-G7
QUILL CORPORATION 784.07 OFFICE SUPPL
REDWOOD TOXICOLOGY LABORATORY 265.00 TOXICOLOGY TESTS
REES COMMUNICATIONS 401.50 R&B MAINT/SUPPL-G6
ROBINS WATER CONDITIONING INC 12.00 R&B SUPPL
RUNNINGS SUPPLY INC 77.93 R&B SUPPL
RUNNINGS SUPPLY INC 242.06 GOV BLDG/FRGRNDS MAINT
STANLEY COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT 1050.14 US MARSHAL SRVC
STANLEY COUNTY SCHOOL DIST 442099.17 DUE TO SC SCHOOL
SD DEPT OF REVENUE 138240.03 MV/VITALS/MENTAL ILLNESS
SD PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORY 35.00 BLOOD TESTS
SD ASSOC OF COUNTY OFFICIALS 60.00 ROD M/P FUND
SD ASSOC OF COUNTY OFFICIALS 600.00 SDACO SPRING WORKSHOP
SD PUBLIC ASSURANCE ALLIANCE 89695.86 2023 LIABILITY INSURANCE
SERVALL UNIFORM/LINEN CO 69.09 GOV BLDG SUPPL
SHARPE ENTERPRISES INC 20744.94 FRGRNDS CONCRET PRJT
SHARPE RENTALS INC 900.00 FRGRNDS EQUIP RENTAL
SMITH'S FIRE EXTINGUISER INC 745.50 GOV BLDG/R&B MAINT
KAYLEEN STOESER 933.56 MV REFUND
RICK STRIKER 10.31 GOV BLDG SUPPL REIMB
K THOMPSON LAW PROF LLC 1554.54 CRT APPT ATTRNY
HOLLY WADE 876.09 MV REFUND
WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE 2046.63 OVERPAID TAXES REC 9311
WINNER POLICE DEPARTMENT 1005.00 MARCH JAIL BILLING
WW TIRE SERVICE INC 319.17 R&B REPAIR/SUPPL-G1A-TR101-P4
YANKTON COUNTY 270.00 MENTAL ILLNESS
YANKTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT 50.00 SHERIFF FEES JUV
ZANDER AUTO PARTS 440.50 R&B SUPPL
Auditor Report: Auditor Philena Burtch presented the Commissioners with the March 2023 Budget Expenditure Report showing each department’s expenses as of March 31, 2023, Fiscal Revenue Report as of March 31, 2023, and Outstanding Disbursements as of May 1, 2023.
SALARIES BY OFFICE: Commissioners - $3,759.88; Auditor - $3,051.09; Treasurer - $5,053.66; States Attorney - $6,984.16; Custodial - $2,866.56; Director of Equalization - $4,996.61; Register of Deeds - $3,510.68; Road & Bridge - $23,342.70; Weed & Pest - $512.79; Fairgrounds - $7,703.29; Extension - $1,216.12; Employee Health Insurance - $13,960.06; SD Retirement System, withheld and match - $10,537.36; Electronic Transfer; FICA, Medicare and Withholding Tax - $19,311.10.
Register of Deeds:
Regular Fees April 2023 - $ 1,339.34
Transfer Fees April 2023 - $ 1,625.00
Sansarc School: Deb Schiefelbein informed the Commission that the Sansarc School is sitting on a foundation. The Verendrye Museum and the County will work on the drainage away from the school.
Deb stated that the Museum received bids for chinking all the interior and exterior of the log cabin, including power washing and staining. The Museum is getting prices to shingle the 1905 Jail.
Government Building – Geotechnical Exploration: Motion by Gary Grittner, second by Sonny Harrowa, to hire American Engineering Testing, to complete the subsurface exploration services at the courthouse building, at a cost of $9,800.00. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Director of Equalization – Add Omitted Property Valuation Record #6434: Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Gary Grittner, to approve to add Omitted Property Valuation of $96,670.00 to Owner Occupied and $360,126.00 to NA/Other, to Record #6434, for 2022 Pay 2023. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Fairgrounds – Small Crows Nest Lighting: Motion by Mike Kenzy, second by Craig Heller, to accept quote from Will Clark Electric, and approve the purchase and installation of LED lights for the Small Crows Nest, in the amount of $3,352.50. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Highway Department: The Commission was presented with a report of work performed by the Highway Department for the month of April 2023, which consists of blading, snow removal, repair cattle guard on Norm Stoeser Road, fill cuts and washouts on Nash Loop and B&B Trail, install culvert on Meier Meats Road, haul gravel and service and maintenance of equipment.
Resignation – Highway Department – Michael Henderson: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Gary Grittner, to accept resignation of Highway Department Michael Henderson, effective April 27, 2023. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Four Corners Volunteer Fire Department Five-Year Occupancy Agreement: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Sonny Harrowa, to accept and approve Chairman Iversen to sign the Four Corners Volunteer Fire Department Five-Year Occupancy Agreement. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Abatements – Record #9100 and Record #4612: Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Craig Heller, to approve Abatement for Record #9100, in the amount of $1,508.54, due to Disabled Veteran Exemption. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Mike Kenzy, to approve Abatement and Refund request for Record #4612, in the amount of $1,681.18; 2019 Pay 2020 = $565.88; 2020 Pay 2021 = $587.28; 2021 Pay 2022 = $528.02, an error had been made in the description of real property. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
New Hire – Deputy Auditor: Motion by Gary Grittner, second by Craig Heller, to approve new hire of Deputy Auditor Janice Booth, at $17.50 per hour, with one 50¢ per hour raise at six months, with Supervisor approval, plus any cost-of-living increase approved by commission for all county employees, including benefits. Effective June 5, 2023. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
West Nile Grant: With mosquito season just around the corner, the South Dakota Department of Health has announced the availability of West Nile Virus Protection Grants.
Motion by Gary Grittner, second by Mike Kenzy, to authorize Auditor Philena Burtch to apply for SD DOH West Nile Virus Prevention Grant. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Executive Session – Personnel – SDCL 1-25-2(1): Motion by Gary Grittner, second by Craig Heller, to go into Executive Session-Personnel-SDCL 1-25-2(1) at 6:03 P.M. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Chairman Iversen declared to reconvene at 6:27 P.M.
Discussion: Commissioner Grittner informed the Commission that the Industrial Park Grants only pay for roads to industrial parks, not utilities. Commissioner Grittner informed the Commission that the Fort Pierre Development is wanting to put a sign up to inform community of events. Auditor Burtch informed the Commission that no “offsite” signs or billboards, electronic or otherwise, can be placed along any portion of US Highway 83, US Highway 14 or SD Highway 1806 that are designated Native American Scenic Byways. Not even a city owned sign or billboard on City property for the purpose of listing events. Any violations risk millions of dollars in federal aid and millions of dollars in fines.
Upcoming Workshops: SDACO Spring Workshop
Adjournment: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Gary Grittner, to adjourn at 6:55 P.M. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
ATTEST: BOARD OF STANLEY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Philena Burtch, Auditor Dana Iversen, Chairman