May 7, 2019



May 7, 2019


The regular meeting of the Stanley County Commission was called to order at 5:06 P.M.(CDT) by Chairman Dana Iversen with Commissioners Mike Kenzy, Craig Heller and Sonny Harrowa present. Commissioner Dennis Booth was absent. Also present were State’s Attorney Tom P. Maher, Director of Equalization Roger Fuller, Highway Superintendent Lee Smith, Fairgrounds Manager Scott Deal, Capitol Journal Dave Byrnes and Auditor Philena Burtch. The meeting commenced with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.


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


MINUTES:  Motion by Craig Heller, second by Sonny Harrowa, to approve April 2, 2019, and April 23, 2019, Minutes. All Voted Aye. Motion Carried.


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


ACE STEEL & RECYCLING INC                                     298.31  R&B SUPPL                     


AT&T MOBILITY                                                             233.18  CELL PHONES                  

AVERA ST MARYS CAMPUS PHARMACY                   11.15  JAIL MEDICAL CARE            

AVERA ST MARYS HOSPITAL                                    3668.74  JAIL MEDICAL CARE            

DURWARD BENBOW                                                      415.00  CRTHS & LOG CABIN MAINT      

BOTTOM LINE WELDING                                              600.00  R&B SNOW REMOVAL REPRS     

PHILENA BURTCH                                                            73.08  COURTHS SECURITY MTG      

BUTLER MACHINERY CO                                             475.28  D7/G7/G1A/G7A/SNOW RMVL RPR

CAPITAL AREA COUNSELING INC                           1122.00  QMHP EVAL                    

CAPITAL AREA REFUSE LLC                                         64.00  CRTHS TRASH BILLING 3/25-4/28

WICK COMMUNICATIONS                                           604.84  W&P/COMM MINS                

CELEBRITY BROADBAND LLC                                   145.58  FAIRGROUNDS INTERNET         

CENTRAL CULVERT SUPPLY                                    6240.00  COUNTY LINE RD/FLOOD         

CENTURYLINK                                                                 85.28  4 CORNERS REPEATER           

CENTURYLINK                                                               241.62  OFFICE PHONES                

TRAVIS W STOUT                                                        1900.00  FAIRGROUNDS SIGN             

CHRISTY LUMBER                                                        166.71  SHOP SUPPL                   

COMMTECH                                                                 9909.32  CRTHS CAMRAS/DOORS SECURTY

COMMUNITY YOUTH INVOLVED INC                  1666.67  MAY 2019 SUPPORT             

CONNECTING POINT                                                   215.00  MANAGED SERVICES 

COVE PLACE ROAD DISTRICT                                1250.00  COVE ROAD DISTRICT           

COWBOY COUNTRY STORES PIERRE                        23.05  GOV BLDG FUEL                

DAKOTA DATA SHRED                                                103.68  AUD MAINT                    

DON'S SINCLAIR                                                          9741.21  #2 DIESEL                    

PEGGY DOUGHERTY                                                    333.66  TREAS SUPPL/HEALTH INS       

EDDIE'S TRUCK SALES                                                248.66  T2/TR16/T3/TRLR101           

EXTREME TECHNOLOGY                                          6554.01  FAIRGROUNDS WIFI             

FIRST DAKOTA ENTERPRISES INC                           520.20  HAUL GRAVEL - FLOOD          

FISCHER LAW OFFICE PROF LLC                            1254.00  CRT APPT ATTRNY       

FLEET SERVICES                                                         1398.99  FUEL                         

FORT PIERRE CITY                                                         78.22  EXT/CHN COPIER LEASE & COPIES

FORT PIERRE CITY                                                     2195.29  UTILITIES

FORT PIERRE CITY                                                   88742.76  DUE TO CITY OF FORT PIERRE                    

ROGER A FULLER                                                         330.00  DOE HEALTH INSURANCE         

GOLDEN WEST TELECOMMUNICATIONS              334.04  E-911                        

GROSSENBURG IMPLEMENT OF PIERR                  290.44  G1A/G7A/G7 SUPPL             


JC OFFICE SUPPLIES                                                      89.62  R&B OFFICE SUPPL             

JIM HAWK TRUCK TRAILERS INC                            995.46  T9/T5 SNOW REMOVL REPR/SUPPL

MARK KATTERHAGEN                                                  30.00  MENTAL ILLNESS               

ROBERT T KONRAD                                                     115.05  CRT APPT ATTRNY                   

KODY R KYRISS                                                          1394.45  CRT APPT ATTRNY              

LAWSON PRODUCTS INC                                           358.54  R&B SUPPL/REPAIR & MAINT     

LUCY LEWNO                                                                216.50  MENTAL ILLNESS               

LINCOLN COUNTY                                                         64.82  MENTAL ILLNESS                

LITTLE FALLS MACHINE INC                                    450.24  G3 SNOW REMOVAL REPAIRS      

DARCY LOCKWOOD                                                      30.00  MENTAL ILLNESS               

THE LODGE AT DEADWOOD                                     168.00  R&B SHORT COURSE             

LYNN'S DAKOTAMART                                               134.11  GOV BLDG/R&B SUPPL           

THOMAS P MAHER                                                       388.62  APRIL 2019 EXPENSES          

MARCO                                                                            407.43  OFFICE COPIER LEASE & COPIES 

CURT MERRIMAN PRINTING                                        15.00  FAIRGROUNDS SUPPL            

MICROFILM IMAGING SYSTEMS INC                       385.00  ROD SCANNER RENTAL           

MIDCONTINENT COMMUNICATION                         635.69  OFFICE INTERNET              

MONTANA-DAKOTA UTILITIES CO                          344.05  COUNTY SHOPS NATURAL GAS     

MONTANA-DAKOTA UTILITIES CO                          177.44  COURTHOUSE NATURAL GAS       

MORRIS INC                                                                      80.00  G4 SNOW REMOVAL REPAIRS      

BONNIE NICKELS                                                            99.00  WIC TRAVEL                   

CITY OF PIERRE                                                             110.00  MARCH 2019 MEDICAL DIRCTR    

PITNEY BOWES INC                                                      341.50  POSTAGE                      

POWERPLAN                                                                   669.80  G1A SNOW REMOVAL REPAIRS     

QUALITY CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION                    433.50  HAUL ROCK FLOOD               

QUILL CORPORATION                                                1219.16  OFFICE SUPPL                 

R & W CONSTRUCTION LLC                                        433.50  HAUL ROCK - FLOOD            

JERRY RADA                                                                   330.00  R&B HEALTH INSURANCE         

ROBINS WATER CONDITIONING INC                         12.00  R&B SUPPL                    

RUNNINGS SUPPLY INC                                               275.57  R&B SUPPL                    

RUNNINGS SUPPLY INC                                               614.14  GOV BLDG/FAIRGRNDS REPR/SUPP


BRAD A SCHREIBER                                                     251.45  CRT APPT ATTRNY             


SD DEPT OF CORRECTIONS                                          86.70  COURTHOUSE MAINT             

SD DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH                                 1763.50  ALCOHOL BLOOD TESTS/CHN  

SD DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE                             77216.05  MV/VITALS/MENTAL ILLNESS   

SD ASSN OF ASSESSING OFFICES                              210.00  DOE ANNUAL CONFERENCE        



SD ASSOC OF COUNTY OFFICIALS                            140.00  ROD M/P FUND       

SD PUBLIC ASSURANCE ALLIANCE                          645.98  JD TRACTOR INSURANCE         

SERVALL UNIFORM/LINEN CO                                   110.19  R&B MAINT                    

SERVALL UNIFORM/LINEN CO                                       3.50  COURTHOUSE SUPPL             

SILVER SPUR                                                                   546.00  OAHE DIST MTG                

SIOUX NATION OF FORT PIERRE                               115.50  R&B SUPPL

STANLEY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT              359954.24  DUE TO SC SCHOOL                    

CHARLES G SWANSON                                                 178.85  AFLAC REFUND                 

WW TIRE SERVICE INC                                                 395.41  P11/PACKER/P10/P4 REPRS/SUPP

YANKTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT                          50.00  SHERIFFS FEE                 

ZANDER AUTO PARTS                                                     51.27  D7/G3 SUPPL                  


Register of Deeds:

Regular Fees April 2019 - $1,534.10

Transfer Fees April 2019 - $1,475.00


Auditor Report: Auditor Philena Burtch presented the Commissioners with the Budget Expenditure Report showing each department’s expenses as of March 31, 2019, and the Outstanding Disbursements by account & budget remaining as of May 7, 2019.


Director of Equalization: Roger Fuller requested to add omitted property and remove a mobile home for 2019 Payable 2020. Roger also stated the he needs a different, more reliable, vehicle.


Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Craig Heller, to approve to add omitted property, Record #10574, value of $48,092, for 2019 Payable 2020 taxes. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


Motion by Craig Heller, second by Sonny Harrowa, to approve to remove Record #9665, value of $33,206. For 2019 Payable 2020, as mobile home has been removed from Stanley County. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


Abatement: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Mike Kenzy, to approve Abatement Record #6767 in the amount of $1,541.00, as Disabled Veteran exemption. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


Record #8313 & #8314, Tabled by City of Fort Pierre until May 20, 2019 meeting.


Motion by Craig Heller, second by Sonny Harrowa, to approve Abatement Record #7122 in the amount of $1,370.03, interest only. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


New Hire: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Mike Kenzy, to approve new hire of State’s Attorney Assistant Harlie Petrak at $16.50 per hour with $1.50 raise at 90 days, with supervisor approval, $1.00 raise at 180 days, with supervisor approval, plus any cost of living increase approved by the Commission for all county employees. Effective date of April 23, 2019. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


Highway Department:  Lee Smith presented the Commission with a report of work completed for the month of April by the highway department. They have worked on a lot of flood control, filling washouts, culvert replacements, snow removal, hauling and laying gravel, and moving to the new shop.


Lee informed the Commission that R&W Construction will pour the retaining wall and base for the fuel tanks for $10,455.00. Lee spoke with the Fire Marshall regarding the specifications of placement. The fuel tanks should be 50 feet from the property line and must have an emergency shut off.


Fuel Tanks: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Sonny Harrowa, to purchase two 1,000 gallon single wall fuel tanks, not to exceed $35,000.00. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


Gravel: The County needs 10,000 ton of gravel containing the correct P.I. for the Cut-Across Road soil stabilization project. The County will need more gravel for the fairgrounds parking lot.

Commission Harrowa recused himself from the discussion regarding B&B Equipment.

Sully County has a gravel hauling bid of 20¢ per ton mile from B&B Equipment that we can piggy-back off. The gravel will come from B&B Equipment pit at $4.00 per ton.


Motion by Craig Heller, second by Mike Kenzy, to approve purchase of 10,000 ton of gravel from B&B Equipment, at $4.00 per ton, with B&B Equipment hauling the gravel at 20¢ per ton mile as stated in Sully County bid. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


Agtegra Coop Road Landing Permit Request: Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Craig Heller, to deny Road Landing Permit Request from Agtegra Coop. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


Fairgrounds: Scott Deal received a quote for a sound system that is compatible with the WiFi system. He would like to get more information regarding how it works. Also, 4-H had offered to donate some funds, Scott will talk to 4-H.

Scott Deal, Fort Pierre Tourism and the City of Fort Pierre met with Horse Nation Indian Relay Council. Scott stated the meeting went well, they looked at the facility. Horse Nation Indian Relay will be at the Stanley County Fairgrounds July 26-30, 2019.

Scott informed the Commission that the gutters which were installed on the west side of the grandstand in 2018 are not doing what they were intended to do. Water is running between the gutters and the roof, and going down the side of the building. ABC Seamless looked at it and stated that it can be fixed.

Executive Session – Personnel – SDCL 1-25-2(1): Motion by Craig Heller, second by Sonny Harrowa, to go into Executive Session-Personnel-SDCL 1-25-2(1) at 6:04 P.M. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.

Chairman Iversen declared to reconvene at 6:10 P.M.

Executive Session – Care of Poor 28-13-1 Case #2605: Motion by Mike Kenzy, second by Sonny Harrowa, to go into Executive Session-Care of Poor 28-13-1 at 6:11 P.M. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.

Chairman Iversen declared to reconvene at 6:14 P.M.

Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Craig Heller, to deny Care of Poor Case #2605. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.

Transfer Funds: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Sonny Harrowa, to approve transfer of $900,000.00 from General Fund to: Fire Fighting in the amount of $150,000.00; Emergency Management & Disaster Fund in the amount of $100,000.00; and Courthouse Building Fund in the amount of $650,000.00. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.

SDSU Extension/Stanley County 2019 Memorandum of Understanding: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Mike Kenzy, to accept and approve Chairman Iversen to sign amended 2019 Memorandum of Understanding between SDSU Extension and Stanley County. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.

Discussion: After much discussion as to the correct thing to do with the old fuel tanks located at the old county shop, it has been decided to remove the fuel tanks, leave the containment wall, and clean up the area.

Also, with the 2020 Census nearing, a request came regarding using the Commission Room for training census takers. The Commission will allow the training, as long as it doesn’t interfere with other scheduled meetings.

Upcoming Workshops: County Officials, Highway Office Personnel, Assessing Officers Conference, Vanguard Meeting.


Adjournment: Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Craig Heller, to adjourn at 6:33 P.M. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


ATTEST:                                                         BOARD OF STANLEY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS


Philena Burtch, Auditor                                               Dana Iversen, Chairman


Physical address

Stanley County Courthouse
08 E 2nd Avenue
Fort Pierre SD 57532

Mailing Address

Stanley County Courthouse
Auditors Office
PO Box 595
Fort Pierre SD 57532