November 10, 2022
STANLEY COUNTY COMMISSION MEETING
November 10, 2022
The regular meeting of the Stanley County Commission was called to order at 5:14 P.M.(CT) by Vice Chairman Sonny Harrowa with Commissioners Dennis Booth, Mike Kenzy and Craig Heller. Commissioner Dana Iversen was absent. Also present was State’s Attorney Tom P. Maher, Director of Equalization Tracy Schmitt, Highway Superintendent Lee Smith, Fairgrounds Manager Scott Deal, Treasurer Bill Konst, Gary Grittner, Harley Moser, Capital Journal Gwen Albers and Auditor Philena Burtch. The meeting commenced with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.
AGENDA: Motion by Mike Kenzy, second by Craig Heller, to approve the Agenda. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
MINUTES: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Dennis Booth, to approve October 4, 2022, Minutes. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
CLAIMS: Motion by Dennis Booth, second by Craig Heller, to approve Claims as presented. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
ACE STEEL & RECYCLING INC 451.31 FRGRNDS MAINT
GA 52.04 CS
AMERICAN MEDICAL RESPONSE INC 1237.50 OCTOBER SUBSIDY BILLING
RENEE ANDERSEN 239.28 GENERAL ELECTION BOARD
ARAMARK 114.02 R&B MAINT
AT&T MOBILITY 200.37 CELL PHONES
AVERA OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE MI 114.00 R&B TESTS
BANKWEST TRUST DEPARTMENT 849.49 OVERPAID TAXES REC 10434
GB 12.04 CS
BAUMANN LUMBER 18.40 GOV BLDG REPAIR & MAINT
MB 12.04 CS
DURWARD BENBOW 448.00 GOV BLDG MAINT
JANICE BOOTH 212.50 GENERAL ELECTION BOARD
LILA BRIGGS 202.50 GENERAL ELECTION BOARD
BRULE COUNTY 2580.00 OCT JAIL BILLING
CAPITAL AREA COUNSELING INC 3178.04 SEPT MCR/QMHP EVAL
CAPITAL AREA REFUSE LLC 246.40 CH BLDG/FRGRNDS TRASH BILLING
WICK COMMUNICATIONS 23.00 R&B 5 YR PLAN NOTICE
WICK COMMUNICATIONS 1013.93 PUBLICATIONS
CAPITAL REPORTING SERVICES 252.84 CRT RPRTR
BRANDY CARROLL 159.00 DOE EQUIP REIMB
ART V CARTER 26.49 OVERPAID TAXES
CELERITY INTERNET 136.94 FRGRNDS WIFI
CENTRAL CULVERT SUPPLY 6560.00 R&B SUPPL
CENTURY BUSINESS PRODUCTS 254.33 COPIER LEASE & COPIES
CENTURYLINK 85.28 4 CORNERS REPEATER
CENTURYLINK 266.74 OFFICE PHONES
CHANDLERS INC AUTOGLASS/RECYCL 330.00 R&B REPAIR & MAINT
LC 14.08 CS
CHRISTY LUMBER 5.00 GOV BLDG REPAIR & MAINT
WILL CLARK ELECTRICAL INC 483.94 FRGRNDS REPAIR & MAINT
COMMTECH INC 2390.42 JUDICIAL EQUIP/MAINT
COMMUNITY YOUTH INVOLVED INC 1666.66 NOVEMBER SUPPORT
CONNECTING POINT 518.00 SERVER MAINT
CORELOGIC INC 3630.42 OVERPD TAXES 6851 6916 3337
COUNTY WIDE DIRECTORY LLC 920.00 DOE PLAT BOOKS
COWBOY COUNTRY STORES 161.75 GOV BLDG FUEL
SANDY CRONIN 202.50 GENERAL ELECTION BOARD
KC 50.00 CS
CROSSROADS TRAILER 1209.52 R&B SUPPL-T2/T3/T7
DAKOTA DATA SHRED 43.26 AUD MAINT
DAKOTA DREAMERS 604.91 OVERPAID TAXES
DEERE CREDIT INC 42728.79 2021 JD 772G LEASE
DIAMOND MOWERS INC 286.39 R&B MAINT/SUPPL
DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLE 24.20 R&B 2006 WATER TANKER
DON'S SINCLAIR 12003.00 R&B DIESEL
KD 11.02 CS
SANDIE DRAKE 204.64 GENERAL ELECTION BOARD
MD 51.02 CS
EDDIE'S TRUCK CENTER INC 580.60 R&B SUPPL-T2/INV
SHIRLEY ELLWEIN 10.00 GENERAL ELECTION SCHOOL
FACTOR 360 120.00 ANNUAL SECURE SSL CERT
FLEET SERVICES 2291.72 R&B/FRGRNDS FUEL
FLOYD'S KUBOTA 1099.67 FRGRNDS/R&B REPAIR/MAINT
FORT PIERRE CITY 50629.20 DUE TO CITY OF FORT PIERRE
FORT PIERRE CITY 62.18 EXT COPIER LEASE & COPIES
FORT PIERRE CITY 2848.21 UTILITIES/HYDRANT METER
MARY BETH FRAVEL 212.50 GENERAL ELECTION BOARD
FRIMAN OIL & GAS CO INC 155.52 R&B SUPPL-GREASE
KG 11.02 CS
GOLDEN WEST TELECOMMUNICATIONS 334.04 E-911
GRAHAM TIRE COMPANY 1231.90 R&B REPAIR/SUPPL-G1A/T12
SG 25.30 CS
KG 11.02 CS
BG 16.12 CS
CONNIE GRITTNER 67.50 GENERAL ELECTION BOARD
GARY GRITTNER 212.50 GENERAL ELECTION BOARD
GROSSENBURG IMPLEMENT OF PIERR 535.08 R&B SUPPL-G7/M5/RT4828
WG 51.02 CS
MH 22.24 CS
ARLETTE HALL 215.86 GENERAL ELECTION BOARD
HAYES COMMUNITY HALL 50.00 GENERAL ELECTION
AH 11.02 CS
CH 40.60 CS
DH 20.20 CS
HOGEN'S HARDWARE HANK 37.98 R&B SUPPL
HOGEN'S HARDWARE HANK 15.86 FRGRNDS/TREAS SUPPL
HOME LOAN SERV 347.57 OVERPAID TAXES REC 6671
KH 51.02 CS
HH 12.04 CS
HUGHES COUNTY FINANCE OFFICE 29070.00 SEPT/OCT JAIL BILLING
KH 56.12 CS
IAAO 625.00 DOE APPRAISAL CLASS
BELLEN M JACOBSEN 212.50 GENERAL ELECTION BOARD
JC OFFICE SUPPLIES 30.00 R&B SUPPL
JENNER EQUIPMENT COMPANY 62.60 FRGRNDS REPAIR & MAINT
CJ 15.10 CS
GK 32.44 CS
LURA KIRKPATRICK 325.60 GENERAL ELECTION BOARD
TK 11.02 CS
KOLETZKY LAW OFFICE PROF LLC 177.70 CRT APPT ATTRNY-MENTAL ILLNESS
KONEXUS INC 288.00 ALERTSENSE
EILEEN KRAMER 215.86 GENERAL ELECTION BOARD
STUART & KELLEY LARSON 4.92 OVERPAID TAXES REC 9743
LARSON VAL 9.00 MENTAL ILLNESS BOARD
LAWSON PRODUCTS INC 399.83 R&B MAINT/SUPPL
KENDRA LENZ 75.00 GENERAL ELECTION BOARD
LUCY LEWNO 146.57 MENTAL ILLNESS BOARD
JL 13.06 CS
DARCY LOCKWOOD 9.00 MENTAL ILLNESS BOARD
BRENDA LOUNSBURY 540.00 BLOOD TESTS
LYNN'S DAKOTAMART 324.95 FRGRNDS MAINT
THOMAS P MAHER 2443.72 OCTOBER EXPENSES
MM 10.00 CS
MAY ADAM GERDES & THOMPSON LLP 787.80 CRT APPT ATTRNY
LM 11.02 CS
BARBARA MCQUISTION 251.92 GENERAL ELECTION BOARD
IRIS MELIGAN 202.50 GENERAL ELECTION BOARD
MENARDS - PIERRE 344.98 FRGNDS MAINT/EQUIP
GAYLE A MERSCHEIM 202.50 GENERAL ELECTION BOARD
KEVIN MERSCHEIM 60.00 GENERAL ELECTION BOARD
JM 51.02 CS
MICROFILM IMAGING SYSTEMS INC 395.00 ROD EQUIP RENTAL
MIDCONTINENT COMMUNICATION 153.11 COUNTY SHOP PHONE & INTERNET
MIDCONTINENT COMMUNICATION 216.78 OFFICE INTERNET
NANCY JO MIKKELSEN 210.00 GENERAL ELECTION BOARD
AM 12.04 CS
MONTANA-DAKOTA UTILITIES CO 18.16 COUNTY SHOP NATURAL GAS
MONTANA-DAKOTA UTILITIES CO 241.10 CH BLDG/FRGNDS NATURAL GAS
HARLEY J MOSER 222.04 OVERPD TAXES REC 3256 3257
BM 52.04 CS
JOANN NELSEN 202.50 GENERAL ELECTION BOARD
CITY OF PIERRE 7387.62 OCT MED DIR/4TH QTR E911 SRVC
PITNEY BOWES 393.61 POSTAGE
POWERPLAN BF 2253.49 R&B REPAIR/MAINT/SUPPL-G7A
PAT PRINCE 183.15 R&B TRAVEL REIM - WATER TANKER
QUILL CORPORATION 2073.54 OFFICE SUPPL
OSCAR & CLAUDIA RAMIREZ 30.00 OVERPAID TAXES REC 9083
RAMKOTA HOTEL-- RAPID CITY 182.00 HWY SUPER CONF
REDWOOD TOXICOLOGY LABORATORY 222.00 TOXICOLOGY TESTS
TOM RICHARDSON 19.16 R&B SUPPL REIMB
JR 51.02 CS
RIVER BLUFF ESTATES 86.62 OVERPAID TAXES REC 9192
ROBINS WATER CONDITIONING INC 12.00 R&B SUPPL
RUNNINGS SUPPLY INC 41.92 R&B SUPPL
RUNNINGS SUPPLY INC 345.58 GOV BLDG/FRGNDS SUPPL/MAINT
DR 13.06 CS
DS 12.04 CS
STANLEY COUNTY SCHOOL DIST 99550.61 DUE TO SC SCHOOL
DEAN SCHAEFER COURT REPORTING 18.00 CRT RPRTR
LS 61.00 CS
DS 11.02 CS
SD DEPT OF CORRECTIONS 550.80 FRGRNDS MAINT
SD DEPT OF REVENUE 132912.01 MV/VITALS/MENTAL ILLNESS
SD DEPTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 854.52 R&B 2022 BRIDGE INSPECTION
SD PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORY 240.00 BLOOD TESTS
SDAAO 350.00 DOE ASSESSOR TRAINING
SD ASSN OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER 217.00 CLERP
SD ASSN OF COUNTY OFFICIALS 90.00 ROD M/P FUND
SEACHANGE PRINT INNOVATIONS 185.00 GENERAL ELECTION
SERVALL UNIFORM/LINEN CO 235.62 GOV BLDG SUPPL
SIOUX NATION OF FORT PIERRE 252.84 FRGRNDS MAINT
ES 14.08 CS
SMALL ENGINE HOUSE 272.75 FRGRNDS REPAIR & MAINT
DON LEE SMITH 64.00 HWY SHORT COURSE
STATE FLAG ACCOUNT 251.76 GOV BLDG SUPPL
BEVERLY STOESER 67.50 GENERAL ELECTION BOARD
CHAD STOESER 29.66 SUBPOENA
RS 10.00 CS
SS 26.32 CS
TS 13.06 CS
LT 11.02 CS
LT 61.00 CS
TITAN MACHINERY 638.19 R&B MAINT/SUPPL-C1
ST 11.02 CS
US POSTAL SERVICE 462.00 EXT PO BOX SRVC ANNUAL FEE
KATHLEEN JO WEISHAR 220.00 GENERAL ELECTION BOARD
WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE 2014.15 OVERPAID TAXES REC 9311
WENDELL LAW OFFICE PC 2156.65 CRT APPT ATTRNY JUV
AW 52.04 CS
THE WRAYS LLC 19500.00 R&B 2006 WATER TANKER
WW TIRE SERVICE INC 815.08 R&B REPAIR/SUPPL-G7/T2
YANKTON COUNTY 107.30 MENTAL ILLNESS
ZANDER AUTO PARTS 916.18 R&B SUPPL
ZANDER AUTO PARTS 934.96 FRGRNDS REPAIR & MAINT
Auditor Report: Auditor Philena Burtch presented the Commissioners with the September 2022 Budget Expenditure Report showing each department’s expenses as of September 30, 2022 and Outstanding Disbursements by Account & Budget Remaining as of November 10, 2022.
SALARIES BY OFFICE: Commissioners - $3,747.55; Auditor - $3,701.20; Treasurer - $5,511.98; States Attorney - $7,791.13; Custodial - $2,331.12; Director of Equalization - $4,611.48; Register of Deeds - $3,210.66; Road & Bridge - $23,339.32; Weed & Pest - $450.97; Fairgrounds - $5,782.60; Extension - $1,165.36; Employee Health Insurance - $18,043.31; SD Retirement System, withheld and match - $8,153.96; Electronic Transfer; FICA, Medicare and Withholding Tax - $18,179.60.
Register of Deeds:
Regular Fees October 2022 - $1,918.12
Transfer Fees October 2022 - $ 992.00
Harley Moser – Property Taxes: Harley Moser purchased land. Harley came in to pay the property taxes and was informed that the property taxes had already been paid by the former property owner, and was told to pay the former property owner instead of the county. Harley talked with a couple other offices and it was discovered that Harley only purchased a small section of land and a new parcel number should have been created. Harley would like the county’s help to get the money back that he paid to the former property owner. Since this situation should have been handled differently, the county will assist Harley.
Bruce Wisley – Bridge Inspection Report: Due to the weather, Bruce will present the bridge inspection report during the December 6th Commission meeting.
Highway Department: Lee Smith presented the Commission with a report of work performed by the Highway Department for the month of October, 2022, which consists of blading, hauling gravel, mowing, replace culverts on Richard Doud Road, service and maintenance of equipment. Lee informed the Commission that the State is starting to move on the Bad River Road bridge replacement project.
2017 John Deere Motor Grader Extended Lease: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Dennis Booth, to approve to extend the lease on the 2017 John Deere Motor Grader for three months at $ 3,270.67 per month. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
2006 Water Tanker: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Mike Kenzy, to approve the purchase of the 2006 Stephens Water Tanker in the amount of $19,500.00. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Hayes Shop Lighting Project: Motion by Mike Kenzy, second by Dennis Booth, to accept Will Clark Electric Proposal for the Hayes Shop Lighting Project in the amount of $7,950.00. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Fairgrounds -Tractor: Motion by Dennis Booth, second by Craig Heller, to approve the lease of the John Deere 75HP tractor in the amount of $25.00 per hour. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Cottonwood Tree: Scott Deal informed the Commission about a large cottonwood tree located at the northside of the arena that is dead and needs to be removed.
Security Camera System: Scott Deal would like security camera system for the fairgrounds. The Commission suggested to get bids for a security camera system for the fairgrounds and the county highway shop.
State 4-H Finals Contract: Scott Deal would like to write up a three-year contract for State 4-H Finals Rodeo and include the number of stalls that will be available.
National Little Britches: Scott Deal informed the Commission that the National Little Britches is selling used stall fronts and gates. They have a total of 548 panels for sale, Scott would like to put a bid in of $10 per panel. Motion by Craig Heller, second by Dennis Booth, to place a bid on 548 panels to the National Little Britches, not to exceed $5,500.00. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Grandstand – City of Fort Pierre – Storage: Scott Deal informed the Commission that the City of Fort Pierre is looking for new space to store city shop equipment. The Grandstand was suggested. It is not heated, however the city crews will be able to plug the equipment in and the city crews will be out of the elements to work on equipment.
Canvass of General Election: Upon review of the Canvass, Motion by Dennis Booth, second by Craig Heller, to approve the Canvass for the General Election of November 8, 2022. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Add Treasurer to Bank Accounts: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Mike Kenzy, to add Treasurer Bill Konst to all Stanley County Bank accounts, ACH, Execubank. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Hughes County 2023 Jail Contract: Motion by Mike Kenzy, second by Craig Heller, to accept and approve Vice Chairman Harrowa to sign the Hughes County 2023 Jail Contract, daily rate is unchanged at $95.00 per day. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Hughes County 2023 Juvenile (JSC) Contract: Motion by Dennis Booth, second by Craig Heller, to accept and approve Vice Chairman Harrowa to sign the Hughes County 2023 JSC Contract, daily rate is unchanged at $295.00 per day. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Generator Project 2022 – Resolution 2022-22: The Stanley County Courthouse is considered a storm shelter. Motion by Craig Heller, second by Dennis Booth, to authorize the Stanley County Auditor or Stanley County Commission Chairman or Vice Chairman to sign and submit this resolution and application to the South Dakota Office of Emergency Management for the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funding BRIC22 for a 100,000-watt generator for the Stanley County Courthouse. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
TO SUBMIT APPLICATION FOR FUNDING REQUEST FOR THE STANLEY COUNTY GENERATOR PROJECT 2022
WHEREAS, Stanley County has identified the need to purchase and install a 100,000-watt generator at their Stanley County Courthouse located at 08 East 2nd Avenue, Fort Pierre, in order to provide emergency backup power to operate the emergency operations center in the event of a power outage as a result of an ice storm, tornado or other disaster event causing loss of power; and
WHEREAS, Stanley County anticipated purchasing and installing a 100,000-watt generator for the Stanley County Courthouse;
WHEREAS, The County purposes to apply to the South Dakota office of Emergency Management of the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program BRIC22 funding to assist with the cost of purchasing and installing the generator; and
WHEREAS, the citizens of Stanley County have been afforded the opportunity to participate, comment, and provide input in the plan content and mitigation strategies;
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the County Commission Board of Stanley County that: The commissioners authorize the Stanley County Auditor or the Board Chairman or Vice Chairman to sign and submit this resolution and application to the SD Office of Emergency Management for the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funding BRIC22 for a 100,000-watt generator. Adopted by the Stanley County Board of Commissioners this 10th day of November, 2022. This resolution is effective immediately upon passage.
Stanley County Commission Vice Chairman
Stanley County Auditor
Project Boundary Fence – Cyber Security: Project Boundary Fence is a partnership between Dakota State University and the South Dakota Attorney General’s office to help secure South Dakota city and county networks from cyber-attacks. This service is funded by South Dakota Consumer Protection, therefore no cost to Stanley County taxpayers.
Motion by Craig Heller, second by Dennis Booth, to schedule an assessment with Dakota State University Project Boundary Fence. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Local Assistance & Tribal Consistency Fund (LATCF): The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced the release of Local Assistance and Tribal Consistency Fund (LATCF) payments to counties. The LATCF provides two equal payments to “eligible revenue sharing counties” under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The purpose of LATCF is to serve as a general revenue enhancement program.
Motion by Dennis Booth, second by Craig Heller, to authorize Stanley County Auditor to sign and submit Application for Local Assistance & Tribal Consistency Fund. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Resignation – Director of Equalization Assistant: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Mike Kenzy, to accept Resignation of Director of Equalization Assistant Brandy Carroll, effective November 11, 2022. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Automatic Budget Supplement – Road & Bridge: Motion by Dennis Booth, second by Craig Heller, to approve Automatic Budget Supplement, in the amount of $501.86, for Road & Bridge Health Insurance, to reflect COBRA insurance payment. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Contingency Transfer – Resolution 2022-23: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Dennis Booth, to approve Resolution 2022-23 Contingency Transfer – Fairgrounds Equipment, in the amount of $35,000.00. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
WHEREAS, insufficient appropriation was made in the 2022 adopted budget for the Fairgrounds department to discharge just obligations of said appropriations: and
WHEREAS SDCL 7-21-32.2 provides that transfers be made by resolution of the board from the contingency appropriation established pursuant to SDCL 7-21-6.1 to other appropriations;
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the appropriation be transferred from the contingency budget to the Fairgrounds department budget 101-112-429.00 (Commissioners) $35,000.00 – Expenditure budget 101-524-434.30 (Equipment) in the sum of $35,000.00.
Motion by Craig Heller, second by Dennis Booth, to approve Contingency Transfer in the amount of $35,000.00 to Fairgrounds Department - Equipment. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Dated this 10th day of November, 2022.
ATTEST: BOARD OF STANLEY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Philena Burtch, Auditor Sonny Harrowa, Vice Chairman
Executive Session – Personnel – SDCL 1-25-2(1): Motion by Mike Kenzy, second by Dennis Booth, to go into Executive Session-Personnel-SDCL 1-25-2(1) at 6:10 P.M. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Vice Chairman Harrowa declared to reconvene at 6:33 P.M.
Discussion: Treasurer Bill Konst would like to check into allowing taxpayers to make payments over the phone. Bill feels it would be more convenient for Stanley County property owners.
Thanksgiving Holiday Closing – Thursday November 24th and Friday November 25th
Adjournment: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Mike Kenzy, to adjourn at 6:47 P.M. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
ATTEST: BOARD OF STANLEY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Philena Burtch, Auditor Sonny Harrowa, Vice Chairman