The Fall River Board of County Commissioners met in regular session on October 17, 2017. Present: Ann Abbott, Joe Allen, Joe Falkenburg, Paul Nabholz, Deb Russell and Sue Ganje, Auditor.
The Pledge of Allegiance was given and the meeting called to order at 9:00 a.m.
The agenda was reviewed for conflicts; none were noted. ALL MOTIONS RECORDED IN THESE MINUTES WERE BY UNANIMOUS VOTE, UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED.
Motion made by Nabholz, seconded by Russell, to approve the agenda as written.
Motion made by Nabholz, seconded by Abbott, to approve the minutes of September 26, 2017.
Motion made by Allen, seconded by Abbott, to approve CP 2017-17, in the amount of $729.22 with $50 per month in repayment. With Nabholz and Falkenburg voting no, all others voting yes, motion carried.
Motion made by Russell, seconded by Abbott, to approve travel for Stacy Schmidt, Deputy Auditor, to attend an election workshop in Pierre, November 8 and November 9, 2017.
Motion made by Nabholz, seconded by Russell to set the 2018 Liquor and Wine license renewal hearing on November 21, 2017 at 9:55 a.m.
Motion made by Russell, seconded by Nabholz to set the supplement and contingency transfer hearing on October 17, 2017 at 9:55 a.m.
Motion made by Abbott, seconded by Allen to approve travel for Frank Maynard to attend the 2017 Safety and Loss Control Conference, November 8 and November 9 in Mitchell, with Lyle Jensen as an alternate.
The board received a quote for a retractable wall. Motion made by Allen, seconded by Russell to approve purchase of a retractable wall for the jail exercise pen in the amount of $438.00. With Nabholz voting no, all others voting yes, motion carried.
Frank Maynard, Emergency Management, met with the board and reported on a meeting with DOT. Maynard spoke of slight highway changes near the South Annex. The change will not affect much at that building. Maynard recommended that everybody be aware and/or go to the next meeting the DOT holds; it could affect the highway and/or traffic by the courthouse greatly.
Maynard discussed the Dakota Water Science Center Water Resource Investigations project. This is for stream gaging in Fall River, has been signed and sent in.
Motion made by Nabholz, seconded by Abbott, to approve the fourth quarter SLA Agreement, contingent on authorization at the next meeting.
Motion made by Abbott, seconded by Russell, to approve the Commodity Flow study, and authorize the chairman to sign, which tracked truck traffic at Coffee Cup Fuel Stop, noting ORM placards, fuel trucks, etc., contingent on authorization at the next meeting.
Maynard updated the board on fire prevention week and would like to come up with an escape plan for individuals living in forested areas. Signs have been ordered for Bluebird Lane and Sunflower Road. Maynard also reported the fire tender has been drained. Maynard discussed a meeting at the NRCS building that will discuss water project funds.
Patti Schultz, Heartland Real Estate, Susie Simkins, Director of Equalization, and Kelli Rhoe, Treasurer, met with the board. Simkins gave a short update on an issue dealing with delinquent taxes for the Massey brother’s properties. Schultz gave a brief description of each house the Massey Brothers owned and suggestions on what to do with each property. Schultz believes the goal would be to get all but one in rentable shape or shape to sell. Schultz believes that a property manager will be needed.
Simkins believed that there are limited things that can be done according to codified laws. Discussion was held on what could be done by the board. They asked Schultz and Simkins to come back with more information in November.
Bob Evans, Sheriff, requested to be able to move into the old nurse’s office. Motion made by Russell, seconded by Nabholz to authorize law enforcement to move the deputies and sheriff into the old nurse’s office in the courthouse basement.
Evans also updated the board that a dispatcher will be back from training soon and there has been no jailer applicants as of late.
Linda Long met with the board to ask for lien forgiveness on a 20 year old lien for her son, Shane Stanley. Discussion was held about the issue. Motion made by Nabholz, seconded by Russell to not reduce the lien in the amount of $932.31.
Randy Seiler, Highway Superintendent, met with the board. Motion made by Russell, seconded by Abbott to approve the September 2017 fuel transfers to reimburse the highway department for fuel used or work performed as follows: Weed & Pest for $409.41; Sheriff’s Department for $2,363.71; Emergency Management for $105.00; Director of Equalization $30.00; Building for $45.15, Auditor for $8.74, Register of Deeds for $8.74; and State’s Attorney for $16.61.
Seiler stated that their mowing had ended that day; he has no complaints. Discussion was held on gravel used on the Smithwick Road and to use same gravel on other roads, road tour and a question a commissioner received on a section line. The board asked that the bridge on Scenic Road near Jim Nesti be put on the next agenda.
Motion made by Abbott, seconded by Russell, to approve bills as follows:
GENERAL FUND: A & B WELDING SUPPLY CO., WELDING SUPPLIES/LEA, $9.24; FIDELITY SEC. LIFE INS CO, EYE INSURANCE, $121.33; AMERICAN FAMILY ASSURANCE, AMERICAN FAMILY ASSU, $731.65; AUDRA HILL CONSULTING,INC, MI/CONSULTING, $894.47; A’VIANDS LLC, INMATE FOOD/SUPPLY, $11,780.00; A-Z SHREDDING INC, SHREDDING, $59.84; BLACK HILLS CHEMICAL, SUPPLY, $590.06; BLACK HILLS ENERGY, UTILITY POWER ELECTR, $8,759.29; BOSTON MUTUAL LIFE INS CO, LIFE INSURANCE, $32.76; CENTURY BUSINESS LEASING, COPIER LEASE AND USA, $155.09; CLINICAL LABORATORY OF, AUTOPSY, $1,629.00; CREDIT COLLECTION BUREAU, COLLECTIONS, $593.20; CHAMBERLAIN MCCOLLEY’S, INDIGENT BURIAL, $3,800.00; DELTA DENTAL PLAN OF SD, DELTA DENTAL, $2,294.50; EFTPS, EFTPS PAYROLL TAXES, $34,737.60; EDGEMONT HERALD TRIBUNE, PUBLICATION, 463.05; EXECUTIVE MGMT FINANCE, BIT NETWORK FEES, $140.00; FR COUNTY TREASURER, FR TREASURER, $92.83; GOLDEN WEST TECHNOLOGIES, FIREWALL UPGRADE/SER, $2,147.53; GREAT WESTERN TIRE, TIRES, $1,053.44; HAPPE, SHELBY, TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENT, $201.52; HEARTLAND REAL ESTATE, GARNISHMENT, $100.00; HEAVY HIGHWAY FRINGE, INSURANCE FEES, $555.00; HILLS EDGE AUTO SALES, SERVICE, $1,053.04; HILLYARD/SIOUX FALLS, SUPPLY, $797.50; HOBART SALES & SERVICE, SUPPLY, $334.98; CITY OF HOT SPRINGS, 3RD QUARTER FIRE SPR, $24.00; IOWA LABORERS DISTRICT, HEALTH INSURANCE, $14,727.00; JENNIGES, EDITH, REIMBURSEMENT, $50.40; LIUNA LABORERS LOCAL 620, UNION DUES, $250.00; MIDWEST RADAR & EQUIPMENT, EQUIPMENT, $240.00; NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT SOL, NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT, $29.42; NEVE’S UNIFORM INC, UNIFORM ALLOWANCE, $181.38; NEW YORK LIFE INSURANCE, NEW YORK LIFE INSURANCE, $65.00; NORTONS SINCLAIR, AUTO REPAIR, $192.00; NORTON, TINA, CONTRACT NURSE INMATE, $1,450.00; CHILD SUPPORT PAYMENT CNT, CHILD SUPPORT, $1,259.00; OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY, CONTRACT SERVICE, $384.09; PENNINGTON COUNTY JAIL, INMATE TRANSPORT/INMATE, $273.61; QUILL CORPORATION, OFFICE SUPPLIES, $418.64; RAPID CITY JOURNAL (THE), ADVERTISING PROCEEDINGS, $275.82; SAFETY BENEFITS INC, SAFETY & LOSS CONTROL, $65.00; SD RETIREMENT SYSTEM, SDRS CONTRIBUTION, $16,460.40; SERVALL, RUG/UNIFORM SERVICE, $440.56; SD SUPPLEMENT RETIREMENT, SDRS SUP RETIREMENT, $850.00; STATE SUPPLY, SUPPLY, $61.22; STEVENS, MIKAYLA, BLOOD DRAW, $75.00; TWILIGHT INC, FIRST AID SUPPLY, $413.03; UNITED WAY BLACK HILLS, UNITED WAY DONATION, $38.00; VANGUARD APPRAISALS INC, SOFTWARE SERVICE FEE, $1,700.00; HERTEL, WENDELL, INSTALLATION, $1,200.00; BEHRENS, DONNA, MILEAGE REIMBURSEMENT, $46.20; WITNESSES, GRAND JURY, $548.04; TOTAL FOR GENERAL FUND: $114,844.73;
COUNTY ROAD & BRIDGE: A & B WELDING SUPPLY CO., WELDING SUPPLIES/LEA, $201.60; FIDELITY SEC. LIFE INS CO, EYE INSURANCE, $61.10; AMERICAN FAMILY ASSURANCE, AMERICAN FAMILY ASSU, $448.60; BLACK HILLS ENERGY, UTILITY POWER ELECTRIC, $468.72; BUCHHOLZ, MARTIN, CLOTHING ALLOWANCE, $150.00; BUTLER MACHINERY CO., SUPPLIES/REPAIRS, $1,458.48; DALE’S TIRE & RETREADING, TIRE PARTS/SUPPLY, $1,577.34; DELTA DENTAL PLAN OF SD, DELTA DENTAL, $444.95; DIAMOND MOWERS INC, SUPPLY, $72.60; EDDIES TRUCK SALES, REPAIRS/PARTS, $181.12; EFTPS, EFTPS PAYROLL TAXES, $9,176.23; EDGEMONT HERALD TRIBUNE, PUBLICATION, $113.15; FALL RIVER AUTO SUPPLY, AUTO PARTS/REPAIR, $250.38; FALL RIVER HEALTH, LAB, $40.00; FORWARD DISTRIBUTING, SUPPLIES/PARTS, $87.05; GODFREY BRAKE SERVICE, PARTS, $11.89; HEAVY HIGHWAY FRINGE, INSURANCE FEES, $150.00; HILLS MATERIAL CO., MATERIAL/ASPHALT, $63,060.89; HOT SPRINGS ACE HARDWARE, SUPPLY, $61.24; HOT SPRINGS AUTOMOTIVE, AUTO SUPPLY PARTS, $1,010.08; RICOH USA INC, HWY DEPT COPIER LEASE, $75.00; IOWA LABORERS DISTRICT, HEALTH INSURANCE, $3,648.00; KIMBALL MIDWEST, SUPPLIES, $236.61; LIUNA LABORERS LOCAL 620, UNION DUES, $150.00; LYCOX ENTERPRISES INC, EQUIPMENT, $33,460.00; LYLE SIGNS, SIGNAGE, $51.36; MG OIL, INVENTORY/SUPPLY, $696.85; NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT SOL, NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT, $73.53; NELSONS OIL & GAS INC., FUEL, $17,142.15; NORTON’S SINCLAIR, AUTO REPAIR, $3.30; POWERPLAN BF, REPAIR/PARTS/LABOR, $235.28; RAPID DELIVERY, DELIVERY, $180.55; RUSHMORE COMMUNICATIONS, EM RADIO, $26.75; SAFETY KLEEN, SUPPLIES, $121.47; SD DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION, ROAD PROJECT COST SHARE, $1,248.06; SD RETIREMENT SYSTEM, SDRS CONTRIBUTION, $4,485.26; SEILER, RANDY, CELLPHONE REIMBURSEMENT, $75.00; SIOUX CITY FOUNDRY, PARTS, $2,800.00; STEVENS AUTOMOTIVE, REPAIR, $80.00; TWILIGHT INC, FIRST AID SUPPLY, $77.71; TOTAL FOR COUNTY ROAD & BRIDGE: $143,892.30
911 SURCHARGE REIMB: CREDIT COLLECTION BUREAU, COLLECTIONS, $302.86; DELTA DENTAL PLAN OF SD, DELTA DENTAL, $337.55; EFTPS, EFTPS PAYROLL TAXES, $4,779.40; GOLDEN WEST TECHNOLOGIES, FIREWALL UPGRADE/SER, $330.00; HEAVY HIGHWAY FRINGE, INSURANCE FEES, $75.00; IOWA LABORERS DISTRICT, HEALTH INSURANCE, $1,973.00; LIUNA LABORERS LOCAL 620, UNION DUES, $50.00; MESSERLI & KRAMER, COLLECTIONS, $117.24; PROFESSIONAL DISPATCH MGT, DISPATCH TRAINING, $590.00; CENTURY LINK, DISPATCH TRANSFER LI, $9.28; SD RETIREMENT SYSTEM, SDRS CONTRIBUTION, $2,192.82; TOTAL FOR 911 SURCHARGE REIMB: $10,757.15
FIRE PROTECTION FUND: ARDMORE FIRE DISTRICT, FIRE INSURANCE, $1,545.26; BUFFALO GAP FIRE DEPT, FIRE INSURANCE, $267.17; CASCADE FIRE DEPARTMENT, FIRE INSURANCE, $1,147.24; EDGEMONT FIRE DEPT, FIRE INSURANCE, $3,914.83; HOT SPRINGS FIRE DEPT, FIRE INSURANCE, $11,977.24; MINNEKAHTA FIRE, FIRE INSURANCE, $1,302.39; OELRICHS VOL FIRE DEPT, FIRE INSURANCE, $1,833.88; ORAL FIRE DEPT, FIRE INSURANCE, $1,028.97; SMITHWICK FIRE DEPARTMENT, FIRE INSURANCE, $489.32; TOTAL FOR FIRE PROTECTION FUND: $23,506.30
EMERGENCY MGT: EFTPS, EFTPS PAYROLL TAXES, $1,557.20; GOLDEN WEST TECHNOLOGIES, FIREWALL UPGRADE/SER, $165.00; SAFETY BENEFITS INC, SAFETY & LOSS CONTROL, $65.00; SD RETIREMENT SYSTEM, SDRS CONTRIBUTION, $609.66; TOTAL FOR EMERGENCY MGT: $2,396.86
24/7 SOBRIETY FUND: EFTPS, EFTPS PAYROLL TAXES, $200.40; INTOXIMETERS, 24/7 SUPPLIES, $205.25; TOTAL FOR 24/7 SOBRIETY FUND: $405.65
COURTHOUSE BUILDING FUND: ACCOUTER RENTAL AND SALES, TOOL RENTAL, $81.40; CHRISTENSEN ELECTRIC, LLC, ELECTRICAL S. ANNEX, $7,928.92; GOLDEN WEST TECHNOLOGIES, FIREWALL UPGRADE/SER, $2,240.80; BUILDERS FIRST SOURCE, SUPPLIES, $94.86; TOTAL COURTHOUSE BUILDING FUND: $10,345.98
TOTAL PAID BETWEEN 9/27/17 AND 10/10/17: $306,149.00
Break was taken at 10:07 a.m. Meeting resumed at 10:08 a.m.
During public comment, Brett Nachtigall, Hot Springs Star, reported that he was going to be the interim reporter. Donna Behrens, Coroner, felt that the board should build a new jail rather than putting band-aids on things, as per the public perception.
Sue Ganje, County Auditor, shared with the board that there would be a meeting with the new BKNF supervisor and asked if a commissioner would attend. No one indicated they would be attending.
Kelli Rhoe, Treasurer, met with the board for a delinquent tax plan agreement for Lawrence Tesch. Motion made by Nabholz, seconded by Russell to table the delinquent tax plan agreement for Lawrence Tesch until October 17, 2017, when he would be available to appear before the board.
Discussion was held about a bill from Battle Mountain Humane Society that included dogs and a horse that were boarded. Motion made by Nabholz, seconded by Allen to pay for the boarding of the horse. Discussion was held about a implementing a policy regarding animal welfare issues.
Jim Sword, State’s Attorney joined the meeting by speaker phone. Sword felt that it would be appropriate for the board to send the bill back to BMHS. After some discussion with the board and the Sheriff, Sword felt that the board should wait for recommendations from the State’s Attorney and the Sheriff before taking action.
Motion made by Nabholz, seconded by Abbott, to rescind paying the horse bill.
Motion made by Nabholz, seconded by Allen to adjourn the meeting at 10:49 a.m.
/s/ Joe Falkenburg
Joe Falkenburg, Chair
Board of Fall River County Commissioners
/s/ Sue Ganje
Fall River County Auditor
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