The Fall River Board of County Commissioners met in regular session on September 5, 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 Russell, seconded by Abbott, to approve the agenda as written.

Motion made by Nabholz, seconded by Russell, to approve the minutes of August 15, 2017.

Donna Behrens, County Coroner, made a recommendation on a burial request. Motion made by Russell, seconded by Nabholz, to approve CP 2017-14, in the amount of $1,900.00.

Motion made by Allen, seconded by Russell to approve the discretionary formula for Black Hills Power, 3rd year, taxes payable 2018, in the amount of $247,989.

Motion made by Russell, seconded by Abbott to approve the negotiated wage for 2018 at $.50 per hour for employees out of the box. With Nabholz voting no, all others voting yes, motion carries.

Lyle Jensen, Building Supervisor, presented a quote to enclose the north side of the jail exercise pen. Nabholz requested that the material used on the side be consistent with the front gate. The board requested Jensen bring back with the cost of steel.

Dustin Ross, Anderson Engineers, presented two plats. Motion made by Russell, seconded by Abbott, to approve the Country View plat as follows:

FALL RIVER COUNTY RESOLUTION #2017-25

A Plat of Leonard Tract of Country View Subdivision, Located in the SW1/4SE1/4 of Section 27 and the NW1/4NE1/4 of Section 34, T7S, R5E, BHM, Fall River County, South Dakota

WHEREAS, there has been presented to the County Commissioners of Fall River County, South Dakota, the within plat of the above described lands, and it appearing to this Board that the system of streets conforms to the system of streets of existing plats and section lines of the county; adequate provision is made for access to adjacent unplatted lands by public dedication or section line when physically accessible; all provisions of the county subdivision regulations have been complied with; all taxes and special assessments upon the property have been fully paid; and the plat and survey have been lawfully executed; now and therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED that said plat is hereby approved in all respects.

Dated this 5th day of September, 2017.

/s/Joe Falkenburg, Fall River County Board of Commissioners

ATTEST: /s/Sue Ganje, Fall River County Auditor

Motion made by Abbott, seconded by Russell, to approve the Charbonneau plat as follows:

FALL RIVER COUNTY RESOLUTION #2017-26

A Plat of Charbonneau Tract, Located in the W1/2 of Section 22, T7S, R5E, BHM, Fall River County, South Dakota

Containing a portion of the S1/2NW1/4, and a portion of the abandoned Highway, all in Section 22

WHEREAS, there has been presented to the County Commissioners of Fall River County, South Dakota, the within plat of the above described lands, and it appearing to this Board that the system of streets conforms to the system of streets of existing plats and section lines of the county; adequate provision is made for access to adjacent unplatted lands by public dedication or section line when physically accessible; all provisions of the county subdivision regulations have been complied with; all taxes and special assessments upon the property have been fully paid; and the plat and survey have been lawfully executed; now and therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED that said plat is hereby approved in all respects.

Dated this 5th day of September, 2017.

/s/Joe Falkenburg, Fall River County Board of Commissioners

ATTEST: /s/Sue Ganje, Fall River County Auditor

Frank Maynard, Emergency Management, met with the board. Motion made by Nabholz, seconded by Russell, to approve the 2018 SLA agreement between the Southwest District and State of SD, and authorize the Chairman to sign.

Maynard presented a picture of the current signage for Bluebird Lane and Sunflower Trail on SD Hwy 71, and recommended purchase of 2 more signs. Discussion was held on where the additional signs should be. Motion made by Russell, seconded by Abbott to have one sign post where the fence on the section line begins, and arrows indicating which is Bluebird Lane and Sunflower Trail. In discussion Nabholz amended the motion to add one more sign post at the highway approach. Motion made by Russell, seconded by Abbott to approve motion as amended.

Maynard attended a meeting where the drought monitor was discussed, and he stated that there are four locations reporting in Fall River County; none are on the south and west side of the county. Additional reporting locations would give a clearer picture of the county. Falkenburg asked for Maynard to follow up on this.

Maynard stated that there will be a social media meeting class in Pierre and reminded the board about the upcoming 402 class. Maynard also stated that the commodity flow study grant is in progress and reported on fire and incidents as well as noting payment for the SLA first three quarters. Allen recommended that fire locations be given to dispatch as quickly as possible to help ranchers, etc. determine where the fire is. A recent fire, and one in the past, started when a vehicle started on fire, and they pulled over to the side of the road, which then ignited the grass. Russell suggested talking to SD Tourism to note this on their website. Nabholz noted confusion on fire danger signs in Hot Springs, Maynard noted that he and other Emergency Managers are continuing to work on a plan for notifications of fire danger in counties with multiple fire danger levels.

Darryl Crown, Flight for Life Insurance, met with the board. Discussion was held on costs for plans for individuals County wide. Several counties have paid for every resident in the county which could cost approximately $10 to $15 per person, per year. If coverage is not purchased for all county residents, there would be an open enrollment for residents, offering single or family plans. Crown will get back to the board with a quote for 250 people; it could then be promoted in the paper and on the county website.

Stacey Martin, GIS, met with the board. Motion made by Russell to waive the GIS data fee for the US Department of Interior, Office of Appraisal Services. Discussion was held about advantages for Fall River County. There are none. Motion died for lack of a second.

Motion made by Abbott, seconded by Nabholz to approve travel for Stacey Martin to attend the BH Digital Mapping Association Annual Conference in Rapid City from October 16th through October 18th, 2017.

Sue Ganje, Auditor, gave a follow up to the board on the repayment to the state for their overpayment of Severance Tax, noting agreement with the schools for a November disbursement. Motion made by Russell, seconded by Nabholz, to reimburse the State of SD, Department of Revenue the amount of $37,479.59. Reimbursement will be from the county highway and three schools, to be paid on November 7, 2017.

Motion made by Abbott, seconded by Nabholz, to set hearing for contingency transfers, supplements and cash transfers on September 26, 2017 at 9:55 a.m.

Ganje briefly discussed the NACO Prescription Drug Discount Card Program, which helps people with no insurance on prescription costs. Ganje suggested they re-promote this program. Ganje also briefly went over the Safety Benefits Property Valuation Survey; no recommendations were received.

Paul Nabholz, Commissioner, followed up on the Chilson Bridge, sharing email correspondence he had with Doug Kinniburgh from the SD DOT. Nabholz questioned if a gravel at-grade bypass, rather than an asphalt at-grade bypass would still qualify for the federal funding, along with savings to the county. Nabholz would like Sword to take another look at ownership of 31 acres. Allen stated that Sword has already given his opinion. Falkenburg has been getting calls from Edgemont; he believes that the road is well used.

Randy Seiler, Highway Superintendent, met with the board. Motion made by Abbott, seconded by Russell to approve the August 2017 fuel transfers to reimburse the highway department for fuel used or work performed as follows: Weed & Pest for $761.49; Sheriff’s Department for $2,166.46; Emergency Management for $95.79; Director of Equalization $164.89; Building for $30.62, GIS for 32.71; and Extension for $31.80.

Motion made by Russell, seconded by Abbott to surplus for trade-in the 2011 140M AWD Caterpillar, fixed asset # 0903.

Motion made by Nabholz, seconded by Russell to approve the approach permit for Todd Wilson on the north side of E. South Shore Rd. on road #79C, approximately at the center of Lot 20 of South Shore Beach Estates to serve as a residence.

Motion made by Russell, seconded by Nabholz to approve the Application for permit to occupy the county R-O-W for Golden West, located from the intersection of Old Highway 18 and Rocky Ford Road East to Driveway Road to 11623 Rocky Ford Rd.

Seiler updated the board that the Bridge Improvement Grant has been approved for the Argentine Township Bridge. The highway department has been working on hot patching.

Seiler presented information for the upcoming road hearing. Motion made by Abbott, seconded by Russell to set the 5 Year Transportation plan hearing for September 26, 2017 at 10:45 a.m.

Motion made by Abbott, seconded by Nabholz to approve the bills as follows:

GENERAL FUND: A & B WELDING SUPPLY CO., WELDING SUPPLIES/LEA, $67.27; FIDELITY SEC. LIFE INS CO, EYE INSURANCE, $159.56; AMERICAN FAMILY ASSURANCE, AMERICAN FAMILY ASSU, $731.65; BLACK HILLS CHEMICAL, SUPPLY, $245.56; BLACK HILLS ENERGY, COUNTY ASSISTANCE/UTILITY POWER ELECTR, $5,332.39; BOSTON MUTUAL LIFE INS CO, LIFE INSURANCE, $32.76; CARDMEMBER SERVICE, CAREMEMBER SERVICES, $730.08; CENTURY BUSINESS LEASING, COPIER LEASE AND USA, $871.19; CULLEN, DAN, TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENT, $195.50; DELTA DENTAL PLAN OF SD, DELTA DENTAL, $2,334.95; EFTPS, PAYROLL TAXES, $32,180.29; EXECUTIVE MGMT FINANCE, BIT NETWORK FEES, $140.00; FARRELL,FARRELL &GINSBACH, CAAF, $874.09; FED EX, SHIPPING, $21.97; FINK, TERESA L, COURT REPORTER, $30.40; FR COUNTY TREASURER, FIRST INTERSTATE, $37.00; GALLS, UNIFORMALLOWANCE, $529.63; GOFF, GARLAND LEE, MENTAL ILLNESS, $2,332.25; HAPPE, SHELBY, TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENT, $633.42; HEARTLAND PAPER COMPANY, SUPPLIES, $179.20; HEARTLAND REAL ESTATE, GARNISHMENT, $100.00; HEAVY HIGHWAY FRINGE, INSURANCE FEES, $585.00; HILLS EDGE AUTO SALES, REPAIRS, $18.90; HILLYARD/SIOUX FALLS, SUPPLY, $165.50; HOT SPRINGS ACE HARDWARE, SUPPLY, $372.68; HOT SPRINGS AUTOMOTIVE, SUPPLIES, $25.40; IOWA LABORERS DISTRICT, HEALTH INSURANCE, $15,062.00; LIUNA LABORERS LOCAL 620, UNION DUES, $250.00; MANLOVE PSYCHIATRY GRO UP, MI, $179.70; MARCO, COPIER LEASE, $310.00; MARTY’S AUTO BODY, VEHICLE RELOCATION, $175.00; MCLEODS OFFICE SUPPLY CO., SUPPLIES, $155.64; MEDICAL WASTE TRANSPORT, UTILITY, $135.81; MEYER, ELSA, INTERPRETER, $200.00; MILLER, AARON, REPLACEMENT CHECK, $203.00; NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT SOL, NATIONWIDE RETIREMEN, $29.42; NEW YORK LIFE INSURANCE, NEW YORK LIFE INS, $65.00; NORTON,TINA, CONTRACT NURSE INMAT, $1,070.00; CHILD SUPPORT PAYMENT CNT, CHILD SUPPORT, $1,259.00; QUILL CORPORATION, OFFICE SUPPLIES, $1,302.06; RAMKOTA HOTEL-PIERRE, VSO CONFERENCE/HOTEL, $216.00; RAPID CITY JOURNAL (THE), ADVERTISING/PROCEEDI, $850.43; REGIONAL PHARMACY, PRISONER MEDICATION, $356.51; RUSHMORE COMMUNICATIONS, EM RADIO, $183.60; SOUTH DAKOTA ST TREASURER, SALES TAX, $41.40; SOUTH DAKOTA ST TREASURER, SALES TAX, $5.00; SD COUNTIES, 2017 COUNTY CONVENTI, $1,575.00; SD RETIREMENT SYSTEM, SDRS CONTRIBUTION, $15,057.22; SERVALL, RUG/UNIFORM SERVICE, $592.67; SKINNER, MATTHEW L. PC, CAAF, $273.20; SD SUPPLEMENT RETIREMENT, SDRS SUP RETIREMENT, $850.00; STEVENS, MIKAYLA, BLOOD DRAW, $35.00; TRUGREEN COMMERCIAL, LAWN SERVICE, $38.11; 211 HELPLINE, 2017 BUDGETED, $1,500.00; ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, SERVICE CONTRACT, $319.50; UNITED WAY BLACK HILLS, UNITED WAY DONATION, $38.00; VAN DIEST SUPPLY, SUPPLY, $3,600.48; WINTER, PAUL R, CAAF, $6,504.80; BEHRENS, DONNA, MILEAGE REIMBURSEMEN, $10.92; COMMISSION, SALARY, $4,100.00; AUDITOR, SALARY, $12,871.61; AUDITOR, OVERTIME, $102.47; TREASURER, SALARY, $9,578.88; TREASURER, OVERTIME, $72.75; STATE’S ATTORNEY, SALARY, $7,933.60; STATE’S ATTORNEY, OVERTIME, $464.68; MAINTENANCE, SALARY, $9,606.82; MAINTENANCE, OVERTIME, $13.50; ASSESSOR, SALARY, $11,949.42; ASSESSOR, OVERTIME, $5.85; REGISTER OF DEEDS, SALARY, $7,778.12; VETERAN’S SERVICE OFFICER, SALARY, $2,898.29; GIS, SALARY, $3,067.59; SHERIFF, SALARY, $26,702.44; SHERIFF, OVERTIME, $4,414.27; JAIL, SALARY, $15,686.44; JAIL, OVERTIME, $2,622.96; CORONER, SALARY, $300.00; DISPATCH, SALARY, $14,279.95; DISPATCH, OVERTIME, $1,772.47; NURSE, SALARY, $2,997.19; NURSE, OVERTIME, $109.32; EXTENSION, SALARY, $2,942.54; EXTENSION, OVERTIME, $396.45; WEED, SALARY, $5,304.92; TOTAL FOR GENERAL FUND: $249,343.64

COUNTY ROAD & BRIDGE: A & B WELDING SUPPLY CO., WELDING SUPPLIES/LEA, $311.08; FIDELITY SEC. LIFE INS CO, EYE INSURANCE, $61.10; AMERICAN FAMILY ASSURANCE, AMERICAN FAMILY ASSU, $448.60; B H ELECTRIC COOP INC., UTILITIES SMITHWICK, $35.00; BLACK HILLS ENERGY, UTILITY POWER ELECTR, $436.59; BLACK HILLS TRUCK & TRAIL, PARTS, $18.36; BUTLER MACHINERY CO., SUPPLIES/REPAIRS, $155,785.46; DALE’S TIRE & RETREADING, TIRE PARTS/SUPPLY, $7,463.15; DELTA DENTAL PLAN OF SD, DELTA DENTAL, $444.95; DIAMOND MOWERS INC, PARTS, $251.84; EDDIES TRUCK SALES, REPAIRS/PARTS, $419.42; EFTPS, PAYROLL TAXES, $7,748.18; EDGEMONT HERALD TRIBUNE, PUBLICATION, $49.60; FALL RIVER AUTO SUPPLY, AUTO PARTS/REPAIR, $78.58; FORWARD DISTRIBUTING, SUPPLIES/PARTS, $129.25; GODFREY BRAKE SERVICE, PARTS, $10.00; HEAVY HIGHWAY FRINGE, INSURANCE FEES, $150.00; HILLS MATERIALS CO., MATERIAL, $13,382.98; HOT SPRINGS ACE HARDWARE, SUPPLY, $215.39; HOT SPRINGS AUTOMOTIVE, AUTO SUPPLY PARTS, $1,392.56; RICOH USA INC, HWY DEPT COPIER LEAS, $75.00; IOWA LABORERS DISTRICT, HEALTH INSURANCE, $3,648.00; KIMBALL MIDWEST, SUPPLIES, $727.96; LIUNA LABORERS LOCAL 620, UNION DUES, $150.00; LYLE SIGNS, SIGNAGE, $260.61; MG OIL, INVENTORY/SUPPLY, $821.25; NATIONWIDE RETIREMENT SOL, NATIONWIDE RETIREMEN, $73.53; NELSONS OIL & GAS INC., FUEL, $15,920.00; NORTONS SINCLAIR, AUTO REPAIR, $14.27; POWERPLAN BF, REPAIR/PARTS/LABOR, $789.83; RAPID CITY JOURNAL (THE), ADVERTISING/PROCEEDI, $44.61; RAPID DELIVERY, DELIVERY, $117.87; RUSHMORE COMMUNICATIONS, EM RADIO, $80.29; SAFETY KLEEN, SUPPLIES, $660.72; SD COUNTIES, 2017 COUNTY CONVENTI, $175.00; SD RETIREMENT SYSTEM, SDRS CONTRIBUTION, $3,892.82; SEILER, RANDY, CELLPHONE REIMBURSEM, $35.00; SHEEHAN EQUIPMENT, INC., PARTS, $100.33; SUMMIT SIGNS & SUPPLY INC, SIGNAGE, $485.00; Z&S DUST CONTROL, MAG-CLORIDE, $6,999.85; HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT, SALARY, $32,298.39; HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT, OVERTIME, $142.03; TOTAL FOR COUNTY ROAD & BRIDGE: $256,344.45

911 SURCHARGE REIMB: CENTURY BUSINESS LEASING, COPIER LEASE AND USA, $43.50; CREDIT COLLECTION BUREAU, COLLECTIONS, $302.86; DELTA DENTAL PLAN OF SD, DELTA DENTAL, $337.55; EFTPS, PAYROLL TAXES, $4,201.00; GOLDEN WEST TECHNOLOGIES, SYSTEM UPDATE & ADD, $2,752.28; HEAVY HIGHWAY FRINGE, INSURANCE FEES, $60.00; IOWA LABORERS DISTRICT, HEALTH INSURANCE, $1,973.00; LIUNA LABORERS LOCAL 620, UNION DUES, $50.00; MESSERLI & KRAMER, COLLECTIONS, $117.24; SD RETIREMENT SYSTEM, SDRS CONTRIBUTION, $1,920.94; TOTAL FOR 911 SURCHARGE REIMB: $11,758.37

EMERGENCY MGT: THE BLUE CELL, LLC, COMMODITY FLOW STUDY, $2,500.00; CARDMEMBER SERVICE, CAREMEMBER SERVICES, $157.48; EFTPS, PAYROLL TAXES, $1,533.72; PUDWILL, NORMAN, LEPC, $60.00; QUILL CORPORATION, OFFICE SUPPLIES, $180.65; SD RETIREMENT SYSTEM, SDRS CONTRIBUTION, $600.44; US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, FALL RIVER WATER GAG, $4,223.00; FALL RIVER EMERGENCY MANGEMENT, SALARY, $5,620.39; FALL RIVER EMERGENCY MANGEMENT, OVERTIME, $50.14; TOTAL FOR EMERGENCY MGT: $14,925.82

L.E.P.C. GRANT (FED/STATE GRANTS): BASTIAN, TRACY, LEPC AIRPLANE PILOT, $100.00; TOTAL FOR L.E.P.C. GRANT (FED/STATE GRANTS): $100.00

24/7 SOBRIETY FUND: EFTPS, PAYROLL TAXES, $150.20; GEN DIAGNOSTICS INC, SUPPLY, $2,076.50; INTOXIMETERS, 24/7 SUPPLIES, $1,250.00; TOTAL 24/7 SOBRIETY FUND: $3,476.70

COURTHOUSE BUILDING FUND: CARDMEMBER SERVICE, CAREMEMBER SERVICES, $4,290.00; HOT SPRINGS ACE HARDWARE, SUPPLY, $257.34; RAPID FIRE PROTECTION INC, ALARM/SPRINKLER INSP, $660.00; BUILDERS FIRST SOURCE, SUPPLY, $960.80; TOTAL FOR COURTHOUSE BUILDING FUND: $6,168.14

TOTAL PAID BETWEEN 7/07/17 AND 7/18/17: $542,117.10

Break was taken at 10:23 a.m. and meeting resumed at 10:29 a.m.

Public comment was heard from Nabholz, Allen, and Falkenburg on a meeting in Edgemont they attended with a representative from Senator John Thune’s office. Discussion was held on prairie dog issues and the drought monitor.

Val Henry, Empower, met with the board to present a check to the Fall River County Law Enforcement for their presence and doing ID checking at the County Fair. Henry asked that it go to Law Enforcement for continued support. Henry reported that the Fall River County Fair board was pleased as well.

John Renstrom met with the board and gave a brief history of the Hot Springs Ambulance Service District. As a petition carrier for the formation of the district, he spoke of the promise he told individuals when signing, that tax dollars collected would be used to pre-pay deductibles. Now residents are paying taxes and getting billed also and said district should honor the previous promise. The board would like to invite both parties to the next commissioner meeting.

Melody Engebretson, Register of Deeds, met with the board. Motion made by Russell, seconded by Abbott, to authorize adding LaVella Birkland and removing Lora Michael on the Register of Deeds checking account.

Kelli Rhoe, Treasurer, met with the board. Rhoe presented a request to hire Southern Hills Title for research of 49 parcels for a cost of $213.00 per parcel. SHT proposed a trade to do free title search on the 49 parcels in exchange for every digital document copy the Register of Deeds has to date, while keeping the current arrangement as to copies. Discussion was held about the pros and cons of hiring the Title Company. Motion made by Allen to hire the Title Company. Motion died for lack of a second.

Motion made by Russell, seconded by Abbott to have Treasurer work with the Register of Deeds on parcels to process for tax deeds.

Motion made by Abbott, seconded by Allen to approve reclassifying Anna Maciejewski and Nikki Shaw as Deputy Treasures at $10.35 per hour each, effective immediately.

Sheriff Evans met with the board. Motion made by Allen, seconded by Nabholz to increase the blood draw fees to $75.00 per call, effective immediately.

The provisional budget hearing was held as advertised. Motion made by Russell, seconded by Nabholz to approve the 2018 Annual Budget with the following:

Annual Budget for Fall River County, SD

For the year January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018

County Tax Levies Dollars $’s/1,000

Within Limited Levy:

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*General County Purposed (10-12-9) $2,664,303.00 4.488

Library $6,751.00 0.016

Courthouse, Jail, etc., Bldg. (7-25-1) $119,357.00 0.201

Secondary Road (Unorg. PT-76) (31-12-27) $261.067.00 0.741

Fire Protection (34-31-3) $1,060.00 0.148

Total Taxes Levied by County $3,052,538.00 5.594

*These amounts include the 25% to be distributed to cities.

*As of 9/20/17 these levies are not approved by the department of Revenue.

FALL RIVER COUNTY RESOLUTION #2017-27

ADOPTION OF ANNUAL BUDGET FOR FALL RIVER COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA

WHEREAS, (7-21-5 thru 13), SDCL provides that the Board of County Commissioners shall each year prepare a Provisional Budget of all contemplated expenditures and revenues of the County and all its institutions and agencies for such fiscal year and,

WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners did prepare a Provisional Budget and cause same to be published by law, and

WHEREAS, due and legal notice has been given to the meeting of the Board of County Commissioners for the consideration of such Provisional Budget and all changes, elimination’s and additions have been made thereto.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that such provisional budget as amended and all its purposes, schedules, appropriations, amount, estimates and all matter therein set, forth, SHALL BE APPROVED AND ADOPTED AS THE ANNUAL BUDGET OF THE APPROPRIATION AND EXPENDITURES FOR FALL RIVER County, South Dakota and all its institutions and agencies for calendar year beginning January 1, 2018 and ending December 31, 2018 and the same is hereby approved and adopted by the Board of County Commissioners of Fall River County, South Dakota, this 30th day of September, 2017.

The Annual Budget so adopted is available for public inspection during normal business hours at the office of the county auditor Fall River County, South Dakota. The accompanying taxes are levied by Fall River County for the year January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018.

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMSSIONERS OF Fall River County, South Dakota

Joe Falkenburg, Chairman Deborah Russell, Commissioner

Ann Abbott, Commissioner Joe Allen, Commissioner

Paul Nabholz, Commissioner (voted no) ATTEST: Sue Ganje, Fall River County Auditor

With Nabholz voting no, all others voting yes, motion carries.

Stacey Martin, GIS, met to present a map of proposed area of a water district in the Southwest corner of the county. Motion made by Russell, seconded by Allen to approve payment of map and support of project for water development.

Nina Steinmetz, Weed Supervisor, met to request use of budget funds for prairie dogs. Motion made by Allen, seconded by Russell, to use the $6,000 originally dedicated towards herbicide reimbursement to landowners to be used for prairie dog suppression. Discussion was held on procedure for prairie dog enforcement, along with actions a landowner can take.

Wally Balliet, Golden West, met with the board. Motion by Falkenburg, seconded by Nabholz to grant and convey to Golden West Telecommunications a perpetual easement to construct, reconstruct, operate, maintain and remove such underground telecommunications facilities as grantee may require upon, over, under and across the following described land which the grantor or in which the grantor has any interest, to-wit: Five Acres (5.A) in the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter (SW1/4SW1/4NE1/4), Section Twenty-six (26), Township Seven South (T7S), Range Five East (R5E), Black Hills Meridian (B.H.M.), Fall River County, South Dakota. An easement described as the west 16.5 Feet (one rod) of property in said Section 26, as previously described.

Motion made by Russell, seconded by Nabholz to enter executive session for personnel, as per SDCL 1-25-2(1) at 11:46 a.m.

Meeting resumed at 11:53 a.m. with no action taken. Motion made by Russell, seconded by Nabholz to adjourn the meeting at 11:54 a.m.

/s/Joe Falkenburg

Joe Falkenburg, Chair

Board of Fall River County Commissioners

ATTEST:

/s/Sue Ganje

Sue Ganje, Fall River County Auditor

Published once at the total approximate cost of $240.93.

Sept 19

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