Proceedings: BC Commissioners 3-15-17

Proceedings

BOARD OF BENNETT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 2017

MARTIN, SOUTH DAKOTA

The Bennett County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in the Commissioner’s meeting room.

The meeting was called to order at 9:30 a.m. by Chairman Jason Fanning.

Commissioners present: Jason Fanning, Wayne Bond, Jeff Slattery, and Rocky Risse.

Absent: Rolf Kraft.

Others present: Susan Williams, Auditor; Tim Huether, Bennett County Booster; James Cross, OST Council Member; Mary Thomsen, Community Action Program.

Minutes Approved

The minutes of the regular March 1, 2017, meeting were approved with a motion by Rocky Risse and a second by Wayne Bond.

All voted aye. Motion carried.

Community Action

There was discussion concerning a misunderstanding on the amount paid for mileage for Community Action Program Coordinator Mary Thomsen. The $14,000 amount was a line item for total County employees for insurance and retirement. Auditor Susan Williams reported the average mileage per month for Ms. Thomsen is approximately $230.00. 

Highway Department

There was discussion concerning the hauling of gravel. Auditor Susan Williams informed the Board the previous bid for gravel hauling expired in February, 2017. The Board considered hiring drivers on a seasonal basis. The Board agreed to hire temporary drivers and requested the Auditor place ads for drivers with CDL’s.

Allen Road

James Cross, Tribal Council Representative, met with the Commissioners to inform them the remaining three miles of the Allen Road Project is going forward. The bid has been awarded at 6.8 million dollars, and the contracts are being signed. Mr. Cross reported the construction will begin soon and completion date is estimated to be October or November, 2017. 

There was discussion with Mr. Cross concerning snow removal on the Allen Road. The Board’s understanding was the OST Public Transportation Department would do snow removal. Mr. Cross stated he felt the County and the Tribe should have a formal agreement, and the Commissioners and the OST Public Transportation Department should meet together to discuss maintenance, weight limits, and enforcement for the Allen Road.

Claims

The Board reviewed claims. There was discussion concerning the Winner Jail bill. Auditor Susan Williams informed the Board there was an average of 22 inmates per day.

Jeff Slattery made a motion to approve claims subject to delinquent taxes. Wayne Bond seconded.

All voted aye. Motion carried.

General 101: (miles and meals included) February 2017 Payroll: Commissioners, $3,526.70; Auditor, $4,522.16.16; Treasurer, $2,699.94; States Attorney, $6,037.76; Gov. Bldg, $400.00; Director of Equalization, $2,065.44; Register of Deeds, $2,871.84; Veteran’s Service Officer, $691.00; Sheriff, $3,271.54; Jail, $207.00; County Wide Law, $9,090.00; WIC, $746.64; Extension, $1158.6; Coroner, $58.00.

Highway, 201: $18,332.20

Emergency & Disaster, 226: $688.48

24/7 Program, 248: $1,251.12

Security First Bank, Employer’s share of OASI: $4,326.52

Bennett County Medical & Retirement: $13,797.30

AT&T, 184.93, LAW/ HIGHWAY PHONES; AT&T, 44.53, 911 SERVICE; AVERA HEALTH PLANS, 9,616.39, HEALTH INSURANCE; BENNETT COUNTY BOOSTER, 474.80, PUBLISHING/ SUPPLIES; BENNETT CO HOSPITAL AND NH, 27.30, BLOOD ALCOHOL X1; BC SCHOOL DIST #3-1, 22,523.59, FEBRUARY 2017 APPORTIONMENT; BENNETT COUNTY TREASURER, 190.00, ADV TAXES; BOB’S GAS SERVICE, 307.52, COMMUNITY ACTION PROPANE; BRADLEY T. BORGE, 3,494.00, THREE CASES; BUTLER MACHINERY, 114.20, REPAIRS/ SHIPPING; CENTURYLINK, 123.15, 911 SERVICE; CHIEF SUPPLY, 44.90, GLOVES; CITY OF MARTIN, 89.72, COURTHOUSE/ COMM ACT WATER; CITY OF MARTIN, 8,199.85, FEBRUARY 2017 APPORTIONMENT; COLE PEST CONTROL, 70.00, PEST CONTROL; COUNTRY PRIDE COOPERATIVE, 5,111.18, DIESEL; CREATIVE PRODUCT SOURCE, INC, 319.00, BOOKS/ PR; CORRECTIONAL RISK SERVICES, 96.88, INMATE MEDICAL; CULLIGAN WATER CONDITIONING, 41.50, WATER; DAVID JOHNSON, 10.54, CARD FEE; ELECTION SYSTEMS & SOFTWARE, 1,750.00, MAINTENANCE FEES; EXECUTIVE MGMT FINANCE OFFICE, 42.00, EMAIL MANAGEMENT/ ACCESS FEE; G E ASSOCIATES, 7.84, REPAIRS; THE GENERAL STORE, 397.52, CONCRETE FILLER; GOLDEN WEST COMPANIES, 1,346.70, PHONE SERVICE; GREAT WESTERN TIRE INC, 2,494.72, TIRES; JAMES GOTHERIDGE, 10.00, REFUND; JEFF SISCOE, 383.23, MILEAGE/ SUPPLIES REIMBURSE; KIEFFER SANITATION, 115.02, GARBAGE PICKUP; KIMBALL-MIDWEST, 562.63, SUPPLIES/ SHIPPING; KRATOVILS TRUE VALUE, 378.66, SUPPLIES; KSL CORP, 466.00, ONE CASE; KT CONNECTIONS, INC, 500.00, CLOUD BACKUP; LACREEK ELECTRIC ASSOC, 4,326.91, ELECTRICITY; LITTLE FALLS MACHINE INC, 863.69, REPAIRS; TODD A LOVE, PROF. L.L.C., 556.40, ONE CASE; LYNN’S DAKOTAMART, 50.44, FOOD/ SUPPLIES; MARCO, INC, 43.20, COPIER LEASE; MARTIN AUTO PARTS II, INC, 994.94, PARTS/ REPAIRS; ED MIDGLEY LLC, 18.00, REPORTING; MORENO, LEE & BACHAND, PC, 344.97, MENTAL ILLNESS BOARD; JOHN MURPHY, 1,666.20, TWO CASES; ALVIN PAHLKE, 1,147.44, TWO CASES; JOSEPH ASHLEY PARR, ESQUIRE, 1,230.73, THREE CASES; JAMY PATTERSON, 368.20, ONE CASE; PAUL E BACHAND, EXEC. DIRECTOR, 693.00, 2017 MEMBERSHIP DUES; JESSICA PAULSEN, 239.40, TRANSCRIPT; PAULA PEDERSON, 2,707.18, TEN CASES; PHILIP MOTOR INC, 320.58, FORD TAURUS REPAIR; PHOENIX INVESTIGATIONS, 1,330.40, ONE CASE; PLIC-SBD GRAND ISLAND, 104.98, LIFE INSURANCE; REDITEST SCREENING DEVICES, 251.80, SUPPLIES; ROSANE CEMENT PRODUCTS, 390.00, SNOW REMOVAL; SALOMON SANITATION, 113.21, TRASH SERVICE; SANDHILLS RANCH SUPPLY, 55.13, REPAIRS; SD DEPT OF REVENUE, 36,116.89, FEBRUARY 2017 TRANSMITTAL; SD SHERIFFS’ ASSOCIATION, 85.00, SPRING CONFERENCE; SDACC, 150.00, COMMISSIONER/ WELFARE WORKSHOP; SDACO, 38.00, FEBRUARY SHARE; SDSU EXTENSION 4-H OFFICE, 59.00, 4-H JUDGING CARDS; SERVALL, 306.49, LINEN SERVICE; SHEEHAN MACK SALES & EQUIP INC, 1,095.28, REPAIRS/ FREIGHT; SIOUX CITY FOUNDRY CO, 1,658.10, GRADER BLADES; SIRCHIE, 209.12, SUPPLIES; SHELLY SISCOE, 7.99, MIRRORS REIMBURSEMENT; SOD’S MECHANICAL CONTRACTING, 845.00, HEATER REPAIR; MATTHEW STEPHENS, 1,100.00, ONE CASE; SUSAN WILLIAMS, 64.99, AVG INTERNET SECURITY REIMBURSE; THREE RIVERS BENEFIT CORP, 161.50, INSURANCE; UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE, 49.00, STAMPS; VALENTINE OFFICE SUPPLY, 168.26, SUPPLIES; VOYAGER FLEET SYSTEMS INC, 1,320.33, FUEL; VULCAN WELDING, 42.96, REPAIRS; WESTERN CARTOGRAPHERS, 460.00, MAPS; WESTERN CONSTRUCTION, 110,811.03, GRAVEL CRUSHING; WINNER FAMILY DENTISTRY, 140.72, INMATE DENTAL; WINNER HEALTH MART PHARMACY, 214.04, INMATE MEDICAL X3; WINNER POLICE DEPARTMENT, 38,002.65, INMATE LODGING/ TRAVEL; WEST RIVER COMPUTERS, 209.96, SERVICE; NORA MARSHALL, 20.00, WITNESS FEE; DONALD RICHARDS, 40.00, WITNESS FEE.

Community Action Statistics

Mary Thomsen, Community Action Program Coordinator, met with the Board to report on the projects and statistics the program provides. The County provides Ms. Thomsen’s wages and mileage, and pays the utilities and propane for the building.

New Hire

Rocky Risse made a motion to approve the hire of Kaye Lessert, Part-Time Deputy Treasurer, $9.00 hourly, effective February 21, 2017. Wayne Bond seconded. 

All voted aye. Motion carried.

Funds Transfer

At the request of the Auditor, Jeff Slattery made a motion to transfer $10,000 from the General Fund to the 911 Fund. Wayne Bond Seconded.

All voted aye. Motion carried.

Board of Equalization Date

The Board discussed the dates for the Board of Equalization. The Board agreed to change the April 5, 2017, meeting date to April 11, 2017, to coincide with the first meeting of the Board of Equalization.

Land Transfer

Jeff Siscoe, Director of Equalization, met with the Board to discuss a parcel of tribal land being transferred to deeded land. There was discussion concerning the date the deed was signed or the date the deed was recorded. The Board agreed to use the date the deed was recorded for taxable purposes.

Close

There being no further business to come before the Board, Jason Fanning made a motion to adjourn with a second by Rocky Risse.

All voted aye. Motion carried.

BOARD OF BENNETT COUNTY COMMISSION

ATTEST: Jason Fanning, Chairman

Susan Williams, Auditor

The next meeting will be Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. in the Commissioner’s meeting room.

Published once at the total approximate cost of $107.10

Published: March 29, 2017

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