BOARD OF BENNETT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 2017
MARTIN, SOUTH DAKOTA
The Bennett County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Wednesday, April 19, 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, Rolf Kraft, and Rocky Risse.
Others present: Susan Williams, Auditor; Tim Huether, Bennett County Booster; Andrew Riggin, CEO, Bennett County Medical Facility; Dave Jones and Dale McDonnell, Bennett County Medical Facility Board.
Wayne Bond made a motion to approve the April 4, 2017, Special Meeting; April 11, 2017, Regular Meeting; and April 11, 2017, Board of Equalization Meeting minutes. Rolf Kraft seconded.
All voted aye. Motion carried.
There was discussion concerning the road work being done by the Highway Department. Rocky Risse reported the department is blading roads. There was discussion about hauling gravel.
The Board reviewed claims. Wayne Bond made a motion to approve claims subject to delinquent taxes. Rocky Risse seconded.
All voted aye. Motion carried.
General 101: (miles and meals included) March 2017 Payroll: Commissioners, $3,526.70; Auditor, $4,497.41; Treasurer, $3,168.52; States Attorney, $6,153.38; 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, $54.00; County Wide Law, $9,661.03; WIC, $658.80; Extension, $1151.72; Coroner, $116.00.
Highway, 201: $15,515.83
Emergency & Disaster, 226: $688.48
24/7 Program, 248: $1,876.17
Security First Bank, Employer’s share of OASI: $4,237.69
Bennett County Medical & Retirement: $13,359.05
AB INVESTIGATIONS, 2902.47, INVESTIGATION/ ONE CASE; ALCOPRO INC, 1900.00, TESTING SUPPLIES; AT&T, 184.93, LAW/ HIGHWAY PHONE; AT&T, 43.02, 911 SERVICE; AVERA HEALTH PLANS, 8485.05, HEALTH INSURANCE; BENNETT COUNTY BOOSTER, 427.69, PUBLICATION; BENNETT CO HOSPITAL AND NH, 34.00, DRUG TEST; BENNETT CO HOSPITAL AND NH, 109.20, BLOOD ALCOHOL; BC SCHOOL DIST #3-1, 46359.86, MARCH 2017 APPORTIONMENT; BENNETT COUNTY TREASURER, 14.06, OVERPAYMENT TAXES NF; BENNETT COUNTY TREASURER, 180.00, ADV TAXES; BENNETT COUNTY TREASURER, 749.02, PARTIAL PAYMENT TAXES; BOB’S GAS SERVICE, 940.60, PROPANE; BRADLEY T. BORGE, 2187.50, ATTORNEY/ FOUR CASES; BOWMAN LODGE & CONVENTION CENTER, 75.00, WORKSHOP; BUTLER MACHINERY, 4097.66, REPAIRS/SHIPPING; CENTURYLINK, 123.15, 911 SERVICE; CHELSI CLAUSSEN, 25.00, BLOOD DRAW; CITY OF MARTIN, 131.36, WATER; CITY OF MARTIN, 13854.32, MARCH 2017 APPORTIONMENT; COAST TO COAST SOLUTIONS, 220.95, PUBLIC RELATIONS MATERIAL; COLE PEST CONTROL, 70.00, PEST CONTROL; CROSSROADS INN, 65.00, LODGING FOR JUDGE; CULLIGAN WATER CONDITIONING, 30.50, WATER; DAYS INN PIERRE, 118.96, LODGING; DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, 53963.16, MARCH 2017 TRANSMITTAL; DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, 345.00, ALCOHOL/ TOXIN SCREEN; EXECUTIVE MGMT, FINANCE OFFICE, 134.18, ROD RECORDS/ AUD EMAIL; G E ASSOCIATES, 17.28, REPAIRS; THE GENERAL STORE, 150.84, SUPPLIES; GOLDEN WEST COMPANIES, 1383.80, TELEPHONE; GOVERNORS INN, 174.00, ROLF KRAFT/ COMM MEETING; HARMELINK, FOX & RAVNSBORG LAW, 149.00, MENTAL ILLNESS; KIEFFER SANITATION, 115.02, GARBAGE; KONICA MINOLTA PREMIER FINANCE, 243.48, COPIER LEASE; KRATOVILS TRUE VALUE, 141.27, SUPPLIES; KSL CORP., 778.00, ATTORNEY/ ONE JUV CASE; KT CONNECTIONS, INC., 500.00, BACKUP SERVICE; LACREEK ELECTRIC ASSOC., 4881.67, ELECTRICITY; LINCOLN COUNTY TREASURER, 162.50, MENTAL ILLNESS; LYNN’S DAKOTAMART, 34.62, JAIL MEAL; MARCO TECHNOLOGIES, LLC, 43.20, COPIER LEASE; MARTIN AUTO PARTS II, INC., 1424.71, PARTS/SUPPLIES; MARY KAY SELL, 120.00, RAPID CITY WORKSHOP; MINNEHAHA COUNTY CLERK OF COURTS, 689.00, BOND, I SHOT WITH ARROWS; MORENO, LEE & BACHAND, PC, 47.25, MENTAL ILLNESS; MORRIS INC, 3962.87, COLD PATCH; JOHN MURPHY, 785.99, ATTORNEY/ ONE CASE; NEVE’S UNIFORMS INC, 405.55, UNIFORM SUPPLIES; NOBLE INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY CORP, 404.84, GERMICIDAL CLEANER; OFFICE PRODUCTS CENTER, 76.99, TONER; PAHLKE LAW OFFICE, 3444.00, PRO-TEM SA FEES; JOSEPH ASHLEY PARR, ESQUIRE, 2627.22, ATTORNEY/ SIX CASES; JAMY PATTERSON, 1218.71, ATTORNEY/ SIX CASES; PAULA PEDERSON, 253.83, ATTORNEY/ ONE CASE JESSICA PAULSEN, 279.30, TRANSCRIPT; PENNINGTON CO. JAIL, 237.00, TRANSPORT; PHILIP MOTOR INC, 361.57, TRANSMISSION/ TIRE WORK; THE PIZZA SHOPPE, 6.99, JAIL MEAL; PLIC-SBD GRAND ISLAND, 80.88, LIFE INSURANCE; RAVELLETTE PUBLICATIONS, 22.50, TRUCK DRIVER AD; RH HOME & PHARMACY, 6.96, INMATE MEDICAL; RUSHMORE COMMUNICATIONS INC., 55.00, RADIO TESTING; SALOMON SANITATION, 113.21, GARBAGE SERVICE; SD DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION, 9.50, MAPS; SD FEDERAL PROPERTY AGENCY, 143.25, SUPPLIES; SDACC, 745.08, LEGAL EXPENSE; SDACC, 157.00, POOR RELIEF; SDACO, 72.00, MARCH SHARE; SDML WORKERS COMPENSATION FUND, 212.00, 2016 AUDITED BILLING; SECRETARY OF STATE, 7.00, PISTOL PERMIT X1 EN; SECRETARY OF STATE, 14.00, PISTOL PERMITS X2; SECRETARY OF STATE, 14.00, PISTOL PERMIT X2; SECRETARY OF STATE, 7.00, PISTOL PERMIT; SERVALL, 268.42, LINEN SERVICE; SHEEHAN MACK SALES & EQUIP INC, 325.95, SHIPPING/ REPAIRS; SOD’S MECHANICAL CONTRACTING, 271.84, FILTERS; STATE 4-H OFFICE, 25.00, WORKSHOP REGISTRATION/ STERKEL; STATE 4-H OFFICE, 25.00, 4-H ONLINE/ FAIR ENTRY TRAININ; SUSAN WILLIAMS, 129.66, WELFARE WORKSHOP REIMBURSE; JAMES G SWORD, 1409.50, ATTORNEY/ THREE CASES; THREE RIVERS BENEFIT CORP, 142.50, LIFE INSURANCE; THREE RIVERS BENEFIT CORP, 15.00, INSURANCE; VALENTINE OFFICE SUPPLY, 803.61, SUPPLIES; VOYAGER FLEET SYSTEMS INC, 1243.98, LAW FUEL; WESTERN COMMUNICATIONS INC., 1455.00, EMS SIREN REPAIR; WINNER FAMILY DENTISTRY, 223.13, INMATE DENTAL; WINNER POLICE DEPARTMENT, 40498.00, HOUSING/ TRANSPORT; CORA CONQUERING BEAR, 21.26, WITNESS FEES; TAYLOR CONROY, 20.92, JUROR FEES; MARIE COTTIER, 25.88, JUROR FEES; LISA GARCIA, 12.52, JUROR FEES; ERIC KIEFFER, 238.40, WITNESS FEES; SHONDA MORRISON, 57.80, WITNESS FEES; TERESA MOSHER, 23.44, JUROR FEES; ANGELA SAM, 10.00, JUROR FEES; EMMA TWISS, 10.00, JUROR FEES.
At the request of Auditor Susan Williams and Treasurer Jolene Donovan, the Commissioners discussed a minimum amount to refund to tax payers who overpay their taxes. The request was a minimum of $25.00 for a refund due to the time and cost required to return the overpayment. The Commissioners agreed to the $25.00 minimum policy, and overpayment would be returned upon request. Auditor Susan Williams will contact the States Attorney to draft a policy resolution.
Dave Jones and Dale McDonnell, representing the Bennett County Medical Facilities Board, and Andrew Riggin, CEO of the Bennett County Medical Facilities, met with the Commissioners. The group discussed two houses owned by the County and used by the hospital for staff. The group requested the County deed the houses to the Hospital in order to sell one of the houses to a PA that is currently renting the house. The Medical Facility plans to buy another house in order to keep two houses available for the use of the hospital staff.
Dale McDonnell explained the history of the County involvement with the Medical Facility which was County owned until 2005, when the Hospital and Nursing Home became a non-profit 501(c) 3. At that that time the Hospital and Nursing Home were leased from the County to the Bennett County Hospital and Nursing Home for 20 years.
Mr. Jones and Mr. McDonnell explained the Hospital had made many improvements over the years and the facility needed to build and upgrade in order to be compliant with regulations. Therefore, in order to borrow funds to make these improvements, the facility needed to own the property. The Commissioners agreed to transfer ownership of the Bennett County Hospital and Nursing Home to the non-profit 501(c) 3.
There was discussion concerning the debt to the County of $543,535.00. Auditor Susan Williams explained the debt was from the 1980’s due to a reconciliation of cash by Legislative Audit. The debt was forgiven by the County, but is still carried by the County due to Special Revenue Funds being owed.
Jeff Slattery made a motion to sell the following property to the Bennett County Hospital and Nursing Home for $1.00 each:
Lot One (1) Block Three, First Fairview Addition to the City of Martin, Bennett County, South Dakota; together with residential dwelling house situated thereon.
Lot Nine (9) of Block Three (3), First Fairview Addition, City of Martin, Bennett County, South Dakota, according to the recorded plat thereof; together with residential dwelling house situated thereon.
Wayne Bond seconded.
All voted aye. Motion carried.
The group agreed the Hospital and Nursing Home are valuable to the community and is a viable institute.
Chairman Jason Fanning recessed the meeting at 10:30 a.m.
Call to Order
Chairman Jason Fanning called the meeting to order at 10:35 a.m.
Wayne Bond made a motion to approve the new hire of Kara Jo Hancock, Deputy Treasurer, $8.75 hourly, effective April 10, 2017. Rolf Kraft seconded.
All voted aye Motion carried
There being no further business to come before the Board, Wayne Bond made a motion to adjourn with a second by Rolf Kraft.
All voted aye. Motion carried.
BOARD OF BENNETT COUNTY COMMISSION
ATTEST: Jason Fanning, Chairman
Susan Williams, Auditor
The next meeting will be Wednesday, May 3, at 9:30 a.m. in the Commissioner’s meeting room.
Published once at the total approximate cost of $120.96
Published: May 3, 2017