Proceedings: BC Commissioners 12-20-17

Proceedings

Board Of Bennett County Commissioners

Minutes Of Proceedings

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Martin, South Dakota

The Bennett County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Wednesday, December 20, 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, Jeff Slattery, Wayne Bond and Rolf Kraft.

Absent: Rocky Risse

Others present: Susan Williams, Auditor; Taylor Risse, Bennett County Booster; Sarah Harris, States Attorney; Sheriff Paul Williams; Jeff Siscoe, Director of Equalization; Paul Noel, City Foreman; Craig Howe, Area Resident.

Minutes Approved

The minutes of the regular December 6, 2017 meeting were approved with a motion by Jeff Slattery and a second by Wayne Bond.

All voted aye. Motion carried.

Highway Department

The Board reviewed a hauling agreement from Jackson County. Since there were questions about the agreement, Jason Fanning will talk to the Jackson County Highway Superintendent.

There was discussion concerning gravel hauling from the Bauman Pit. There was also discussion about other gravel that might be available in Jackson County. Someone will check on it.

Jeff Slattery reported Ed Johnson had volunteered to drive a grader in the Wayne Heath area. 

Jeff Slattery made a motion to approve Ed Johnson as a volunteer to operate a road grader. Wayne Bond seconded.

All voted aye. Motion carried.

Jeff Slattery made a motion to approve Larry Heath as a volunteer to operate a truck and a road grader. Wayne Bond seconded.

All voted aye. Motion carried.

Golden West Telecommunications

The Board reviewed a request from Golden West Telecommunications for utilities occupancy on the right of way of 202nd Avenue and 287th Street. 

Jeff Slattery made a motion to approve the request from Golden West Telecommunications for utilities occupancy on the right of way. Rolf Kraft seconded.

All voted aye. Motion carried.

Claims

The Board reviewed claims. Rolf Kraft made a motion to approve all the claims subject to delinquent taxes. Jeff Slattery seconded. 

All voted aye. Motion carried.

General 101: (miles and meals included) November 2017 Payroll: Commissioners, $4,227.55; Auditor, $6,802.29; Treasurer, $5,093.91; States Attorney, $9,230.07; Gov. Bldg, $600.00; Director of Equalization, $3,098.16; Register of Deeds, $4,307.76; Veteran’s Service Officer, $1,036.50; Sheriff, $4,907.31; Jail, $366.00; Coroner, $58.00; County Wide Law, $13,169.07; WIC, $927.20; Extension, $2,207.44.

Highway, 201: $22,467.23; Emergency & Disaster, 226: $1,032.72; 24/7 Program, 248: $2,361.25; Security First Bank, Employer’s share of OASI: $6,185.36; Bennett County Medical & Retirement: $14,247.47

Abraham Lebeau 25.00 24/7 Pbt Refund; Ace Steel & Recycling 208.54 Nsf Check; American Legion Post 240 25.00 Flag For Court House; Amy R. Bartling 6859.72 Crt App Attorney Fees X2; At&T 185.66 Law & Hwy Cell Phones; At&T 44.17 Att 911; Bacon Repair 12078.61 Hwy Dept Repairs; Bair Ford Mercury Sales 124.45 Law Car Battery&Fluid Issues; Bennett County Booster 299.25 Comms Publishing; Bennett Co Hospital And Nh 109.20 Blood Alcohol X4; Bc Register Of Deeds 20.00 Inv 103634; Bc School Dist #3-1 87002.11 November 2017 Apportionme; Bennett County Treasurer 519.23 Partial Payment Taxes; Bob’s Gas Service 1875.01 Cap & Crthse Propane; Butler Machinery 125.80 Hwy Maintenance; Carol Boche 539.16 Sa Supplies; Centurylink 123.15 911 Utilities; Certified Laboratories 182.13 Hwy Supplies & Shipping; City Of Martin 102.71 Cap & Crt Hse Water; City Of Winner 2000.00 Annual 911 Admin Fee; City Of Martin 12628.79 November 2017 Apportionme; Clerp 140.48 Clerp Payment; Cole Pest Control 70.00 Jail & Crt Hse Pest Removal; Country Pride Cooperative 11335.87 Hwy Dept Fuel; Crossroads Inn 149.44 Juvenile Courtsey Housing; Correctional Risk Services 79.05 Inmate Medical; Culligan Water Conditioning 36.00 Crt Hse & Law Water; Department Of Revenue 280.00 Blood Alcohol Testing X8; Department Of Revenue 47077.32 November Transmittal; Donelle Briggs 214.38 Jail Cleaning; Dware Inc. 2750.00 Hwy Dware Software; Executive Mgmt Finance Office 39.75 Auditor Email; Fed Ex 54.71 Evidence Postage; Freshstart Convenient Store 75.00 Law Dept Car Towing; The General Store 224.46 24/7, Hwy & Weed Supplies; Golden West Technologies 1373.67 Internet & Phone Bill; Graham Tire Pierre 608.00 Law Dept Car Tires; Great Western Tire Inc. 1337.00 Hwy Dept Tires; Group Resources Of Iowa Llc 606.86 Health Insurance Reimb; John Deere Financial 1082.60 Hwy Dept Oil & Trans Fluids; Kennedy Implement & Auto 3848.38 Hwy Cleaing, Repairs; Kieffer Sanitation 124.22 Hwy Dept Garbage Removal; Konica Minolta Premier Finance 243.48 Copier Lease; Kratovils True Value 193.56 Jail, Law, Crt Hse Supplies; Kt Connections, Inc. 500.00 Aud,Trea,Rod,Doe; Lacreek Electric Assoc. 4008.08 Electricty Bills; Lynn’s Dakotamart 17.50 Inmate Meals; Jerald Lyon 150.00 Crt Hse Lawn Mowing; Marco, Technologies Llc 43.20 Copier Lease; Martin Auto Parts Ii, Inc. 1505.55 Law,Hwy Weed Supplies; Martin Volunteer Fire Dept 9000.00 2017 Budgeted; Mona Weiger 13.20 Crt Repoter Fee X1; John Murphy 1456.97 D. Ceplecha Attorney Fee; National Pen Co. Llc 157.84 Vso Supplies; Office Products Center 188.44 Ext Supplies; Joseph Ashley Parr, Esquire 573.87 Crt App Attorney Fees X2; Jamy Patterson 2861.79 Crt App Attorney Fees X6; Paula Pederson 2027.14 Crt App Attorney Fees X4; Pennington Co. Jail 312.00 Inmate Travel November; Plic-Sbd Grand Island 93.90 County Life Insurance; Premier Biotech, Inc. 135.16 24/7 Ua Cups; Rdo Equipment 22.88 Hwy Dept Repairs; Redwood Toxicology Laboratory 514.72 24/7 Ua Cups; Remittance Center 6197.50 Partial Pay 15-16 Audit; Salomon Sanitation 113.21 Crt Hse Garbage Removal; Scovel Psychological & Counsel 1500.00 T. Stricker Evaluation; Sdachs 275.00 Hwy Dept Dues; Sdaco 82.00 November Share; Secretary Of State 7.00 Pistol Permit X1; Servall 330.92 Crt Hse Rugs, Mops,Pt,Tp Suppl; Stanley County Clerk Of Crts 100.00 Replace Void Chk; Sandy Steffen 1219.88 Crt App Attorney Fees X3; Susan Williams 143.82 Aud Election Workshop; Swier Law, Firm, Prof. Llc 2238.85 Crt App Attorney Fees X1; Sword & Ahrendt Law Office Pc 9960.87 Crt App Attorney Fees X10; Katie J Thompson 2637.65 Crt App Attorney Fees X1; Thomson Reuters - West 129.16 Aud & Law Library Books; Tuthill Fire Department 3743.00 2017 Budgeted; Tyler Technologies 3209.54 Rod Support; United States Postal Service 292.50 Rod Envelopes; United States Postal Service 903.00 Trea Postage; Valentine Office Supply 1418.86 Aud,Trea,Sa,Doe,Rod,Vso,Law,24; Vetal Fire Department 1292.11 2017 Budgeted; Voyager Fleet Systems Inc 1243.19 Law Dept Fuel; Paul Williams 10.74 Juvenile Food; Winner Family Dentistry 206.63 Inmate Dental Care; Winner Health Mart Pharmacy 234.05 Inmate Meds; Winner Police Department 34289.30 Inmate Housing November; Bo Sharp 70.40 Witness Fee; Patrick Reddy 20.42 Witness Fee; Shavonne Cottier 21.68 Witness Fee; Tucker Keiffe 20.00 Witness Fee; 51.68 Grand Juror Fee; 64.28 Grand Juror Fee; 50.00 Grand Juror Fee; 50.84 Grand Juror Fee; 75.20 Grand Juror Fee; 50.84 Grand Juror Fee; 55.88 Grand Juror Fees; 53.36 Grand Juror Fee; 58.40 Grand Juror Fee; 50.00 Grand Juror Fee

Budget Supplement

At the request of Auditor Susan Williams, Wayne Bond made a motion to approve an automatic supplement of $514.52 to the Emergency and Disaster Budget 226 Fund as per a LEPC Grant. Jeff Slattery seconded.

All voted aye. Motion carried.

Auditor Susan Williams requested budgeted fund transfers.

Rolf Kraft made a motion to approve the following transfers:

$15,411.00 from the General Fund -101 to the 24/7 Fund -248.

$3,171.00 from the General Fund -101 to the Emergency and Disaster Fund -226.

$5,082.00 from the General Fund -101 to the 911 Fund -207.

Wayne Bond seconded.

All voted aye. Motion carried.

Resolution #11-2017

The Board reviewed Resolution #11-2017. Wayne Bond made a motion to approve Resolution #11-2017, Farmer’s Co-Op Site plat of a tract of land located in part of the NW ¼ of Section 21, T37N R 39W, Bennett County, South Dakota. Rolf Kraft seconded.

All voted aye. Motion carried.

Resolution #11-2017

Farmer’s Co-Op Site

Plat Of A Tract Of Land Located In Part Of The NW ¼ Of Section 21, T37N R39W, Bennett County South Dakota

WHEREAS; there has been presented to the Board of Commissioners of Bennett County, South Dakota, the plat of a tract of land located in part of the NW ¼ of Section 21, T37N R39W of the sixth principal meridian, Bennett County, South Dakota and;

WHEREAS; it appears to this Board that all taxes upon the property have been fully paid and the plat of the above described property has been executed according to statute.

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

Motion passed and Resolution #11-2017 adopted this _____ day of December, 2017.

/s/Jason Fanning, Chairman 

ATTEST: 

/s/Susan Williams, Bennett County Auditor

Resolution #12-2017

The Board reviewed Resolution #12-2017. Kosmicki Tract Plat. After some discussion Rolf Kraft made a motion to request the Kosmicki Tract extend the property line to the center of the section line. Wayne Bond seconded.

All voted aye. Motion carried.

The Board requested the Auditor contact Niobrara Valley Consultants to change the plat.

County Jail

Sheriff Paul Williams met with the Board and States Attorney Sarah Harris to discuss the request to give the City Police Department access to the County Jail after hours. Sheriff Williams explained the insurance company had informed the Sheriff that the jail would not be in compliance if there was not County Certified staff in the jail. The City officers would be considered uncertified and would not be covered by the liability insurance. The Sheriff also stated the City had requested Cross-Deputization of City officers by the County. 

Sheriff Williams stated he did not, not see a purpose for this since the County Deputies and the City Officers already cooperate with each other and back each other up. Also when County law enforcement staff is at the jail the City uses it for prisoners. The Sheriff stated there had been questions about holding juveniles. The jail is an adult facility and juveniles must be kept from sight and sound of adult inmates. Sheriff Williams also informed the Board that at this time he cannot find people willing to be jailer. Sheriff Williams was questioned about the cooperation between City and County. States Attorney Sarah Harris informed the Board the City had set up a meeting on January 10, 2018, to discuss the jail. 

Executive Session

Wayne Bond made a motion to go into executive session with States Attorney Sarah Harris at 10:34 a.m. Rolf Kraft seconded.

All voted aye. Motion carried.

Chairman Jason Fanning declared executive session closed at 11:08 a.m.

Justus Building

Paul Noel, City Foreman, met with the Board to discuss destruction of the Justus Building. 

Mr. Noel explained they were planning on beginning possibly the end of January and requested a contract to hold the City harmless for any liability once they started tearing it down. The Commissioners agreed and will be checking with their liability insurance. 

Area Resident

Craig Howe, area resident, met with the Board to discuss Resolution #5-2016. Mr. Howe questioned the Board on specifics of how funding would be divided, the amount of money that had been spent to promote the Resolution and a request for a list of entities and people contacted about the Resolution. Mr. Howe asked when the effort will end. The Board stated that as long as there is a funding need by the County. 

Resolution #5-2017 

The Commissioners discussed Resolution #5-2016 and made revisions to update the Resolution. A final revision will be considered at the January 3, 2018 meeting.

Close

There being no further business to come before the Board, Rolf Kraft made a motion to adjourn with a second by Wayne Bond.

All voted aye. Motion carried.

BOARD OF BENNETT COUNTY COMMISSION

/s/ ATTEST: Jason Fanning, Chairman

/s/ Susan Williams, Auditor

The next meeting will be Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in the Commissioner’s meeting room.

Published once at the total approximate cost of $148.05

Published: January 10, 2018

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