Bennett County minutes 2-20-13

Proceedings

BOARD OF BENNETT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20TH, 2013

MARTIN, SOUTH DAKOTA

The Bennett County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 in the Commissioner’s meeting room.

The meeting was called to order at 9:30 a.m. by Chairman Rolf Kraft.

Commissioners present: Rolf Kraft, Dennis Gregg, Newton Cummings, Jason Fanning and Wayne Bond

Others present: Susan Williams, Auditor; Jerry Bennett, Highway Superintendent; Mary Thomsen, Community Action Program; and Kim Clausen, Wild Horse Butte Community Development.

Minutes Approved

The minutes of the regular February 6th, 2013 meeting and the special February 13th, 2013 meeting were approved with a motion by Dennis Gregg and a second by Newton Cummings.

All voted aye. Motion carried.

Highway Department

Highway Superintendent, Jerry Bennett, met with the Commissioners to report on current road work. Mr. Bennett stated they are blading and patching roads. There was discussion concerning a section line road covered with soil from erosion. Mr. Bennett informed the Board he had checked on the road. There was discussion concerning an easement for Mni Wiconi Water Supply System between the Oglala Sioux Tribe and Bennett County. Wayne Bond made a motion to record the pipeline easement document between the Oglala Sioux Tribe Rural Water Supply System and Bennett County. Newton Cummings seconded. 

All voted aye. Motion carried.

Jason Fanning reported on a program through Kennedy Implement in Philip which allows counties to use new tractors for 150 hours with County responsibility being maintenance, fuel and repairs not under warranty. The Board requested Mr. Bennett look into the program.

Executive Session

Wayne Bond made a motion to go into executive session at 9:55 a.m. concerning contract negotiations. Newton Cummings seconded.

All voted aye. Motion carried.

The Chairman declared executive session closed at 10:05 a.m.

City Council Meeting

Rolf Kraft and Dennis Gregg reported they had attended the City Council meeting to discuss having the City transport their own arrests and pay for the transports of prisoners arrested by the City police officers. Mr. Kraft stated the City’s attorney did not feel the City had a legal obligation to pay for the transports. The Board agreed Mr. Kraft should discuss the situation with the States Attorney and prepare a response to the City. The Commissioners agreed Mr. Kraft has the authority to sign the documents.

Claims

The Commissioners reviewed claims. There was discussion concerning the juvenile detention bills and the extremely high cost of keeping Juveniles in detention at 225.00 per day. Jason Fanning made a motion to approve claims subject to delinquent taxes with a second by Dennis Gregg.

All voted aye. Motion carried.

General 101: (miles and meals included) January Payroll: Commissioners, $3,602.13; Auditor, $6,154.34; Treasurer, $4,607.93; States Attorney, $8,203.06; Gov. Bldg, $992.13; Director of Equalization, $2,961.54; Register of Deeds, $4,303.54; Veteran’s Service Officer, $918.09; Sheriff, $4,370.10; County Wide Law, $15,245.82; WIC, $777.39; Library, $3,917.07; Extension, $2,317.76; Weed, $2,013.36; Coroner, $0.00; Election, $0.00.

Highway, 201: $14,088.49

Emergency & Disaster, 226: $979.29

24/7 Program, 248: $1,464.06

Security First Bank, Employer’s share of OASI: $5,426.95

Bennett County Medical & Retirement: $16,601.97

AVERA HEALTH PLANS, 13,094.13, FEB 2013 HEALTH PLAN; BENNETT COUNTY BOOSTER, 453.73, MINUTES PUBLISHED/DEL TAX LIST; BENNETT COUNTY TREASURER, 344.77, ADV TAX/PARTIAL PAY TAXES; BENNETT COUNTY TREASURER, 12.18, ADVANCED TAXES S BROWN BULL; CENTURYLINK, 123.15, 911 SERVICE UTILITIES; LUCAS HAMAR, 109.99, COMPUTER PROGRAM LAW DEPT; PAWNEE COUNTY COURT, 500.00, BOND JAMES EGGERT; SECRETARY OF STATE, 70.00, 10 PISTOL PERMITS; AT&T, 185.52, LAW, HWY CELL PHONES; AT&T, 36.69, 911 SERVICE; AUDIO EDITIONS, 33.94, AUDIO BOOKS; AVAYA FINANCIAL SERVICES, 145.30, PHONE LEASE; AVERA HEALTH PLANS, 26,845.20, HEALTH INSURANCE; BENNETT COUNTY BOOSTER, 607.13, LAW,COMM’S,TREAS & HWY PUBLISH; BC SCHOOL DIST #3-1, 6,055.62, LIBRARY UTILITIES DEPOSIT; BC SCHOOL DIST #3-1, 117,444.96, FEBRUARY 2013 APPORTIONME; BENNETT COUNTY TREASURER, 340.70, ADV TAXES JOHNSON, L; BEADLE COUNTY SHERIFF, 11.72, SERVING PAPERS (DUXBURY); BLACK HILLS COUNCIL LOCAL GOVT, 645.00, 2013 MEMBERSHIP DUES; BOB’S GAS SERVICE, 3,377.65, CRT HSE,CNTY SHED, CAP; CENTURYLINK, 123.15, 911 SERVICE UTILITIES; CHIEF LAW ENFORCEMENT SUPPLY 82.96 CRUISER MATE II LAW SUPPLIES; CITY OF MARTIN, 88.72, CRT HSE & CAP WATER BILL; CITY OF MARTIN, 16,605.30, FEBRUARY 2013 APPORTIONME; COLE PEST CONTROL, 70.00, CRT HOUSE PEST REMOVAL; COUNTRY PRIDE COOPERATIVE, 7,695.56, HWY FUEL; CRAFTER’S CHOICE BOOK CLUB, 45.46, BOOKS; CROSSINGS BOOK CLUB, 29.44, BOOKS; RICHARD CUMMINGS SR, 119.48, REIMB MOTEL JUVENILE PICK UP; DAKOTA PLAINS LEGAL SERVICES, 594.97, CRT APPT ATTORNEY FEES; DEMCO, 188.33, LIBRARY SUPPLIES; DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION, 167.22, STATEWIDE BRIDGE INSPECTION; DOUBLEDAY BOOK CLUB, 84.42, BOOKS; JEREMIAH DUBRAY, 2.00, 24/7 REFUND; ELECTION SYSTEMS & SOFTWARE, 1,750.00, COVERAGE FOR ELECTION; FRESHSTART CONVENIENT STORE, 36.00, COP CAR OIL CHANGES X3; G E ASSOCIATES, 30.98, HWY SUPPLIES; THE GENERAL STORE, 27.96, LAW & HWY DEPT SUPPLIES; GOLDEN WEST COMPANIES, 1,480.96, PHONE, FAX, INTERNET; GREAT WESTERN TIRE INC., 2,442.75, HWY TIRES & FREIGHT; HEARTLAND PAPER COMPANY, 221.86, CRT HSE SUPPLIES; INGRAM LIBRARY SERVICES, 254.48, BOOKS; MIKE JAGER, 259.74, CONSULTING FEES LAW DEPT; JIM’S BODY SHOP, 231.00, COP CAR GLASS REPLACED; KJ’S PIT STOP, INC, 20.72, LAW DEPT FUEL; KRATOVILS TRUE VALUE, 126.34, CRT HSE,LAW,JAIL,HWY SUPPLIES; KSL CORP., 2,242.00, CRT APPT ATTORNEY FEES; LACREEK ELECTRIC ASSOC,. 5,523.14, ELECTRICITY; LEWIS & CLARK BEHAVIORAL HEALT, 149.00, MENTAL ILLNESS BOARD; LYNN’S DAKOTAMART, 57.51, LIB,CRT HSE, SUPPLIES,JUV MEAL; MARCO, INC, 586.63, COPIER LEASE; MARTIN AUTO PARTS II, INC., 1,109.84, HWY & LAW REPAIR/MAINT SUPPLIE; MARTIN DRUG AND MERCANTILE, 9.32, LIBRARY SUPPLIES; MCLEODS PRINTING AND SUPPLY, 4.51, AUDITOR SUPPLIES; ED MIDGLEY LLC, 382.20, CRT REPORTER; OFFICE PRODUCTS CENTER, 590.88, LIBRARY, STATES ATTORNEY SUPPL

JOSEPH ASHLEY PARR, ESQUIRE, 979.14, CRT APPT ATTORNEY FEES; PENNINGTON CO. JAIL, 1,071.00, INMATE HOUSING; PENNINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF, 262.35, INMATE TRAVEL; WINNER HEALTH MART PHARMACY, 619.61, INMATE PRESCRIPTIONS; PLIC-SBD GRAND ISLAND, 78.14, CNTY LIFE INSURANCE; SALOMON SANITATION, 126.00, CRT HSE GARBAGE; SCHMIDT, SCHROYER, MORENO, 60.75, MENTAL ILLNESS BOARD; SD DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, 30,790.99, 2013 JANUARY TRANSMITTAL; SD DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, 622.00, BLOOD & ALCOHOL TESTING; SDACC, 980.34, BC ANNUAL 2013 DUES; SDACO, 52.00, MOD & PRES FUND; SECRETARY OF STATE, 21.00, PISTOL PERMITS; SERVALL, 239.10, CRT HSE RUGS, MOPS & SUPPLIES; SHEEHAN MACK SALES & EQUIP INC, 1,556.57, HWY REPAIRS & FREIGHT ON #9; SHOPKO PHARMACY, 15.94, INMATE PRESCRIPTION; JEFF SISCOE, 19.99, REIMB FOR COMPUTER PROGRAM; STATE RADIO COMMUNICATIONS, 2,250.00, TELETYPE SERVICE; STATES ATTORNEY GENERAL OFFICE, 150.00, JUNE 2012-DEC2012 24/7 PROGRAM

GAY TOLLEFSON, 224.00, PRO TEMP CASE; UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE, 388.00, COMM’S,AUDITOR,DOE POSTAGE; VALENTINE OFFICE SUPPLY, 455.48, OFFICE SUPPLIES; VOYAGER FLEET SYSTEMS INC, 1,246.25, LAW GAS; W.D. LARSON COMPANIES, LTD,INC, 37.86, REPAIRS # 17; WALKER REFUSE, INC, 102.08, HWY GARBAGE; SD ASSOC. OF CNTY WEED & PEST, 50.00, 2013 MEMBERSHIP DUES; WESTERN CARTOGRAPHERS, 280.00, MAPS SOLD FROM DEC12 TO JAN13; WESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA, 40,275.00, JUVENILE HOUSING; SUSAN WILLIAMS, 171.99, REIMB FOR BALLASTS & AVG; WINNER FAMILY DENTISTRY, 880.00, INMATE DENTIST VISITS; WINNER POLICE DEPARTMENT, 64,561.09, INMATE HOUSING,TRAVEL JAN&FEB; ZUERCHER TECHNOLOGIES, LLC, 9,778.00, LAW PROGRAM GOING LIVE.

Evelyn Whirlwind Horse Endowment

Auditor Susan Williams presented a request from the Bennett County Nursing Home to draw down the funds from the Evelyn Whirlwind Horse Endowment for the Nursing Home. Dennis Gregg made a motion to approve the release of $5,181.96 to the Bennett County Nursing Home from the Evelyn Whirlwind Horse Endowment for the purpose of purchasing a Nursing Home Van. Jason Fanning seconded.

All voted aye. Motion carried.

Auditor Susan Williams informed the Commissioners this closed the account for the Evelyn Whirlwind Horse Endowment for the Nursing Home.

Horseshoe Bar

The Board considered the malt liquor license for the Horseshoe Bar. The Board agreed because the liquor license had been suspended the malt liquor license should also be suspended.

Newton Cummings made a motion to immediately suspend the malt liquor license for the Horseshoe Bar until such time as the Board of Commissioners can establish a proper hearing date with the owner, Marvin Grass. Dennis Gregg seconded.

All voted aye. Motion carried.

Community Action Program

Mary Thomsen, Community Action Program, met with the Commissioners to report they had received a donation from the Fresh Start Convenience Store in the amount of $2,917.13. Ms. Thomsen reported on the programs Community Action has for low income families and the volunteers who help operate the program. Ms. Thomsen commended the 13 volunteers who work for the Community Action Program and informed the Board they do a great amount of work. The Board commended Ms. Thomsen for her 36 years of running CAP and thanked the volunteers who help with the program. Newton Cummings stated he was proud of the way the program helps the needy in the county. Ms. Thomsen also thanked the county for providing the building, utilities and repairs for Community Action.

Jail

Kim Clausen, Wild Horse Butte Community Development, met with the Board to discuss possible funding options for building a jail. There was discussion concerning funding through Rural Development and setting up a meeting.

2013 Legislation

There was discussion concerning 2013 legislation.

 24/7 Program Grant

Auditor Susan Williams informed the Board that Sheriff Luke Hamar and Administrative Assistant Tracey Fisher had received a $16,000.00 grant through the Attorney General’s office for the Bennett County 24/7 Program.

Close

There being no further business to come before the Commissioners, Wayne Bond made a motion to adjourn with a second by Jason Fanning.

All voted aye. Motion carried.

BOARD OF BENNETT COUNTY COMMISSION

Rolf Kraft, Chairman

ATTEST: 

Susan Williams, Auditor

The next meeting will be Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. in the Commissioner’s meeting room.

Published once at the total approximate cost of $133.92

Published: March 6, 2013

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