Proceedings: BC Commissioners 9-20-17


Board Of Bennett County Commissioners

Minutes of Proceedings

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Martin, South Dakota

The Bennett County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Wednesday, September 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, Rolf Kraft and Rocky Risse.

Absent: Wayne Bond

Others present: Susan Williams, Auditor; Taylor Risse, Bennett County Booster; Sarah Harris, States Attorney; Jeff Siscoe, Emergency & Disaster Coordinator; Jolene Donovan, Treasurer; Jim Johnson, area land owner.

Minutes Approved

The minutes of the regular September 6, 2017, meeting were approved with a motion by Rolf Kraft and a second by Jeff Slattery.

All voted aye. Motion carried.

Highway Department

Auditor Susan Williams informed the Board there was a request for a speed limit sign on a County road along a residence. The States Attorney informed the Board on State Statutes concerning speed limits on County roads. There was discussion concerning enforcing speed limits. The Board tabled making a decision.


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

All voted aye. Motion carried.

General 101: (miles and meals included) August 2017 Payroll: Commissioners, $3,526.70; Auditor, $4,591.92; Treasurer, $3,399.69; 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, $994.26; Coroner, $116.00; County Wide Law, $9,040.81; WIC, $639.28; Extension, $2,013.12.

Highway, 201: $12,928.91

Emergency & Disaster, 226: $688.48

24/7 Program, 248: $1,412.42

Security First Bank, Employer’s share of OASI: $4,123.50

Bennett County Medical & Retirement: $12,520.23

Adams - Isc 947.43 Hwy Dept Shipping & Repairs; AT&T 185.28 Law & Hwy Cell Phones; AT&T 43.17 911 Phone; Avera 188.00 Hwy Dept Drug Tests X2; Bad River Law Prof. L.L.C. 1413.10 Crt App Attorney Fees X1; Bennett County Booster 769.00 Law,Trea,Comm, Hwy; Bennett Co Hospital And Nh 109.20 Blood Alcohol X 4; Bc School Dist #3-1 23381.32 August 2017 Apportionment; Bennett County Treasurer 533.01 Taxes Partial Payment; Best Western Of Huron 104.00 Ext Motel; Bob’s Gas Service 38.40 Cap Propaine; Bradley T. Borge 5397.00 Crt App Attorney Fees X4; Butler Machinery 260.92 Hwy Dept Repairs; Ccb 1226.00 Judgement /Negotiations; Centurylink 123.15 911 Utilities; Ceplecha Trucking 6513.72 Gravel Hauling; Chelsi Claussen 75.00 Dui Blood Draw X3; City Of Martin 383.46 Cap & Crt Hse Water; City Of Martin 5746.41 August 2017 Apportionment; Cole Pest Control 70.00 Jail & Crt Hse Pest Removal; Connecting Point 230.00 Trea & Aud Services & Switch; Country Pride Cooperative 8266.60 Hwy Dept Fuel; Correctional Risk Services 1807.34 D. Ceplecha & Inmate Med X11; Culligan Water Conditioning 41.50 Crt Hse & Law Supplies; Days Inn Pierre 72.00 Doe Motel; Department Of Revenue 46358.45 August Transmittal; Donald Larson 541.98 Vso Travel Reimb; Donovan Trucking 2119.45 Gravel Hauling; Executive Mgmt Finance Office 42.00 August Billing; Executive Mgmt Finance Office 42.00 July Billing; Fast Signs 356.52 Law Dept Equip.; G & H Distributing 155.87 Hwy Shop Supplies; The General Store 261.88 Hwy Janitorial Supplies; Godfrey Brake Service 174.08 Hwy Dept Repairs; Golden West Technologies 1378.83 Phone & Internet; Great Plains Psychological Ser 1445.00 S. White Woman Evaluation; Great Western Tire Inc. 1014.80 Hwy Dept Tires; Group Resources Of Iowa LLC 142.50 Insurance; Group Resources Of Iowa LLC 105.00 Insurance Reimb; Hughes County Clerk Of Courts 250.00 Bond; Hughes County Clerk Of Courts 63.00 Bond; Jeff Johnson 1633.06 Re-Issue Check; Jeff Siscoe 972.26 Eds & Doe Reimb; Jj Keller 521.00 Hwy Dept Osha Manuals; John Deere Financial 1360.00 Hwy Dept Oil; Kelly Boomer 2395.34 Gravel Hauling; Kieffer Sanitation 115.02 Hwy Dept Garbage Removal; Kin Provost 12.00 24/7 Refund; Konica Minolta Premier Finance 243.48 Copier Lease September; Kratovils True Value 231.99 Jail,24/7,Law,Doe Supplies; Kt Connections, Inc. 500.00 Aud,Trea,Doe,Rod Backup; Lacreek Electric Assoc. 1800.26 Electicity; Lydia Melvin 157.50 Jail Cleaning; Lynn’s Dakotamart 76.50 Inmate Meals; Marco, Technologies LLC 43.20 Copier Lease; Marshall & Swift/Boeckh,LLC 875.90 Doe Books; Martin Auto Parts Ii, Inc. 1259.25 Law & Hwy Repairs & Supplies; Mary Kay Sell 1026.46 Ext Travel Reimb; Mcleods Printing And Supply 280.88 Aud & Trea Checks; Moreno, Lee & Bachand, Pc 98.08 Mental Illness; John Murphy 3668.25 D. Ceplecha Attorney Fee; Neve’s Uniforms Inc 133.00 Law Dept Uniforms; Office Products Center 779.96 Law & Ext Supplies; Joseph Ashley Parr, Esquire 4322.40 Crt App Attorney Fees X4; Paula Pederson 257.66 Crt App Attorney Fees X1; Pennington Co. Jail 1066.35 Inmate Travel X8 & Housing X1; Pennington County Sheriff 893.83 Mental Illness; Philip Motor Inc 281.04 Law Dept Car Maint; Pillen Optical 60.00 R. Ceplecha Glasses; Plic-Sbd Grand Island 77.28 Life Insurance; Brett Prang 1657.60 Hauling Gravel; Redwood Toxicology Laboratory 367.50 24/7 Ua Cups; Ronda Olson 52.69 R. Ceplecha (C-Pap Mask); Salomon Sanitation 113.21 Crt Hse Garbage Removal; Sd Department Of Health 480.00 Blood Alcohol X10; Secretary Of State 100.00 Pistol Permit X2; Secretary Of State 14.00 Pistol Permits X2; Servall 309.08 Crt Hse Cleaning Supplies; Shopko Pharmacy 15.29 Inmate Meds; Sod’s Mechanical Contracting 527.55 Crt Hse Repairs; State Property Management 81.25 Hwy Shop Tools; Summit Signs 37.28 Hwy Dept Decals; Susan Williams 111.72 Aud Travel Reimb; Sword & Ahrendt Law Office Pc 6066.88 Crt App Attorney Fees X7; Tyler Technologies 3705.00 Rod; Valentine Office Supply 593.89 Aud,Sa,Law,Trea Supplies; Voyager Fleet Systems Inc 1112.63 Law Dept Fuel; Vulcan Welding 100.00 Hwy Dept Repairs; Wegner Auto 2800.00 Vehicle Surplus; Western Communications, Inc 150.00 Law Dept Car Supply; West Group Payment Center 491.00 Sa & Crt Room Books; Western Cartographers 460.00 Plat Maps; Paul Williams 638.99 Gun Safe Reimb; Winner Health Mart Pharmacy 979.17 Ceplecha’s & Inmate Meds X8; Winner Police Department 40503.50 Inmate Housing; Yankton County Treasurer 237.50 Mental Illness X2; Alex Salway 20.00 Court Witness; Denise Packed 20.00 Court Witness; Duane Eagleman 20.00 Court Witness; Kimberly Bettelyoun 20.00 Court Witness; Matt Kratovil 20.00 Court Witness 

2018 Annual Budget

The Board considered the 2018 Annual Budget. Rocky Risse made a motion to accept the 2018 Provisional Budget, Resolution #8-2017, with the following changes:

General Fund: 

States Attorney 101-151 = $117,831.00 increased to $118,596.00

Contingency 101-112 = $170,558.00 decreased to $169,820.00

Domestic Abuse:

Cash= $725.00 decreased to $0.00

Licenses increased to = $600.00

Divorce fees increased to $125.00

Rolf Kraft seconded.

All voted aye. Motion carried.

Emergency & Disaster Coordinator

Jeff Siscoe, Emergency and Disaster Coordinator, met with the Board to discuss the Mutual Aid Agreement for South Dakota Office of Emergency Management’s Region 5. Mr. Siscoe informed the Board that there would not be any changes to the agreement at this time. 

Rolf Kraft made a motion to approve the Mutual Aid Agreement for the Inter-County Sharing of Resources during Emergencies or Disasters within South Dakota Office of Emergency Management Region 5 to be reviewed within a year or if any changes are made. Jeff Slattery seconded.

All voted aye. Motion carried.

Mr. Siscoe presented the Local Emergency Operation Plan for Bennett County to the Commissioners. The Board reviewed the information.

Rolf Kraft informed the Board that the Emergency and Disaster Coordinator, Jeff Siscoe, had organized a mass casualty exercise with the hospital, ambulance service, courthouse, Martin Fire Department and volunteers on September 8th, 2017 and the exercise had gone very well and was instructive. 

Conflict of Interest 

The Commissioners reviewed a Conflict of Interest for the Bennett County Personnel Policy Manual. 

Rocky Risse made a motion to approve the Conflict of Interest addition to the Bennett County Personnel Manual. Jeff Slattery seconded.

All voted aye. Motion carried.

Executive Session

Rocky Risse made a motion to go into executive session at 10:25 a.m. with Jolene Donovan and Sarah Harris concerning personnel. Rolf Kraft seconded.

All voted aye. Motion carried.

Chairman Jason Fanning declared executive session closed at 11:00 a.m.

Area Land Owner

Jim Johnson, area land owner, met with the Board to request the auto gate on his road be cleaned out because it is full of sand. The Board discussed the best way to clean out the auto gate and explained the County would take care of it.


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

All voted aye. Motion carried.

Board Of Bennett County Commission

ATTEST: Jason Fanning, Chairman

Susan Williams, Auditor

The next meeting will be Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. in the Commissioner’s meeting room.

Published once at the total approximate cost of $113.40

Published: October 4, 2017

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