Proceedings: BC Commissioners 10-4-17


Board of Bennett County Commissioners

Minutes of Proceedings

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Martin, South Dakota

The Bennett County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Wednesday, October 4, 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, Rolf Kraft, Jeff Slattery, Rocky Risse

Absent: Wayne Bond

Others Present: Susan Williams, Auditor; Taylor Risse, Bennett County Booster. 

Minutes Approved

The minutes of the regular September 20, 2017 meeting were approved with a motion by Rocky Risse and a second by Jeff Slattery.

All voted aye. Motion carried.

Auditor’s Account with Treasurer

To the Honorable Board of County Commissioners of Bennett County:

I hereby submit the following report of my examination of the cash and cash items in the hands of the County Treasurer of this County as of September 30, 2017.

Balance on hand – County $3,635,392.72; Cash Change Account $350.00; Restricted Funds $326,728.78; Savings Accounts $0.00; Cash, Checks, Credit Cards $9,918.32; Treasurer’s Change Fund - $150.00; NSF Checks $0.00

TOTAL $3,972,239.82

Dated this 4th day of October, 2017.


/s/ Susan Williams, Auditor

September Monthly Report

Register of Deeds: $1,543.00

Highway Department

The Board discussed gravel found on the Scott Bauman property in Jackson County. Rocky Risse reported the Highway Department is blading roads and mowing ditches.

Community Action Building

Rolf Kraft reported the Community Action Program building needed work on some of the light fixtures in the building. The Board requested Mr. Kraft contact an electrician. There was also discussion about a tree growing too close to the foundation of the building. The Board agreed the tree should be removed. Rolf Kraft will contact the City about removal.

Budget Supplement

At the request of Auditor Susan Williams, Rolf Kraft made a motion for an automatic supplement to the Law Budget, 101-214, for $508.10 from an insurance claim. Jeff Slattery seconded.

All voted aye. Motion carried.

Bennett County Policy Manual

Rolf Kraft reported to the Board that he had met with some of the elected officials and employees about a misunderstanding and he recommended all elected officials and employees review the Bennett County Policy Manual. The Board agreed to officially act on the recommendation at the next meeting.

Inmate Numbers

Auditor Susan Williams reported to the Commissioners that the average number of inmates for September was 20. Four of these are long term sentenced inmates.


There being no further business to come before the Commissioners, Jeff Slattery made a motion to adjourn with a second by Rocky Risse.

All voted aye. Motion carried.


/s/ Jason Fanning, Chairman


/s/ Susan Williams, Auditor

The next regular meeting will be Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. in the Commissioner’s meeting room. 

Published once at the total approximate cost of $47.25

Published: October 18, 2017

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