Proceedings: BC Commissioners 10-18-17


Board Of Bennett County Commissioners

Minutes Of Proceedings

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Martin, South Dakota

The Bennett County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Wednesday, October 18, 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, Rolf Kraft and Rocky Risse.

Absent: Jeff Slattery

Others present: Susan Williams, Auditor; Taylor Risse, Bennett County Booster; Sarah Harris, States Attorney; Hilary Risner, Regional 4-H Youth Program Advisor; Mary Kay Sell, 4-H Youth Coordinator; Rachel Adair, Area Resident; Sheriff Paul Williams.

Minutes Approved

The minutes of the regular October 4, 2017, meeting were approved with a motion by Wayne Bond and a second by Rolf Kraft.

All voted aye. Motion carried.

Highway Department

There was discussion concerning gravel on the Scott and John Bauman property. Rocky Risse reported the Highway Department had been repairing equipment and the mowing is finished, so the tractors from Kennedy Implement will be returned. There was also discussion about auto gates getting cleaned out. The Board reviewed an agreement between John and Scott Bauman and Bennett County for gravel. 

Rocky Risse made a motion to approve the agreement between Bennett County and John and Scott Bauman for gravel at $1.00 per ton from their property E ½ Sec 6 T40N R34W, Jackson County, South Dakota. Wayne Bond seconded.

All voted aye. Motion carried.


The Commissioners reviewed claims. Rolf Kraft presented a question concerning a claim. The Board reviewed an explanation for the claim from the department head. Rolf Kraft made a motion to approve all the claims subject to delinquent taxes. Wayne Bond seconded. 

All voted aye. Motion carried.

General 101: (miles and meals included) September 2017 Payroll: Commissioners, $3,526.70; Auditor, $4,539.62; Treasurer, $3,350.19; 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, $304.88; Coroner, $174.00; County Wide Law, $8,313.26; WIC, $546.56; Extension, $1,419.97.

Highway, 201: $15,451.16; Emergency & Disaster, 226: $688.48; 24/7 Program, 248: $1,296.91; Security First Bank, Employer’s share of OASI: $4,141.15; Bennett County Medical & Retirement: $12,685.93

10-8 Video Llc 2004.95 1/2 Is Grant; Alcopro Inc 2016.00 24/7 Pbt Tubes; Anuar Meza 215.00 Court Reporter Fee; At&T 185.70 Hwy & Law Cell Phones; At&T 43.58 Att 911 Fee; Avera Health Plans 8485.05 October Bill Due November; Bair Ford Mercury Sales 30.23 Law Dept Car Maint; Bennett County Booster 69.93 Commissioners Publishing; Bennett Co Hospital And Nh 245.70 Blood Alcohol X 9; Bc School Dist #3-1 26295.04 September 2017 Apportionm; Blue 360 Media 74.25 Law Book; Butler Machinery 297.88 Hwy Dept Battery; Cedar Shore 91.95 Hwy Dept Dware Meeting; Centurylink 123.15 911 Utilities; Cherry County Implement 685.02 Hwy Dept Repairs; Chester Christensen 150.00 Mowed Tuthill Right Of Way; City Of Martin 446.06 Crt Hse & Cap Water Bill; City Of Martin 4322.27 September 2017 Apportionm; Classic Stitch 27.00 Law Dept Uniform; Coast To Coast Solutions 186.98 Law Dept Supplies; Cole Pest Control 70.00 Crt Hse & Jail Pest Removal; Country Pride Cooperative 6293.13 Hwy Dept Diesel; Correctional Risk Services 1072.29 Inmate Medical; Culligan Water Conditioning 25.00 Crt Hse Water; Daniel L. Peters, O.D. 184.00 D. Ceplecha Glasses; Department Of Revenue 43524.69 September Transmittal; The General Store 2.55 Hwy Dept Supplies; Golden West Technologies 125.00 Trea Wan Cable; Golden West Technologies 1372.95 Internet & Phone Bills; Group Resources Of Iowa Llc 114.00 October Insurance; Group Resources Of Iowa Llc 877.89 Insurance Reimb; Jackson County Treasurer 2610.78 Taxes; Jeff Siscoe 208.94 Eds & Doe Travel Reimb; Jim’s Body Shop 1008.10 Law Dept Car Maintenance; Kennedy Implement & Auto 414.51 Hwy Dept Repairs; Kieffer Sanitation 124.22 Hwy Dept Garbage Removal; Konica Minolta Premier Finance 243.48 Copier Lease; Rolf Kraft 110.46 Comms Convention Reimb; Kratovil Electric, Inc. 448.26 Fire Siren Maintenance; Kratovils True Value 126.58 Crt Hse, Jail, Crtroom, Ext; Kt Connections, Inc. 500.00 Aud, Trea,Rod, Doe Backups; Lacreek Electric Assoc. 1986.50 Electricity Bills; Larson Companies Ltd,Inc 47.84 Hwy Dept Repairs; Lincoln County Treasurer 73.25 Mental Illnes; Lydia Melvin 9.00 24/7 Refund; Lynn’s Dakotamart 74.80 Inmate Meals; Jerald Lyon 200.00 Crt Hse Lawn Maintenance; Marco, Technologies Llc 43.20 Copier Lease; Martin Auto Parts Ii, Inc. 1948.47 Hwy & Law Car Repairs, Maintan; Martin Volunteer Fire Dept 6746.08 Fire Insurance; Mary Kay Sell 548.64 Ext Reimb; Matthew Bender & Co., Inc. 98.08 Law Library Books; Mcleods Printing And Supply 145.20 Aud & Trea Tax Notices; Moreno, Lee & Bachand, Pc 56.65 Mental Illness; John Murphy 2040.30 Crt App Attorney D. Ceplecha; Joseph Ashley Parr, Esquire 646.67 Crt App Attorney Fees X2; Jamy Patterson 368.20 Crt App Attorney Fees X2; Paula Pederson 2695.09 Crt App Attorney Fees X4; Pennington Co. Jail 277.50 Inmate Travel September; Philip Motor Inc 433.65 Law Dept Car Maintenance; Brett Prang 6443.92 Hwy Dept Gravel Hauling; Quality Inn 228.00 Comms & Aud Motel For Conventi; Redwood Toxicology Laboratory 502.36 24/7 Ua Cups & Gloves; Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn 128.31 Trea Motel For Convention; Salomon Sanitation 113.21 Crt Hse Garbage Removal; Sd Department Of Health 105.00 Blood Alcohol X 3; Sdaco 76.00 Aug & Sept Share; Secretary Of State 7.00 Pistol Permit X1; Servall 308.87 Crt Hse Cleaing Supplies; Sheehan Mack Sales & Equip Inc 68.84 Hwy Dept Maint; Sun Life Financial 141.45 Replace Lost Check; Super 8 Rapid City 114.00 Eds Travel; Susan Williams 141.30 Aud Reimb For Convention; Sword & Ahrendt Law Office Pc 1384.77 Crt App Attorney Fees X3; Tuthill Fire Department 1856.39 Fire Insurance; United States Postal Service 106.00 Comms & Law Postage; Valentine Office Supply 518.21 Aud,Law,Trea,Vso,Doe Supplies; Vetal Fire Department 1859.01 Fire Insurance; Voyager Fleet Systems Inc 1490.17 Law Dept Fuel; Western South Dakota 1180.00 Juv Housing; Winner Family Dentistry 213.00 Inmate Medical; Winner Health Mart Pharmacy 760.14 Inmate Medical; Winner Police Department 36346.80 Inmate Housing; Winner Reg Em Serv Comm Center 6884.64 May,June,July 911; Yohner, Inc 300.00 Jail Maintenance

County Employee Policy Manual

Wayne Bond made a motion to request all elected officials and County employees review the Bennett County Policy Manual and to conduct themselves courteously and professionally. Rocky Risse seconded.

All voted aye. Motion carried.

New Hire

Rocky Risse made a motion to approve the new hire of Sharon Loomis, Part-time Jailer/Transport officer, $8.75 hourly, effective October 12, 2017. Wayne Bond seconded.

All voted aye. Motion carried.

Executive Session

Rocky Risse made a motion to go into executive session with the States Attorney at 9:53 a.m.

Wayne Bond seconded. 

All voted aye. Motion carried.

Chairman Jason Fanning declared executive session closed at 10:35 a.m.

4-H Youth Program Advisor

Hilary Risner, Regional 4-H Youth Program Advisor, met with the Commissioners to explain some of the history and responsibilities of the Regional Advisor in assisting the local 4-H Youth Coordinator. 

Area Resident

Rachel Adair, Area Resident, met with the Commissioners on behalf of a mother whose daughter had been arrested. Ms. Adair informed the Board about her history as a resident in Bennett County and stated she had a complaint against the Sheriff and law enforcement personnel from the mother. Ms. Adair stated the mother’s complaint was the conduct of law enforcement during the arrest of her daughter. Ms. Adair stated she has concerns about Bennett County and feels there is intimidation and problems. 

Executive Session

Rocky Risse made a motion to go into executive session at 11:05 a.m. with States Attorney Sarah Harris and Sheriff Paul Williams. Wayne Bond seconded.

All voted aye. Motion carried.

Chairman Jason Fanning declared executive session closed at 11:50 a.m.


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

ATTEST: Jason Fanning, Chairman

Susan Williams, Auditor

The next meeting will be Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. in the Commissioner’s meeting room.

Published once at the total approximate cost of $105.84

Published: November 1, 2017

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