Proceedings: BC Commissioners 2-21-18


Board Of Bennett County Commissioners

Minutes Of Proceedings

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Martin, South Dakota

The Bennett County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 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 and Wayne Bond.

Absent: Rocky Risse and Rolf Kraft.

Others present: Susan Williams, Auditor; Taylor Risse, Bennett County Booster; Jeff Siscoe, Emergency and Disaster Coordinator; Craig Howe, Area Resident; Paul Noel, City Foreman.

Minutes Approved

The minutes of the regular February 7, 2018 meeting were approved with a motion by Wayne Bond and a second by Jeff Slattery.

All voted aye. Motion carried.

Highway Department

It was reported the Highway Department is plowing snow and working on equipment.

The Board reviewed a request from Vantage Point, for a right of way permit for Golden West Telecommunications to place fiber cable. Auditor Susan Williams reported Jerry Bennett had looked at the maps and did not see any problems. Jeff Slattery made a motion to approve an application for occupancy on the right of way of county highway for Golden West Telecommunications for E. Main, Honey Street and Hisle Road Route A. Wayne Bond seconded.

All voted aye. Motion carried.


The Commissioners reviewed claims. Wayne Bond made a motion to approve claims subject to delinquent taxes. Jeff Slattery seconded.

All voted aye. Motion carried.

General 101: (miles and meals included) January 2018 Payroll: Commissioners, $3,787.68; Auditor, $4,589.31; Treasurer, $3,466.19; States Attorney, $6,564.63; Gov. Bldg, $400.00; Director of Equalization, $2,082.00; Register of Deeds, $2,893.84; Veteran’s Service Officer, $731.00; Sheriff, $3,293.54; Jail, $1,221.00; County Wide Law, $7,994.98; WIC, $390.40; Extension, $1,178.35; Coroner, $0.00; Election, $0.00.

Highway, 201: $14,388.57

Emergency & Disaster, 226: $694.00

24/7 Program, 248: $1,341.79

Security First Bank, Employer’s share of OASI: $4,126.33

Bennett County Medical & Retirement: $11,871.46

A & B Welding Supply Co Inc, 117.62, Hwy Supplies; Ab Investigations, 660.71, D. Ceplecha Evaluation; Ally, 13551.18, Law Car Purchase; At&T, 186.05, Law & Hwy Cell Phones; At&T, 46.21, 911 Bill; Axon Enterprises, Inc., 341.40, Tasers Law & Jail; Bauman Brothers, 1400.00, Hwy Dept Gravel Hauling; Bennett County Booster, 569.84, Comms Publishing; Bennett Co Hospital And Nh, 54.60, Blood Alcohol X2; Bc School Dist #3-1, 200086.37, January 2018 Apportionmen; Bennett County Treasurer, 256.02, Adv Taxes; Bennett County Treasurer, 32.00, Ovepayment Of Excise Tax; Bennett County Treasurer, 15220.81, Adv Taxes; Bennett County Fair Board, 5000.00, 2018 Fair Request; Black Hills Council, 645.00, Comms 2018 Dues; Bob’s Gas Service, 1560.50, Hwy & Cap Propaine; Bradley T. Borge, 6320.87, Crt App Attorney Fees X1; Butch’s, 75.00, Jail Service Call; Butler Machinery, 910.72, Hwy Dept Parts & Shipping; Carol Boche, 164.00, Sa Ink; Centurylink, 130.15, 911 Service; Chelsi Claussen, 50.00, Blood Alcohol X2; City Of Martin, 98.06, Crt Hse & Cap Water; City Of Martin, 19294.63, January 2018 Apportionmen; Clinical Laboratory Of Bh, 1646.00, Autopsy; Cole Pest Control, 70.00, Crt Hse & Jail Pest Removal; Connecting Point, 500.00, Aud, Trea,Rod,Doe; Corbin Marshall, 20.00, Crt Hse Snow Removal; Corbin Marshall, 20.00, Crt Hse Snow Removal; Culligan Water Conditioning, 47.00, Crt Hse & Law; Dakota Plains Legal Services, 1480.60, Crt App Attorney Fee X1; Days Inn Pierre, 114.00, Eds Motel; Department Of Revenue, 2052.02, Ovepayment Of Hwy Fund; Department Of Revenue, 43568.11, January Transmittal; Department Of Revenue, 175.00, Blood Alcohol X5; Elton Three Stars, 20.00, Crt Hse Snow Removal; Elton Three Stars, 10.00, Crt Hse Snow Removal; Election Systems & Software, 1750.00, Election Supplies; Event Metal Detectors, Llc, 174.95, Hand Held Metal Detector; Executive Mgmt Finance Office, 79.50, Aud Bit Billing Dec & Jan; The General Store, 289.98, Hwy Supplies; Golden West Technologies, 250.00, Zuercher Instalation 1/2 City; Golden West Technologies, 1367.31, Internet,Fax, Phone Bills; Group Resources Of Iowa Llc, 142.50, County Health Insurance; Group Resources Of Iowa Llc, 164.09, Insurance Reimb; Hughes County Clerk Of Courts, 250.00, Bond; Humboldt Supreme Court, 50.00, Crt Transcripts; Jeff Siscoe, 631.49, Doe, Eds, Lepc Reimb; Jones County, 200.00, Bond; Kieffer Sanitation, 124.22, Hwy Dept Garbage Removal; Konica Minolta Premier Finance, 243.48, February Bill; Kratovils True Value, 315.57, Crt Hse & Jail Supplies; Lacreek Electric Assoc., 5566.39, Electricty Bill; Lynn’s Dakotamart, 63.41, Jail & Law Supplies; Marco, Technologies Llc, 43.20, Copier Lease; Marshall & Swift/Boeckh,Llc, 644.20, Doe Book; Martin Auto Parts Ii, Inc., 75.00, Overpayment Of Reg Fees; Martin Auto Parts Ii, Inc., 626.51, Hwy & Law Supplies; Mary Kay Sell, 122.00, Ext Travel Reimb; Medline Industries, Inc., 173.65, 24/7 Ua Supplies; Moreno, Lee & Bachand, Pc, 97.74, Mental Illness Board; William A. Moss, 1325.00, Evaluation; John Murphy, 1198.57, Crt App Attorney Fees X1; Office Products Center, 139.93, Jail,Law,24/7 & Ext Supplies; Joseph Ashley Parr, Esquire, 406.00, Crt App Attorney Fees X1; Paula Pederson, 4037.24, Crt App Attorney Fees X5; Pennington Co Clerk Of Courts, 500.00, Bond; Pennington Co. Jail, 460.80, Inmate Travel X5 January; Philip Motor Inc, 151.67, Law Patrol Car Service; Plic-Sbd Grand Island, 101.81, County Life Insurance; Rapid Reporting, 398.25, Crt Deposition; Redwood Toxicology Laboratory, 490.00, 24/7 Ua Cups; Register Of Deeds, 38.95, Rod Checks; Salomon Sanitation, 113.21, Crt Hse Garbage Removal; Sd 4-H Leaders Association, 10.00, Mistake On Previous Check; Sd 4-H Leaders Association, 10.00, 4-H Leaders Confrence; Sd Department Of Public Safety, 3090.00, Teletype Service For 6Mths; Sdaco, 60.00, January Share; Sd Police Chiefs’ Association, 85.00, 2018 Meeting & Conference; Secretary Of State, 21.00, Pistol Permit X3; Servall, 250.02, Crt Hse Rugs, Mops; Sandy Steffen, 3965.33, Crt App Attorney Fees X6; Stewart Hahn, 42.00, 24/7 Refund; Super 8 Chamberlain, 71.66, Doe Motel; Sword & Ahrendt Law Office Pc, 1924.70, Crt App Attorney Fees X6; Transource, 3409.55, Hwy Dept Repairs; Tyler Petrak, 1018.28, Overpayment Of Excise Tax; United States Postal Service, 455.25, Doe Postage; Valentine Office Supply, 1736.38, Trea, Doe,Eds,Law,Jail,24/7,Au; Voyager Fleet Systems Inc, 1315.27, Law Dept Fuel; Wild Horse Butte Cdc, 5297.63, Domestic Violence Funds; Winner Family Dentistry, 140.72, Inmate Dental X1; Winner Health Mart Pharmacy, 374.07, D. Ceplecha & R. Ceplecha Meds; Winner Police Department, 32880.00, Inmate Housing January; West River Computers, 59.99, Trea Computer Service; Yankton County Treasurer, 118.75, Mental Illness; Elton Three Stars, 20.00, Witness Fee; John O’donnell, 20.00, Witness Fee

Cost of Ceplecha Case

Auditor Susan Williams informed the Board that the Ceplecha case was at approximately $70,000.00. The County belongs to the Catastrophic Legal Expense Relief program so the County pays the first $25,000.00 and 10 percent of the remaining cost. Ms. Williams explained there will still be the cost of the trial and the medical costs are not reimbursed and are at $4,700.00. 

Emergency and Disaster Coordinator

Emergency and Disaster Coordinator Jeff Slattery met with the Board to provide a Civil Disturbance Plan to review before adoption. Mr. Siscoe also recommended the Board take an online training course for Disaster Management. He also informed the Commissioners he was planning a tornado disaster exercise with the City and County for late summer. 

Mr. Siscoe presented a Resolution supporting wildfire awareness month to be considered at the next meeting. 

Disinterment Permit

Auditor Susan Williams informed the Board that a disinterment permit had been issued by the Department of Health for the Martin Community Cemetery.

City Foreman

Paul Noel, City Foreman, met with the Board to inform them that O’Bryan Contracting would not be renting the City and County an excavator to take down the Justus building. There was discussion concerning the extra cost to rent one from Rapid City. Mr. Noel stated the cost would probably be approximately $10,000.00 and the City would share the cost. Mr. Noel also stated he is waiting for a hold harmless agreement for the State’s Attorney. The group agreed to move forward with the project. 

Area Resident

Craig Howe, area resident, met with the Commissioners to officially request financial records concerning payment made to Rolf Kraft involving Indian Trust lands and a list of all entities contacted by Mr. Kraft on behalf of the County concerning Resolution #7-2013, #5-2016 and #1-2018. 


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

All voted aye. Motion carried.

Board Of Bennett County Commission

/s/ Jason Fanning, Chairman


/s/ Susan Williams, Auditor

The next meeting will be Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at 9:30 a.m. in the Commissioner’s meeting room.

Published once at the total approximate cost of $108.36

Published: March 7, 2018

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