Proceedings: City of Martin 6-9-18


Regular Session

Friday June 9, 2018

The Martin City Council met in Regular Session on Friday, June 9th, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. in the Martin Library Community Room at 101 Main Street.

Mayor Gary Rayhill called the meeting to order with council members, Gregg Claussen, Chuck Gotheridge, Tootie Moffitt, Shirley McCue, Angie Hicks and Walter York present. Absent, none. 

Others present were, Police Chief Brandon Petersen, City Attorney Sara Frankenstein, City Foreman Paul Noel, and Finance Officer Jean Kirk.

Approval of Agenda: Claussen moved to approve the agenda with flexibility. Seconded by Hicks, all voting aye, motion carried. 

Minutes: Claussen moved to approve the minutes for the May 9th meeting. Moffitt seconded the motion, all voting aye, motion carried. 

Finance Officer’s Report: York moved to approve the Finance officer’s report for May. Seconded by Hicks, all voting aye, motion carried. 

Beginning Balance On Hand $2,025,754; May Receipts 193,606; Total to be accounted for 2,222,360; Transfer In 9,700; Transfer Out 9,700; Disbursements 105,143; Outstanding Warrants 16,896; CD & Petty Cash 16,586

Claims June 2018: The claims were reviewed by the council. Hicks moved to approve claims for payment. Seconded by York, all voting aye, motion carried. 

May Wages, General Fund, $29,519.40; May Wages, Enterprise fund, $7,866.08; May withholdings, wage withholdings, $7,670.42; Aflac, insurance, $477.57; Assurity Life, insurance, $18.10; SD Retirement, retirement, $3,616.56; City of Martin, water bill, $81.56; Health Pool of South Dakota, health insurance, $4,191.60; Brandon Petersen, rooms for police conference, $291.36; Marco, copier lease, $195.10; AT&T Mobility, cell phones, $133.16; Gardner, Loutzenhiser & Ryan, annual report, $2,000.00; City of Martin Savings, savings, $11,711.41; Bob’s Gas, propane for police department, $401.64; Laverne Ceplecha, repair furnace at police dept, $230.00; Hawkins, new pump, water supplies and cylinder rental, $2,290.27; City of Martin, water bills, $5,926.60; Kratovils True Value, supplies, $276.31; Doug O’Bryan Contracting, dozer rental for rubble site, $918.36; Drobny Construction, work done at museum, $102.00; Martin Auto Parts, parts & supplies, $518.07; Lacreek Electric, electric bill, $6,589.02; General Store, supplies,, $375.18; Goldenwest Teletech, tech service for police dept, $125.00; Jenner Equipment, parts for bobcat, $16.94; JR’s Plumbing, pool repairs, $338.37; Martin Volunteer Fire Dept, quarterly payment, $3,500.00; Winner Office products, office products, $19.71; Northwest Pipe, water supplies, $2,450.33; Postmaster, postage for bills & billing & box rent, $266.00; BC Booster, publications & ads, $741.26; Quill Corporation, office supplies, $180.03; SD Dept of Revenue, garbage  tax, $426.57; SD Dept of Revenue, water tests, $79.00; SD Municipal League, budget work shop, $25.00; Servall, mats & rugs for office &  police, $226.51; City Special Account, reimbursement for postage and cash for pool, $159.46; Golden West Telecommunications, phone & internet, $996.32; Lighting Maintenance Co, repairs for hwy street lights, $94.50; Diesel Machinery Inc, deductable for dozer repair, $750.00; Kadrmas Lee & Jackson, Water improvement project, $3,975.53; OST Energy, WAPA credits, $398.63; SD One Cal, one calls, $2.24; Gunderson Palmer Goodsell & Nelson, attorney fees, $1,348.50; Voyager Fleet System, fuel for vehicles, $1,795.45; Salomon Sanitation, garbage service, $7,178.70; West River Computers, tech service for police dept, $119.98; Keep it Safe, offsite back up, $71.40; Valley Green Farms, fertilizer for parks, $1,500.00; Bair’s Automotive, maintenance on cop cars, $1,149.49; Aaron Risse, refund credit on bill, $316.87; Bernice Mueller, airport hanger, $6,000.00; Total $110,493.82

Moffitt moved to approve payment of $1531.00 to the USDA for the lagoon payment. Seconded by Hicks, all voting aye motion carried.

Law: Chief Brandon Petersen updated the Council on what was happening in the law department. In May they had 217 total incidents, 82 calls for service and 20 arrests with 8 being for felonies and 12 misdemeanors. Police Chief Petersen asked the Council about raises for his officers. The budget process for the 2019 budget will start soon and he would like the Council to consider more than a three percent raise. It was decided that the law board would meet with Chief Petersen to consider raises for his men.

McCue moved to go into executive session (SDCL 1-25-2.3) with the police chief, city attorney, council, mayor, and finance officer. Hicks seconded the motion. All voting aye, motion carried. Into executive session at 5:40. Out at 6:06. No action taken.

Pool: Mayor Rayhill told the Council that he had met with the pool manager and some of the life guards to discuss guards being on their cell phones when they should have been watching the swimmers. The Council had received several complaints about this happening last summer from different people. 

Water Resolution 2018-4: The mayor read Water Resolution 2014-4


BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY OF MARTIN that the following RATES be adopted for use by the City of Martin in its operation.

Water Rates:

City residents and Commercial Users: $16 for the first 2000 gallons: $4.00 per 1000 gallons used in excess of 2000 gallons. (7-13-04)

Outside city limits:  Pay at a rate of 1 ½ time.

Meter Reading Fee:  $10.00 

Meter Deposit: $120.00

Reconnect Fee: $25.00

Dated this 8th day of June, 2018.



Gary Rayhill, Mayor

Jean Kirk, Finance Officer

Adopted: 6/8/18 

Published: 6/13/18 

Effective: 7/3/18 

York moved to approve the Resolution 2018-4. McCue seconded the motion, all voting aye, motion carried. 

Speidel Sewer Line: Discussion was held on the new sewer line for Janet Speidel. Foreman Noel told the Council that there was a couple of different ways that he could put this sewer line in. Since this land is outside of city limits and there are no utility easements for this land that he should talk to the land owner before anything is done.

Personnel: Claussen moved to hire Brendan Kamerzell at $10.00 an hour and John Dillion Jr at $11.00 an hour and both as seasonal employees. McCue seconded the motion. All voting aye, motion carried.

Bennett County/Rural Lawyer Incentive Program: Finance Officer Kirk informed the Council that County Commissioner Jason Fanning had stopped in her office on Wednesday and asked to put this on the agenda. Fanning told her that Bennett County had agreed to pay $10,000 over 5 years to help bring a lawyer to Martin. He wanted to ask if the City would consider splitting the cost. McCue moved to table this until next month so more could be learned about this. York seconded the motion, all voting aye, motion carried.

Building Permits: two building permit was reviewed. Dave Gotheridge at 101 Fourth Ave is building a lean to next to his trailer. Sky Garner at 403 A Dorothy Street would like to build a tiny house. Claussen moved to approve both building permit. York seconded the motion, all voting aye, motion carried.

Past Due Water Bills: York moved to handle past due water bills as usual. McCue seconded the motion. All voting aye, motion carried

Adjournment: As there was no further business to come before the council at this time, motion to adjourn was entered by Moffitt.

The next city council meeting will be held July 11th at 5:30 p.m. at the Library Community Room.

Dated this 8th day of June, 2018

Gary Rayhill, Mayor


Jean Kirk, Finance Officer

Published once at the total approximate cost of $89.46

Published: June 13, 2018

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