Proceedings: City of Martin 7-11-18


Regular Session

Wednesday July 11, 2018

The Martin City Council met in Regular Session on Wednesday, July 11, 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 Officer Thomas McMillan, City Attorney Sara Frankenstein, City Foreman Paul Noel, and Finance Officer Jean Kirk.

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

Minutes: York moved to approve the minutes for the June 8th meeting. McCue seconded the motion, all voting aye, motion carried. 

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

Beginning Balance On Hand $2,114,336; May Receipts 174,558; Total to be accounted for 2,288,894; Transfer In 11,711; Transfer Out 11,711; Disbursements 131,952; Outstanding Warrants 16,896; CD & Petty Cash 16,586

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

June Wages, General Fund, $32,575.75; June Wages, Markota Fund, $4,669.86; June Wages, Enterprise fund, $9,541.70; June withholdings, wage withholdings, $9,056.98; Aflac, insurance, $477.57; Assurity Life, insurance, $18.10; SD Retirement, retirement, $3,580.62; City of Martin, water bill, $187.28; Health Pool of South Dakota, health insurance, $4,191.60; Marco, copier lease, $195.10; AT&T Mobility, cell phones, $133.16; Fresh Start, tow bill for cops, $50.00; Card Services, Red Cross certification, $315.00; Thomas Chester, reimbursement for gas, $23.57; Gardner, Loutzenhiser & Ryan, 2017 audit progress billing, $8,000.00; City of Martin Savings, savings, $14,280.71; Bennett County Auditor, 911 surcharge Jan, Feb, March, $1,057.63; Bob’s Gas, propane for pool, $1,722.16; Butler Machine, filters for loader, $57.63; Hawkins, repairs for well, water supplies and cylinder rental, $640.84; City of Martin, water bills, $10,661.20; Kratovils True Value, supplies, $189.75; Drobny Construction, work done at museum, $201.96; Martin Auto Parts, parts & supplies, $402.93; Lacreek Electric, electric bill, $6,963.44; Lacreek Electric, repair street light by H&H, $604.13; General Store, supplies,, $551.32; Northwest Pipe Fittings, water and sewer supplies, $1,779.97; Postmaster, postage for bills & billing & box rent, $190.00; BC Booster, publications & ads, $132.44; Quill Corporation, office supplies, $126.14; SD Dept of Revenue, garbage tax, $816.65; SD Dept of Revenue, water tests, $35.00; Servall, mats & rugs for office, pool, & police, $305.04; Sod’s Mechanical, repairs for well #5, $470.41; City Special Account, reimbursement for postage and car washes for cops, $87.46; Golden West Telecommunications, phone & internet, $931.22; Kratovil Electric, repair street light, wire hanger, repair well #5, $4,308.18; Ace Industrial Supply, spray paint for one calls, $767.52; Kadrmas Lee & Jackson, Water improvement project, $1,064.20; Kadrmas Lee & Jackson, airport master plan, $6,800.00; OST Energy, WAPA credits, $542.72; SD One Cal, one calls, $128.80; Gunderson Palmer Goodsell & Nelson, attorney fees, $825.00; Voyager Fleet System, fuel for vehicles, $1,698.27; Salomon Sanitation, garbage service, $7,197.20; Vand Diest Supply Company, mosquito briquettes, $2,668.40; Keep it Safe, offsite back up, $71.70; SD DENR, drinking water, and waste water fee, $650.00; Lynn’s Dakotamart, supplies, $17.49; SD Assn of Rural Water Systems, 2018 dues, $550.00; Martin Addiction Recovery, drug tests for life guards, $160.00; AT&T Mobility, air cards for cops, $121.83; Airside Solutions, repair airport lights, $212.36; Bair’s Automotive, maintenance on cop cars, $857.82; Brent Weber, haul cold mix, $7,774.42; Simon North Region, cold mix, $13,166.10; Total $138,556.21

Hicks moved to approve payment of $1,531.00 to the USDA for the lagoon payment. Seconded by York, all voting aye motion carried.

McCue moved to approve a donation of $1,500 out of BBB funds to the Bennett County Fair Board to help with the Fair BBQ. Hicks seconded the motion. All voting aye, motion carried.

Emergency Management: Jeff Siscoe, Bennett County Emergency Manager, is having an Incident Management Exercise on Augsut 3, 2018 for both the Martin City Council and the Bennett County Commissioners.

Law: Officer Thomas McMillan updated the Council on what was happening in the law department. In June they had 204 total incidents, 87 calls for service and 15 arrests with 8 being for felonies and 7 misdemeanors. 

A computer program that tracks items that have been pawned at pawn shops was discussed. Claussen moved to approve purchasing the PowerPlus software for $1578 per year for three years. York seconded the motion. All voting aye, motion carried.

Claussen moved to raise Officer Thomas Chester’s wage from $14.79 an hour to $16.50 an hour. McCue seconded the motion, all voting aye, motion carried.

Heritage Center: Joyce Wilson with the Martin Heritage Center issued an invitation to the Council to come see the new items at the Heritage Center and have supper. The Council decided that they would meet there at 4:00 p.m. on August 8 the day of their regular meeting.

Liquor License Transfer Hearing: A liquor License hearing was held for the transfer of the two retail (on-off sale) malt beverage and SD farm wine licenses and one wine license from Fresh Start Convenience Stores to B&W Convenience Retail LLC. No public were present to comment. 

A motion was entered by York and seconded by Hicks to approve the transfer of the wine license and the retail (on-off sale) malt beverage and SD Farm Wine Licenses form Fresh Start Convenience Stores to B&W Convenience Retail LLC. All voting aye, motion carried. 

BC Golf Association Operating agreement: Moffitt moved to approve the five year operating agreement with Bennett County Golf Assn. York seconded the motion, all voting aye, motion carried.

Water Loop: Foreman Noel informed the Council that he had started the putting in the water pipe by the football field to finish the loop but was not going to have time to finish it before school started. It needed to be done before school started as the water to the whole town would need to be shut off for a few hours. He had a quote from O’Bryan Contracting for $7150 to finish the project. Although this had not been on the agenda the Council felt that this was an emergency and it could not wait for the next meeting for approval as school would be starting. Claussen moved to accept Doug O’Bryan Contraction’s Quote of $7150.00. Hicks seconded the motion, all voting aye, motion carried. 

Bennett County/Rural Lawyer Incentive Program: Finance Officer Kirk corrected information on the Rural Lawyer Incentive Program. Bennett County has agreed to pay the new lawyer $2,379 a year for 5 years and asked the city if they would help and pay half that amount. Claussen moved to not pay this as it was not only not in the budget but did not know which department it could be paid out of. York seconded the motion, all voting aye, motion carried.

Building Permits: Two building permit was reviewed. Jay Yohner at 201 Dakota Street is redoing the covered entry. Gayle Kocer at 211 Ave E is putting in a privacy fence. McCue moved to approve both building permit. Claussen seconded the motion, all voting aye, motion carried.

Past Due Water Bills: Claussen 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 August 8, at 5:30 p.m. at the Library Community Room.

Dated this 11th day of July, 2018

Gary Rayhill, Mayor


Jean Kirk, Finance Officer

Published once at the total approximate cost of $90.72

Published: July 25, 2018

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