Proceedings: BC Commissioner 10-17-18


Board Of Bennett County Commissioners

Minutes Of Proceedings

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Martin, South Dakota

The Bennett County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Wednesday, October 17, 2018, in the Commissioner’s meeting room.

The meeting was called to order at 9:30 a.m. by Vice-Chairman Wayne Bond.

Commissioners present: Rolf Kraft, Jeff Slattery, Wayne Bond.

Absent: Jason Fanning, Rocky Risse

Others present: Susan Williams, Auditor; Taylor Risse, Bennett County Booster; Scott Bauman, Bauman Brothers; Bob Ceplecha, Ceplecha Trucking; Sarah Harris, States Attorney; Judd Schomp, Area Resident; Bob Bucholz, Martin Cemetery Association; Bill Kuxhaus, Area Resident; Kristine Novak; Area Resident; Jim Johnson, Area Resident. 

Minutes Approved

The minutes of the regular October 3, 2018 meeting were approved with a motion by Rolf Kraft and second by Jeff Slattery.

All voted aye. Motion carried.

Highway Department

There was discussion concerning current road work. 

Wayne Bond made a motion to go into executive session at 9:39 a.m. with States Attorney Sarah Harris and area resident Scot Bauman concerning possible legal issues. Rolf Kraft seconded. 

All voted aye. Motion carried.

Vice-Chairman Wayne Bond declared executive session closed at 9:58 a.m. 

The Commissioners and Mr. Bauman discussed options for digging out gravel. Mr. Bauman stated the Bauman Brothers are looking at purchasing excavation equipment if the County would be interested. The Board agreed they would have to look at the costs. There was also discussion concerning use of a light meter for equipment at the Bauman Pit.

Rolf Kraft made a motion to go into executive session with States Attorney Sarah Harris and Bob Ceplecha at 10:16 a.m. concerning possible legal issues. Jeff Slattery seconded. 

All voted aye. Motion carried.

Vice-Chairman Wayne Bond declared executive session closed at 10:30 a.m.

Auction for County Tax Deed Property

At 10:30 a.m., Vice-Chairman Wayne Bond conducted an auction for county tax deed property. 

The following parcel was presented for sale: East 42 Ft. of Lot 1-2-3, Block 10, Original Town. There were no bids. 

There was discussion concerning the second property. 

Jeff Slattery made a motion to abate delinquent real estate taxes on First Addition, Block 5, Lot 22-23-24, East 3 Ft. of Alley. Rolf Kraft seconded. 

All voted aye. Motion carried.

Kristine Novak was the successful bidder for First Addition, Block 5, Lot 22-23-24, East 3 Ft. of Alley for $3,100.00

The Commissioners will make a final decision on approval of the sale at the November 8, 2018 meeting. 


The Board reviewed claims.  Rocky Risse made a motion to approve claims subject to delinquent taxes.  Rolf Kraft seconded.

All voted aye. Motion carried.

The Board reviewed the claims. Jeff Slattery made a motion to approve the following claims subject to delinquent taxes. Rolf Kraft seconded. 

All voted aye. Motion carried.

Dewey Ertz, 1950.00, Juvenile; Adams-Isc, 654.26, Invoice# 4628319; Amy R. Bartling, 2597.82, Juvenile; Anvar Meza, 266.00, Tw Transcripts; AT&T, 237.76, Wireless Service; Bauman Brothers, 1875.00, Benn Co Hwy Dept; Bennett County Booster, 114.04, Inv#70948,#71199,#70927; BC School Dist #3-1, 23288.80, September 2018 Apportionment; Bennett County Treasurer, 841.78, Advance Taxes Paid: KB, RB; Best Western Of Huron, 545.00, Invoice#8969 Mks; Bradley T. Borge, 2611.50, Crt Appt Atty X5; Butler Machinery, 153.52, Bennett Co Hwy Dept; Chelsi Claussen, 25.00, 9.30.18 Blood Draw-D.U.I.; City Of Martin, 435.71, October Bill; City Of Martin, 5563.55, September 2018 Apportionment; Clinical Laboratory Of BH, 1783.00, 8/13/18 Mm; Cole Pest Control, 70.00, Invoice# 3391 Courthouse/Jail; Connecting Point, 100.00, Invoice# 403840; Country Pride Cooperative 9107.00, Invoice # 94641; Correctional Risk Services, 155.00, Invoice# 14019; Culligan Water Conditioning 47.00, Courthouse; Days Inn-Pierre, 232.96, 2018 Convention; Department Of Revenue, 39211.33, September 2018 Transmittal; DS Solutions, 175.00, Invoice# 11937; Elton Three Stars, 20.00, Courthouse-Snow Removal; Election Systems & Software, 20.47, Invoice# 1064190; G E Associates, 9.30, Invoice# 41599; The General Store, 225.28, Bennett Co Hwy Dept; Golden West Companies, 1372.78, Telephone Billing; Great Western Tire Inc., 1215.00, Invoice# GS528032; Group Resources Of Iowa LLC 119.15, Bennett County; Group Resources Of Iowa LLC 152.00, October List Bill Inv# 5023; Janice Red Willow, 36.80, Compensation Fees; Jeff Siscoe, 352.33, Mileage/Meals/Antivirus Softwa; John Deere Financial, 418.95, Bennett Co Hwy Dept; Jolene Donovan, 151.20, Mileage/Meals-Convention; Kimball-Midwest, 653.19, Invoice# 6589499; Konica Minolta Premier Finance 243.48, Copier Lease-October Bill; Kratovils True Value, 58.44, Courthouse; KT Connections, Inc., 1056.00, Monthly Billing: Sept/Oct 18’; Lacreek Electric Assoc., 1737.01, REA October Bill; Les’ Body Shop, 20.00, Invoice#42446; Lincoln County Treasurer 50.91, Invoice# 082818; Lynn’s Dakotamart, 116.72, BC Courthouse; Marco, Technologies Llc, 43.20, Copier Lease; Martin Auto Parts II, Inc., 923.95, Bennett Co Hwy Dept; Mary Kay Sell, 122.00, October 13, 2018:Mleage/Meals; Mary Kay Sell, 116.00, Mileage/Meals; Mcleods Printing And Supply 167.82, Invoice# 24273; Michael Hicks, 1253.40, Commercial Refund; Minnehaha County-Auditors 305.80, Mental Illness IVC Costs; Office Products Center, 16.47, Invoice# 01KD8811; Joseph Ashley Parr, Esquire, 1522.08, Crt App Atty X1-Jwse; Jessica Paulsen, 83.60, Transcript Fee; PLIC-SBD Grand Island, 105.83, Co. Life Ins.-Oct. Bill Due; Regional Health, 461.00, Invoice#700000207092018; Ron Smith & Associates, Inc., 3200.00, Invoice# 18-139; Susan Williams, 29.21, Antivirus+Renewal= 1 Year; Salomon Sanitation, 113.21, Invoice# 33528; Sarah Harris, 251.58, Office Supplies; SD Federal Property Agency 14.75, Invoice# 553760730; SDACHS, 275.00, Invoice# 1005218; SDACO, 44.00, September 2018; South Dakota State Forensic Lab 310.50, Invoice#10246; SDSU Extension State 4-H Office 69.50, Youth Judging Cards; Secretary Of State, 14.00, Pistol Permits: TN, KH; Secretary Of State, 20.00, Voter Registration List; Servall, 507.94, Benn Co Courthouse; Sod’s Mechanical Contracting 80.61, Invoice # 11219; Sod’s Mechanical Contracting 504.90, Invoice# 11237 Crosley Washer; Sandy Steffen, 2429.53, Crt Appt Atty X3; Super 8 Spearfish, 360.00, Doe Dept.; Super 8 Sioux Falls, 81.60, Benn Co Sheriff’s Office; Swier Law, Firm, Prof. LLC, 470.85, Crt Appt Atty X1; Sword & Ahrendt Law Office Pc 1500.00, Invoice# 18026-1; Sword & Ahrendt Law Office Pc 5702.43, Crt Appt Atty X8; Transource, 887.43, Invoice# C65751; Valentine Office Supply, 383.79, Benn Co Courthouse; Voyager Fleet Systems Inc, 1282.27, Law Fuel; Winner Family Dentistry, 375.54, Inmate Dental; Winner Health Mart Pharmacy 142.45, Benn Co Sheriff’s; Winner Police Department, 26259.50, Invoice# 1683; West River Computers, 119.98, #2827; Yes Way Convenience Store 90.00, Bennet Co Sheriff’s Dept; Ameritas Life Ins Corp, 7.92, Vision Ins Oct Premium; AT&T, 45.97, 911 Utilities; Avera Health Plans, 7726.16, Sept Health Ins Premium; Bennett County Treasurer 32.46, Advance Taxes A Grass; Bennett County Treasurer 488.71, Advance Tax; Bennett County Treasurer 156.53, Advance Tax S Cook; Bennett County Treasurer 471.23, Partial Pay Taxes C Kratovil; Carol Saxton, 93.60, Refund MV Registration; Centurylink, 123.15, 911 Utilities; Ceplecha Trucking, 3830.00, Bauman Pit Gravel Hauling; Dave Bakley, 5230.00, Bauman Pit Gravel Hauling; Martin Auto Parts II, Inc., 105.52, Law Repair & Maintenance; Ramkota Hotel, 360.00, VSO Training; Secretary Of State, 64.00, Pistol Permits X3; Secretary Of State, 21.00, Pistol Permits X3

Road Complaints

Jim Johnson, area resident, met with the Commissioners to complain about the condition of the roads in the southeastern portion of the County. The Board agreed they would do what they could. 

Bob Bucholz, Martin Cemetery Association, met with the Commissioners to request gravel on the Cemetery road. The Board agreed there was a need and Jeff Slattery will contact the Highway Department to haul gravel to the road. 

Automatic Supplement

Auditor Susan Williams reported to the Board that the surplused 2006 Crown Vic patrol car had been sold. Jeff Slattery made a motion to approve an automatic supplement to the law budget in the amount of $600.00. Rolf Kraft seconded.   

All voted aye. Motion carried.

Change of Meeting Date

At the request of Auditor Susan Williams, the Board agreed to change the November 7, 2018 meeting to November 8, 2018 at 9:30 a.m.

Auditor Budget

Auditor Susan Williams informed the Board that due to the need to replace a computer in the Auditor’s office and an employee benefit that were not budgeted for, there was a possibility the budget would be over at the end of the year. 

Wind Generation

Rolf Kraft reported he had met with a company Wind Generation that is looking at wind generation on tribal land and some deeded land. Mr. Kraft stated these are early proposals but it could generate new taxes. 


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

All voted aye. Motion carried.

Board Of Bennett County Commission

/s/ ATTEST: Jason Fanning, Chairman

/s/ Susan Williams, Auditor

The next meeting will be Thursday, November 8, 2018, at 9:30 a.m. in the Courthouse. 

Published once at the total approximate cost of $114.66

Published: November 7, 2018

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