Proceedings: BC Commissioner 11-21-18


Board Of Bennett County Commissioners

Minutes of Proceedings

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Martin, South Dakota

The Bennett County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Wednesday, November 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: Rolf Kraft, Jeff Slattery, Wayne Bond, Jason Fanning

Absent: Rocky Risse

Others present: Susan Williams, Auditor; Taylor Risse, Bennett County Booster; Sarah Harris, States Attorney; Amanda LaCroix, Attorney; Judd Schomp, Commissioner-elect.

Minutes Approved

The minutes of the regular November 8, 2018 meeting were approved with a motion by Jeff Slattery and second by Rolf Kraft.

All voted aye. Motion carried.

Highway Department

There was discussion concerning road complaints. There was also discussion about the need to unplug culverts on County roads. The suggestion was made to hire a backhoe or the Highway Department purchasing a backhoe to cleanout culverts. Jeff Slattery will meet with the Highway Department about the options.

The Board reviewed the bid for gravel crushing. 


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. Wayne Bond made a motion to approve the following claims subject to delinquent taxes. Jeff Slattery seconded. 

All voted aye. Motion carried.

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County Health Insurance

The Board reviewed the health insurance renewal.

Jeff Slattery made a motion to renew the health insurance at $3,000.00 deductible with a MERP for the employees with a $750.00 deductible, effective December 1, 2018. Wayne Bond seconded.

All voted aye.

Motion carried.

2019 Liquor License Renewal

Jeff Slattery made a motion to renew the 2019 Retail (on-sale) liquor license contingent on the fee being paid for the R Bar and Grill and Boomdocks Bar & Grill, Inc. Rolf Kraft seconded.

All voted aye. Motion carried.

New Hires

Rolf Kraft made a motion to approve the following new hires:

Joseph Standing Soldier, Deputy Treasurer, $9.75 hrly., effective October 16, 2018.

Pamela Wounded Arrow, Deputy Treasurer, $9.75 hrly., effective November 1, 2018.

Rolf Kraft seconded. 

All voted aye. Motion carried.

Wage Increase

Wayne Bond made a motion to approve the following wage increases:

Amanda Risse, States Attorney Secretary, $9.75 hrly, to $10.25 hrly., effective October 23, 2018

Stuart Bucholz, Transport Officer, $8.85 hrly., to $10.00 hrly., effective October 25, 2018.

Rolf Kraft seconded.

All voted aye. Motion carried.

States Attorney

States Attorney, Sarah Harris, met with the Commissioners to inform them the County had been reimbursed for the juvenile diversion program in the amount of $1,339.60. Ms. Harris requested the $339.60 be used to supplement her budget and $1,000.00 be set aside to upgrade the security cameras in the Courthouse. Ms. Harris also requested an application for a UJS grant for security. It was explained this is a 50 percent grant for security and the Board was aware of it and had used it in years past. Jason Fanning suggested Ms. Harris get a quote for a new security camera system.

Change of Meeting Date

Auditor Susan Williams requested a change of date for the January 2, 2019 meeting to January 7, 2019 due to the fact the new officials take office on that date. The Board agreed.


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

All voted aye.

Motion carried.

Board Of Bennett County Commission

/s/ Jason Fanning, Chairman


/s/ Susan Williams, Auditor

The next meeting will be Wednesday, December 19, 2018, at 9:30 a.m. in the Courthouse. 

Published once at the total approximate cost of $107.10

Published: December 5, 2018

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