Proceedings: BC Commissioners 12-5-18

Proceedings

Board Of Bennett County Commissioners

Minutes Of Proceedings

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Martin, South Dakota

The Bennett County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Wednesday, December 5, 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, Rolf Kraft, Jeff Slattery, Rocky Risse and Wayne Bond.

Others Present: Susan Williams, Auditor; Taylor Risse, Bennett County Booster; Judd Schomp and Rod Kirk, Commissioners Elect; Amanda LaCroix, Attorney; Sarah Harris, States Attorney; Paul Williams, Sheriff; Jeff Siscoe, Director of Equalization; Adele Hartly, Rachel Lindvall, Prairie Wakling, SDSU Extension.

Minutes Approved

The minutes of the regular November 19, 2018 meeting were approved with a motion by Rolf Kraft and second by Wayne Bond.

All voted aye. Motion carried.

Auditor’s Account with Treasurer

To the Honorable Board of County Commissioners of Bennett County:

I hereby submit the following report of my examination of the cash and cash items in the hands of the County Treasurer of this County as of November 30, 2018.

Balance on hand – County $4,469,731.77; Cash Change Account $250.00; Restricted Funds $301,628.03; Savings Accounts $0.00; Cash, Checks, Credit Cards $30,518.50; Treasurer’s Change Fund - $150.00; NSF Checks $0.00; TOTAL $4,801,978.30

Dated this 5th day of December, 2018.

Attest:

/s/ Susan Williams, Auditor

November Report

Register of Deeds: $877.00

Highway Department

Jason Fanning reported the tractors from Kennedy Implement had been returned.

There was discussion concerning the bids for gravel crushing. Rocky Risse made a motion to set May 1, 2019 as the deadline for finishing the project. Wayne Bond seconded.

All voted aye. Motion carried.

There was discussion concerning the lower Refuge road about water backing up behind culverts. The Board talked about the process to dig out the culverts. Jeff Slattery will talk to the land owner.

Executive Session

Wayne Bond made a motion to go into executive session with Auditor Susan Williams concerning personnel at 9:50 am. Rolf Kraft seconded.

All voted aye. Motion carried.

Chairman Jason Fanning declared executive session closed at 9:55 am.

Rolf Kraft made a motion to approve the hire of Angela Hicks, Deputy Auditor, $10.25 hourly, effective December 12, 2018 and to waive the three-month probation. Wayne Bond seconded.

All voted aye. Motion carried.

Application for Partial Payment of Taxes

The Board considered applications for Partial Payment of Taxes.

Jeff Slattery made a motion to approve the partial payment of taxes on a mobile home on lease site for Cayla Red Feather at $50.00 every other Monday. Wayne Bond seconded.

All voted aye. Motion carried.

Jeff Slattery made a motion to approve the Partial Payments of Taxes for Loni Bettelyoun at $350.00 per month. Wayne Bond seconded.

All voted aye. Motion carried.

Surplus

At the request of Auditor Susan Williams, Rocky Risse made a motion to surplus the following:

#0065 - 3 Drawer file cabinet

#0066 – 3 Drawer file cabinet

#1343 – 4 Drawer file cabinet

The surplus will be offered to sell to the public. Wayne Bond seconded.

All voted aye. Motion carried.

Automatic Supplement

Wayne Bond made a motion to approve and automatic supplement to the States Attorney budget for $339.60 for funds received from juvenile diversion program. Rolf Kraft seconded.

All voted aye. Motion carried.

Law Department Patrol Car

Sheriff Paul Williams met with the Commissioners to request the purchase of a patrol car for 2019. Sheriff Williams explained the current patrol cars have over 100,000 miles on them and the pickup also has over 100,000 miles. The Sheriff stated the 2019 budget has funds for a patrol car and there is $900 in surplus from the sale of the surplused cars. Jeff Slattery stated he felt he approved since it was budgeted. The Board requested the Sheriff check on the trade-in value of the Taurus patrol car.

Director of Equalization GIS System

Jeff Siscoe, Director of Equalization, met with the Board to discuss a program to digitize land parcels in a GIS system. Mr. Siscoe reminded the Board that he had budgeted $5,000.00 per year to set aside for the purchase of the system for $25,000.00 and 2019 would be the final year. There was discussion concerning soil surveys and Mr. Siscoe stated there are many benefits to using an updated system. Wayne Bond made a motion to approve the purchase of the GIS parcel system to be set up by Planning & Development District III. Jeff Slattery seconded.

All voted aye. Motion carried.

SDSU Extension

Adele Hartly, Rachel Lindvall and Prairie Wakling from SDSU Extension met with the Board to update them on some of the on-going projects in the area. The explained the beef and cattle projects, the wellness program and the gardening projects in the area.

Wind Generator

There was discussion concerning the proposed Pass Creek Wind, a wind energy project. The proposed project involves tribal land and some deeded land. The project is in early stages and a public meeting will be held December 10, 2018 in Martin.

Close

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

ATTEST:

/s/ Susan Williams, Auditor

The next regular meeting will be Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. in the Commissioner’s meeting room.

Published once at the total approximate cost of $79.38

Published: December 19, 2018

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