Proceedings: City of Martin 1-9-19


Regular Session

Wednesday January 9, 2019

The Martin City Council met in Regular Session on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. in the Martin City Office at 101 Main Street.

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

Others present were, Mary Hunt, with the Bennett County Booster, Police Chief Brandon Petersen, City Attorney Sara Frankenstein, City Foreman Paul Noel and Finance Officer Jean Kirk.

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

Minutes: McCue moved to approve the minutes for the December 12th meeting. Hicks seconded the motion, all voting aye, motion carried. 

Finance Officer’s Report: The Finance Officer’s report was reviewed. It was noted by Moffitt that the Water Project Accounts balance was wrong. The balance in the account should be $15,157 instead of $1157.00. Moffitt moved to approve the Finance officer’s report for December with the correction. Seconded by McCue, all voting aye, motion carried. 

Beginning Balance On Hand $2,198,113; December Receipts 144,773; Total to be accounted for 2,342,886; Transfer In 13,417; Transfer Out 13,417; Disbursements 154,188; Outstanding Warrants 13,214; CD & Petty Cash 17,103

Claims January 2019: The claims were reviewed by the council. McCue moved to approve claims for payment. Seconded by York, all voting aye, motion carried. 

December Wages, General Fund, $24,591.97; December Wages, Enterprise fund, $10,567.56; December withholdings, wage withholdings, $8,409.81; Aflac, insurance, $477.57; Assurity Life, insurance, $18.10; SD Retirement, retirement, $3,793.74; City of Martin, water bill, $113.28; Health Pool of South Dakota, health insurance, $4,193.70; Marco, Copier leases for office & cops, $206.49; City of Martin Savings, savings, $12,232.56; Bob’s Gas, propane for shop, $361.48; Hawkins, cylinder rental and repairs for water, $235.00; City of Martin, water bills, $190.92; Martin Chamber of Commerce, 2019 dues, $100.00; Kratovils True Value, supplies, $151.15; Martin Auto Parts, parts & supplies, $452.74; Lacreek Electric, electric bill, $6,968.27; General Store, supplies,, $145.74; Jenner Equipment, repair bobcat, $512.20; JR’s Plumbing, winterize Markota, $297.00; Bennett Co Treasurer, repay assessment, $349.48; Northwest Pipe Fittings, water supplies & snow supplies, $44.23; Post Office, stamps for bills and billing, $190.00; Post Office, stamps for bills and billing, $500.00; United System Technologies, tax form, $100.00; SD Dept of Revenue, garbage tax, $410.27; SD Dept of Revenue, water tests, $43.00; Servall, mats & rugs for office & police, $114.70; Golden West Telecommunications, phone & internet, $725.91; GE Associates, snow repairs & metal bench for cops, $752.40; SD One Call, one calls, $4.48; OST Energy, WAPA credits, $367.13; Gunderson Palmer Goodsell & Nelson, attorney fees, $1,409.77; Voyager Fleet System, fuel for vehicles, $1,032.19; Salomon Sanitation, garbage service, $6,986.96; AT&T Mobility, air cards for cops, $130.31; ADT Security, monitoring fee for police station, $387.75; KeepItSafe, odd site backup, $141.64; Scherer Publishing, advertising and publication, $228.33; Fair Manufacturing, parts for snow blower, $378.21; Total $87,049.80

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

Water Tower Payment: Moffitt moved to approve payment for the quarterly water tower loan of $10,866.09. York seconded the motion. All voting aye, motion carried. 

Law: Chief Brandon Petersen updated the Council on what was happening in the law department. In December they had 59 calls for service, 121 total events and 22 arrests with 4 being for felonies. 

York moved to allow Officer Thomas Chester to cash in 40 hours of vacation. Hicks seconded the motion. All voting aye, motion carried.

Airport Hangar Lease: A discussion was entered on the hangar owned by Valburg Spraying. Foreman Noel informed the Council that Carl Jackson had told him that he had bought the hangar from Valburgs. Forman Noel will call Dan Valburg about the sale of the hangar and also ask him to clean up some stuff on the loading pad he has leased.

Garbage Contract: Finance Officer Kirk informed the Council that Salomon’s garbage contract ends March 31st. Hicks moved to advertise for bids and to have the bid opening at the February meeting. McCue seconded the motion, all voting aye, motion carried.

Pawn Licenses: York moved to approve 2019 pawn license for Chet’s Place. Claussen seconded the motion. All voting aye, motion carried.

Personnel: Claussen moved to approve the 2019 wages as listed; this includes a 3% raise for the city employees. McCue seconded the motion, all voting aye, motion carried.

Wages: As per SDCL 6-1-10 a complete list of all salaries for all officers and employees of the municipal corporation shall be published with the first minutes of the first meeting following the beginning of the year. They are as follows: Mayor $1450.00 a year plus $100 per meeting, Council $750 a year plus $85.00 per meeting, Mike Burke $13.10 an hour, Floyd Gerry $15.40 an hour, Thomas Chester $17.00 an hour, Jean Kirk $26.15 an hour, Sheyanne Kolb $12.73, Thomas McMillan $15.87, Paul Noel $21.92 per hour, Brandon Peterson $19.63 an hour, Matthew Petersen 12.86 an hour, Tiffany Pettit $14.58 per hour, Joseph Marshall Jr. $11.85 per hour, Kenneth Daugherty $10.30 an hour..

Volunteers: A motion was entered by McCue and seconded by Moffitt to approve the following volunteers. Martin Volunteer Fire Department; Earl Adair, Lindell Adair, Patty Bader, Dave Bakley, Ray Big Crow, Stuart Bucholz, Troy Byrne, Chance Clausen, Dane Claussen, Michael Conquering Bear, William Cummings, Sandra Cummings, Josh Embree, Rachel Embree, Tayler Fuchs, Dustin Hicks, Merle Hicks, Jim Johnson, Jeremy Lessert, Paul Noel, Chris, O’Bryan, Doug O’Bryan, Mikaela O’Bryan, Suzette Orth, Dale Reeves, Samantha Reeves, Jim Russell, Jeff Sisco, Judd Schomp, Brett Stoneberger, Anthony Waters, John Waters. 

Martin Volunteer Fire Department Explores; Cole O’Bryan. 

Miscellaneous Volunteers; Aaron Noel,

All voting aye, motion carried.

Yesway Wine License: Finance Officer Kirk informed the Council that Yesway would like to apply for a wine license for their store at 102 West Bennett Ave. They already have a wine license for the truck stop store. York moved to hold a liquor license hearing at the February meeting. Hicks seconded the motion, all voting aye, motion carried.

Past Due Water Bills: Hicks moved to handle past due water bills as usual. Moffitt 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 Hicks.

The next city council meeting will be held February 13th at 5:30 p.m. at the Library Community Room.

Dated this 9th day of January, 2019

Gary Rayhill, Mayor


Jean Kirk, Finance Officer

Published once at the total approximate cost of $80.64

Published: January 23, 2019

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