Proceedings: City of Martin 2-13-19


Regular Session

Wednesday February 13, 2019

The Martin City Council met in Regular Session on Wednesday, February 13, 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, Tootie Moffitt, Shirley McCue, Walter York, and Angie Hicks present. Chuck Gotheridge joined the meeting at 5:40. Absent, none.

Others present were Dana Foreman engineer with Kadrmas, Lee, and Jackson, Mary Hunt, with the Bennett County Booster, Police Chief Brandon Petersen, City Foreman Paul Noel, Alberto, Donna and Anna Salomon with Salomon Sanitation, Judd Schomp, Rod Kirk, and Jeff Slattery with the Bennett County Commission, and Finance Officer Jean Kirk.

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

Minutes: Hicks moved to approve the minutes for the January 9th meeting. Moffitt seconded the motion, all voting aye, motion carried. 

Finance Officer’s Report: The Finance Officer’s report was reviewed. Hicks moved to approve the Finance officer’s report for January. Seconded by McCue, all voting aye, motion carried. 

Beginning Balance On Hand $2,211,470; December Receipts 155,346; Total to be accounted for 2,366,816; Transfer In 12,232; Transfer Out 12,232; Disbursements 84,462; Outstanding Warrants 25,168; CD & Petty Cash 17,103

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

January Wages, General Fund, $40,084.37; January Wages, Enterprise fund, $12,593.91; January withholdings, wage withholdings, $11,024.65; Aflac, insurance, $477.57; Assurity Life, insurance, $18.10; SD Retirement, retirement, $6,216.18; City of Martin, water bill, $113.28; Health Pool of South Dakota, health insurance, $4,193.70; Cad Services, spraying recertification, $100.00; Marco, Copier leases for office & cops, $206.49; US Postmaster, postage for cops, $31.00; City of Martin Savings, savings, $14,215.54; Kadoka Oil, diesel fuel, $2,554.50; Brandon Petersen, postage, $30.13; Bennett County Auditor, 911 surcharge, $1,056.71; Black Hills Council of Local Governments, 2019 dues, $323.00; Bob’s Gas, propane for shop & police, $722.96; Butler Machine, parts, $78.56; Hawkins, cylinder rental, $25.00; City of Martin, water bills, $214.47; Kratovils True Value, supplies, $34.74; JP Cooke, dog tags, $63.25; Martin Auto Parts, parts & supplies, $293.70; Lacreek Electric, electric bill, $7,147.95; General Store, supplies,, $161.12; Great Western Tire, 4 new tires for loader, $5,976.50; Jenner Equipment, filters for bobcat, $206.96; Northwest Pipe Fittings, water supplies, $1,212.18; Post Office, stamps for billing, $140.00; SD Dept of Revenue, garbage tax, $478.57; SD Dept of Revenue, water tests, $64.00; Servall, mats & rugs for office & police, $114.70; Special Account, reimbursement for postage, $15.24; Golden West Telecommunications, phone & internet, $735.38; GE Associates, repair oil leak, $226.72; Sewer Equipment of America, sewer equipment, $150.11; Kadrmas Lee & Jackson, airport master plan & aeronautical survey, $31,000.00; Kadrmas Lee & Jackson, water project, $142.63; SD One Call, one calls, $2.24; OST Energy, WAPA credits, $387.88; Gunderson Palmer Goodsell & Nelson, attorney fees, $555.00; Voyager Fleet System, fuel for vehicles, $1,197.15; Fed Ex, shipping for cops, $8.65; Lynn’s Dakotamart, office supplies, $4.22; Salomon Sanitation, garbage service, $6,986.96; AT&T Mobility, air cards for cops & cell phones, $402.99; USDA Rural Development, extra payment on lagoon loans, $10,000.00; Bennett County Rural Health Clinic, Hep B shot, $158.00; KeepItSafe, odd site backup, $70.83; Bair Automotive, maintenance on cop cars, $420.90; Richard Weaver, remove tires from rubble site, $1,090.00; Scherer Publishing, advertising and publication, $352.92; TranSource, parts, $435.34; Fair Manufacturing, parts for snow blower, $970.47; Total $151,585.97

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

Law: Chief Brandon Petersen updated the Council on what was happening in the law department. In December they had 61 calls for service, 142 total events and 14 arrests with 5 being for felonies. 

He also informed the Council that Matthew Petersen resigned in January.

Garbage Contract Bid Opening: Only one bid was received and it was from Salomon Sanitation. Their bid for once weekly residential pickup was $20 a month, up from $18.50. Commercial accounts would be charged $40 per cubic yard plus tax.

Wine License: A hearing was held for a new wine license requested by BW Gas and Convenience doing business as Yesway at 102 West Bennett Ave. As there was no comments or discussion against issuing the wine license McCue moved to approve the wine license. York seconded the motion, all voting aye, motion carried.

Markota Roof: York moved to go out for bids on a spray foam roof for the Markota building. Hicks seconded the motion. All voting aye, motion carried.

Trees at Park: Foreman Noel asked the Council if he could cut down one of the honey locust trees at Brooks Park and replace it with a different type of tree. He explained that they rake up at least three pickup loads of pods just from that one tree. McCue moved to approve cutting down the tree and replacing it with a different type. Moffitt seconded the motion, all voting aye, motion carried.

SD DOT Maintenance Agreement: The SD DOT Joint Powers Maintenance and Encroachment, and Traffic Signal Maintenance Agreement was reviewed. McCue moved to approve the agreement and have the Mayor sign it. Hicks seconded the motion, all voting aye, motion carried.

SD DOT Agency Agreement: State law requires that all federal funds for airports go through the SD DOT before being distributed to the city. The City pays all costs for Airport Improvement Program projects and then requests reimbursement from SD DOT. This agency agreement covers those transactions. York moved to approve the Agency Agreement and have the Mayor sign it. McCue seconded the motion, all voting aye, motion carried.

Complaints: Numerous dog complaints have been received at the office and by council members. Discussion was held on what to do about all the dogs running at large. City ordinance states that dogs and cats when not on the owner’s premises must be accompanied by a person that has complete control of the dog or cat at all times. Dogs and cat are all supposed to have a collar and a current city tag unless under 6 months of age. A city resident suggested publishing the dog ordinance so that people know what the law is. Police can write a ticket to owner of the dog running at large but most of the time they do not know who the dog belongs to. After more discussion York moved to publish the dog ordinance, set live traps, and look into getting a dart gun. Hicks seconded the motion, all voting aye, motion carried.

Past Due Water Bills: Hicks moved to handle past due water bills as usual. York 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 March 13th at 5:30 p.m. at the Library Community Room.

Dated this 13th day of February, 2019

Gary Rayhill, Mayor


Jean Kirk, Finance Officer

Published once at the total approximate cost of $83.79

Published: February 27, 2019

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