Proceedings: BC Commissioners 4-17-19


Board Of Bennett County Commissioners

Minutes Of Proceedings

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Martin, South Dakota

The Bennett County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in the Commissioner’s meeting room.

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

Commissioners present: Wayne Bond, Jeff Slattery, Rod Kirk, Judd Schomp, and Rolf Kraft.

Others present: Susan Williams, Auditor; Taylor Risse, Bennett County Booster; Terry Smokov, Highway Superintendent; Jeff Siscoe, Emergency and Disaster Manager; Sarah Harris, States Attorney; Raymond Kocer, Area Resident; Jolene Donovan, Treasurer.

Minutes Approved

The minutes of the April 3, 2019 special meeting, the April 9, 2019 regular meeting, and the April 9, 2019 Board of Equalization meeting were approved with a motion by Judd Schomp and a second by Rod Kirk.

All voted aye. Motion carried.

Highway Department

Terry Smokov, Highway Superintendent, met with the Board to report on current road work. Mr. Smokov reported that they are blading roads and he informed the Board about the equipment needing repairs and parts needed. Mr. Smokov also presented a quote from Hahn Construction to repair 295th Street. The quote was $19,800.00 to fix the culvert and road and $1,800.00 more if the culvert needed replaced. There was no decision made.

There was discussion concerning ordering new culverts. Auditor Susan Williams informed the Board they could order culverts off the Beadle County bid for metal culverts from True North Steel.

There was discussion concerning problems with water on the South Refuge Road and the options to fix it. The Board discussed the reasons for the problems and the change in the original water channel. Rod Kirk will contact the Department of Energy and Natural Resource and the land owner about fixing the problems.

Raymond Kocer, Area Resident, met with the Board to discuss plugged culverts on Elm Creek and options to fix it.

It was reported more rock was needed for the South Tuthill Road.

Rolf Kraft made a motion to go into executive session at 9:59 a.m. concerning personnel with Highway Superintendent Terry Smokov. Jeff Slattery seconded.

All voted aye. Motion carried.

Chairman Wayne Bond declared executive session closed at 10:23 a.m.


The Commissioners reviewed claims. Judd Schomp made a motion to approve claims subject to delinquent taxes. Rolf Kraft seconded.

All voted aye. Motion carried.

Amy R. Bartling, $2,226.25, Crt Atty X3; AT&T, $238.61, April 2019 Statement; Axon Enterprise, Inc., $662.00, Law Supplies; Bennett County Booster, $530.76, April 2019 Statement; Bennett Co Hospital And NH, $163.80, Blood Draws Jan/Feb; BC School Dist #3-1, $41,055.53, March 2019 Apportionment; Bennett County Treasurer, $680.63, ADV Taxes F Kennedy; Bob’s Gas Service, $437.80, Cap Utilities; Butler Machinery, $70.53, Repairs #7; Centurylink, $130.15, April 2019 Statement; City Of Martin, $113.56, April 2019 Statement; City Of Martin, $14,178.64, March 2019 Apportionment; Cole Pest Control, $70.00, April 2019 Statement; Connecting Point, $135.00, April 2019 Statement; Correctional Risk Services, $113.15, Inmate Medical Care; Culligan Water Conditioning, $38.00, April 2019 Statement; Dales Tire And Retreading, $22.67, Air Chuck For Shop; Environmental Systems Research, $400.00, ARCGIS Desktop Usage; Executive Mgmt Finance Office, $34.75, March 2019 Statement; GE Associates, $32.40, V Plow Repair; Geib, Elston, Frost Pa, $1,946.00, Forensic Autopsy; The General Store, $730.81, April 2019 Statement Hwy Dept; Golden West Companies, $1,465.32, April 2019 Utilities; Leo Goss, $700.00, Fix Washout And Culverts; Great Western Tire Inc., $5,405.00, Grader Tires; Eldrin Grinnell, $194.25, Cleaning Hours; Group Resources Of Iowa LLC, $104.50, April 2019 List Bill; Group Resources Of Iowa LLC, $45.00, Feb/Mar 2019 Statement; Kieffer Sanitation, $131.79, April 2019 Statement; Konica Minolta Premier Finance, $243.48, May 2019 Copier Lease; Krogman Law Office, PLLC, $389.50, Crt Atty X1; Lacreek Electric Assoc., $4,579.16, April 2019 Utilities; Amanda LaCroix, $1,049.60, Crt Atty X4; Lacroixs True Value, $1,034.86, April 2019 Supplies; Law Enforcement Systems, Inc, $200.46, Law Dept Supplies; Lynn’s Dakotamart, $23.96, April 2019 Statement; Martin Auto Parts II, Inc., $1,615.62, April 2019 Statement; Doug O’Bryan Contracting, $2,244.90, Snow Removal Due To Blizzard; Office Of Attorney General, $571.35, Ceplecha/Twiss Trial Assist; Office Products Center, $245.97, April 2019 Statement; Panhandle Sales & Service, $46.00, Lock & Keys Rod; Parr Law PC, $652.50, Crt Atty X1; Pennington Co. Jail, $392.85, March 2019 Transport; Philip Motor Inc, $668.09, April 2019 Statement; Ravellette Pubs, Inc, $78.00, Advertising For Hwy Super; Rosane Cement Products, Inc, $510.00, Snow Removal; Salomon Sanitation, $120.00, April 2019 Statement; Sanford Orthopedics & Sports, $500.00, Inmate Medical Care; SD Department Of Revenue-Remit, $33,510.50, March 2019 Transmittal; SD Department Of Health, $200.00, April 2019 Statement; SDACC, $75.00, 2019 Hwy Clerk Workshop; SDACC, $467.00, Qtr 1 Clerp Payment; SDACC, $185.00, Catastrophic Co Poor Relief Pg; SDACO, $525.00, Spring Workshop 2019; SDACO, $52.00, March 2019 Share; Secretary Of State, $57.00, Pistol Permit X2; Mary Kay Sell, $564.02, Travel & Reimbursement; Servall, $373.29, April 2019 Statement; Sirchie, $97.82, Law Dept Supplies; Sirennet.Com, $872.55, 2019 Dodge Charger Supplies; Jeff Siscoe, $273.46, Travel & Reimbursement Em&D; Shelly Siscoe, $20.00, Reimbursement For Supplies; Justin Smokov, $84.00, Snow Removal & Labor V Plow; Sandy Steffen, $5,805.93, Crt Atty X3; Summit Signs, $875.00, Material For Road Signs & Flag; Sword & Ahrendt Law Office Pc, $2,777.00, Crt Atty X2; Transource, $2,001.35, Repair #9 Shipping & Labor; United States Postal Service, $419.90, Treas/Doe/Rod Postage; United States Postal Service, $31.00, Sheriff’s Office Replace Lock; Valentine Office Supply, $132.12, April 2019 Statement; Voyager Fleet Systems Inc, $1,125.77, April 2019 Statement; Winner Health Mart Pharmacy, $26.57, April 2019 Statement; Winner Police Department, $23,246.10, April 2019 Statement; Craig Goodlow, $30.00, 24/7 Refund; AT&T, $47.19, April Statement; Bennett County Treasurer, $468.64, Advance Taxes J Clifford; Bennett County Treasurer, $1,296.58, Advanced Taxes/Partial Pmt; Bennett County Rural Health Cl, $34.00, Drug Test Hwy Dept; Chart, $100.00, Donation Modern Woodmen; Marco, Technologies Llc, $43.20, April Copier Lease; Principle, $95.10, April 2019 Premium; SD 4-H Office, $20.00, Spring 4-H Training; SDAE 4-H, $65.00, Extension Regional Conf; Secretary Of State, $7.00, Pistol Permit X1 K Geersen; Sun Life Financial, $26.42, April 2019 Premium; United States Postal Service, $19.00, States Atty Postage; United States Postal Service, $99.75, Ceplecha Trial Pkts To Clerp


Chairman Wayne Bond declared recess for the Bennett County Board of Equalization Meeting at 10:30 a.m.

Chairman Wayne Bond declared the meeting open at 10:35 a.m.


There was discussion concerning the surplus of the 2013 Ford Taurus patrol car. The Board agreed to sell the car with sealed bids.

Emergency and Disaster

Jeff Siscoe, Emergency and Disaster Manager, met with the Board. Judd Schomp made a motion to go into executive session concerning personnel with Jeff Siscoe, Emergency and Disaster Manager, at 10:35 a.m. Rod Kirk seconded.

All voted aye. Motion carried.

Chairman Wayne Bond closed executive session at 11:00 a.m.

Mr. Siscoe and the Board discussed the damage assessment process going on at this time. He reported the Emergency Watershed Project through the Natural Resource Conservation Service was not going to be available for Bennett County. Mr. Siscoe also reported the documentation of storm damage is still being done. There was discussion about the cost of fill dirt for road damage. The Board agreed to $5.50 per ton with $5.00 per ton for trucking and 0.50¢ per ton for dirt.


There being no further business to come before the Board Judd Schomp made a motion to adjourn with a second by Rod Kirk.

All voted aye. Motion carried.

Board Of Bennett County Commission

/s/ Wayne Bond, Chairman


/s/ Susan Williams, Auditor

The next regular Commissioners Meeting Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at 9:30 a.m. in the Commissioner’s meeting room.

Published once at the total approximate cost of $98.91

Published: May 1, 2019

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