Proceedings Martin City Council 6-18-19


Regular Session

Tuesday June 18, 2019

The Martin City Council met in Regular Session on Tuesday, June 18th, 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, Shirley McCue, Walter York, Chuck Gotheridge and Angie Hicks present. Absent, Tootie Moffitt.

Others present were, Marj Frew with the Bennett County Booster, Police Chief Brandon Petersen, City Foreman Paul Noel, Kent Penny with Kadrmas, Lee, and Jackson, Louis Garner, Kelvin McCollam with Performance Plus Insulation 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 May 8th meeting. York 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 May. Seconded by McCue, all voting aye, motion carried. 

Beginning Balance On Hand $2,254,273; May Receipts 284,636; Total to be accounted for 2,538,909; Transfer In 14,022; Transfer Out 14,022; Disbursements 213,289; Outstanding Warrants 10,476; CD & Petty Cash 18,219

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

May Wages, General Fund, $25,590.10; May Wages, Enterprise fund, $12,373.26; May withholdings, wage withholdings, $7,468.56; Aflac, insurance, $477.57; Assurity Life, insurance, $18.10; SD Retirement, retirement, $3,921.90; AT&T Mobility, cell phones, $135.80; Marco, Copier leases for office & cops, $206.49; City of Martin, water bill, $105.04; Health Pool of South Dakota, health insurance, $4,193.70; Marco, Copier leases for office & cops, $206.49; Gardner, Loutzenhiser & Ryan, annual report, $1,840.00; City of Martin Savings, savings, $14,029.13; Bennett County Auditor, 911 surcharge & push to talk system, $2,049.62; Bob’s Gas, propane for pool, $1,361.16; Butler Machine, parts for loader, $128.15; Hawkins, cylinder rental & water & pool supplies, $684.20; City of Martin, water bills, $428.50; True Value, supplies, $466.46; Drobny Construction, replace chain on flag pole, $120.36; Martin Auto Parts, filters, parts & supplies, $964.33; SD Dept of Environment & Natural Resources, drinking water annual fee, $650.00; Lacreek Electric, electric bill & led light fixture, $7,631.44; General Store, supplies,, $379.04; Jenner Equipment, parts for bobcat, $103.54; JR’s Plumbing, repairs at pool, police office & water tower, $581.30; Northwest Pipe Fittings, water supplies and pool repairs, $7,844.49; Postmaster, postage for bills and box rent, $204.00; Golden West Telecommunications, phone & internet, $728.68; Quill Corporation, office supplies, $281.26; SD Dept of Revenue, garbage sales tax, $443.82; SD Dept of Revenue, water tests, $43.00; Servall, mats & rugs for office, police, pool, $191.94; Warne Chemical, gps system for spraying, grass seed, chemical, $3,141.20; Golden West Telecommunications, phone & internet, $745.88; High Plains Animal Clinic, dog pound, $165.00; GE Associates, snow repairs, $269.88; Paul Noel, meals, $24.03; Kadrmas Lee and Jackson, engineering for water project, $15,575.13; Kadrmas Lee and Jackson, airport master plan & aeronautical survey, $8,369.00; SD One Call, one calls, $21.28; OST Energy Acct, WAPA credit, $303.25; Dales Tire, repair truck tire, $77.00; Van Diest Supply Co, mosquito supplies, $4,082.30; Gunderson, Palmer, Goodsell & Nelson, attorney fees, $751.50; Voyager Fleet System, fuel for vehicles, $2,098.45; Salomon Sanitation, garbage service, $7,640.00; Lynn’s Dakotamart, supplies, $16.30; Card Services, backup batter, hard drive for water tower, motel room, software, $525.46; Pool & Spa Center, pool supplies, $21.49; Martin Addiction Recovery, drug tests, $200.00; Bair’s Automotive, repair police car, $831.44; Leads On Line, annual software charge, $1,578.00; Scherer Publishing, publications and advertising, $717.35; Amanda Lacroix, rural attorney incentive, $1,189.38; Security First Bank, loan payment for loader, $5,310.65; Keep it Safe, offsite backup, $156.40; SD One Call, one calls, $22.40; Jean Kirk, mileage & meals for Finance Officers school, $154.97; Tiffany Pettit, meals for FO School, $20.13; AT&T Mobility, cell phones, $135.80; Northern Plains LLC, water project pay request #2, $107,878.62; Wade Livermont, trees for park, $1,145.00; Total $259,018.72

McCue moved to approve payment of $1163.00 to the USDA for the lagoon payment. Seconded by York, all voting aye motion carried.

Law: Chief Brandon Petersen updated the Council on what was happening in the law department. In May they had 84 calls for service, 185 total events and 27 arrests with 8 being for felonies. York moved to hire Chuck Soderlin as a transport driver at $9.10 an hour. Hicks seconded the motion, all voting aye, motion carried.

Airport: Kent Penny airport planner for Kadrmas, Lee, and Jackson did a presentation of the Airport Layout Plan (AIP) He went through the AIP and explained everything to the Council. York moved to accept the Airport Layout Plan and have it submitted to the FAA for their approval. Gotheridge seconded the motion. All voting aye, motion carried. There will be copies of the AIP at the City office if anybody is interested in looking at it. 

Markota Roof: The work being done on the Markota roof was discussed. Mr. McCollam told the Council that because the spray foam will be installed over existing spray foam roof there would not be a factory 20 year warranty. However, if high impact ceramic granules are added to the silicon top coat the factory would warranty the roof for 20 years. The cost of adding the ceramic granules to the entire roof is $13,650. After more discussion with Mr. McCollam, McCue moved to approve adding the ceramic granules to the entire roof for $13,650. Hicks seconded the motion, all voting aye, motion carried.

Markota Sewer Line: Foreman Noel informed the Council that the sewer main that the Markota building and the football field flow into has collapsed. He had it filmed by SD Association of Rural Water Systems and it showed the collapsed line. Foreman said that he had talked to Northern Plains, the company doing the water project, and they would fix the approximately 300 feet of sewer main for around $6000. The Council was in agreement that it would be better to fix the sewer main now rather than later when school was in session. McCue moved to have Northern Plains repair the sewer main. York seconded the motion, all voting aye, motion carried.

Outside City Limits Sewer Tap In: Foreman Noel informed the Council that Lance Lessert would like to hook his shop up to the city sewer line. Foreman Noel said that he didn’t have a problem with Lessert hooking up to the sewer main. Hicks moved to allow Lance Lessert to tap into the city’s sewer main. York seconded the motion, all voting aye, motion carried.

Life Guards: McCue moved to hire the following life guards: Marcus Harris at $9.12, Logan Clifford at $9.10 and Luta Keegan at $9.10. Hicks seconded the motion, all voting aye, motion carried.

Building permits: Two building permits were reviewed. Stuart Drobny at 214 School Street is adding on to his house and David Gotheridge is adding on to his deck. McCue moved to approve both building permits. Hicks seconded the motion, all voting aye, motion carried.

Past Due Water Bills: York moved to handle past due water bills as usual. Hicks 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 July 10th at 5:30 p.m. at the Library Community Room.

Dated this 18th day of June, 2019

Gary Rayhill, Mayor


Jean Kirk, Finance Officer

Published once at the total approximate cost of $85.68

Published: June 26, 2019

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