Proceedings: Martin City Council 7-10-19


Regular Session

Wednesday July 10, 2019

The Martin City Council met in Regular Session on Wednesday July 10th, 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, Tottie Moffitt, Shirley McCue, Walter York, Chuck Gotheridge and Angie Hicks present. Absent, none.

Others present were, Marj Frew with the Bennett County Booster, Police Chief Brandon Petersen, Mason Heath and Ace Hahn with the American Legion Post 240 baseball, City Foreman Paul Noel, City Attorney Sara Frankenstein, Sara Harris Bennett County State Attorney, Tammy Red Owl, Leslie Ferguson, Judy Claussen, Matt and Rose Gordon, Lennie Allison, and Finance Officer Jean Kirk.

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

Minutes: Hicks moved to approve the minutes for the June 18th meeting. Moffitt seconded the motion, all voting aye, motion carried. 

Finance Officer’s Report: The Finance Officer’s report was not available to be reviewed. Will have it for next month’s meeting.

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

June Wages, General Fund, $34,988.68; June Wages, Markota Fund, $6,064.48; June Wages, Enterprise fund, $12,991.64; June withholdings, wage withholdings, $8,641.48; Aflac, insurance, $477.57; Assurity Life, insurance, $18.10; SD Retirement, retirement, $4,215.98; Butler Machine, loader annual inspection, $2,092.95; GE Associates, repairs snow truck, $762.30; City of Martin, water bill, $159.48; 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, $14,124.96; Bob’s Gas, propane for pool, $961.00; Butler Machine, parts for loader, $128.15; Hawkins, cylinder rental  & water & pool supplies, $912.98; City of Martin, water bills, $1,612.37; True Value, supplies, $191.42; Martin Auto Parts, filters, parts & supplies, $131.40; Lacreek Electric, electric bill & led light fixture, $6,985.23; General Store, supplies,, $948.52; Jenner Equipment, parts for bobcat, $744.64; Martin volunteer Fire Dept, quarterly payment, $3,500.00; Northwest Pipe Fittings, water supplies and water project, $6,755.80; JD Precast, sewer supplies, $999.00; Ramkota Inn, rooms for finance officers school, $384.00; Rosane Cement, city office curb and gutter, radius & curb and gutter, park retaining wall, sewer repair, $18,329.60; SD Dept of Revenue, garbage & swim  sales tax, $806.16; SD Dept of Revenue, water tests, $64.00; Servall, mats & rugs for office,  police, pool, $291.38; Golden West Telecommunications, phone & internet, $1,149.84; High Plains Animal Clinic, dog pound, $237.00; Warne Chemical, tree fertilizer, $94.00; SD Assn of Rural Water Systems, dues & camera sewer line, $1,800.00; GE Associates, snow repairs & barrel of oil, $513.66; Kadrmas Lee and Jackson, engineering for water project, $13,767.33; OST Energy Acct, WAPA credit, $468.84; Godfrey Brakes, repairs for snow truck, $258.83; Dales Tire, repair bobcat tire, $40.18; Lyle signs, signs, $104.19; Gunderson, Palmer, Goodsell & Nelson, attorney fees, $1,567.98; Voyager Fleet System, fuel for vehicles, $2,282.88; Salomon Sanitation, garbage service, $7,700.00; Lynn’s  Dakotamart, supplies, $49.56; Card Services, red cross certifications, police & pool supplies, $2,272.06; AT&T Mobility, aircars for cops, $129.69; Scherer Publishing, publications, $85.86; City of Winner, 911 administration fee, $2,000.00; Keep it Safe, offsite backup, $85.14; Simon North Region, cold mix, $5,726.64; Brent Weber, haul cold mix, $6,683.36; Total $181,540.50

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

McCue moved to reimburse Kirk Wilson $1310.00 for repairs to the scoreboard at the softball field out of the BBB funds. Hicks seconded the motion, all voting aye motion carried.

Law: Chief Brandon Petersen updated the Council on what was happening in the law department. In June they had 129 calls for service, 215 total events and 35 arrests with 7 being for felonies. He is also still looking at vehicles to replace the older cars.

York moved to enter into executive session pursuant to SDCL 1-25-2(3) for the purpose of consulting with legal counsel with Mayor, Council, Police Chief, City Attorney and Finance Officer. Moffitt seconded the motion, all voting aye, motion carried. Into executive session at 5:44 p.m. Out of executive session at 6:05 p.m. McCue moved to allow the City Attorney to negotiate with whoever she need to regain access to the county jail. York seconded the motion, all voting aye, motion carried.

Legion Baseball: Ace Hahn and Mason Heath representing the American Legion baseball team asked the Council if they would make a donation to the team. They are putting on a golf tournament and would use the money towards prizes. McCue moved to donate $500 out of the BBB Fund to the team. Claussen seconded the motion, all voting aye, motion carried.

Complaints: Councilman Claussen informed the Council of the complaints he has received on the condition of some of the streets in Ward III, mainly the gravel streets, Major Allen, Ave E, and Easy Street. The Council also listened to some of the residents living on those streets who were in attendance. They would like some maintenance done on the streets, pot holes filled in and more gravel hauled in. The Council asked Foreman Noel to get prices on gravel and report to the Streets and & Alley committee.

Mayor Rayhill also informed the Council of the noxious weed complaint he received on some property right outside city limits.

Trash can lids: Lids for the trash cans located on the side walks around town were found on line for $95.00 apiece. Hicks moved to approve the purchase of 13 lids to be paid for out of the BBB fund. Moffitt seconded the motion, all voting aye, motion carried.

DOT Access Agreement: The Dollar General Store is applying to the South Dakota Department of Transportation for a new approach on the south side of of Highway 18, 150 feet east of Fourth Avenue. Claussen moved to approve the access agreement for Dollar General. Moffitt seconded the motion, all voting aye, motion carried.

Personnel: Hicks moved to allow Forman Noel to cash out 150 hours of vacation. McCue seconded the motion, all voting aye, motion carried.

Building permits: Four building permits were reviewed by the Council. Sybil Cook at 906 Second Ave is building a deck and replacing existing fence with a privacy fence. Robert and Kris Schlack at 808 Fourth Ave are adding a deck, David Gotheridge at 101 Fourth Ave is adding a porch to his deck. Randy Bettelyoun at 904 Third Ave is installing a privacy fence. Hicks moved to approve all building permits. Claussen 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 Moffitt.

The next city council meeting will be held August 14th at 5:30 p.m. at the Library Community Room.

Dated this 10th day of July, 2019

Gary Rayhill, Mayor


Jean Kirk, Finance Officer

Published once at the total approximate cost of $80.64

Published: July 24, 2019

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