Fall River County Unapproved Minutes of February 18, 2020
The Fall River Board of County Commissioners met in regular session on February 18, 2020. Present: Joe Allen, Joe Falkenburg, Heath Greenough, Paul Nabholz, Deb Russell and Sue Ganje, Auditor.
The Pledge of Allegiance was given, and the meeting called to order at 9:05 a.m.
The agenda was reviewed for conflicts; none were noted. All motions recorded in these minutes were passed by unanimous vote, unless otherwise stated. The full context of the meeting can be found on the county website under Commissioners at http://fallriver.sdcounties.org, or, under Fall River County Commission, SD at http://www.YouTube.com.
Motion made by Greenough, seconded by Nabholz, to approve the agenda as written.
Motion made by Nabholz, seconded by Russell, to approve the minutes of February 4, 2020 with the following correction: Nabholz spoke in favor of (rather than voted for) the Lookout Solar Project in Oglala Lakota County.
Motion made by Russell, seconded by Nabholz, to approve CP 2020-01 in the amount of $1,170.00.
Motion made by Russell, seconded by Allen, to approve hiring Katie Pierce, administrative assistant for 4H Youth/Extension, $13.00 per hour, effective March 23, 2020, as per union contract, and allow up to 40 hours of training by current administrative assistant.
David Weishaupl, Assistant Building Supervisor, met to update the board on the odor at the south annex building. A 10-gallon propane water heater has been found for $345.00 that will hopefully eliminate the issue. After discussion the board would like further research done.
Propane quotes were presented as follows:
2/11/2020 Propane Quotes - 10,000-Gal Propane
McGas Propane: $.799/gallon
PJ’s Hi-D-Way: $1.05/gallon
CBH Coop: No Bid
Motion made by Nabholz, seconded by Greenough, to approve the low bid from McGas Propane, in the amount of $.799 per gallon, for 10,000 gallons of propane, for a total amount of $7,990.00.
Motion made by Allen, seconded by Greenough, to approve the quote from Golden West for 1 computer for State’s Attorney, 3 computers for Director of Equalization, 3 computers for Auditor (previously approved), 3 computers for Register of Deeds, and 4 computers for Treasurer, in the amount of $15,244.46, which also includes installation and configuration.
Susie Hayes, Director of Equalization, met with the board for travel approval. Motion made by Nabholz, seconded by Allen, to approve travel for Caitlin Turner, Certified Assessor, to attend the National USPAP Course, May 11 and May 12, 2020 in Pierre, for a total amount of $465.00 (includes course and hotel costs).
Hayes presented annual abatements, by location. Hayes noted that those abatement requests within municipalities have already been approved. Motion made by Nabholz, seconded by Greenough, to approve all abatements for 2019 taxes, payable in 2020 (unless noted differently), as listed below:
Parcels in the City of Hot Springs:
City of Hot Springs, #75290-01700-001-00, pro-rated, $203.41, re: from taxable to exempt;
City of Hot Springs, #75095-00806-100-30, pro-rated, $62.82, re: from taxable to exempt;
Donald & Kathy Olstad, #75500-01900-007-00, pro-rated, $118.78, re: from exempt to taxable;
Hult Homes, LLC, #75500-01900-006-00, pro-rated, $65.14, re: from exempt to taxable;
Hult Homes, LLC, #75500-01900-005-10, $65.14, pro-rated, re: from exempt to taxable;
Hult Homes, LLC, #75500-01900-005-00, $65.14, pro-rated, re: from exempt to taxable;
Hult Homes, LLC, #75500-01900-004-00, $103.41, pro-rated, re: from exempt to taxable;
Frank Rasmussen, #75542-00000-015-00, $12.18, adjusted, re: MH destroyed in fire 11/2019;
Mark Vancas, #81900-00000-026-95, $183.86, adjusted, re: MH destroyed in fire 02/2019;
Julie Miller, #75370-02600-045-00, $64.65, adjusted, re: house destroyed in fire 11/2019;
Parcels in the City of Edgemont:
Robert and Elizabeth Johnson, #72100-01000-009-94, $216.00, pro-rated; re: Elderly Freeze;
Parcels in the Town of Oelrichs:
Oelrichs VFD, #78100-03400-001-00, $10.67, pro-rated, re: from taxable to exempt;
Oelrichs VFD, #78100-03400-002-00, $10.67, pro-rated, re: from taxable to exempt;
Oelrichs VFD, #78100-03400-003-00, $10.67, pro-rated, from taxable to exempt;
Parcels in the County:
Prairie View United Methodist, #21000-00806-151-50, $1,083.31, pro-rated, re: from exempt to taxable;
Michael Duff, #20000-00805-084-30, $65.08, pro-rated, re: garage destroyed in fire 08/2019;
Doris Stevens, #65220-01000-013-00, $139.48, adjusted, re: Elderly Freeze;
Wade & Patricia Evans, #85000-02017-000-10, $662.54, removed, re: tiny home moved to Colorado 10/2018;
Jullian & Barbara Zornes, 11000-00705-222-03, $17.79, adjusted, re: camper, addition and shed burned in fire 10/2019;
Kent & Kris Hanson, #11000-00705-152-40, 2018 pay 2019, $486.71, adjusted, re: should have been ag classification;
Kent & Kris Hanson, #11000-00705-152-40, $478.66, adjusted, re: should have been ag classification.
Sue Ganje, Auditor, presented recommendations from Safety Benefits Inc, from the October 15, 2019 loss control survey.
Commissioner Nabholz updated the board on SB51 (conceal carry for county employees), which is now SB169. It will now include state employees that will be working in the courthouse. Clarification has also been given that employees will not carry in the courtroom or in any courthouse areas in use under supervision of the Unified Judicial System (UJS). The UJS will not oppose this bill. Further testimony will be given Thursday.
Motion made by Greenough, seconded by Russell, to approve the bills as follows:
General Fund: Audra Hill Consulting, Inc, Mi Qmhp Evaluation, $734.07; Cura Hospitality, Inmate Meals, $10,696.19; A-Z Shredding Inc, Shredding, $61.90; Bob Barker Company Inc, Supply, $69.57; Bauerkempers Inc, Service, $120.42; Black Hills Chemical, Supply, $467.62; Century Business Leasing, Copier Lease & Meter, $170.21; Chadron Motor Co. Inc, Service, $193.97; Clinical Laboratory, Autopsy, $1,646.00; Election Systems & Software, Election Equipment, $1,173.02; En-Tech Llc, Fumigation, $410.00; Farrell, Farrell & Ginsbach, Caaf, $51.35; Flint Electric, Service, $473.62; Fall River County Herald, Publication, $569.51; Golden West Technologies, It Support/Contract, $6,408.20; Hagen, Supply, $50.95; Hills Edge Auto Sales, Maintenance, $110.69; Hobart Sales & Service, Repair, $715.10; Hot Springs Ace Hardware, Supply, $127.85; Johnson, Kimberly K, Court Reporter, $448.40; Kinkade Funeral Chapel, County Assistance, $1,170.00; Lynn’s Dakotamart, Inmate Supplies, $11.97; Marco, Copier Lease, $165.00; Massa Dental Offices Pc, Inmate Medical, $58.00; Mcglumphy, Erin, Travel Reimbursement, $246.54; Nelsons Oil & Gas Inc., Propane, $272.80; O’neill, Justin, Caaf, $357.75; Pennington County Jail, Inmate Housing Pennington, $5,950.00; Penn County Sheriff, Tax Deed Served, $50.86; Us Postal Service, Stamps, $140.00; Prairie Hills Transit, 2020 Budget Allotment, $13,000.00; Quill Corporation, Supplies, $861.46; Qualified Presort Service, Professional Service, $2,911.34; Rushmore Communications, Emergency Radio Repair, $3,199.43; Sd Department Of Health, Blood Draws, $905.00; Sd Federal Property Ag, Truck & Supplies, $4,400.00; Sd Secretary Of State, Voter List, $20.00; Servall, Rugs And Mats Service, $377.31; Software Services Inc, Software Services, $2,080.00; Steinley Real Estate, 7-Hour Course, Assessor, $420.00; Steven’s Automotive, Service, $205.00; Electrical Engineering, Service, $525.00; Bastian, Tracy, Pilot, $100.00; Total For General Fund: $62,126.10
County Road & Bridge: Fall River County Herald, Publication, $100.44; Total For County Road And Bridge: $100.44
911 Surcharge Reimbursment: Century Business Leasing, Copier Lease & Meter, $85.10; Century Link, 911 Dispatch Lines, $598.97; Total For 911 Surcharge Reimbursment: $684.07
Emergency Management: Golden West Technologies, It Support/Contract, $8.50; Marco, Copier Lease, $38.90; Mcgas Propane, Utility, $304.98; Quill Corporation, Supplies, $28.45; Sd Federal Property Ag, Truck & Supplies, $96.00; Total For Emergency Management: $476.83
L.E.P.C. Grant: Pudwill, Norman, Observer, $60.00; Total For L.E.P.C. Grant: $60.00
Total Paid Between 02/05/20 And 02/18/20: $63,447.40
Break was taken at 9:35 a.m. and the meeting reconvened at 9:40 a.m.
Public comment was heard from Sheriff Evans noting that there are 17 males and 4 females in the Fall River County jail, with 1 male and 2 females in the Pennington County Jail.
Greenough rejoined the meeting at 9:44 a.m.
Randy Seiler, Highway Superintendent, met with the board to present fuel transfers. Motion made by Greenough, seconded by Allen, to approve the January 2020 fuel used or work performed to reimburse the highway department as follows: Sheriff’s Department for $2,259.68; Weed and Pest Office for $144.27; Building for $75.51; Emergency Management for $99.21; Director of Equalization for $72.14; State’s Attorney for $17.03; GIS for $19.60; and Veteran’s Service Officer for $10.18.
Motion made by Russell, seconded by Nabholz, to allow Seiler to purchase culverts off the January 7, 2020 Beadle County bids from True North Steele, Inc.
Motion made by Russell, seconded by Greenough, to approve the Golden West application for permit to occupy county highway right-of-way for John Staben from 13819 Sage Road (GPS 43.375129N-103.298138W) to 13807 Sage Road (GPS43.373742N-103.299090W (approx.)).
Seiler updated the board that Craig DeBoer will not be selling his building in Oral at this time but will let the board know if he changes his mind. Seiler will be meeting with FEMA later in the week, still working on the Ardmore Bridge portion. The board was also updated about the fact the 1993 Mack Truck needs repairs and Seiler is getting estimates to fix. Discussion was held on possibly updating the trucks for hauling gravel at some point. A truck inventory will be brought to the next meeting.
The hearing for the 2020 annual bids for aggregate base, chips, fines and sand was held as advertised. Two bids were presented and opened as follows:
FOB Shep’s Canyon Quarry or Cottonwood Quarry
Aggregate Base Course 3/4” base: $ 7.75/ton
Chips, 3/8”: $11.50/ton
Class A through C rip rap: $20.00/ton
Class D through Class J rip rap: $35.00/ton
Aggregate Base Course: $ 6.95/ton; 42,000 ton: $291,900.00
Chips, 3/8” crushed: $16.00/ton; 100 ton: $1,600.00
Fines, air separated: $ 9.75/ton; 100 ton: $975.00
Fines, washed: $18.50/ton; 100 ton: $1,875.00
Sand, concrete: $20.00/ton; 100 ton: $2,000.00
Motion made by Allen, seconded by Russell, per the Superintendent’s recommendation, to accept all bids and allow the Highway Department to utilize what is most advantageous at the time the product is needed. With Greenough and Nabholz voting no, all others voting yes, by roll call vote, motion carries.
The 2020 Private Road work hearing was held as advertised. Motion made by Allen, seconded by Nabholz, to continue emergency private road work as per SDCL 31-11-41 through 31-11-45.
Motion made by Greenough, seconded by Allen, to adjourn at 10:22 a.m.
Joe Falkenburg, Chairman
Board of Fall River County Commissioners
/s/ Sue Ganje
Sue Ganje, Fall River County Auditor
Published once at the total approximate cost of $139.23
Published: March 5, 2020