City of Edgemont Common Council
March 17, 2020
Call To Order – Roll Call: Mayor Jerry Dibble called the regular meeting of the Edgemont Common Council to order at 7:00 p.m. on March 17, 2020, at Edgemont City Hall. Present were Council members, Roger Horton, Carla Schepler, Jason Shook, John Sturgis and Robert Worden. Kimberly McDade was absent.
Pledge of Allegiance was stated.
Conflict Of Interest For Council Members: No conflicts were heard.
Approval Of Agenda: Carla Schepler made a motion to approve the March 17, 2020 agenda. Motion seconded by Jason Shook. Motion passed with unanimous vote.
Approval Of Minutes: Jason Shook made a motion to approve the March 3, 2020 minutes. Motion was seconded by John Sturgis. Motion passed with unanimous vote.
Law Enforcement – Thomas McMillan
Public Works – Mayor Dibble
Ordinance Commiittee – Carla Schepler
Public Comment: Thomas McMillin’s children, Brooklyn and Lincoln wanted to ask the City Council if there could be a way to put garbage cans on all four corners of the park since there is always some garbage around the area and in the pond. They would also like to see if some “No Littering” signs could be put up and also think that it would be nice if there were more flowers planted.
Approval Of Claims: Roger Horton made a motion to approve the March 17, 2020 claims totaling $23,206.03. Motion seconded by Robert Worden. Motion carried with unanimous roll call vote.
Mar 4-16, 2020 Salaries: Administration 1681.87, Buildings 73.18, Streets 3076.49, Airport 23.00, Cemetery 7.32, Park 229.44, Library 978.45, Water 2229.44, Sewer 476.61, Garbage 229.33. Total Salaries: $9,005.13.
Mar 4-16, 2020 Expenditures: City of Edgemont 654.72 utility allowance, IUOE Local 49 175.00 dues, Hughey & Phillips 193.08 supplies, Intuit 513.33 software updates, BH Energy 4772.95 electric, Builders FirstSource 716.61 supplies, Century Business 145.32 lease, Culligan 27.00 supplies, DMI 488.86 equipment, Evans Ortho 121.00 medical allowance – Dane Hirschfeld, FR County Herald Star 192.15 publishing, Golden West Tech 100.00 firewall, Hi-D-Way 2903.77 fuel/propane, Joe Koller 25.00 travel, Ranchers Feed 678.95 supplies, Randy Millburn 345.43 travel/supplies reimb., Regional Health 83.00 medical allowance – Dane Hirschfeld, SH Fire & Safety 333.75 professional fees, Sturdevants 645.84 supplies, Amazon 1085.14 supplies/books/dvds. Total expenditures: $14,200.90.
Old Business: No old business.
Public Hearing – Bbb Grant – William Lass: John Sturgis made a motion to give Mayor Dibble the authority to sign all grant documents A-M. Motion was seconded by Roger Horton. Motion passed with unanimous roll call vote.
Jason Shook made a motion to give Mayor Dibble the authority to sign grant document P. Motion was seconded by Carla Schepler. Motion passed with unanimous roll call vote.
Caroline Curl Proclamation:
Recognizing The 106Th Birthday Of Caroline Curl
WHEREAS, longevity of life is a blessing for an individual and for a community which benefits from the knowledge, creativity, and experiences this individual brings to all; and
WHEREAS, the City of Edgemont recognizes with respect and admiration the contribution of senior citizens to our community; and
WHEREAS, Caroline Curl was born in South Dakota on March 29, 1914 and was raised in Red Canyon, and has lived in the Edgemont area for her entire life. She has said “We were poor but we didn’t know it. There was always someone worse off than we were.” She is described by others as being very humble and very grateful for everything you do for her. She is also described as being easy to get along with, someone who takes pride in being a good listener and friend; and
WHEREAS, Caroline Curl is a woman of great faith; and
WHEREAS, Caroline Curl was the wife of Barney Curl after they married in 1934 staying home and raised two children, John and Mary. She loved them all and worked hard to make a good home for her family. While she was raising her children, she was a dress maker and tailor. After the children were gone, she worked for various Edgemont businesses. She is still living in the house that Barney and she built; and
WHEREAS, Caroline Curl is a published author and editor. She was the editor of the book Edgemont Centennial, 1890-1990. In 1999, she authored Red Canyon Echoes: A History of Red Canyon. She also enjoys telling people about the local history. If people have questions, she is the person everyone goes to; and
WHEREAS, the United States has the greatest number of centenarians in the world, and today Caroline Curl should be honored for her 106 years on this earth; and
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED that I, Jerry J Dibble, Mayor of the City of Edgemont and on the behalf of the Common Council and the citizens of Edgemont, honor Caroline Curl for her long life and prosperity, and wish her many more.
This the 17th day of March, 2020.
Mayor, Jerry J Dibble
Finance Officer, Karen S Cain
Accept Kimberly Mcdade’s Resignation: Jason Shook made a motion to accept Kimberly McDade’s resignation. Motion was seconded by Robert Worden. Motion passed with unanimous vote.
Advertise For Letters Of Intent For Ward I: Jason Shook made a motion to advertise for letters of intent for Ward I positions for two weeks. Motion was seconded by Robert Worden. Motion passed with unanimous vote.
Sam Johnson – Junior Project: Due to the cancellation of school, there will not be any Junior Projects at this time.
Hat Creek Grill Restaurant Liquor License Renewal: Carla Schepler made a motion to renew Hat Creek Grill’s Restaurant Liquor License. Motion was seconded by Roger Horton. Motion passed with unanimous roll call vote.
Frank Gregg – Discussion About Emergence Plans For Covid-19: Frank Gregg wanted to let the Council know what is happening with the Senior Center and how they are dealing with the Covid-19. The Senior Center is closed to the public but they are still serving the Meals on Wheels people and anyone else who is in need of a meal. The Centers for Disease Control has mandated the closure. This will be until May 15th. Would like to know if the City could vet inquiries for the services the Senior Center offers. Right now, their resources are okay and will be monitored closely. They are busy trying to cut expenses as they can. There may be a time where he will need to come back to the council to see if there will be any resources for helping keeping them running. The Prairie Hills Transit van will not be going to Rapid City at this time but, will continue to go to Custer and Hot Springs. They are deep cleaning and will keep the council updated as things progress. He wanted to know if there are any plans that can be shared to help locally as far as economy, residents, etc.
Covid-19 Discussion: Council discussed the on-going need for clean-up for City Hall, Library, grocery stores, post office, all bathooms, etc. All businesses need to be diligent in their processes to help deter the spread of this virus. The Council is urging everyone to wash hands, use sanitizer and anti-bacterial wipes. We should be finding out what other communities are doing and make sure we follow the State guidelines closely. Edgemont has a very high Senior population and they are at a greater risk. The Finance Officer has given us the President’s recommendations and the CDC’s and will follow up with other communities actions.
Mayor & Finance Officer Permission To Jointly Pay Bills During Pandemic To Keep City Operating: Jason Shook made a motion to allow the Mayor and Finance Officer to jointly pay bills during pandemic if necessary until July 7, 2020. Motion was seconded by Robert Worden. Motion carried with unanimous roll call vote.
Executive Session Per Sdcl 1-25-2 (4) Contracts: Carla Schepler made a motion to enter into Executive Session at 8:15 p.m. Motion was seconded by John Sturgis. Motion carried with unanimous vote.
Return to regular meeting at 8:47.
John Sturgis made a motion to approve the Mayor to enter into a contract with Thomas McMillin as the Code Enforcement Officer for $1000.00 per month and to pay personal liability insurance to be reviewed annually.
Motion was seconded by Robert Worden. Motion carried with unanimous roll call vote.
Adjournment: Jason Shook made a motion to adjourn at 9:00 p.m. Motion was seconded by Robert Worden. Motion carried with unanimous vote.
The next regular City Council meeting will be held April 7, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
Jerry Dibble, Mayor
/s/Karen S Cain
Karen S Cain, Finance Officer
Published once at the total approximate cost of $105.84
Published: April 2, 2020