Proceedings_City of Edgemont May 5, 2020

Proceedings

City of Edgemont Common Council
Regular Meeting
May 5, 2020
Call To Order – Roll Call: Council President, Carla Schepler, called the regular meeting of the Edgemont Common Council to order at 12:00 p.m. on May 5, 2020, at Edgemont City Park. Present were Council members, Roger Horton, Jason Shook, John Sturgis and Robert Worden.
Pledge of Allegiance was stated.
Conflict Of Interest For Council Members: No conflicts were heard.
Approval Of Agenda: Jason Shook made a motion to approve the May 5, 2020 agenda. Motion seconded by John Sturgis. Motion passed with unanimous vote.
Approval Of Minutes: Jason Shook made a motion to approve the April 21, 2020 minutes. Motion was seconded by John Sturgis. Motion passed with unanimous vote.
Committee Reports:
Law Enforcement – Thomas McMillan
Public Works – Roger Horton
Mayor – Carla Schepler stated that she is trying to settle in and will try and do her best. There is a lot to learn so please be patient.
Approval Of Claims: John Sturgis made a motion to approve the May 5, 2020 claims totaling $78,314.53. Motion seconded by Roger Horton. Motion carried with unanimous roll call vote.
April 21-May 4, 2020 Salaries: Mayor 400.00, Council 450.00, Administration 1652.34, Buildings 508.67, Streets 2808.03, Cemetery 121.88, West Nile 115.87, Park 155.36, Library 1173.61, Water 1492.12, Sewer 765.41, Garbage 999.21. Total Salaries: $10,642.50.
April 21-May 4, 2020 Expenditures: IUOE Local 49 4257.00 insurance, City of Edgemont 1017.12 utility allowance, Aflac 538.42 insurance, USPS 147.70 postage, CRAH 266.08 vet, Custer-Fall River Landfill 590.12 landfill fees, Golden West Tech 100.00 firewall, Golden West 684.56 telephones, FR County 9583.33 law enforcement, FR County Herald Star 601.30 publishing, Hawkins 437.00 supplies, Dustin Aldrich 450.00 ACO, Evans Ortho 200.00 Dane Hirschfeld-medical allowance, Hi-D-Way 508.00 propane, Joe Koller 19.83 medical allowance, Kyle Kaiser 120.28 medical allowance, North Central Supply 3944.83 City Hall/Library door, Sander Sanitation 4920.48 garbage, SDPAA 29552.38 insurance, Steven’s Auto 67.56 supplies, Sturdevants 459.99 supplies, Van Diest Supply 4712.40 west nile supplies, Verizon 105.80 cell phones, WRT 3875.67 professional fees, ePath 512.18 sales tax. Total expenditures: $67,672.03.
Old Business: No old business.
Adjournment for Reorganization: Roger Horton made a motion to adjourn at 12:06 p.m. Motion was seconded by John Sturgis. Motion carried with unanimous vote.
Oaths 0f Office: Oaths of Office were administered to Jason Shook and Robert Worden by Mayor Carla Schepler.
Call To Order – Roll Call: Council President, Carla Schepler, called the regular meeting of the Edgemont Common Council to order at 12:09 P.M. on May 5, 2020, at Edgemont City Park. Present were Council members, Roger Horton, Jason Shook and Robert Worden.
Pledge of Allegiance was stated.
Conflict Of Interest For Council Members: No conflicts were heard.
Election Of Council President: Roger Horton was selected by secret ballot to be Council President.
Election Of Council Vice President: Jason Shook was selected by secret ballot to be Council Vice President.
Appoint City Attorney: Jason Shook made a motion to approve the Mayor’s appointment of Lance Russell as City Attorney. Motion was seconded by Roger Horton. Motion carried with unanimous vote. Oath of Office was stated.
Appoint City Finance Officer: Roger Horton made a motion to approve the Mayor’s appointment of Karen Cain as Finance Officer. Motion was seconded by Robert Worden. Motion carried with unanimous vote. Oath of Office was stated.
Council Committee/Board Appointments: Mayor Schepler requested that all committees and boards stay the same until the open positions are filled on Council. Jason Shook made a motion to approve the Mayor’s recommendation. Motion was seconded by Roger Horton. Motion carried with unanimous vote.
Resolution 2020-05-05-1 – Finance Officer: Roger Horton made a motion to approve Resolution 2020-05-05-1 as read. Motion was seconded by Jason Shook. Motion carried with unanimous vote.
Resolution Number 2020-05-05-1
Agreement for Services
Mayor Carla Schepler, Mayor of the City of Edgemont on behalf of the City of Edgemont, by and through its City Council as authorized by its vote on May 5, 2020, does appoint Karen Cain as finance officer to provide those services outlined in Edgemont City Ordinance Chapter Five (5).
The parties agree that the term of this Agreement for Services is from May 5, 2020 to May 4, 2021. The parties further agree that this agreement shall only be terminated for good cause or by agreement of the parties.
Dated this 5th day of May, 2020.
City Of Edgemont
Carla Schepler, Mayor
Attest:
Karen S Cain, Finance Officer
Resolution 2020-05-05-2 – City Attorney: Jason Shook made a motion to approve Resolution 2020-05-05-2 as read. Motion was seconded by Roger Horton. Motion carried with unanimous vote.
Resolution Number 2020-05-05-2
Agreement for Services
Mayor Carla Schepler, Mayor of the City of Edgemont on behalf of the City of Edgemont, by and through its City Council as authorized by its vote on May 5, 2020, does retain Lance Russell of Russell Law Office, 141 S Chicago St, Hot Springs, South Dakota, 57747 to furnish legal opinions on any matter relating to the affairs of the municipality or the official duties of such officer; conduct the prosecution of all actions or proceedings out of the violation of any ordinance and perform such other professional services incident to the office or as may be required by ordinance, resolution, or directed by the governing body.
The City of Edgemont agrees to pay its attorney $125.00 per hour for attorney fees. In addition the City agrees to pay $.50 per mile for travel and $.10 for copies.
City of Edgemont agrees to pay the billed expenses on a monthly basis upon approval by the City Council.
The City of Edgemont agrees to add the municipal attorney as a named insured under the City’s Liability Insurance, Errors & Omissions Coverage and Legal Defense Coverage.
The parties agree that the term of this Agreement for Services is from May 5, 2020, to May 4, 2021. The parties further agree that this agreement shall only be terminated for good cause or by agreement of the parties.
Dated this 5th day of May, 2020.
City Of Edgemont
Carla Schepler, Mayor
Lance Russell, Attorney
Attest:
Karen S Cain, Finance Officer
Poppy Proclamation:
Poppy Proclamation
WHEREAS, America is the land of freedom, preserved and protected willingly and freely by citizen soldiers;
WHEREAS, Millions who have answered the call to arms and have died on the field of battle;
WHEREAS, A nation of peace must be reminded of the price of war and the debt owed to those who have died in war;
WHEREAS; The red poppy has been designated as a symbol of sacrifice of lives in all wars; and
Whereas; The American Legion Auxiliary has pledged to remind America annually of this debt through the distribution of the memorial flower;
THEREFORE, I, Carla Schepler, Mayor of The City of Edgemont, SD do hereby proclaim this 25th day of May, 2020 as POPPY DAY and ask that all citizens pay tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the name of freedom by wearing the Memorial Poppy on this day.
 IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the official seal of the City of The City of Edgemont, SD this 5th day of May, 2020.
Carla Schepler, Mayor
City of Edgemont
Rescind Resolution 2020-3-30 – Covid-19: Jason Shook made a motion to rescind Resolution 2020-3-30 – Covid-19 due to conflicts. Motion was seconded by Robert Worden. Motion carried with unanimous vote.
Ordinance 2020-5-5-3 – Emergency Health Crisis – First Reading
YMCA: Jason Shook made a motion to table the discussion on opening the swimming pool for the season. Motion was seconded by Robert Worden. Motion carried with unanimous vote.
Special Meeting: Jason Shook made a motion to have a Special Meeting for the second reading of Ordinance 2020-5-5-3 on May 12, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. in the City Park. Motion was seconded by Robert Worden. Motion carried with unanimous vote.
Public Comment: Public comment was heard concerning CDC restrictions and Building Code Enforcement by the following people: Wade Wasserburger, Jessica Mills, Cad Waite & Deb, Danielle Manke, Richard Artz, George Eberle, Jim Angel, Carl Shaw and John Ritzman.
Executive Session Per Sdcl 1-25-2 (2,3 & 4) Personnel, Litigation & Contracts: Jason Shook made a motion to enter into Executive Session at 1:08 p.m. Motion was seconded by Roger Horton. Motion carried with unanimous vote.
Returned to regular meeting at 1:20 p.m.
No action was taken.
Adjournment: Jason Shook made a motion to adjourn at 1:29 p.m. Motion was seconded by Robert Worden. Motion carried with unanimous vote.
The next regular City Council meeting will be held May 19, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
Minutes Unapproved
Attest
/s/Carla Schepler
Carla Schepler, Mayor
Attest
/s/Karen S Cain
Karen S Cain, Finance Officer
Published once at the total approximate cost of $120.33
Published: May 21, 2020

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