Fall River County Approved Minutes of May 19, 2020
The Fall River Board of County Commissioners met in regular session on May 19, 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 9:00 a.m.
The agenda was reviewed for conflicts. 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 Russell, to approve the agenda as written.
Motion made by Russell, seconded by Nabholz, to approve the April 21, 2020 Board of Equalization minutes.
Motion made by Greenough, seconded by Russell, to approve the May 5, 2020 minutes.
Motion made by Nabholz, seconded by Russell, to approve the March 31, 2020 Auditor’s Account with the Treasurer as follows and table the April 30, 2020 Auditor’s Account with the Treasurer to allow for corrections. Russell asked that the removal of an uncollectable check be researched. The March 31, 2020 report reads as follows:
Auditor’s account with the County Treasurer to the Honorable Board of County Commissioners of Fall River County:
I hereby submit the following report of my examination of the cash and cash items in the hands of the County Treasurer of this County on this 31st day of March 2020.
Total Amt of Deposit in First Interstate Bank: $213,392.15; Total Amt of Deposit in First National Bank of Lead: $1,000.00; Total Amount of Cash: $376.53; Total Amount of Treasurer’s Change Fund: $900.00; Total Amount of Checks in Treasurer’s Possession Not Exceeding Three Days: $15,653.11
Savings: First Interstate Bank: $240,456.67; First National Bank of Lead: $1,039,436.96
Certificates Of Deposit: First Interstate-Hot Springs: $4,056,787.49; Black Hills Federal Credit Union: $250,000.00; Bank of the West: $525,723.73; Schwab Treasury: $1,000,000.00; First National Bank – Lead: $300,000.00
Itemized list of all items, checks and drafts that have been in the Treasurer’s possession over three days:
Register of Deeds Change Fund: $500.00; Highway Petty Cash: $20.00; Election Petty Cash: $15.00
Returned Checks: Bayan, Fritchie: $957.52, Lic 08/24/2018; Esslinger, Kevin: $233.43, Lic 12/31/2019; 4J Enterprises: $124.53, Lic 02/18/2020; Billion Auto: $1,219.72, Bank Error 03/20/20; Total: $7,646,796.84
Dated This 31st Day of March, 2020.
/s/ Sue Ganje, County Auditor of Fall River County
County Monies: $7,121,352.41; Held for other Entities: $397,268.58; Held in Trust: $128,175.85; Total: $7,646,796.84
The Above Balance Reflects County Monies, Monies Held in Trust, and Monies Collected for and to be remitted to Other Entities: Schools, Towns, Townships, Fire, Ambulance and Road Districts, and the State.
Motion made by Allen, seconded by Greenough, to approve the First Amendment to the Election Services Agreement by and between Elections Systems & Software, LLC and Fall River County dated May 23, 2017.
Motion made by Nabholz, seconded by Greenough to approve hiring Chachi Palmer and Julie Standen as greeters, $11.00 per hour.
No applications for county assistance or death expenses were presented to the board.
Bob Evans, Sheriff, met with the board. Motion made by Russell, seconded by Allen, to approve hiring Miranda Prado, 24/7, $13.00 per hour, effective May 17, 2020.
Evans updated the board that there are 4 females and 6 males in the Fall River County Jail, with 1 female in the Pennington County Jail.
Frank Maynard, Emergency Management, met with the board to advise of the weekly meetings pertaining to COVID-19 within the state, and of local calls with Fall River Health Services, State Home and other agencies to share information and assessment of needs. Maynard is continuing to order Personal Protective Equipment, including those he had received and divided among the fire departments in the county. Updates were given on the LEMPG for the first quarter of 2020 in the amount of $9,861.22; the second quarter will be $9,478.50 for a total of $19,339.73. Maynard is still getting quotes for a possible laptop purchase in the future.
Motion made by Nabholz, seconded by Greenough, to surplus to junk a Verizon LG-V5700 Cell Phone and an EF Johnson Portable Radio.
Falkenburg brought up towers and repeaters – Maynard noted the application for a repeater with the Homeland Security grant and spoke briefly on Cold Brook Road.
Lyle Jensen, Building Supervisor, met with the board. Motion made by Russell, seconded by Greenough, to approve the Golden West Technologies quote for Outdoor Video Security Camera in the amount of $4,037.60.
Dustin Ross, Andersen Engineers, met with the board. Motion made by Greenough, seconded by Allen, to approve the following resolution:
Fall River County Resolution #2020-13
A plat of Galdo Tract, Located in the E1/2NE1/4 Section 6, T9S, R8E, BHM, Fall River County, South Dakota.
Formerly Lots 69 thru 75 of Sand Creek Reserve Subdivision.
WHEREAS, there has been presented to the County Commissioners of Fall River County, South Dakota, the within plat of the above described lands, and it appearing to this Board that the system of streets conforms to the system of streets of existing plats and section lines of the county; adequate provision is made for access to adjacent unplatted lands by public dedication or section line when physically accessible; all provisions of the county subdivision regulations have been complied with; all taxes and special assessments upon the property have been fully paid; and the plat and survey have been lawfully executed; now and therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED that said plat is hereby approved in all respects.
Dated this 19th day of May, 2020.
Fall River County Board of Commissioners
Fall River County Auditor
Commissioner Nabholz updated the board that the City of Custer is no longer operating a transfer station for the Custer/Fall River Landfill; also, they are leasing a card reader at the landfill rather than just cash and checks. Terry Kizer is serving as chairman until the next election, due to the passing of Mayor Jerry Dibble. Nabholz gave a brief follow-up on the proposed Forest Service-County road agreement which addresses possible improvements to certain county roads designated as no maintenance roads and asked for a motion to table the issue. Motion made by Nabholz, seconded by Allen, to table the Forest Service Road Agreement until the June 4, 2020 meeting, when Clint Phillips could be available to discuss it with the board.
The 2020 – 2021 Malt Beverage and SD Wine License Hearing was held as advertised. Motion made by Allen, seconded by Greenough, to approve the 2020 – 2021 Malt Beverage and SD Wine License applications and authorize the chairman to sign. Licenses were approved for the following businesses: Angostura Den; Coffee Cup Fuel Stop #9 Hot Springs; Common Cents Food Store; Forney’s Standard Service; Hidden Lake Campground and Resort LLC; Inferno on the Beach; Pirates, Inc. and the Stateline Casino (contingent on payment of taxes).
Randy Seiler, Highway Superintendent, met with the board. Motion made by Greenough, seconded by Allen, to approve the April 2020 fuel used or work performed to reimburse the highway department as follows: Sheriff’s Department for $1,545.60; Weed and Pest Office for $194.99; Building for $45.47; Emergency Management for $57.29; Election for $13.03; and GIS for $15.96.
Seiler updated the board that Base 1 is being considered on the Shep’s Canyon road with an estimated cost of $135,000.00, and the need for 6” of gravel. Seiler will discuss the project more with Game, Fish & Parks. Discussion was held on gravel, mag water, posting signs on curves and the Mack truck engine. Seiler noted the continuing need for additional drivers.
Motion made by Russell, seconded by Allen, to approve the bills as follows:
General Fund: Audra Hill Consulting, Inc, Mi Qmhp Evaluation, $708.35; Cura Hospitality, Inmate Meals, $6,983.94; A-Z Shredding Inc, Shredding, $176.82; Beesley Law Office, Mi, $100.50; Black Hills Chemical, Supply, $318.75; Builder’s First Source, Supply, $1,108.41; Cameron, George, Court Reporter, $396.60; Cardmember Service, Cardmember Services, $5,418.65; Century Business Leasing, Copier Lease/Usage/Meter, $1,346.94; Cheyenne Sanitation, Sanitation Collection, $371.73; Christensen Electric, Llc, Electrical Contract, $1,931.53; Correct Rx Pharmacy Serv., Inmate Pharmacy, $133.91; Culligan Soft Warter, Rental/Supply, $223.50; En-Tech Llc, Fumigation, $410.00; Executive Mgmt Finance, Bit Network Fees, $130.00; Fall River Health Service, Inmate Medical, $105.93; Fall River County Herald, Publication, $996.27; Glass Pro +, Repair, $50.00; Goff, Garland Lee, Mi, $150.00; Golden West Technologies, It Support/Contrat, $5,031.20; Golden West, Phone Bill/Long Distance, $1,485.54; Hillyard/Sioux Falls, Supply, $171.62; Hot Springs Ace Hardware, Supply, $319.84; City Of Hot Springs, City Water Bill, $673.08; Logue Patricia, Ride-A-Long, $80.00; Lynn’s Dakotamart, Supply, $7.00; Quadient, Postage Machine Lease, $760.80; Marco, Copier Lease, $178.33; Marty’s Tire & Auto Body, Service, $700.00; Mastel, Bruce, Database Setup & Monitoring, $35.00; Microfilm Imaging Systems, Scanning Equip Lease, $202.50; Quadient Finance Usa, Inc, Postage, $1,845.27; Nutrien Ag Solutions, Supply, $696.76; Oechsle, Ken, Reimbursement, $335.28; O’neill, Justin, Caaf, $573.76; Penn Co Sts Attny Office, Mi, $430.00; Pennington County Jail, Inmate Housing Pennington, $4,810.54; Pitney Bowes Inc, Postage Supply, $179.16; Quill Corporation, Supplies, $640.85; Sam’s Club, Membership, $47.93; Sdaco, 2020 Website Hosting, $150.00; Sd Department Of Health, Blood Draws, $440.00; Sd Dept Of Revenue, Auto/Mi State Remit, $1,251.90; Sd Office Of Child & Family, Quarterly Public Hearing, $1,602.64; Sdpaa, 2020-2021 Liability, $78,522.66; Servall, Rugs And Mats Service, $400.78; Twilight Inc, First Aid Supply, $270.51; Warne Chemical & Equip., Supply, $15.28; Wendell’s Garage, Service, $968.30; Western Sd Juv Serv Ctr, Juvenile Center, $520.00; Total For General Fund: $124,408.36
County Road & Bridge: B H Electric Coop Inc., Utility Highway Electric, $38.45; Cardmember Service, Cardmember Services, $37.70; Cheyenne Sanitation, Sanitation Collection, $74.00; City Of Edgemont Water, City Of Edgemont Water, $84.10; Golden West, Phone Bill/Long Distance, $260.03; City Of Hot Springs, City Water Bill, $37.28; Sdpaa, 2020-2021 Liability, $15,949.14; Seiler, Randy, Cell Reimbursement, $75.00; Twilight Inc, First Aid Supply, $63.29; Total For County Road & Bridge: $16,618.99
911 Surcharge Reimbursment: Cardmember Service, Cardmember Services, $6.00; Century Business Leasing, Copier Lease & Meter, $97.50; Golden West, Phone Bill/Long Distance, $746.53; Century Link, 911 Dispatch Line, $339.44; Sdpaa, 2020-2021 Liability , $199.19; Total For 911 Surcharge Reimbursment: $1,388.66
Fire Protection Fund: Sdpaa, 2020-2021 Liability, $224.29; Total For Fire Protection Fund: $224.29
Emergency Management: Cardmember Service, Cardmember Services, $6.00; Golden West Technologies, It Support/Contrat, $8.50; Golden West, Phone Bill/Long Distance, $188.51; Marco, Copier Lease, $45.57; Quadient Finance Usa, Inc, Postage, $1.00; Rushmore Communications, Radio Repair, $330.00; Sdpaa, 2020-2021 Liability, $1,333.80; Total For Emergency Management: $1,913.38
24/7 Sobriety Fund: Quill Corporation, Supplies, $76.40; Total For 24/7 Sobriety Fund: $76.40
Total Paid Between 5/6/20 And 5/19/20: $144,630.10
Break was taken at 9:42 a.m. and meeting resumed at 9:48 a.m.
Public comment was heard from Lyle Rudloff sharing concerns with addresses and missing numbers in the City of Edgemont. The board suggested that Sheriff Evans and Carla Schepler get together to discuss this. Public comment was also heard from Erin McGlumphy (by phone) with updates on Extension and 4-H Achievement Days during County Fair, due to Covid-19; Jim Angell clarified why he had spoken with the commissioners at the previous meeting about misinformation.
Stacey Martin, GIS, met with the board. Motion made by Nabholz, seconded by Greenough, to approve the quotes from Newman for 911 replacement signs in the amounts of $2,505.45 and $2,165.38.
Concerns were raised about some people not receiving Census information and forms. Martin would check further into this.
The Covid-19 resolution was reviewed. Motion made by Nabholz, seconded by Falkenburg, to open the courthouse and other county buildings fully until such time that the hospital exceeds 5% of the beds available, the employees would be welcome to continue to wearing masks and observing precautionary hand washing at their discretion, as well as temperatures still being taken. After further discussion was held, Nabholz retracted the motion.
Motion made by Nabholz, to go back to normal, with no temperatures being taken. Motion dies for lack of a second.
Motion made by Russell, seconded by Allen to continue with greeters and temperatures as it has been for the past two weeks.
Motion made by Greenough, seconded by Russell, to enter executive session as per SDCL 1-25-2 (1) for personnel purposes, at 10:14 a.m. with Highway Superintendent Seiler.
Meeting reconvened at 10:36 a.m.
Motion made by Allen, seconded by Russell, to adjourn at 10:37 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 $158.13
Published: June 25, 2020