Unofficial Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the
City Council of the City of Hot Springs
July 6, 2020
A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Hot Springs, South Dakota, was convened on July 6, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at the Mueller Civic Center with Mayor Bob Nelson presiding
Members Present: David Burris, Wes Grimes, Johnny R Huddleston, Debra Johnston, Bill Lukens, Larry Pratt, Craig Romey and Caitlin Turner
Staff Present: City Administrator John Gregory, Finance Officer Misty Summers-Walton, Library Director Dawn Johnson, Police Captain Bill Wainman, Development Coordinator Scott Sogge, MCC Staff Karl Bochert and City Attorney Garland Goff
All actions recorded in these minutes were by unanimous vote unless otherwise stated.
Oath of Office for Newly Elected Officials:
Ward 1-Larry Pratt-2 year term
Ward 2-Bill Lukens-2 year term
Ward 3-Johnny R. Huddleston-2 year term
Ward 3-Wes Grimes-1 year term
Ward 4-Caitlin Turner -2 year term
Ward 4 Alderman Appointment: Moved by Huddleston, seconded by Romey, to appoint Debra Johnston as Ward 4 Alderman for a term of 1 year. Turner abstained
Oath of Office for appointed Ward 4 Alderman: Ward 4-Debra Johnston-1 year term
Election of President and Vice President of the 2020-2021 Council: Council President-Nominated were Bill Lukens, Dave Burris and Craig Romey. A vote was taken, Bill Lukens was voted 2020-2021 Council President with 7 votes
Council Vice President-Nominated were Dave Burris and Craig Romey. A vote was taken, Dave Burris was voted 2020-2021 Council Vice President with 5 votes
Agenda: Mayor Nelson requested to amend the agenda by removing new business item b 2020-7 Contract Agreement between the COHS and the BHHCS to remove rock from USACE FR Flood Channel. Moved by Lukens, seconded by Turner, to approve the a.m.ended agenda
Minutes: Moved by Romey, seconded by Burris, to approve the minutes from the 6/15/20 regular council meeting with the removal of the last sentence of the Wes Grimes communications from the Public section and the addition of “Grimes was found not guilty for move over law ticket and judge ordered he pay court costs” Councilman Lukens was concerned with the changes as the minutes reflect what was said at the meeting. A roll call vote was taken, Grimes and Romey in favor and Burris, Huddleston, Johnston, Lukens, Pratt and Turner opposed, motion failed
Moved by Turner, seconded by Huddleston to approve the minutes from the 6/15/20 regular council meeting as presented. Romey and Grimes opposed, motion carried.
Claims: Moved by Burris, seconded by Romey, to approve the bills in between of $197,385.01-Grimes opposed
Bills In Between: JULY 6, 2020: City of Hot Springs, $24,905.92, General Payroll; City of Hot Springs, $12,034.67, Golf Payroll; City of Hot Springs, $9,835.36, Water Payroll; City of Hot Springs, $6,717.20, Sewer Payroll; City of Hot Springs, $5,716.20, Evans Plunge Payroll; City of Hot Springs, $17,307.14, Payroll Federal Deposit Deductions; City of Hot Springs, $23,288.31, General Payroll; City of Hot Springs, $12,551.22, Golf Payroll; City of Hot Springs, $9,750.90, Water Payroll; City of Hot Springs, $7,133.70, Sewer Payroll; City of Hot Springs, $14,113.59, Evans Plunge Payroll; City of Hot Springs, $19,216.17, Payroll Federal Deposit Deductions; City of Hot Springs, $2,999.22, Council Payroll; City of Hot Springs, $553.23, Council Payroll Federal Deposit Deductions; Dearborn Group, $123.60, Premium; AFLAC, $972.14, Premium; Avesis, $130.00, Premium; Delta Dental, $1,012.46, Premium; Hot Springs Fire Department, $7,500.00, Allotment; Credit Collection Bureau, $378.52, Garnishment; Office of Child Support Enforcement, $1,298.00, Garnishment; Chamer of Commerce, $2,348.49, 80% LLD; Black Hills Energy, $9,320.74, Utilities; Battle Mountain Humane Society, $650.00, Monthly Contract/Animal Boarding ACO; Superior Press, $59.68, Bank Deposit Bags; Heartland Payment Systems, $870.13, Evans Plunge Monthly Credit Card Processing Fee; Heartland Payment Systems, $336.34, City/Water Monthly Credit Card Processing Fee; Jessica Luther, $1,085.00, Water Meter Reading; Theresa Maas, $605.20, Police Dept Janitorial & City Hall Janitorial; J & R Builders, $181.66, Water Deposit; Wells Fargo, $209.84, Monthly Client Analysis Service Charge; Wells Fargo Financial Leasing, $4,180.38, Golf Cart Lease Payments; Total: $197,385.01
Moved by Turner, seconded by Burris, to approve the current claims of $76,720.71-Grimes opposed
Current Claims: July 6, 2020: Ace Hardware, $1,145.77, Hooks, Padlock, Duct Tape, Fas; Acushnet Company, $577.69, Golf Bag; Alsco, $76.03, Rags, Mops, Urinal Mats; American Red Cross, $38.00, Lifeguard Certification; Black Hills & Badlands Tourism, $3,300.00, 2020 Digital Cascade Pg Displa; Black Hills Energy, $8,969.59, Monthly Charges; Blackstone Publishing, $35.91, Audio Book; Bomgaars Supply, $674.87, 4 Gal Bleach; Brosz Engineering Inc, $1,587.50, Jennings Bridge Project Manage; Builders First Source, $413.33, 23 Bg Concrete; Chadron Youth Baseball, $900.00, 2020 3 Baseball Teams; Chamber Of Commerce, $195.00, City Map - Front Ad; Cold Front Distribution, $438.00, Ice Cream Novelties; Credit Collections Bureau, $13.83, Collection Fees Client #25022; Cwd, $2,411.61, Candy, Seasoning, Chips, Deli; Dakotas Best Distributing, $248.70, Liquorice, Choc Rocks, Pretzel; Dollar General -Regions 410526, $51.00, 5 Soap; Ecolab Pest Elim, $80.35, Pest Service; Fall River Auto, $543.93, Ball Mount Hitch; F.R. County Auditor, $700.38, June 2020 Hwy Fuel Usage; Fall River County Herald Star, $458.79, Library Board Proceedings Apr; Fall River Health Services, $46.00, Employee Ua Drug Screen/Pre-Em; Fisher Beverage, $1,093.15, 25 Cs, 5 6Pk Cn, 3 6Pk Btl; Follett School Solutions Inc, $1,191.50, Catalog Checkin/Out Software R; Forterra Pipe & Precast, $1,052.37, Manhole, Gasket, Connectors; Garland Lee Goff, $3,475.25, June Legal Services; Grainger, $243.32, 4 Overload Relays; Hawkins, Inc, $3,571.91, G02 Chlorine Dioxide Disinfect; Hillyard/Sioux Falls, $156.45, 3 Cs T-Paper; I & S Group Inc, $4,421.75, Progress Billing Survey & Perm; Ingram Library Services, $321.13, 17 Books; Innovative Office Solutions, $477.67, 12Pkg Printer Ink; Jc Golf Accessories, $1,407.70, 100 Ball Markers; Johnson Bros. South Dakota, $175.70, 5 Cs Wine; Kclo, $312.00, 4 Sec Ad’s Keloland Golf Tourn; Kimball-Midwest, $1,213.92, 84 Marking Paint; Lighting Maintenance,Contracts, $530.88, Lighting Maint Svc Monthly Con; Lynns Dakotamart, $147.21, Buns, Margarine, Veggies, Wate; M. G. Oil Company, $3,759.57, Gas, Diesel; Mallory Safety And Supply, $119.44, 5 Bx Drug Test Kits; Marco Technologies Llc, $96.72, June Copier Contract; Micromarketing Llc, $278.72, 16 Dvd’s; Midcontinent Testing Laborator, $214.00, Composite Soil Sample Analysis; Mike Parmley, $191.69, 1 Pr Boot Reimbursement; Nelsons Oil & Gas, $170.05, Furnace Repair Fuses, Labor; Northwest Pipe, $14,350.05, 2 Electric Valve, 100 Ear Clam; Elton Zornes, $500.00, Large Tree Removal; Pepsi, $790.51, Co2 Tank; Pete Lien & Sons, Inc, $216.48, 12 Tn Sand; Power House, $8.07, 3 Edger Blades; Quality Brands Of The Black, $1,289.90, 3 30Pk Cn, 5 12Pk Cn, 16 24Pk; R & R Products, Inc., $179.06, 2 Mower Wheels; S.D. Dept Of Transportation, $889.60, 20% Share Of Preliminary Plan; Servall ,$505.13, Towels 6/30/20; Simon North Region Sd, $1,076.63, Gravel For Alleys; Sonnys, $115.85, 3 20# Bg Ice; South Dakota One Call, $118.72, May 2020 Message/Fax Fees; Specialty Cigars International, $154.25, 2 Bx Cigars; Sturdevants Auto Parts, $333.88, Battery; Trugreen Limited Partnership, $116.15, June Weed Control; Usa Bluebook, $2,208.9, Pipe Mounted Float Switch, Aer; Varsity Scoreboards, $3,919.70, 8’X4’ Little League Field Scor; Verizonwireless, $581.45, Monthly Charges; Warne Chemical, $605.96, 2 Tree Food, Deer Repellant; Wendland Matthew, $60.00, 2 Games/Umpire; Zimco Supply Co., $1,172.00, 15 40# Bg 18-9-18; Total: $76,720.71
Moved by Lukens, seconded by Pratt, to approve the Wells Fargo credit card claims of $1,212.72-Grimes opposed
Credit Card Payments: July 6, 2020: Chief Architect Inc -CAD home designer program, $113.95; Stamps,com - Svc charge 5/18 - 6/18/20, Insur purchased, $33.45; Dollar General - 3 glade, 3 fantastik, 3 windex, $23.85; Amazon - 3 radio ear pieces, $25.32; Amazon - 4 books, 6 dvd/audio, $144.08; Assoc For Rural & Small Libraries - 1yr individual membership, $15.00; Amazon - 2 wall mount sanitizer dispensers, $45.96; Amazon - power strip surge protector, equipment tray shelf, 2pk microphone cable 6ft, $82.10; 36 pr gloves, 24pk safety glasses, $178.81; Amazon - 2 1ltr pump bottle hand sanitizer, 50 disposable face masks, $54.77; Zoom - monthly meeting plan interactive council meetings, $15.96; FactoryOutlet Store - 4 2way radios, $106.48; Heartsmart.com - 2 1set phillips frx (AED) smart pads, $112.00; Amazon - 2 dz safety glasses, $29.94; Amazon - Linen curtain, $19.99; Amazon - 2 brass spigots, 2 touchless thermometers, 3 4pk spray bottles, $211.06; Total: $1,212.72
101 General Fund: $709.40
620 Golf Course: $23.85
621 Evans Plunge: $479.47
Public Hearing: Mayor Nelson opened the public hearing at 7:20 p.m. for the use permit on review application from Carol L. Wilson owner, Melanie Adcock, tenant to operate a preschool/daycare at 702 Houston Ave. in Hot Springs. Councilman Grimes asked if the request went thru P&Z and was told it had. Councilman Lukens asked Ms. Adcock a series of questions, she answered each, expressing her knowledge and experience with operating preschool/daycares. Councilman Burris and Councilwomen Johnston and Turner each had questions for Ms. Adcock. Homeowner Cheryl Lathrop shared concerns that Ms. Adcock was not going to live in the home making her activity more commercial, Mayor Nelson said the use has been approved by previous councils as well. She was also concerned with increased traffic, noise and safety. Homeowner Steve Gross had an open mind but was concerned about the fencing and how this type of business but not others could be allowed, Finance Officer shared based on city ordinance, it is an allowable use, and Mayor Nelson shared that the city has historically allowed it in the past. Councilman Grimes asked about the zoning designation of the property and Dev. Coordinator confirmed it was residential. Dawn Johnson discussed her experience with licensing daycares and said if Ms. Adcock follows thru with everything the State requires she will be more than qualified and will take care of business appropriately providing a safe place for children to be. Greg Foust who personally knows Ms. Adcock stated she is a “fine and upstanding person and so is Carol Wilson”. He also said he is f amiliar with the traffic in that area and the current problems are not going to change if there is a daycare there or not. Councilman Burris said if a use permit on review is approved and there are issues in the future it can be reviewed by the council again. Moved by Turner, seconded by Burris, to approve the application –Wes Grimes opposed
Communications from the Public: Philip Shively-a reserve officer for the City asked to start a conversation with city officials regarding changing the fireworks restrictions in the City including in the parks. Councilman Romey, Lukens and Grimes and Mayor Nelson encouraged the ongoing conversation and were supportive of the request.
Personnel: Mayor Nelson requested to approve personnel in two batches.
Moved by Lukens, seconded by Romey, to approve personnel items A-C & F-V; Darcie Engel, Police Department, Administrative Assistant $14.03/hr. effective 7/9/20, Ed Jensen, Airport Manager $16.32/hr. effective 7/3/20, Curtis Bilbrey, Streets Class III Maintenance, $16.86/hr. effective 7/29/20, Karl Bochert, MCC Custodian $10.65/hr. return from furlough off 6/2/20 then $10.90/hr. effective 7/25/20, Karen Rambur, Epms Custodian $10.15/hr. effective 6/19/20, Jeremy Bertocki, Epms Custodian $10.15/hr. effective 7/5/20, Sylvia Morrison: Epms Front Desk Attendant $9.55 effective 6/25/20, Ashton Schwarz, Epms Lifeguard $9.70/hr. effective 6/15/20, Epms Slide Dispatch, Shanna Clyde, Lamya Broyles $9.55/hr. effective 6/15/20, Lyndsay Reetz, Epms Slide Dispatch $9.55/hr. effective 6/16/20, Maximus Larson, Epms Lifeguard $9.70/hr. effective 6/29/20, Stacie Roberson, Library Clerk $10.15/hr. return from furlough effective 6/16/20, Streets Class I Maintenance Alan Reynolds $9.55/hr.; Art Knodel $9.30/hr. return from furlough 6/2/20, Malisa Niles, Library Clerk $10.45/hr. return from furlough effective 6/23/20, Kathy Hren, Epms Lifeguard last day 7/2/20, Ronny Sinclair, Epms Custodian, terminated effective 6/15/20, Brenda Cullen, Assistant Library Director, terminated effective 6/15/20, Olivia Hayes, Library Clerk, terminated effective 6/15/20, Sandy Hawthorne, Epms Lifeguard, terminated effective 6/15/20, Kellie Sutter, Epms Front Desk, terminated effective 6/29/20
Moved by Huddleston, seconded by Romey, to approve personnel items D & E; David Driskill, Library Clerk, $11.55/hr. effective 6/25/20 and Marcus Heerdt, Library Clerk, $11.55/hr. effective 6/26/20
Coucilman Romey asked that future agendas include employee full-time or part-time status as well as reason for pay increase or range of scale.
Committee Reports: Committee reports were heard by; Administrative and Finance: Caitlin Turner- Next mtg. 7/13, 1 p.m. at MCC. Airport Advisory Committee: Bill Lukens- Jet A fuel sale possibility, Koch & Remick airport inspection, determining need for second exit from old hangar, not planning for upcoming balloon festival, 9/10-9/13 fly-in resignation John Nash. Next mtg. 7/30, 8 a.m. at Airport. Custer/Fall River Regional Waste Management District: Next mtg. 7/9, 7 p.m. at MCC Downtown Historic Preservation Commission: Craig Romey- Next mtg. 8/5, 5 p.m. at MCC Evans Plunge Advisory Committee Next mtg. 7/9, Noon at Epms. Parks, Recreation, Beautification and Cultural Development: Dave Burris- lights needing repaired on tennis/basketball court, softball field/dugouts clean for covid safety. Next mtg. undecided Planning & Zoning Commission: -Next mtg. 7/15, 7 p.m. at MCC. Public Safety: Bill Lukens- installing school zone sign on S 20th St., PT contracted SRO negotiations with HSSD, pd car markings, CH front desk safety & security, deer population discussion, nuisance ordinance revisions noise and public health emergencies, no parking sign on Thompson Ave. Next mtg. 7/15, 1 p.m. at CH Public Works: Next mtg. 7/14, 1 p.m. at MCC Southern Hills Economic Development: Caitlin Turner-Next mtg. 7/17 time & place TBD Southern Hills Golf Course Advisory Committee: no report. The public is welcome to attend committee meetings.
Ordinances: Moved by Lukens, seconded by Turner, to approve the second reading of Ordinance 1214: Supplemental Appropriation Ordinance. A roll call vote was taken; Burris, Huddleston, Johnston, Lukens Pratt, Romey and Turner voted in favor, Grimes opposed
Ordinance No. 1214
Supplemental Appropriation Ordinance
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Hot Springs that the following sum is supplementally appropriated to meet the obligations of the municipality.
101 GENERAL FUND
43400 Machinery & Equipment: $14,815
43420 Books: $1,000
Total Appropriations: $15,815
Source of Funding
HSA FAA CARES Funding: $14,815
Stephanie Miller Grant-Library: $1,000
501 HS CAPITAL IMP FUND
42904 Baseball/T-Ball Improvements: $4,300
Total Appropriations: $4,300
Source of Funding
Restricted for Baseball/T-ball balance: $4,300
604 SEWER FUND
43300 Improvement Other than Bldg.: $335,000
Total Appropriations-Sewer Fund: $335,000
Net Position: $335,000
Bob Nelson, Mayor
Misty Summers-Walton Finance Officer
First reading: June 15, 2020
Second reading: July 6, 2020
Published: July 16, 2020
Effective: August 5, 2020
Resolution: Moved by Turner, seconded by Johnston, to approve resolution 2020-20: A Resolution authorizing the execution of contractual documents with the State of South Dakota for the receipt of CARES Act funds to address the COVID-19 public health crisis
Resolution No. 2020-20
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF CONTRACTUAL DOCUMENTS WITH THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA FOR THE RECIEPT OF CARES ACT FUNDS TO ADDRESS THE COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS
WHEREAS, pursuant to section 5001 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, Pub. L. No. 116-136, div. A, Title V (Mar. 27, 2020) (the “CARES Act”), the State of South Dakota has received federal funds that may only be used to cover costs that: (a) are necessary expenditures incurred due to the public health emergency with respect to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19); (b) were not accounted for in the budget most recently approved as of March 27, 2020, for the State of South Dakota; and (c) were incurred during the period that begins on March 1, 2020, and ends on December 30, 2020; and
WHEREAS, the City of Hot Springs acknowledges that the State of South Dakota, in its sole discretion, may retain full use of these funds for the purposes delineated in the CARES Act; and
WHEREAS, the City of Hot Springs acknowledges that in order to provide financial assistance to counties and municipalities in South Dakota, the State of South Dakota, in its sole discretion, may allocate CARES Act funds Act on a statewide basis to reimburse counties and municipalities as delineated herein; and
WHEREAS, the City of Hot Springs seeks funding to reimburse eligible expenditures incurred due to the public health emergency with respect to COVID-19; and
WHEREAS, the City of Hot Springs acknowledges that any request for reimbursement of expenditures will only be for expenditures that were not accounted for in the budget for the City of Hot Springs most recently approved as of March 27, 2020; and
WHEREAS, the City of Hot Springs acknowledges that it will only seek reimbursement for costs incurred during the period that begins on March 1, 2020, and ends on December 30, 2020;
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Hot Springs that the [mayor/finance officer] of the City of Hot Springs may execute any and all documents as required by the State in order to receive CARES Act funds.
It is further RESOLVED that any request for reimbursement will be only for those costs authorized by the State that: (1) Are necessary expenditures incurred due to the public health emergency with respect to COVID-19; (2) Were not accounted for in the City budget most recently approved as of March 27, 2020; and (3) Were incurred during the period that begins on March 1, 2020, and ends on December 30, 2020.
It is further RESOLVED that the City will not request reimbursement from the State under the CARES Act for costs for which the City previously received reimbursement, or for which the City has a reimbursement request pending before another source.
Approved and adopted this 6th day of July 2020.
Bob Nelson, Mayor
City of Hot Springs, South Dakota
Misty Summers-Walton, Finance Officer
City of Hot Springs, South Dakota
Moved by Huddleston, seconded by Romey, to approve resolution 2020-21: SDDOT Community Access Grant Progr a.m.-Resolution of support-street improvements 17th, 19th, Lincoln, Washington & Jennings as one continuous segment
SDDOT Community Access Grant Program - Resolution of Support
Whereas, the City of Hot Springs has identified the need to make improvements to 17th, 19th Lincoln, Washington & Jennings, as one continuous segment, in Hot Springs; and
Whereas, the City of Hot Springs is eligible for Department of Transportation Community Access Program funds; and
Whereas, the City of Hot Springs does not have adequate funding available to complete the project without assistance.
Therefore Be It Resolved that the City of Hot Springs will seek assistance through the South Dakota Department of Transportation Community Access Program in accordance with all program requirements;
Be It Further Resolved that the City of Hot Springs will be responsible for all engineering and utility related expenses associate with the project, and a minimum of twenty percent (20%) of all construction costs;
And Be It Further Resolved that the City of Hot Springs will be responsible for all maintenance and repairs to the route after the construction of the project;
And Be It Further Resolved that the Mayor of the City of Hot Springs be authorized to execute the Community Access Program application.
Dated this 6th day of July 2020
Bob Nelson, Mayor
Misty Summers-Walton, Finance Officer
New Business: Moved by Lukens, seconded by Turner, to approve and authorize the Mayor to sign the local government COVID recovery fund reimbursement agreement between the City of Hot Springs and the SD Bureau of Finance and Management
Moved by Johnston, seconded by Pratt, to approve the 2020-8 agreement between the City of Hot Springs and the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs allowing the City to use approximately 20,000 c.y. of stockpiled rock and soil material for use at our USACE Fall River Flood Control Channel for stre a.m. bank and basin stabilization/maintenance
Moved by Lukens, seconded by Burris, to set budget hearing dates for July 28th and 30th beginning at 5 p.m. each day with additional days to be added if needed-to be held at the Mueller Civic Center
Moved by Turner, seconded by Huddleston, to approve changing the Wells Fargo, Bank of the West First Interstate and SD FIT account signature cards to remove George Kotti and add newly appointed 2020-2021 Council President and Vice President
Moved by Lukens, seconded by Johnston, to set a public hearing for 7/20/20 at 7:10 p.m. to hear the variance request from John Culberston with J&R Builders for property on Clubhouse Drive in the Back 9 Subdivision lot #3
Moved by Huddleston, seconded by Turner, to set a public hearing for 7/20/20 at 7:20 p.m. to hear the variance request from Wally Cachro for property at 106 Valley View Ave
Moved by Turner, seconded by Pratt, to appoint Alison Ritterbush to the Planning Commission for a term of five years 2020-2025. Councilman Grimes asked if an ad is ever put in the paper to advertise these openings. Mayor Nelson shared why he chose her and Finance Officer Walton said although no ads are placed the public is invited to attend any committee meetings. Grimes opposed
Moved by Romey, seconded by Lukens, to approve travel/training request from Library Director Dawn Johnson to attend a Fred Pryor online seminar-overcoming negativity on 7/23/20
Finance Officer Report: Welcomed new council members and reviewed financial reports; ytd profit & loss summary, budget vs actual rev & exp by fund, cash balance & investment reports. Discussed 2021 budget planning, SDML elected officials workshop scheduled for 9/2/20 and Budget training on 7/9-offered virtually with playback availability, discussed SD COVID relief funds designated to support Hot Springs pay for necessary and allowable expenses related to the pandemic, discussed E p.m.S bond refunding and potential to a.m.end resolution to include Dec payment and reviewed pending ordinance revisions
City Administrator Report: Welcomed the new Council members and the Mayor and thanked them for their commitment to serve in our city government. Briefed the Council on recent activity with ISG and the City Project - suspended sidewalk design; FMG Engineering services for the State Project – roadway design; and SD-DOT’s communications regarding our $2.8M funding. Provided an update on activities with the Streets, Parks, Cemetery and Maintenance Dept., including the Garden Street widening; Butler Park and Freedom Trail improvements and repairs; recent cemetery holiday preparations and the City’s 4th of July fireworks display. Provided a summary of COVID related precautions associated with re-openings at SHGC, Evans Plunge, the Library and City Hall. Described other city activities, including: foundation installations for workforce housing construction at Canton Ave.; and the Summer Recreation and Library Summer Reading programs that are planned for this month.
Mayor Report: I want to publicly acknowledge some folks that helped make this year’s Fourth of July parade another successful event. This includes the many volunteers that helped organized the parade, the participants in the parade, the american Legion f amily that provided traffic control during the parade and as always the Hot Springs Volunteer Fire Department for their continued participation in the parade. I thought the fireworks display the evening of the Fourth went well. Thank you to all the City employees that performed the fireworks display. Thank you to the BID Board that donated $5,000 to the display doubling the a.m.ount of money available for the purchase of the fireworks. And thank you to the Fire Department for being on site to provide fire suppression if needed.
I want to publicly recognize the following groups for their donations to the Library for their summer reading progr a.m. raffle; Pizza Hut-$1,000, Ace Hardware-$95, Chautauqua Artisans Market-$253, Coffee Cup-$1,140.50, Fall River Fibers-$40, Woolly’s Grill &, Cellar-$65, Maverick Tire & Auto-$50, Anonymous-$497, Girl Scouts-$75, for total donations of $3,215. Peggy Warner also donated $250 for flags and books. The amount of the donation isn’t important, everyone donates at the level they’re able to, but I feel it’s important to acknowledge their contributions. Misty, Justin and the IT folks have been working to provide new Council members with your “City” email address. This will be the email address the city staff will use to keep you updated on all things City related and the address you should use when communicating with fellow Council members. Committee assignments:
Admin/Finance Committee-Caitlin Turner, Airport Advisory Committee-Bill Lukens, Custer/Fall River Regional Waste Management District-John Gregory, Downtown Historic Preservation Commission-Debra Johnston,
Evans Plunge Advisory Committee-Larry Pratt, Parks, Recreation, Beautification and Cultural Develo p.m.ent-Wes Grimes, Dave to continue with Parks until dog park is complete, Planning and Zoning Commission-Caitlin Turner, Public Safety-Bill Lukens chair, JR Huddleston-co-chair, Public Works-Dave Burris Chair, Craig Romey, Co-Chair, Southern Hills Economic Develo p.m.ent–Mayor, Southern Hills Golf Course Advisory Committee–Mayor, Fire Department-to be followed during yearly budget deliberations. Committee chairs are encouraged to adjust the days/times to fit your schedule. If possible continue with the July scheduled meetings because the July days/times have already been posted as public information. If you change the day/time for your respective committee meetings let Mary know so she can update future City calendars.
Executive Session: Moved by Romey, seconded by Johnston, to go into executive session under SDCL 1-25-2 (1)-Personnel and (3)-Legal at 8:44 p.m., Mayor Nelson, City Attorney Goff, City Administrator Gregory, Finance Officer Summers-Walton and Councilmembers Burris, Grimes, Huddleston, Johnston, Lukens, Pratt, Romey and Turner attended. At 10:11 p.m., all present exited the executive session and the meeting resumed.
Being no further business to come before the Council, moved by Turner, seconded by Huddleston, to adjourn at 10:12 p.m.
Bob Nelson, Mayor
Misty Summers-Walton, Finance Officer
Published once at the total approximate cost of $309.96
Published: July 16, 2020