Proceedings_Fall River County July 7, 2020

Proceedings

Fall River County Unapproved Minutes of July 7, 2020
The Fall River Board of County Commissioners met in regular session on July 7, 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 Nabholz, seconded by Allen, to approve the agenda with the addition of adding Melody Engebretson, Randy Seiler, Deb Russell and Heath Greenough to Fall Convention travel, and to invite Les Cope, Commissioner elect to attend. Also, to correct the pay raise for David Pokorski (Jailer) to $16.56 per hour (from $16.50), and for 4160 hours not 2080 hours.
Motion made by Russell, seconded by Nabholz, to approve the June 4, 2020 minutes.
Motion made by Greenough, seconded by Russell, to approve the June 16, 2020 minutes.
Motion made by Nabholz, seconded by Russell, to approve the April and May 2020 Auditor’s Account with the Treasurer with the account number raised to $273,788.71 and totals to include that figure, 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 30th day of April, 2020.
Total Amt of Deposit in First Interstate Bank: $3,426,924.07
Total Amt of Deposit in First National Bank of Lead: $1,000.00
Total Amount of Cash: $2,615.14
Total Amount of Treasurer’s Change Fund: $900.00
Total Amount of Checks in Treasurer’s Possession Not Exceeding Three Days: $177,291.30
Savings: First Interstate Bank: $230,932.85; First National Bank of Lead: $1,040,077.88
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: $273,788.71; First National Bank – Lead: $300,000.00; Black Hills Community: $800,000.00
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
Total: $11,087,533.69
Dated This 30th Day of April, 2020.
/s/ Sue Ganje, County Auditor of Fall River County
County Monies: $7,986,233.30
Held for other Entities: $2,943,093.59
Held in Trust: $158,206.80
Total: $11,087,533.69
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 and Ambulance Districts, and State.
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 May, 2020.
Total Amt of Deposit in First Interstate Bank: $1,310,663.15
Total Amt of Deposit in First National Bank of Lead: $1,000.00
Total Amount of Cash: $1,347.70
Total Amount of Treasurer’s Change Fund: $900.00
Total Amount of Checks in Treasurer’s Possession Not Exceeding Three Days: $42,209.40
Savings: First Interstate Bank: $236,162.16; First National Bank of Lead: $1,040,740.53
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: $273,788.71; First National Bank – Lead: $300,000.00; Black Hills Community: $800,000.00
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
Total: $8,840,815.39
Dated This 31st Day of May, 2020.
/s/ Sue Ganje, County Auditor of Fall River County
County Monies: $8,055,009.45
Held for other Entities: $614,012.13
Held in Trust: $171,793.81
Total: $8,840,815.39
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 and Ambulance Districts, and State.
Motion made by Nabholz, seconded by Russell, to approve travel for those interested in attending Fall Convention, to include Stacy Schmidt, Tereasa Pullen, Melody Engebretson, Randy Seiler, Deb Russell, Heath Greenough, possibly Les Cope, Sioux Falls, September 14 and September 15, 2020.
Motion made by Greenough, seconded by Nabholz, to approve the following: surplus to junk 3 computer towers, #02032, #01921 and #02160, Auditor’s Office; 4 computer towers, #01757, #01848, #01814 and #01973, Treasurer’s Office and an Incipio Microsoft Surface PRO 4 Case with hand strap, #02293, Director of Equalization’s Office.
Motion made by Nabholz, seconded by Russell, to approve the pay raises for Carol Boche (State’s Attorney), $15.00 to $15.06 per hour, and Carlo Gibson (Highway Department), $17.05 to $17.11, longevity pay, effective June 22, 2020, as per union contract.
Motion made by Greenough, seconded by Allen, to approve the pay raises for Eric Shull (Highway Department), $16.05 to $17.05 per hour, effective June 29, 2020, 2080 hours and David Pokorski (Jailer), $15.50 to $16.56 per hour, effective July 1, 2020, 4160 hours, as per union contract.
No applications for county assistance or death expenses were presented to the board.
Bob Evans, Sheriff, was unavailable at his time.
Frank Maynard, Emergency Management, met with the board to advise of the continued weekly conference calls due to Covid-19. Motion made by Greenough, seconded by Allen, to approve the 3rd quarter L.E.M.P.G report and authorize the chairman to sign.
Maynard spoke of municipal updates, as per requirements of L.E.M.P.G.; pre-disaster mitigation plan; training; shelter trailer inspection; the weekly climate, weather and fuels update, and fires and incidents. The board reviewed his 2021 budget request, noting a need for a ¾ ton pickup.
Bob Evans, Sheriff, met with the board and presented his 2021 budget request. He noted the jail count: 15 males and 1 female in Fall River County, with 1 female in Pennington County. Discussion was also held on an upcoming trial and need for additional security.
Motion made by Greenough, seconded by Allen, to approve the Cooperative Law Enforcement annual operating plan between Fall River Sheriff Department and USDA, FS/NE National Forests and Grasslands, BH National Forest.
Lyle Jensen, Building Supervisor, met with the board to discuss the current network server’s warranty, and possibility of coverage until a new network server is purchased next year. A quote on a server will be brought back to the next meeting for 2021 budget purposes. Jensen also spoke of the need for a new heating and cooling system, with an estimate of $450,000. Black top for the parking lot was discussed.
Melody Engebretson, Register of Deeds, met with the board to discuss her 2021 budget.
Dan Cullen, Veteran’s Service Officer, met with the board to review his 2021 budget and he gave his 1st and 2nd quarter reports (Jan – Jun). Discussion was held on activities, along with his invitation from Governor Noem to attend a roundtable discussion with VA Secretary Wilkie and our Congressional Delegation (Senators Rounds and Thune, and Representative Johnson) on March 2, 2020 in Hot Springs. Monthly awards were reviewed, with a total of 139 awards (disability or pension) in the amount of $803,266.
Teresa Pullen, Treasurer, met with the board. Motion made by Nabholz, seconded by Greenough, to approve hiring Kayla Wickerd, $13.00 per hour, effective June 29, 2020, as per union contract.
Motion made by Nabholz, seconded by Russell, to approve Kathy Timmins as a deputy, $0.35 per hour increase, effective immediately.
Pullen discussed the work being done between her office, Deputy Sheriff and Director of Equalization on distress warrants; possible action items will be brought back to the next meeting. The Treasurer’s office is still working on tax deeds – 12 properties ready for sale, 47 are remaining to go through the process. The commission asked for books with information and pictures on properties eligible to be sold. Greenough suggested cleanup of properties prior to the sale. Pullen has also been working on properties of non -compliant tax payment plans.
2021 budget requests were heard from the following people:
Donna Talley, W.E.A.V.E.
Donna Behrens, Coroner
Clint Phillips, US Forest Service, met with the board to review a draft agreement between the county and the Forest Service and the items that would be included. Phillips noted that Schedule A will address the details of any project. Motion made by Allen, seconded by Greenough, to go forward with a Cooperative Forest Road Agreement between Fall River County and the USDA, Forest Service Nebraska National Forest and Grasslands, and for Phillips to work with our Highway Superintendent. With Nabholz voting no, all others voting yes, motion carries.
Motion made by Greenough, seconded by Allen, to approve the bills as follows:
General Fund: A & B Welding Supply Co., Welding Supplies/Lease, $185.70; Accouter Rental And Sales, Rental, $200.00; American Family Assurance, American Family Assurance, $549.16; Audra Hill Consulting,Inc, Mi/Consulting, $493.11; A-Z Shredding Inc, Shredding, $154.14; Bob Barker Company Inc, Jail Suplies, $3,818.24; Beesley Law Office, Caaf, $473.95; Black Hills Chemical, Supply, $748.64; Brumbaugh & Quandahl,P.C., Garnishment, $36.36; Black Hills Energy, Utility Power Electric, $3,860.13; Bomgaars, Supply, $185.96; Boston Mutual Life Ins Co, Life Insurance, $32.76; Cardmember Service, Cardmember Service, $2,393.46; Century Business Leasing, Copier Lease & Usage, $342.24; Cheyenne Sanitation, Sanitation Collection, $371.73; Colbath, Angela M, Caaf/Mag, $5,419.20; Cook-Huber, Kerri, Mental Illness, $167.40; Credit Collection Bureau, Collections, $32.81; Culligan Soft Water, Rental/Supply, $223.50; Dataspec Llc, Vso Software, $449.00; Dean Schaefer Court Rep, Court Reporter, $30.00; Delta Dental Plan Of Sd, Delta Dental, $2,175.20; Ds Solutions Inc, Election Supply, $472.50; Sd Department Of Revenue, Malt Beverage License, $150.00; Eftps, Eftps Payroll Taxes, $37,220.39; Election Systems & Soft, Election Supply, $3,742.05; Environmental Products, Supply, $175.44; Executive Mgmt Finance, Bit Network Fees, $125.00; Dude Solutions, Inc., Gis Support Contract, $265.98; Farrell, Farrell & Ginsbach, Caaf, $1,360.76; Farrell, Jane, Election Recount, $654.75; Fall River County Herald, Publication, $276.63; Goff, Garland Lee, Mental Illness, $1,445.90; Golden West Technologies, Service/Network/Server, $5,030.17; Golden West, Phone Bill/Long Distance, $1,352.14; Heavy Highway Frings, Insurance Fees, $585.00; Hills Edge Auto Sales, Maintenance, $441.55; Hot Springs Ace Hardware, Supply, $784.06; Hot Springs Automotive, Supply, $277.53; City Of Hot Springs, City Water Bill/Airplane Hangar Rent, $1,527.14; Iowa Laborers District, Health Insurance, $18,458.50; Interstate Battery, Supply, $90.31; Katterhagen, Mark, Mental Illness, $15.00; Liuna Laborers Local 620, Union Dues, $275.00; Lewno, Lucy, Mental Illness, $166.50; Linehan, Leota, Primary Election, $166.00; Lockwood, Darcy, Mental Illness, $15.00; Logue Patricia, Ride-A-Long, $80.00; Marco, Copier Lease, $165.00; Mastel, Bruce, Database Setup & Monitoring, $35.00; Mcleods Office Supply Co., Election Supply, $50.00; Microfilm Imaging Systems, Scanning Equip Lease, $202.50; Murphy Law Office Pc, Caaf, $1,218.00; Nationwide Retirement Sol, Nationwide Reitrement, $500.00; Quadient Finance Usa, Inc, Postage, $815.35; New York Life Insurance, New York Life Insurance, $65.00; Newman Traffic Signs, Signage, $4,670.83; Norton, Tina, Contract Nurse Inmate, $1,225.00; Nutrien Ag Solutions, Supply, $4,384.70; Child Support Payment Cnt, Child Support, $655.00; O’neill, Justin, Caaf, $3,340.66; Otis Elevator Company, Service Contract, $423.15; Pennington County Jail, Transportation, $611.34; Quill Corporation, Office Supplies, $509.94; Scovel Psychological, Mental Illness, $3,300.00; Sd Dept Of Revenue, Auto/Mi State Remitt, $2,762.56; Sd Retirement System, Sdrs Contribution, $17,723.79; Servall, Rug/Uniform Service, $570.52; Sperlich, Peggy, Primary Election, $145.00; Sonny’s Super Foods, Supply, $102.16; Supplement Retirement, Sdrs Supplement Retirement, $1,600.00; Steven’s Automotive, Maintenance, $1,312.86; Trugreen Commercial, Lawn Care, $105.59; Electrical Engineering, Generators Semi-Annual, $629.00; United Way Black Hills, United Way Donation, $54.99; Verizon Wireless, Cell Phone Plan, $778.35; Warne Chemical & Equip., Supply, $59.43; Walz, Jesse, Blood Draws, $150.00; Wendall’s Garage, Maintenance, $1,217.60; Yankton Co. Sheriff, Papers Served, $100.00; Aaberg, Wanda M, Primary Election, $145.00; Coates, Virginia, Primary Election, $145.00; Behrens, Donna, Mileage Reimbursement, $3.36; Coates, Ed, Primary Election, $145.00; Benson, Connie, Primary Election, $145.00; Birkholt, Frances M, Primary Election, $145.00; Minor, Tyrel, Witness, $71.24; Kunsman, Pauline, Primary Election, $145.00; Thies, Judith, Primary Election/Election Recount, $224.44; Shook, Cheryl, Primary Election, $145.00; Stearns, Flora, Primary Election, $145.00; Carlson, Virginia, Primary Election, $145.00; Twiss, Tmara, Primary Election, $145.00; Andersen, Donald, Primary Election, $208.00; Anderson, Pam J., Primary Election, $145.00; Batchelor, Laura Ann, Primary Election, $145.00; Hansen, Judy, Primary Election, $145.00; Mowry, Lana, Primary Election, $145.00; Reed, Cynthia, Primary Election, $150.88; Taylor, Yvonne, Primary Election, $145.00; Martin, Miriam, Primary Election/Election Recount, $203.44; Strauser, Garry, Primary Election, $145.00; Corbett, Scott, Absentee Board, $48.21; Allen, Kimberly, Primary Election, $15.00; Nachtigall, Jean, Primary Election, $145.00; Wittmeier, David, Primary Election, $145.00; Bradley-Thompson, Bo, Primary Election, $145.00; Moren, Melissa, Primary Election, $145.00; Symstad, Jeff, Primary Election, $145.00; Conger, Lesta, Primary Election, $163.48; Hamaker, Kristofer, Primary Election, $145.00; Bossert, Julie K, Primary Election, $145.00; Commissioners, June Salaries, $4,100.00; Election, June Salaries, $500.75; Election, Overtime, $22.50; Auditor’s Office, June Salaries, $16,439.41; Auditor’s Office, Overtime, $1,560.77; Treasurer’s Office, June Salaries, $14,283.69; Treasurer’s Office, Overtime, $156.70; State’s Attorney’s Office, June Salaries, $11,791.97; State’s Attorney’s Office, Overtime, $128.31; Maintenance, June Salaries, $11,154.39; Maintenance, Overtime, $416.53; Assessor’s Office, June Salaries, $15,840.72; Assessor’s Office, Overtime, $87.80; Register Of Deeds Office, June Salaries, $7,675.03; Register Of Deeds Office, Overtime, $4.50; Veteran’s Service Office, June Salaries, $3,616.69; Gis Office, June Salaries, $3,563.48; Sheriff’s Office, June Salaries, $26,769.78; Sheriff’s Office, Overtime, $3,452.91; Jail, June Salaries, $21,078.10; Jail, Overtime, $3,890.89; Coroner, June Salaries, $300.00; Nurse’s Office, June Salaries, $3,613.29; Nurse’s Office, Overtime, $15.40; Extension Office, June Salaries, $2,011.75; Weed & Pest Office, June Salaries, $4,808.27; Total For General Fund: $308,685.99
County Road & Bridge: A & B Welding Supply Co., Welding Supplies/Lease, $34.41; Advanced Drug Testing, Random Employee Drug Test, $52.00; American Family Assurance, American Family Assurance, $350.88; B H Electric Coop Inc., Utility Highway Electric, $24.81; Black Hills Energy, Utility Power Electric, $403.98; Bomgaars, Supply, $211.78; Border States Paving Inc, Aggregate Base, $35,362.50; Butler Machinery Co., Supplies/Repairs, $636.13; Cheyenne Sanitation, Sanitation Collection, $74.00; City Of Edgemont, City Of Edgemont Water, $84.10; Dale’s Tire & Retreading, Tire Parts/Supply, $3,044.44; Delta Dental Plan Of Sd, Delta Dental, $398.20; Floyd’s Truck Center, Repairs/Parts, $571.59; Eftps, Eftps Payroll Taxes, $7,320.05; Fall River Auto Supply, Auto Parts/Repair, $272.24; Forward Distributing, Supplies/Parts, $67.90; Fall River County Herald, Publication, $145.50; Golden West, Phone Bill/Long Dist, $253.67; Heavy Highway Fringe, Insurance Fees, $120.00; Hot Springs Ace Hardware, Supply, $43.54; Hot Springs Automotive, Auto Supply Parts, $489.50; City Of Hot Springs, City Water Bill, $50.44; Ricoh Usa Inc, Contract Service, $75.00; Iowa Laborers District, Health Insurance, $2,900.00; Kd Contractors Inc, Rip Rap Rock, $600.00; Liuna Laborers Local 620, Union Dues, $150.00; Lawson Products, Supply, $164.16; Maverick Tire & Auto, Service, $200.19; Newman Traffic Signs, Signage, $161.61; Northern Truck Equipment, Repair, $876.50; Rapid Delivery, Delivery, $32.49; Sd Dept Of Transportation, State Cost Share Road, $795.84; Sd Retirement System, Sdrs Contribution, $3,828.66; Seiler, Randy, Cell Phone Reimbursement, $75.00; Highway Department, June Salaries, $31,105.08; Highway Department, Overtime, $790.75; Total County Road & Bridge: $91,766.94
911 Surcharge Reimbursment: American Family Assurance, American Family Assurance, $67.21; Cardmember Service, Cardmember Service, $6.00; Credit Collection Bureau, Collections, $302.86; Delta Dental Plan Of Sd, Delta Dental, $302.40; Eftps, Eftps Payroll Taxes, $4,569.50; Galls, Uniform Allowance, $103.05; Golden West, Phone Bill/Long Distance, $747.29; Heavy Highway Frings, Insurance Fees, $60.00; Iowa Laborers District, Health Insurance, $1,450.00; Liuna Laborers Local 620, Union Dues, $50.00; Portfolio Recovery Assoc., Garnishment, $322.17; Sd Retirement System, Sdrs Contribution, $2,264.75; Verizon Wireless, Cell Phone Plan, $44.23; Dispatch, June Salaries, $15,906.07; Dispatch, Overtime, $378.00; Total For 911 Surcharge Reimbursment: $26,573.53
Emergency Management: Cardmember Service, Cardmember Service, $351.50; Eftps, Eftps Payroll Taxes, $1,336.22; Glass Pro +, Repair, $704.95; Golden West Technologies, Service/Network/Server, $8.50; Golden West, Phone Bill/Long Distance, $194.04; Marco, Copier Lease, $38.90; Sd Retirement System, Sdrs Contribution, $569.22; Verizon Wireless, Cell Phone Plan, $88.46; Fr Emergency Management Office, June Salaries, $4,743.55; Total For Emergency Management: $8,035.34
L.E.P.C. Grant: Pudwill, Norman, Spotter, $60.00; Bastian, Tracy, Pilot, $100.00; Total For L.E.P.C. Grant: $160.00
24/7 Sobriety Fund: Eftps, Eftps Payroll Taxes, $283.88; Quill Corporation, Office Supplies, $93.13; Sd Retirement System, Sdrs Contribution, $68.26; 24/7 Office, June Salaries, $1,865.50; Total For 24/7 Sobriety Fund: $2,310.77
M & P Relief: Microfilm Imaging Systems, Scanning Equip Lease, $165.00; Total M & P Relief: $165.00
Courthouse Building Fund: Hot Springs Ace Hardware, Supply, $16.74; Straight Line Striping, Parking Lot Striping, $1,020.67; Total For Courthouse Building Fund: $1,037.41
Total Paid Between 6/17/20 And 7/7/20: $438,735.00
Break was taken at 10:07 a.m. and meeting resumed at 10:12 a.m.
No public comment was given.
Randy Seiler, Highway Superintendent, met with the board. Motion made by Allen, seconded by Greenough, to approve Agreement 2020-27-1 between the SD Game, Fish & Parks and Fall River County. This will be for a 50/50 cost share for “Mag Water” on Shep’s Canyon Road, SDGFP cost not to exceed $15,000.
Discussion was held on meeting with the SDGFP to discuss Shep’s Canyon road needs, here or in Pierre. Nabholz noted need for the SDDOT’s involvement; Greenough asked for a Base 1 representative. Seiler will follow up on the issue.
Seiler presented an application for a Community Access Grant Fund. Motion made by Greenough, seconded by Russell, to approve the following:
Resolution Authorizing the Submission Of Applications
Whereas, the Fall River County Board of Commissioners desire the reconstruction and improvement of the project as hereinafter described:
LOCATION AND LENGTH: Reconstruction of Main Street in Oelrichs, SD. A total of approximately 0.75 miles of Main Street would be reconstructed from HWY 18 through the Town of Oelrichs to 9th St.
And WHEREAS, Fall River County certifies that the project(s) are listed in the county’s Five-Year County Highway and Bridge Improvement Plan
And WHEREAS, Fall River County agrees to 20 percent of construction costs up to the maximum grant amount of $600,000 and pay all construction costs over and above the maximum grant amount of $600,000
And WHERAS, Fall River County hereby authorizes the Community Access Grant application and any required funding commitments
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: That the South Dakota Department of Transportation be hereby requested to accept the attached Community Access Grant application.
Dated at Fall River County, SD this 7th day of July, 2020
Motion was approved by a vote of Yeas 5 Nays 0.
/s/Joe Falkenburg
Chairman, Fall River Commission
Attest:
/s/Sue Ganje, Fall River/Shannon County Auditor
Motion made by Nabholz, seconded by Greenough, to approve the Golden West Telecommunications application for permit to occupy county highway right-of-way from approximately 1,388 feet south of Old Highway 18 to the driveway to 28332 Paradise Rd (approximately 166 feet).
Seiler updated the board that one of the new employees passed his CDL test and that “Mag” will be applied to Shep’s Canyon road this week.
Mike Young, Senior ROW Specialist, SDDOT, met with the board. Motion made by Nabholz, seconded by Russell to approve the Temporary Easement Agreement, project no. NH 0018(184)39, PCN No. 03TH, Parcel No. A30.
Falkenburg asked Seiler about asphalt for county parking lot across the street, which Seiler will follow up on.
Motion made by Russell, seconded by Nabholz, to set the 2021 PILT Hearing for distribution on July 21, 2020 at 9:20 a.m. The auditor requested consideration to include the Township, and Fire and Ambulance districts to the 2020 distribution, this will also be on the 21st of July.
Sue Ganje, Auditor, met with the board and presented her 2021 budgets.
Susie Hayes, Director of Equalization, met with the board and presented the COVID-19 Reassessment Protocol to use this summer and fall. Discussion was held on alternate methods of assessing. Hayes also presented her 2021 budget.
Motion made by Russell, seconded by Greenough, to approve the License Agreement between Vanguard Appraisals, INC and Fall River County, Director of Equalization; and Service Contract for license #SDREM020, total amount of $750, for an additional tablet.
Hayes discussed the county discretionary formula, and that a new resolution is required by House Bill 1259. Documentation was provided to the board and discussion was held on keeping the current formula or making a change.
Motion made by Allen, to bring back a commercial and agriculture resolution showing 20, 40, 60, 80, 100 for the discretionary formula. Motion died for a lack of a second. Discussion was also held on bringing back a resolution showing 0, 20, 40, 60, 80. Hayes will bring back resolutions on both options to the next meeting.
The board noted no change on the 2021 Community Health Nurse budget.
Nina Steinmetz, Weed & Pest Office, met with the board and presented her 2021 budget. Motion made by Nabholz, seconded by Russell, to re-classify Katie Pierce as a part-time mosquito monitor, effective July 6, 2020.
The State’s Attorney 2021 budget was reviewed, noting changes could be made if needed with the incoming attorney.
Dustin Ross, Andersen Engineers, met with the board. Motion made by Allen, seconded by Greenough, to approve the following resolution:
Fall River County Resolution #2020-19
A plat of Gough Tract of Block B of Country Club Estates Subdivision, located in the SW1/4 of Section 22, T7S, R5E, BHM, Fall River County, South Dakota
Formerly Lots 11 and 12, Block C and a portion of the balance of the SW1/4
Note: Gough Tract is comprised of all of that property previously described as lots 1R, 2 thru 9, and 12R, Block B, and Lots 1 thru 6, 6A, 7 thru 10, 13 thru 17, 19 and 20, Block C Country Club Estates, and was previously platted in Book X of plats on page 41, Book XI of Plats of Plats on page 19 and Book XI of plats on page 58. And then vacated with documents filed in Misc. Book 87M on page 450, Misc. Book 87M on page 451, and Misc. Book 105M on page 1.
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 7th day of July, 2020.
/s/Joe Falkenburg
Fall River County Board of Commissioners
Attest:
/s/Sue Ganje
Fall River County Auditor
Motion made by Allen, seconded by Greenough to approve the following resolution,
Fall River County Resolution #2020-20
A plat of Lot 10 of Block B of Country Club Estates Subdivision, located in the SW1/4 of Section 22, T7S, R5E, BHM, Fall River County, South Dakota
Note: Gough Tract is comprised of all of that property previously described Lot 10, Block B, Country Club Estates, and was previously platted in Book X of Plats on page 41, and then vacated with the document filed in Misc. Book 125M on page 386.
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 7th day of July, 2020.
/s/Joe Falkenburg
Fall River County Board of Commissioners
Attest:
/s/Sue Ganje
Fall River County Auditor
With Nabholz voting no, all others voting yes, motion carries.
Motion made by Allen, seconded by Russell, to approve the following resolution:
Fall River County Resolution #2020-21
A plat of Bent Pine 2 Tract, located in E1/2 Section 22 and W1/2 Section 23, T8S, R5E, BHM, Fall River County, South Dakota
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 7th day of July, 2020.
/s/ Joe Falkenburg
Fall River County Board of Commissioners
Attest:
/s/Sue Ganje
Fall River County Auditor
Motion made by Allen, seconded by Greenough, to approve the following resolution:
Fall River County Resolution #2020 - 16
Whereas Fall River County is an agricultural entity with numerous beef producers, along with a large feedlot, and
Whereas the need for a facility to slaughter these cattle would be both advantageous and highly desirable. It not only would provide a source of economic development but also would offer a local market for our livestock produced in the County, and
Whereas, in the recent past, we have had slowdowns in packing and returns for our beef produced. The magnitude of this facility would be incredible, and
Whereas, Fall River County is in the Southwest corner of the state, and a packing plant may be beneficial to our neighbors in Wyoming and Nebraska, and
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Fall River Board of County Commissioners that they do hereby support and encourage the development of such a facility and would endeavor to offer any assistance needed for the expeditious development of this meat packing facility.
Dated this 7th day of July 2020.
Approved by the Fall River County Commissioners
/s/Joe Falkenburg, Chairman
Attest:
/s/Sue Ganje
Fall River County Auditor
The 2020-09 Covid-19 resolution was reviewed. Motion made by Allen, seconded by Greenough, to leave the courthouse as it is. With Nabholz voting no, all others voting yes, by roll call vote, motion carries.
Motion made by Greenough, seconded by Allen, to approve the following resolution:
Fall River County Resolution Number 2020-17
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, Fall River County 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, Fall River County 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, Fall River County seeks funding to reimburse eligible expenditures incurred due to the public health emergency with respect to COVID-19; and
WHEREAS, Fall River County acknowledges that any request for reimbursement of expenditures will only be for expenditures that were not accounted for in the budget for Fall River County most recently approved as of March 27, 2020; and
WHEREAS, Fall River County 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 County Commission of Fall River County that the chairman/ of the Fall River County Commission 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 County 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 County will not request reimbursement from the State under the CARES Act for costs for which the County previously received reimbursement, or for which the County has a reimbursement request pending before another source.
Approved and adopted this 7th day of July, 2020.
/s/Joe Falkenburg, Commission Chairman
Fall River County South Dakota
Attest:
/s/Sue Ganje, Auditor
Fall River County, South Dakota
A resolution was brought to the board that amends the fire index levels for the fire ban. Motion made by Greenough, seconded by Allen, to approve the fire resolution. After discussion, motion retracted, and resolution will be brought back to the next meeting.
Motion made by Allen, seconded by Greenough, to enter executive session as per SDCL 1-25-2 (1) for personnel and legal purposes, at 11:27 a.m.
Meeting reconvened at 11:53 a.m.
Motion made by Greenough, seconded by Allen, to adjourn at 11:54 a.m.
/s/Joe Falkenburg
Joe Falkenburg, Chairman
Board of Fall River County Commissioners
Attest:
/s/ Sue Ganje
Sue Ganje, Fall River County Auditor
Published once at the total approximate cost of $384.93
Published: July 30, 2020

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