Fall River County Unapproved Minutes of August 18, 2020
The Fall River Board of County Commissioners met in regular session on August 18, 2020. Present: Joe Allen, Joe Falkenburg, Heath Greenough, Paul Nabholz, Deb Russell and Sue Ganje, Auditor. Falkenburg asked for a prayer for our country during this time.
The Pledge of Allegiance was given, and the meeting called to order at 9:00 a.m.
The agenda was reviewed for conflicts, none noted. 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 Russell, seconded by Greenough, to approve the agenda as written.
Motion made by Nabholz, seconded by Greenough, to approve the August 4, 2020 minutes.
Motion made by Falkenburg, seconded by Allen, to change the meeting date of the second meeting in September from the 15th to September 17, 2020.
Motion made by Russell, seconded by Greenough, to set a supplement and contingency transfer hearing on September 1, 2020 at 9:30 a.m.
Motion made by Nabholz, seconded by Russell, to appoint Rory Brown and Bill Tanner to the Provo/Igloo Water Board to replace Brad Thomsen and Jeff Grill.
Applicants for county assistance met with the board. Motion made by Nabholz, seconded by Greenough, to deny CP 2020-03, due to no repayment on previous balance.
Frank Maynard, Emergency Management, met with the board to advise of the continued weekly Region 4 and Department of Health meetings pertaining to COVID-19.
Motion made by Russell, seconded by Allen, to approve the USGS Joint Funding Agreement #21NTJFASD0013 (Stream Gauge), and authorize the chairman to sign.
Motion made by Russell, seconded by Greenough, to approve the 2021 LEMPG agreement and authorize the chairman to sign.
Maynard also requested approval to hire a permanent employee, noting the Southwest District LEMPG that could reimburse 50% of salary and expenses. Maynard also noted approval for the partial payment funds for the south radio repeater; EOC (emergency operations center) training for counties, and that the Safety Benefit’s Annual conference has been cancelled but the Safety Benefits award applications have been sent. Fires and incidents were reported.
Bob Evans, Sheriff, met with the board. Motion made by Nabholz, seconded by Allen, to approve hiring Jessica Kramer, uncertified dispatcher, $14.00 per hour, effective August 10, 2020, as per union contract.
Evans also reported that there are 4 females and 14 males in the Fall River County Jail, with 1 male in Pennington County, for a total of 19 inmates. Evans updated the board about the status of a spare dodge pickup, and it was determined that there was a flat lobe on the cam and would possibly be a few thousand dollars to fix.
Lyle Jensen, Building Supervisor, met with the board to present 2 quotes from Simon for the parking lot expansion. The first quote to extend the existing parking to the river in the amount of $30,831.15, and the second for behind the Director of Equalization office in the amount of $47,155.00 for a total of $77,986.15. No action was taken on the quotes and the board agreed to gravel the expanded parking lot rather than using asphalt.
Motion made by Nabholz, seconded by Russell, to approve the Golden West Master Service Agreement and quote in the amount of $4,590.00 for monthly service.
Motion made by Nabholz, seconded by Russell, to approve the Golden West quote for a HP ProBook computer, external DVD-R/RW, LaserJet printer and Project Installation & Configuration for the Highway Department, in the amount of $2,698.25.
Randy Seiler, Highway Superintendent, met with the board. Motion made by Greenough, seconded by Allen, to approve the July 2020 fuel used or work performed to reimburse the highway department as follows: Sheriff’s Department for $1,625.72; Weed and Pest Office for $454.87; Building for $30.45; Emergency Management for $64.61; and Director of Equalization for $51.27.
Seiler gave updates that included patching black top near Edgemont and Oral and will be doing the north end of the Chilson bridge later.
Seiler presented the 5-year plan for review. Discussion was held on the high priority of Shep’s Canyon, and possible use of asphalt millings for an estimated cost of $170,000.00, which could improve the road for 5 years. Box culverts and the Oral road were also discussed as improvements need to be made. Motion made by Russell, seconded by Nabholz, to approve setting the 5-year 2021-2025 County Highway and Bridge Improvement Plan hearing on September 17, 2020 at 9:30 a.m.
Commissioner Nabholz discussed the upcoming CD’s that will be maturing at First Interstate Bank at the end of September. Local banks could attend the meeting to discuss rates on the second meeting in September, and the county will be wanting rates for terms of one to five years.
Susie Hayes, Director of Equalization, presented information on behalf of the Auditor, Treasurer, Register of Deeds and Director of Equalization, for the Fred Pryor Seminars. The cost of $3,980.00 would be for the maximum participants of 20. Additional employees would be $199.00 each. Motion made by Greenough, seconded by Russell, to approve the Fred Pryor Seminars and trainings for up to 20 employees and supervisors in the amount of $3,980.00. With Nabholz voting no, all others voting yes, by roll call vote, motion carries.
The 2020-09 Covid-19 resolution was reviewed. Motion made by Greenough, seconded by Allen, to leave the courthouse as it is. With Nabholz voting no, all others voting yes, by roll call vote, motion carries.
Motion made by Allen, seconded by Greenough, to approve the bills as follows:
General Fund: American Stamp & Marking, Supply, $35.44; Audra Hill Consulting, Inc, Mi Qmhp Evaluation, $818.59; Cura Hospitality, Inmate Meals, $11,757.24; A-Z Shredding Inc, Shredding, $68.60; Beesley Law Office, Mi/Qmhp, $450.00; Black Hills Chemical, Supply, $917.82; Cardmember Service, Cardmember Services, $1,319.74; Century Business Leasing, Copier Lease & Meter, $813.15; Sd Dept Of Labor & Reg, Dept Of Reemployment, $2,070.00; En-Tech Llc, Fumigation, $410.00; Ertz, Dewey, Mi/Qmhp, $2,437.50; Esri Inc, Arcgis Maintenance Agreement, $3,900.00; Dude Solutions Inc, Gis Support Contract, $265.98; Farrell, Farrell & Ginsbach, Caaf, $7,942.53; Fall River County Herald, Publication, $871.26; Golden West Technologies, It Support/Contract, $5,018.20; Heartland Paper Company, Supply, $123.01; Hope Counseling Center, Mi/Qmhp, $300.00; Hot Springs Ace Hardware, Supply, $74.00; Lewis & Clark Behavioral, Mi/Qmhp, $184.00; Lynn’s Dak. Mart Pharmacy, Inmate Pharmacy, $924.14; Quadient, Postage Machine Lease, $760.80; Murphy Law Office Pc, Caaf, $1,963.20; O’Neill, Justin, Caaf, $3,543.79; Pennington County Jail, Inmate Housing, Pennington/Transport, $4,881.60; Powell, Debra J, Blood Draws, $150.00; Quill Corporation, Supplies, $334.53; Sd Department Of Health, Blood Draws, $600.00; State 4-H Office, Fair Passes, $27.50; Servall, Rugs And Mats Services, $231.04; Software Services Inc, Software Services, $1,470.00; Trugreen Commercial, Service, $42.24; Twilight Inc, First Aid Supply, $259.51; Wendell’s Garage, Service, $144.38; Western Sd Juv Serv Ctr, Juvenile Services, $260.00; Whiting, Hagg, Hagg, Caaf, $438.14; Yankton Co Treasurer, Mi/Qmhp, $122.50; Weber, Fred, Reimbursement, $56.50; Total For General Fund: $55,986.93
County Road & Bridge: B H Electric Coop Inc., Utility Highway Electric, $35.07; Cardmember Service, Cardmember Services, $403.85; Simon Materials, Hot Mix, $768.85; Hilt Constructions, Repairs, $5,100.00; Total County Road & Bridge: $6,307.77
911 Surcharge Reimbursment: Cardmember Service, Cardmember Services, $6.00; Century Business Leasing, Copier Lease & Meter, $231.92; Century Link, 911 Dispatch Lines, $496.88; Total For 911 Surcharge Reimbursment: $734.80;
Emergency Management: Cardmember Service, Cardmember Services, $6.00; Golden West Technologies, It Support/Contract, $8.50; Rushmore Communications, Radio Repair, $115.83; Twilight Inc, First Aid Supply, $464.90; Bastian, Tracy, Pilot, $100.00; Total For Emergency Management: $695.23
L.E.P.C. Grant: Pudwill, Norman, Surveyor, $60.00; Total For L.E.P.C. Grant: $60.00
Courthouse Building Fund: Christensen Electric, Llc, Electrical Contract, $51.00; Total For Courthouse Building Fund: $51.00
Total Paid Between 8/5/20 And 8/18/20: $63,835.70
Break was taken at 10:18 a.m. and meeting resumed at 10:28 a.m.
Public comment was heard from Paul Nabholz about attending a former Pennington County commissioner’s funeral.
The 2021 provisional budget was reviewed.
Discussion was held on maybe changing the second meeting in September again; they will set it on the September 1, 2020 meeting.
Motion made by Russell, seconded by Nabholz, to enter executive session as per SDCL 1-25-2 (1), SDCL 1-25-2 (3) and SDCL 1-25-2(4) for personnel and legal purposes, and Negotiations at 10:39 a.m.
The Board came out of executive session at 11:38 a.m.
Chairman recessed the meeting until 1:00 p.m.
The Board reconvened at 1:00 p.m., continuing in executive session.
Motion made by Nabholz, seconded by Greenough, to adjourn at 2:17 p.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 $111.51
Published: Sept. 10, 2020