Town of Oelrichs
April 13, 2021 - 7:00 p.m.
The regular meeting of the Town of Oelrichs was called to order by President J. Messinio at 7:00 p.m.
Allegiance to the flag was pledged.
Board Present: Joseph Messinio, Mike Carson, and Anita Cope
Staff Present: Doug Burdette, Valarie Graf, Susan Hamilton, and Roy Merdanian III
Guest Present: PJ Maybury
NOTE: State and CDC meeting and social distancing guidelines were followed.
Public Comment - Clarification was given regarding the recently passed 2% Sales Tax ordinance, not to be confused with an excise tax. The possibility of a Fourth of July parade this year. Remember Game Night with potluck is April 17, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. at the Community Center. D. Burdette has agreed to investigate possible solutions to the acoustics problem in the Community Center. If any citizen would like a copy of the Town of Oelrichs ordinances, there is a fee of 10 cents per page; also, please note, these ordinances are currently being corrected for typos and updated. As there is a three-year rotation regarding the positions on the Town Board, there is a filing of petitions/election each year.
Approval of Agenda – A. Cope made a motion to approve the agenda with the additions of Delinquent Water Bills added Old Business, seconded by M. Carson; motion carried.
Approval of Minutes – A motion was made by A. Cope to approve the March 9 and 16, 2021, minutes, seconded by M. Carson; motion carried.
-Report from FR County Commissioners Meeting re: Oelrichs’ Main Street – J. Messinio attended the FRC Commissioners meeting to inquire about what County has planned for Oelrichs’ Main Street since it is a county road. FR County has asked for bids from the construction company that is fixing Highway 18 from Oelrichs to Pine Ridge; County will keep the Oelrichs Board posted on developments.
-Approval of Purchasing of Desk for Community Center Office – R. Merdanian will contact Fire Department Chief to relocate the table, file cabinet, and miscellaneous boxes from the office. A. Cope made a motion to allow V. Graf to locate an economically suitable desk for the office and to bring that information back to the May meeting, M. Carson seconded; motion carried.
-Approval to get Wi-Fi in Community Center – for official use only – A motion was made by A. Cope, seconded by M. Carson, to check with Goldenwest regarding options and prices and bring this information back to the May meeting; motion carried.
-Approval of Town Clerk to Attend 2021 Finance Officers School in Pierre on June 9-11, 2021 – A. Cope made a motion to approve V. Graf to register and attend the 2021 Finance Officers School in Pierre, June 9-11, 2021, seconded by M. Carson; motion carried.
Pay Claims – GENERAL: SD 811, $7.35, Message Fees; Fall River County Herald Star, $150.69, Publications; Lynda Sue’s Paint/Snow Removal, $427.50, Snow Removal; Anita Cope, $22.95, Certified Letter Postage; Sue Hunt, $52.50, CC Cleaning Wages; Black Hills Electric Cooperative, $608.47, Town Electricity. WATER: Dynamic Solutions, $4,102.00, Materials - Water Building; Doug Burdette, $302.45, Assistant Water Superintendent Wages; Fall River Water User’s District, $1,028.21, Town Water Usage; Golden West Telecomm, $45.20, Water Building Phone; Roy Merdanian III, $701.86, Water Superintendent Wages; Core & Main, $4,209.47, Water Project Supplies; Core & Main, $97.47, Water Project Supplies; Roy Merdanian III, $250.00, Reimbursement - Excavator Rental; Dakota Pump, $459.18, Setting Update - pressure switch/alarm; Dynamic Solutions, $181.00, Materials - Water Building; Dynamic Solutions, $1,025.00, Labor - Water Building; Midcontinent, $72.95, 1st Qtr. Water Testing; Black Hills Electric Cooperative, $109.52, Water Electric Bill; Town of Oelrichs, $0.50, Community Center Water Usage.
Motion was made by A. Cope to pay all claims, M. Carson seconded; motion carried.
Water Report – Samples remain good. Trying to find a leak somewhere in the main line. Dynamic Solutions finished up the installation of insulation in the water shed. Update regarding DENR and water project was given. R. Merdanian III requested permission to purchase a small propane heater for the water shed in case electricity should go out.
A. Cope made a motion to approve the purchasing of a small propane heater and to approve the water report, M. Carson seconded; motion carried.
Public Works Report – Due to recent high winds, there were a couple town signs that needed repaired. Discussion was held regarding future road grading options. Three (3) bids were received from Dynamic Solutions which conveying three (3) different options regarding the construction of a cleaning supply closet for the Community Center; Before a final decision is made about the best storage option, R. Merdanian III will bring costs for each bid to the May meeting.
A. Cope motioned to accept the Public Works Report, M. Carson seconded; motion carried.
Treasurer’s Report – March General checking beginning balance $8,328.58; credits $3,450.48; debits $2,232.93; ending balance $9,546.13.
March Water Fund Checking beginning balance $59,158.82; credits $19,262.06; debits $6,573.61; ending balance $71,847.27.
March Maintenance checking beginning balance $9,320.13; credits $100.08; debits $0.00; ending balance $9,420.21.
March Money Market savings beginning balance $21,598.95; credits $0.18; debits $0.00; ending balance $21,599.13.
March Water Fund Savings beginning balance $18,184.60; credits $350.16; debits $0.00; ending balance $18,534.76.
March Water Deposit beginning balance $5,060.89; credits $.05; debits $0.00; ending balance $5,060.94.
March Water Reserve beginning balance $8,669.40; credits $.07; debits $0.00; ending balance $8,669.47.
A. Cope moved to approve the Treasurer’s Report, M. Carson seconded; motion carried.
Town Clerk’s Report – Town mail and correspondence were shared.
A motion was made by A. Cope, seconded by M. Carson, to approve the Town Clerk’s Report; motion carried.
Old Business: Opening of Bids – There were no bids submitted for snow removal or road grading at this time.
Town of Oelrichs Ordinances – The second reading of Chapters 1 and 2 and the first reading of Chapters 3-7 of the ordinances for the Town of Oelrichs was conducted. Typos and grammar errors were found in Chapters 1 and 2 with no content changes at this time; first reading of Chapters 3-7 found typos and grammar errors along with some content revision. Third reading and approval of corrected Chapters 1 and 2 will be accomplished at the May meeting; Second reading of corrected and updated Chapters 3-7 will occur at May meeting. Council members and staff were instructed to review Chapters 8-11 for first reading at May meeting.
7:30 p.m. – Approval of Malt Liquor License Applications – Tabled until May meeting.
Delinquent Water Bills Report – No new delinquent water bills to report.
Executive Session: Not at this time.
Adjournment: J. Messinio made a motion to adjourn at 8:40 p.m., M. Carson seconded; motion carried.
The next Regular Meeting of the Oelrichs Town Board will be May 11, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. at the Oelrichs Community Center.
/s/Valarie J. Graf
Valarie J. Graf, Town Clerk
Published once at the total approximate cost of $87.57
Published: April 29, 2021