Proceedings_City of Hot Springs June 7, 2021


Unofficial Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the City Council
of the City Of Hot Springs
June 7, 2021
A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Hot Springs, South Dakota, was convened on June 7, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. at the Mueller Civic Center with Mayor Bob Nelson presiding
Members Present: David Burris, Wes Grimes, JR Huddleston, Debra Johnston, Bill Lukens, Larry Pratt, Craig Romey and Caitlin Turner
Staff Present: City Administrator John Gregory, Finance Officer Misty Summers-Walton, MCC Facility Director Chris Kattke, MCC Staff Karl Bochert, and City Attorney Garland Goff
All actions recorded in these minutes were unanimous unless otherwise stated
Agenda: Mayor Nelson requested to amend the agenda by adding effective date of 5/29/21 to personnel item g 5/29/21. Moved by Huddleston, seconded by Turner, to approve the amended agenda
Minutes: Moved by Grimes, seconded by Johnston, to approve the minutes from the 5/17/21 regular council meeting Moved by Romey, seconded by Turner, to approve the minutes from the 5/24/21 special council meeting
Claims: Moved by Romey, seconded by Johnston, to approve the bills in between of $228,480.13
Bills In Between: June 7, 2021: City of Hot Springs, $26,961.89, General Payroll; City of Hot Springs, $10,961.76, Golf Payroll; City of Hot Springs, $8,808.65, Water Payroll; City of Hot Springs, $5,073.78, Sewer Payroll; City of Hot Springs, $10,247.98, Evans Plunge Payroll; City of Hot Springs, $16,695.92, Payroll Deductions; City of Hot Springs, $2,726.37, Council Payroll; City of Hot Springs, $772.26, Council Payroll Deduction; City of Hot Springs, $22,944.92, General Payroll; City of Hot Springs, $12,570.94, Golf Payroll; City of Hot Springs, $8,813.72, Water Payroll; City of Hot Springs, $4,981.34, Sewer Payroll; City of Hot Springs, $11,381.27, Evans Plunge Payroll; City of Hot Springs, $16,263.57, Payroll Deductions; US Bank, $15,810.28, EP Bond Series 2020; Wellmark BC/BS, $31,139.23, Premium; AFLAC, $1,190.08, Premium; Avesis , $212.56, Premium; Delta Dental, $1,223.12, Premium; Dearborn National Life, $120.80, Premium; Heartland Payment Systems, $1,559.76, Evans Plunge Credit Card Processing Fees; Heartland Payment Systems, $320.41, City/Water Credit Card Processing Fees; Hot Springs Fire Department, $7,500.00, Allotment; Credit Collection Bureau, $315.00, Garnishment Office of Child Support Enforcement, $1,298.00, Garnishment; Black Hills Energy, $4,898.50, Monthly Billing; Mark Siebenthal, $100.00, Water Deposit Refund; Battle Mountain Humane Society, $650.00, Monthly Contract/Animal Boarding ACO; Jessica Luther, $1,085.00, Water Meter Reading; Theresa Maas, $605.20, Police Dept/City Hall Janitorial; Dollar General - Library, $42.50, Janitorial Supplies (kleenex, cups, alcohol); Collaborative Summer Library Program, $70.49, Summer Reading Supplies(bags,pencils,stickers); Ace Hardware - Library, $22.49, Cash box w/ key; Blackstone Publishing - Library, $12.95, Audio Book Replacement Disc; Ingram - Library, $262.55, Books; Micromarketing - Library, $540.97, 14 Audio books, DVD; Randy’s Handyman Service - Library, $139.93, Repair Bookshelves; Marco Technologies - Library, $155.94, Monthly Printer Contract; Total: $228,480.13
Moved by Romey, seconded by Burris, to approve the current claims of $302,823.60. Councilman Grimes and Romey questioned the Sonny’s bottled water and Upper Crust Café baked goods purchases, which were made by the recreation department as a thank you for volunteers moving the gymnastics equipment. Grimes, Romey, Turner and Pratt opposed, motion failed.
Motion by Romey, seconded by Turner, to approve current claims of $302,786.37 removing the Sonny’s ($6.98) and Upper Crust Café ($30.25) charges. Huddleston, Johnston, Lukens opposed.
Current Claims: June 7, 2021: 4Imprint Inc, $479.24 - 100 Gildan T-Shirts W/ Logo; A & B Welding, $48.56 - 5Yr Renewal Fee Oxygen Tank; Ace Hardware, $1,453.96 - Air Chuck, 2 Blank Covers, 3 Wall Plates,Switch, Gfi Outlet, Elec Tape,Cover Boxes, Fastner, Potting Soil, Sandspong, Rub, compound, Tape, Fiberglass Spreaders, Sandpaper,Caulk, Chain, Sprinkler, 3 Couple, Seafoam Motor Treatment, Fasteners, Pens, Nipples,Pail, Memo All-Weather, Trash Bgs, Scissors,Ziplock Bgs, Anchors, Caulk, Projector Cables, Trash Bgs,Expo Dry Eraser,Dry Markers,Tape,  4 Stakes, Pvc Cement, Nails, Pipe Cleaner,Snap Links, Gunk Remover,Adhesive, Marking Paint, 2 Bulb, Sponge,Toilet Treatment, 100’ Fence, Sprinkler, Fasteners, Command Hooks,Cir Saw Blade, 5 Pop Up Sprinklers, Killzall, Saw Blade,Recip Torch,Torx Bit, Multiscrew, Hole Saw, 20 Bg Mulch, 3 Carpet Cleaner, 8 Bg Mulch, 3 Keys, Bubble Wrap, Markers, H/C Fct Handle, 2 Bulbs, Pipe, Couple, Tees, Bushing, Laundy Det, Soap, File Box, Dividers,Pens,Restroom Cleaner, 2 Bulbs, Drill Bits, Lawn Faucet, Cement Edger, Fasteners, Tie Down Rtcht, Adapter,4 Elbows,Pipe,Coupler, Elbow, Elbow, Pvc Cap, Key, 2Pk Plug-In, Trash Bgs, Rubber Cup Casters, 9 Keys,Padlock, Wire Conn,Wire, Term Ring,Disc Bullet, Term Ring,Conn Cutt, Wire Connectors, Wire Connectors, Divider,Binder, Waste Basket, Cleaner, Brillo, 3 Qt Sprayers,Bleach,Marker, Util Knife, Toilet Treatment, Sponge, Pine Sole, Sofa/Chair Cleaner, 4 Spray Marking Paint, Hose Adapter, Flange, Sharkbites, Drain Cleaner, Hose Barb, Clamp Hose,Hose Flexogen, Duplex Recept, Coverbox,Elec Tape, 3 Marking Paint, Splice Kit, Adapter, Splice Kit, 2 Spray Primer; Alsco, $84.60-Towels,Mops,Urinal Mats; Amerigas, $1,825.72-807.4 Gal @ $2.059 Per Gal, 79.3 Gal @ $2.059 Per Gal; Bomgaars Supply, $786.33-1 Pr Gloves, Pliers, Sillcock Key, Motion Light, Bulbs, Deck Screws,Door Latch,Hinge,3 Corner Braces, Elbow, Clamp, Tire Repair Kit, Step Stool,Peat Moss,Arborvitae X2, 2 Switches, Bleach,Weed Clear,Bug Killer,Paint Brushes,Push Button Switch, Sprayer, Nozzles, Fence, Gasket, Check Valve, 6 Paper Towel; Drill Bits, Battery Zero Turn Toco, 12 - 2 Cycle Oil, 3 Trimmer Heads, Muriatic Acid,Nozzles,Drain Opener, Fasteners, Adhesive,Fuse; Brosz Engineering Inc, $21,600.00-Professional Svc, Project Mgmt Period Ending 5/15/21 Jennings Bridge; Builders Firstsource, $284.56-100’ Tape Measure, 3 Rosettes Blocks, Gate Kit Bracket,Lumber,Cedar Decking; Chadron Youth Baseball, $1,800.00-2021 3 Minor Baseball Teams; 3 Major Baseball Teams; Chamber Of Commerce, $9,105.15-80% Lld 5/1/21 - 5/21/21; Core & Main Lp, $1,200.00-3” Sensus Meter; Cwd, $2,015.19-Candy,Hotdogs,Pizza,Tornados,Kolache, Pretzels; Quat Test Strips,Gloves, T-Paper, P-Towels, Candy,Pizza, Candy,Beans,Pickles,Ham,Bacon,Salads, Sandwiches, Bread Stix, Rolls, T-Paper, Candy, Cheese Sauce,Popcorn,Chips,Pretzels, Bandages,Foam Plates, T-Paper, P-Towels, Chips,Corndogs,Pizza, Buns; Dakota Greens - Custer, $1,689.92-8 Caliper Trees (Cemetery); Dietzler Construction, $159,716.71-Final Pay App Bro8024(00)18-1 Pcn 06Vf, Jennings Ave Bridge Structure Replacement 20-7685; Dollar General -Regions 410526, $138.80-Plastic Forks,3 4Pkg Cellulose,Spray Bottles,Wiggle Eyes,Stickers,Foam Stars, 10 Canvas, 6 Table Covers,Water Colors,Sketch Pad,Glue,Asst Paints, Ribbon Wire, 3 Markers, Water Color Paper, 2 Tacky Glue, Marker, 3 Lysol; E.T. Sports, $8,130.00-Share 2021 Polaris Sportsman 4 Wheeler, Share 2021 Polaris Sportsman 4 Wheeler; Ecolab Pest Elim, $252.52-May Pest Control, Pest Control; Elga or Tracy Etchey, $11.67-Water Deposit #92171; Everett Schlisner, $474.99-Refund Cart Lease; Fall River Register Of Deeds, $10.00-Copies Bf Business Park Covenants; Fall River Auto, $860.64-Cs Carb Cleaner, Fuel, Diesel Treatment; 2 Air Filters, Drill Bit Set, Grease, Coupling, Battery, Ignition Coil, Ignition Coil, Spark Plug, 2 Oil Filters (S21,S22), Lube, Fuel, Air Filters (Se1), Oil, Air Filters (M1), 2 Ea Air,Lube,Fuel, Oil Filters (S28,S29) Floor Dry; Fall River County Herald Star, $945.00-Summer Help Ad (4/1, 4/8), 2021 Welcome Mag, Business Directory Ad, Business Directory Ad; Fall River Veterinary Clinic, $16.00-Small Leash; Fisher Beverage, $614.10-3 24Pk Cn, 2 Cs, 9 24Pk, 3 18Pk,7 6Pk, 6 Cs, 2 6Pk Btl; Gall’s Llc, $209.07-2 Pr Pant, Handcuff Pouch, Pants, 5 Earmuffs; Garland Lee  Goff, $4,874.00-May 2021 Legal Services Rendered; Golden West Tech, $202.50-1/3 Share K. Pile Phone Avaya Set Up, 1/3 Share K. Pile Phone Avaya Set Up, 1/3 Share K. Pile Phone Avaya Set Up; Gregory Foust, $31.50-Mileage Hospitality Training At Crazy Horse 5/3/21; Hills Toilet Service, $50.00-April Port-A-Pot Rental; Hillyard/Sioux Falls, $348.44-3 Cs 100Ct 33 Gal Trash Bgs, Toilet Cleaner, 4 Cs T-Paper; Hot Springs Ambulance Service, $70.00-2 Cpr Class/Recertification; Impressions Rubber Stamp, $35.95-Ballot Stamp; Jirdon, $235.65-10 (5#) Chelated Iron; John Deere Financial, $1,976.89-Hydraulic Troubleshoot Se1, Oil Test Kit; Julianne Standen, $30.00-Hem 2 Pr Pants; Kleinsasser Dustin, $80.00-Umpire 2 Games @ $40 Per Game; Lawrence & Schiller, $4,275.38-50% April Digital Media Efforts; Lighting Maintenance,Contracts, $1,182.96-Difference In Monthly Fee, Difference In Monthly Fee, Lighting Maint Svc; Lynns Dakotamart, $173.37-Bread,Buns,Lettuce, Ice Cream, Ice Cream Toppings, Clorox, Fantastic, Bread,Margarine,Tortillas, Lettuce, Matches, Pork Chops, 16.88 Gal Fuel @ $2.89 Gal; M. G. Oil Company, $5,678.33-Bulk Hyd Oil, 250 Gal Diesel, Gas,Diesel; Marco Technologies Llc, $42.76-Monthly Printer Contract; Mcleod’s Printing&Office Suppl, $10.30-Election Poll Book, Envelopes, Seal; A.M. Player, $1,205.53-49 Shirts; Mulcahy, $1,192.97-Impeller, Seals (Trickling Filter Pumps); Muth Electric, $1,420.36-Repair Runway Pilot Controlled Lighting System, Troubleshoot Awos System; Northwest Pipe, $1,410.23-6 Curb Stop Box, 4 Donut, 2 Sdl W/ Epoxy, 2 Saddle W/ Epoxy, 6 Saddle Tee, Dwv Combo Pipe Fittings, Pvc Pipe, 6 Pvc Sewer 45 Ell; Pepsi, $768.35-4 Soda Bibs, Kickstart,Frap,Bai,Gatorade,Water,Juice, Gatorade, Tea, 8 Cs Water; Quality Brands Of The Black, $1,077.20-4 24Pk Cn, 2 18Pk Cn, 17 24Pk Cn, 4 30Pk Cn, 29 24Pk Can; Radwell International Inc, $291.36-2 Pilot Light Full Voltage 120 Volt, 4 Cap, Pilot Light 30Mm; Rapid Delivery, $14.38-Freight (Oil Sample Kit); River Run Greenhouse, $289.95-10 Plants, 4 Qt, 2 6Pk, 2 Pots - Plants, 20 Flower Plants, 5 Grasses, Potting Soil; Sd Dept. Of Revenue, $21.20-Title Fees 2021 Polaris Sportsman; SD Dept Of Transportation, $134.89-Minnekahta Ave Bridge (Cost Share Portion Of City) Proj#Ob8024()21-1 08Cs, Jennings Ave Bridge 24.292-033 (Cost Share Portion Of City) Proj#Ob8024() 18-1 06Vf; South Dakota Municipal League, $125.00-6/23/21 Budget Training Lukens, Nelson,Varvel, Pratt, 6/23/21 Budget Training Walton; Sams Club, $426.30-Trash Bgs, Paper Plates, Candy, Chips,Chicken, Ribs, Brat, Cookies, Plates, Wrap Film, Chips,Candy,Muffins, Swiffer; Servall, $654.08-Rugs, Towels 4/30/21, Towels 5/7/21, Towels 5/14/21, Towels 5/21/21, Mats, Towels 5/28/21, Towels 5/31/21; Simon North Region Sd, $47,948.54-Base Course, 10.470 Tn 1” Roadstone (Garden Street Leveling), Place 4” Asphalt At Locations Prepared, 495 Ton @ $129, 2” Ballast Rock, 1” Clean Rock; Sonnys, $68.16-4 - 8Pk Gatorade, Ranch Dressing,2 Spray Butter, 4 Gatorade, Dist Water, Laundry Soap; South Dakota 811, $64.96-April Message Fees; Staples, $429.38-Labels, Prong Fasteners, Toner Cartridges, 4 Ballot Self Inking Stamp, P-Towels, Hand Soap, Trash Bgs, 2 Bx (120 Ct) Trash Bgs; Steve Alexander, $68.60-Reimburse Fuel, Highland Travel Plaza, Fireworks School; Stevens Plumbing, $286.41-Urinal/Flush Valve Replacement; Sturdevants Auto Parts, $723.97-Wiper Blade (2019 Charger); Cs Washer Fluid, Foam & Buff Pad, Battery, Core Return, Oil Filter, Carb Spray, Brake Cleaner,Hydro Oil, Isolator Switch (Jet Truck), Fleet Runner, Xl-V (Jet Truck), Starter Solenoid, 6 Valve Stem, Tube, 10W30 6 Gal, 2 Freon (2016 Chargr), Battery (Jet Truck), Toro Thermastat, Spark Plugs, Belt; The Antigua Group, Inc., $224.12-7 Polo Shirts; Trugreen Limited Partnership, $4,439.10-Weed/Feed Kidney Springs, Weed/Feed Flag Park, Weed/Feed High School Soccer, Weed Cemetery, Weed/Feed School St Park, Fertilize & Weed Control; Weed/Feed Centennial, Weed/Feed Chautaugua, Weed/Feed Depot; Turfwerks, $1,004.27-Hub & Wheel (P6); Usa Bluebook, $48.90-Hour Meter, Gasket; Van Diest Supply Company, $4,830.95-T-Nex, Urea, Diammonium, Milorganite, Copper Sulfate,Chlorothalonil, Potash, Vessel, Tournament-Ready Soil Surfact, Milorganite 6-4-0 200 50# Bgs; Verizonwireless, $460.85-Monthly Charges; Warne Chemical, $105.60-16 Sprayer Nozzles; Total: $302,786.37
Moved by Huddleston, seconded by Romey, to approve the Wells Fargo credit card claims of $5,710.91
Wells Fargo Credit Card Claims: June 7, 2021: Zoom - Standard pro monthly -May meetings, $14.99; Travel Lodge Inn - M. Close lodging 4/20-4/22/21  SD Sheriff & Police Chief Conf  Deadwood, $128.00; Amazon - Share 1/3 K. Pile wireless headset system w/ llifter, $59.56; Amazon - Share 1/3 K. Pile wireless headset system w/ llifter, $59.56; Amazon - Share 1/3 K. Pile wireless headset system w/ llifter, $59.57; - Svc chg 3-18 to 4-18-21, $24.99; - Purchased postage, $450.00; - 3 part postage labels, shipping labels, $74.90; River Run Greenhouse - 2 trees, 6 shrubs, $396.92; Amazon - toilet cleaner, $3.47; Amazon - battery charger, $55.91; Amazon - 4x6 flag, $48.90; Amazon - Evapoative cooler, $499.00; Dakota Shell - Fuel,  M. Close work case, travel to Sioux Falls 5/5/21, $42.51; Hieb’s Cenex -Fuel, M. Close travel to Sioux Falls 5/5/21 work case, $50.93; The Spring Store - 4 springs for boom sprayer, $83.56; Oriental Trading Co - 4 picture frames, $125.22; Walmart - 2 bikes, 2 helmet, 3 games, $197.83; Amazon - 2021-2022 wall calendar, $6.98; Amazon - game, $8.95; Amazon - 2 books, $33.58; Amazon - name tags, lanyards, charms, $128.86; Amazon - yard dice game, $26.99; Amazon - books, dvd’s, $379.85; Americinn Lodge & Suites - S. Sogge lodging Pierre SD, $77.00; Lowes - Fence 2- 4x8 wht vnl, 2 4x4 posts, 2 caps, 4 brackets, $251.46; Siemens Industry - New flow meter, main control panel, $1,535.00; American Red Cross - 2 lifeguard certifications, $80.00; The Lifeguard Store - 6 shorts, $417.35; - 12 lanyards, $23.87; American Lifeguard Products - 32 shirts, 12 hippacks, 12 whistles, $350.52; American Lifeguard Products - 12 lanyards, $10.68; USPS - Postage return item to guest (reimbursed), $4.00; Total: $5,710.91
101 General Fund: $2,142.16
602 Water Fund: $456.49
604 Waste Water Fund: $2,142.28
620 Golf Course: $83.56
621 Evans Plunge: $886.42
Communications from the Public: Eileen Ohliger expressed her disappointment with the unprofessionalism at the zoning meeting, mentioning she was not referencing all of the people in the zoning commission. She believes some of her issues should not have been handled in a public zoning meeting. She is looking forward to resolution and shared her appreciation of the council in the handling of her request
Public Hearing: Mayor Nelson opened the public hearing at 7:10 p.m. on the Alcoholic Beverage License Application from Springs Hotel LLC DBA Springs Coffee Kiosk for a retail on/off sale wine and cider license to be used at 602 Sulphur Springs St. No public comments were heard. Councilman Burris remarked that the family has been involved previously in this type of business and shared, he personally has no problem with the request. Mayor Nelson closed public hearing at 7:13 p.m. Moved by Turner, seconded by Burris, to approve the application
Personnel: Moved by Burris, seconded by Johnston, to approve personnel items a-n; Margaret (Peggy) Exum, Interim Library Director, $19.54/hr. effective 6/14/21, Rick Breitenbach, FT Airport Manager, $14.73/hr. effective 6/28/21, Tadd Harder, FT Class I Operator Water Dept. longevity increase to $18.16/hr. effective 6/10/21, David Driskill, FT Library Clerk, step increase to $12.36/hr. effective 6/25/21, Scott Davis, PT Police Officer, $22/hr. effective 6/14/21, Evans Plunge Mineral Springs PT Lifeguards, $9.85/hr.; Drew Douthit, Candra Maciejewski and Zachary Douglas effective 5/26/21, Evans Plunge Mineral Springs, PT Slide Dispatch, $9.45/hr.; Camron Maciejewski, Isaiah Cox, Elizabeth Myers, Bethany Niles, Karina Watson, Lillian Broyles effective date 5/29/21, Southern Hills Golf Course PT Laborer Caden Shanklin $9.95/hr.; Caleb Maciejewski $10.20/hr. effective 5/17/21, Michael DeBoer, PT Airport Class I Maintenance Operator, $9.70/hr. effective 6/2/21, Zachary Schafer, FT Police Officer, resigned effective immediately, last day 5/18/21, Makayla Balgheim, PT EPMS Front Desk, last day effective 6/2/21 Reed Langer, PT EPMS Custodian, terminated 5/23/21, Josiah Hoffman, PT EPMS Custodian, terminated 5/24/21, Ivan Venner, Interim Assistant, Airport Manager transition effective 5/28/21-discussion only
Ordinances: Moved by Lukens, seconded by Johnston, to approve the second reading of Ordinance 1230-An ordinance revising Title III Administration, Chapter 30 General Provisions, §30.22 Finance Officer and §30.26 Public Works Engineer, removing appointed provision and replacing with full time, benefitted hourly or salaried employee. A roll call vote was taken with all members voting in favor
Ordinance 1230
WHEREAS, the City of Hot Springs, pursuant to SDCL 9-19-3 may amend and revise ordinances as may be necessary; and
WHEREAS, the City of Hot Springs has previously adopted ordinances regulating administrative general provisions, which includes specific personnel and their conditions for employment within the City; and
WHEREAS, the City of Hot Springs has identified the need to amend the language of general provision to section 30.22 Finance Officer and section 30.26 Public Works Engineer since the City of Hot Springs no longer appoints these positions, but instead hires these specialized individuals to these positions as full-time employees as either hourly or salaried positions.
THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF HOT SPRINGS, that Title III Administration, Chapter 30 General Provisions; §30.22 Finance Officer and §30.26 Public Works Engineer be revised as follows:
There is hereby created for the city, the office of Finance Officer, who shall be a full-time, benefitted, hourly employee hired by a committee appointed by the Mayor and subject to approval of the City Council, and who shall perform all of the duties of the Auditor and Treasurer as provided by the laws of the state and the ordinances of the city.
(SDCL § 9-14-3)  (Prior Code, § 2-42)
(A) There is hereby created for the city the position of Public Works Engineer, who shall be a full-time, benefitted, salaried employee hired by a committee appointed by the Mayor and subject to approval of the City Council.
(B) The Public Works Engineer’s duties shall include the supervision of all planning, construction and design of public works systems (utilities, including: water and waste water), infrastructure, facilities, storage tanks, chemical injection systems and structures of the city, and such other duties as may be directed by the Mayor. The Public Works Engineer shall assist and work with the Public Works Committee on any projects that they pursue, but the Public Works Engineer shall be answerable to the Mayor and City Administrator.
(C) The Public Works Engineer must be a Professional Engineer registered in the State of South Dakota
(Prior Code, § 2-56)  (Ord. 1049, passed 6-12-2007)
Severability. Not applicable.
Effective Date. This Ordinance will become effective 20 days following publication, which will occur after the ordinance receives second and final reading by the City Council and is signed by the Mayor.
Dated this 7th day of June, 2021
Robert Nelson, Mayor
Misty Summers-Walton, Finance Officer
First Reading: 5/17/2021
Second Reading: 6/7/2021
Published: 6/17/2021
Effective: 7/7/2021
Resolution: Moved by Huddleston, seconded by Turner, to approve Resolution 2021-12: A Resolution to Reaffirm a Citywide Commitment for Clean Water and Water Resource Protection. Member of the public, Brenda Gamache, requested that the City draft a strong letter of opposition to the management board. Grimes abstained
Resolution 2021-12
A Resolution to Reaffirm a Citywide Commitment for
Clean Water and Water Resource Protection
BE IT RESOLVED by the the City of Hot Springs, South Dakota, that we are committed to preserving and maintaining the amount and quality of water for the citizens of Hot Springs and its surrounding environs, and
Whereas: The City of Hot Springs was first developed as a town in the late 1800’s due to its proximity to the Fall River and the abundant natural warm mineral springs within the valley, and
Whereas: The City of Hot Springs has made long-term investments in stormwater management, potable water systems and wastewater management programs and infrastructure to reduce nutrients and pollution in our waters and to protect our vital water resources, and
Whereas: The City of Hot Springs is obligated to preserve and protect the public health, safety and welfare by preventing the pollution of, and maintaining the quality of the water entering in, held within and removed from aquifers serving as the City’s water source, and
Whereas: The City of Hot Springs has stated in its water ordinance that our mission is to provide the City’s water customers with a safe drinking water supply, water for fire protection and an adequate supply of water for our essential daily needs, and
Whereas: The City of Hot Springs finds that any pollution or contamination, willful or not, of our water supply to be a direct threat to our community and its health, safety and welfare, and
Therefore:  Be it resolved that the City of Hot Springs will take necessary action to ensure the perpetual purity and quality of the waters available for use by the citizens of Hot Springs and those the City distributes water to, and
Therefore:  Be it resolved that the City of Hot Springs will notify the State of South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources Water Management Board of our opposition to the restart of uranium mining water permit hearings before the state Water Management Board, and
Therefore: Be it resolved that the City of Hot Springs will commit to support any action from the County, State or Federal Governments aimed at protecting the waters of South Dakota, both surface water and underground aquifers, as a critical natural resource necessary for life.
Dated June 7, 2021
Robert Nelson, Mayor
Attest: Misty Summers-Walton, Finance Officer
New Business: Moved by Johnston, seconded by Huddleston, to reject the 2 bids received on RFP 2021-5 Butler Park Softball Field Fence Replacement project. #1 Garrett Fencing, New Underwood, SD-$50,256, #2 LaCreek Development, Martin, SD-$57,355.66. Bids received exceeded 2021 budget allocation
Moved by Burris, seconded by Turner, to set special meeting on Thursday June 10th at 9:00 a.m. at the Mueller Civic Center to canvass 2021 Municipal election and declare results by resolution
Moved by Turner, seconded by Grimes, to schedule the 2020 Full Audit Readout and discussion on Monday, June 21st at 6pm, before the regularly scheduled council meeting
Moved by Grimes, seconded by Romey, to approve and authorize the Mayor to sign the Agreement for Professional Services between the COHS and KLJ Engineering for Airport project number AIP 3-46-0020-015-2021 (Construct Multi-Aircraft Hangar Building and Site Development) at a maximum amount of $76,415.80
Moved by Huddleston, seconded by Burris, to table the request by Ms. Eileen Ohliger for a carport to be approved for a Temporary Life of Use Permit needed by current resident, Pat Ohliger; to be removed when no longer needed by said resident. Mayor Nelson discussed the request, which is actually a variance request, and that the legal process required with this type of request needs to be followed. City Attorney Goff reviewed the steps necessary. Comments and questions were heard from Councilmen Grimes, Pratt and Huddleston and Mayor Nelson. A roll call vote was taken, Grimes, Johnston and Romey opposed and Pratt abstained. Mayor Nelson advised Ms. Ohliger to go back to the Development Coordinator to submit her application for a variance
Moved by Lukens, seconded by Burris, to approve Jennings Bridge Structure replacement contract change order #3 for project BRO 8024(00) 18-1, PCN 06VF for -$2,991.70, which is a reduction of final quantities of $4,741.70 and the addition of fabrication of reset steel railing of $1,750
Moved by Johnston, seconded by Huddleston, to schedule a public hearing on 6/21/21 at 7:20 p.m. to discuss Ordinance #1231, a temporary ordinance regarding the issuance of local medical cannabis establishment permits and/or licenses
Moved by Lukens, seconded by Pratt, to schedule a public hearing on 6/21/21 at 7:40 p.m. to amend Title XV Land Usage, Chapter 155 Zoning Code adding RV Parks and Campgrounds to the list of permitted uses within the Highway Service District
Moved by Burris, seconded by Johnston, to set a public hearing on 6/21/21 at 7:50 p.m. for the proposed Resolution of Necessity for the assessment of properties located within the proposed Martin Street Water and Sanitary Sewer Improvement District
Moved by Pratt, seconded by Burris, to authorize the designation of three (3) specific areas for temporary RV parking during the Main Streets Arts & Crafts Festival 6/25-27, 2021- to be located along the west-side of River St. between Jennings and Albany Ave. and at lots 329, 333 & 345 at east-side of N. River St. Councilman Lukens stated Public Safety reviewed and concurs with request
Moved by Lukens, seconded by Burris, to approve an automatic budget supplement of $10,106.70 to the Additional Sales Tax Fund (212-21200-42200) for preliminary design engineering for airport multi-unit t-hangar project. Reimbursement revenue received from AIP grant funding #3-46-0022-013-2020
Moved by Johnston, seconded by Lukens, to approve an automatic budget supplement of $1,312 to the Additional Sales Tax Fund (212-21200-42200) for Jennings Bridge Replacement Construction Management. Reimbursement revenue received from BIG grant funding PCN 06VF
Moved by Burris, seconded by Romey, to approve the SD-DOT Permit to occupy right-of-way for RCS Construction Co. at 717 N. River St. for demolition of Wesch-Oak building beginning 6/2/21 for a maximum of 6 weeks
Committee Reports: Committee reports were heard by; Administrative and Finance: Caitlin Turner-Rec. Director request to create Assistant with hrs. paid from her 790/hrs., change time of Council mtgs. to 6 p.m.-will present to new council in July. Next mtg. 7/12, 1 p.m. at MCC. Airport Advisory Committee: Bill Lukens-SD Wildland fire contract for SEAT plane, private hangar lease agreement almost ready, replace AWOS system next priority for FAA entitlement $, changing mtg. to 1st Thurs. Next mtg. 7/1, 8 a.m. at Airport. Custer/Fall River Regional Waste Management District: Larry Pratt- Next mtg. 7/8, 7 p.m. at MCC. Historic Preservation Commission: Debra Johnston-Next mtg. 7/7, 5pm at MCC. Evans Plunge Advisory Committee: Larry Pratt- Next mtg. 6/10, Noon at EPMS. Parks, Recreation, Beautification & Cultural Development: Wes Grimes-cemetery fence replacement, goat grazing issue at School St. Park, Baseball group requesting kids practice field at Butler Park, clean-up of trees & swimming area @ Brookside, depot air conditioner. Next mtg. 7/7, 3 p.m. at MCC. Planning & Zoning Commission: JR Huddleston-Atty open mtg. guidance, E. Oligher setback request, Martin St. water/sewer development, Washington St. Alley, additional living units and potential annexation with reference to 3 mile limit & platting. Next mtg. 6/16, 7 p.m. @ MCC. Public Safety: JR Huddleston-new PD vehicle in, conducting officer interviews, temp. medical marijuana ordinance, public parking signs approved for W side of S. Chicago on Jennings Ave., Daycare ordinance compliance, MCC SD Wildland Fire agreement, overnight parking in parks & parking lots-more signs & enforcement needed. Next mtg. 6/16, 1 p.m. at MCC. Public Works: Dave Burris-realignment of 6th St. creates a pod island KHSB request to work w/City, will be painting curb & pedestrian crossing, Episcopal Church stairs need repaired will be marked “use at your own risk”, Citizen request to move items at Street Shop to improve his view, alley regrade for Dakota & 15th St., code enforcement parking issues-will begin citing violators, dog park has go fund me pg. Next mtg. 6/15, 1 p.m. at MCC. Southern Hills Economic Development: JR Huddleston-Dakota Housing event scheduled for 6/16, 9 a.m. at MCC. Next mtg. TBD. Southern Hills Golf Course Advisory Committee: Bob Nelson-#3 t-box relocation request-buyers of Lot GC-27 would like to see it moved, committee recommending a set of stairs from top to bottom t-box. Next mtg. 7/12, 5 p.m. at CH. The public is welcome to attend committee meetings
Finance Officer Report: Reviewed financial reports thru 5-31. Noted that Municipal Sales tax collection is up $66K or 10% YTD, updated council on election progress, thanked election workers, School Business Manager and FRC Election Asst. for help, updated on Banyan timecard module, still testing and programming, 2020 Audit report and financial statements to be presented at next mtg. Notice of 11% increase from BHE resulting in approx. $28-32K in additional expenses city wide. Discussed upcoming contingency transfer resolution, 1st appropriation ordinance & budgeted operating transfers. Reviewed distribution of 32 donation acceptance forms in support of Library Summer Reading program, thanked generous donors and recognized the work the library staff puts into this program. Discussed upcoming submission of Ordinance revisions done in the last year to American Legal for updates to our online code of ordinances. Reviewed upcoming budget training and 2022 municipal budget preparations.
City Administrator Report: Provided an update of on-going SD-DOT highway 18/385 reconstruction discussions, incl. review of drawings/profiles of new roadway in vicinity of Depot to improve drainage; and the DOT & City construction agreements. The DOT Sept. bid letting event remains on-schedule. Reviewed drawing submittals for CITY PROJECT #NH0385(62)35, incl. PCN 07W3, incl. ISG & FMG component construction, utilities and traffic control sequence. Summarized activities of our Streets, Maintenance, Parks and Utilities Depts., which incl.: WWTP maintenance items at sludge press, flow meter and circulation pump; street & alley maintenance following winter snows and spring rains; cemetery clean-up summary for Memorial Day event; sewer line extension at ACE Hardware location; and assistance with Airport mowing requirements. Reminded everyone of the Library’s Summer Reading Program currently in-progress; Free Dump week underway at City Shop; and employment opportunities with various city departments.
Mayor Report: I want to thank the City employees who worked, short staffed, for the fine job they did preparing the Cemetery for the Memorial Day weekend. As a City we ask a lot of our employees and once again they came through. I also want to thank the many folks that came together to host the 3rd annual family fun day fly in at the airport on June 5th. Once again our City employees for moving tables, chairs and bleachers. Councilman Lukens for emceeing the event, Tracy Bastian for measuring the distances for the flour bag and ping-pong ball drop. Pilots, Ivan Venner, Larry Vetterman, Curt Burt, Clint Buswitz, John O’Connor and Shane Miller. Peter Wilson from the balloon community for providing the balloon for the public to walk through. The Rapid City Civil Air Patrol folks as well as the folks from the Young Eagles Experimental Aircraft Association. And especially the public that found time out of their busy schedules to attend the event with family and friends and made the family dun day fly in a very successful event.
Executive Session: Moved by Lukens, seconded by Romey, to go into executive session under SDCL §1-25-2(3)-Legal at 8:57 p.m. Mayor Nelson, City Attorney Goff, Administrator Gregory, Finance Officer Summers-Walton and Councilmembers Burris, Grimes, Huddleston, Johnston, Lukens, Pratt, Romey and Turner attended. At 9:39 p.m. all present exited the executive session and the meeting resumed
Adjournment: Being no further business to come before the Council, moved by Romey, seconded by Burris, to adjourn at 9:42 p.m.    
Bob Nelson, Mayor
Misty Summers-Walton, Finance Officer
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Published: June 17, 2021

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