Fall River County Approved Minutes Of July 1, 2021
The Fall River Board of County Commissioners met in regular session on July 1, 2021. Present: Joe Allen, Les Cope, Joe Falkenburg, Heath Greenough, 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; none were 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 Allen, to approve the agenda as written.
Motion made by Russell, seconded by Greenough, to approve the minutes for June 17, with correction to reflect Russell not Greenough seconding the motion on the Floyd’s Truck quote and the minutes for June 22, 2021.
Motion made by Greenough, seconded by Russell, to approve pay raises for Tamra Dee (DOE), $14.00 to $16.00, (1040 hours), evaluation review, effective June 21, 2021; Casey Raskiewicz (Highway Department), $17.05 to $18.05 (2080 hours), effective June 2, 2021; Clayton Steinmetz (Highway Department), $16.05 to $17.05 (2080 hours), effective July 5, 2021, and longevity pay for Eric Shull (Highway Department), $25 per month, effective for July payroll, all items as per union contract.
Motion made by Cope, seconded by Russell, to approve setting a hearing for off-sale liquor license for Coffee Cup Fuel Stop #9, on July 15, 2021 at 9:30 a.m.
Frank Maynard, Emergency Management, met with the board to update them that the Local Emergency Operations Plan (LEOP) has been updated to reflect any changes and the Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan (PDM) was adopted by the Commission earlier this year. This will remain in effect for five years, with yearly reviews.
Maynard attending the CMRCS training and participated in the CTP/ASFPM webinar. Workers comp costs may now be included in the LEMPG funding. The county will receive 50% reimbursement for this cost. Maynard also reported on fires and incidents.
Lyle Norton, Deputy Sheriff, met with the board. Motion made by Greenough, seconded by Allen, to approve hiring Paula Heimgartner, dispatch, $16.00 per hour, effective July 12, 2021, as per union contract.
Norton also reported that there are 12 males and 1 female in the Fall River County Jail, with 1 male in the Pennington County Jail, for a total of 14 inmates.
Dan Cullen, Veteran’s Service Officer, met with the board to present his 2022 budget and his 2nd quarterly report. Cullen reported on attending a VA Congressional forum on veteran’s affairs by teleconference, CPR training, meeting with a Keystone Treatment Center Rep to talk about veteran programs, filing claims and additional benefits with veterans, filing for military records and handing out State Veterans Home applications to Veterans. Cullen filed 153 disability and/or pension claims with the South Dakota State of Veterans Affairs. Over $387,000 of disability or pension awards were given this quarter.
Wesley Wood, Maintenance, met with the board. Motion made by Russell, seconded by Cope, to approve the quote for the 2017 John Deere Z345M lawn mower, in the amount of $1,800.00, with a 50/50 cost split between the highway department.
Malisa Niles, Soil Conservation District, met with the board to advise them that the Fall River Conservation District works in conjunction with NRCS, on current grants and programs in the county, bringing in $287,347.00 through a ‘Keeping Soils in Fall River’ program and partnerships involving tree thinning and boat inspections. A combination of the last 3 years (with projected current year) results in a total of $1,691,685 brought into the county through the local NRCS office, with assistance of the FR Soil Conservation District.
The following people met with the board to present their 2022 budget requests:
Frank Gregg, Edgemont Senior Center and Edgemont Senior Meals
Julie Birner, Addiction Recovery Center of the Black Hills
Audrey Nordine, 211
Dawn Johnson, Hot Springs Public Library
The hearing for crushed gravel or stone surfacing bids was held as advertised. The following bids were received:
Fisher Sand & Gravel, ND $5.42/ton County pit - Edgemont
$11.95/ton Collins pit
KD Contractors Inc. HS, SD $6.49/ton County pit - Edgemont
$5.49/ton Limestone pit
Western Construction Inc. RC, SD $5.74/ton County pit - Edgemont
Motion made by Allen, seconded by Russell, to table accepting the bids until the July 15, 2021 meeting, to allow for review by Highway Superintendent and State’s Attorney.
Motion made by Allen, seconded by Greenough, to approve the bills as follows:
General Fund: A & B Welding Supply Co., Welding Supplies/Lease, $57.12; American Family Assurance, American Family Assurance, $549.16; Axon Enterprise, Inc., Tasers, $17,661.00; Bob Barker Company Inc, Supply, $91.20; Black Hills Chemical, Supply, $227.38; Brumbaugh & Quandahl, P.C., Garnishment, $36.36; Bomgaars Supply, Supply, $68.90; Boston Mutual Life Ins Co, Life Insurance, $32.76; Cameron, George, Court Reporter, $26.60; Century Business Leasing, Copier Lease And Usage, $805.18; Credit Collection Bureau, Collections, $32.81; Delta Dental Plan Of Sd, Delta Dental, $2,424.00; Eftps, Eftps Payroll Taxes, $41,289.47; Executive Mgmt Finance, Bit Network Fees, $112.75; Fall River Auto Supply, Supply, $124.70; Fall River Health Service, Inmate Medical, $137.90; Farrell, Farrell & Ginsbach, Caaf, $307.95; Fall River County Herald, Publication, $90.00; Goff, Garland Lee, Mental Illness, $2,169.40; Heavy Highway Fringe, Insurance Fees, $615.00; Hobart Sales & Service, Repair, $1,019.50; Hot Springs Ace Hardware, Supply, $114.88; Horn Law Office, Mental Illness, $217.80; Hot Springs Automotive, Supply, $34.71; City Of Hot Springs, July-Dec Hangar Rent, $1,200.00; Iowa Laborers District, Health Insurance, $21,081.00; Kennedy Pier & Knoff Llp, Mental Illness, $138.60; Liuna Laborers Local 620, Union Dues, $325.00; Massa Dental Offices Pc, Inmate Medical, $107.00; Mcnemar, Kim, Qmhp Exam, $300.00; Messerli & Kramer, Garnishment, $610.39; Nationwide Retirement Sol, Nationwide Retirement, $500.00; New York Life Insurance, New York Life Insurance, $65.00; Nicholas Towing, Towing, $171.00; Norton, Tina, Contract Nurse Inmate, $1,400.00; Child Support Payment Cnt, Child Support, $655.00; O’neill, Justin, Caaf, $2,307.34; Otis Elevator Company, Service Contract, $437.04; Quill Corporation, Office Supplies, $242.18; Reliance Standard Life, Vision Plan, $225.36; City Of Rapid City, Blood Draws, $240.00; Sd Dept Of Rev & Reg., Title Fee, $21.20; State 4-H Office, State Fair Admission, $27.50; Sd Office Of Child&Family, Quarterly Public Hearing, $1,634.75; Sd Retirement System, Sdrs Contribution, $19,957.14; Servall, Rug/Uniform Service, $429.15; Skinner, Matthew L. Pc, Caaf/A&N, $8,734.70; Smilemakers, Supply, $45.98; Sonny’s Super Foods, Supply, $95.36; Electrical Engineering, Semi-Annual Inspection, $629.00; United Way Black Hills, United Way Donation, $60.00; Verizon Wireless, Cell Phone Plan, $505.46; Wendell’s Garage, Maintenance, $232.50; Bastian, Tracy, Pilot, $100.00; Behrens, Donna, Mileage Reimbursement, $1.26; Miles, Sasha, Blood Draws, $450.00; Commissioners, June Salaries, $4,100.00; Auditor’s Office, June Salaries, $19,073.46; Auditor’s Office, Overtime, $196.29; Treasurer’s Office, June Salaries, $14,499.18; Treasurer’s Office, Overtime, $446.68; State’s Attorney’s Office, June Salaries, $13,605.63; State’s Attorney’s Office, Overtime, $745.72; Maintenance, June Salaries, $8,754.28; Maintenance, Overtime, $73.59; Assessor’s Office, June Salaries, $20,371.01; Assessor’s Office, Overtime, $333.46; Register Of Deeds’ Office, June Salaries, $10,982.66; Register Of Deeds’ Office, Overtime, $28.54; Veteran’s Service Office, June Salaries, $4,013.36; Gis Office, June Salaries, $3,960.15; Sheriff, June Salaries, $32,555.32; Sheriff, Overtime, $3,405.55; Jail, June Salaries, $25,828.37; Jail, Overtime, $2,692.11; Coroner, June Salaries, $300.00; Nurse’s Office, June Salaries, $3,758.67; Nurse’s Office, Overtime, $25.86; Extension Office, June Salaries, $2,628.00; Extension Office, Overtime, $6.00; Weed & Pest Office, June Salaries, $6,832.82; Total For General Fund: $310,392.15
County Road & Bridge: A & B Welding Supply Co., Welding Supplies/Lease, $71.37; American Family Assurance, American Family Assurance, $326.28; Bomgaars, Supply, $65.54; Butler Machinery Co., Supplies/Repairs, $1,835.05; Central Body Shop, New Windshield, $235.00; Dale’s Tire & Retreading, Tire Parts/Supply, $39.70; Delta Dental Plan Of Sd, Delta Dental, $440.50; Diesel Machinery, Inc, Supply, $150.33; Floyd’s Truck Center, Repairs/Parts, $70.19; Eftps, Eftps Payroll Taxes, $9,272.77; Fall River Auto Supply, Auto Parts/Repair, $237.18; Gibson, Carlo, Clothing Allowance, $150.00; Grossenburg Implement, Inc, Equipment, $1,800.00; Heavy Highway Fringe, Insurance Fees, $150.00; Hot Springs Ace Hardware, Supply, $26.55; Hot Springs Automotive, Auto Supply Parts, $477.30; Ricoh Usa Inc, Contract Service, $75.00; Iowa Laborers District, Health Insurance, $4,332.00; Liuna Laborers Local 620, Union Dues, $125.00; Mg Oil, Inventory/Supply, $1,225.38; Nebraska Child Support, Child Support, $600.00; Nelson’s Oil & Gas Inc., Utilites, $42,341.16; Reliance Standard Life, Vision Plan, $25.32; Rushmore Communications, New Radios/Repairs, $8,916.93; Safety-Kleen Systems, Inc, Supplies, $124.47; Sd Retirement System, Sdrs Contribution/Special Pay Plan, $20,765.58; Seiler, Randy, Cell Phone Reimbursement, $75.00; Highway Department, June Salaries, $40,171.21; Highway Department, Overtime, $15,975.76; Total County Road & Bridge: $150,100.57
911 Surcharge Reimbursement: American Family Assurance, American Family Assurance, $67.21; Century Business Leasing, Copier Lease And Usage, $101.43; Credit Collection Bureau, Collections, $302.86; Delta Dental Plan Of Sd, Delta Dental, $418.30; Eftps, Eftps Payroll Taxes, $4,672.08; Heavy Highway Fringe, Insurance Fees, $90.00; Iowa Laborers District, Health Insurance, $2,693.50; Liuna Laborers Local 620, Union Dues, $75.00; Reliance Standard Life, Vision Plan, $6.33; Rushmore Communications, New Radios/Repairs, $220.00; Sd Retirement System, Sdrs Contribution, $2,451.06; Verizon Wireless, Cell Phone Plan, $42.05; Dispatch, June Salaries, $19,197.21; Dispatch, Overtime, $1,228.47; Total For 911 Surcharge Reimbursement: $31,565.50
Emergency Management: Eftps, Eftps Payroll Taxes, $1,522.73; Hot Springs Automotive, Supply, $57.46; Quill Corporation, Office Supplies, $59.97; Rushmore Communications, New Radios/Repairs, $2,876.51; Sd Retirement System, Sdrs Contribution, $616.82; Electrical Engineering, Semi-Annual Inspection, $250.00; Verizon Wireless, Cell Phone Plan, $84.10; Fr Emergency Management Office, June Salaries, $5,140.22; Total For Emergency Management: $10,607.81
L.E.P.C. Grant (Fed/State Grants): Jensen, Ed, Field Spotter, $60.00; Total For L.E.P.C. Grant (Fed/State Grants): $60.0024/7
Sobriety Fund: Eftps, Eftps Payroll Taxes, $297.80; 24/7 Office, June Salaries, $8,527.15; Total 24/7 Sobriety Fund: $8,824.95
Courthouse Building Fund: Wilson Electric, Service, $147.90; Total For Courthouse Building Fund: $147.90
Total Paid Between 6/18/21 And 7/1/21: $511,698.90
Break was taken at 10:08 a.m. and the meeting reconvened at 10:15 a.m.
Public comment was heard from Susan Henderson about the possible ag valuation increases, the upcoming solar farm project and the permits that Powertech has yet to obtain.
Brett Blessing, Highway Foreman, met with the board. Motion made by Greenough, seconded by Allen, to approve the Golden West application for permit to occupy county highway right-of-way from an existing vault near 13295 N Angostura Rd. to the driveway to 13297 N Angostura Rd.
Blessing updated the board that Oelrichs Main Street was scheduled for the asphalt overlay on main street July 6, 2021, that the truck in Rapid City would be back soon, and that 1 tanker is ready for fire season, with 1 tanker having an issue with a pump. Discussion was held on fires, number of highway employees and grading roads during dry conditions.
Sue Ganje met with the board to present her Auditor and Election 2022 budgets.
Dustin Ross, Andersen Engineers, met with the board. Motion made by Greenough, seconded by Allen, to approve the following resolution:
Fall River County Resolution #2021-34
A Plat of Lots 1R, 2R, 3R, 4R, 5R, and 6R of Crosswind Subdivision, located in the NW1/4NE1/4 of Section 10, T8S, R6E, BHM, Fall River County, South Dakota
Formerly Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6
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 1st day of July, 2021.
/s/Joe Falkenburg, Chairman
Fall River County Board of Commissioners
Fall River County Auditor
Discussion was held on the American Rescue Plan and use of funds. Possible uses are: 1) Isolation or quarantine including ventilation improvements within congregate living facilities (e.g. incarceration settings) 2) premium pay for essential workers 3) expenses for the improvement of ventilation systems in congregate settings 4) public health facilities, or other public facilities and 5) assisting with the negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic within Fall River County through potential loans, grants or in-kind aid. Now is the time to ask questions to see if there are additional things that can be included, other than the designated items.
Susie Hayes, Director of Equalization, met with the board to provide updates on vehicles, noting they will keep the black Durango, the board can surplus the white Durango. There is hail damage on the new Subaru and quotes have been received; it will be turned into insurance. Hayes will be getting decals for the Durango and the Subaru.
The commission asked Hayes to write a letter to the editor to explain why the county has been working on agriculture values with the Department of Revenue and why they held the special meeting on the issue.
Jon and Nancy Jordan, who have partnered with 3 other ranch families to work on agriculture values, met with the board and gave a power point presentation on how ag land values are created. They noted issues with the soil survey and the worksheet that is used to create the top dollar for crop and non-crop land. In the detailed review he gave on the process for valuations, he noted that for corn and grain harvesting, the number of acres planted, along with acres harvested is used in the calculations. For hay, the number of acres planted is not used. (Full coverage of this discussion is on the county video on the website.)
The board gave their appreciation for the presentation, with Jordan noting other items that he could come back and discuss. The board recommended that Jordan and Hayes work together to try to compile the information they already have and provide more information for the future.
Motion made by Greenough, seconded by Russell, to enter executive session, as per SDCL 1-25-2(1) for personnel purposes for a 6-month review for the Treasurer at 11:40 a.m.
The Board came out of executive session at 12:20 p.m.
Motion made by Greenough, seconded by Allen, to approve a $4,000.00 salary increase for Treasurer Teresa Pullen.
Motion made by Greenough, seconded by Russell, to adjourn at 12:21 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 $183.33
Published: July 22, 2021