Proceedings_Fall River County June 23, 2022

Proceedings

Fall River County Approved Minutes of June 23, 2022
The Fall River Board of County Commissioners met in regular session on June 23, 2022. Present: Joe Allen, Les Cope, Joe Falkenburg, Deb Russell and Sue Ganje, Auditor. Heath Greenough was absent.
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 Allen, seconded Russell, to approve the agenda as written.
Motion made by Russell, seconded by Allen, to approve the minutes for May 5, May 19, June 3 and June 9, 2022.
Motion made by Russell, seconded by Allen, to approve the May 2022 Auditor’s Account with the Treasurer as follows:
Auditor’s Account With The County Treasurer:
To The Honorable Board Of Fall River County Commissioners: 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 2022.
Total Amount of Deposit in First Interstate Bank, HS: $2,097,740.26
Total Amount of Deposit in First National Bank, Lead: $1,000.00
Total Amount of Deposit in First National Bank-ARP Checking, Lead: $1,000.00
Total Amount of Cash: $1,314.42
Total Amount of Treasurer’s Change Fund: $900.00
Total Amount of Checks in Treasurer’s Possession Not Exceeding Three Days: $20,248.01
Savings: First Interstate Bank, HS:$775,042.11; First National Bank of Lead: ICS Acct$1,048,455.29; First National Bank of Lead-ARP ICS Acct$439,557.04; First National Bank of Lead-RAI MM Acct$40,916.84
Certificates Of Deposit: First Interstate, HS:$651,715.92; Black Hills Federal Credit Union, HS: $250,000.00; Schwab Treasury: $275,382.46; First National Bank, Lead: $315,294.45; Black Hills Community, Rapid City: $823,332.41; Liberty National, Sioux Falls: $4,071,779.21
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: Leneaugh, Jarrett: $812.43
Total: $10,815,025.85
Dated This 31st Day of May 2022.
/s/Sue Ganje, County Auditor of Fall River County
/s/Teresa Pullen, County Treasurer of Fall River County
County Monies: $10,171,222.65
Held for other Entities: $441,922.82
Held in Trust: $201,880.38
Total: $10,815,025.85
The above balance reflects county monies, monies held in trust, and monies collected for and to be remitted to other entities: schools, towns, and state.
The Board reviewed a letter drafted by Chairman Falkenburg. Motion made by Cope, seconded by Allen, to approve the America the Beautiful letter and authorize the Chairman to sign.
Motion made by Russell, seconded by Allen, to surplus to junk an air conditioner, #01179, Clerk of Courts.
Motion made by Russell, seconded by Cope, to set a supplement and contingency transfer hearing for July 7, 2022 at 9:30 a.m.
There were no applicants for county assistance.
Bob Evans, Sheriff, reported to the Board that Attorney General’s Official Opinion N0. 97-03 determines the arresting officer should be the party responsible for transporting individuals. Currently the Sheriff’s Department has been transporting individuals for other entities but would like the Board to support a change to transport by the requesting officer and start charging entities that are unable to do their own transports. The County may still be responsible to transport juveniles. The Board agreed to the change to follow the AG’s opinion, and recommended the Sheriff speak with the other entities about a charge for transports in the future.
Evans also discussed the need for hospitals or clinics to attempt to bill an individual’s insurance prior to billing the county, and to include a denial from the insurance carrier, as per SDCL 24-11-21.1. Evans reported that there are 12 males and 6 females in Fall River County, with 3 males and 1 female in Pennington County, for a total of 22 inmates.
Lily Heidebrink, Director of Equalization, met with the Board. Motion made by Russell, seconded by Cope, to approve hiring Carly Weishaupl–Freitag, $13.00 per hour, effective July 5, 2022, as per union contract.
Heidebrink presented her 2023 budget and updated the Board that after reviewing certain codified laws, the Director of Equalization office will start valuing properties at whatever level of completion as of the November 1 assessment date each year, rather than waiting until buildings are at 50% completion.
Dave Weishaupl, Building Supervisor, presented his 2023 budget. Discussion was held on the white Durango; the Board asked Weishaupl to check for needed repairs and provide an estimate at a future meeting.
Liz Allen, Coroner, presented her 2023 budget.
Teresa Pullen, Treasurer, reported to the Board that at the end of January there will be 15 properties for the next tax deed auction. The Treasurer’s office is currently working on 32 properties. Two properties may involve evictions, one in Edgemont and one in Hot Springs. Notice(s) to Quit will be served and may involve court action if needed.
Pullen presented her 2023 budget.
Brett Blessing, Highway Department, met with the Board and presented fuel quotes as follows:
5/3/22 Fuel Quotes - 8,000 Gallons Diesel
Nelson’s: $4.25/gallon
MG Oil: No Bid
PJ’s: No Bid
Motion made by Russell, seconded by Allen, to approve the low and only bid from Nelson’s for 8,000 gallons of diesel #2 at $4.25 per gallon, for a total of $34,000.00.
Motion made by Allen, seconded by Russell, to approve the May 2022 transfers to reimburse the Highway Department for fuel used or work performed as follows: Sheriff’s Department for $4,584.30; Weed and Pest Office for $691.30; Emergency Management for $153.66; Election for $64.13 and Commissioners for $14.73.
Discussion was held on Shep’s Canyon Road with Jeanine Lecy commenting on the Game Fish & Park’s heavy truck traffic, her request for additional speed limit signs, and noted improvements being made by the state with parking lots and camp sites. There are 129 homes on the road, all other traffic is Game, Fish and Park traffic. Falkenburg will contact the Sheriff to request more frequent patrols on the road, and the County will ask the State for an electric speed monitor. Blessing advised that the Base One project should start July 15, 2022.
Dustin Ross, Andersen Engineers, met with the board. Motion made by Allen, seconded by Russell, to approve the following resolution:
Fall River County Resolution #2022-24
A Plat of Romey Tract 1, located in the NE1/4 of Section 18, T11S, R7E, 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 23rd day of June, 2022.
/s/Joe Falkenburg, Chairman
Fall River County Board of Commissioners
Attest:
/s/Sue Ganje
Fall River County Auditor
Motion made by Allen, seconded by Russell, to approve the following resolution:
Fall River County Resolution #2022-25
A Plat of Rosane Tracts 1, 2 and 3 of Half Note Subdivision, located in the SE1/4SW1/4 of Section 1, T7S, R5E, BHM, Fall River County, South Dakota
Formerly Lot 1 of Tract 2
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 23rd day of June, 2022.
/s/Joe Falkenburg, Chairman
Fall River County Board of Commissioners
Attest:
/s/Sue Ganje
Fall River County Auditor
Joe Allen, Commissioner, reported to the Board that the flood plain issue needs to be resolved on the site of the proposed justice center by working with the City of Hot Springs and Corp of Engineers. The proposed trade of buildings (Tanner building and the County storage building) may not be possible with the area being zoned as residential. Allen noted that Black Hills Meat Company will have access from the north, Discussion was also on Allen and Cope meeting with Tobin Morris of Colliers Securities LLC on financing options. The Board would like to give the Heidebrinks a definite answer on the purchase of their properties within the next two weeks.
Les Cope, Commissioner, reported to the Board on the Black Hills National Forest Plan Revision Draft and that comments will be accepted for the next 45 days. A coalition meeting was recently held with Pennington, Meade, Custer, Lawrence and Fall River counties. Each county will have their own specific categories to research and comment on. Cope will be working with Frank Maynard, Emergency Management, Lance Russell, State’s Attorney, and Nina Steinmetz, Weed and Pest for assistance with Fall River County’s categories.
Motion made by Cope, seconded by Allen, to approve the bills as follows:
General Fund: A & B Welding Supply Co., Supply, $226.64; Cascade Fire Department, Election Rental, $435.00; Century Business Leasing, Copier Lease & Usage, $321.61; Cheyenne Sanitation, Sanitation Collection, $371.73; Correct Rx Pharmacy Serv., Inmate Pharmacy, $78.63; Culligan Soft Water, Rental/Supply, $223.50; Elmore County Sheriff, Civil Service/Tax Deed, $40.00; Executive Mgmt Finance, Bit Network Fees, $42.50; Farrell, Farrell & Ginsbach, Caaf, $3,067.03; Galls, Uniform Allowance, $135.99; Ginsbach, Patrick M., Resolution Board, $45.00; Golden West Technologies, Contract Service, $146.25; Golden West, Phone Bill/Long Distance, $2,114.26; Hot Springs Ace Hardware, Supply, $220.03; City Of Hot Springs, City Water Bill, $682.16; Maricopa County, Civil Service/Tax Deed, $200.00; Massadental Offices Pc, Inmate Medical, $32.00; Mastel, Bruce, Database Setup & Monitoring, $35.00; Mcleods Office Supply Co., Election Supply, $164.22; Meadows, Owen, Election Help, $175.00; Microfilm Imaging Systems, Scanning Equipment Lease, $162.50; Monmouth County Sheriff, Civil Service/Tax Deed, $32.76; Nelsons Oil & Gas Inc., Utility, $3,935.08; Quadient Finance Usa, Inc, Postage, $2,384.55; Pokorski, David, Uniform Allowance, $85.45; Quill Corporation, Supplies, $50.85; Sd Department Of Health, Blood Draws, $1,550.00; Sd Dept Of Revenue, Auto/Mi State Remittance, $60.00; Servall, Rugs And Mats Service, $726.27; Sperlich, Peggy, Election Help, $175.00; Stevens Automotive, Service, $191.04; Theilmann, Laurie, Election Night Count, $50.00; Wendell’s Garage, Service, $477.40; Western First Aid & Safety, First Aid, $531.34; Western Sd Juv Serv Ctr, Juvenile Services, $3,480.00; Devries, Sheila, Election Ride-A-Long, $22.50 Reagan, Rheta, Election Help, $150.00; Cope, Anita, Election Help, $197.68; Aaberg, Wanda M, Election Help, $175.00; Coates, Ed, Election Day Greeter, $175.00; Pourier, Ruth, Election Help, $185.00; Birkholt, Frances M, Election Help, $175.00; Devries, Donald J, Absentee Board, $50.00; Kluender, Linda, Election Help, $175.00; Bowker, Roberta, Election Help, $175.00; Holmes, Georgia, Election Help, $175.00; Kunsman, Pauline, Election Help, $185.00; Burrows, Mary, Absentee Board, $50.00; Burris, David, Election Day Greeter, $150.00; Corbett, Kathleen, Election Help, $206.00; Twiss, Tmara, Election Help, $175.00; Anderson, Pam J., Election Help, $185.00; Batchelor, Laura Ann, Election Help, $185.00; Hansen, Judy, Election Help, $185.00; Halls, Terri, Absentee Board, $25.00; Miles, Sasha, Blood Draw, $300.00; O’Connor, Richard, Election Help, $175.00; Reed, Cynthia, Election Help, $191.72; Martin, Miriam, Election Help, $189.28; Strauser, Garry, Election Help, $175.00; Adelona, Ebun, Election Help, $175.00; Engelbrecht, Barbara, Election Help, $150.00; Mcdaniel, Priscilla, Absentee Board, $55.00; Wittmeier, David, Election Help, $181.72; Fitzgerald, Velva, Election Help, $175.00; Foust, Gregory, Resolution Board, $47.50; Bradley-Thompson, Bo, Election Help, $185.00; Symstad, Jeff, Election Help, $175.00; Conger, Lesta, Election Help, $197.60; Niles, Malisa L, Absentee Board, $50.00; Speaect, Anna, Election Help, $25.00; Meister, Jenny, Election Help, $175.00; Bishop, Marcia, Election Help, $25.00; Adler, Kristine, Election Help, $25.00; Peterson, Sarah, Election Help, $150.00; Rowe, Patricia, Absentee Board, $27.50; Denton, Glenn Or Esther, Tax Refund, $629.21; Commissioners, April Salaries, $4,100.00; Election Office, April Salaries, $805.00; Auditor’s Office, April Salaries, $20,243.97; Auditor’s Office, Overtime, $1,179.78; Treasurer’s Office, April Salaries, $16,115.37; Treasurer’s Office, Overtime, $108.85; State’s Attorney’s Office, April Salaries, $14,885.61; State’s Attorney’s Office, Overtime, $671.63; Maintenance, April Salaries, $9,800.38; Maintenance, Overtime, $71.01; Assessor’s Office, April Salaries, $13,563.14; Register Of Deed’s Office, April Salaries, $11,356.83; Register Of Deed’s Office, Overtime, $99.04; Veteran’s Service Office, June Salaries, $4,143.36; Gis Office, June Salaries, $4,090.15; Sheriff, June Salaries, $33,535.41; Sheriff, Overtime, $5,244.25; Jail, June Salaries, $31,370.83; Jail, Overtime, $3,201.96; Coroner, June Salaries, $450.00; Nurse’s Office, June Salaries, $3,986.04; Extension Office, June Salaries, $2,441.31; Weed & Pest Office, June Salaries, $5,502.07; Total For General Fund: $215,695.49
County Road & Bridge: Black Hills Electric, Utility Hwy Electric, $35.00; Cheyenne Sanitation, Sanitation Collection, $74.00; City Of Edgemont, City Of Edgemont Water, $84.10; Golden West, Phone Bill/Long Distance, $257.98; City Of Hot Springs, City Water Bill, $41.69; Highway Department, June Salaries, $39,799.11; Highway Department, Overtime, $1,408.36; Total County Road & Bridge: $41,700.24
911 Surcharge Reimbursement: Golden West, Phone Bill/Long Distance, $763.39; Dispatch, June Salaries, $21,226.68; Dispatch, Overtime, $1,379.11; Total For 911 Surcharge Reimbursement: $23,369.18
Emergency Management: Golden West, Phone Bill/Long Distance, $158.01; Fr Emergency Management Office, June Salaries, $5,295.22; Total For Emergency Management: $5,453.23
24/7 Sobriety Fund: Sd Department Of Health, 24/7 Labs, $208.00; 24/7 Office, June Salaries, $1,062.75; Total For 24/7 Sobriety Fund: $1,270.75
M & P Relief: Microfilm Imaging Systems, Scanning Equipment Lease, $75.00; Total M & P Relief: $75.00
Courthouse Building Fund: Denton, Glenn Or Esther, Tax Refund, $27.73; Total For Courthouse Building Fund: $27.73
Total Paid Between6/10/22 And 6/23/22: $287,563.90
Public comment was heard from Jerry “Sandy” Huddleston about adding 5 more zones to the County’s Ordinance 2019-01, ‘Use of dynamic brake device prohibited’, as well as adding fines. Huddleston would like to see additional signs if the zones are added. Additional comments were heard from Ben Tubbs wanting dynamic brake signs, and a reduced speed limit to 45 MPH, for travel between Coffee Cup and Hot Springs. The Board recommend that Tubbs visit with Rich Zacher at SDDOT. Commissioner Falkenburg spoke of the Tri-State Livestock News printing the Board’s most recent letter to the Governor; he has hope for Ladner at the State level.
Break was taken at 10:07 a.m. and the meeting reconvened at 10:12 a.m.
Motion made by Russell, seconded by Cope, to enter Executive session as per SDCL 1-25-2 (1) for personnel purposes at 10:13 a.m.
The Board came out of Executive session at 10:30 a.m.
Motion made by Allen, seconded by Cope to allow Carol Boche, State’s Attorney office, to carry over into a new leave year, 14 hours of annual leave.
Motion made by Allen, seconded by Falkenburg, to adjourn at 10:32 a.m.
/s/Joe Falkenburg
Joe Falkenburg, Chairman
Board of Fall River County Commissioners
Attest:
/s/Sue Ganje, Auditor
Fall River County Auditor
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