Proceedings_City of Hot Springs September 6, 2022


Unofficial Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the City Council
of the City of Hot Springs
September 6, 2022
A regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Hot Springs, South Dakota, was convened on September 6, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. at the Mueller Civic Center with Mayor Bob Nelson presiding
Members Present: JR Huddleston, Debra Johnston, Bill Lukens, Larry Pratt, Craig Romey, Linda Varvel and Melanie Wilson
Members Absent: David Burris
Staff Present: City Administrator Jeff Temple, Finance Officer Misty Summers-Walton, PD Chief Ross Norton, PD Captain Phil Shively, PD Admin Charlotte Shively, Airport Manager Rick Breitenbach, MCC Staff Karl Bochert and City Attorney Garland Goff
All actions recorded in these minutes were unanimous unless otherwise stated
Agenda: Moved by Huddleston, seconded by Pratt, to approve the agenda
Minutes: Moved by Romey, seconded by Varvel, to approve the minutes from the 8/15/22 regular council meeting
Claims: Moved by Johnston, seconded by Varvel, to approve the bills in between of $218,858.21
Bills In Between: 9-06-2022: City of Hot Springs, $25,485.54, General Payroll; City of Hot Springs, $13,760.63, Golf Payroll; City of Hot Springs, $9,305.76, Water Payroll; City of Hot Springs, $4,559.43, Sewer Payroll; City of Hot Springs, $16,179.22, Evans Plunge Payroll; City of Hot Springs, $19,573.78, 941 Payroll Tax Deductions; City of Hot Springs, $3,741.22, Employee Leave Payout Separation; City of Hot Springs, $1,417.58, 941 Payroll Tax Deductions Leave Payout Separation; City of Hot Springs, $2,660.20, Council Payroll; City of Hot Springs, $784.60, Council 941 Payroll Tax Deduction; AFLAC, $1,889.44, Premium; Avesis , $204.35, Premium; Delta Dental, $1,469.96, Premium; Hot Springs Fire Department, $7,500.00, Allotment; Credit Collection Bureau, $262.50, Garnishment; Express Collections, $450.00, Garnishment; Office of Child Support Enforcement, $1,298.00, Garnishment; Rodenburg Law Firm, $219.48, Garnishment; Black Hills Energy, $7,461.23, Utilities; Battle Mountain Humane Society, $2,000.00, Monthly Contract Animal Control & Boarding; LightSpeed, $2,330.77, Golf Course Monthly Credit Card Processing Fee-July; USDA Rural Development, $91,001.00, Semi Annual BF Road Improvement Special Assess Bond; Jessica Luther, $1,085.00, Water Meter Reading; Theresa Maas, $665.20, Police Dept & City Hall Janitorial; Wells Fargo Financial Leasing, $3,553.32, Golf Cart Lease Payments; Total: $218,858.21
Moved by Romey, seconded by Huddleston, to approve the current claims of $303,527.30
Current Claims: 9-06-22: Ace Hardware: 862.81 - Caulk saver foam, fasteners, 1 gal paint, 2 spray paint, 2 water seal, mineral spirits, acetone, GFCI outlet (electrical posts Centennial), Toilet repair kit, 12pk batteries, cord connector, 4 wasp spray, 2 pinesol, P-towels, T-paper,ajax,toilet cleaner,409, clorox cleaner, Flush valve w/ flapper, bolts, gasket, tee,nippes,flange floor,caulk tool, flex glue,concrete patch, Safety paint, faucet aerator, Windshield washer, Conduit, switch pump, tire & tube sealant, Pump siphone (fountain), GFCI receptical Centennial, Toilet treatment, Silicon caulk, Pliers, marking flags, 2 grafitti remover, 1 6pk bungee cords, 2 8pk pens, Pinesol, lava soap, anchor, pic kit, Pole wire, Filter (SC1); American Engineering Testing: 1062.1 - Density & grout testing XO5p utility project, Density & grout testing XO5p utility project; Arley K. Fadness: 21.5 - Book - Capturing Younger Brothers; Banyon Data Systems: 3279 - Fund Acct & Payroll support, Share UB meter device support, Share UB direct payment support, Vault BackUp, Share UB support; Black Hills Energy: 21550.52 - Monthly charges; Bomgaars Supply: 1085.79 - Led worklight, Paint brush, 2 deck stain, 3 bulbs, nipples, elbow,valve, Brush cutter attachment, Boot reliner, 5 t-shirts, Inner tube, Fly spray, Brush/weed knife, Air filter (sprayer mower), Pond dye, pond cleaner, 5 bg peat moss, 3 pkg shop towels, 6 plugs, bulbs, 6 2 cycle oi, 2 t-shirts, 4 pants, Heat shrink tube; Builders Firstsource: 501.11 - 4 GFCI outlets replaced Centennial, 56 60# bgs concrete, Foam insulation, 10 47# portland cement; Chamber Of Commerce: 19043.52 - 80% LLD municipal tax dist 8/1 -8/22/22; Cold Front Distribution: 351.12 - Ice cream concessions; Complete Concrete Inc: 134727.12 - Water main & sanitary sewer replacement pay app #7, Payment app #3 suspended sidewalk, Pay app #4 suspended sidewalk, Water main & sanitary sewer replacement pay app #7; Core & Main Lp: 25879.18 - 5 adpt, mj shoe,mj rw gv, epxy, 4 alpha gv,epxy,4 mj rw gv, 9 megalugs,9 gaskets,72 t-head; CWD: 1757.49 - 2 cs T-paper, Candy,jerky,cheese sauce, popcorn,dots,chips,hot dogs,tornados, pizza, buns, Candy,jerky,hot dogs, corn dogs,chic strips, tornados,pizza, pretzels, Toilet paper, Candy, cheese sauce, chips,pizza, catsup; VAMC: 187 - 17 hrs @ $11 hr; Dakota Fluid Power Inc: 203.42 - Bushings,nipples,elbow,tea, 4 bolt hose clamp,male connector, 5 mega flux return line & suction hose; Dakotas Best Distributing: 361.8 - Liquorice,pretzels; Demco: 170 - 1 pkg (10) dewey divider set; Dollar General -Regions 410526: 62.75 -72 rolls toilet paper, binder; Ecolab Pest Elim: 80 - August Ant program; Fall River Auto: 133.69 - Tie rod end (2005 Dodge Ram accident), Toggle switch (S00), Air filter (sprayer mower); Fall River Health Services: 23 - New employee exam; Fisher Beverage: 1081 - 47 cs beer; Gall’s Llc: 191.06 - 1 pr boots, pants,2 shirts,handcuffs,key holder, Tactical pants; Garland Lee  Goff: 2542.8 - August legal services rendered; Golf Ball Manufacturers Llc: 3433.1 - 225 dz range balls with Springs Coffee advert., 233 dz range balls with EPMS advert.; Greg Seger: 123.45 - Water Deposit #90.598; Hawkins, Inc: 2961.95 - Azone, bleach, alkali; Hills Edge Auto: 359.62 - Diagnose A/C, leaking freon. No repair (1997 Ford f-150), AC unit chg/refridgerant 1988 caterpillar; Hillyard/Sioux Falls: 591.19 - XL gloves,6cs hair/body soap, 2 urnial mats, 10 cs urnial mats; Hot Springs School District: 20 - Band saw blades (surplus sale); I & S Group Inc: 4434.27 - Progress billing thru 7/31/22 suspended sidewalk proj# 18-22567; Innovative Office Solutions: 54.18 - 2 ring binder indexes; J. & D. Precast Inc: 3575 - 2 cone taper,2 dia w/ base invert,gaskets, rolls sealer, mh steps; James Or Kari Webb: 27.59 - Water Deposit #59.1027; John Deere Financial: 371.85 - 2 wheel caps, 6 scalp wheels, wheel caps; Julianne Standen: 20 - Apply 4 patches; KCLO: 416 - 32 4-sec tv Ads Keloland; Ketel Thorstenson Llp: 3083.42 - Prof svcs final billing for audit & preparation of financial stmts, travel expense; Klj Engineering Llc: 1624.9 - Prof svc for period ending 7/30/22, Construction, Admin & Observation multi t-hangar and site AIP 3-46-0020-015-2021; KOTA: 400 - Destination HS tv ads, TV graphic design; L. L. Johnson Dist.: 212.23 - 100 DB splice kit; Lawrence & Schiller: 3205.83 - Mightyhive, July digital media efforts, Facebook, Instagram, Expedia group; Lighting Maintenance,Contracts: 48.24 - Monthly lighting maint. Service; Lyle’s Lock Service: 45.9 - Front door lobby lock repair; Lynns Dakotamart: 45.47 - Epsom salt, vinegar (weeds), LimeAway, Bandaids; M. G. Oil Company: 8354.34 - Gas, diesel, Bulk oil; MARC: 1976.09- Purification pump, Bacterial booster; Marco Technologies Llc: 122.14 - Copier contract August, Copier contract july metered usage, august billing period; Miss Rodeo Sd Pageant: 100 - 1/4 pg MRSD program ad; Northwest Pipe: 34890.45 - Mj sleeves, mj red,megalug restraints, Double strap bronze saddle, 2 repair clamps, Sewer piipe, gasketed ell, tee,manhole frame,manhole cover, 4 mj sleeve, 8 restraints epoxy, 40ft blue pipe, Hydrant, Mj tee, Ball valve, ell, union slip, couple, Gate valve,mj tee, megalug restraints; Pepsi: 1118.86 - 6 cs water, 6 cs water, 2 soda bibs,co2, 9 cs gatorade,2 cs coffee,2 cs water, 3 cs soda, 10 gatorade,2 wtr, 1 tea; Plumbing Heating & A/C Service: 160.99 - Replace pump pressure switch; Pomps Tire Service: 150 - 4 used tires (batwing mower); Prestige Flag: 459.89 - 6 each red,blue,white logo flags; Quality Brands Of The Black: 959.35 - 45 cs beer; Radwell International Inc: 121.89 - Power supply, connector; S.D. Federal Property Agency: 463 - 10 Lg heavy duty 3 ring binders @ $2 each, 3 compactors ldv (wacker packer), 14 tire chains, 4 screw drivers; Servall: 562.03 - Towels 8/26/22, Towels 8/12/22, Change mats, Towels 8/19/22; Simon North Region Sd: 2314.95 - Cold mix (pot holes), base course; Sonnys: 60.33 - 2 bleach, 5 pks gatorade, coffee, 4 gal dist water, butterspray; South Dakota 811: 95.2 - Share of July 2022 message fees; Srixon/Cleveland Golf/Xxio: 208.5 - 6 dz 2 star balls; Stan Houston Equipment: 268.8 - Sonotube forming material, rachet strap (5th St); Staples: 207.43 - Ink cartridge, 2 pkg p-towels, 4k trifold towels,2 swiffer solution,2 bx trash bgs,6 pledge, Dry erase tape; Sturdevants Auto Parts: 296.8 - 2 plug recepticle (S31), 6 wheel nuts, Shock absorber (2008 Durango), Gasket material, Fitting S00, fuel hose, 4 washer fluid, Taillight (1999 Durango), Isolator switch, on/off switch S00, Taillight bulb (1999 Durango), 6-way plug adapter, Altenator (sprayer mower); The Cit Group: 3238.94 - 332 swimsuits; SYSCO: 471.01 - P-towels, t-paper, Apples, burritos,hamburgers,hot dogs, buns; Trugreen Limited Partnership: 587 - Lawn service ww plant, Lawn/weed service Kidney Park; Usa Bluebook: 2117.58 - 6 KOP kits, 6 ball valves, gate valve; Verizonwireless: 512.87 - Monthly Charges; Warne Chemical: 606 - 2  gal Tnex pgr, Bentgrass send; Watertronics, Llc: 2190.89 - 2 2.5” pressure gauges, 15hp 480v ABB drive, programming, 3 fuse (storm dmg); Total: $303,527.30
Moved by Lukens, seconded by Johnston, to approve the Wells Fargo credit card claims of $7,300.71
Wells Fargo Credit Card Claims: 9-06-2022: Amazon - 2 - 3 blade mulching set, $85.54 Amazon - Finger print lifter, 24 pk, $20.20 Amazon - 100  Lg evidence bags, $51.86; LA Police Gear - 1 12pk flashlight batteries, $28.83; LA Police Gear - 2 pr uniform shorts, $69.98; Amazon - 6 scissors, ankle cuffs, laminating sheets, laminating machine, $120.19; Vista Print - 150 insulated cooler tote bags, $449.11; Sams Club - trash bags, $23.78; Sams Club - Candy, coffee, condiments, $102.87; Sams Club - Donuts,candy,chips,jerky, granola bars, $231.24; Sams Club - 3 tier basket stand, desk letter tray organizer (displays), $68.30; - Postage purchased, $450.00; - Svc chrgs 7/18 - 8/18/22, $24.99; SwimOutlet - 96 pr goggles, $647.67; Amazon - K60SP Drain cleaning machine, $1,472.49; Dollar General - 3 gal bleach, $18.00; Dollar General - sugar, birthday candy,memo pads,scissors, $9.00; USPS - Postage to mail item back to guest (reimbursed), $1.44; USPS - Postage to make item back to guest (reimbursed), $10.85; American Red Cross - Lifeguard recertification, $41.00; Amazon - Bromine feeder, $107.50; Amazon - 4 color changing flood lights (waterfall), $59.98; Amazon - 2 pk orange safety t-shirts, $94.95; Amazon - Long sleeve orange safety t-shirt, $10.42; Amazon - Throttle Hand Control kit, $47.99; Amazon - 2 tactical pants, $79.96; Jacks Small Engine - 2 throttle triggers (cut off saws), $22.55; Presidential Pawn/ The Clock Shop - Quartz movemt for clock at Vendor Park, $74.55; UPS - Shipping cost to return aircraft tow bar left by customer, $24.05; Amazon - 4 signal wand LED flashlights w/ safety cone, $27.96; Amazon - HP 3 color toner, $340.60; Amazon - 6pk alcohol, $85.87; Amazon - 100 labels, $10.99; Amazon - dvd, $8.99; Amazon - 50 sheets vinly number labels, $8.99; Amazon - 3pk sprayers, $21.45; Amazon - Microfiber duster, 2pk spray bottles,3 label removers, $44.81; Amazon - Book, $23.78; Safety Signs - 6 no climbing decals, $49.37; Safety Signs - 2 road closed signs, $184.26; Fiix Rockwell Automation - Work Order App, basic subscription 1 yr/ 2 staff, $990.00; Fiix Rockwell Automation - Work order app, basic subscription 1 yr / 2 staff (this is a duplicate payment w/ sales tax included. To be credited back), $1,054.35; Total: $7,300.71
101 General Fund: $4,031.92
604 Waste Water Fund: $85.54
620 Golf Course: $875.30
621 Evans Plunge: $2,307.95
Communications from the Public: Susan Henderson shared her concerns with the Council about the Powertech Uranium Mining Project. 458 people signed a petition to place an initiative on the November ballot requesting that the Fall River County Commissioners designate uranium mining a nuisance in the County. Residents will now have a say whether or not we want this project. She shared some details regarding the different permits issued and the structure ownership and difficulties of Powertech, indicating that ownership is with foreigners who don’t have the best interest of our community or nation in mind. She also shared she has personally visited with EPA representatives questioning why the Dewey-Burdock area, which is approximately 20 acres, is not a superfund site. She was told that because the contamination occurred before the enactment of the EPA it is excluded and therefore not the responsibility of the EPA to clean up. The initiative will be the last item on the ballot in November and she urged Council and everyone in the County to vote YES
Rick Breitenbach, Hot Springs Municipal Airport Manager addressed the Council inviting them to attend a dinner at the Fly-In scheduled for this Saturday the 10th of September
Council Updates: Shelley Hagans-Brown, President of Keep Hot Springs Beautiful reviewed the 2022 Annual Report after introducing 6 of 8 board members that were also present. For the last 16yrs KHSB has been selflessly serving the community and in 2022 216 volunteers logged 1627.75 hours, recycled 3,613 pounds of aluminum and 17,450 pounds of steel/metals. There are 22 business members and 85 individual members currently but they are in need of more members and volunteers. Programs reviewed were the Earth Day Rummage Sale, Great American Cleanup, Super Recycling Events, Volunteer Cleanup Events, Christmas Lights and the Annual Banquet
Public Hearing: Mayor Nelson opened the public hearing at 7:20 p.m. to act on the alcoholic beverage license applications from Frog Projects LLC DBA The Space for an On-Off Sale Retail Malt Beverage & SD Farm Wine License and an On-Off Sale Retail Wine License to be used at 108 N Chicago St. Public comments were heard by Co-Owner, Martin Meyer who summarized their plans to sponsor musical events and other various events at the location. Councilman Lukens noted the timing is impeccable. Councilwoman Johnston asked they planned to allow renters to use the license to which he replied, “No” indicating they would sell the beverages. Hearing no other public comments, Mayor Nelson closed the public hearing at 7:22 p.m. Moved by Lukens, seconded by Romey, to approve the applications. A roll call vote was taken with all members voting in favor
Personnel: Moved by Huddleston, seconded by Romey, to approve personnel item (a) Ross Norton, promotion-FT Police Chief, $29.24/hr.-86% TOS, effective 9/7/22-a roll call vote was taken with all members voting in favor
Moved by Varvel, seconded by Lukens, to approve personnel items (b-p); Justin Richardson, FT Police Officer, $26/hr. 100% TOS, effective 9/12/22, Kenneth Ayers FT Police Officer, $26/hr. 100% TOS, effective 9/12/22, Christine Pogon, FT Library Clerk, $11.55/hr. 91% TOS, effective 9/7/22, Aerial Bochmann, FT Admin. Asst. City Hall, $13.48/hr. 95% TOS, effective 9/12/22, Judy Madsen, PT EPMS Front Desk, $11.20/hr. effective 9/3/22, Abagail Thomsen, PT Recreation Instructor, $11.25/hr. effective 9/19/22, Karen Bingley, FT Asst. Finance Officer, increase $22.35/hr. effective 9/9/22, Billy Morrow, FT Maintenance Foreman, increase $26.36/hr. effective 9/14/22, Josh Priem, FT SHGC Equipment Manager, increase $20.84/hr. effective 9/26/22, Okoye Zimiga-Holloway, FT EPMS Aquatics Director, increase $17.54/hr. 91% TOS effective 9/8/22, Jennifer Phillips, FT Library Clerk, last day 8/27/22, EPMS PT Slide Dispatch; Emma Niles, last day effective 8/18/22, Mya Marshall & Jayla Evans last day effective 9/4/22, Lydia Still, PT SHGC Clubhouse Custodian, last day effective 8/21/22, Recreation PT Instructors; Bobbie Herrington, Leana Dappen, Kimberlee Madron, Denise Haden, Carl Hall, David Merrill, Lyndsay Reetz, Tim Puck, Dana Nachtigal, Alison Ritterbush, Jessica Maciejewski, Allison Allen and Angie Renwick, last day effective 7/30/22, Recreation PT Assistant Instructors, Leana Dappen, SaDell Neuhardt, Brock Schroeder, Connor Kramer, Alyssa Koffler, Jenna Ellis, Peyton Stewart, Alison Ritterbush, Kenadee Maciejewski, Emma Niles, Hilary Lane, Kiera Allen and Kimberlee Madron, last day effective 7/30/22
Mayor Nelson asked new PD Chief Norton to talk about why the two new officers on this agenda chose Hot Springs and Norton shared that both the increase in wages and the 2023 travel/training budget increases were the main reasons
Ordinance: Moved by Huddleston, seconded by Wilson, to approve the first reading of ordinance 1242: 2023 Appropriation Ordinance. A roll call vote was taken with all members voting in favor
Resolution: Moved by Wilson, seconded by Johnston, to approve resolution 2022-20: a resolution to amend birthday party fees at EPMS from $125 to $135 due to increased food costs
Resolution 2022-20
Amend City Wide Fee Resolution
Increase Evans Plunge Birthday Parties Pricing
WHEREAS, the City of Hot Springs, provides services at the Evan’s Plunge Mineral Springs (EPMS) and is supported financially by fees and charges as allowed by South Dakota Codified Law and City Ordinances; and
WHEREAS, the City Council, under the advisement and recommendations of the EPMS Facility Director and Advisory Committee, has reviewed and wishes to amend the pricing for birthday parties due to increased food and beverage costs; and
WHEREAS, the City of Hot Springs previously adopted a comprehensive City-wide fee schedule that will now be updated to reflect the amended pricing as provided in the table below.
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the City of Hot Springs to amend the schedule of fees and charges as provided below:
Description        Amount
Birthday Parties    $135.00
Note: Sales tax may be required on applicable fees and charges. In addition, Evans Plunge Mineral Springs Management reserves the right to create pricing promotions and incentives and shall notify Advisory Committees and the Hot Springs City Council of such.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the above amended rates and fees listed will be effective October 5, 2022 and that all rates, charges and fees shall be fairly and consistently applied, billed and collected by appropriate city staff and departments and shall remain in place and in effect until changed by an act of the City Council.
Dated this 6th day of September, 2022
Bob Nelson, Mayor
Misty Summers-Walton, Finance Officer
Moved by Varvel, seconded by Pratt, to approve Resolution 2022-21: a resolution to surplus excess city property-Councilman Romey indicated the Texaco fuel sign at the Airport was not an Antique and requested to remove the word from the description, he also asked that the buyer be made aware that the purchase involved removal of the sign. Councilwoman Johnston wanted to notify the public that the red doors from the Wesch Oak Building are in the resolution to be surplussed and sold at the online City Auction facilitated by Bradeen Auctions to be held the week of Oct. 26-Nov. 1
Resolution 2022-21
A Resolution to Surplus City Property
BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Hot Springs, South Dakota: to surplus the following City property:
(1) lot of weed trimmers: 5 Echo SRM266T & 1 Husqvarna 325C X Series, Small wooden gazebo topper, Agrifab 38” pull behind leaf collector, Carrier Weathermaker used furnace/AC, (1) lot of nails: (11) boxes of 3” shank & (1) gallon bucket of roofing nails, Large pallet of wooden split rail fencing, Delta Model 10 radial arm saw and table, Table saw, (6) each John Deere tractor weights, (1) lot of 7 metal folding chairs, (1) lot of materials: (14) rolls of felt paper, (1) roll of roofing paper & (4) Pieces of 6” Stove Pipe, Tool Shop cement mixer, 100 lb. propane tank, (1) lot of (2) each 2-wheel dollies, Home stereo system with 2 speakers, K Master B100D Nebco heater, Milwaukee electric impact drill, (1) lot of waste water pumps: (2 fresh) air pumps & (2) trash pumps, Steel chop saw, Trailer dolly, Large metal handicap ramp section, 1979 Chevy Custom Deluxe 30 pickup VIN:CCM33AB734617, 1996 Dodge Ram 1500 VIN:1B7HF13Y1TJ191743, 1982 Chevy Dump Truck VIN:1GTV9E4C1CV578337,2013 Toro MX4260 Zero- turn Riding Mower SER:314001311, 2013 Ford Interceptor Police car (WHT) VIN:1FAHP2MT7DG123571, Antique Player Upright Piano, Antique Scale,  Approx 50’ of 1” Fire Hose, Approx 50’ of 1” Plastic Water Pipe, Lincoln Welder, Antique Clothing Display Rack, Antique Light Poles, Table Saw, Atlas Copco XAS90 Portable Air Compressor Trailer, Red Monroe Salt Spreader, Orange Monroe Salt Spreader, Blue Beall Brand Sewer Tank and Pumps, Fabricated Ladder Rack for a Pickup, (2) each Antique Wagon Wheels, Antique Wood/Coal Stove, Antique Mirror, Antique Oil Lamp w/ 3 Extra Chimneys, Antique Strainer and Stand, Antique Mailbox, Schick Antique Razor and Case, Antique Spring Puller, Wooden Key Holder, Antique Metal and Canvas Picnic Basket, (1) Box of Model A Ford Parts , Wood and Iron Bench, Antique Carpet Stretcher, (1) lot: Water Pump and Fuel Pump, Decorative Paper Towel Holder, Antique Make-up Dresser, (3) each Antique Brass Oil Lamps, Antique Oil Lamp and Chimneys, (2) 8’ Truck Tool Boxes, (2) each Antique Carriage House Doors (Red), (1) lot Band Saw Blades: (25) each 93.5” & (17) each & 124” Band Saw Blades, Gas powered walk-behind leaf blower, (1) LOT misc. cell phones & chargers, (2) Cannister vacuums & parts, Electric typewriter, Electric heater, (2) Boxes HP Printer Ink, Texaco Fuel Sign, Antique WWII German Luftwaffe Flight Instrument – Compass (PN 127-92B-1; Werk: 864434), Indicator, gyro turn coordinator (Model RCA 82A-1, SN T82-0749), VHF receiver Superhomer VHT-3, Antique German WWII horizon indicator (LF 22426; Werk 924121, 127-60 B1), aircraft motorized towbar (Craftsman 8 speed motorized aircraft, Arc Welder(Lincoln 225 amp), aircraft motorized towbar (Supertow motorized aircraft tug), push mower (MTD  3.5HP), hay grapple (GF4X Miller Loading attachment), 18v Dewalt Drill with charger (No Batteries), Cushman utility cart with cage, (1) lot Husqvarna Hand Blowers (2) each, Printer/scanner/ copier, Sharp MX-B201D;
WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Hot Springs finds that said property is no longer useable or suitable for the purpose for which it was acquired; and finds that said property should be made surplus and sold in as-is condition.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Hot Springs, South Dakota, that the above described property be declared surplus.
Dated this 6th day of September 2022
Robert Nelson, Mayor
Misty Summers-Walton, Finance Officer
New Business: DISCUSSION ONLY-Highway 385 construction update-Mayor Nelson summarized the facts discussed during the last weekly meetings, sharing that the contractors are not as far along as they thought they would be due to various construction delays setting them back by a total of 77 days or approximately 3 months. A new phasing and scheduling plan was reviewed with phase 2-S. Chicago from Sonnys to Detroit Ave. occurring Sept.-Oct. the moving into phase 4-S. Chicago from Baltimore to University from Oct.-Dec. DRM will start utility work on N. River St. from Jennings working to the North beginning in Oct. The website has all available updates on the project. Mayor Nelson also shared the additional costs for the additional 1900ft of water line from Minnekahta to Dales Family Restaurant which is $421,923.25
DISCUSSION ONLY-County wide law enforcement-Mayor Nelson shared that both the County and the City have agreed to discussions on a way forward to begin conversations. The Mayor, PD Chief, Sherriff, Sherriff elect, Councilmen Lukens and Huddleston and representatives from the Fall River County Commissioners will meet to come up with something both parties agree to, then the plan is to let Citizens/Residents share their thoughts and concerns as he believes it should be them who decides which direction the City should go with law enforcement
Moved by Varvel, seconded by Johnston, to accept 30,000 gallon propane pre-buy quote and approve 2022-2023 contract/agreement from Enning Propane at $1.84/gallon
Moved by Wilson, seconded by Pratt, to schedule a public hearing at 7:10 p.m. on 9/19/22 for a use permit on review-customary home occupation for Ryan and Stacy Hannah for an in-home carry-out specialty bakery at a future residence to be located at 27474 Galveston Heights St.
Moved by Lukens, seconded by Pratt, to approve a plat of LotGC-27R and Lot GC87R of Boulder Falls Addition, Hot Springs, Fall River County, South Dakota formerly lot GC-27 and Lot GC-87
Moved by Varvel, seconded by Huddleston, to approve and authorize a future supplemental appropriation of $7,000 of Perpetual Care Funds (701) to purchase one (1) new mower for the cemetery, with the concurrence of Cemetery Board
Moved by Johnston, seconded by Lukens, to approve and authorize a future supplemental appropriation of $2,500 from the General Fund (101) unassigned fund balance to the Airport, building repairs and maintenance budget (101-43500-42520) for the installation of a shower stall at the HS Airport. After discussion a roll call vote was taken with Johnston, and Varvel voting in favor and Huddleston, Lukens, Pratt, Romey and Wilson opposed, motion failed
Moved by Varvel, seconded by Pratt, to approve and authorize a future supplemental appropriation of $1,000 from the General Fund (101) unassigned fund balance to the Airport, machinery & equipment budget (101-43500-43400) for the purchase of an additional courtesy car to be used at the HS Airport. After discussion a roll call vote was taken with Huddleston, Johnston, Lukens, and Varvel voting in favor and Pratt, Romey and Wilson opposed, motion carried
Moved by Huddleston, seconded by Pratt, to approve and authorize the Mayor to sign a contract with Missoula Children’s Theater for 2023 Performance Workshop (not to exceed $4,000)
Moved by Wilson, seconded by Pratt, to approve the special sale alcoholic beverage license application from Southern Hills Mercantile for the Climb Hot Springs Octoberfest event to be held at Centennial Park on 9/24/22
Moved by Lukens, seconded by Pratt, to approve an automatic budget supplement of $45,808.82 to Police Department-Vehicle Repair (101-42100-42510) for the repair of 8 vehicles; $18,643.16 to the Water Fund-Vehicle Repair (602-43350-42510) for the repair of 3 vehicles, and $5,257.42 to the Wastewater Fund-Vehicle Repair (604-43250-42510) for the repair of 1 vehicle, all damaged by hail on 6/12/22. Revenue received from SDPAA claim GC2022111391
Moved by Johnston, seconded by Varvel, to approve an automatic budget supplement of $5,115.69 to the Additional Sales Tax Fund-Professional Services & Fees (212-21200-42200) for construction admin & observation of the airport 10 unit t-hangar construction project. Reimbursement revenue received from AIP grant funding #3-46-0022-015-2021
Moved by Varvel, seconded by Pratt, to approve travel/training request from PD Officer LexyJo Deneke to attend the SD Basic Officer Certification Training over a 13 week period from 8/22/22-11/14/22 in Pierre, SD
Committee Reports: Committee reports were heard by; Administrative and Finance: JR Huddleston-robust discussion increasing costs related to water and ww main replacement, working on possible clothing allowance policies PD, maintenance and utilities, postponed raising seasonal annual inc. and longevity % on wages until 2023 budget planning, reviewing 3 pieces of city owned land for possible surplus and sale-Next mtg. 10/3, 1 p.m. at MCC. Airport Advisory Committee: Bill Lukens-Airport Mgr. announced contractor broke ground for t-hangar on Sunday-Next mtg. 10/6, 8:30 a.m. at Airport. Custer/Fall River Regional Waste Management District: Larry Pratt-Next mtg. 9/8, 7 p.m. at MCC. Historic Preservation Commission: Debra Johnston-Next mtg. 9/7, 5 p.m. at MCC. Evans Plunge Advisory Committee: Linda Varvel-Next mtg. 9/8, Noon at EPMS. Parks, Recreation, Beautification & Cultural Development: Larry Pratt-Next mtg. 10/5, 2 p.m. at MCC. Planning & Zoning Commission: Debra Johnston-recommending approval 27474 Galveston Heights-use permit on review-customary home occupation, recommending chgs. to §110.17 classes of license for class a, a-2 & b, progressing on permit approval for Dakota Kind LLC dba Wild Horses Dispensary, Dollar General concrete corrections still in progress, reviewed possible revisions to §30.27-planning commission, annual report, Martin Tract PUD back in progress, Hult homes/Canton St., ADU options being reviewed, annexation planning may require hiring an expert-Next mtg. 9/21, 7 p.m. at CH. Public Safety: Bill Lukens-reminder to attend and comment on county wide law enforcement-Next mtg. 9/8, 2 p.m. at MCC. Public Works: Craig Romey-discussed possible ADA ramp near Massa Dental, ADA accessible sidewalk at N. end of Centennial park, irrigation around depot building and 2 large pod areas, Evans St. property clean up-Next mtg. 9/13, 1 p.m. at MCC. Southern Hills Golf Course Advisory Committee: Jeff Temple-reviewing current fees/charges and fee structure. PJ is currently working recommendations into the new POS system and will review and forward the recommended 2023 structure after the October meeting. Next mtg. 10/10, 6 p.m. at SHGC Clubhouse. The public is welcome to attend committee meetings
City Administrator Report: 385 project expects to open the N. Chicago section to traffic this week (post office), additional water line replacement going along N River quote has come in close to our estimated price $422K, reminder that Boardwalk Hill is CLOSED to all traffic except emergency vehicles (Albany to S Garden), River clean-up by volunteer group is scheduled for Sept 14th they need more volunteers, contact Rajni Lerman for more info
Finance Officer Report: Reviewed financial reports, discussed 2023 budget appropriation ordinance, notable expenses and budget authority being different than claims approval. Will be requesting transfer of $1,590,000 from the 101 & 212 funds to the 501 fund for the future costs associated with the suspended sidewalk project-current contracts total $4,337,538, SDML Annual Conferences to be held Oct. 4-7 RSVP by Sept. 23rd if attending. 15 potentially eligible property tax rebate letters were sent out related to the now repealed discretionary tax formula (rebate) ordinance passed 3/2018 & repealed 4/2021 the 2021 pay 2022 rebate expense to the City is approximately $15K. Shared concerns about future financial strength and ongoing ability to meet financial obligations specifically related to the water and sewer main replacement project and the unexpected, expensive but necessary replacements and improvements required. Even though expenses may be deemed necessary we must have the ongoing ability to pay for them
Mayor Report: Reviewed his minor revisions to the City of Hot Springs SD Basic Officer Certification Policy and the process which is expected to occur for all uncertified officers of the police department. The approval of the revised policy will be on the next council agenda for approval
Adjournment: Being no further business to come before the Council, moved by Romey, seconded by Pratt, to adjourn at 9:47 p.m.; Approved:
Bob Nelson, Mayor
Misty Summers-Walton, Finance Officer
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