Proceedings_Fall River County March 2, 2023
Fall River County Unapproved Minutes of March 2, 2023
The Fall River Board of County Commissioners met in regular session on March 2, 2023. 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 Allen, to approve the minutes of February 16, 2023.
Motion made by Russell, seconded by Allen, to approve the Auditor’s Account with the Treasurer for January 2023 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 January 2023.
Total Amount of Deposit in First Interstate Bank, HS: $1,837,050.50
Total Amount of Cash: $914.02
Total Amount of Treasurer’s Change Fund: $900.00
Total Amount of Checks in Treasurer’s Possession Not Exceeding Three Days: $158,201.71
SAVINGS: #4) First Interstate Bank, HS: $137,819.02; #20) First National Bank of Lead-RAI MM Acct $112,048.47
CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT:#8) Black Hills Federal Credit Union, HS: $250,000.00; #14) Schwab Treasury: $954,802.53; #15) First National Bank, Lead: $318,473.31; #21) Schwab Treasury 2 Yr: $266,923.44; #22) Schwab Treasury 2 Yr: $973,593.75; #23) Schwab Treasury 2 Yr: $972,656.25; #24) Schwab Treasury 2 Yr: $2,019,656.25; #25) Schwab Treasury 3 Yr: $1,958,750.00; #26) Schwab Treasury 4 Yr: $1,022,767.03
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
Dated This 31st Day of January 2023.
/s/Sue Ganje, County Auditor of Fall River County
/s/Teresa Pullen, County Treasurer of Fall River County
County Monies: $10,463,420.46
Held for other Entities: $559,277.09
Held in Trust: $277,658.55
Taxes overstated by $315,264.82 due to new software. Will be fixed by next month.
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.
Motion made by Cope, seconded by Russell, to approve the Joint Powers Agreement Amendment to reflect current membership.
Motion made by Russell, seconded by Allen, to approve pay raises for Austin Zimiga (Jailer), $22.81 to $23.00 per hour, effective January 28, 2023; Malachiah Fleming (Jailer), $20.25 to $21.50 per hour, plus longevity pay, $25.00 per month, effective February 22, 2023; and Jonathan Harris (Deputy Sheriff), $24.00 to $24.75 per hour, effective February 22, 2023, as per union contract.
Motion made by Cope, seconded by Russell, to surplus to sell #01627, Wooden Desk and #01034, Numbering Machine, Register of Deeds.
Motion made by Russell, seconded by Allen, to surplus to junk #00062, Gray Steel Desk, #00063 Green Steel Desk, #00870, Oak Vanity with 2 doors and 2 drawers, #02175, High Back Exercise Ball Chair with Dual Wheel, #02176 and Exercise Ball Chair with Arms, Register of Deeds.
Motion made by Allen, seconded by Russell, to approve tentatively pay $100.00 to secure the extra room for the Black Hills County Commissioner – Officials Association meeting that Fall River County is Hosting on May 12, 2023, located at 1891 Steakhouse and Bistro.
Motion made by Cope, seconded by Greenough to approve changing the second meeting date in April to accommodate for Commissioner travel to attend the 2023 SDACC Spring Workshop to April 25, 2023.
Motion made by Cope, seconded by Greenough, to approve CP 2023-03, as the applicant was below the income guidelines.
Lily Heidebrink, Director of Equalization, reported to the Board that April 25, 2023 will work well for the first meeting of the Consolidated Board of Equalization, with April 27, 2023 as an addition date if needed.
Lyle Norton, Sheriff, reported to the Board that there are 7 males in the Fall River County Jail, with 1 male and 1 female in the Pennington County Jail.
Motion made by Russell, seconded by Allen, to approve the IDEMIA Fingerprint Machine maintenance and support agreement, in the amount of $2,356.00.
Motion made by Russell, seconded by Greenough, to approve the Fall River County Sheriff’s Office Equipment Proposal.
Motion made by Greenough, seconded by Allen, to approve the CorrectRx Contract and Pricing.
Motion made by Greenough, seconded by Russell, to approve the Rushmore Communications Recording Tray purchase, to use for recording capabilities of additional 911 Dispatch channels, in the amount of $6,000.00.
Sheriff Norton reported to the Board that SonTech of Rapid City is installing tablets purchased by a Homeland Security Grant in Fall River County Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicles. The 2 2022 Dodge vehicles will be upfitted at Marty’s Tire and Auto in Oelrichs; Norton will bring this back for formal approval at a later date. Discussion was held on possible reimbursements and equipment upgrades from the US Forest Service Contract.The Sheriff’s Office has also received a $10,000.00 grant for use to supplement payroll costs for the 24/7 Office.
Frank Maynard, Emergency Management, reported to the Board that the Homeland Security meeting will be held March 21, 2023 in Rapid City. The NWS discontinued the statewide tornado drill in April. Local healthcare facilities used this drill for their annual Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services drill. Maynard is working with local facilities to conduct a drill on March 20, 2023 to satisfy that requirement. Blue Cell, LLC will conduct the four-hour Hazardous Material Awareness Training for all responders and healthcare workers; it will be paid for by a Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness grant. Maynard also reported on fires and incidents.
Nina Steinmetz, Weed and Pest Supervisor, reported to the Board regarding the department’s fiscal year report, including revenue sources that she has received from grants and the expenditures in the past year. Discussion was also held on Hoary Cress and Salt Cedar, both noxious weeds, assistance and clean up and the desire to educate the public about mapping and controlling infested areas. Involving sending out newsletters. She encourages the public to attend the Spring Fling and the Fall River County Fair to learn more on identifying invasive weeds and native and invasive grasses. Steinmetz spoke of herbicides to control invasive items and wanted the Board to be aware that there are incoming noxious weeds/grasses from Wyoming. Steinmetz is also working on a new grant, using social media and drones more and making sure that the public has more education.
Motion made by Allen, seconded by Russell, to approve pay raise increases for Ken Oechsle and Abby Ries, part-time, $.50 per hour, effective March 2, 2023.
Motion made by Russell, seconded by Allen, to authorize for use of Weed and Pest Board for continuing prairie dog and herbicide reimbursements.
Teresa Pullen, Treasurer, met with the Board. Motion made by Greenough, seconded by Russell, to approve hiring Anna Maciejewski, $19.00 per hour, effective March 6, 2023, as per union contract.
Randy Seiler, Highway Superintendent, met with the Board.Motion made by Greenough, seconded by Cope, to approve the application for road approach permit on the east side of Angostura Road #1, being approximately at 4/10 of a mile South of Bunny Drive and will serve the Angostura Rural Fire Department.
Discussion was held on the possible purchase of a scale for the loader from Butler Machinery Company in the amount of $14,814.17. The Board asked Seiler to look for cheaper options or see if a deal could be made with Simon Contractors or KD Contractors for loader use.
Motion made by Greenough, seconded by Russell, to approve purchasing corrugated metal culverts off of Beadle County bids.
Seiler updated the Board that the pickup that was ordered last year for the Highway Department won’t be here until next year. The Chilson Bridge should be done by the end of June 2023. Seiler would like the commissioners to look at the secondary roads’ listing and he will speak with State’s Attorney Russell more on the subject as well. Discussion was also held on the Igloo Bridge.
Motion made by Greenough, seconded by Russell, to approve the bills as follows:
General Fund: American Family Assurance, American Family Assurance, $689.34; Amazon Capital Services, Supply, $1,975.46; A-Z Shredding Inc, Shredding, $30.20; Bob Barker Company Inc, Inmate Supplies, $3,460.42; Bauerkempers Inc, Service, $210.49; Black Hills Chemical, Supply, $275.65; Bq & Associates, P.C., Llo, Garnishment, $131.00; Black Hills R M U C, 2023 Dues, $100.00; Boston Mutual Life Ins Co, Life Insurance, $32.76; Century Business Leasing, Copier Lease & Usage, $1,749.75; Cheyenne Sanitation, Sanitation Collection, $376.73; Colbath & Sperlich, Pc, Caaf/Mag/Juv, $730.50; Credit Collection Bureau, Collections, $1,703.05; Culligan Soft Water, Rental/Supply, $223.50; Delta Dental Plan Of Sd, Delta Dental, $2,524.24; Diamond Automotive, Service, $1,378.13; Div Of Child Support, Child Support, $437.50; Sd Department Of Revenue, New Malt/Wine License, $150.00; Eftps, Eftps Payroll Taxes, $45,734.03; Edgemont Ymca, 2023 Budget Allotment, $3,000.00; Executive Mgmt Finance, Bit Network Fees, $52.75; Fall River Auto Supply, Part, $21.88; Fox Law Firm, Pllc, Qmhp/Mi, $335.70; Galls, Uniforms/Sheriff Supply, $603.03; Golden West, Phone Bill/Long Distance, $2,093.11; Heimgartner, Paula, Mileage, $5.10; Heavy Highway Fringe, Insurance Fees, $525.00; Hillyard/Sioux Falls, Supply, $227.46; Hot Springs Ace Hardware, Supply, $264.74; City Of Hot Springs, City Water Bill/Utility, $1,270.60; Hustead Law Office, P.C., Caaf, $7,033.82; Iowa Laborers District, Health Insurance, $23,150.50; Jacqueline K Perli, Court Reporter, $14.70; Liuna Laborers Local 620, Union Dues, $297.00; Larson, Val, Qmhp/Mi, $33.00; Lockwood, Darcy, Qmhp/Mi, $33.00; Lynns Dakotamart, Inmate Supply, $37.15 Lynn’s Dak. Mart Pharmacy, Inmate Pharmacy, $633.09; Mastel, Bruce, Database Setup & Monitoring, $185.00; Mccolley’s, Burial Assistance, $3,700.00; McGlumphy, Erin, Travel Reimbursement, $865.73; Mcleods Office Supply Co., Supplies, $465.51; Microfilm Imaging Systems, Scanning Equip Lease, $50.00; Monument Health, Inmate Medical, $59.26; Nationwide Retirement Sol, Nationwide Retirement, $700.00; Quadient Finance Usa, Inc, Postage, $1,685.80; New York Life Insurance, New York Life Insurance, $65.00; Norton, Tina, Contract Nurse Inmate, $1,325.00; Novotny, Robert, Travel Reimbursement, $32.63; Child Support Payment Cnt, Child Support, $655.00; Reliance Standard Life, Vision Plan, $323.92; Sdacc, 2023 Spring Workshop, $490.00; Sd Dept Of Revenue, Auto/Mi State Remitt, $60.00; Sdpaa, Property Insurance, $2,221.19; Sd Retirement System, Sdrs Contribution, $22,677.86; Servall, Rug Service, $450.72; Southern Hills Law Pllc, Caaf, $4,766.80; Steinmetz, Nina, Travel Reimbursement, $35.00; Sturdevant’s Auto Value, Parts/Supply, $215.97; Ttech Transcendent Tech., Annual Software Agreement, $26,800.00; Electrical Engineering, Generator Annual Insurance, $1,190.00; Verizon Wireless, County Wireless Plan, $585.47; Thomson Reuters, Online Law Subscription, $148.00; Yankton Co. Sheriff, Papers Served, $50.00; Miles, Sasha, Blood Draw, $225.00; Commissioners, February Salaries, $4,350.00; Auditor’s Office, February Salaries, $21,487.28; Auditor’s Office, Overtime, $107.46; Treasurer’s Office, February Salaries, $21,444.24; Treasurer’s Office, Overtime, $307.34; State’s Attorney’s Office, February Salaries, $16,109.61; State’s Attorney’s Office, Overtime, $965.07; Maintenance, February Salaries, $10,774.55; Maintenance, Overtime, $191.12; Assessor’s Office, February Salaries, $16,090.14; Assessor’s Office, Overtime, $32.33; Register Of Deeds Office, February Salaries, $12,533.33; Register Of Deeds Office, Overtime, $119.10; Veteran’s Service Office, February Salaries, $4,540.03; Gis Office, February Salaries, $4,536.82; Sheriff, February Salaries, $30,857.57; Sheriff, Overtime, $6,013.61; Jail, February Salaries, $29,568.17; Jail, Overtime, $4,250.91; Coroner, February Salaries, $150.00 Nurse’s Office, February Salaries, $3,192.00; Extension Office, February Salaries, $2,270.75; Weed And Pest Office, February Salaries, $4,769.55; Total For General Fund: $366,234.22
County Road & Bridge: A & B Welding Supply Co., Welding Supplies/Lease, $380.88; American Family Assurance, American Family Assurance, $365.50; Amazon Capital Services, Supply, $72.48; Black Hills Electric, Utility, $73.92; Bomgaars, Supply, $447.20; Builders First Source, Supply, $19.83; Butler Machinery Co., Supplies/Repairs, $1,486.79; Cheyenne Sanitation, Sanitation Collection, $79.00; Credit Collection Bureau, Collections, $161.90; City Of Edgemont, City Of Edgemont Water, $87.40; Delta Dental Plan Of Sd, Delta Dental, $630.20; Floyd’s Truck Center, Repairs/Parts, $4,200.16; Eftps, Eftps Payroll Taxes, $11,265.86; Fall River Auto Supply, Auto Parts/Repair, $238.35; Fall River Health, Random Drug Testing, $150.00; Forward Distributing, Supplies/Parts, $74.30; Golden West, Phone Bill/Long Distance, $256.49; Heavy Highway Fringe, Insurance Fees, $180.00; Hot Springs Ace Hardware, Supply, $52.05; City Of Hot Springs, City Water Bill/Utility, $73.33; Iowa Laborers District, Health Insurance, $7,303.00; Justice Fire & Safety, Inc, Service, $253.75; Liuna Laborers Local 620, Union Dues, $270.00; Mg Oil, Inventory/Supply, $1,334.71; Mcdaniel, Service, $1,676.99; Quadient Finance Usa, Inc, Postage, $3.36; Newman Signs Inc., Signage, $106.55; Pomp’s Tire Service Inc., Parts, $136.95; Reliance Standard Life, Vision Plan, $65.00; Rapid Delivery, Delivery, $15.60; Safety-Kleen Systems, Inc, Supplies, $680.48; Sdpaa, Property Insurance, $22.75; Sd Retirement System, Sdrs Contribution, $5,981.28; Seiler, Randy, Cellphone Reimbursement, $75.00; Sd Supplement Retirement, Supplemental Retirement, $40.00; Sturdevant’s Auto Value, Parts/Supply, $983.38; Highway Department, February Salaries, $49,219.44; Highway Department, Overtime, $624.46; Total County Road & Bridge: $89,088.34
911 Surcharge Reimbursement: American Family Assurance, American Family Assurance, $67.21; Century Business Leasing, Copier Lease And Usage, $66.38; Credit Collection Bureau, Collections, $302.86; Delta Dental Plan Of Sd, Delta Dental, $317.54; Eftps, Eftps Payroll Taxes, $6,041.14; Golden West, Phone Bill/Long Distance, $764.33; Heavy Highway Fringe, Insurance Fees, $60.00; Iowa Laborers District, Health Insurance, $2,486.50; Liuna Laborers Local 620, Union Dues, $27.00; Reliance Standard Life, Vision Plan, $7.48; Sd Retirement System, Sdrs Contribution, $2,838.28; Verizon Wireless, County Wireless Plan, $41.83; Dispatch, February Salaries, $17,707.54; Dispatch, Overtime, $6,099.59; Total For 911 Surcharge Reimbursement: $36,827.68
Emergency Management: Amazon Capital Services, Supply, $352.51; Bauerkempers Inc, Service, $121.36; Eftps, Eftps Payroll Taxes, $1,837.30; Golden West, Phone Bill/Long Distance, $156.78; Hot Springs Ace Hardware, Supply, $13.66; Nasasp, 2023 Association Due, $39.00; Quadient Finance Usa, Inc, Postage, $1.17; Sd Retirement System, Sdrs Contribution, $669.62; Electrical Engineering, Generator Annual Insurance, $395.00; Verizon Wireless, County Wireless Plan, $141.31; Fr Emergency Management, February Salaries, $6,912.22; Total For Emergency Management, $10,639.93
24/7 Sobriety Fund: Amazon Capital Services, Supply, $54.99; Eftps, Eftps Payroll Taxes, $334.78; 24/7 Office, February Salaries, $2,188.00; Total For 24/7 Sobriety Fund: $2,577.77
Total Paid Between2/17/23 And 3/2/23: $505,367.90
Break was taken at 10:00 a.m. and the meeting reconvened at 10:07 a.m.
Public comment was heard from Commissioner Falkenburg stating that there had been discussion at the state level involving possibility of getting a two for 1 medical marijuana license. Also, about getting more help from the State regarding assessments and taxes. Additional comments were heard from the Board about using the local Monument Health Clinic in Hot Springs for County needs. It was reflected by the Board that there are concerns regarding electric ear tags for livestock. A concern that important issues are being overlooked at the State level. The State Representatives have been invited to the next meeting.
Motion made by Cope, seconded by Russell, to enter into executive session as per SDCL 1-25-2 (3) for legal purposes at 10:20 a.m.
The meeting resumed at 10:33 a.m.
Motion made by Allen, seconded by Greenough, to adjourn at 10:34 a.m.
Joe Falkenburg, Chairman
Board of Fall River County Commissioners
/s/Sue Ganje, Auditor
Fall River County Auditor’s Office
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Published: March 16, 2023