TOWN OF OELRICHS
October 10, 2023
The regular meeting of the Town of Oelrichs was called to order by President Timi Kae Burdette at 7:00 p.m.
Allegiance to the flag was pledged.
Board Present: Brea Seger, Timi Kae Burdette, Brian Stockel-Absent
Staff Present: Ellen White, Doug Burdette, Roy Merdanian III-Absent
Guests Present: Bill O’Connell and Katie Merdanian
Comments and Concerns: (3 minutes each): Doug Burdette made a comment that the towns people need to start locking their houses and vehicles after an intruder entered a house in Oelrichs here, in the middle of the night. Then the intruder broke into a garage, vehicle and then entered another house as well.
Additions and Corrections to the Agenda – The board president added Alleys, Water Resolution money, and B. Stockel resignation
Approval of Agenda – TK Burdette made a motion to approve the agenda with the additions added to the agenda and B. Seger 2nd the motion; motion carried.
Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes September 12, 2023- TK Burdette made a motion to accept the previous minutes for September and B. Seger 2nd the motion; motion carried.
Conflict of Interest: TKB will not be signing the claims for Handy Services, LLC or for Doug Burdette
Old Business: Second reading of Ordinance 9- TKB made a motion to accept the 2nd reading of Ordinance 9 and B. Seger 2nd the motion. Ordinance 9 goes into effect on 10/10/23. Motion carried.
Second reading of Ordinance 15- TKB made a motion to accept the 2nd reading of Ordinance 15 and that it goes into effect on 10/10/23 and B. Seger 2nd the motion; motion carried.
First reading of Ordinance 13- Tabled until next meeting.
Property on Main Street-noncompliance- Tabled until next meeting.
The retaining wall at the Community Center/Fire Department- Timi had filed a claim with SDPAA, and it was declined since the retaining wall is not attached to the building.
Treasurer’s position- There hasn’t been any interest from the ad that was in the Fall River Co. Hearld Star. The ad will be run for another four weeks. Brea S. will still be the fill in for now.
Pay Claims- GENERAL: Rocking RK Enterprises- mowing for July and Bobcat use for July $2965.00, Handy Services, LLC-Public Works $100, Rocking RK Enterprises-Bobcat, use of pickup and trailer, and mowing for September $772.50, Doug Burdette-Public works $45.25, Roy Merdanian III- assisted Doug in the Water Department $265.05, Timi Kae Burdette-supplies, Office Depot and plaque for Susan Hamilton $106.96, Golden West-internet/water building phone $108.83, Fall River Co. Herald Star- proceedings, classified and ordinance $208.83, Simon Materials- road stone $1,519.21, Simon Materials- blading of roads $960, SD Unemployment Insurance Division- 2nd Qtr. Report $137.51, US Treasury-2nd Qrt. Report $1,772.52, BH Electric- Town lights and Community Center electric $539.08; WATER: US Postal Service-Box rental $62.00, Doug Burdette-water wages for September $591.04, Handy Services, LLC- water work $500, SD 811- Message fees July-September $18.90, Mid Continent- water testing 3rd Quarter $599.60, FRWUD- water usage $1037.74, Oelrichs Community Center- water bill $1.00. TKB made a motion to accept the claims and Brea S 2nd the motion; motion carried.
1- Meters were read and data entered for billing
2-Meter 151- old style pit replaced due to water pooling in the pit. The meter was also replaced along with meter eye. There was a small leak at this site.
3- Monthly compliance water sample was taken at site 3 and the results were good.
4- Meter 132 was turned off due to customer moving.
5- Meter 127 was turned off due to non-payment
6- Meter 131 was turned on and off a few times this month initially due to a leak and then when the house sold and got a new owner.
7- Meter 174 which had previously been turned off at the customer’s request was turned on by an unknown person(s). There was a use of 1900 gallons and the owner stated that there should not have been anyone in the house. It was turned back off and locked. The meter was then turned back on when a new occupant came.
8-Quarterly water report was submitted to DANR
9- I continue to work on the lead/copper inventories. We are not receiving very many inventory sheets back from customers nor are we getting many requests for help.
10- The remaining curb stops that were previously not located have been located. We will begin GPS mapping with SDARWS this week. The mapping will include curb stops, main valves, and fire hydrants with valves. TKB made a motion to accept the water report and Brea S. 2nd the motion; motion carried.
Public Works Report: 1- Roy and I took approximately 7 trailer loads of dirt to the alley just west of the park. This dirt was used to fill in the holes and bring the road up to where it could be graded.
2- October 4- Simon Construction came. Roy and I drove the town with their representative to select the roads that needed the most attention. A limited amount of rock was brought in, and the roads were graded including the alley mentioned above. TKB made a motion to accept the public works report and Brea S. 2nd the motion; motion carried.
Treasurer’s Report- August General fund beginning balance $135,325.33, withdrawals $5,902.90 and $10,568.78, ending balance $130,659.45; August Water fund beginning balance $48,460.48 withdrawals $4,095.54 and $3,095.54, ending balance $48,972.74; August Water fund beginning balance $28,347.71, withdrawals $421.22, ending balance $28,768.93; September Water fund beginning balance $28,768.93, withdrawals $351.20, ending balance $29,120.13; City of Oelrichs August beginning balance $21,610.13, withdrawals $.92, ending balance $21,611.05; September beginning balance $21,611.05, withdrawals $.89, ending balance $21,611.94; August Maintenance Savings beginning balance $2,221.83, withdrawals $100.10, ending balance $2,321.93, September Maintenance Savings beginning balance $2,321.93, withdrawals $100.09, ending balance $2,422.02; August Water deposits beginning balance $5,063.74, withdrawals $0.22, ending balance $5,063.74, September Water deposits beginning balance $5,063.74, withdrawals $0.21, ending balance $5,063.95; August Water Reserve beginning balance $8,673.90, withdrawals $0.37, ending balance $8,673.53; September Water Reserve beginning balance $8,674.27, withdrawals $0.35, ending balance $8,674.62. TKB made a motion to accept the treasurers report and Brea S. 2nd the motion; motion carried.
Town Clerk’s Report- The Clerk asked the board if she can look into getting a new printer for the Town. She will bring the information back to the next meeting on two or three printers. TKB made a motion to accept the town clerk’s report and Brea S. 2nd the motion; motion carried.
New Business: Alleys- Tabled until next November meeting,
Water Resolution money- This has been settled and DANR is happy with the resolution for the Town. Brea will get the Town caught up on the resolution money.
B. Stockel resignation- TKB made a motion to accept Brian’s phone resignation due to him moving out of Town and the town board will be advertise for another town board member. Brea S. 2nd the motion; motion carried.
End of Meeting Comments or Concerns: None
ADJOURNMENT: TK. Burdette made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:35 p.m. and Brea S. 2nd the motion; motion carried.
Ellen White, Town Clerk
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Published: Oct. 26, 2023