Bennett County Minutes 3-20-13

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Proceedings

BOARD OF BENNETT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20TH, 2013

MARTIN, SOUTH DAKOTA

The Bennett County Board of Commissioners met in regular session Wednesday, March 20th, 2013 in the Commissioner’s meeting room.

The meeting was called to order at 9:30 a.m. by Chairman Rolf Kraft.

Commissioners present: Rolf Kraft, Dennis Gregg, Newton Cummings and Wayne Bond. Jason Fanning arrived at 9:45 a.m.

Others present: Susan Williams, Auditor; Jerry Bennett, Highway Superintendent; Tim Huether, Bennett County Booster; Jeff Siscoe, Director of Equalization; Brian DeVries, Lacreek Refuge Manager; Myron Nelson, Area Resident.

Minutes Approved

The minutes of the regular March 6th, 2013 meeting were approved with a motion by Newton Cummings and a second by Wayne Bond.

All voted aye. Motion carried.

Highway Department

Highway Superintendent, Jerry Bennett, met with the Commissioners to report on current road work. Mr. Bennett stated they are blading and pulling shoulders. There was also some discussion concerning a proposal from Lacreek Refuge for funding for roads. Mr. Bennett stated he had discussed the proposal with the Lacreek Refuge Manager. Mr. Bennett also reported the County did not have any underground fuel tanks.

Claims

The Commissioners reviewed claims. Dennis Gregg made a motion to approve claims subject to delinquent taxes with a second by Newton Cummings.

All voted aye. Motion carried.

General 101: (miles and meals included) February Payroll: Commissioners, $3,813.29; Auditor, $4,060.90; Treasurer, $3,055.18; States Attorney, $5,483.96; Gov. Bldg, $661.42; Director of Equalization, $1,923.08; Register of Deeds, $2,853.29; Veteran’s Service Officer, $612.06; Sheriff, $2,913.40; County Wide Law, $10,273.31; WIC, $516.84; Library, $2,588.34; Extension, $1561.60; Weed, $1,342.24; Coroner, $0.00; Election, $0.00.

Highway, 201: $9,174.73

Emergency & Disaster, 226: $652.86

24/7 Program, 248: $976.74

Security First Bank, Employer’s share of OASI: $3,659.34

Bennett County Medical & Retirement: $15,391.86

BENNETT COUNTY NURSING HOME, 5,181.96, WHIRLWIND HORSE TRUST CLOSE OUT; JEFF SISCOE, 335.34, MILEAGE/MEALS DOE & EM & DIS; SECRETARY OF STATE, 42.00, PISTOL PERMITS X6; SECRETARY OF STATE, 49.00, PISTOL PERMITS X5; PAUL WILLIAMS   124.12 PRISONER EXTRADITION MEALS/MOT; AT&T, 200.81, LAW & HWY CELL PHONES; AT&T, 36.69, AT&T 911; AUDIO EDITIONS, 75.89, AUDIO BOOKS; AVAYA FINANCIAL SERVICES, 145.30, TELEPHONE LEASE; AVERA HEALTH PLANS, 11,833.77, COUNTY HEALTH INSURANCE; AVERA HEALTH PLANS, 656.94, COUNTY HEALTH INSURANCE; BACON REPAIR, 12,136.36, HWY REPAIRS #16 & FREIGHT; BENNETT COUNTY BOOSTER, 211.52, HWY, COMM,SA, EXT PUBLISHING; BENNETT CO HOSPITAL AND NH, 4,927.40, HOMELAND SECURITY YR 2010; BENNETT CO HOSPITAL AND NH, 260.00, BLOOD ALCOHOL TESTING; BENNETT COUNTY LIBRARY, 127.48, REIMB FOR ORIENTAL TRADING; BC SCHOOL DIST #3-1, 20,808.70, MARCH 2013 APPORTIONMENT; BENNETT COUNTY TREASURER, 85.52, ADVANCE TAXES, DILLON; BOB’S GAS SERVICE, 410.50, PROPANE CAP; BRADLEY T. BORGE, 2,552.00, CRT APPT ATTORNEY FEES; CENTURYLINK, 123.15, 911 SERVICE UTILITIES; CHIEF, 214.98, LAW SUPPLIES; CITY OF MARTIN, 96.64, CRT HSE WATER & CAP; CITY OF MARTIN, 6,416.49, MARCH 2013 APPORTIONMENT; CODINGTON COUNTY, 270.00, BOND FOR JUSTIN GARRETT; COLE PEST CONTROL, 70.00, PEST CONTROL; CRAFTER’S CHOICE BOOK CLUB, 22.98, BOOKS; CROSSINGS BOOK CLUB, 23.96, BOOKS; CORRECTIONAL RISK SERVICES, 55.80, INMATE DOCTOR VISITS; CULLIGAN WATER CONDITIONING, 33.00, CRT HSE WATER; DAKOTA PLAINS LEGAL SERVICES, 1,158.38, CRT APPT ATTORNEY FEES; DEMCO, 370.37, LIBRARY SUPPLIES; DEPT OF LABOR, 25.00, REFUND CHECK ON EXECUTION; DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, 215.00, BLOOD ALCOHOL TESTING; DOUBLEDAY BOOK CLUB, 71.19, BOOKS; EBSCO SUBSCRIPTION SERVICES, 444.76, MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTIONS; NATE EISENMENGER, 18.00, REIMB FOR TIRE PATCHES; ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS RESEARCH, 400.00, MANTAINCE CONTRACT FOR DOE; EXECUTIVE MGMT FINANCE OFFICE, 120.00, AUD & ROD STATE EMAIL; FED EX, 33.56, LAW SHIPPING; FRESHSTART CONVENIENCE STORE, 5.00, REFUND TITLE FEE; THE GENERAL STORE, 37.32, GEN GOVT BLDG, HWY SUPPLIES; GOLDEN WEST COMPANIES, 1,552.50, PHONE, FAX, INTERNET; HEARTLAND PAPER COMPANY, 144.78, CRT HSE SUPPLIES; INGRAM LIBRARY SERVICES, 166.46, BOOKS; KIMBALL-MIDWEST, 299.53, HWY SUPPLIES & SHIPPING; KRATOVILS TRUE VALUE, 164.57, LIB, ELECTION,LAW CRTHSE SUPPL; KSL CORP., 4580.00, CRT APPT ATTORNEY FEES; LACREEK ELECTRIC ASSOC., 4,993.91, ELECTRICITY; LYNN’S DAKOTAMART, 190.08, LIB,GEN GOVT,JAIL MEALS,EXT SU; BETH LYON, 308.48, REIMB FOR TRAVEL WITH 4-H; MARCO, INC, 410.05, COPIER LEASE; MARTIN AUTO PARTS II, INC., 233.23, LAW,HWY REPAIR/MAINT & SUPPLIE; OFFICE PRODUCTS CENTER, 87.62, LIBRARY SUPPLIES; PAHLKE LAW OFFICE, 2,652.20, CRT APPT ATTORNEY; JOSEPH ASHLEY PARR, ESQUIRE, 901.54, CRT APPT ATTORNEY FEES; PENNINGTON CO CLERK OF COURTS, 130.00, BOND FOR REANNA GOURD; PENNINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF, 547.80, INMATE TRAVEL; WINNER HEALTH MART PHARMACY, 653.33, INMATE PRESCRIPTIONS; PHOENIX INVESTIGATIONS, 1,192.31, PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR; PLIC-SBD GRAND ISLAND, 80.29, COUNTY LIFE INSURANCE; REDWOOD TOXICOLOGY LABORATORY, 261.32, LAW SUPPLIES; ROSANE CEMENT PRODUCTS, 315.00, SNOW REMOVAL; SALOMON SANITATION, 126.00, CRT HSE GARBAGE; SD DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, 31,027.80, FEBRUARY 2013 TRANSMITTAL; SDACC, 373.57, QUARTERLY CLERP FEE; SDACC, 447.00, ANNUAL ASSESSMENT FOR CCPR; SDACO, 76.00, FEBRUARY FEE M&P FUND; SDSU EXTENSION/ JANA PEDERSON, 65.00, CONFERENCE REGISTRATION EXTENS; SECRETARY OF STATE, 21.00, PISTOL PERMITS; SERVALL, 168.20, CRT HSE RUGS, MOPS, ECT; JEFF SISCOE, 92.93, REIMB FOR CAMERA DOE; SUPER 8 PIERRE, 200.00, EDS & DOE MOTEL FOR MEETINGS; GAY TOLLEFSON, 261.00, PRO TEMP CASE; UPSTART, 540.05, ITEMS FOR SUMMER READING; UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE, 230.25, ELECTION, DOE POSTAGE; VALENTINE OFFICE SUPPLY, 577.19, LIB,SA,AUD,CRTHSE,WDBD SUPPLIE; VOYAGER FLEET SYSTEMS INC, 1,261.63, LAW GAS; WALKER REFUSE, INC, 102.08, HWY GARBAGE; WESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA, 24,525.00, JUVENILE HOUSING; WINNER FAMILY DENTISTRY, 266.00, INMATE DENTIST VISITS; WINNER POLICE DEPARTMENT, 35,724.20, INMATE HOUSING & TRAVEL; WINNER REG EM SERV COMM CENTER, 6,655.04, JAN & FEB 911 LINES; YANKTON COUNTY RECEIVABLE INVO, 103.75, MENTAL ILLNESS HEARING; CONNIE BUTCHER, 20.00, WITNESS FEE; AGNES CUMMINGS, 20.00, WITNESS FEE; JEREMY HUETHER, 44.44, WITNESS FEES.

Constable

Newton Cummings made a motion to approve the appointment of Tracey Fisher as Constable effective immediately with hourly wage remaining at $11.15 hourly. Dennis Gregg seconded.

All voted aye. Motion carried.

Emergency and Disaster Coordinator

There was discussion about setting a specific number of hours for the Emergency and Disaster Coordinator. Auditor Susan Williams explained the County is reimbursed by a formula using population and not hours for the Emergency and Disaster Department. The Board agreed the Director of Equalization and the Emergency and Disaster Coordinator would be a combined position with 40 hours per week.

Contract with Winner Jail

Jason Fanning made a motion to approve as per the contract with the City of Winner dated March 21st, 2008, the City of Winner Correctional Detention Center is declared the official Bennett County Jail. Wayne Bond seconded.

All voted aye. Motion carried.

Director of Equalization

Jeff Siscoe, Director of Equalization, met with the Board to discuss the County assessment procedures and the formula from the Department of Revenue in order to be in compliance with state law. Mr. Siscoe explained that the Board must consider a limit of twenty five percent increase to crop land and a change to grass land assessment of five percent at the April 9th, 2013 Board of Equalization meeting. Mr. Siscoe state the land is assessed based on productivity formulas from the state and new assessment notice will be sent to land owners with changes from the original assessment notices sent out. The Board agreed after April 9th, 2013 they will schedule Board of Equalization according to need.

Lacreek Wildlife Refuge

Brian DeVries, Lacreek Wildlife Refuge Manager, met with the Commissioners to discuss funding for County roads through a federal lands access program. Mr. DeVries explained the funds are used for maintain and upgrading county roads used to access the Lacreek Wildlife Refuge. The Commissioners agreed Mr. DeVries should apply for the funding and work with the Highway Superintendent on the information needed. The Commissioners stated they would help with competition process.

There was some discussion concerning trees being removed on the Refuge due to a specific bird species. Mr. Kraft requested a compromise be considered and Mr. DeVries stated he understood the concerns of area residents and asked that the lines of communication stay open. The Board discussed traveling to the Refuge to View the situation order to have more information.

Meeting change date

The Commissioners set the April 3rd, 2013 meeting for April 9th, 2013 in order to comply with the Bennett County board of Equalization.

Area Resident

Myron Nelson, Area Resident, met with the Commissioners to request work to be done on a road in Western Bennett County that needs maintenance. The Board reported the Highway Superintendent is planning on doing maintenance on the road. 

Close

There being no further business to come before the Commissioners, Jason Fanning made a motion to adjourn with a second by Wayne Bond.

All voted aye. Motion carried.

BOARD OF BENNETT COUNTY COMMISSION

Rolf Kraft, Chairman

ATTEST:

Susan Williams, Auditor

The next meeting will be Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. in the Commissioner’s meeting room.

Published once at the total approximate cost of $121.52

Published: April 3, 2013