November 19, 2017

Commission

October 3, 2017
HAND COUNTY COMMISSION
MILLER, SOUTH DAKOTA
The Hand County Board of Commissioners convened at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 3, 2017.  Members present were Chairman Gib Rodgers, J.D. Wangsness, Luke Wernsmann, Jim Iverson and Jim Jones.  It was moved by Commissioner Iverson, seconded by Commissioner Wangsness, to approve minutes for September 5 and to approve the following warrants.  Motion carried with all voting aye.
For: BOARD OF COUNTY COMM
BEST WESTERN RAMKOTA           ROOM AT CONVENTION                 193.98
MATTHEW BENDER                 SD COURT RULES                      98.08
RUSHMORE PLAZA HOLIDAY INN     ROOM AT CONVENTION                 128.76
SDSHS MEMBERSHIP               MEMBERSHIP                          40.00
THE MILLER PRESS               PUBLISHING                         130.23
                                                              ———-
591.05
For: AUDITOR*************
A & B BUSINESS, INC.           COPIER MAINTENANCE CONTRACT         49.61
BEST WESTERN RAMKOTA           ROOM AT CONVENTION                 193.98
OFFICE PEEPS, INC.             SUPPLIES                             9.00
SANDRA K. SELTING              MILEAGE & MEAL                     240.26
THE MILLER PRESS               PUBLISHING                         307.70
                                                              ———-
800.55
For: TREASURER***********
SHERRIL K. KOECK               MILEAGE & MEALS                    256.23
OFFICE PEEPS, INC.             SUPPLIES                            49.43
QUILL OFFICE SUPPLIES          SUPPLIES                           189.97
RUSHMORE PLAZA HOLIDAY INN     ROOM AT CONVENTION                 246.62
THE MILLER PRESS               PUBLISHING                          33.72
                                                              ———-
775.97
For: STATES ATTORNEY*****
ANSON LAW                      RENT/SUPPLIES/UTILITIES            875.00
AVERA HAND CO. MEMORIAL HOSPIT BLOOD ALCOHOL TEST                  92.00
DAKOTA DISC                    LEGAL SOFTWARE                     575.00
SD DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE       BLOOD ALCOHOL TESTS                 70.00
                                                              ———-
1612.00
For: COURT APP. ATTORNEY*
CHURCHILL, MANOLIS, FREEMAN,   COURT APPOINTED ATTORNEY           281.40
                                                              ———-
281.40
For: ABUSED & NEG. CHILD*
PILCHER LAW FIRM, PROF. LLC    COURT APPOINTED ATTORNEY           477.40
                                                              ———-
477.40
For: GOV. BUILDING*******
AMERIPRIDE SERVICES, INC.      SUPPLIES                           130.32
DONLIN, INC                    LABOR/MATERIALS                 12,803.93
CITY OF MILLER                 UTILITIES                          991.71
                                                              ———-
13925.96
For: DIR. OF EQUAL.******
A & B BUSINESS, INC.           SUPPLIES                            18.49
NORTH CENTRAL FARMERS ELEVATOR GAS                                129.51
                                                              ———-
 148.00
For: REG. OF DEEDS*******
A & B BUSINESS, INC.           SUPPLIES                            25.49
OFFICE PEEPS, INC.             SUPPLIES                            11.72
RUSHMORE PLAZA HOLIDAY INN     ROOM AT CONVENTION                 128.76
SUZY WERNSMANN                 MILEAGE                            241.08
                                                              ———-
407.05
For: SHERIFF*************
A+ TIRE & AUTO SERVICE CENTER  MAINTENANCE                         35.00
LAW ENFORCEMENT SYSTEMS INC    SUPPLIES                            58.00
PETTY CASH                     POSTAGE                              7.20
THE MILLER PRESS               PUBLISHING                          43.20
USPS                           POSTAGE                             49.00
VISA                           SUPPLIES/CELLL PHONE               327.14
                                                              ———-
 519.54
For: COUNTY NURSE********
HAND CO MEMORIAL HOSPITAL INC. COUNTY HEALTH NURSE               2954.21
                                                              ———-
 2954.21
For: MENTAL HEALTH*******
CENTER FOR INDEPENDENCE        MONTHLY SUPPORT                    180.00
                                                              ———-
180.00
For: LIBRARY*************
BOB’S DISPOSAL SERVICE         GARBAGE DISPOSAL                    22.00
CITY OF MILLER                 UTILITIES                          469.45
QUILL OFFICE SUPPLIES          SUPPLIES                           329.97
                                                              ———-
821.42
For: EXTENSION***********
A & B BUSINESS, INC.           SUPPLIES                            18.95
MARLYS AUNE                    MILEAGE                             35.28
                                                              ———-
54.23
For: WEED CONTROL********
AT & T                         CELL PHONE                         117.42
HEPPER’S SPORTS CENTER         SUPPLIES                            65.49
CITY OF MILLER                 UTILITIES                          345.76
OAKLEY FARM & RANCH SUPPLY     SUPPLIES                            89.79
PUMP N PAK                     GAS                                444.13
                                                              ———-
1062.59
For: HWY RDS BRIDGES*****
A+ TIRE & AUTO SERVICE CENTER  REPAIRS/SUPPLIES                   315.50
BOB’S GAS                      PROPANE                            415.00
BUTLER MACHINERY               SUPPLIES                            68.40
DIESEL SERVICES INC            REPAIRS                             70.00
FASTENAL COMPANY               SUPPLIES                            28.37
GENERAL EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES,  CONVEYOR LEASE                    2200.00
JEFF HARGENS                   SUPPLIES                            32.00
JENSEN ROCK & SAND INC.        COLD MIX                          9416.40
MICHAEL TODD AND COMPANY       SUPPLIES                           639.98
CITY OF MILLER                 UTILITIES                          384.42
NORTH CENTRAL FARMERS ELEVATOR GAS                                911.24
NORTHWESTERN ENERGY            UTILITIES                           28.75
OAKLEY REPAIR                  REPAIRS/SUPPIES                   4373.57
PUMP N PAK                     GAS                                  7.30
RESEL OIL                      FUEL                             10136.10
SD DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION      SHARE OF BRIDGE PROJECT           1977.43
SHEEHAN MACK SALES & EQUIPMENT SUPPLIES                           374.02
TRUE NORTH STEEL               SUPPLIES                           476.79
                                                              ———-
31855.27
For: E-911***************
CENTURY LINK                   ANI/ALI SERVICES FOR 911           193.95
CITY OF HURON                  JULY 2017 E-911 CHARGES           2565.49
                                                              ———-
2759.44
For: EMERG. & DIS. SERV.*
VISA                           SUPPLIES                           247.62
                                                              ———-
247.62
For: LEPC****************
THE MILLER PRESS               PUBLISHING                          20.52
                                                              ———-
20.52
                                               Total Checks:    59494.22
PREPAID CLAIMS:  GENERAL:   Dakota Energy, Utilities – 50.30; Midcontinent, Phone/Internet – 937.72; Miller Ace, Supplies – 259.04; Sturdevants, Supplies – 12.28   ROAD & BRIDGE:  Dakota Energy, Utilities – 60.25;  Farnams, Supplies – 1196.49; John Deere Financial, Supplies – 645.66; Miller Ace, Supplies – 6.99; Productivity Plus, Supplies – 151.62; Sturdevants, Supplies – 187.58    STATE COLLECTIONS:  SD Dept. of Revenue, Births/Deaths – 330.00; Drivers’ License – 1045.00;  MV Collections – 92,404.67; State/City Sales Tax – 197.18   EDS:  Midco, Internet – 35.00; Miller Ace, Supplies – 40.54   FIRE INS. TAX:  Miller – 17,005.84; Orient – 472.38; Polo – 5038.77; Redfield – 944.77; Ree Heights – 3149.24; South Hand – 944.77; Tulare – 787.30; Wessington – 3149.23   POLO FIRE DISTRICT: August  Collections – 162.65   MODS & PRESERVATION: SDACC – 254.00   PAYROLL:  Commissioners – 2752.05; Auditor’s Office – 3936.77; Treasurer’s Office – 4021.83; States Attorney – 4376.41; Custodian – 2476.40; Director of Equalization – 5672.81; Register of Deeds – 2992.44; Veterans Service Office – 577.19; Sheriff’s Department – 7259.29; Library – 2686.47;  4-H Office – 1397.75; Weed Department – 3242.27; Rubble Site – 1282.84; Zoning – 133.41; EDS – 2303.76; Highway Department – 20,289.83; Delta Dental, Insurance – 1556.34; Dakota Care, Insurance – 25453.47; SDRS, Retirement – 9,357.42; VSP, Vision Insurance – 360.32; American Bank & Trust, Withholding/FICA – 19,272.38   Total:  250,870.72
 
PLAT APPROVAL
            A plat was presented by Bradley Ufen for approval in Logan Township. A motion was made by Commissioner Jones, seconded by Commissioner Wangsness, motion carried with all voting aye, that a plat showing “UFEN ADDITION in the Southwest ¼ of Section 23, Township 111 North, Range 68 West of the 5th P.M., Hand County, South Dakota,” be approved, and the county auditor of Hand County, South Dakota is hereby directed to endorse on said plat a copy of the resolution and certify the same thereon.
WEED DEPARTMENT
            Weed Supervisor Randy Peck met with the board to update them on the accident involving the county pickup that was hit-and-run.  Claims Associates will give the county $9,525 less a deductible of $250 for the pickup or will give the county $7,795 if we keep the vehicle and repair it.  Peck was told to check into the cost of making the pickup functional by replacing the damaged headlight; otherwise, he can see if there is a usable pickup that can be purchased for $9275.00.
HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT
            Supervisor Jeff Hargens told the commissioners that the State Signing Program will start in 2020.  The State has a list of township officers and will be contacting them.
            Discussion was held regarding fence lines setting in the right of way.  A notice will be published in the paper letting residents/landowners know that they will need to move their fences off the right of way.  The notice will be followed by letters to those who do not comply.  It will also be noted in the paper that over spraying the ditches and killing the grass will be addressed as well.
            Hargens was given permission to attend the Region 8 meeting October 18-19.
            Hargens said that a bridge south of St. Lawrence near the Lyle Ford place will be replaced with a cast-in-place box culvert by next October, 2018.
DEPUTY RESIGNATION
            Deputy Steven Flanagan resigned in September but has agreed to serve as a part time deputy sheriff.  Sheriff DeBoer asked that Flanagan’s resignation be amended to reclassify him as a part time deputy.  A motion was made by Commissioner Wernsmann, seconded by Commissioner Wangsness, to hire Flanagan part time at his current pay.  Motion carried with all voting aye.  Two people have expressed interest in working part time to maintain their certification.  Both are from outside Hand County.  The Board gave DeBoer permission to look into hiring them.
            DeBoer asked the Board to approve added wordage to his approved pay scale as written below.
Entry Level
-uncertified
Entry + 6m Probation
Entry + Probation & Certification
Entry Level –certified
-experience
Certified + Probation
Certified plus 1y
Certified plus 18m
Certified plus 24m
Certified plus 36m
Start
+$0.50
+$0.50
Start
+$0.75
+$0.75
+$0.75
+$0.75
+$1.00
$18.00
$18.50
$19.00
$19.00
$19.75
$20.50
$21.25
$22.00
$23.00
$18.25
$18.75
$19.50
$19.50
$20.25
$21.00
$21.75
$22.50
$23.50
$18.50
$19.00
$20.00
$19.75
$20.50
$21.25
$22.00
$22.75
$23.75
Chief Deputy
(Salaried position)
3 years + experience in the HCSO
Year 4: 75% of Sheriff
Year 6:
80% of Sheriff
Year 8: 90% of Sheriff
All shifts are upon approval of the county commission upon presentation of the sheriff.  Probationary status is not limited to six months.
Subject to commission approval, any increase in wages granted to all employees shall shift the wages listed above by 50% of the granted wage.  For example, if the commission approves a $0.50 /hour wage increase for current employees, this scale shall shift by $0.25 per hour across all fields.  These adjustments shall be in whole cents rounded down if 1/2 cent or less, and up if more than 1/2 cent.  Percentage raises shall be broke down to hourly equivalents and calculated as above.  The base number of full time hours is 2,080.
The three rows of figures allows for the sheriff (subject to commission approval) to shift wages without advancing the person in steps (rows).  For example, if a deputy brings certain skills to the job, the sheriff may apply to the commission to have that skill recognized and the pay adjusted accordingly.
In addition, the commission approved a stipend of $100 per month for employees who become certified EMT’s and remain active in the service of the community ambulance while so employed.  “Active” is defined elsewhere and does not include services provided while on shift.  The stipend is based on months of active service and is to be paid in the month of December upon completion of the year.  Employees who leave before the yearend forfeit their stipend.
A motion was made by Commissioner Jones, seconded by Commissioner Wangsness, to approve above wordage added to the Sheriff’s pay scale.  Motion carried with all voting aye.
            The FFY 2018 Highway Safety Project Agreement was presented for approval.  The amount of Federal Funds to be received is $7550.33 with matching State and Local funds of $1887.58, giving a total budget of $9437.91.  A motion was made by Commissioner Jones, seconded by Commissioner Wernsmann, to approve the 2018 Highway Safety Project Agreement and authorize J.D. Wangsness to sign the agreement.  Motion carried with all voting aye.
DAKOTACARE
                Mike LeBrun, DakotaCare Insurance, met with the Board and gave an update on the three health insurance options that were given to county employees.  The newest option included an HSA (Health Savings Account) for which several employees signed up.  The county’s plans runs September 1 to August 31 each year.
 
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
            Director Alex Roeber reminded the board members that the next LEPC meeting will be held Tuesday, October 10.  A power point will be given.
            Roeber asked that the 4th SLA Quarterly Activity Report be signed by the chairman and approved by the Board.  It was moved by Commissioner Jones, seconded by Commissioner Iverson, to approve the SLA Quarterly Activity Report.  Motion carried with all voting aye.
            Roeber received approval from Shawnie Rechtenbaugh, South Dakota 911 Coordinator, to use 911 funds to purchase the RoIP Gateway equipment.  A quote was presented from Sioux Falls Two Way Radio SVC, Inc. for the equipment at a cost of $4,407.00, including installation.  The equipment will improve the two-way radio communication with Huron 911 Dispatch countywide.  A motion was made by Commissioner Wernsmann, seconded by Commissioner Wangsness, to approve the purchase for Gateway equipment.  Motion carried with all voting aye.
            Roeber met with the Miller City Council to discuss improving the boundary for city law enforcement and 911 service.  Roeber presented a map which outlines the area to be covered by Miller City law enforcement which the city then adopted.  A motion was made by Commissioner Jones, seconded by Commissioner Wangsness, to accept the 911 response area for city law enforcement as adopted by Miller City.  Motion carried with all voting aye.  Residents are reminded to call 911 for emergencies and not local law enforcement.
OTHER
It was moved by Commissioner Wernsmann, seconded by Commissioner Jones, to accept the Register of Deeds’ Statement of Fees for the month of August, 2017 in the sum of $8,393.50. Motion carried with all voting aye.
David Nelson met with the board regarding acreage for which he has paid taxes since 1996 and does not own.  The Board apologized for the error and an abatement will be made for next year’s taxes.
                                    AUDITOR’S ACCOUNT WITH THE TREASURER
(SDCL 7-10-3)
            As of the close of business the last day of September, 2017
            Cash on Hand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           $   1,153.20
            Checks in Treasurer’s Possession less than 3 days . . . . . . . . .              37,631.03
            Checks in Treasurer’s Possession more than 3 days . . . . . . . .                       0.00
            Cash Items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                      0.00
            Petty Cash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                   300.00
Reconciled Demand Deposits:
                        American Bank & Trust. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           39,038.19
                        Quoin Bank Miller  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           28,255.80
Time Deposits:
            American Bank & Trust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           2,529,085.16
            Quoin Bank Miller  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .             44,977.91
Investment:
                        Library Checking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           18,649.83
                        Library CD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           12,400.00
                        Library Stocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .          10,633.00
            TOTAL CASH ASSETS  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  $ 2,722,124.12
 
 
 
 
 
 
            The next regular meeting of the Hand County Commissioners will be held Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.  A motion was made by Commissioner Jones to adjourn at 11:00 a.m.
Gib Rodgers, Chairman
Hand County Board of Commissioners
(Attest)
Sandra Selting, Hand County Auditor
Minutes Oct 3 2017 (ddb) (downloadable)

OCTOBER 3, 2017
HAND COUNTY ZONING BOARD
MILLER, SOUTH DAKOTA
The Hand County Zoning Board convened at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, to discuss the Wind Energy System (WES).  Present were Acting Chairman Jim Jones, Jim Iverson and J. D. Wangsness, and Zoning Director Terry Augspurger.  Matt Heck and Patrick Landess, representatives from Scout Clean Energy, were also present.
Some of the concerns expressed regarding WES include the decimal levels, setbacks from residences, right of ways and property lines as well as communication towers. The Board went through the proposed ordinance draft and looked at each area of concern.  Matt Heck said that the noise level shall not exceed 50 dBA.  Discussion was held on setbacks including a Hand County resident who thought it should be two miles which others did not feel was feasible.  Another concern is the decommissioning of the towers at the end of their natural lifetime.  The Board felt there should be a plan in place before construction showing sufficient resources to properly decommission the towers and that annual reporting should be made to the county showing financial security for their decommissioning plan.
The Board decided to select a sub-group of two commissioners and States’ Attorney Elton Anson to further review the ordinance.  They will look at the state statutes and combine them with the ordinance provided by Deuel County, which the Board felt was the best one available.  Commissioner Gib Rodgers and J.D. Wangsness will serve on the committee along with Anson.
The committee will go through all aspects of the proposed ordinance and present their recommendation to the Board at which time a zoning meeting will be held.
      A motion to adjourn at 3:00 p.m. was made by Commissioner Wangsness.
                                                                                                     
Jim Jones, Acting Chairman
 Hand County Zoning Board
(Attest)
                                                                                                           
Sandra Selting, Hand County Auditor

Minutes October 3 2017 ZONING


Notice is hereby given that Hand County through its Board of Zoning will hold a hearing for the purpose of taking testimony from interested parties who are either proponents or opponents of the requested application for conditional use permit requested by Northern Prime Feeders, LLC (proposing construction of a 50,000 head feedlot) located at the Eagle Pass Ranch property located in the SW 1/4 and W 1/2 SE 1/4 of section 20; N 1/2 NW 1/4 and NW 1/4 NE 1/4 of section 29; government lots 3 and 4 and SE 1/4 of section 19; and government lot 1 and N 1/2 NE 1/4 of section 30 all in township 112-70 (Ree Heights).  Prior to the meeting, the Zoning Administrator will receive written comments under the following conditions:

1.      They must be either printed or type written for legibility.

2.      They must be signed legibly by all parties represented in the comment.

3.      The comments must clearly state the person or persons or organization submitting the comment and who their spokesperson is.

4.      The writer must declare in the first paragraph if the comment is in support of, or against, or neutral as to adoption or passage of the conditional use permit.

5.      The comments are to either be delivered to or mailed in printed form to the Zoning Administrator c/o: Hand County Assessor’s Office, 415 West 1st Avenue, Miller, South Dakota 57362.

6.      The comment period begins March 12, 2014 and ends April 2, 2014.  Comments not postmarked or received by April 2, 2014 may not be considered for review.

7.      The writer acknowledges in presentation of the comment that it is a public record and open to inspection and reproduction upon request of any interested party.

 

A public hearing will be held on April 22, 2014 at 1 P.M. (CT) in the courtroom of the Hand County courthouse at which time public testimony will be taken from proponents and from opponents as it relates to passage of the conditional use permit.  Testimony can be offered under the following conditions:

 

1.      The person to offer testimony must notify the zoning administrator by April 18, 2014 and provide all printed materials for distribution.  The printed materials must be written in the same manner as the written comments above.

2.      Copies are to be provided by the presenter for each of the board members and any member of the gallery requested them. (local staff will not make copies)

3.      The person offering testimony must identify themselves to the panel and state whether they are speaking as a proponent, opponent or are neutral in their position.

4.      The person offering testimony is to speak clearly, loudly and to the panel, no comments will be addressed to the crowd, only the zoning board.

5.      Testimony is to be confined to the issuance of the conditional use permit.

6.      Each speaker will be allowed 3 minutes to offer testimony.  At the conclusion, the speaker will return to their seat.  There will be no “yielding” of one speakers time to another.

7.      Groups will be heard individually, by a single spokesperson and only if they are registered individually.

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Flood Damage / Disaster Declaration (May 13, 2011)

Office of the Governor

 

500 E. Capitol Ave.
Pierre, S.D. 57501
(605) 773-3212
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, May 13, 2011
CONTACT: Terry Woster, DPS Public Information Officer, 605-773-3178
Presidential Flood Disaster Declaration Approved
PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today that 28 South Dakota countieswill get federal financial assistance to help recover from widespread spring flooding.
The assistance is made available through a Presidential Disaster Declarationsigned Friday, May 13, 2011, by President Obama. The financial assistance is for emergency work and repair or replacement of flood-damaged public infrastructure.
Preliminary assessments showed the flooding caused an estimated $7.1 million in damage to roads, culverts, bridges and other public infrastructure in the affected counties.
“Flooding has caused extensive damage in the eastern half of South Dakota, and federal funds to help pay for the cost of repairing damage to roads and other public property will bring welcome relief,” the Governor said. “I appreciate the quick response to my request earlier this week for a Presidential Disaster Declaration.’’
A disaster declaration authorizes the federal government to provide relief and recovery assistance for up to 75 percent of the eligible damage to public infrastructure in the affected areas.
Counties included in the request are: Aurora, Beadle, Brookings, Brown, Buffalo, Clark, Codington, Day, Edmunds, Faulk, Grant, Hamlin, Hand, Hughes, Hyde, Jackson, Jerauld, Kingsbury, Lake, Marshall, Miner, Moody, Perkins, Potter, Roberts, Sanborn, Spink and Sully.

 

Hand County Commission approves road agreement

The Miller Press ( link here )

March 1, 2011

HAND COUNTY COMMISSION

MILLER, SOUTH DAKOTA

The Hand County Board of Commissioners convened at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 1, 2011. Members present were Chairman Todd Waring, Jim Iverson, Ron Campbell, Larry Rowen and Luke Wernsmann.

It was moved by Commissioner Campbell, seconded by Commissioner Rowen, to approve the minutes of February 1 and to approve the following warrants for payment. Motion carried with all voting aye.

For BOARD OF COUNTY COMM:

  • DAKOTA PC, PROFESSIONAL SERVICE, 147.00;
  • MATTHEW BENDER, SUPPLIES, 34.47;
  • THE MILLER PRESS, PUBLISHING, 161.22.

Total: $ 342.69

For ELECTIONS:

  • THE MILLER PRESS, PUBLISHING, 583.00.

Total: $ 583.00

For JUDICIAL SYSTEM:

  • SD ASSN OF CO. COMMISSIONERS, LEGAL EXP QUARTERLY ASSESSMENT, 2352.69.

Total: $ 2352.69

For AUDITOR:

  • U.S. POSTAL SERVICE, POSTAGE, 659.75;
  • OFFICE EQUIPMENT CO INC., SUPPLIES, 221.14;
  • PITNEY BOWES, POSTAGE METER RENT, 309.00;
  • THE MILLER PRESS, PUBLISHING, 237.00.

Total: $ 1426.89

For TREASURER:

  • SHERRIL K. KOECK, SHIPPING CHARGE, 5.67;
  • THE MILLER PRESS, DELINQUENT TAX LIST 2010, 123.80.

Total: $ 129.47

For STATES ATTORNEY:

  • DEPT OF REVENUE, REMITTANCE CTR TEST, 35.00.

Total: $ 35.00

For GOV. BUILDING:

  • BOB’S DISPOSAL SERVICE, GARBAGE DISPOSAL, 90.00;
  • DAKOTA PC, LAPTOP REPAIR, 45.00;
  • DEGEEST ELECTRICAL SERVICE, SUPPLIES, 834.62;
  • G & R CONTROLS, INC., BOILER REPAIR, 793.32;
  • MIDWEST SUPPLY, SUPPLIES, 18.95.

Total: $ 1781.89

For DIR. OF EQUAL:

  • U.S. POSTAL SERVICE, POSTAGE, 17.60;
  • OFFICE EQUIPMENT CO INC, SUPPLIES, 2.20;
  • THE MILLER PRESS, PUBLISHING, 22.00.

Total: $41.80

For SHERIFF:

  • JIM DEUTER, TOWING, 25.00;
  • JIM HENSON, SUPPLIES, 13.74;
  • JUSTICE FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, SUPPLIES, 321.31;
  • S.D. FEDERAL PROPERTY AGENCY, SUPPLIES, 25.00;
  • SIMONS OUTDOOR SPORTS, AMMUNITION, 134.25;
  • THE FABRIC INN, SUPPLIES, 4.00;
  • TONY’S REPAIR, MAINTENANCE, 43.45.

Total: $ 566.75

For JAIL:

  • BEADLE COUNTY SHERIFF, PRISONER CARE, 260.00;
  • FAULK COUNTY SHERIFF DEPT, PRISONER CARE, 120.00;
  • JUSTICE FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, SUPPLIES, 89.98.

Total: $ 469.98

For SOLID WASTE:

  • OFFICE EQUIPMENT SERVICE, SUPPLIES, 51.60.

Total: $ 51.60

For CARE OF POOR (CARE):

  • AVERA ST LUKE’S, MEDICAL #2011-01, 698.00;
  • SDACC, POOR RELIEF ANNUAL ASSESSMENT, 2882.00.

Total: $ 3580.00

For LIBRARY:

  • AMAZON, BOOKS, 286.72;
  • BOB’S DISPOSAL SERVICE, GARBAGE DISPOSAL, 20.00;
  • BOB’S GAS, PROPANE, 560.00;
  • CITY OF MILLER, UTILITIES, 171.14;
  • THOMAS BOUREGY & CO., INC., BOOKS, 139.50.

Total: $ 1177.36

For EXTENSION:

  • U.S. POSTAL SERVICE, POSTAGE, 112.97;
  • HAND COUNTY TREASURER, POSTAGE, 5.20;
  • DENISE LINGSCHEIT, SUPPLIES/MILEAGE, 91.74;
  • OFFICE EQUIPMENT CO INC, SUPPLIES, 79.98;
  • ANN PRICE, TRAVEL EXPENSES/SUPPLIES, 17.47;
  • ANN PRICE, MILEAGE, 180.40;
  • RELIABLE OFFICE SUPPLY, SUPPLIES, 66.00;
  • TUCKER’S SUPER VALU, SUPPLIES, 5.58.

Total: $ 559.34

For WEED CONTROL:

  • C & R SUPPLY, REPAIRS, 85.37.

Total: $ 85.37

For ZONING:

  • TERRY AUGSPURGER, MILEAGE, 39.59.

Total: $ 39.59

For HWY RDS BRIDGES:

  • CENTRAL DISTRIBUTING, SUPPLIES, 179.90;
  • CHRISTIANSEN WELDING & MACHINE, REPAIRS/SUPPLIES, 85.43;
  • FARMERS OIL CO, FUEL, 89.40;
  • MAC’S #010 – HURON, SUPPLIES, 89.28;
  • MIDWEST COOPERATIVES, DYED FUEL, 13517.28;
  • NORTHWESTERN ENERGY, UTILITIES, 65.16;
  • SDACHS, REGISTRATION FEE, 80.00;
  • THE MILLER PRESS, PUBLISHING, 28.80;
  • TUCKER’S SUPER VALU, SUPPLIES, 13.98.

Total: $ 14149.23

For EMERG. & DIS. SERVICES:

  • U.S. POSTAL SERVICE, POSTAGE, 9.68;
  • TUCKER’S SUPER VALU, SUPPLIES, 51.59;
  • VISA, SUPPLIES, 343.69.

Total: $ 404.96

Total Checks: $ 27777.61

PREPAID CLAIMS: GENERAL FUND:

  • A & B Business, Copier Maintenance – 68.79;
  • Alco, Supplies – 36.98;
  • Best Business, Copier Maintenance – 162.93;
  • Bob’s Gas, Fuel – 586.02;
  • Dakota Energy, Utilities – 107.72;
  • Servall Uniform, Supplies – 304.96;
  • HCMH, Health Nurse – 2624.83;
  • Huron Adj. Center, Monthly Support – 180.00;
  • Justice Federal Credit, Supplies – 129.48;
  • Midcontinent Communications, Phone – 559.87;
  • City of Miller, Utilities – 870.66;
  • SDACO, Dues – 786.87;
  • Pitney Bowes, Supplies – 205.17;
  • PRYNTCOMM, Supplies – 65.06;
  • True Value, Supplies – 63.56;
  • Verizon, Cell Phone – 70.46.

ROAD & BRIDGE:

  • A-Ox Welding, Supplies – 170.00;
  • Alco, Supplies – 39.99;
  • Ameripride, Supplies – 323.58;
  • Bob’s Disposal, Garbage – 45.00;
  • Bob’s Gas, Fuel – 4915.40;
  • CRA Payment Center, Supplies – 11.00;
  • Dakota Energy, Utilities – 63.81;
  • Farm Plan, Supplies/Rentals – 8417.40;
  • Farnams, Repairs/Supplies – 842.16;
  • GCR Tire Center, Supplies – 600.00;
  • Great Western Tire, Repairs – 8779.48;
  • HSBC Business Solutions, Supplies – 202.60;
  • Huron Culvert, Supplies – 2013.60;
  • Midcontinent Communications, Phone – 596.86;
  • Miller City, Utilities – 803.51;
  • North Central Farmers Elevator, Supplies – 20.00;
  • Sturdevant’s Auto Parts, Supplies – 91.36;
  • True Value, Supplies – 5.19;
  • Verizon, Cell Phone – 58.54.

E-911:

  • Qwest, 2011 February ANI/ALI – 233.65.

EDS:

  • Bob’s Gas, Fuel – 252.20;
  • True Value, Supplies – 11.07.

MID-DAKOTA:

  • Central Plains Water District, January Collections – .49;
  • James River Valley Water District, January Collections – 335.81.

STATE COLLECTIONS:

  • Birth/Death Certificates – 830.00;
  • Drivers License – 1170.00; MV Collections – 60682.27.

POLO FIRE DISTRICT:

  • January Collections – 505.85.

LEPC:

  • Midcontinent Communications, Internet for 2011 – 665.00.

PAYROLL:

  • Commissioners – 1565.46; Auditor’s Office – 3370.15;
  • Treasurer’s Office – 3253.02;
  • States Attorney – 3300.28;
  • Custodian – 2066.66;
  • Director of Equalization – 4551.49;
  • Register of Deeds – 1061.76;
  • Veterans Service Office – 589.68;
  • Sheriff’s Department – 7427.22;
  • Library – 2609.95;
  • Extension – 969.25;
  • Weed Department – 1878.09;
  • Rubble Site – 631.00;
  •  Zoning – 88.35;
  • Emergency Management – 1434.18;
  • Highway Department – 22433.61;
  • Delta Dental, Insurance – 1929.52;
  • Dakota Care, Insurance – 19860.47;
  • SDRS, Retirement – 9358.40;
  • VSP, Vision Insurance – 406.39;
  • American Bank & Trust, Withholding/FICA – 15308.66 Total: $ 202,995.24

COUNTY RANGELAND FIRE PROTECTION

A request was received from the S.D. Department of Agriculture to provide names of individuals who are authorized to request fire suppression assistance from the State in fighting rangeland fires within Hand County when so requested by the county. Persons authorized to request assistance shall be County Commission Chairman Todd Waring and Miller Fire Chief Steve Resel.

RESIGNATION

A letter of resignation was received from Extension Secretary Sonya Ellis effective February 25, 2011. It was moved by Commissioner Iverson, seconded by Commissioner Rowen, to accept her resignation. Motion carried with all voting aye.

ROAD & BRIDGE

Highway Superintendent Ron Blachford reported that $145,063 has been spent for snow removal including $19688 for the unorganized townships.

The Lake Louise road needs a new matte and base work, which is paid by the State. FAS funds can be used to complete the job.

It was moved by Commissioner Wernsmann, seconded by Commissioner Campbell, to approve a bid letting for the Highway Department for supplies including oil and fuel and for machine rental. Motion carried with all voting aye. The bid letting will be held on Tuesday, April 5, at 10:00 a.m. during the Commissioners’ meeting.

It was moved by Commissioner Iverson, seconded by Commissioner Rowen, to approve the following agreement with the State to provide for striping and continued maintenance of county roads. Motion carried with all voting aye.

AGREEMENT NO. 2011-01

AN AGREEMENT TO PROVIDE FOR THE STRIPING OF COUNTY ROADS WITHIN HAND COUNTY

AND PROVIDE FOR THEIR CONTINUING MAINTENANCE

This AGREEMENT made by and between the State of South Dakota, Department of Transportation, Transportation Commission, hereinafter referred to as “STATE” and the Board of County Commissioners, HAND County, South Dakota, hereinafter referred to as “COUNTY”.

THIS AGREEMENT is made by and between the State of South Dakota, acting by and through its Department of Transportation, hereinafter referred to as “STATE”, and Hand County, South Dakota, acting by and through its Board of County Commissioners, hereinafter referred to as “COUNTY”.

RECITALS:

1. STATE has allocated $500,000 to a statewide county highway striping project designated as project number P000S(00)301 PCN 00ZL, hereinafter referred to as “PROJECT”. STATE funds will pay for 60% of PROJECT costs up to a maximum amount of Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($500,000). COUNTY funds to pay remainder of PROJECT costs; and

2. COUNTY desires to be included in PROJECT for the striping of approximately 53.00 miles of COUNTY roads at an estimated cost shown on Schedule A, attached hereto and hereby made a part of this AGREEMENT.

NOW THEREFORE, the parties to this AGREEMENT agree as follows:

A. STATE will perform the following activities:

1. STATE will prepare plans, advertise PROJECT for bids, award contract to lowest responsible bidder, and administer construction of PROJECT.

STATE will bill COUNTY for COUNTY’S forty percent (40%) share of the program limit, together with any amount over the program limit, at one hundred percent (100%), as set out in the estimate in the attached Schedule A.

B. COUNTY will perform the following activities:

1. COUNTY will sweep roadways to be striped in advance of the Contractor’s operations.

2. COUNTY will provide PROJECT inspection.

3. COUNTY will insure that beginning and end of each no passing zone is clearly marked with either a NO PASSING ZONE sign (W14-3), a DO NOT PASS sign (R4-1), a PASS WITH CARE sign (R4-2), or a 9′ steel channel post driven 3.5′ to 4′ near the right-of-way line with the top 2′ painted yellow. If no passing zones have to be established or re-established, COUNTY will do so at its own expense.

4. COUNTY agrees to reimburse STATE in accordance with A.2 of AGREEMENT upon receipt of billing from the STATE. Any costs above the STATE’S share of the allocated costs will be one hundred percent (100%) the COUNTY’S responsibility.

5. COUNTY agrees to provide for continuing maintenance upon completion of PROJECT.

C. General Conditions

1. Costs associated with PROJECT include preliminary engineering and construction engineering a well as construction costs.

2. This AGREEMENT may not be amended, except in writing, which writing shall be expressly identified as a part hereof, and be signed by an authorized representative of each of the parties hereto.

3. STATE may terminate this AGREEMENT on thirty (30) days’ written notice. In the event the COUNTY breaches any of the terms or conditions hereof, this AGREEMENT may be terminated by the STATE at any time with or without notice.

4. This AGREEMENT depends upon the continued availability of appropriated funds and expenditure authority from the Legislature for this purpose. If for any reason the Legislature fails to appropriate funds or grant expenditure authority, or funds become unavailable by operation of law or federal funds reductions, the AGREEMENT may be terminated by the STATE. Termination for any of these reasons is not a default by the STATE nor does it give rise to a claim against the STATE.

5. This AGREEMENT is binding upon the signatories hereto not as individuals but solely in their capacities as officials of their respective organizations and acknowledges proper action of STATE and COUNTY to enter into same.

6. The COUNTY has designated its County Commission Chairperson as the COUNTY’s authorized representative and has empowered its Chairperson with the authority to sign this Agreement on behalf of the COUNTY. A copy of the COUNTY’s commission minutes or resolution authorizing the execution of this Agreement by the Chairperson is attached hereto as Exhibit M.

An application for occupancy on the right of way of county highways was received for approval. It was moved by Commissioner Wernsmann, seconded by Commissioner Campbell, to approve the following application from Venture Communications. Motion carried with all voting aye.

APPLICATION FOR OCCUPANCY ON

THE RIGHT OF WAY OF COUNTY HIGHWAYS

Application has been made by Venture Communications Cooperative for a cable occupancy of Highway Numbers 218 St., 219 St., 220 St., 368 Ave., and 369 Ave. in Section 24, Township 109N, Range 67W and Sections 19, 20, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, Township 109N, Range 66W, Hand County, South Dakota. Project No. 2011 Wessington Springs.

A sketch showing the location must be attached.

The following information is pertinent to the proposed installation: Intended usage is telephone communications; Cable Type is buried fiber optic cable; Outside Diameter is .5″ to 1.5″; and Method of Installation is plowing, trenching, backhoeing and boring. This installation will comply with the National Safety code. A marker sign will be installed where appropriate.

MOTORGRADER FINANCING

Two quotes were received for financing on the second road grader purchased by the county. Quoin Financial Bank proposed an interest rate of 4.21% and American Bank & Trust submitted a quote of 3.95%. It was moved by Commissioner Rowen, seconded by Commissioner Wernsmann, to accept the quote of 3.95% from American Bank & Trust. Motion carried with all voting aye.

EDS

Brian Duxbury said that he has collected three different quotes for purchasing the new repeater. The lowest bid came from a company out of New York for $2382.30, which was $500 cheaper than the other quotes. It was moved by Commissioner Rowen, seconded by Commissioner Wernsmann, to approve the purchase from New York. Motion carried with all voting aye.

PROPERTY ASSESSMENTS

Director Terry Augspurger told the board that property values for residential homes in Miller increased 5%. Non-ag residential homes and acreages outside corporate limits within Hand County increased 10%. Ag land values increased an average of 9% per acre.

SHERIFF’S REPORT

Sheriff Doug DeBoer discussed options for purchasing a newer used vehicle for his department. He reported that Stobbs Sales has a Chevy Trail Blazer for under $20,000, which would leave him $5000.00 for equipment needed for the vehicle. Stobbs’ were also checking on a couple of other vehicles in the same price range. Permission was given for DeBoer to use his discretion in selecting a vehicle and including Commissioner Campbell in his decision.

Doug was given permission to attend the Sheriff’s Association meeting in Deadwood April 6-8.

WEED DEPARTMENT

Weed Supervisor John Fanning discussed advertising for seasonal help and for a new weed supervisor. It was moved by Commissioner Wernsmann, seconded by Commissioner Iverson, that an ad be placed for seasonal labor at $9.00 per hour and for a weed supervisor at $27,500 annually. Motion carried with all voting aye.

The board approved the publishing of a notice for “Intent to Inspect” allowing access to property for inspection of weeds.

The board approved the re-appointment of Ken Stevens for a 3-year term on the Hand County Weed Board.

The Annual Info Show will be held at the Ree Heights Auditorium on Monday, March 7, at 5:30 p.m.

John requested permission to retain his current cell phone number and have it transferred to his name which the board approved.

RAIL AUTHORITY PUBLIC HEARING

A public hearing was held at the scheduled time of 11:00 a.m. in the courtroom of the courthouse with approximately 30 to 40 people in attendance. Lynn Harrell explained the plans they have for constructing a grain terminal west of Miller. Chuck Jepson was present and was later joined by Toby Morris of Northland Securities. The floor was then opened for comments and concerns from the audience.

The Hand County Board of Commissioners reconvened their meeting in the Commission chambers where a motion was made by Commissioner Wernsmann, seconded by Commissioner Rowen, to approve the formation of the Hand County Regional Rail Authority Board. Three commissioners were appointed to serve on said board to include James Iverson, Larry Rowen and Luke Wernsmann. Motion carried with all voting aye.

OTHER

It was moved by Commissioner Wernsmann, seconded by Commissioner Campbell, to accept the Register of Deeds’ Statement of Fees for the month of January 2011 in the sum of $5851.50. Motion carried with all voting aye.

Permission was given to Jim Testerman to attend the SDACHS Annual Short Course meeting March 15-17 in Deadwood.

Custodian Elaine Cary was given permission to order a transport of fuel for the courthouse. She also requested that three trees along the driveway be removed as time permits. The Highway Department will cut them down and haul them out this spring.

AUDITOR’S ACCOUNT WITH THE TREASURER

(SDCL 7-10-3)

As of the close of business the last day of February 2011

Cash on Hand – $ 907.20

Checks in Treasurer’s Possession less than 3 days – 22,022.46

Checks in Treasurer’s Possession more than 3 days – 00.00

Cash Items – 5.20

Reconciled Demand Deposits:

American Bank & Trust – 683.49

Quoin Bank Miller – 1,115.09

Time Deposits:

American Bank & Trust – 1,846,062.76

Quoin Bank Miller – 28,400.34

Investment:

Library Checking – 8,363.76

Library CD – 12,400.00

Library Stocks – 13,952.00

TOTAL CASH ASSETS:

$ 1,933,912.30

The next regular meeting of the Hand County Board of Commissioners will be held Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. Motion to adjourn meeting at 12:17 p.m. was made by Commissioner Iverson.

Todd Waring, Chairman

Hand County Board of Commissioners

(Attest)

Sandra Selting, Hand County Auditor

Published 3-16-2011 at the total approximate cost of $169.26.