April 24, 2017

Commission

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.