Jan. 16, 2018
JANUARY 16, 2018 – GENERAL MEETING
Meeting called to order by Commission Chair Fjeldheim at 8:45 A.M. in the Commissioner’s Chambers, Courthouse Annex, Brown County, SD. Present were Commissioners Hansen, Sutton and Kippley. Commissioner Fischbach was absent. Commissioner Sutton led the Pledge of Allegiance.
MINUTES: Moved by Sutton, seconded by Hansen to approve the Joint City County Meeting Minutes of January 8, 2018 and the General Meeting Minutes of January 9, 2018. All members present voting aye. Motion carried.
CLAIMS: Moved by Kippley, seconded by Hansen to approve the following claims:
Machinery & Equipment: Accruit, LLC $40,947.00; Diesel Machinery $38,500.00.
Other: City of Aberdeen $567.85; Aberdeen Development Corp $20,000.00.
Professional Fees: Avera St. Lukes $3,062.55; Kelli J Aslesen $54.75; Jodi Brown $207.50; Certified Languages International $871.20; Dean Schaefer $270.00; Ryan Dell $441.80; Dohrer Law Office $150.40; Kuck Law Office $273.60; Language Line Services $435.19; Lewis & Clark BHS $320.00; LexisNexis Risk Data Mgmt $68.45; Lutheran Social Services $3,550.26; Rogers Law Office $1,356.00; Sanford Health Occupational $330.00; SD Dept of Revenue & Regulation $1,028.00; SD State’s Attorney Assoc $1,746.00; Christy Griffin-Serr Law Office $211.50; Siegel, Barnett & Schutz $2,012.07; State Bar of South Dakota $1,950.00; Tammy Stolle Court Reporting $264.80; Taliaferro Law Firm $1,306.60.
Publishing: Aberdeen American News $1,402.31; Aberdeen Community Theatre $250.00; Forum Communications Company $32.62; Groton Independent $219.13.
Rentals: Praxair $23.65; Roland Moerke $8.75.
Repairs & Maintenance: Praxair $273.95; Roland Moerke $38.50; Randal E Weber $60.00; Timothy C Gardner $142.00; GCR Tires & Service $9,237.94; Grafix Shoppe $1,158.06; Graham Tire Inc $648.00; Honeywell International $26,335.15; Hoven Auto Repair $395.74; Otis Elevator $875.00; Sheehan Mack Sales $6,200.00.
Supplies: Aberdeen Area Radiator $200.00; Advance Stores $566.31; Alcopro, Inc $576.00; Aberdeen Ventures $250.00; Cash-Wa Distibuting $4,748.15; Roland Moerke $230.00; Aberdeen Medical Center Pharmacy $507.29; West Payment Center $1,716.18; GCR Tire & Service $15.00; MB LLC $20.00; Patricia Kendall $48.38; Kesslers $69.85; L.G. Everist $1,435.24; Marco Inc. $33.51; Menards $103.93; Midstates Printing $1,707.25; Northern Valley Communications $26.02; Pantorium Cleaners $43.00; Pharmchem $50.00; Sanford Health Occupational $96.00.
Travel & Conference: City of Groton $66.96; SD Assoc of Assessing $375.00; SDSU Extension $121.44.
Utilities: City of Aberdeen $308.99; Quest Corporation $53.13; City of Hecla $203.07; Economy Propane $341.77; State of South Dakota $105.50; James Valley Telecommunications $228.30; Midcontinent Communications $330.00; Northern Electric COOP $461.68; Northern Valley Communication $795.28; Verizon Wireless $220.09. All members present voting aye. Motion carried.
HR REPORT: Moved by Kippley, seconded by Sutton to approve the following Commission Assistant/HR Office Report, which includes the following personnel changes:
Acknowledge dismissal of Patrick Hanson, Dispatcher, effective January 11, 2018; and further approve request to fill vacancy.
Approve hiring Clifford Rhodes as Welfare Director, effective January 22, 2018 @ pro-rated annual salary of $53,590.82.
All members present voting aye. Motion carried.
CLUBHOUSE CONCESSION RFP: Moved by Kippley, seconded by Sutton to approve and authorize the Chair sign Contract for operation of the Club House with Aberdeen Hockey Association for the Brown County Fairs held in 2018, 2019 and 2020, with amendments contained in the original request for proposal received October 17, 2017, mutually agreed upon and incorporated into the agreement. All members present voting aye. Motion carried.
INTEREST STATEMENT: Moved by Hansen, seconded by Kippley to accept for filing the October – December 2017 Interest Statement in amount of $10,596.25, submitted by County Treasurer Sheila Enderson. All members present voting aye. Motion carried.
AUDITORS REPORT OF ACCOUNT: Moved by Sutton, seconded by Hansen to approve the December 2017 Auditor’s Report of Account with the County Treasurer in total amount of $15,321,555.24 (total amount of actual cash @ $4,010.63, Cash items (bad checks) @ $989.37, US Bank @ $16,520.70, Dacotah Bank @ $6,802,921.19, Petty Cash/Change Funds @ $2,600.00, Fund Investments @ $8,494,513.35). All members present voting aye. Motion carried.
ABATEMENT: Moved by Kippley, seconded by Hansen to approve and authorize the Chair sign the following Abatement: Homes Are Possible Inc @ $1,218.19 (building demolished). All members present voting aye. Motion carried.
DRONE INSURANCE: Moved by Sutton, seconded by Hansen to approve and authorize the Chair sign proposal for Aircraft Liability Insurance to cover the drone and original camera in amount of $1,040.00, declining TRIA/War coverage; and further to purchase optional coverage for the Thermal Image Camera @ $900.00 and remote control unit @ $65.00. All members present voting aye. Motion carried.
FAIR CONTRACTS (BOOTH, CAMPER, SPONSORSHIP): Moved by Sutton, seconded by Kippley to authorize the Chair to sign Booth Rental Contracts, Camper Space Rental Contracts, and Sponsorship Agreements for the 2018 Brown County Fair, as they are presented. All members present voting aye. Motion carried.
FAIR CONTRACT: Moved by Hansen, seconded by Kippley to approve and authorize the Chair sign entertainment contract with Sherwin Linton for the 2018 Fair @ $2,300.00 plus three motel rooms. All members present voting aye. Motion carried.
ORD 113 FIRST READING: Moved by Kippley, seconded by Sutton to approve First Reading of Ordinance #113, An Ordinance to amend Title 4 – Zoning, Second Revision Brown County Ordinances, submitted by Ryan Dell on behalf of Debra Cleveland to rezone the following described property from its present zoning designation of Chapter 4.06 (AG-P) Agricultural Preservation District to Chapter 4.07 (M-AG) Mini-Agricultural District: Lots 1 & 2 Cleveland First Addition in the NE ¼ of Sec 35-T124N-R63W of the 5th P.M., Brown County, SD (39279 129th Street). All members present voting aye. Motion carried.
ASSESSMENT LETTER: Moved by Sutton, seconded by Hansen to approve and authorize the Chair sign letter to the SD Department of Revenue to request review of Brown County’s Assessment methodology. All members present voting aye. Motion carried.
TAX NOTICE DISCUSSION: Treasurer Sheila Enderson and Deputy Patti VanMeter informed the Commission that an error on a legal description resulted in neither the assessment notices nor the tax notices being sent to the owner for five years, thus creating a tax deed situation. The Commission deferred the question to the Assessor’s Office to research possible solutions.
ASSESSMENT DISCUSSION: Dennis Jones, Roger Rix, Al Rykman and Arlen McNeil, area residents met to discuss neighborhood assessments. Chair Fjeldheim re-read the letter that will be sent to the Department of Revenue requesting the review of Brown County’s assessment methodology. Paul Dennert spoke in favor of the assessment methodology. Larry Stroschein and Craig Schaunaman were also in attendance.
FAIR DISCUSSION: Derek Ricci, Fair Manager informed the Commission that the Fair website may have been sold by a third party administrator. Also informed the Commission of the Fair Board’s decision to revamp the evening concerts as follows, Wednesday – country, Thursday – country, Friday – rock, Saturday – country.
EXECUTIVE SESSION: Moved by Sutton, seconded by Hansen to go into executive session to consult with attorney, per SDCL 1-25-2(3) with Chris White and Gary Vetter in attendance. All members present voting aye. Motion carried. The Chair declared the executive session closed, with no action taken as a result of the discussion.
ADJOURNMENT: Moved by Hansen, seconded by Sutton to adjourn the Brown County Commission at 10:27 a.m. All members present voting aye. Motion carried.
Maxine Fischer, Brown County Auditor
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