FEBRUARY 13, 2018 – GENERAL MEETING
Meeting called to order by Commission Vice Chair Kippley at 8:45 A.M. in the Commissioner’s Chambers, Courthouse Annex, Brown County, SD. Present were Commissioners Hansen, Sutton and Fischbach. Commissioner Fjeldheim was absent. Commissioner Kippley led the Pledge of Allegiance.
MINUTES: Moved by Sutton, seconded by Fischbach to approve the General Meeting Minutes of February 6, 2018. All members present voting aye. Motion carried.
CLAIMS: Moved by Fischbach, seconded by Hansen to approve the following claims:
Professional Fees: Bantz, Gosch & Cremer $851.84; Brevik Law Office $207.33; Clark Engineering $9,400.00; Ryan Dell $1,400.60; Haar Law Firm $1,918.54; Helms & Assoc. $27,500.00; Kolker Law $30.00; Kuck Law Office $2,453.97; LexisNexis $103.70; Lincoln Co. Treasurer $108.80; Mark Milbrandt $24.00; NCS Inc. $231.74; Rogers Law Office $789.60;Sanford Health Occupational Medicine $200.00; Sanford Home Medical Equip. $280.18; SD Dept. of Public Safety $5,650.00; SD Dept. of Revenue & Regulation $663,195.15; Christy Griffin-Serr Law Office $4,488.50; Stoddard Law Office $722.86; Jodi Sudweeks $19.00; Taliaferro Law Firm $846.00; Yankton Co. Sheriff Office $100.00; Sara Zahn $44.20.
Publishing: Aberdeen American News $764.53; Groton Independent $94.57; Hub City Radio $300.00.
Radios: Dakota Electronics $472.50.
Repairs & Maintenance: Butler Machinery $1,843.68; Dakota Electronics $337.00; Dakota Tree Co. $1,350.00; DMI $3,400.00; Digi Security Systems $58,877.58; E & R Industrial $11.56; Ecolab $147.16; Graham Tire $14.98; House of Glass $739.67; Hoven Auto Repair $38.00; Huff Construction $6,500.00; J & K Painting $1,036.18; Lawson Products $19.01; Leidholt Electric $61.22; Pantorium $44.00; Pierson-Ford $689.50; Productivity Plus $2,742.23; Steven Lust Automotive $51.25; TranSource $23,060.26; Wallwork Truck Center $25.73; Walth Safety Service $310.73; Western States Fire $1,271.40; Woodman Refrigeration $222.80.
Supplies: Aberdeen Downtown Assn. $275.00; ABI Attachments $4,436.29; Auto Zone $58.68; Butler Machinery $1,379.10; Cartney Bearing $398.18; Cash-Wa $6,233.80; Civic Research Institute $179.95; Crawford Trucks & Equip. $2,976.24; Crescent Electric $5.98; Dakota Oil $4,061.35; DSG $210.51; Danko $94.39; Dean Foods $597.00; E & R Industrial $53.27; Earthgrains $650.66; Exhaust Pros $83.90; Farm Power Mfg. $342.48; Farnams $401.81; Full Circle Ag $3,073.51; Glacial Lakes & Prairie Tourism $251.00; GovConnection $416.80; Great Western States Supply $924.18; Heartland Paper $845.40; Hecla Implement $42.20; J Gross Equip. $149.70; Ken’s SuperFair Foods $33.54; Kessler’s $42.68; LG Everist $3,079.45; Lawson Products $655.13; Marco $45.35; McLeod’s Printing $312.45; Menards $107.97; Midstates Printing $804.58; Mark Milbrandt $28.96; NCFE – Warner $6,627.11; PowerPlan $2,201.58; Productivity Plus $5,863.76; Sander’s Sew ‘n’ Vac $177.92; Satellite Tracking of People $19.50; Sewing Shoppe $117.00; Share Corp. $342.00; Specialty Mfg. $6.28; TranSource $1,693.08; Wallwork Truck Center $234.72; Walth Safety Service $599.00; Web Water Bottling Co. $19.50.
Travel & Conference: City of Groton $131.22; Mark Milbrandt $195.00; SDSU Extension $139.02; Aaron Walberg $168.34.
Utilities: Aberdeen City Treasurer $127.23; AT & T $69.99; City of Hecla $247.01; Economy Propane $2,158.33; Midcontinent $82.46; Northern Electric $342.80; NWPS $6,742.86; Tri-State Water $32.50; Web Water Development $72.72.
Other: SDACO $868.00. All members present voting aye. Motion carried.
HR REPORT: Moved by Hansen, seconded by Sutton to approve the following Commission Assistant/HR Office Report, which includes the following personnel changes:
Approve hiring James Ingram as full-time Dispatcher, effective March 5, 2018 @ $16.46 per hour.
All members present voting aye. Motion carried.
LOTTERY PERMIT: Moved by Fischbach, seconded by Hansen to approve and authorize the Chair sign application, submitted by the Stratford Community Theater for a lottery to be held at the Stratford Community Theater on March 2-4, 9-11 and 16-18, 2018. All members present voting aye. Motion carried.
HLS REVIEW BOARD: Moved by Sutton, seconded by Hansen to appoint EM Director Scott Meints and Sheriff Deputy Tom Schmitt as Brown County representatives on the 2018 Homeland Security Regional Review Board. All members present voting aye. Motion carried.
FAIR CONTRACTS: Moved by Fischbach, seconded by Sutton to approve and authorize the Chair sign the following contracts for the 2018 Brown County Fair: Kids Pedal Pull @676.00; The ATV Big Air Tour @ $17,000.00 plus 4 hotel rooms (Aug 19 entertainment); Skillet @ $65,000.00 (Aug 17 entertainment). All members present voting aye. Motion carried.
AUDITORS REPORT OF ACCOUNT: Moved by Sutton, seconded by Fischbach to approve the January 2018 Auditor’s Report of Account with the County Treasurer in total amount of $16,612,019.04 (total amount of actual cash @ $4,494.47, Cash items (bad checks) @ $505.53, US Bank @ $75,164.64, Dacotah Bank @ $8,034,738.21, Petty Cash/Change Funds @ $2,600.00, Fund Investments @ $8,494,516.19). All members present voting aye. Motion carried.
INVESTIGATIVE SERVICES CONTRACT: Moved by Fischbach, seconded by Sutton to authorize Commission Chair sign Investigative Services Agreement with Dave Lunzman (MD Investigations LLC). All members present voting aye. Motion carried.
LEASE AGREEMENTS: Moved by Sutton, seconded by Hansen to approve and authorize the Chair sign the following agreements: Native American Church of God for lease of the Richmond Lake Youth Camp Lodge on July 9 – 13; Aberdeen Roller Girlz for lease of the Club House for practice sessions; Aberdeen Roller Girlz for lease of the Expo Building on May 5, June 9 & 23 and September 8; First United Methodist Church for lease of the Richmond Lake Youth Camp Lodge on March 24-25; Boy Scouts of America for lease of the Richmond Lake Youth Camp Lodge on June 15-17; Joe Ludwig for lease of the Club House on September 1-2, 2018 (includes alcohol use permission form). All members present voting aye. Motion carried.
QUIET TITLE ACTION: Moved by Hansen, seconded by Sutton to enter into contract with Vic Fischbach to begin quiet title action on a tax deed property located at 204 5th Street N, Groton, SD. Roll call vote: Hansen-aye, Sutton-aye, Fischbach-abstain, Fjeldheim-absent, Kippley-aye. Motion carried.
ORD 114- FIRST READING: Moved by Sutton, seconded by Fischbach to approve First Reading of Ordinance #114, An Ordinance to amend Title 4 – Zoning, Second Revision Brown County Ordinances, 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: Ball Pioneer Farm Outlot A in the SE ¼ of Sec 7-T121N-R60W of the 5th P.M., Brown County, SD (14399 407th Ave). All members present voting aye. Motion carried.
EXECUTIVE SESSION: Moved by Sutton, seconded by Hansen to go into executive session to consult with attorney, per SDCL 1-25-2(3) with Ernest Thompson, Gary Vetter, Scott Meints and Maxine Fischer in attendance; and further to discuss contract, per SDCL 1-25-2(3) with Ernest Thompson 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 discussions.
ASSESSMENT DISCUSSION: Gene Loeschke, Interim Equalization Director met to discuss the letter from the Department of Revenue in regard to Brown County’s Assessment methodology. No action was taken at this time.
ADJOURNMENT: Moved by Hansen, seconded by Sutton to adjourn the Brown County Commission at 10:00 a.m. All members present voting aye. Motion carried.
Maxine Fischer, Brown County Auditor
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