FEBRUARY 20, 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, Fischbach and Kippley. Commissioner Sutton led the Pledge of Allegiance.
MINUTES: Moved by Hansen, seconded by Kippley to approve the General Meeting Minutes of February 13, 2018. All members present voting aye. Motion carried.
CLAIMS: Moved by Sutton, seconded by Hansen to approve the following claims:
Payroll: Commission $5,395.76; Auditor $8,151.55; Treasurer $13,684.14; States Attorney $22,880.61; SVAWA Grant $1,282.08; Maintenance $7,692.26; Assessor $11,840.00; Register of Deeds $9,518.94; Veterans Service Office $4,452.75; GIS $2,347.50; Information Technology $7,910.64; Human Resources $3,567.87; Sheriff Admin $36,250.91; Jail $51,054.94; JDC $22,484.81; Welfare Office $3,742.79; Museum $8,385.62; Parks & Fairgrounds $4,807.35; Fair Board $3,921.85; 4-H $616.55; Weed & Pest $709.82; Planning and Zoning $1,903.34; Highway $45,843.56; Communications $24,583.48; Emergency Management $4,039.58; 24/7 $3,189.79; Landfill $11,135.32.
Matching Benefits: FICA $18,981.69; Medicare $4,439.29; HSA $75.00; SDRS $39,425.13; Health Ins $137,544.68; Life Ins $999.60; Dental Ins $7,317.90.
Professional Fees: Kelli J Aslesen $94.90; Melissa Bourdon $20.00; Ryan Dell, LLC $1,128.00; DIGI Security Systems $1,765.00; Dohrer Law Office $1,062.20; Certified Languages International $1,042.80; Eide Bailly $920.00; Michelle Gaikowski $132.00; J Messer Enterprises $718.49; Gateway Group #2, LLC $100.00; Language Line Services Inc $202.62; Vanessa Pahl $20.00; Pauer Sound & Music Inc $56.00; SD Dept of Revenue & Regulation $2,340.00; Christy Griffin-Serr Law Office $564.00; Tammy Stolle Court Reporting $288.40; Taliaferro Law Firm $5,992.50; Luther “Luke” Yellow Robe $1,500.00.
Publishing: Aberdeen American News $192.60; Daily Journal Corporation $200.00; K Hanson 5 Inc $22.00; Mike Sabourin $255.00.
Rentals: Praxair Distribution $24.53.
Repairs & Maintenance: Praxair Distribution $6.45; E&R Industrial Sales Inc $29.45; G&K Services $282.44; Galls $1,985.86; GCR Tires & Service $891.85; Hollaway Construction Co $310,784.99; Mobile Electronic Services Inc $239.37; Sheehan Mack Sales $6,200.00.
Supplies: Praxair Distribution $688.97; A&B Business Inc $108.14; Advance Stores Company $1,659.96; Century Business Products $1,003.01; E&R Industrial Sales Inc $304.20; GCR Tires & Service $306.00; GovConnection Inc $1,107.03; L.G.Everest Inc $4,198.19; Larry Becker $919.66; Harmony Mattson $10.84; Menards $11.99; Midstates Printing $816.26; Nelson Sales & Service Inc $9,000.00; North Star Energy LLC $63.00; NSU Finance Office $75.00; Northern Valley Communication $26.02; Pharmchem $100.00; West Payment Center $1,716.18.
Travel & Conference: Brittany O’Day $213.76; SD Assoc of Assessing $175.00; Aaron Walberg $166.34; Chris White $193.40; Karly Winter $481.91.
Utilities: City of Aberdeen $303.13; Qwest Corporation $2,314.79; State of South Dakota $144.46; James Valley Telecommunication $222.70; Northern Electric Inc $2,589.80; Northwestern Energy & Comm $3,009.52; Northern Valley Communication $3,218.16; Verizon Wireless Services Inc $3,316.22. All members present voting aye. Motion carried.
HR REPORT: Moved by Fischbach, seconded by Kippley to approve the following Commission Assistant/HR Office Report, which includes the following personnel changes:
Approve hiring Erin Ackerman as full-time Dispatcher, effective February 26, 2018 at $16.46 per hour.
Approve the following Employee Step Increases, effective February 25, 2018: John Florey @ $18.43 per hour, Cory Erhardt @ $18.16 per hour, Samual Hoppock @ $16.49 per hour.
Acknowledge the following miles driven and amount to be taxed for personal use of County vehicles during the month of January 2018: Kendell Titze – 72 @ $39.24, Dirk Rogers – 798 @ $434.91, Mike Scott – 200 @ $109.00, Gary Vetter – 143 @ $77.94.
All members present voting aye. Motion carried.
ABATEMENTS: Moved by Sutton, seconded by Hansen to approve the following Abatements: Salvation Army @ 1,079.38 (tax exempt); Tomato LLC @ $4,499.37, Brown Law Firm @ $1,312.54, Aberdeen Development Corporation @ $3,395.01, Dacotah Bank @ $3,689.37 (discretionary formula error); Aspire @ $718.23 (tax freeze); Bret Fliehs @ $960.78 (storm damage); Joshua Palmer @ $80.47 (vacant remove SW); Brown County (tax deed property) @ $264.19 in Claremont, $2,865.53 in Columbia, $519.41 in Hecla, $5,922.44 in Aberdeen. All members present voting aye. Motion carried.
CLAIM ASSIGNMENT: Moved by Kippley, seconded by Sutton to approve and authorize the Chair sign documentation to assign claim against an individual to Credit Collections Bureau for purpose of collecting a lien. All members present voting aye. Motion carried.
LEASE AGREEMENT: Moved by Kippley, seconded by Sutton to approve and authorize the Chair sign the following agreement: Aberdeen Home Builders Association for lease of the Expo Building on March 3 – 4, 2018. All members present voting aye. Motion carried.
ORD 115- SET HEARING DATE: Moved by Sutton, seconded by Fischbach to set public hearing for consideration of Ordinance #115, An Ordinance to amend Title 6 Traffic Regulations, Second Revision Brown County Ordinances, by adding Chapter 6.05 Prohibiting the Lawful Use of Engine and Compression Brakes (Jake Brakes), to be held in the Brown County Commission Chambers, Courthouse Annex at 8:45 a.m. on March 13, 2018. All members present voting aye. Motion carried.
QUIT CLAIM DEEDS: Moved by Kippley, seconded by Hansen to approve and authorize the Chair sign Quit Claim Deeds for the following properties sold by tax deed on February 16, 2018: Homes Are Possible, Inc – Lt 4 Blk 6 Boyd’s Subdivision of Blk 6 Nicollet Park Addition to Aberdeen, according to the plat thereof of record, Brown County, SD @ $10,500.00; Monte and Janet Riggs – The 150’ first South of the North 1342.46’ of the East 130’ of the West 313’ of the NW ¼ of Sec 13-T126-R64W of the 5th P.M., according to the plat thereof of record, Brown County, SD @ $1,066.00; Dakota Plains Feed and Grain LLC – Lot M-1 NW of the SE & NE of the SW in Sec 22-T128R-R61W of the 5th P.M., Town of Hecla, Brown County, SD @ $2,856.00. All members present voting aye. Motion carried.
LANFILL COMPLIANCE REPORT: Moved by Fischbach, seconded by Hansen to approve and authorize the Chair sign the 2017 Compliance Certification Report for the Brown County Solid Waste Landfill Permit #28.1101-03. All members present voting aye. Motion carried.
ORD 114: Moved by Fischbach, seconded by Sutton to adopt 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). Roll call vote: Commissioners Hansen-aye, Sutton-aye, Fischbach-aye, Kippley-aye, Fjeldheim-aye. Ordinance adopted.
ASSESSMENT PLAN: Attorney Harvey Oliver met in regard to the recent assessment plan discussions, suggesting that a consensus of the issues, legal status, and the plan going forward be determined. Attorney General Jackley has offered assistance to the Commission, States Attorney and Department of Revenue to address the items. Based upon the letter requested and received from the Department of Revenue, the Interim Director of Equalization has made adjustments to the 2018 payable 2019 assessments.
OUTSOURCE PAYROLL: Moved by Hansen to sign authorize the Chair sign agreement to outsource payroll. Motion withdrawn, as more research must be completed.
EXECUTIVE SESSION: Moved by Kippley, seconded by Sutton to go into executive session to consult with attorney, per SDCL 1-25-2(3) with Chris White, Gary Vetter and Gene Loeschke 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 10:28 a.m. All members present voting aye. Motion carried.
Maxine Fischer, Brown County Auditor
Published once at the total approximate cost of $79.60. 15553