MAY 29, 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 Kippley led the Pledge of Allegiance.
MINUTES: Moved by Sutton, seconded by Kippley to approve the General Meeting Minutes of May 22, 2018, with the following correction to the Employee Health Insurance: Wage Works FSA administration fee decreased from $5.25 to $4.75. All members present voting aye. Motion carried.
CLAIMS: Moved by Kippley, seconded by Hansen to approve the following claims:
Payroll: Commission $5,395.76; Auditor $8,151.54; Treasurer $14,000.34; States Attorney $22,289.96; SVAWA Grant $1,721.00; Maintenance $8,012.49; Assessor $11,873.61; Register of Deeds $9,518.95; Veterans Service Office $4,048.93; GIS $2,347.50; Information Technology $8,119.18; Human Resources $1,919.81; Sheriff Admin $33,546.36; Jail $52,720.37; JDC $23,279.37; Welfare Office $3,742.79; Museum $7,898.81; Parks & Fairgrounds $6,903.85; Fair Board $3,899.77; 4-H $642.09; Weed & Pest $4,635.20; Planning and Zoning $3,194.84; Highway $49,038.84; Communications $25,280.89; Emergency Management $4,039.58; Teen Court $174.56; 24/7 $3,176.09; Landfill $15,021.78.
Matching Benefits: FICA $19,747.75; Medicare $4,618.45; SDRS $39,883.39; Health Ins $136,745.18; Life Ins $1,014.60; Dental $7,317.90; HSA $100.00.
Professional Fees: Kristi Spitzer $781.00; Computer Forensic Resources $1,393.78; CCB $101.24; Ryan Dell $911.80; Dohrer Law Office $450.20; Haar Law Office $1,388.38; Jerald McNeary $545.20; Richardson, Wyly, Wise & Sauck $1,226.05; Ronayne Law Office $23,343.00; Christy Griffin-Serr Law Office $4,465.00; Taliaferro Law Firm $6,153.90; Zylstra Investigations $4,781.00.
Publishing: Aberdeen American News $213.95; Groton Independent $268.54.
Repairs & Maintenance: Asphalt Zipper $136.90; Ecolab Pest Elimination $110.87; Graham Tire $36.91; HF Jacobs & Son $167.35; Hitch ‘n’ Post $179.99; House of Glass $163.02; Hoven Auto Repair $72.00; Nelson Sales & Service $123.31.
Supplies: A&B Business $64.20; Active Data Systems $1,481.08; Asphalt Zipper $1,620.00; DSG $32.43; DSS $790.50; GovConnection $578.59; Hanlon Brothers $170,609.76; Heartland Paper $248.62; Jebro $11,953.39; Patti Kendall $34.60; LG Everist $3,158.05; Marco $31.84; Menards $554.15; Quality Welding $14.66; SD Federal Property Agency $4,517.00.
Travel & Conference: Patty VanMeter $156.04; Patti Kendall $103.40.
Utilities: CenturyLink $204.03; Montana-Dakota Utilities $28.84; NWPS $1,367.36. All members present voting aye. Motion carried.
HR REPORT: Moved by Sutton, seconded by Hansen to approve the following Commission Assistant/HR Office Report, which includes the following personnel changes:
Acknowledge amendment to Policy C-9 – under Sundial Timekeeping System (Responsibilities of Employees – Daily Clock In/Out); Policy E-12 – Holidays.
Approve the following Employee Step Increases, effective June 3, 2018: Stacie Wasem @18.57, Jonathan Lemke @ $24.07, Brenda Hammrich @ $21.66, James Harpel @ $18.23, Becky Desens @ $15.68, Allen Klinger @ $18.34.
All members present voting aye. Motion carried.
LOTTERY APPLICATION: Moved by Hansen, seconded by Sutton to approve and authorize the Chair sign the following application: Richmond Lake Association for a lottery to be held at Anchors Away on June 30, 2018. All members present voting aye. Motion carried.
LEASE AGREEMENTS: Moved by Kippley, seconded by Sutton to approve and authorize the Chair sign the following agreements: Aberdeen Area Horseman’s Association for lease of the Akkerman Open Horse Arena on June 3rd, June 24th, July 15th and August 5th, 2018; Aberdeen Police Department for lease of the Richmond Lake Youth Camp on August 20th – 23rd, 2018. All members present voting aye. Motion carried.
Moved by Kippley, seconded by Sutton to approve and authorize the Chair sign the following agreement: Web Water for lease of the Richmond Lake Youth Camp on July 28, 2018 with permission to serve alcoholic beverages. Roll call vote: Commissioners Hansen-abstain, Sutton-aye, Fischbach-absent, Kippley-aye, Fjeldheim-aye. Motion carried.
MALT BEVERAGE LICENSE RENEWALS: Moved by Hansen, seconded by Kippley to approve the following applications for renewal of Malt Beverage Licenses to operate outside of the Municipality: RETAIL (ON-OFF SALE) MALT BEVERAGE: P’ZA Inc DBA Anchors Away Lodge & Resort (Palmers Richmond Resort Subd Lt 1 (Subd OL 1 Richmond OL 1 & 2) NW ¼ Sec 30-124N-64W). Aberdeen Hockey Association (Odde Ice Arena (Fairgrounds Odde Ice Arena SW ¼ Sec 1-123N-64W). Travis Swenson DBA Elm Lake Resort (Lot 1 Elm Lake Resort Subd SE ¼ Sec 8-128N-65W). Richmond Oasis (Lot 4 Schaeffer Richmond Lake 2nd Addn NW and NE ¼ Sec 25-124N-65W). Marge Frohling DBA The Connection (Lots 10-14 Blk 2, Sec 31-127N-61W, Houghton). Centennial Village Inc (Fairgrounds Centennial Village SW ¼ Sec 1-T123N-R64W). Bullet Sports LLC (Fairgrounds Grandstand SW ¼ Sec 1-123N-64W). Alan Lanphere DBA Bath Quick Stop (Lot B Weismantels First Subd Lot 1 Ex N 12’ Jenkins Subd E ½ SE ¼ Sec 18-123N-62W, Bath). ARR LLC DBA Flatland Flyways Lodge (Lodge OL Art Russo OLS in Gov Lt 3&4 NW 1-127N-62W). All members present voting aye. Motion carried.
BRIDGE 271: Moved by Kippley, seconded by Sutton to approve and authorize the Chair to sign the Bridge Improvement Grant (BIG) Agreement with the SD Department of Transportation for Rehabilitation/Replacement of BRF 6251(00)18-1, Brown County, PCN 06VK, BR #271 ID# 07-200-184, located 4.0 miles North of Columbia. All members present voting aye. Motion carried.
APPLICATIONS FOR OCCUPANCY: Moved by Sutton, seconded by Hansen to approve and authorize the Chair sign the following applications submitted by Northern Valley Communications for occupancy of Brown County Hwy #10 (387th Ave) in Sec 35–T124N-R64W and Brown County Hwy #13 (130th Street) in Sec 36-T124N-R64W, to provide telecommunications. All members present voting aye. Motion carried.
EQUIPMENT UPGRADE: Moved by Kippley, seconded by Hansen to approve Kent Jones, Communications Director, to purchase HigherGround Hardware Refresh to upgrade the Communication department voice logging recorder system from Commercial Electronics in the amount of $18,905.00. All members present voting aye. Motion carried.
EXECUTIVE SESSION: Moved by Kippley, seconded by Sutton to go into executive session for contractual matters and consulting with legal counsel, per SDCL 1-25-2(3) with Chris White and Gary Vetter in attendance (Judy Dosch joined session later). 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 9:37 a.m. All members present voting aye. Motion carried.
Sara Swisher, Brown County Deputy Auditor
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