August 21, 2013 (Budget)



AUGUST 21, 2013

The special meeting of the Stanley County Commission was called to order at 5:05 p.m. (CDT) by Chairman Iversen with Commissioners, Dennis Booth, Scott Deal and Brian Scott present.  Commissioner Ronnie Heckenlaible arrived at 6:00 p.m. (CDT).  Auditor Karen Sharp, Highway Superintendent Leo Sullivan, Director of Equalization Larry Kindle, Deputy Director of Equalization Ron Nagel, Fort Pierre Mayor Sam Tidball, Fort Pierre Finance Officer Roxanne Heezan, and Stanley County School Superintendent Dan Martin were also present.

Discussion was had regarding the lack of growth figures throughout the county.  A meeting was scheduled for 9:00 a.m. (CDT), Friday, August 23, 2013, if a representative from the SD Department of Revenue can attend.

AGENDA:  Motion by Booth, second by Scott, to approve the Agenda.  All voted Yea.  Motion Carried.

MINUTES:  Motion by Dennis, second by Scott, to approve the Minutes of August 6, 2013, with the following corrections, to-wit:  Motion by Booth, second by Deal to approve purchase of computer equipment by the Auditor in the sum of $2,098.  Booth, Deal, and Iversen voted Yea, Scott voted Nay.  Motion carried.

Motion by Deal, second by Scott, to hire Ron Nagle as an independent contractor to perform services in the Director of  Equalization office commencing August 12, 2013, at a contract rate of $1,288.00 bi-weekly for four (4) months (August 12 to December 13, 2013).  All voted Yea. Motion carried.   

HIGHWAY:  Sullivan discussed the recent damage to the old bridge at Hayes.  Iversen will call State’s Attorney Tom Maher to determine who is responsible for repairs.  Sullivan asked if an Engineer could be hired to make a determination if the bridge is still usable as a bridge for walkers.  No action was taken.  Sullivan advised the Commissioners of the gravel at the gravel pit. 

Motion by Scott, second by Deal, to authorize Chairman Iversen to sign the Haakon County Road Agreement upon review by the State’s Attorney.  All voted Yea.  Motion Carried.

DOE COMPUTER:  Motion by Booth, second by Scott, to approve a computer purchase by the Director of Equalization for a sum not to exceed $1,800.  All voted Yea.  Motion Carried.

EXECUTIVE SESSION:  Motion by Deal, second by Heckenlaible, to go into Executive Session for Personnel, SDCL 1-25-2(2), at 6:05 p.m. (CDT).  All voted Yea.  Motion Carried.  Motion by Booth, second by Deal, to reconvene at 6:46 p.m. (CDT).  All voted Yea.  Motion Carried.

DIRECTOR OF EQUALIZATION RESIGNATION:  Motion by Heckenlaible, second by Scott, to accept the resignation of Larry Kindle as Director of Equalization effective August 30, 2013.  All voted Yea.  Motion Carried.

Special thanks was given by the Commissioners to Jodee Knecht, Jesse Horman, and Hilary Hanson of Farm Credit and inmates from the Women’s Correctional facility for the painting done at the fairgrounds, and to Diane Arhart and Harney Hohrman for the donation of paint sprayers.

BUDGET was reviewed.

ADJOURN:  Motion by Deal, second by Heckenlaible, to Adjourn at 9:31 p.m. (CDT).  All voted Yea.  Motion Carried.

ATTEST:                                                                BOARD OF STANLEY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS


Karen Sharp, Auditor                                                         Dana Iversen, Chairman 

Physical address

Stanley County Courthouse
08 E 2nd Avenue
Fort Pierre SD 57532

Mailing Address

Stanley County Courthouse
Auditors Office
PO Box 595
Fort Pierre SD 57532