August 2, 2016



August 2, 2016


The regular meeting of the Stanley County Commission was called to order at 5:09 P.M.(CDT) by Chairman Dana Iversen with Commissioners Dennis Booth, Scott Deal, Craig Heller and Sonny Harrowa present. Also present were Highway Superintendent Lee Smith, Fairgrounds Aaron Brewer, Hughes/Stanley County Emergency Management Rob Fines, Verendrye Museum Carmen Carlisle, Joyce Larsen, Fort Pierre Fire Department Justin Jones, Ty Odden, Rick Cronin, Pierre Junior Shooters and Jonathan Hayes, River Cities Transit Ron Baumgart, Capital Journal Lee Zion and Auditor Philena Edwards. The meeting commenced with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.


AGENDA: Motion by Scott Deal, second by Sonny Harrowa, to approve the Agenda. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


MINUTES:  Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Craig Heller, to approve July 5, 2016, Minutes and July 26, 2016, Minutes. All Voted Aye. Motion Carried.


CLAIMS:  Motion by Dennis Booth, second by Scott Deal, to approve Claims as presented. All Voted Aye. Motion Carried.



AMERICAN MEDICAL RESPONSE INC                   1237.50  JULY 2016 BILLING            

AMERICAN MEDICAL RESPONSE                             779.10  4TH OF JULY RODEO            

AT&T MOBILITY                                                           107.61  CELL PHONES                  

AVERA ST MARYS HOSPITAL                                    245.08  QMHP

AVERA ST MARYS HOSPITAL                                  4688.76  CARE OF POOR-CASE #2121

AVERA ST MARYS HOSPITAL                                  2691.24  CARE OF POOR-CASE #1181                         

BARBER CHEMICALS LLC                                        7301.80  W&P SUPPL

JEFF BELKAM                                                               6700.00  4TH OF JULY RODEO                    

BINDERTEK                                                                      57.50  AUD SUPPL                    

BOTTOM LINE WELDING                                           3990.00  R&B REPAIR & MAINT           

BOTTOM LINE WELDING                                             460.00  FAIRGROUNDS REPAIR & MAINT   

AARON BREWER                                                         1100.00  4TH OF JULY RODEO-GATES/START

BUTLER MACHINERY CO                                          2179.32  R&B SUPPL

BUTLER MACHINERY CO                                            865.89  R&B REPAIR & MAINT – G4                   

CAPITAL AREA REFUSE LLC                                      526.00  COMMERCIAL REFUND            

CAPITAL AREA COUNSELING INC                            200.00  MOBILE CRISIS RESPONSE       

WICK COMMUNICATIONS                                          555.52  PRIMARY ELEC PUBLIS          

CARQUEST AUTO PARTS                                              10.79  R&B SUPPL-G3                 

CENTURYLINK                                                                85.28  4 CORNERS REPEATER           

CENTURYLINK                                                              241.31  OFFICE PHONES                

CHANDLERS INC AUTOGLASS/RECYCL                 270.00  R&B REPAIR & SUPPL           

CHRISTY LUMBER                                                          54.00  FAIRGROUNDS REPAIR & MAINT   

COLE PAPERS INC       74630700                                  755.58  FAIRGROUNDS SUPPL            

COMMTECH                                                                  8522.51  GOV BLDG COMMUNICATIONS      

COMMUNICATIONS CENTER INC                              480.00  ANNUAL TOWER LEASE SEPT-AUG  

COMMUNITY YOUTH INVOLVED INC                    1666.67  AUGUST 2016 SUPPORT          

COWBOY COUNTRY STORES PIERRE                      305.79  INV 156032                   

DAKOTA BUSINESS CENTER                                     172.90  ROD SUPPL                    

DAKOTA DATA SHRED                                                 35.70  AUD MAINT                    

DAKOTA FLUID POWER INC                                      631.06  R&B REPAIR & MAINT           

DANI'S THISTLE SPRAYING                                      8449.20  W&P SUPPL                    

DEN HERDER LAW OFFICE                                         198.55  MENTAL ILLNESS               

DIESEL MACHINERY INC                                            688.70  R&B REPAIR & MAINT/SUPPL     

PEGGY DOUGHERTY                                                     18.81  TREAS SUPPL - REIMB          

EDDIE'S TRUCK SALES                                               604.85  R&B SUPPL                    

ENVIROTECH                                                                  99.71  FAIRGROUNDS MAINT            

EQUIPMENT BLADES INC                                          528.00  R&B SUPPL                    

WADE FISCHER                                                            973.18  CRT APPT ATTRNY                       

FLEET SERVICES                                                        1381.40  R&B SUPPL - FUEL             

FORT PIERRE CITY                                                        89.56  CHN COPIER LEASE & COPIES    

FORT PIERRE CITY                                                    2202.37  COURTHOUSE UTILITIES 

FORT PIERRE CITY                                                    9586.53  DUE TO CITY OF FORT PIERRE       


GREAT WESTERN TIRE COMPANY                         320.20  R&B REPAIR & MAINT/SUPPL                       

LORI J GRODE                                                                 38.00  CRT RPTR            

GROSSENBURG IMPLEMENT OF PIERR                 134.16  R&B SUPPL                    

LENISE HAAG                                                                 23.75  MV REFUND                    

HANDY HITCH MFG INC                                              55.85  R&B REPAIR & MAINT/SUPPL     

HUGHES COUNTY FINANCE OFFICE                  10800.00  JUNE 2016 JUV JAIL BILL      

HUGHES/STANLEY COUNTY                                  5300.00  4-H ACHIEVEMENT DAYS-2016    

INLAND TRUCK PARTS                                              748.86  R&B SUPPL                     

JC OFFICE SUPPLY                                                        26.05  R&B OFFICE SUPPL             

JC OFFICE SUPPLY                                                        32.86  AUD SUPPL                    

MARK KATTERHAGEN                                                30.00  MENTAL ILLNESS HEARING       

KEN LARSEN                                                                  63.50  MV REFUND                    

LEIDHOLT MCNEELY & LEIDHOLT                         90.53  GOV BLDG REPAIR              

LEWIS & CLARK BHS                                                 160.00  MENTAL ILLNESS               

LUCY LEWNO                                                              195.46  MENTAL ILLNESS HEARING       

BRENDA LOUNSBURY                                              180.00  ALCOHOL BLOOD TESTS          

LYLE SIGNS INC                                                           92.82  R&B MAINT & SUPPL            

LYNN'S DAKOTAMART                                                8.26  EXTENSION SUPPL              

THOMAS P MAHER                                                   2574.83  JULY 2016 EXPENSES           

MCLEOD'S PRINTING & OFFICE SUP                      287.80  AUD SUPPL/LASER CHECKS       

CURT MERRIMAN PRINTING                                 3641.40  4TH OF JULY RODEO            

MICRO-FIX COMPUTERS                                           300.00  FAIRGROUNDS MAINT            

MICROFILM IMAGING SYSTEMS INC                    385.00  ROD EQUIP RENTAL             

MIDCONTINENT COMMUNICATION                      218.33  OFFICE INTERNET              

MIDWEST RODEO ENTRIES                                    1268.00  4TH OF JULY RODEO            

MONICK PIPE & SUPPLY INC                                   121.10  GOV BLDG REPAIR & MAINT      

MONTANA-DAKOTA UTILITIES CO                         46.29  GOV BLDG NATURAL GAS         

NEMEC TRUCKING LLC                                          1873.91  MV REFUND                    

PAT'S REPAIR                                                              205.90  R&B REPAIR - CONVEYOR        

DARLIS D PERRY                                                        360.00  ALCOHOL BLOOD TESTS          

PETERSEN MOTORS INC                                           508.03  W&P SUPPL                    

CITY OF PIERRE                                                        5789.45  E-911 SRVC JULY-SEPT 2016    

PITNEY BOWES INC                                                   151.05  POSTAGE METER RENTAL         

QUILL CORPORATION                                               435.05  TREAS SUPPL                  

R & W CONSTRUCTION                                           1356.60  R&B EQUIP RENTAL              

ROBINS WATER CONDITIONING INC                      25.20  R&B SUPPL                    

ROBINS WATER CONDITIONING INC                      88.50  ROD MAINT                    

RUNNINGS SUPPLY INC                                           219.48  R&B SUPPL                    

RUNNINGS SUPPLY INC                                         1700.50  FAIRGROUNDS SUPPL            


DEAN SCHAEFER COURT REPORTING                 105.00  CRT RPRTR                    

CAROL SCHNEIDERHAN                                            35.00  ANNUAL LIBRARY MEMBERSHIP    

SD BUREAU OF ADMINISTRATION                         93.17  EXTENSION PHONES             

SD DEPT OF CORRECTIONS                                      88.89  FAIRGROUNDS MAINT            

SD DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE                            572.84  ALCOHOL BLOOD TESTS

SD DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE                        90335.60  MV & VITALS          


SD ASSN OF COUNTY OFFICIALS                            90.00  BUDGET TRAINING

SD ASSN OF COUNTY OFFICIALS                          110.00  ROD M/P FUND               

KARA SEMMLER                                                        699.20  CRT APPT ATTRNY                       

SERVALL UNIFORM/LINEN CO                                 63.32  R&B MAINT                    

SHANE'S PHARMACY                                                  19.98  MEDICAL CARE                 

SIOUX NATION OF FT PIERRE                                   75.00  FAIRGROUNDS REPAIR & MAINT   




RUSS STAGER                                                                34.00  MV REFUND                    

KAREN SWANDA                                                          30.00  MENTAL ILLNESS HEARING       

TITAN MACHINERY                                                   564.44  R&B REPAIR & MAINT/SUPPL     

VAN DIEST SUPPLY COMPANY                              110.80  W&P SUPPL                    

VERENDRYE MUSEUM                                           1217.71  MUSEUM MAINT                 

WALMART COMMUNITY                                         489.42  FAIRGROUNDS SUPPL & MAINT    

WINNER POLICE DEPARTMENT                             100.00  JUNE 2016 JAIL BILL          

WW TIRE SERVICE INC                                           1389.37  R&B REPAIR & MAINT/SUPPL     

WW TIRE SERVICE INC                                             100.00  W&P SUPPL                    

XEROX CORPORATION                                             418.70  COPIER LEASE & COPIES        

YANKTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT                      25.00  SHERIFF FEES                  

ZANDER AUTO PARTS                                               552.14  R&B REPAIR & SUPPL           


Auditor and Treasurer Reports: Treasurer’s report was presented to the Commissioners with the July delinquent real estate list, advance tax trust, miscellaneous receipts (grants, Register of Deeds receipts, etc.), interest report, investments, and real estate tax receipts. Auditor Philena Edwards presented the Commissioners with the June Budget Expenditure Report showing each department’s expenses as of June 30, 2016, and the Outstanding Disbursements by account & budget remaining as of August 2, 2016.


Budget – Verendrye Museum: Carmen Carlisle stated that with the museum acquiring the Train Depot, the expenses of the three has exceeded their regular budget. The log cabin is the only one that sits on county land, therefore, as long as it is taken care of and kept up, the Commissioners agree that the funds are used where the museum sees fit. The Commissioners commented on how nice the log cabin looks, the crew is doing a great job. Carmen thanked the Commissioners for their continued support.


4-H Pierre Junior Shooter: Jonathan Hayes presented the Daisy BB Gun National Championship team along with their traveling trophy. This year they competed in Arkansas. They have won seven national titles, this is their third in a row. There are 49 kids in the program, seven of them make up the team that competed at nationals. They don’t rely on one person to carry the team, they are a complete team. The coaches are very proud of all the participants in the program. They do have a trophy for themselves to keep, it is hanging up at the Izaak Walton. They thanked the commissioners for their continued support of 4-H. If it wasn’t for 4-H, the kids wouldn’t be where they are.


Budget – River Cities Transit: Ron Baumgart stated that River Cities Transit logged around 18,000 transfers for Stanley County in 2015, 300 walk-ons per month, most of them were late-night rides. When they know big events are going on in town, they have extra drivers. They worked with Stanley American Legion Post 20 and received a Grant for Stanley County Veterans to ride for free for medical care appointments. Ron invited the Commissioners to come over anytime for a tour of the new additions to the building and the buses. The monies from the county is matched by Federal funding. Ron thanked the Commissioners for their continued support.


Emergency Management: In July 2016, Governor Dennis Daugaard issued an emergency fire declaration for 13 central and western South Dakota counties, including Stanley, which has been impacted by drought conditions. Daugaard said the declaration allows state government services to be used as necessary to help the counties that are part of the declaration. The declaration allows one single engine air tanker plane to be stationed in Pierre and managed by the South Dakota Department of Agriculture’s Division of Wildland Fire. The plane will respond as needed to fires in the declared counties. If used, the state would cover 90% of the cost while the counties would pay the other 10%. Additionally, the plane will be available to use on prairie fires affecting federal and tribal lands through existing agreements.


Fort Pierre Fire Department went through the right channels to request the plane to help with a fire north of town on Corps ground and the next day for a fire south of town. The purpose of the plane is to communicate with their contact on the ground for best placement of the water to get a fast moving fire slowed down so the fire fighters on the ground have a better chance of getting it under control. The pilot hit the mark both days and the fire department was able to extinguish both fires.


Rob Fines stated that the two priorities to consider before calling the plane are structure and safety. We will set protocol for both Fort Pierre Fire Department and Four Corners Fire Department. Will need to consider structure, life and terrain, since Stanley County has some rough terrain not fit for fire trucks. Also will need to be in contact with Randy Yost in Hayes, as he is good about having a plane on stand-by, we don’t want to have an accident with two planes. Would also like to send out a Thank You to CHS and ConeAg, they have both helped at times by bringing tankers of water to the fire fighters, making sure the tanks on the fire trucks have plenty of water.


Fort Pierre Fire Chief Justin Jones submitted a revised budget request for 2017. They are requesting an additional $500.00 to their original request. They would like to use it to purchase new equipment for structure and vehicle fires.


Highway Department: Lee Smith presented Commissioners with a report of all the work performed by the highway department for the month of July 2016. Will be replacing cattle guards at Mortensons and Normans. Gravel has been placed at the fairgrounds and it is ready to start setting up stalls for 4-H finals rodeo. As soon as Morris, Inc. finishes their job with Hughes County, they will start crushing gravel at the Buffalo Pit.


The city asked if the county had any land to place the big recycle bin. It used to sit in the Casey Tibbs parking lot along the highway. To keep in centrally located, the county does have a small lot on the west side of the railroad tracks on W 2nd Ave, just west of the Cool Spot.


Fairgrounds: Aaron Brewer discovered water under the Schomer Barn. He put a sump pump at the curb stop and has been pumping out water. Been cleaning up old stuff that has been piled up behind the Schomer Barn. Get a list to the auditor so it can all be surplused. Need to start gathering panels for the outside stalls. The Commissioners would like all the weeds gone,  either get the weed eater or pull them along the fence and rail, the fairgrounds needs to be cleaned up and looking nice for the 4-H Finals Rodeo.


PILT: Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Scott Deal, to approve the split of PILT as follows; County General $215,722.17; Fire $6,155.19; Road & Bridge $16,308.81; Courthouse $4,143.83. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


Oahe Marina – Annual Fundraiser – Fireworks: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Sonny Harrowa, to approve a Fireworks Public Display Permit to operate a display of fireworks to Oahe Marina for August 13, 2016 annual fundraiser event. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


Upcoming Workshops: District Welfare Training – Motion by Dennis Booth, second by Scott Deal, to approve travel of Welfare Director Peggy Dougherty to attend the August District Welfare Training. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


Adjournment: Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Scott Deal, to adjourn at 8:03 P.M. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


ATTEST:                                                                        BOARD OF STANLEY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS


Philena Edwards, 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