August 2, 2022
STANLEY COUNTY COMMISSION
August 2, 2022
The regular meeting of the Stanley County Commission was called to order at 5:00 P.M.(CT) by Chairman Dana Iversen with Commissioners Dennis Booth, Craig Heller and Sonny Harrowa. Commissioner Mike Kenzy was present by telephone. Also present were State’s Attorney Tom P. Maher, Highway Superintendent Lee Smith, Fairgrounds Manager Scott Deal, Director of Equalization Tracy Schmitt, The Right Turn Nancy Schlichenmayer, Community Youth Involved Dusti Deal, RDO Equipment Wade Iszler, Fort Pierre Fire Department Justin Jones, AMR Kandace Kritz, Hughes County Randy Brown, Hughes County Bill Abernathy, West River/Lyman-Jones Rural Water System Jessica Hegge, Payden Scott, Gary Grittner, Capital Journal Gwen Albers and Auditor Philena Burtch. The meeting commenced with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.
AGENDA: Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Craig Heller, to approve the Agenda. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
MINUTES: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Dennis Booth, to approve July 7, 2022, Minutes. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
CLAIMS: Motion by Dennis Booth, second by Sonny Harrowa, to approve Claims as presented. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
ACE STEEL & RECYCLING INC 399.37 FRGRNDS REPAIR & MAINT
AMERICAN MEDICAL RESPONSE INC 1237.50 JULY SUBSIDY BILLING
ANIMAL CLINIC OF PIERRE PC 30.00 ANIMAL CARE
ARAMARK 105.98 R&B MAINT
ARCTIC GLACIER USA INC 219.10 SDHSR SUPPL
AT&T MOBILITY 201.04 CELL PHONES
AVERA MED GRP PIERRE 120.00 R&B PROF SRVC
AVERA OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE MI 168.00 R&B PROF SRVC
AXON ENTERPRISE INC 4529.78 LAW ENFORCEMENT EQUIP
RENEE BEAR STOPS 60.00 JUDICIAL SRVC
CAPITAL AREA COUNSELING INC 600.00 JUNE MCR
CAPITAL AREA REFUSE LLC 246.40 GOV BLDG/FRGRNDS TRASH BILLING
WICK COMMUNICATIONS 1023.33 PUBLICATIONS
CENTURY BUSINESS PRODUCTS 184.16 COPIER LEASE & COPIES
CENTURYLINK 85.28 4 CORNERS REPEATER
CENTURYLINK 221.25 OFFICE PHONES
WILL CLARK ELECTRICAL INC 217.31 GOV BLDG MAINT
COMMTECH 450.00 GOV BLDG/AUD REPAIR & MAINT
COMMUNICATIONS CENTER INC 480.00 R&B ANNUAL TOWER LEASE
COMMUNITY YOUTH INVOLVED INC 1750.67 AUGUST SUPPORT/DIST MTG
COWBOY COUNTRY STORES 103.01 GOV BLDG FUEL
CROSSROADS TRAILER 55.50 R&B SUPPL-TR16
WAYNE DEAL TRUCKING 10050.00 R&B HAULING GRAVEL
DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLE 24.20 FRGRNDS 2000 WATER TRUCK
EDDIE'S TRUCK CENTER INC 647.23 R&B SUPPL-T12/TR15
FISCHER LAW OFFICE PROF LLC 1976.05 N MUNCE
FLEET SERVICES 2426.49 R&B/FRGRDNS FUEL
FORT PIERRE CITY 49696.93 DUE TO CITY FORT PIERRE
FORT PIERRE CITY 76.16 EXT COPIER LEASE & COPIES
FORT PIERRE CITY 3252.98 UTILITIES
FRIMAN OIL & GAS CO INC 24364.20 R&B DYED DIESEL
GOLDEN WEST TELECOMMUNICATIONS 339.05 E 911
GROSSENBURG IMPLEMENT OF PIERR 2847.37 R&B SUPPL
KARLA HOFHENKE 300.30 4TH OF JULY MOTEL REIMB
HOGEN'S HARDWARE HANK 156.92 TREAS/GOV BLDG/FRGNDS SUPL
CODY L HONEYWELL 717.10 S VANDERVIER
HUGHES COUNTY FINANCE OFFICE 20045.00 JUNE JAIL BILLING
HUGHES COUNTY JAIL 99.95 MEDICAL CARE
INLAND TRUCK PARTS 9.20 R&B SUPPL
DANA IVERSEN 1485.00 SDHSR HAY BALES
RONDI KODET 120.00 4H FINALS STALL REFUND
LARRY'S PLUMBING LLC 417.00 CH BLDG REPAIR & MAINT
LINCOLN COUNTY 506.17 MENTAL ILL
LODGE AT DEADWOOD 297.00 R&B SHORT COURSE
LYNN'S DAKOTAMART 428.75 GOV BLDG/FRGRNDS/R&B SUPPL
THOMAS P MAHER 237.48 JULY EXPENSES
MAY ADAM GERDES & THOMPSON LLP 2252.30 CRT APPT ATTRNY
GERRICK MC COMSEY 1120.00 SDHSR/4TH JULY RODEO HAY BALES
MIKE MCQUISTION 729.13 MV REFUND
DIANA MELVIN 35.00 ANNUAL LIBRARY MEMBERSHIP
MENARDS - PIERRE 134.79 FRGRNDS/R&B SUPPL
MIDCONTINENT COMMUNICATION 154.29 COUNTY SHOP PHONE & INTERNET
MIDCONTINENT COMMUNICATION 216.78 OFFICE INTERNET
MONTANA-DAKOTA UTILITIES CO 18.17 COUNTY SHOP NATURAL GAS
MONTANA-DAKOTA UTILITIES CO 117.97 CH/FRGRNDS NATURAL GAS
MY PLACE HOTEL-FORT PIERRE 1000.93 SDHSR/4TH OF JULY
NORTHERN TRUCK EQUIPMENT CORP 515.11 R&B SUPPL-PG
NORTHWEST PIPE FITTINGS INC 483.73 FRGRNDS REPAIR & MAINT
ABBY O'NEILL 5.00 4H FINALS STALL REFUND
OAHE GLASS 306.12 TREAS MAINT
OAHE VETERINARY CLINIC LLC 115.00 MV REFUND
PITNEY BOWES 379.03 POSTAGE
DIANA PORCH 180.00 SDHSR ROOM REIMB
QUILL CORPORATION 790.53 OFFICE SUPPL
REDWOOD TOXICOLOGY LABORATORY 506.00 BLOOD TESTS
SHANE & JANICE REEDE 1.94 OVERPAID TAXES
ROBINS WATER CONDITIONING INC 35.40 R&B SUPPL
RUNNINGS SUPPLY INC 878.37 FRGRNDS/W&P SUPPL
STANLEY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT 125312.08 DUE TO SC SCHOOL
SD DEPT OF CORRECTIONS 479.40 FRGRNDS MAINT
SD DEPT OF REVENUE 152625.81 MV/VITALS/MENTAL ILL
SD PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORY 40.00 CORONER BLOOD TEST
SD ASSN OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER 780.00 FALL COUNTY CONVENTION
SD ASSN OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER 217.00 CLERP
SD ASSN OF COUNTY OFFICIALS 128.00 ROD M/P FUND
SERVALL UNIFORM/LINEN CO 95.06 GOV BLDG SUPPL
SHARPE RENTALS INC 536.65 MV REFUND
ORA TATON 810.00 4TH JULY RODEO-CATTL STEER TRP
TIESZEN LAW OFFICE 816.42 M FOX/K RENCOUNTRE
TITAN MACHINERY 94.36 R&B MAINT/SUPPL-MOWER 1
ULINE 1153.42 FRGRNDS/GOV BLDG SUPPL
WARNE CHEMICAL & EQUIPMENT CO 123.63 W&P SUPPL
WHEELHOUSE PLUMBING INC 200.00 FRGRNDS MAINT
WW TIRE SERVICE INC 236.30 R&B REPAIR/SUPPL-T12-G7A-TR15
ZANDER AUTO PARTS 133.50 R&B SUPPL
ZANDER AUTO PARTS 342.13 FRGRNDS MAINT
Auditor Report: Auditor Philena Burtch presented the Commissioners with the June 2022 Budget Expenditure Report showing each department’s expenses as of June 30, 2022, Fiscal Revenue Report as of June 30, 2022 and Outstanding Disbursements by Account & Budget Remaining as of August 2, 2022.
SALARIES BY OFFICE: Commissioners - $3,747.55; Auditor - $4,247.15; Treasurer - $651.62; States Attorney - $7,962.60; Custodial - $2,331.12; Director of Equalization - $4,247.14; Register of Deeds - $3,994.26; Coroner – 57.07; Road & Bridge - $22,945.53; Weed & Pest - $461.42; Fairgrounds - $7,199.96; Extension - $1,165.35; Planning & Zoning - $157.83; Employee Health Insurance - $18,496.24; SD Retirement System, withheld and match - $7,210.78; Electronic Transfer; FICA, Medicare and Withholding Tax - $17,352.04.
Register of Deeds:
Regular Fees July 2022 - $2,185.76
Transfer Fees July 2022 - $3,655.00
Budget – The Right Turn: Nancy Schlichenmayer thanked the Commissioners for their support. The program has had great growth in the past two years. The Right Turn’s goal is to meet the needs of people where they are today.
Community Youth Involved – Dusti Deal has requested $24,000.00 for 2023, $4,000.00 more than they usually request, due to increased expenses. The Community Youth Involved center relies on donations and the center is requesting more to balance the revenues and the expenses.
RDO Equipment Company: Wade Iszler explained to the Commissioners that the lease for the 2017 John Deere 772GP Motor Grader expires December, 2022. The County does have the option to purchase the 2017 Motor Grader for $217,000.00 or extend the lease for $3,270.67 per month. Wade also explained RDO Equipment Company has a lease bid for a 2023 John Deere 772G Motor Grader for $399,600.65.
Motion by Craig Heller, second by Sonny Harrowa, to lock in the lease bid for a 2023 John Deere 772G Motor Grader, at the lease price of $399,600.65. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Highway Department: Lee Smith presented the Commission with a report of work performed by the Highway Department for the month of July, 2022, which consists of blading, hauling gravel, mowing, and service and maintenance of equipment.
New Hire: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Dennis Booth, to approve the new hire of Highway Department truck driver, Michael Henderson, effective June 23, 2022, starting pay per hour $18.75, with 2 50¢ per hour pay raises; one at 6 months, one at 12 months, with supervisor approval, plus any cost-of-living increase approved by Commission for all County employees, plus benefits. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Fairgrounds: Scott Deal informed the Commissioners the team roping had 850 runs in two days. The Central SD 4-H Rodeo will have around 350 contestants, and in two weeks, the 4-H Finals Rodeo will have around 700 contestants.
Adjoining house & land: Scott Deal informed the Commissioners that the property owner of the house and land adjoining the fairgrounds contacted Scott because the property owner is ready to sell. The property owner wanted to give the County the option to purchase it due to the proximity of the fairgrounds. Scott stated that he was not given a price.
Central South Dakota Ambulance District: Hughes County Commissioner Randy Brown explained that the cost to maintain an ambulance service is going up, however, the revenues are not. The hope is to develop an ambulance district and create an ambulance board. Hughes County Commissioner Bill Abernathy explained that the current ambulance board that is made up of representatives from Hughes County, Stanley County, City of Pierre and City of Fort Pierre, took out notice for other ambulance services to come to our area, the board did not receive any other options. AMR Kandace Kritz explained that there is a critical shortage of EMT’s, and because we are in the middle of the state, our area doesn’t have the resources as the west and east areas of the state. AMR has had to fly in EMT’s from other states.
Central South Dakota Ambulance District Resolution 2022-20: Motion by Dennis Booth, second by Sonny Harrowa, to approve Central South Dakota Ambulance District Resolution 2022-20. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
STANLEY COUNTY RESOLUTION 2022-20
STANLEY COUNTY RESOLUTION OF INTENT TO CREATE THE CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA AMBULANCE DISTRICT AND BE INCLUDED WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES
WHEREAS the County Commissioners of Stanley County find that it is in the best interests of its residents to create the Central South Dakota Ambulance District; and
WHEREAS a hearing, a written determination, and a vote of the electors is required to create the Central South Dakota Ambulance District.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF STANLEY COUNTY AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Name of the District. The proposed name of the District is the Central South Dakota Ambulance District.
Section 2. Area to be included in District. The boundaries of the district shall include all of the property within Hughes County and all of the property within Stanley County.
Section 3. Map of District. The map of the District, legally described in SDCL §§ 7-1-33 and 7-1-59, is as follows:
Section 4. County Boundaries to be included in the District. The boundaries of Stanley County shall be included in the boundaries of the proposed Central South Dakota Ambulance District, excluding the municipalities’ boundary unless they pass a resolution to be included.
Dated this 2nd day of August 2022.
ATTEST: Dana Iversen, Chairman
Stanley County Commission
Philena Burtch, Auditor
Stanley County, South Dakota
Chairman Iversen address Payden Scott. Payden stated that he would like the County to install a culvert in the crossing turning south off Bad River Road onto 288th Avenue, going to Wagon Wheel Trailer Court.
Budget – Fort Pierre Fire Department: Justin Jones explained that the Fort Pierre Fire Department is requesting addition funding due to increased cost of fuel, utilities, insurance and fire fighting gear. Justin stated that the fire department is trying to keep all other expenses low, they are not going to as many out-of-county fires to save on fuel. Bunker gear went up 12%.
West River/Lyman-Jones Rural Water System – Public hearing for County-Wide Permission to install rural water pipelines: Jessica Hegge explained to the Commission that the West River/Lyman-Jones Rural Water Systems, Inc. is applying for the right to construct or lay a water pipeline over, across or under public highways, except state trunk system highways, in Stanley County for the purpose of providing rural water throughout the general area of Stanley County. West River/Lyman-Jones Rural Water Systems, Inc, certifies that it is a Federally authorized rural water system and incorporated under the laws of the State of South Dakota.
Water will be delivered in the general area and along the general routes. The primary source of water is from the Missouri River from a pumping station and treatment facilities located along the Missouri River near the city of Fort Pierre, in Stanley County. In addition, depending on the location, water may be provided from wells locally. The system prefers to place pipelines on private property but will need authorization for crossings and when private rights of way are not available.
With no public comment, Motion by Craig Heller, second by Sonny Harrowa, to approve West River/Lyman-Jones Rural Water System application to install rural water pipelines in Stanley County. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Executive Session – Personnel – SDCL 1-25-2(1): Motion by Dennis Booth, second by Sonny Harrowa, to go into Executive Session-Personnel-SDCL 1-25-2(1) at 5:54 P.M. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Chairman Iversen declared to reconvene at 6:16 P.M.
Planning & Zoning Building Permit Fees:
A RESOLUTION APPROVED at a meeting of the Board of Stanley County Commissioners, on the 7th day of July, 2022, allowing the Office of Director of Equalization, Planning & Zoning, to change Building Permit Fees to the following:
Residential Building Permits:
New Single Family Residence - $25.00 Minimum plus $1.00 per thousand
Residential Remodeling, Additions, Garages, Sheds - $25.00 Minimum plus $1.00 per thousand
Maintenance (roofing, siding, windows, doors, decks and porches) -$100.00 flat fee
Mobile or Manufactured Home placement - $100.00 flat fee
All structures including animal confinement and feeding operations - $25.00 Minimum fee plus $1.00 per thousand
Agriculture Outbuildings - $100.00 flat fee
Grain Bins - $100.00 flat fee per Grain Bin
Variance Application - $100.00
Conditional Use Permit - $100.00
Re-Zoning Requests & PUD - $100.00
Plats - $100.00
Vacation of Plats, Streets, Alleys - $100.00
BE IT RESOLVED that the County Commission, in and for Stanley County, does hereby approve the Office of Director of Equalization, Planning & Zoning, to change building permit fees.
Dated this 7th day of July, 2022.
Board of Stanley County Commissioners
Dana Iversen, Chairman
I, Philena Burtch, Auditor of Stanley County, do hereby certify that an official meeting on July 7, 2022, the County Commissioners did by resolution approve the change of building permits by the Office of Director of Equalization, Planning & Zoning.
Philena Burtch, Auditor
Courthouse Outside Trash Cans: Tabled for more information.
Automatic Budget Supplement – Road & Bridge: Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Dennis Booth, to approve Automatic Budget Supplement, in the amount of $501.86, for Road & Bridge Health Insurance, to reflect COBRA insurance payment. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Surplus – Treasurer Office: Motion by Dennis Booth, second by Sonny Harrowa, to approve surplus of broken office equipment from Treasurer’s office, $0.00 value. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Adjournment: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Dennis Booth, to adjourn at 6:48 P.M. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
ATTEST: BOARD OF STANLEY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Philena Burtch, Auditor Dana Iversen, Chairman