August 7, 2018



August 7, 2018


The regular meeting of the Stanley County Commission was called to order at 5:13 P.M.(CDT) by Chairman Dana Iversen with Commissioners Mike Kenzy, Craig Heller and Sonny Harrowa present. Commissioner Dennis Booth was absent. Also present were State’s Attorney Tom P. Maher, Treasurer Peggy Dougherty, Highway Superintendent Lee Smith, Fairgrounds Manager Scott Deal, Kim Hallock, American Legion Post 20, Shane Kramme, Ron Baumgart, Shellie Baumgart, River Cities Transit, Rick Cronin, Justin Jones, Fort Pierre Fire Department, Wade Iszler, RDO, Scott Schweitzer, Brosz Engineering, Kenny Brull, Cheryl Brull, Dave Askins, Capital Journal, and Auditor Philena Burtch. The meeting commenced with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.


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


MINUTES:  Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Mike Kenzy, to approve July 10, 2018, Minutes. All Voted Aye. Motion Carried.


CLAIMS:  Motion by Craig Heller, second by Mike Kenzy, to approve Claims as presented. All Voted Aye. Motion Carried.


BONNIE ACKERMAN                                               11.68  JURY DUTY                    

JOHN ACKLEY                                                         101.68  JURY DUTY                    

AMERICAN MEDICAL RESPONSE INC             1237.50  JULY 2018                    

RENEE ANDERSEN                                                   60.40  JURY DUTY                    

BRADY ANDERSEN                                                  12.52  JURY DUTY                    

LEONARD ANDERSEN                                             60.40  JURY DUTY                    

ARROWWOOD RESORT                                         203.90  DOE TRAVL & CONF    

AT&T MOBILITY                                                     462.87  CELL PHONE   

AVERA MEDICAL GROUP - UPA                        3500.00  MENTAL ILL

BRYCE BAKER                                                         133.60  JURY DUTY                    

DANCI BAKER                                                            26.80  JURY DUTY                    

REBECCA BECKER                                                    10.00  JURY DUTY                    

SHARI BEEGHLY                                                        11.68  JURY DUTY                     

BEST LAWN CARE                                                    390.00  GOVT BLDG REPAIR & MAINT     

ELLEN BLAUERT                                                      101.68  JURY DUTY                    

BOB BAK CONSTRUCTION                               248400.00  GRAVEL CRUSHING              

BUTLER MACHINERY CO                                     1010.55  R&B SUPPLIES                 

SHARON CALDWELL                                                 32.68  JURY DUTY                    


CAPITAL AREA REFUSE LLC                                 184.00  TRASH BILLING

WICK COMMUNICATIONS                                    1525.62  OFFICE PUBLICATIONS          

CARSON CARLISLE                                                   111.76  JURY DUTY                    

LORI CARPENTER                                                       10.00  JURY DUTY 

JIMMY CARTER                                                       1000.00  FILL DIRT                  

JODY CARTER-CLARAMBEAU                                10.84  JURY DUTY                    

CENTURYLINK                                                            85.28  4 CORNERS REPEATER           

CENTURYLINK                                                          241.31  OFFICE PHONES                

TRAVIS W STOUT                                                     650.00  FAIRGRNDS REPAIR & MAINT   

CARRIE CHRISTOPHERSON                                     10.84  JURY DUTY                    

CHRISTY LUMBER                                                   244.04  FAIRGRNDS REPAIR & MAINT   

BRAD CLARK                                                              65.00  MV REFUND                    


COWBOY COUNTRY STORES PIERRE                   70.51  BLDG SUPPL     

JUDY COYLE                                                              101.68  JURY DUTY                    

BONITA CRAWFORD                                                  10.00  JURY DUTY                    

KIRBY CRONIN                                                          103.36  JURY DUTY                    

DAKOTA DATA SHRED                                             38.75  AUD MAINT           

DANI'S THISTLE SPRAYING                                 7657.00  W&P SUPPL                 

HEATHER DAVIDSON                                                21.76  JURY DUTY                    

DOUGLAS DAY                                                            10.84  JURY DUTY                    

GREGORY DEAL                                                         11.68  JURY DUTY                    

SCOTT DEAL                                                            1985.00  4TH OF JULY SPNSRSHP COMMSSN

DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLE                               21.20  R&B EQUIPMNT                

JAMES DOUGHERTY                                                  20.08  JURY DUTY                    

PEGGY DOUGHERTY                                                358.20  TREAS INS/ADMIN/POSTAGE      

GLENN DOZARK                                                         14.20  JURY DUTY                    

RHONDA DRAGESET                                               103.36  JURY DUTY                    

OLE DRAGESET                                                          10.84  JURY DUTY                     

EDDIE'S TRUCK SALES                                         2381.69  R&B SUPPL/REPAIR & MAINT  

COREY EDSON                                                            14.20  JURY DUTY                    

ELECTION SYSTEMS & SOFTWARE                     589.14  ELECTION SUPPL            

CAROLYN ELWOOD                                                   11.68  JURY DUTY                    

LAURA FISCHBACH                                                   11.68  JURY DUTY                    

FLEET SERVICES                                                     2357.97  R&B FUEL/FAIRGRNDS FUEL      

FORT PIERRE CITY                                                     85.91  EXT/CHN COPIER LEASE/COPIES       

FORT PIERRE CITY                                                 2596.22  UTILTIES

FORT PIERRE CITY                                                 9406.79  DUE TO CITY OF FORT PIERRE

MARLYS FRATZKE                                                     10.84  JURY DUTY                    

FRIMAN OIL & GAS CO INC                                23412.20  R&B SUPPL                 

LARRY FULLER                                                           10.00  JURY DUTY                    

ROGER A FULLER                                                     341.68  DOE HEALTH INS/JURY DUTY   

JULIE FURCHNER                                                        12.52  JURY DUTY                    

HELEN GIMSON                                                            10.84  JURY DUTY                    

GOLDEN WEST TELECOMMUNICATIONS            334.04  E 911                        

GRAHAM TIRE COMPANY                                      2172.83  R&B SUPPL/REPAIR & MAINT  

GRAVES PLUMBING INC                                          467.26  GOVT BLDG REPAIR & MAINT     

CRAIG HELLER                                                             16.72  JURY DUTY                    

DUSTIN HINES                                                              47.64  OVERPAID TAXES               

HOGEN'S HARDWARE HANK                                    25.36  R&B SUPPL                 

HOGEN'S HARDWARE HANK                                  102.12  GOVT BLDG/FAIRGRNDS MAINT

HUGHES COUNTY FINANCE OFFICE                   3840.00  JUNE JAIL BILL               

TYLER HUGHES                                                            12.52  JURY DUTY                    

PATRICK HUNT                                                             10.84  JURY DUTY                    

JACKIE HUSTED                                                            10.00  JURY DUTY                            

GAIL JACOBSON                                                           10.84  JURY DUTY                    

JENNER EQUIPMENT COMPANY                            584.50  R&B SUPPL/REPAIR & MAINT  

MARTY JOHNSON                                                        10.84  JURY DUTY                    

PETER KIENHOLZ                                                      105.04  JURY DUTY                    

JASON KIENTOP                                                           11.68  JURY DUTY                    

DENA KINSELLA                                                          13.36  JURY DUTY                    

MINDY KIRKPATRICK                                              175.60  JURY DUTY                    

RYAN KNIGHT                                                              11.68  JURY DUTY                    

ROBERT T KONRAD                                                1095.50  CRT APPT ATTRNY       

SHANTEL KREBS                                                          16.72  JURY DUTY                    

MARCY KUPER                                                             10.84  JURY DUTY                    

KARLEE LABER                                                            10.84  JURY DUTY                    

SCOTT LANENGA                                                         10.84  JURY DUTY                    

PEGGY LAURENZ                                                         12.52  JURY DUTY                    

KENDRA LENZ                                                              10.00  JURY DUTY                    

MARK LEWIS                                                                 24.18  OVERPAID TAXES               

MERLE LIBNER                                                            101.68  JURY DUTY                    

LINCOLN COUNTY                                                        90.00  MENTAL ILL PROF SRVCS     

LITHIA TOYOTA OF ODESSA #150                           156.57  OVERPAID MV                  

LOCATORS & SUPPLIES INC                                       10.67  R&B REPAIR & MAINT           

MARK LOUDER                                                              10.84  JURY DUTY                    

LUDEMANN FENCING                                                159.00  OVERPAID TAXES               

LYNN'S DAKOTAMART                                                13.36  R&B SUPPL                 

LYNN'S DAKOTAMART                                              103.13  SUPPL

THOMAS P MAHER                                                    2740.76  JULY EXPENSES        

MARCO                                                                           562.92  OFFICE COPIER                

JEFFREY MARTIN                                                          92.52  OVERPAID TAXES               

BRUCE MATHEWS                                                         10.00  JURY DUTY                    

SANDRA MCGHEE                                                         10.84  JURY DUTY                    

MENARDS - PIERRE                                                     940.06  FAIRGRNDS/GOVT BLDG REPAIR   

MICROFILM IMAGING SYSTEMS INC                      375.00  ROD EQUIPMNT RENTAL         

MIDCONTINENT COMMUNICATION                        250.73  OFFICE INTERNET              

MOBILE BINDERS                                                       3381.80  ROD M&P EQUIPMNT             

BRIAN MOHR                                                                 301.75  OVERPAID TAXES               

MONTANA-DAKOTA UTILITIES CO                           18.74  R&B NATURAL GAS              

MONTANA-DAKOTA UTILITIES CO                           53.76  GOVT BLDG NATURAL GAS        

MORRIS INC                                                                   400.00  R&B REPAIR & MAINT           

MORRIS INC                                                                 1360.00  MV REFUND                    

RANDALL NEILAN                                                         11.68  JURY DUTY                    

MICHAEL NOLEN                                                           10.84  JURY DUTY                    

CHAD OLSON                                                                  14.20  JURY DUTY                    

BRIAN OLSON                                                                 10.84  JURY DUTY                    

BRYCE PATTERSON                                                      11.68  JURY DUTY                    

ROSS PETERSON                                                           120.00  STALLING FEE REFUND          

PITNEY BOWES                                                             406.90  OFFICE POSTAGE               

BARBARA POCHES                                                        14.20  JURY DUTY                    

POWERPLAN                                                                1494.85  R&B SUPPL/REPAIR & MAINT  

PAT PRINCE                                                                      10.84  JURY DUTY                    

PRYNTCOMM                                                                 450.00  FAIRGRNDS EVENT SUPPL   

JERRY RADA                                                                  330.00  R&B HEALTH INS               

RAMKOTA HOTEL - PIERRE                                       355.80  FAIRGRNDS EVENT FEES       

JANICE REEDE                                                               101.68  JURY DUTY                    

MARK REINHARD                                                         924.00  OVERPAID TAXES               

JANET RICKETTS                                                            10.84  JURY DUTY                    

RITER ROGERS WATTIER &                                       892.50  WAR CREEK ROAD               

RIVER REGION RODEO                                               304.00  HIGH SCHOOL RODEO            

ROBINS WATER CONDITIONING INC                        12.00  R&B SUPPL                 

ROBINS WATER CONDITIONING INC                        56.50  ROD REPAIR & MAINT           

MARY RONISH                                                                10.00  JURY DUTY                    

AARON ROSE                                                                   10.84  JURY DUTY                    

RYAN ROYER                                                                   10.84  JURY DUTY                    

RUNNINGS SUPPLY INC                                               227.94  R&B SUPPL                 

RUNNINGS SUPPLY INC                                               467.57  FAIRGRNDS REPAIR & MAINT   

FRANCIS SACK                                                               101.68  JURY DUTY                    

DEAN SCHAEFER COURT REPORTING                       96.00  COURT REPORTER               

NORMA SCHILLING                                                         10.84  JURY DUTY                    

BRAD A SCHREIBER                                                    6491.05  CRT APPT ATTRNY        

SD BUREAU OF ADMINISTRATION                              77.97  OFFICE PHONE                 

SD DEPT OF CORRECTIONS                                         351.90  GOVT BLDG/FAIRGRNDS MAINT

SD DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE                                 175.00  BLOOD TEST/AUTOPSY 

SD DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE                             86376.49  MV/VITALS/MENTAL ILLNESS       

SD PROPERTY MANAGEMENT                                  2500.00  R&B EQUIPMENT                

SDAAO                                                                               600.00  DOE TRAVEL & CONF            

SD ASSN OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER                   1500.00  CLERP 3RD QTR 2018           

SD ASSC OF COUNTY HWY SUPT                                185.00  R&B CONFERENCE & TRAV        

SD ASSN OF COUNTY OFFICIALS                                130.00  ROD M/P FUND

SERVALL UNIFORM/LINEN CO                                      73.79  R&B REPAIR & MAINT           

SHANE'S PHARMACY                                                       60.54  MEDICAL CARE                 

SIOUX NATION OF FORT PIERRE                                   49.65  R&B SUPPL

STANLEY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT                  37144.58  DUE TO SC SCHOOL                

WILMA STAPLES                                                                10.84  JURY DUTY                    

TYLER STOESER                                                                 13.36  JURY DUTY                    

LINDA TAYLOR                                                                 101.68  JURY DUTY                    

KATIE J THOMPSON                                                       2411.49  CRT APPT ATTRNY 

LYNETTE THUM                                                                  11.68  JURY DUTY                    

TITAN MACHINERY                                                          624.39  R&B SUPPL/REPAIR & MAINT  

TOLTON RANCH                                                              1133.71  OVERPAID TAXES               

WALMART COMMUNITY                                                  31.70  FAIRGRNDS REPAIR & MAINT   

NANCY WEBB                                                                      15.04  JURY DUTY                    

WHEELHOUSE PLUMBING INC                                      200.00  FAIRGRNDS REPAIR & MAINT   

WW TIRE SERVICE INC                                                    947.01  R&B SUPPL/REPAIR & MAINT  

WW TIRE SERVICE INC                                                      35.97  FAIRGRNDS REPAIR & MAINT   

CHRISTIE ZANDER                                                              11.68  JURY DUTY                    

ZANDER AUTO PARTS                                                        45.94  R&B SUPPL                 

ZANDER AUTO PARTS                                                        64.95  FAIRGRNDS REPAIR & MAINT   


Auditor’s Account with the Treasurer:

July 2018

Cash on hand – $984.47

Checks, less than 3 days - $42,198.92

Postage - $100.00

Petty Cash - $215.00

First National Bank - $52,688.08

MKKT Account – First National Bank - $4,318,605.91

MKKT Account – Dakota Prairie Bank - $69,549.51

SD FIT - $6,071.29

Total - $4,394,226.71


Register of Deeds:

Regular Fees July 2018 - $2,501.37

Transfer Fees July 2018 - $4,264.50


Treasurer and Auditor Report: Treasurer Peggy Dougherty presented the Commissioners with Treasurers report, July bank statement and daily cash, delinquent real estate and mobile home taxes paid, tax trust, miscellaneous receipts, (Grants, Register of Deeds receipts, etc.), investments and Money Market reports. Auditor Philena Burtch presented the Commissioners with the Budget Expenditure Report showing each department’s expenses as of June 30, 2018, and the Outstanding Disbursements by account & budget remaining as of August 6, 2018.


American Legion Post 20: Kim Hallock informed the Commission that Post 20 and the City of Fort Pierre are negotiating plans for water and sewer to the new ball fields north of town. The Legion is planning to have the engineering for the second field complete before winter. They are developing as much as they can with the funds they have available.


Fort Pierre Horse Racing: Shane Kramme is working with representatives seeking funding for horse races for the 2019 season. He is hopeful, and doing all that he can to make sure horse racing continues in Fort Pierre, and South Dakota.


River Cities Transit: Ron Baumgart thanked Shane Kramme for all his efforts with the 2018 horse racing season.


River Cities Transit moves a lot of people. Transit tries to do the best for the people who need transportation. They transport, on average, around 1,000 people a day between Fort Pierre and Pierre. Ron explained that they are requesting additional funds to keep up with the cost. They are also needing to upgrade the fleet and would like the Commission to consider matching funds for the new buses.


Ron Baumgart also informed the Commission that River Cities Transit received a Safety Grant for efficiency during their annual convention. Ron learned that River Cities Transit is the only transit in the United States that runs 24/7.


Fort Pierre Fire Department – Land Agreement: Rick Cronin stated that he presented the land agreement to the new fire hall board, they didn’t have many changes. However, one question arose regarding the land transfer after Grant approval, but before construction: Does the County want the liability during construction? Commissioner Harrowa stated that the fire department could get their own insurance policy during the construction of the building. The transfer of the land will not take place until construction is complete, or five years, whichever happens first.


The fire department’s wish is to have land for the new hall and needs something in writing guaranteeing the land is being held for the new hall. State’s Attorney Tom P. Maher, Rick Cronin and Auditor Burtch will work on verbiage of the agreement.


Rick presented the Commission with plans for fire station #2.


Fairgrounds: Scott Deal stated that the Grandstand needs to have gutters, down spouts and snow gates on the roof. He would also like to put a sidewalk and guard posts along the building leading to the main entrance. Scott received one quote for gutters and will get another one. Scott is working with Cholik Signs on the new sign. The Grant monies the fairgrounds received from FPDC is specific to signage/improvements to outer buildings. Scott presented the Commissioners with a picture of the sign that will be placed on the outer west wall of the Grandstand. It will consist of 4x8 foot sections for the full 160’ of the building. Gutters will increase the life-span of the sign.


Scott would like to put drill stems around the fire hydrants throughout the grounds to protect them and a protective guard around the creek that runs between the barns.


The arena lights need to be updated. LED seem to be the best deal by lasting longer and saving electricity.


Scott has been setting stalls for the 4-H Finals Rodeo. He needs to get more panels for the outside stalls.


RDO: Wade Iszler presented the Commissioners with a proposal for a 2019 John Deere 772G Motor Grader. The snow wing and ripper from the 2012 John Deere 772GP Motor Grader will transfer to the 2019 motor grader. The price bid will expire September 30, 2018. No action taken at this time.


Highway Department: Lee Smith presented the Commissioners with a report of work performed for the month of July, 2018, which includes hauling and laying gravel on multiple roads, weed control, mowing ditches and cleaning out box culvert for bridge inspection on Bad River Road. The gravel crushing project is complete.


Bad River Road – SDDOT Agreement #6792 is an agreement stating that DOT will replace structure number 59-339-327 when inspections indicate it is necessary to do so. Scott Schweitzer stated that the bridge is rated for replacement and the County needs to complete a Federal Aid Bridge Replacement Program Resolution. Then the submittals and design will begin, with the possibility of 2020 replacement.


CenturyLink is laying cable under the public highway located at Sections 33 & 34, Township 6 North, Range 30 East and between Sections 3 & 4 and Sections 9 & 10, Township 5 North, Range 30 East, B.H.M. lying South of County Road 1806 and North of Cut Across Road.


Executive Session – Personnel – SDCL 1-25-2(5): Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Craig Heller, to go into Executive Session-Personnel-SDCL 1-25-2(5) at 7:06 P.M. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


Chairman Iversen declared to reconvene at 7:28 P.M.


Discussion: Fort Pierre Fire Department Fire Chief Justin Jones spoke to the Commissioners about the Department’s budget request for 2019.


Executive Session – Personnel – SDCL 1-25-2(1): Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Craig Heller, to go into Executive Session-Personnel-SDCL 1-25-2(1) at 7:49 P.M. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


Chairman Iversen declared to reconvene at 8:01 P.M.

PILT Lawsuit: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Mike Kenzy, to Opt-In and approve Chairman Iversen to sign Class Action Opt-In Notice Form. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


PILT: Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Craig Heller, to approve split of PILT as follows: County General Fund $235,538.76; Fire Fund $3,165.11; Road & Bridge Fund $8,386.29; Courthouse Building Fund $2,130.84. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


Provisional Budget: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Sonny Harrowa, to publish the budget and notice of hearing regarding the Provisional Budget for 2019. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


Raise: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Mike Kenzy, to approve 50¢, per hour, first year raise for Deputy Auditor Sarah Furnival. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


WIC Secretary Travel: The County WIC secretary will travel to Fort Thompson Clinic August 2 and August 16, 2018.


Upcoming Workshops: County Officials Fall Convention – Annual Assessor School


Adjournment: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Mike Kenzy, to adjourn at 8:17 P.M. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


ATTEST:                                                         BOARD OF STANLEY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS


Philena Burtch, 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