February 7, 2017



February 7, 2017


The regular meeting of the Stanley County Commission was called to order at 5:00 P.M.(CST) by Chairman Dana Iversen with Commissioners Dennis Booth, Scott Deal, Craig Heller and Sonny Harrowa present. Also present were State’s Attorney Tom P. Maher, Treasurer Peggy Dougherty, Coroner Gary Grittner, Fairgrounds Aaron Brewer, Stanley Post 20 American Legion Eugene Collett, Larry Manke, Reed Stoeser, Department of Legislative Audits Dave Schlosser, Capitol Journal Kylee Whitehill, and Auditor Philena Edwards. 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 Dennis Booth, to approve January 3, 2017, Minutes. All Voted Aye. Motion Carried.


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


AMERICAN MEDICAL RESPONSE INC                          1237.50  JANUARY 2017 BILLING         

AT&T MOBILITY                                                                  110.61  CELL PHONES                  

AVERA QUEEN OF PEACE HEALTH                                  82.00  R&B PROF SRVC                

BLACK HILLS CHEMICAL & JANITOR                             59.94  GOV BLDG SUPPL               

BLACKSTRAP INC                                                             1741.50  R&B ROAD SALT                

AARON BREWER                                                                 700.81  FAIRGROUNDS HEALTH INSURANCE 

BUTLER MACHINERY CO                                                4110.82  R&B REPAIRS & MAINT/SUPPL    

MINA CALDWELL                                                                 35.00  ANNUAL LIBRARY MEMBERSHIP    

CAPITAL AREA COUNSELING INC                                 310.00  MOBILE CRISIS RESPONSE       

WICK COMMUNICATIONS                                               622.48  ELECTION PUBLICATIONS        

CATERPILLAR FINANCIAL SERVICES                      30167.91  2014 140M2AWD CAT MOTOR GRDR 

CENTRAL SERVICE & SUPPLY INC                             1506.56  R&B REPAIRS & MAINT/SUPPL    

CENTURYLINK                                                                     85.28  4 CORNERS REPEATER           

CENTURYLINK                                                                   241.16  OFFICE PHONES                

CHANDLERS INC AUTOGLASS/RECYCL                      250.00  R&B REPAIRS & MAINT          

CHRISTY LUMBER                                                               40.50  FAIRGROUNDS REPAIRS & MAINT  

WILL CLARK ELECTRICAL INC                                      697.09  FAIRGROUNDS MAINT            

COMMTECH                                                                       1699.51  AUD EQUIP                    

COMMUNITY YOUTH INVOLVED INC                        1666.67  FEBRUARY 2017 SUPPORT        

CONNECTING POINT                                                         575.00  MAINT 

COVE PLACE ROAD DISTRICT                                        520.75  COVE ROAD DISTRICT                      

COWBOY COUNTRY STORES PIERRE                           773.93  SUPPL                        

DAKOTA BUSINESS CENTER                                          457.90  ROD SUPPL                    

DAKOTA DATA SHRED                                                      75.00  AUD MAINT                    

PEGGY DOUGHERTY                                                        899.03  TREASURER HEALTH INSURANCE   

EDDIE'S TRUCK SALES                                                    268.97  R&B SUPPL                    

PHILENA EDWARDS                                                         137.00  ANNUAL REPORT WORKSHOP       

EQUIPMENT BLADES INC                                             4326.28  R&B REPAIRS & MAINT/SUPPL    

KALEB FISCHER                                                                  20.00  SUBPOENA                     

WADE FISCHER                                                               2318.69  CRT APPT ATTRNY                  

FLEET SERVICES                                                            1426.88  R&B FUEL                      

FORT PIERRE CITY                                                             80.62  EXTENSION COPIER LEASE/COPIES

FORT PIERRE CITY                                                         3330.98  COURTHOUSE UTILITIES

FORT PIERRE CITY                                                       23537.36  DUE TO CITY OF FORT PIERRE        

FOUR CORNERS FIRE DEPTMENT                                560.49  HAYES SHOP UTILITIES         

GOLDEN WEST TELECOMMUNICATIONS                  334.04  E-911                        

GROSSENBURG IMPLEMENT OF PIERR                      149.22  R&B SUPPL                    

HOGEN'S HARDWARE HANK                                            7.98  R&B SUPPL                    

HOLLENA HOSTLER                                                          50.84  JUROR FEE                    

HUGHES COUNTY FINANCE OFFICE                       18160.00  DEC 2016 & JAN 2017 JAIL BILL

TRAVIS JACOBSON                                                           50.84  JUROR FEE                    

JC OFFICE SUPPLY                                                            45.03  AUD SUPPL                    

RONDA KARST                                                                  51.68  JUROR FEE                    

LEISURE PALACE POOL & SPA                                    757.98  EQUIPMENT                    

LILA'S SEWING & EMBROIDERY                                   82.00  2016 EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR    

THOMAS P MAHER                                                        2649.63  JANUARY 2017 EXPENSES        

MATTHEIS PLUMBING                                                 1680.00  R&B REPAIRS & MAINT          

JOE MELIGAN                                                                   250.00  CPR/1ST AID CLASS            

MICROFILM IMAGING SYSTEMS INC                         750.00  ROD EQUIP RENTAL             

MIDCONTINENT COMMUNICATION                           218.33  OFFICE INTERNET              

MONTANA-DAKOTA UTILITIES CO                            542.39  COUNTY SHOP NATURAL GAS      

MONTANA-DAKOTA UTILITIES CO                          1097.30  COURTHOUSE NATURAL GAS       

MORENO LEE & BACHAND PC                                       27.60  MENTAL ILLNESS BOARD         

MORRIS INC                                                                    3725.46  R&B REPAIRS & MAINT/SUPPL    

NAPA                                                                                  150.43  R&B SUPPL                     

NE SD COMM ACTN PRGM                                         5000.00  2017 ALLOCATION-SD GROW      

CITY OF PIERRE                                                              110.00  DECEMBER MEDICAL DIRECTOR    

PITNEY BOWES                                                             1351.92  POSTAGE                      

QUILL CORPORATION                                                1511.76  OFFICE SUPPL                 

SHAD RIGGLE                                                                   86.12  JUROR FEE                    

RITER ROGERS WATTIER &                                         735.00  WAR CREEK RD                 

ROBINS WATER CONDITIONING INC                          25.20  R&B SUPPL                    

RUNNINGS SUPPLY INC                                                750.82  R&B SUPPL                    

RUNNINGS SUPPLY INC                                                512.06  FAIRGROUNDS REPAIRS & MAINT  

WILLIAM J SCHILLING JR                                             140.00  COMMERCIAL REFUND

SD ASSOC OKF COUNTY OFFICIALS                          122.00  ROD M/P FUND           

SD BUREAU OF ADMINISTRATION                              90.34  EXTENSION PHONE              

SD DEPTMENT OF REVENUE                                     1138.40  MV LIEN                      

SD DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE                                2320.00  ALCOHOL BLOOD TESTS

SD DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE                              50883.09  MV & VITALS         

SD DEPTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION                      932.72  BRIDGE INSPECTIONS           

SD ASSC OF COUNTY HWY SUPT                               275.00  2017 SDACHS/NACE DUES        

SD PUBLIC ASSURANCE ALLIANCE                      43421.36  2017 PROPERTY INSURANCE      

KARA SEMMLER                                                           1002.80  CRT APPT ATTRNY                   

SERVALL UNIFORM/LINEN CO                                     70.78  R&B MAINT                    

SHARPE RENTALS INC                                                2200.00  R&B SUPPL-CAB 1990 FORD      

SIOUX NATION OF FORT PIERRE                                 46.20  R&B SUPPL 

STANLEY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT                64706.22  DUE TO SC SCHOOL                  

STATE SUPPLY COMPANY                                             83.99  GOV BLDG REPAIRS & MAINT     

STEVEN STEWART                                                           50.84  JUROR FEE                    

GAYLE STOVER                                                                50.84  JUROR FEE                    

DARREN TIBBS                                                                 76.04  JUROR FEE                    

LINDA TIBBS                                                                     50.00  JUROR FEE                    

TWIN CITY FILTER SERVICE INC                                 79.45  GOV BLDG MAINT               

DALE VIZCARRA                                                              15.00  MV REFUND                    

WALMART COMMUNITY                                               49.85  R&B OFFICE SUPPL             

WW TIRE SERVICE INC                                               8404.36  R&B REPAIRS & MAINT/SUPPL 

WEED & PEST ASSOC OF SD                                        150.00  ANNUAL DUES

WEED & PEST CONFERENCE                                       260.00  2017 W&P CONFERENCE  

XEROX CORPORATION                                                 454.78  COPIER LEASE & COPIES        

ZANDER AUTO PARTS                                                  276.27  R&B SUPPL                    


Auditor’s Account with the Treasurer:

January 2017

Cash on hand – $1,047.70

Checks, less than 3 days - $29,719.13

Postage - $100.00

Petty Cash - $215.00

First National Bank - $74,256.72

MKKT Account – First National Bank - $3,652,254.94

MKKT Account – Dakota Prairie Bank - $68,695.20

SD FIT - $6,013.99

Total - $3,726,964.13


Register of Deeds:

Regular Fees January 2017 - $2,046.68

Transfer Fees January 2017 - $1519.00


Abatement: Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Craig Heller, to approve Abatement for Record #9791 in the amount of $385.82, as mobile home moved from County November 2015. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


Coroner: Gary Grittner presented the Commissioners with a review of 2016. The Coroner is responsible for completing the cause and manner of death on the death certificate of in-county deaths where the deceased is not under the care of a medical professional, or where the death is the result of an accident, homicide or suicide. In 2016, the Coroner was involved in 8 such cases. The Coroner’s budget for 2016 was $10,000.00. The amount expended by the Coroner was $2,758.72. Of the total expended, $480 was stipends for the Coroner and Deputy Coroner, $270 was toxicology costs and the remainder $1,972 was cost of an autopsy from a late 2015 case. No travel, equipment or supply costs were charged to the budget, as Gary does not submit these expenses for reimbursement.


Gary appointed an additional Deputy Coroner, as to date, the County has, on-call, Coroner Gary Grittner, Deputy Coroner Jill Richardson and Deputy Coroner Camille Erickson. While the Coroner does not have control over the number of calls, Gary will continue to do his best to provide a professional service to the County at the least possible cost.


The Commissioners thanked Gary for his dedication.


Highway Department: Philena Edwards presented Commissioners with a report of all the work performed by the highway department for the month of January 2017. The ice and blowing snow is keeping them busy. We rented a dozer and operator from AGE for four days to help with ice on the roads. Lee received a couple quotes for a new motor for the 2010 Ford pickup.


Motion by Dennis Booth, second by Sonny Harrowa, to accept the quote for a new engine for the 2010 Ford

pickup from Catlin’s Car Clinic, not to exceed $6,900.00. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


Stanley Post 20 American Legion:  Eugene Collett, Larry Manke and Reed Stoeser informed the Commissioners of the progress of the softball complex. They are getting ready to do backstop for the fence at home base, in-field is almost complete. They are working with Scott from Brosz, as soon as they get the plans the Commissioners will receive a copy. The first field is taking shape. They have half of the aggregate for the first field, as soon as they put the bases in place, backstop and irrigation in and work the field, they hope to be ready for practice this spring and games this summer. Their goal is to have 4 teams this year.


Eugene questioned if there is a need for the Legion to own the beer license? Or if others would be doing the beer garden at the fairgrounds? The Commissioners all agree that the Legion and Auxiliary do a good job and they are reliable to run it during the County run events. They have been doing other fundraisers and would like to continue to help the County with events.


Motion by Craig Heller, second by Scott Deal, to approve the Stanley Post 20 American Legion to run the beer garden and concession during the 4th of July Rodeo. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


Fairgrounds:  Aaron Brewer informed the Commissioners about all the people who have been using the Schomer Barn for riding. Shane Anderson is putting on the Troy Anderson Memorial Coyote Hunt Saturday, February 11, 2017, Aaron will set up bleachers and get the Schomer Barn ready. Wrangler ropers would like to do some roping events and there has been interest in a dog show. Aaron will start getting sponsors for the 4th of July Rodeo.


Motion by Craig Heller, second by Scott Deal, to go into Executive Session, Personnel, SDCL 1-25-2(1), at 6:07 P.M. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


Motion by Scott Deal, second by Craig Heller, to reconvene at 6:23 P.M. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


Legislative Audit:  Dave Schlosser finished the county’s 2 year audit, 2014-2015. Dave explained to the Commissioners the prior and current audit findings. Once Legislative Audit is finished with their final report, the County will receive it and continue to go forward with the recommendations.


Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Craig Heller, to accept and approve Chairman Iversen to sign letter in connection with Stanley County audit of the financial statements for 2014-2015 audit. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


2017 WIC Contract Amendment:  Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Dennis Booth, to accept and approve Chairman Iversen to sign amended WIC Contract. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


Raise: Motion by Dennis Booth, second by Scott Deal, to approve 50¢, 18 month raise for Deputy Treasurer Susan Roshau, effective February 20, 2017. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


Upcoming Meetings: County Commissioner and Welfare Officials Workshop in March, 2017; 2017 New Officials Workshop in March.


Discussion:  The Commissioners discussed the deep borehole field test in Haakon County and the Oahe Reservoir water levels. The Corps of Engineers has stressed that since the 2011 flood, they have taken steps as to not have a repeat.


Adjournment: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Scott Deal, to adjourn at 7:25 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