STANLEY COUNTY COMMISSION
June 1, 2021
The regular meeting of the Stanley County Commission was called to order at 5:07 P.M.(CT) 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, Deputy Treasurer Susan Freeman, Fairgrounds Manager Scott Deal, Highway Superintendent Lee Smith, County Health Nurse Jody Spangenberg, Risty Benefits Sonja Nordbye and Roger Risty, Bill Shrader, 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 Mike Kenzy, second by Craig Heller, to approve May 11, 2021, Minutes. All Voted Aye. Motion Carried.
CLAIMS: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Sonny Harrowa, to deny Sun Master Claim in the amount of $370.00. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Motion by Dennis Booth, second by Sonny Harrowa, to approve Claims as presented. All Voted Aye. Motion Carried.
DBA AMERICINN FT PIERRE SD 8.65 OVERPAID TAXES
AMERICAN MEDICAL RESPONSE INC 1237.50 MAY SUBSIDY BILLING
AT&T MOBILITY 177.41 CELL PHONES
BANKWEST INSURANCE 1336.43 SD STATE HS RODEO INSRNC
BONI ENTERPRISES LLC 381.60 CRT APPT ATTRNY
CAPITAL AREA COUNSELING INC 1000.00 APRIL MCR
CAPITAL AREA REFUSE LLC 104.00 CH BLDG/FRGNDS TRASH BILLING
CAPITOL CITY FLORIST AND GIFTS 55.00 MEMORIAL
CATLIN'S CAR CLINIC 108.40 R&B REPAIR - P4
CELERITY BROADBAND LLC 136.94 FAIRGROUNDS WIFI
CENTRAL CULVERT SUPPLY 19450.50 R&B SUPPL - CULVERTS
CENTURYLINK 85.28 4 CORNERS REPEATER
CENTURYLINK 221.27 OFFICE PHONES
CHANDLERS INC AUTOGLASS/RECYCL 412.00 R&B REPAIR/SUPPL-G7
WILL CLARK ELECTRICAL INC 225.09 GOV BLDG REPAIR & MAINT
COMMTECH 45.00 AUD MAINT
COMMUNITY YOUTH INVOLVED INC 1666.67 JUNE SUPPORT
PERRY L COMPTON 562.06 ABATEMENT/REFUND 9382
CONNECTING POINT 120.00 SERVER MAINT
COVE PLACE ROAD DISTRICT 1250.00 COVE ROAD DISTRICT
COWBOY COUNTRY STORES 35.60 GOV BLDG FUEL
DIESEL MACHINERY INC 2413.32 R&B MAINT/SUPPL-107T
PEGGY DOUGHERTY 330.00 TREAS HEALTH INSRNC
EDDIE'S TRUCK CENTER INC 8.26 R&B MAINT/SUPPL
THOMAS ELLIS 952.61 ABATEMENT/REFUND 7486
FISCHER LAW OFFICE PROF LLC 1316.13 CRT APPT ATTRNY
SHARON FORNEY 35.00 ANNUAL LIBRARY MEMBERSHIP
FORT PIERRE CITY 2214.19 UTILITIES
FORT PIERRE CITY 642096.03 DUE TO CITY OF FORT PIERRE
FOX YOUNGBERG & LEWNO PC 196.70 CRT APPT ATTRNY/JUV
FRIMAN OIL & GAS CO INC 65.16 R&B GREASE
ROGER A FULLER 330.00 DOE HEALTH INSRNC
GOLDEN WEST TELECOMMUNICATIONS 334.04 E-911
GROSSENBURG IMPLEMENT OF PIERR 2353.15 R&B SUPPL-G7A-G7-G1A
GUNDERSON PALMER NELSON & 89.10 MENTAL ILLNESS
CODY L HONEYWELL 346.50 CRT APPT ATTRNY
ABIGAIL HUEBNER 105.00 AUD MAINT
HUGHES COUNTY FINANCE OFFICE 10430.00 APRIL JAIL & JUV BILLING
JACKIE HUSTED 196.56 4-H TRAVEL
MARK KATTERHAGEN 15.00 MENTAL ILLNESS
LUCY LEWNO 166.51 MENTAL ILLNESS
DARCY LOCKWOOD 15.00 MENTAL ILLNESS
LYNN'S DAKOTAMART 29.99 GOV BLDG SUPPL
THOMAS P MAHER 1429.21 MAY EXPENSES
MARCO 484.15 OFFICE COPIER LEASE & COPIES
KYLAN MEIER 350.97 OVERPAID TAXES 9805
MENARDS - PIERRE 215.58 GOV BLDG/FRGNDS SUPPL/MAINT
MICRO-FIX COMPUTERS 540.00 DOE REPAIR/AUD REPR-EQUIP
MICROFILM IMAGING SYSTEMS INC 385.00 ROD EQUIP RENTAL
MIDCONTINENT COMMUNICATION 153.30 COUNTY SHOP PHONE & INTERNET
MIDCONTINENT COMMUNICATION 240.00 OFFICE INTERNET
MONTANA-DAKOTA UTILITIES CO 77.41 COUNTY SHOP NATURAL GAS
MONTANA-DAKOTA UTILITIES CO 129.95 CH BLDG/FRGRNDS NATURAL GAS
THE MONUMENT 2400.00 FRGRNDS BLEACHER RENTAL
MORRIS INC 1301.29 R&B REPAIR & MAINT-G7
BONNIE NICKELS 330.00 CHN/WIC HEALTH INSRNC
NORTHWEST PIPE FITTINGS INC 187.60 FAIRGROUNDS MAINT
OAHE GLASS 414.18 CH BLDG REPAIR & MAINT
OVERHEAD DOOR CO OF PIERRE 173.47 R&B REPAIR-HAYES SHOP
DARLIS D PERRY 240.00 ALCOHOL BLOOD TESTS
CITY OF PIERRE 110.00 APRIL MED DIR
PITNEY BOWES GLOBAL FINANCIAL 170.43 POSTAGE METER LEASE
PITNEY BOWES 335.47 POSTAGE
POWERPLAN BF 915.42 R&B MAINT/SUPPL-2019 772G
MIDSTATES INC 100.75 ROD SUPPL
QUILL CORPORATION 1046.83 OFFICE SUPPL/EQUIP
JERRY RADA 330.00 R&B HEALTH INSRNC
REDSTONE INSURANCE BROKERS 3259.94 FAIRGRNDS ANNUAL EVENT INSRNC
REDWOOD TOXICOLOGY LABARATORY 50.00 TOXICOLOGY TESTS
ROBINS WATER CONDITIONING INC 12.00 R&B SUPPL
RUNNINGS SUPPLY INC 145.24 R&B SUPPL
RUNNINGS SUPPLY INC 297.54 FAIRGROUNDS MAINT
STANLEY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT 1757549.56 DUE TO SC SCHOOL
JOAN BOOS SCHUELLER 356.40 CRT APPT ATTRNY
SD BUREAU OF ADMINISTRATION 91.00 OFFICE LONG DIST/BIT
SD DEPT OF REVENUE 22269.43 MV/VITALS/MENTAL ILLNESS
SD PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORY 775.00 ALCOHOL BLOOD TESTS
SD ASSN OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER 571.00 CCPR
SD ASSN OF COUNTY OFFICIALS 182.00 ROD M/P FUND
SD PUBLIC ASSURANCE ALLIANCE 232.50 R&B 2021 JD RENTAL TRACTOR INS
SERVALL UNIFORM/LINEN CO 53.09 R&B MAINT
SERVALL UNIFORM/LINEN CO 67.69 GOV BLDG SUPPL
SIEBRASSE LAW OFFICE PC 840.30 CRT APPT ATTRNY
JEFF STANLEY & KRISTEN HUNTER 281.57 OVERPAID TAXES
K THOMPSON LAW PROF LLC 1407.15 CRT APPT ATTRNY
RYAN THOMPSON 22.66 OVERPAID TAXES
TIESZEN LAW OFFICE 749.50 CRT APPT ATTRNY
TRANSOURCE 2582.76 R&B MAINT & SUPPL - EX1
US POSTAL SERVICE 258.00 PO BOX SERVICE FEE
VARIDESK LLC 450.00 ROD FURNITURE
WW TIRE SERVICE INC 493.96 R&B REPAIR & SUPPL-TRW-TRLB-T5
YANKTON COUNTY 95.30 MENTAL ILLNESS
ZANDER AUTO PARTS 132.19 R&B SUPPL-TR101-G7A-T7
SALARIES BY OFFICE: Commissioners - $3,747.55; Auditor - $2,848.24; Treasurer - $5,127.08; States Attorney - $5,618.89; Custodial - $2,262.32; Director of Equalization - $5,762.44; Register of Deeds - $2,924.28; Road & Bridge - $19,982.31; Weed & Pest - $452.80; Community Health/WIC Secretary - $2,129.63; Fairgrounds - $6,099.40; Extension - $1,124.15; Employee Health Insurance - $15,176.91; SD Retirement System, withheld and match - $8,166.38; Electronic Transfer; FICA, Medicare and Withholding Tax - $18,398.80.
Auditor’s Account with the Treasurer:
Cash on hand - $1,650.05
Checks, less than 3 days - $347,527.42
Postage - $100.00
Petty Cash - $215.00
First National Bank - $279,053.12
MKKT Account – First National Bank - $5,358,017.99
MKKT Account – Dakota Prairie Bank - $70,892.77
SD FIT - $6,255.99
Total - $6,063,712.34
Register of Deeds:
Regular Fees May 2021 - $2,551.59
Transfer Fees May 2021 - $2,459.50
Treasurer and Auditor Report: Deputy Treasurer Susan Freeman presented the Commissioners with the Treasurer Report, April 2021 bank statement and daily cash, delinquent real estate and mobile home taxes, tax trust, miscellaneous receipts (Grants, Register of Deeds, Clerk of Courts, Equalization, Fairgrounds, Auditor, motor vehicle), investments and Money Market reports. Auditor Philena Burtch presented the Commissioners with the April 2021 Budget Expenditure Report showing each department’s expenses as of April 30, 2021, Fiscal Revenue Report as of April 30, 2021, and Outstanding Disbursements by Account as of June 1, 2021.
Risty Benefits: Sonja Nordbye presented the Commissioners with options for county employee health and life insurance. Sonja explained that Risty Benefits works hard to bring the richest benefit package at the lowest price possible. Risty Benefits is committed to the clients, not the insurance company.
County Health Nurse: Jody Spangenberg introduced herself to the Commissioners. Jody is the new County Health Nurse. Jody is in the office Monday and Friday 8AM to 12PM and Wednesday 8AM to 5PM.
Bill Shrader introduced himself as a fairly new rural Stanley County resident. He voiced his opinion regarding the pending change to the structure of the Stanley County Government, referring to Ordinance 2021-01 Combining the offices of Auditor, Treasurer and Register of Deeds. Bill feels that this change would take away voters right to chose these elected officials. Bill called this change a reduction in the power that you, the voting taxpayer currently has.
Fairgrounds – Scott Deal informed the Commissioners that the new handrails are installed on the bleachers. Scott and his crew are busy getting everything ready for SD State High School Rodeo.
Gutters: This has been tabled. The Commissioners would like to make sure all the quotes received for the new gutters on the Schomer Barn are the same gauge and they all include snowguards.
Highway Department: Lee Smith presented to the Commissioners a report of work performed by the Highway Department for the month of May 2021, which consists of hauling screened gravel to Nash Loop, Bobby Stoeser Road, Mike Norman Road, laying gravel, blading Sansarc Road, Bad River Road, Scotty Philips Road, Frontier Road, Hayes Road, Three Mile Road, Frank Turner Road, Wendt Road, Donahue Road, Reuer Ranch Road, Carlisle Road, Mission Ridge Road, Cheyenne School Road, Marvin Olson Road, B&B Ranch Road, S Brown Church Road, Walker Road, Minneconjou Road, Just Anderson Road, Minneconjou Bay, Ancel Tibbs Road, Ancel Tibbs Ranch Road, Sylvia Huckfeldt Road, Fluharty Road, Meyers Road, Bear Camp Road, Slaathaug Road, War Creek Road, Gaylord Norman Road, Max Jones Road, Rose Road, Rose Ranch Road, Verendrye Road, Clark Alleman Road, Ray McQuistion Road, Stroup Ranch Road, Casey Hannum Road, Norm Stoeser Road, Tower Road, N Brown Church Road, Triple U Ranch Road, Holland Ranch Road, cleaning drainage on Max Hlebanja Road and working on equipment.
Lee Smith spoke to Mid Dakota Vegetation regarding the right-of-way spraying. Mid Dakota will spray the weeds for $27.50 per mile with 10’ rows.
Resolution 2021-12 – Register of Deeds Monthly Fee Date: Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Mike Kenzy, to approve Resolution 2021-12-Register of Deeds Monthly Fees Due to the County Treasurer by the 15th of each month. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
A RESOLUTION APPROVED at a meeting of the Board of Stanley County Commissioners, on the 1st day of June, 2021, setting the Office of Register of Deeds deposit of fees and other collections received due to the County Treasurer by the 15th of each month.
WHEREAS, SDCL 7-9-17, within the time frame established by the County Commission, the Register of Deeds shall deposit with the County Treasurer the total amount of fees and other collections received. Unless otherwise required, all fees and other collections shall be placed to the credit of the General Fund. At the discretion of the Register of Deeds, fees and other transactions may be charged on account but shall be collected by the end of the following month. The Register of Deeds shall maintain a detailed record of any accounts receivable.
BE IT RESOLVED that the County Commission, in and for Stanley County, does hereby approve the deposit of fees and other collections received by the Office of Register of Deeds due to the County Treasurer by the 15th of each month.
Dated this 1st day of June, 2021.
Board of Stanley County Commissioners
Dana Iversen, Chairman
I, Philena Burtch, Auditor of Stanley County, do hereby certify that an official meeting on June 1, 2021, the County Commissioners did by resolution approve the fees and collections of the Office of Register of Deeds due to the County Treasurer by the 15th of each month.
Philena Burtch, Auditor
Resolution 2021-13 – Drought Disaster Declaration: Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Craig Heller, to approve Resolution 2021-13-Drought Disaster Declaration. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Drought Disaster Declaration
WHEREAS, Stanley County continues to suffer from a natural disaster in the form of severe agricultural drought conditions, including extremely inadequate winter snowfall, meager spring rains, desolating winds accompanied with high temperatures and late frosts which have severely impacted all drought conditions, the Board of County Commissioners resolve that said drought conditions constitute a natural disaster of such severity and magnitude that an effective response is beyond the capabilities of this County, or even the State of South Dakota, and that Federal assistance is necessary, and there is no emergency plan available to alleviate the damage and economic chaos resulting from these conditions; and
WHEREAS, Stanley County does not have the financial resources to respond to this disaster; and
WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of Stanley County is aware sparse pastures and lack of forage crops for the feeding of livestock is necessitating the reduction/disposal of livestock herds; and
WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of Stanley County is aware that fall and spring planted small grains are already stressed from lack of rain and yields will be impacted; and
WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of Stanley County realizes that an emergency has resulted from a lack of water in the agriculture community and the quality of water in stock ponds due to extreme low runoff, which could result in a high selenium concentration and livestock mortality,
WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of Stanley County is aware that in addition to these conditions, the continuing drought conditions introduce a new element of synergism compounding the magnitude of devastation to our agricultural infrastructure,
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the Board of County Commissioners of Stanley County, South Dakota, declares a natural disaster drought emergency; and it is
FURTHER RESOLVED, we, the Board of Commissioners of Stanley County respectfully petition the Governor of the State of South Dakota and the President of the United States to provide with all dispatch and remedies any state and/or federal assistance available for this type of emergency.
Commissioner Sonny Harrowa moved to adopt said resolution and Commissioner Craig Heller seconded the motion.
Dana Iversen, Chairman Mike Kenzy, Vice Chairman
Craig Heller Sonny Harrowa
Motion passed and Resolution 2021-13 adopted this 1st day of June, 2021.
Philena Burtch, Auditor
Tax Deed – Kenzy: Commissioner Kenzy recused himself from the tax deed discussion.
No action was taken. This subject has been tabled.
New Hire – Deputy Register of Deeds: Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Craig Heller, to approve the hire of Patricia Duffy as Deputy Register of Deeds, starting salary of $45,000.00, with a $2,500.00 salary increase once Patricia Duffy is appointed Register of Deeds, and another salary increase in an amount to be determined 6 months after appointment, plus any cost-of-living increase approved by Commission for all county employees, including benefits. Exact start date is to be determined, July 2021. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
County Health Nurse Administrative Assistant: Bonnie Nickels submitted her retirement/resignation effective June 4, 2021, after 41 ½ years as County Health Nurse Administrative Assistant.
Executive Session – Personnel – SDCL 1-25-2(1): Motion by Mike Kenzy, second by Craig Heller, to go into Executive Session-Personnel-SDCL 1-25-2(1) at 7:07 PM. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Chairman Iversen declared to reconvene at 7:16 PM.
Discussion: The Stanley County Commission will have a Special Meeting Tuesday June 15, 2021, at 5:00 P.M., for the First Reading of A Temporary Ordinance Regarding the Issuance of Local Medical Cannabis Establishment Permits and/or Licenses.
Adjournment: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Mike Kenzy, to adjourn at 7:33 P.M. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
ATTEST: BOARD OF STANLEY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Philena Burtch, Auditor Dana Iversen, Chairman