June 2, 2015


June 2, 2015


The regular meeting of the Stanley County Commission was called to order at 5:08 P.M. (CDT) by Chairman Scott Deal with Commissioners Dennis Booth, Dana Iversen, Craig Heller and Sonny Harrowa present. Also present were State’s Attorney Tom P Maher, Treasurer Peggy Dougherty, Welfare Director Dawn Sass, Grow South Dakota Jared Groos, Jamie Damon, Ron Hedlund, Bill Leimbach, Aaron Rose, Jerry Vogeler, Highway Superintendent Kelly McCollam, Courthouse Custodian Ricky Sass, Emergency Management Director Rob Fines, Bob Wilcox, and Auditor Philena Edwards. The meeting commenced with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.


AGENDA: Motion by Dana Iversen, second by Sonny Harrowa, to approve the Agenda. All Voted Aye. Motion Carried.


MINUTES: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Dennis Booth, to approve the May 5, 2015, 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.


ADAMS - ISC                                                      1258.62  REPAIRS & MAINT/SUPPL        


AT&T MOBILITY                                                 145.89  CELL PHONES                  

AVERA ST MARYS HOSPITAL                        2760.55  CARE                         

AVERA ST MARYS HOSPITAL                          245.08  CARE                          

BLACK HILLS CHEMICAL & JANITOR             49.29  GOV BLDG SUPPL               

BOB BAK CONSTRUCTION                           91059.21  GRAVEL CRUSHING              

BOTTOM LINE WELDING                                    30.40  PARTS & SUPPLIES             

BUTLER MACHINERY CO                                   31.83  PARTS & SUPPLIES             

CAPITAL AREA REFUSE LLC                             63.75  TRASH BILLING 4/27-5/24      

WICK COMMUNICATIONS                                234.09  COMM MINUTES 4-7             

GUS LLC                                                                 30.03  SUPPLIES                     

CAPSPECIALTY                                                    15.00  INSURANCE                    

CENTRAL CULVERT SUPPLY                       1531.20  REPAIRS & MAINT              

CENTURYLINK                                                     85.28  4 CORNERS REPEATER           

CENTURYLINK                                                   243.84  OFFICE PHONES                

CHEMSEARCH                                                    400.75  GOV BLDG SUPPLIES            

CHRISTY LUMBER                                              35.64  SUPPLIES                     

COMMUNITY YOUTH INVOLVED, INC.     1666.67  JUNE 2015 SUPPORT            


COVE PLACE ROAD DISTRICT                      1500.00  COVE ROAD

BRENTON CRANE                                              192.10  FAIRGROUNDS EVENT SUPPLIES   


DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY                        297.04  FEDERAL TAX                  

EDDIE'S TRUCK SALES                                     975.00  PARTS & SUPPLIES             

EDDIE'S TRUCK SALES                                 44200.00  2009 FREIGHTLINER TRUCK      

WADE FISCHER                                                  550.64  CRT APPT ATTRNY                       

FLEET SERVICES                                              1048.96  FUEL                         

FORT PIERRE CITY                                           1058.48  COURTHOUSE UTILITIES

FORT PIERRE CITY                                       461415.59  DUE TO CITY OF FORT PIERRE        

AJ FRANKEN                                                       1365.00  CRT APPT ATTRNY                     

FRONTLINE PLUS FIRE & RESCUE                65000.00  (3) WARNING SIRENS

ROGER FULLER                                                     600.00  HEALTH INSURANCE          

THE GARAGE DOOR GUY                                     91.84  FAIRGROUNDS REPAIRS & MAINT  

GOLDEN WEST TELECOMMUNICATIONS      334.04  E-911                        


HCC SPECIALTY                                                     453.00  EVENT INSURANCE              

HOGEN'S HARDWARE HANK                               45.53  SUPPLIES                     

HOGEN'S HARDWARE HANK                                 9.49  FAIRGROUNDS REPAIRS & MAINT  


INLAND TRUCK PARTS                                       338.06  REPAIRS & MAINT              

JC OFFICE SUPPLY                                                 46.96  OFFICE SUPPLIES              

ROBERT T KONRAD                                           1276.30  CRT APPT ATTRNY                      

LUDEMANN FENCING                                         438.33  COMMERCIAL REFUND #99259     

THOMAS P MAHER                                             2726.17  MAY 2015 EXPENSES            

KELLY MCCOLLAM                                             116.60  R&B SUPPLIES                 

MERCEDES-BENZ FINANCIAL                       24784.81  2014 FREIGHTLINER TRUCK      

CURT MERRIMAN PRINTING                              25.00  FAIRGROUNDS EVENT SUPPL      

MICRO-FIX COMPUTERS                                     445.00  MINOR EQUIP                  

MICRO-FIX COMPUTERS                                     160.00  AUD REPAIRS & MAINT          


MIDCONTINENT COMMUNICATION                217.30  OFFICE INTERNET              


MONTANA-DAKOTA UTILITIES CO                    48.45  GOV BLDG NATURAL GAS         

CITY OF PIERRE                                                     183.08  MEDICAL DIRECTOR MARCH 2015  

PITNEY BOWES                                                      402.99  OFFICE POSTAGE               

POWERPLAN                                                           235.25  SUPPL/REPAIRS & MAINT        

QUILL CORPORATION                                          858.52  TREAS SUPPLIES               

ROBINS WATER CONDITIONING INC                  56.50  MAINTANCE                    

RUNNINGS SUPPLY INC                                        182.15  PARTS & SUPPLIES             

RUNNINGS SUPPLY INC                                        152.71  FAIRGROUNDS REPAIRS & MAINT  

SCHAEFFER'S MFG CO                                           635.04  SUPPLIES                     

DAN SCOTT                                                            1289.28  TAX REFUND                   


SD HEALTH DEPARTMENT                                   325.00  EMPLOYEE FLU SHOTS           

SD ASSN OF ASSESSING OFFICES                       180.00  DOE ANNUAL DUES              

SD ASSN OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER             792.30  CLERP                        

SD ASSC OF COUNTY HWY SUPT                          30.00  HWY SUPT SUMMER MEETING

SD ASSN OF COUNTY OFFICIALS                        144.00  DUE TO COUNTY ASSOC-$2

SD DEPT OF REVENUE                                       42780.51  MV & VITALS     

KARA SEMMLER                                                     317.10  CRT APPT ATTRNY                      

SERVALL UNIFORM/LINEN CO                             42.31  R&B MAINT

STANLEY CO SCHOOL DIST                         1239437.51  DUE TO SC SCHOOL

STANLEY COUNTY TREASURER                           10.00  ADMIN FEES                    

TITAN MACHINERY                                                145.50  PARTS & SUPPLIES             

ULTRA INC                                                                140.00  SOFTWARE                     

ULTRA INC                                                                  60.00  TREAS MAINT & REPAIR         

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE DIV                      26.84  R&B                              

US POSTAL SERVICE                                               206.00  POST OFFICE BOX SERVICE FEE  

MONA WEIGER                                                           98.80  CRT REPORTER                 

WW TIRE SERVICE INC                                         1070.95  REPAIRS & MAINT/SUPPLIES     

XEROX CORPORATION                                           269.45  COPIER LEASE & COPIES        

YANKTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT                    25.00  SHERIFFS FEES                



SALARIES BY OFFICE: Commissioners - $3,359.71; Auditor - $2,717.30; Treasurer - $4,577.55; States Attorney - $3,940.43; Custodial - $1,968.22; Director of Equalization - $4,882.67; Register of Deeds - $2,623.52; Coroner - $55.41; Road & Bridge - $17,722.63; Community Health/WIC Secretary - $1,854.05; Weed and Pest - $490.12; Fairgrounds - $2,322.37; Employee Health Insurance - $12,895.15; SD Retirement System, withheld and match - $6,788.42; Electronic Transfer; FICA, Medicare and Withholding Tax - $15,075.49


EXECUTIVE SESSION – Care of Poor, SDCL 1-28-13:  Motion by Craig Heller, second by Dana Iversen, to go into Executive Session at 5:11 P.M. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.

Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Craig Heller, to reconvene at 5:18 P.M. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.

            Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Dana Iversen, to deny Case #58-7825. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


TREASURER/AUDITOR REPORTS: Treasurer Peggy Dougherty, presented the commissioners with the May business, which includes taxes collected, delinquent taxes and investments. Auditor Philena Edwards presented the commissioners with budget expenditure for the month of April.


Deputy Treasurer/Welfare Director Dawn Sass resigned effect June 3, 2015.


Treasurer Peggy Dougherty has been appointed Welfare Director until a new Deputy Treasurer is hired and has welfare training.


 Grow South Dakota: Jared Groos thanked the commissioners for their time and continued support with this program. Mr. Groos explained that Grow South Dakota helps people who are in need of assistance, whether it be weatherization, based on income, to start-up small business loans. The monies that come from county contribution stays in the same county.


Abatements: Lawrence Thompson Jr – Motion by Dennis Booth, second by Sonny Harrowa, to approve abatement for Rec #9227 in the amount of $148.60, as this land is in Trust. Booth, Heller and Harrowa voted Aye. Iversen voted Nay. Motion Carried.


Barry & Kathy Heiss – Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Dana Iversen, to approve abatement for Rec #9429 in the amount of $1,429.96, as this record no longer exists. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


Highway Department: Kelly McCollam gave a run-down of work performed; since we have gotten rain they have been blading; Walker Rd (Sansarc) from the phone booth to the highway needs work done to it; Bad River Road has some soft spots so they will be laying gravel there. The short roads that are maintained by Haakon County need gravel.

They finished the big arena at the fairgrounds and have had a lot of positive feed-back. The one big thing that has been noticed is there isn’t standing water anymore.

Extended pipe on Flom Road, it is still a little soft, but it has been widened and they will keep working on the soft areas.

Kelly will be doing another depth test on Bad River Road, when all the numbers are figured, we will know more about what all needs to be done before we Otto-Seal.

Will start spraying for Hoary Cress on Wednesday June 3, the Highway Department needs to bill Weed & Pest for spraying to keep better track for the Hoary Cress Grant. Dani’s Thistle will start spraying right-of-ways on June 13.

Kelly found a 2009 Freightliner truck. The commissioners agreed that another truck is needed.

The Fairgrounds Board would like to see the use of wood chips instead of hay in the stalls.


Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Dana Iversen, to go into Executive Session for Personnel SDCL 1-25-2(1) at 5:58 P.M. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.

Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Dana Iversen, to reconvene at 6:13 P.M. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


Drainage Problem: Bass Drive was privately built with an adequate drainage ditch. Since 1998 the adjoining south property has continued to develop. The drainage ditch is now full, therefore, this creates flooding/run-off onto the neighboring north properties. Codified Law 46A-10A, cannot interfere with the natural flow of water. As neighboring landowners there is a need to decipher where the property line is.


Emergency Management & Disaster – Rob Fines: The State of South Dakota has implemented a credentialing program for all emergency responders, government administrators, and workers that may be involved in any future disaster in South Dakota. By registering you help document hours worked which result in FEMA reimbursement. In the future you will need to have in your possession an ID card from this program to enter into a disaster scene. Reason for doing this is to document hours worked and safety of responders while on scene.


Homeland Security Grants are open until July 31, 2015. These Grants are very beneficial, they helped get the three new sirens that were recently installed on Frontier Road and in the city.


Rob Fines spoke with the Fort Pierre Fire Department and Four Corners Fire Department, they are both in favor of lifting the burn ban. The county has received a lot of rain, which has helped.


Burn Ban – Motion by Dana Iversen, second by Sonny Harrowa, to lift Resolution 2015-08 Burn Ban effect June 3, 2015. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


Courthouse Cooling/Heating System: Received three Proposals. After reviewing and discussing each Proposal, tabled the subject until we get more detail.

Update on Courthouse Elevator Project: As of April 30, 2015, AEL, the company building the elevator, had not begun the process. After correspondence between G&N Construction, Hahn Engineering and AEL, the elevator will be delivered June 8, 2015 and demolition and installation should begin the following week.


Liquor License Renewals – Oahe Tailrace LLC: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Dennis Booth, to approve the renewal of the On-Off Malt Beverage License for Oahe Tailrace LLC. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


Upcoming Workshops – SD Directors of Equalization Annual Conference in June. SD Department of Revenue-Director of Equalization in June. Welfare training in June.


July 3, 2015, the Courthouse will be closed in observation of the 4th of July Holiday.

ADJOURN: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Dennis Booth, to adjourn at 7:58 P.M. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


ATTEST:                                             BOARD OF STANLEY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS



_________________________          _____________________________________________

Philena Edwards, Auditor                  Scott Deal, 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