STANLEY COUNTY COMMISSION
June 4, 2020
The regular meeting of the Stanley County Commission was called to order at 5:04 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 Treasurer Peggy Dougherty, Register of Deeds Bev Stoeser, Fairgrounds Manager Scott Deal, Highway Superintendent Lee Smith, Fort Pierre Chamber of Commerce Shane Kramme, Toni Ruff, Tara Adamski, Brooke Cronin, Carol Ann Pond and Auditor Philena Burtch. The meeting commenced with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.
AGENDA: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Mike Kenzy, to approve the Agenda. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
MINUTES: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Mike Kenzy, to approve May 5, 2020, Minutes. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
CLAIMS: Motion by Mike Kenzy, second by Craig Heller, to approve Claims as presented. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
ACE STEEL & RECYCLING INC 14.62 FRGRNDS REPAIRS & MAINT
AIRTECH HEATING & COOLING INC 467.54 GOV BLDG REPAIRS & MAINT
AMERICAN MEDICAL RESPONSE INC 1237.50 MAY SUBSIDY BILLING
RENEE ANDERSEN 194.28 PRIMARY ELECTION BOARD
AT&T MOBILITY 209.02 CELL PHONES
BANKWEST INSURANCE 806.00 4TH OF JULY RODEO WEATHER INS
BANKWEST INSURANCE 687.09 SD STATE HS RODEO INSURANCE
BORNS GROUP 934.00 SD STATE HS RODEO SUPPL
LILA BRIGGS 168.00 PRIMARY ELECTION BOARD
BUTLER MACHINERY CO 322.76 R&B SUPPL/G3
CAPITAL AREA REFUSE LLC 104.00 GB/FG TRASH BILLING
WICK COMMUNICATIONS 189.09 MIN 3/26 & 4/7
CELERITY BROADBAND LLC 145.58 FAIRGROUNDS WIFI
CENTURYLINK 85.28 4 CORNERS REPEATER
CENTURYLINK 208.66 OFFICE PHONES
CHRISTY LUMBER 5.60 GOV BLDG REPAIRS & MAINT
WILL CLARK ELECTRICAL INC 21571.57 CRT HS REPR/FRGNDS ELEC PRJC
COMMTECH 681.55 PANIC BUTTON SYS/AUD MAINT
COMMUNITY YOUTH INVOLVED INC 1666.67 JUNE MONTHLY SUPPORT
CONNECTING POINT 630.00 SERVER MNGD SRVCS
COVE PLACE ROAD DISTRICT 1500.00 COVE ROAD DISTRICT
COWBOY COUNTRY STORES PIERRE 48.80 GOV BLDG FUEL
CROSSROADS TRAILER 332.00 R&B SUPPL/T5/T6
CWD INVESTIGATIONS INC 383.40 CRT EXPENSES
DSG-PIERRE 118.39 GOV BLDG REPAIRS & MAINT
DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLE 31.20 2021 WESTERN STAR TITL/LICENS
PEGGY DOUGHERTY 340.00 TREAS HEALTH INS/SUPP REIMB
EDDIE'S TRUCK CENTER INC 100.97 R&B MAINT & SUPPL/T2/T8/TR101
ELECTION SYSTEMS & SOFTWARE 995.10 PRIMARY ELECTION SUPPL
SHIRLEY ELLWEIN 168.00 PRIMARY ELECTION BOARD
FISCHER LAW OFFICE PROF LLC 2243.90 CRT APPT ATTRNY
FLEET SERVICES 1251.86 R&B/FRGRNDS FUEL
FORT PIERRE CITY 59.95 EXT COPIER LEASE & COPIES
FORT PIERRE CITY 1645.38 UTILITIES
FORT PIERRE CITY 488839.01 DUE TO CITY OF FORT PIERRE
ROGER A FULLER 330.00 DOE HEALTH INSURANCE
DORANNA SCHMITZ-GARRITY 156.00 PRIMARY ELECTION BOARD
GOLDEN WEST TELECOMMUNICATIONS 334.04 E-911
GRAHAM TIRE COMPANY 3157.72 R&B REPAIR & SUPPL
GREAT PLAINS BROKERAGE 3224.00 FAIRGRNDS ANNUAL EVENT INS
MARJORIE H GREGG 150.00 PRIMARY ELECTION BOARD
CONNIE GRITTNER 36.00 PRIMARY ELECTION BOARD
GARY GRITTNER 162.00 PRIMARY ELECTION BOARD
HAYES COMMUNITY HALL 50.00 PRIMARY ELECTION POLLING PLACE
BRADY HOFTIEZER 945.00 FAIRGROUNDS MAINT
HUGHES COUNTY FINANCE OFFICE 9920.00 APRIL JAIL BILLING
INLAND TRUCK PARTS 107.36 R&B SUPPL/T7
ISBURG-HOFMEISTER FUNERAL CHAPELS 2000.00 BURIAL ASSISTANCE #7772
KAY PARK RECREATION 18.00 FAIRGROUNDS MAINT
LURA KIRKPATRICK 229.80 PRIMARY ELECTION BOARD
KONRAD LAW, PROF LLC 38.80 CRT APPT ATTRNY
EILEEN KRAMER 48.00 PRIMARY ELECTION BOARD
LAWSON PRODUCTS INC 468.26 R&B MAINT & SUPPL
LINCOLN COUNTY 603.50 MENTAL ILLNESS
LYNN'S DAKOTAMART 134.15 GOV BLDG/JUDICL SUPPL/MAINT
THOMAS P MAHER 236.09 MAY EXPENSES
MARCO 427.77 COPIER LEASE & COPIES
MCLEOD'S PRINTING & OFFICE SUP 366.35 ELECTION/AUD SUPPL
BARBARA MCQUISTION 159.00 PRIMARY ELECTION BOARD
IRIS MELIGAN 156.00 PRIMARY ELECTION BOARD
MENARDS - PIERRE 907.26 GB/FG MAINT & SUPPL
MICRO-FIX COMPUTERS 240.00 TREAS REPAIRS & MAINT
MICROFILM IMAGING SYSTEMS INC 385.00 ROD EQUIP RENTAL
MIDCONTINENT COMMUNICATION 153.92 COUNTY SHOP PHONE & INTERNET
MIDCONTINENT COMMUNICATION 250.73 OFFICE INTERNET
NANCY JO MIKKELSEN 168.00 PRIMARY ELECTION BOARD
MONTANA-DAKOTA UTILITIES CO 59.81 COUNTY SHOP NATURAL GAS
MONTANA-DAKOTA UTILITIES CO 55.44 CRT HS/FRGRNDS NATURAL GAS
KRISTI MORELAND 204.60 PRIMARY ELECTION BOARD
MORRIS INC 117.72 R&B MAINT & SUPPL/TRH2O
NAPA 59.27 R&B SUPPL
JOANN NELSEN 168.00 PRIMARY ELECTION BOARD
CARLY O'CONNER 345.00 FRGRNDS MAINT
CHARLOTTE O'DEA 150.00 PRIMARY ELECTION BOARD
PHEASANTLAND INDUSTRIES 33.67 R&B MAINT & SUPPL
CITY OF PIERRE 8811.62 TRI-CO RESCUE/APRL MED DIR
PITNEY BOWES INC 1065.35 POSTAGE
QUILL CORPORATION 2536.18 OFFICE SUPPL
JERRY RADA 330.00 R&B HEALTH INSURANCE
ROBINS WATER CONDITIONING INC 33.00 COUNTY SHOP SUPPL
TONI RUFF 2735.00 FRGRNDS MAINT
RUNNINGS SUPPLY INC 114.95 R&B SUPPL
RUNNINGS SUPPLY INC 632.09 GB/FG SUPPL/MAINT
STANLEY COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT 25.00 DW SHERIFF FEE
STANLEY COUNTY SCHOOL DIST 1325579.19 DUE TO SC SCHOOL
BRAD A SCHREIBER 176.55 CRT APPT ATTRNY
JOAN BOOS SCHUELLER 342.00 CRT APPT ATTRNY
SD BUREAU OF ADMINISTRATION 82.61 OFFICE LONG DIST/BIT
SD PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORY 1115.00 BLOOD TESTS
SD ASSN OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER 1773.00 CLERP
SD ASSOC OF COUNTY OFFICIALS 114.00 ROD M/P FUND
SD DEPT OF REVENUE 53348.26 MV/VITALS/MENTAL ILLNESS
SERVALL UNIFORM/LINEN CO 140.64 R&B MAINT
SERVALL UNIFORM/LINEN CO 85.24 GOV BLDG SUPPL
SHANE'S PHARMACY 184.30 MEDICAL CARE
SIOUX NATION OF FORT PIERRE 4098.00 FAIRGROUNDS REPAIRS & MAINT
BEVERLY STOESER 36.00 PRIMARY ELECTION BOARD
SHIRLEY A SWANSON 174.00 PRIMARY ELECTION BOARD
KATIE J THOMPSON 3738.65 CRT APPT ATTRNY
TWIN CITY FILTER SERVICE INC 149.36 GOV BLDG SUPPL
US POSTAL SERVICE 248.00 POST OFFICE BOX SRVC FEES
VAN DIEST SUPPLY COMPANY 4571.25 W&P SUPPL
KATHLEEN JO WEISHAR 171.00 PRIMARY ELECTION BOARD
THOMAS WEMPE 690.00 TAX REFUND
WEST CENTRAL ELECTRIC CO-OP 3600.00 FAIRGROUNDS LIGHT POLES
WW TIRE SERVICE INC 637.75 R&B REPAIR & SUPPL/G3/G1A/T8
ZANDER AUTO PARTS 159.62 R&B SUPPL
ZANDER AUTO PARTS 288.38 FAIRGROUNDS REPAIRS & MAINT
Register of Deeds:
Regular Fees May 2020 - $2,588.50
Transfer Fees May 2020 - $2,249.50
Treasurer and Auditor Report: Treasurer Peggy Dougherty presented the Commissioners with the Treasurer Report, April and May 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 Budget Expenditure Report showing each department’s expenses as of April 30, 2020, and Outstanding Disbursements by Account as of June 4, 2020.
Grow South Dakota: Jared Groos greeted the Commission by telephone. Jared informed the Commissioners that Grow South Dakota assists with housing lending, emergency assistance, business lending and weatherization/furnace assistance. In 2019, Grow South Dakota investments in Stanley County totaled $161,802, serving 36 people. When Grow South Dakota provides these resources to Stanley County residents, Grow SD purchases materials and services from our local businesses and hires local contractors, when they are available. Stanley County’s funding greatly benefits households in our county.
Horse Racing: Shane Kramme informed the Commissioners that an application was sent to the Gaming Commission to request funding for horse races to be held at the Stanley County Fairgrounds in October 2020. The Gaming Commission meets on June 13, 2020. Shane explained that the funding requested from Gaming will be revolved in two years, the third year the Verendrye Benevolent Association will have to find other funding options.
Shane said, “Fort Pierre turning down horse racing would be like Huron turning down State Fair.”
Shane stated that VBA will help fund the construction of a new crows nest for the judges and cameras. The crows nest has to be big enough for 4 stewards, camera person and an announcer. The timer is now digital, so the crows nest will need electricity.
Opening the Stanley County Courthouse to Public: Motion by Mike Kenzy, second by Craig Heller, to approve the opening of the Stanley County Courthouse to the public effective Monday, June 8, 2020. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Fairgrounds – Scott Deal informed the Commission that the new light poles are installed and ready for the new lights to go up. The City of Fort Pierre is working on attaching the brackets for the lights and should be up the week of June 15, 2020. The new shower house arrived on June 3, 2020. The Schomer Barn is cleaned out and ready for stalls to be placed. The arenas are 90% complete and will be ready for South Dakota State High School Rodeo June 16-20, 2020.
The 4th of July Rodeo is a go with one addition, Steer Tripping is new for 2020.
Carol Ann Pond – Abatement: Carol Ann Pond explained her May abatement request for Record #1672.
Executive Session – Personnel – SDCL 1-25-2(1): Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Mike Kenzy, to go into Executive Session-Personnel-SDCL 1-25-2(1) at 6:08 P.M. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Chairman Iversen declared to reconvene at 6:27 P.M.
Canvass of Primary Election: Upon review of the Canvass, Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Craig Heller, to approve the Canvass for the Primary Election of June 2, 2020. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Stanley County Art Club Raffle: Toni Ruff explained that in June 2021, the Stanley County Art Club is planning a trip to Rome. Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Craig Heller, to approve Stanley County Art Club Raffle. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Highway Department: Lee Smith presented to the Commissioners a report of work performed by the Highway Department for the month of May 2020, which consists of blading roads, hauling and laying gravel, repairing Cut-Across Road and work on equipment.
2020 Bridge Funding Agreement: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Sonny Harrowa, to accept and approve Chairman Iversen to sign SD DOT 2020 Bridge Funding Agreement for bridge preservation for structure number 59-219-391. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Local Federal Bridge Replacement Program/Removal: In 2019 South Dakota was allocated funding for the replacement of bridges listed in poor condition. DOT converted the local share to State Highway Funds and distributed the funds to counties and cities on a pro-rata basis based on the percentage of deck area in poor condition as reported on the National Bridge Inventory as of December 31, 2017. Stanley County has two bridges that would qualify for this program. Lee explained to the Commission that bridge 59-339-327 is located on Bad River Road and the State will replace it per Federal Aid Replacement Program Resolution for County and Urban Projects approved September 2018. Bridge 59-162-270 is located on 263rd Avenue and will need to remain in place, with load limits, until a different route can be agreed upon.
Seasonal Highway Department Wages: Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Craig Heller, to approve Road & Bridge Seasonal Workers Reed Stoeser and Ted Fenwick, wage increase to $25.00 per hour effective June 4, 2020. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Gravel Crushing: Lee explained that piggy-backing off the Hughes County gravel crushing bid would not work for Stanley County. Motion by Craig Heller, second by Mike Kenzy, to approve to piggy-back off Buffalo County gravel crushing bid to hire Morris, Inc., to crush 80,000 ton of gravel at $3.05 per ton. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Temporary New Hire: Motion by Mike Kenzy, second by Craig Heller, to approve the temporary hire of Kathleen Lehrkamp, $15.00 per hour, no benefits, as Auditor Assistant, effective May 14, 2020. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Automatic Supplement: Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Craig Heller, to approve Automatic Budget Supplement in the amount of $16,318.20 to reflect State Assistance for 2019 Snow/Flood Event for Road & Bridge State EM&D Assistance. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Discussion: The Commission discussed the possibility of horse races in October. If the Gaming Commission approves funding, the County Commissioners would like VBA to help set up the track rail, consider installing a make-shift crows nest at the top southwest corner of the bleachers instead of building another tall crows nest outside, and the horses at the fairgrounds for one week.
Adjournment: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Mike Kenzy, to adjourn at 8:18 P.M. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
ATTEST: BOARD OF STANLEY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Philena Burtch, Auditor Dana Iversen, Chairman