March 1, 2016



March 1, 2016


The regular meeting of the Stanley County Commission was called to order at 5:07 P.M.(CDT) by Chairman Dana Iversen with Commissioners Dennis Booth, Scott Deal, Craig Heller and Sonny Harrowa present. Also present were Treasurer Peggy Dougherty, Director of Equalization Roger Fuller, Seb & Carol Axtman, Emergency Management Rob Fines, Fort Pierre Fire Department Cody Lengkeek, Highway Superintendent Lee Smith, American Legion Post 20 Randy Slama, Reed Stoeser, Capitol Journal Nick Lowry, and Auditor Philena Edwards. The meeting commenced with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.


AGENDA: Dana Iversen made a motion to amend the agenda by adding Stanley County School FFA. Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Craig Heller, to approve the Amended Agenda.  All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


MINUTES:  Motion by Craig Heller, second by Scott Deal, to approve February 2, 2016 Minutes. All Voted Aye. Motion Carried.


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


AMERICAN MEDICAL RESPONSE INC                     1237.50  FEBRUARY 2016 BILLING        

AT&T MOBILITY                                                             126.27  CELL PHONES                  

AVERA ST MARYS HOSPITAL                                    1580.07  MENTALLY ILL                 

BOTTOM LINE WELDING                                                 95.80  R&B SUPPL                    

BROSZ ENGINEERING INC                                             300.00  R&B ENGINEERING SRVC         

BUTLER MACHINERY CO                                              236.45  R&B SUPPL                     

CAPITAL AREA REFUSE LLC                                          63.75  TRASH BILLING 1/25-2/21      

WICK COMMUNICATIONS                                            180.96  MINUTES 12/29                

CARSON CARLISLE                                                      1499.64  OVERPAID TAXES               

MONTY CARTER                                                               51.68  JUROR FEE 11/23/2015         

CENTURYLINK                                                                  85.28  4 CORNERS REPEATER           

CENTURYLINK                                                                241.31  OFFICE PHONES                

CHRISTY LUMBER                                                           38.00  R&B SUPPL                    

COMMUNITY YOUTH INVOLVED, INC.                  1666.67  MARCH 2016 SUPPORT           

COWBOY COUNTRY STORES PIERRE                         22.47  DOE SUPPL                    

DAKOTA BUSINESS CENTER                                      190.00  ROD SUPPL                    

DAKOTA DATA SHRED                                                  73.50  AUD MAINT                    

PEGGY DOUGHERTY                                                    116.57  ADMIN FEE - TREAS REIMB      

EDDIE'S TRUCK SALES                                                668.10  R&B SUPPL                    

PHILENA EDWARDS                                                     137.84  ANNUAL REPORT WORKSHOP       

FIRST NATIONAL BANK                                               33.00  SAFE DEPOSIT BOX             

FLEET SERVICES                                                          356.00  R&B FUEL                     

FORT PIERRE CITY                                                      197.17  CHN COPIER LEASE & COPIES    

FORT PIERRE CITY                                                    2054.50  UTILITIES

FORT PIERRE CITY                                                  25485.34  DUE TO CITY OF FORT PIERRE                  

GROSSENBURG IMPLEMENT OF PIERR                 197.37  R&B SUPPL                    

DONNA HAWK                                                             409.44  OVERPAID TAXES               

BRYAN HEDMAN                                                        460.52  OVERPAID TAXES               

HOGEN'S HARDWARE HANK                                     18.68  FAIRGROUNDS REPAIR & MAINT   

HOLLENA HOSTLER                                                    50.84  JUROR FEE 11/23/2015          

HUGHES COUNTY FINANCE OFFICE                 10776.75  JUV JAIL BILL 2016           

MICHAEL JACOBSON                                                  51.68  JUROR FEE 11/23/2015         

TRAVIS JACOBSON                                                      50.84  JUROR FEE 11/23/2015         

JC OFFICE SUPPLY                                                       32.37  R&B SUPPL                    

JC OFFICE SUPPLY                                                       27.96  EXTENSION SUPPL              

RONDA KARST                                                             51.68  JUROR FEE 11/23/2015         

PAULA KNUTSON                                                        36.56  OVERPAID TAXES               

ROBERT T KONRAD                                                1727.65  JUV                      

THOMAS P MAHER                                                  2586.69  FEBRUARY 2016 EXPENSES       

MICROFILM IMAGING SYSTEMS INC                   385.00  ROD EQUIP RENTAL             

MIDCONTINENT COMMUNICATION                     217.30  OFFICE INTERNET              

MONICK PIPE & SUPPLY INC                                  376.36  GOV BLDG REPAIR & MAINT      



MORRIS EQUIPMENT LLC                                       255.55  GOV BLDG EQUIP               

MORRIS INC                                                               974.79  R&B REPAIR & MAINT/SUPPL     

CRAIG A & CURTIS C MUNDT                             1186.07  OVERPAID TAXES                

NAPA                                                                             60.53  R&B SUPPL                    

PITNEY BOWES                                                         994.91  AUD SUPPL                    

POWERPLAN                                                           1560.21  R&B REPAIR & MAINT           

QUILL CORPORATION                                           448.84  GOV BLDG SUPPL               

RAMKOTA HOTEL -- ABERDEEN                        527.94  W&P CONVENTION               

ROBERT RICKETTS                                                506.23  OVERPAID TAXES               

SHAD RIGGLE                                                           86.12  JUROR FEE 11/23/2015         

ROBINS WATER CONDITIONING INC                 36.80  R&B SUPPL                    

RUNNINGS SUPPLY INC                                       358.86  R&B SUPPL                    

DEAN SCHAEFER COURT REPORTING               12.00  CRT REPORTER                 

BRAD A SCHREIBER                                              407.99  CRT APPT ATTRNY                       



SD DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE                      55347.03  MV



SD ASSC OF COUNTY HWY SUPT                         80.00  SHORT COURSE CONVNTN 

SD ASSN OF COUNTY OFFICIALS                       122.00  ROD M/P FUND       

KARA SEMMLER                                                  1559.28  CRT APPT ATTRNY                    

SERVALL UNIFORM/LINEN CO                            63.32  R&B MAINT                    

DON LEE SMITH                                                     166.92  W&P CONVENTION               

SPIKE HAZELRIGG                                                177.25  COMMERCIAL REFUND

STANLEY COUNTY SCHOOL DIST                52278.82  DUE TO SC SCHOOL           

STATE SUPPLY COMPANY                                 167.86  GOV BLDG SUPPL               

STERN OIL CO INC                                              5321.99  R&B REPAIR & MAINT/SUPPL     

STEVEN STEWART                                                 50.84  JUROR FEE 11/23/2015         

KYLIE STODDARD                                                  35.00  ANNUAL LIBRARY MEMBERSHIP    

BEVERLY STOESER                                                57.70  OVERPAID TAXES               

GAYLE STOVER                                                       50.84  JUROR FEE 11/23/2015         

CHARLES THOMPSON                                        2501.33  OVERPAID TAXES               

DARREN TIBBS                                                        76.04  JUROR FEE 11/23/2015         

LINDA TIBBS                                                            50.00  JUROR FEE 11/23/2015         

TSCHETTER & HOHM CLINIC                             327.00  JUV MEDICAL CARE             

US POSTAL SERVICE                                              38.00  FAIRGROUNDS PO BOX SRVC FEE

RICK ALLEN VALLERY                                        315.98  OVERPAID TAXES                

WALMART COMMUNITY                                      32.74  EXTENSION SUPPL              

MONA WEIGER                                                      281.20  CRT REPORTER             

WW TIRE SERVICE INC                                      3202.64  R&B REPAIR & MAINT/SUPPL     

XEROX CORPORATION                                        223.48  COPIER LEASE & COPIES        

ZANDER AUTO PARTS                                         979.76  R&B SUPPL                    

CHRISTIE ZANDER                                                467.92  OVERPAID TAXES 

*C.O.R.E.                                                                   500.00  FRESHMAN IMPACT

**FORT PIERRE FIRE DEPARTMENT               7500.00  FORT PIERRE FIRE DEPT             



SALARIES BY OFFICE: Commissioners - $3,661.83; Auditor - $3,675.39; Treasurer - $4,329.56; States Attorney - $3,787.70; Custodial - $1,946.81; Director of Equalization - $5,036.05; Register of Deeds - $2,683.97; Road & Bridge - $18,787.53; Weed & Pest - $580.46; Community Health/WIC Secretary - $1,894.71; Fairgrounds - $852.46; Extension - $1,151.86; Planning & Zoning - $158.93; Employee Health Insurance - $16,489.60; SD Retirement System, withheld and match - $7,244.80; Electronic Transfer; FICA, Medicare and Withholding Tax - $15,890.32.


AUDITOR AND TREASURER REPORTS. Treasurer Peggy Dougherty presented the Commissioners with a letter to update the interest rate on the county’s Money Market account. Also for review was February money market investments, delinquent tax list, tax trust and advance tax payments, receipts of property taxes and miscellaneous receipts paid in February 2016. Auditor Philena Edwards presented the Commissioners with the January Budget Expenditure Report showing each departments’ expenses as of January 31, 2016, and the Outstanding Disbursements by account & budget remaining as of March 1, 2016.

The Auditor also presented the Commissioners with completed reports for the 2015 Annual Report. There are two more reports to be completed before it is sent to Legislative Audit.


Sebastian and Carol Axtman – Real Estate Taxes: Carol Axtman addressed the Commission with their concerns regarding the taxes for the townhouse they moved into in the last year.


DIRECTOR OF EQUALIZATION: Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Dennis Booth, to approve Abatement 16-01, Jeffries, in the amount of $691.23, due to house fire. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


Motion by Dennis Booth, second by Sonny Harrowa, to approve Abatement 16-02, Marshall, in the amount of $196.28, due to mobile home being located outside city. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


Motion by Scott Deal, second by Craig Heller, to approve Abatement 16-03, City of Fort Pierre, in the amount of $214.46, due to exempt status. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


Roger Fuller also stated that after research and discussion, would like to start the process of getting the county set up with GIS. Will contact Central South Dakota Enhancement District.


County/Consolidated Boards of Equalization meeting has been set for Tuesday April 12, 2016 at 5:00 P.M. in the Commission Room located in the Stanley County Courthouse, 08 E 2nd Ave, Fort Pierre, South Dakota.


Emergency Management – C.O.R.E: Rob Fines approached the Commission for a donation for the Freshman Impact Program. This is a program just for freshmen from area schools; Hughes, Hyde, Stanley and Sully. The one-day program consists of multiple learning stations for students ranging from a course simulating drunk driving to a presentation showing what happens in a rollover if you are not wearing your seatbelt. There will be 100 volunteers including law enforcement, medical personnel, fire and rescue, and people who have been impacted by the effects. The cornerstone of the program is the mock crash scene and sentencing hearing that gives students a very realistic picture of what happens at an alcohol and/or drug-related crash, and how bad choices will impact lives for years. This is a program that Rob would like to see every year for freshman. It is an important role of parents in helping their children make good decisions. Parents are encouraged to attend and become involved in the program.


Motion by Craig Heller, second by Dennis Booth, to approve a $500.00 donation to C.O.R.E. for the Freshman Impact Program. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


Fort Pierre Fire Department – Reserve Fund: Cody Lengkeek requested the $7,500.00 that has been set aside for the fire department to be used for equipment and repairs. Fort Pierre Fire Department and Four Corners Fire Department are now working together on county fire calls west of the City. Training at the fairgrounds is going well. They have learned new procedures with different scenarios.


Motion by Dennis Booth, second by Sonny Harrowa, to approve the Fort Pierre Fire Department fund in the amount of $7,500.00. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT: Lee Smith presented Commissioners with a report of all the work performed by the highway department for the month of February 2016. Discussed Morris’ gravel crushing bid. Questions arose regarding timeline, will check the SD Bid Laws. Lee had a call regarding easements on Cedar Hill Road. The location in question is owned by private land owners so this matter will need to be discussed with the land owners.


Received a letter from DOT with a listing of all the bridges that need to be inspected during 2016.


Motion by Dennis Booth, second by Craig Heller, to approve hiring Brosz Engineering to complete the bridge inspection for 2016. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


Received a letter from DOT regarding County overweight vehicle enforcement program. The county must submit a request, as directed by SDCL 32-22-31.3(1), that the Division of Highway Patrol assist in enforcement of Stanley County’s spring or other posted load limits on county roads.


Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Scott Deal, to submit an official request to the Division of Highway Patrol to assist in enforcement of Stanley County’s spring or other posted load limits as directed by SDCL 32-22-31.3. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


Stanley County Post 20 – Sport Complex: Randy Slama and Reed Stoeser have been working on the lease agreement for the ball field. They will meet with State’s Attorney Tom P. Maher to finalize the lease agreement and will present it at the next meeting for approval.


Fairgrounds: The 80-90 mph winds that came through the area on February 7, 2016, did some damage to the Schomer Barn that will need to be repaired.  The old wood fence has been fixed.


Executive Session – Personnel – SDCL 1-25-2(1): Motion by Scott Deal, second by Craig Heller, to go into Executive Session – Personnel – SDCL 1-25-2(1) at 6:53 P.M. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Craig Heller, to reconvene at 7:25 P.M. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


Stanley County School FFA: Middle/High School Principal Tom O’Boyle and AG/FFA teacher Andrew Jensen, contacted Dana Iversen regarding the use of the fairgrounds to stall animals and use the grounds to expand this program. All the commissioners are in agreement to meet with the school at the next meeting to discuss in more detail.


Upcoming Training: Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Scott Deal, to approve the travel for 4-H Advisor, Mark Rowen on March 30, 2016, and April 5-7, 2016. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


Motion by Dennis Booth, second by Craig Heller, to approve Welfare Director Peggy Dougherty and Auditor Philena Edwards to attend the County Welfare Workshop on March 17, 2016. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


Dennis Booth will be attending the County Commissioner Workshop March 16-17, 2016.


Oahe District Meeting is hosted by Hand County March 8, 2016. Treasurer Peggy Dougherty, Register of Deeds Bev Stoeser and Auditor Philena Edwards will be attending.


Adjournment: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Sonny Harrowa, to adjourn at 7:41 P.M. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.



ATTEST:                                                                     BOARD OF STANLEY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS




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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