March 7, 2017



March 7, 2017


The regular meeting of the Stanley County Commission was called to order at 5:08 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, Director of Equalization Roger Fuller, Highway Superintendent Lee Smith, Fairgrounds Aaron Brewer, City of Fort Pierre Rick Hahn, Emergency Management Rob Fines, Prairie Winds 4-H Leader Neil Schochenmaier, Pat Sutley, Stanley Post 20 American Legion Auxiliary Jeannine Loesch, TJ Gabriel, Lura Kirkpatrick, Capitol Journal Kylee Whitehill, and Auditor Philena Edwards. The meeting commenced with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.


AGENDA: Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Scott Deal, to approve the Agenda. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


MINUTES:  Motion by Craig Heller, second by Dennis Booth, to approve February 7, 2017, Minutes. All Voted Aye. Motion Carried.


CLAIMS:  Motion by Dennis Booth, second by Scott Deal, to approve Claims as presented, except for Avera St Mary’s Hospital. All Voted Aye. Motion Carried.


AGE CORP                                                         5407.50  R&B DOZER & OPERATOR RENT    

AGE CORP                                                         1831.01  OVERPAID TAXES               


AT&T MOBILITY                                               155.61  CELL PHONES                  

AVERA ST MARYS HOSPITAL                      6399.58  MENTAL ILLNESS-CRISIS        

BANK WEST                                                      2572.50  OVERPAID TAXES-#6917         

ARCHIE BAUMAN                                             407.76  OVERPAID TAXES               

MONA BIG EAGLE                                              11.14  OVERPAID TAXES               

BOTTOM LINE WELDING                                720.00  R&B REPAIR & MAINT           

AARON BREWER                                               700.81  FAIRGROUNDS HEALTH INSURANCE 

JOEL BROUSE JR                                                 20.00  SUBPOENA                     

BUTLER MACHINERY CO                             2816.50  R&B SUPPL                    


WICK COMMUNICATIONS                             298.15  CLASSIFIED-2016 ELECTION     

CENTURYLINK                                                   85.28  4 CORNERS REPEATER           

CENTURYLINK                                                 241.16  OFFICE PHONES                

CHEMSEARCH                                                  391.06  R&B SUPPL                    

CHRISTY LUMBER                                             40.00  R&B SUPPL                    

COMMTECH                                                       400.00  COURTHOUSE COMMNCTN REPAIR   



CORELOGIC TAX SERVICE                           2983.24  OVERPAID TAXES-#8964         

COWBOY COUNTRY STORES PIERRE            64.31  SUPPL                        

DAKOTA BUSINESS CENTER                         360.86  COPIER LEASE & COPIES        

DAKOTA DATA SHRED                                     37.50  AUD MAINT                    

GREG DEAL                                                          66.68  MV REFUND                    

DIESEL MACHINERY INC                              2727.20  R&B RENT & SUPPL             

PEGGY DOUGHERTY                                        900.51  TREAS SUPPL - REIMB          

DUFFY LAW OFFICE                                         300.00  ANNUAL LEASE AGREEMENT       

EDDIE'S TRUCK SALES                                     727.04  R&B REPAIRS & MAINT/SUPPL    

PHILENA EDWARDS                                            26.60  P&Z REIMB                    


FIRST DAKOTA ENTERPRISES INC                   55.05  OVERPAID TAXES               

FIRST GOLD HOTEL                                            171.00  2017 SHORT COURSE PROGRAM-HWY

FIRST NATIONAL BANK                                      33.00  SAFE DEPOSIT BOX FEE         

WADE FISCHER                                                 1126.83  CRT APPT ATTRNY                      

FLEET SERVICES                                              1191.33  R&B FUEL                     

SHARON FORNEY                                                 35.00  ANNUAL LIBRARY MEMBERSHIP    

FORT PIERRE CITY                                           5079.81  2015 PRORATE                  

FORT PIERRE CITY                                           2744.32  UTILITIES

FORT PIERRE CITY                                         19793.44  DUE TO CITY OF FORT PIERRE       

FRIMAN OIL & GAS CO INC                         15147.98  R&B FUEL                     

GOLDEN WEST TELECOMMUNICATIONS      334.04  E-911                        

GROSSENBURG IMPLEMENT OF PIERR          539.12  R&B SUPPL                    


ALLEN HUMPHREY                                                23.75  COMMERCIAL REFUND            

INLAND TRUCK PARTS                                        600.96  R&B REPAIRS & MAINT/SUPPL    

DAVID IVERSEN                                                       22.60  OVERPAID TAXES               

JC OFFICE SUPPLIES                                                57.67  R&B SUPPL                    

ROBERT JEFFRIES                                                  244.82  OVERPAID TAXES               

MARK KATTERHAGEN                                           18.00  MENTAL ILLNESS HEARING       

ROBERT T KONRAD                                            1008.20  CRT APPT ATTRNY                     

LARRY'S PLUMBING LLC                                     105.00  COURTHOUSE MAINT              

ARTHUR LENZ                                                        199.40  OVERPAID TAXES               

LERETA LLC                                                            685.34  OVERPAID TAXES               

LUCY LEWNO                                                          105.46  MENTAL ILLNESS HEARING       

LITTLE FALLS MACHINE INC                            1691.48  R&B REPAIRS & MAINT/SUPPL    

BRENDA LOUNSBURY                                          120.00  ALCOHOL BLOOD TESTS          

LYLE SIGNS INC                                                       69.18  R&B REPAIRS & MAINT/SUPPL    

LYNN'S DAKOTAMART                                          21.90  R&B SUPPL                    

LYNN'S DAKOTAMART                                          16.36  GOV BLDG SUPPL               

MAGNEL LLC                                                        4973.40  OVERPAID TAXES               

THOMAS P MAHER                                              2783.46  FEBRUARY 2017 EXPENSES       

IRIS MELIGAN                                                         296.74  OVERPAID TAXES

JOE MELIGAN                                                          500.00  CPR/FIRST AID TRAINING              

MICRO-FIX COMPUTERS                                        80.00  R&B REPAIRS & MAINT          

MIDCONTINENT COMMUNICATION                 218.33  OFFICE INTERNET               



MORENO LEE & BACHAND PC                              18.40  MENTAL ILLNESS BOARD         

MORRIS EQUIPMENT LLC                                     345.65  R&B SUPPL                    

MORRIS EQUIPMENT LLC                                     619.53  BOBCAT SERVICE               

MORRIS INC                                                            1439.64  R&B REPAIR & MAINT/SUPPL     

MORRIS INC                                                                39.58  MV REFUND                    

MUNDT BROTHERS                                                 171.42  OVERPAID TAXES               

NAPA                                                                             59.88  R&B SUPPL                    

DAVID NEUHARTH                                                  173.30  W&P CONFERENCE               

ROGER NOVOTNY                                                   681.18  OVERPAID TAXES               

CHAD OLSON                                                          1551.26  OVERPAID TAXES               

DARLIS D PERRY                                                      480.00  ALCOHOL BLOOD TESTS          

CITY OF PIERRE                                                      5959.83  JANUARY 2017 MEDICAL DIRECTOR

PITNEY BOWES                                                         962.82  POSTAGE                      

POLLARD & LARSON LLP                                        54.00  MENTAL ILLNESS HEARING       

QUILL CORPORATION                                            397.36  TREASURER SUPPL               

MARY REGYNSKI                                                        4.46  REFUND                       

COY REINHARD                                                         20.00  SUBPOENA                     

RITER ROGERS WATTIER &                                1942.50  WAR CREEK RD                 

ROBINS WATER CONDITIONING INC                   50.40  R&B SUPPL                    

RUNNINGS SUPPLY INC                                         666.03  R&B SUPPL                    

RUNNINGS SUPPLY INC                                           73.25  GOV BLDG REPAIRS/MAINT/SUPPL


SD DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE                           910.00  ALCOHOL BLOOD TESTS 

SD DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE                       79723.41  MV & VITALS        


SD ASSC OF COUNTY HWY SUPT                        100.00  2017 SHORT COURSE            


SD ASSOC OF COUNTY OFFICIALS                     138.00  ROD M/P FUND       

KARA SEMMLER                                                     248.40  CRT APPT ATTRNY                     

SERVALL UNIFORM/LINEN CO                             70.78  R&B MAINT                    

DON LEE SMITH                                                      298.79  W&P CONF-REIMB 


KAREN SWANDA                                                      18.00  MENTAL ILLNESS HEARING       

CHARLES THOMPSON                                         2093.19  OVERPAID TAXES               

TITLES OF DAKOTA INC                                       486.53  OVERPAID TAXES-#8598         

US POSTAL SERVICE                                               40.00  FAIRGROUNDS PO BOX SRVC FEE  

COLIN WEMPE                                                          77.88  MV REFUND                    

WW TIRE SERVICE INC                                       2911.48  R&B REPAIRS & MAINT/SUPPL    

YANKTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT                  50.00  SHERIFF FEE                  

RONALD YOUNG                                                  1207.72  OVERPAID TAXES               

ZANDER AUTO PARTS                                          174.15  R&B SUPPL                    


Auditor’s Account with the Treasurer:

February 2017

Cash on hand – $621.53

Checks, less than 3 days - $7,044.40

Postage - $100.00

Petty Cash - $215.00

First National Bank - $88,425.77

MKKT Account – First National Bank - $3,755,757.79

MKKT Account – Dakota Prairie Bank - $68,746.44

SD FIT - $6,014.44

Total - $3,830,518.67


Register of Deeds:

Regular Fees February 2017 - $1,874.87

Transfer Fees February 2017 - $1,041.00


Treasurer and Auditor Report: Treasurer Peggy Dougherty presented the Commissioners with the February bank statement and daily cash, delinquent real estate list, real estate and mobile home taxes paid, tax trust, miscellaneous receipts (Grants, Register of Deeds receipts, etc.), investments and Money Market reports. Auditor Philena Edwards presented the Commissioners with the January Budget Expenditure Report showing each department’s expenses as of January 31, 2017, and the Outstanding Disbursements by account & budget remaining as of March 7, 2017.


Director of Equalization: Roger Fuller informed the Commissioners of the upcoming, County Board of Equalization on April 11, 2017. Roger also stated that he has completed re-assessing of the properties in the City of Fort Pierre and will begin re-assessing the properties in the county.


Abatements: Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Scott Deal, to approve abatement for Record #6626 in the amount of $969.14, as this is for a Disabled Veteran. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


Motion by Scott Deal, second by Dennis Booth, to approve abatement of interest for Record #6542 in the amount of $670.13, as this was a contract for deed that was not fulfilled. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


Alley behind the Courthouse and School: Rick Hahn and the City of Fort Pierre would like the County’s help to fix the alley. Rick will contact Dakotamart to get them involved also. Rick will do the survey, design and staking. The City will be asking for asphalt and concrete bids so we will have options. The drainage needs to be routed to the storm sewer, the street light located in the southeast lot needs to be removed, and the grassy area in the southeast could be removed for additional parking. The Commissioners agree to help.


The alley behind the school needs to be fixed also, however, it will need to be re-plated before any work can be done. The School needs to inform the City and/or the County as to what they plan for that area.


4-H: Neil Schochenmaier updated the Commissioners on the 4-H program. In 2016 there were 312 members, which is down from 350 in 2015. Kids are still enrolling this year. The Leaders are looking for new ways to get and keep kids involved. They plan to talk with the Boys & Girls Club to do 4-H projects to get more kids interested.


Neil thanked the Commissioners and Stanley County for the improvements made to the Schomer Barn and the County’s continued support of 4-H.


Highway Department: Lee Smith presented Commissioners with a report of all the work performed by the highway department for the month of February 2017. There is a section of Saddle Butte Road that needs to have gravel hauled in. The snow drifts in and makes it a hazard. The County will be leasing 3 tractors from CASE this season for mowing at a cost of $17 per hour.


Lee would like to purchase a loader scale to keep consistent weight, better control of amount of gravel loaded on each truck and know exactly how much gravel is being hauled. The device is attached to the loader. It reads on the go, no stopping the machine or bucket. The display screen shows bucket load, target load, customer name, material and time of day. Lee received one quote of $7,600.00.


Lee would like to get prices for tarps and the hardware for the trucks. Tarps are needed for safety.


Weed & Pest: The Weed & Pest Department needs to purchase a 4-wheeler. It needs to have a solid axle to handle the chemical tank. Lee will get another quote.


Lee Smith and David Neuharth attended the Weed & Pest Conference. Stanley County qualifies for the Grant again. Milestone chemical was discussed, it costs a little more, don’t have to apply as often. The best results have been by spraying in the fall, with reapplication two years later. Hoary Cress is controlled now.


Fairgrounds:  Aaron Brewer looked into Aberdeen horse races. They only have them for 1 month, whereas we have them for 2 months. Aaron feels we need to raise stalling fees. Pat Sutley and The Chamber have put the horse races on for decades. All the stalling fees are collected by The Chamber and goes to funding the races and repair any broken stalls when they move on.


Aaron stated that he would like to get some oversized rock for the alleyways between the barns as it gets muddy when we get moisture.


Chairman Iversen asked Aaron how he was coming with sponsors for the 4th of July rodeo. Aaron stated he is working with Sunny at Fort Pierre Development on a Grant. Aaron contacted a few business, but he doesn’t have anything confirmed. He will start next week.


Aaron informed the Commissioners that the horse walker is not working. Will contact an electrician to fix it. Aaron also asked about another dump pit box. Chairman Iversen suggested talking to Pete Lien about some old or damaged cement boxes they may have that might work.


Borehole Field Test: TJ Gabriel and Lura Kirkpatrick brought a binder full of information regarding the borehole field testing. Wherever the borehole field test passes, the Federal Government will want to store nuclear waste. They need to drill 970 holes for all the nuclear waste, ¼ of land they are looking at, one site so they can monitor it. Major concerns include water supply, roads, noise, traffic, extra people, added public service expenses such as sheriff, fire and ambulance, for up to ten years during drilling of the test holes. All of TJ’s research points to the same end result, if the tests pass, they will bring the waste to South Dakota for storage. The first test hole will take 9 months to drill. If that test is good, the second test hole, 17” wide, will take 2 years. . They are looking at two places in New Mexico and one in Texas to test.


Hayes Community Hall Raffle: Motion by Scott Deal, second by Sonny Harrowa, to approve Hayes Community to conduct a raffle. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


Upcoming Meetings: County Commissioner and Welfare Officials Workshop in March, New Officials Workshop in March and Highway Superintendent Short Course Program in March.


Discussion:  Stanley Post 20 American Legion Auxiliary Jeannine Loesch informed the Commission the Auxiliary met and all agreed to take care of the food concession during the 4th of July Rodeo.


A Community Assistance Visit has been scheduled in March, 2017, with Mr. Jon Peters, Floodplain Administrator, Chairman Iversen and Director of Equalization Roger Fuller to discuss Stanley County’s participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency conducts these visits to maintain periodic contact with communities participating in the NFIP, to assess the effectiveness of the community’s implementation of its floodplain management regulations, and to provide technical assistance.


Stanley County Commission received a notice from South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks. SDGFP is proposing to acquire 106 acres of land as Game Production Area northwest of Hayes. The property is described as the North Half of the Norwest Quarter (N1/2NW1/4) and the North 440 Feet of the South Half of the Northwest Quarter (S1/2NW1/4) of Section Twenty-six (26), Township Six (6) North, Range Twenty-five (25) East of the B.H.M., Stanley County, South Dakota.


A public comment period is currently in progress informing the public of the proposed acquisition and soliciting input for the SDGFP Commission’s consideration at its April, 2017, meeting. A purchase contract has been secured with the sellers, and will be executed pending final GFP Commission approval.


Adjournment: Motion by Dennis Booth, second by Scott Deal, to adjourn at 7:55 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