May 2, 2017



May 2, 2017


The regular meeting of the Stanley County Commission was called to order at 5:06 P.M.(CST) by Chairman Dana Iversen with Commissioners Scott Deal, Craig Heller and Sonny Harrowa present. Commissioner Dennis Booth was absent. Also present were Highway Superintendent Lee Smith, Fairgrounds Aaron Brewer, John Manning, Brosz Engineering Scott Schweitzer, Stanley County School Superintendent Dr. Joel Price and Business Manager Kim Fischer, Deb Schiefelbein, Z&S Dust Control Alan Sarver, Ken, Ted Fenwick, Ginger Fenwick, Kenda Nutter, Capitol Journal Kylee Whitehill, KCCR Kevin Larson 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 Scott Deal, second by Sonny Harrowa, to approve April 4, 2017, Minutes and April 11, 2017, Minutes. All Voted Aye. Motion Carried.


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


ADAMS ROOFING                                                         6633.00  LOG CABIN ROOF               


AT&T MOBILITY                                                             111.50  CELL PHONES                  

AVERA MCKENNAN HOSPITAL                                1875.33  MEDICAL CARE                 

AVERA QUEEN OF PEACE HEALTH                             75.90  R&B PROF SRVC                

BANK WEST                                                                     164.62  OVERPAID TAXES REC #7056     

BEST LAWN CARE                                                          390.00  COURTHOUSE & LOG CABIN MAINT 

BOYER TRUCKS                                                                78.83  R&B SUPPL                    

AARON BREWER                                                            700.81  FAIRGROUNDS HEALTH INSURANCE 

BUTLER MACHINERY CO                                             930.50  R&B SUPPL                    

CAPITAL AREA COUNSELING INC                             660.00  MOBILE CRISIS RESPONSE       

CAPITAL AREA REFUSE LLC                                         63.75  TRASH BILLING 3/27-4/23      

WICK COMMUNICATIONS                                            488.08  PUBLICATIONS                 

CENTRAL CULVERT SUPPLY                                     5984.00  R&B SUPPL                    

CENTURYLINK                                                                  85.28  4 CORNERS REPEATER           

CENTURYLINK                                                                241.31  OFFICE PHONES                

CHRISTY LUMBER                                                          112.10  FAIRGROUNDS REPAIRS & MAINT  

COMMTECH                                                                      239.00  MAINT & EQUIP                

COMMUNITY YOUTH INVOLVED INC                      1666.67  MAY 2017 SUPPORT             

CONNECTING POINT                                                         57.50  MAINT 

COVE PLACE ROAD DISTRICT                                      750.00  COVE ROAD DISTRICT                      


DAKOTA BUSINESS CENTER                                         422.66  TREAS SUPPL                  

DAKOTA DATA SHRED                                                     37.50  AUD MAINT                    

DIESEL MACHINERY INC                                              7595.00  R&B SUPPL-LOADER SCALE       

DON'S SINCLAIR                                                              4027.77  R&B SUPPL-DYED DSL           

PEGGY DOUGHERTY                                                        935.51  TREAS HEALTH INSURANCE       

SAWYER DOWLING                                                            35.00  ANNUAL LIBRARY MEMBERSHIP    

ECONO SIGNS LLC                                                          2780.67  R&B MAINT & SUPPL            

EDDIE'S TRUCK SALES                                                      29.43  R&B SUPPL                    

FIRST DAKOTA ENTERPRISES INC                             3385.02  COMMERCIAL REFUND            

WADE FISCHER                                                               1979.65  CRT APPT ATTRNY                      

FLEET SERVICES                                                             1086.28  R&B SUPPL-FUEL                

FORT PIERRE CITY                                                             66.70  EXTENSION COPIER LEASE/COPIES

FORT PIERRE CITY                                                         2797.16  COURTHOUSE UTILITIES

FORT PIERRE CITY                                                       52211.71  DUE TO CITY OF FORT PIERRE        

FRIMAN OIL & GAS CO INC                                             23.25  R&B SUPPL                    

GOLDEN WEST TELECOMMUNICATIONS                  334.04  E-911                        

HUGHES COUNTY FINANCE OFFICE                       21400.00  MARCH 2017 JAIL & JUV        

RYAN HUNTER                                                                    70.40  SUBPOENA                    

INLAND TRUCK PARTS                                                 9509.96  2009 FREIGHTLINER REPAIRS    

JC OFFICE SUPPLIES                                                          35.33  R&B SUPPL                    

ROBERT T KONRAD                                                         349.66  CRT APPT ATTRNY                   

LARRY'S PLUMBING LLC                                               472.00  FAIRGROUNDS REPAIRS & MAINT  

LEWIS & CLARK BHS                                                       160.00  MENTAL ILLNESS               

BRENDA LOUNSBURY                                                     240.00  ALCOHOL BLOOD TESTS          

LYNN'S DAKOTAMART                                                     10.58  R&B SUPPL                    

THOMAS P MAHER                                                         2793.37  APRIL 2017 EXPENSES          

MIDCONTINENT COMMUNICATION                            169.45  OFFICE INTERNET              

MONICK PIPE & SUPPLY INC                                           12.60  GOV BLDG SUPPL                

MONTANA-DAKOTA UTILITIES CO                               47.04  COURTHOUSE NATURAL GAS       

MONTANA-DAKOTA UTILITIES CO                             231.29  COUNTY SHOP NATURAL GAS      

NAPA                                                                                   778.61  R&B SUPPL                    

NORTHWEST PIPE FITTINGS INC                                 276.30  FAIRGROUNDS REPAIRS & MAINT  

PARAMEDICS PLUS-SIOUX FALLS                            1226.20  MEDICAL CARE                 

PETERSEN MOTORS INC                                              7913.00  W&P 2017 HONDA 4-WHEELER     

PITNEY BOWES                                                                478.63  POSTAGE                      

QUILL CORPORATION                                                  1083.09  R&B SUPPL                    

RITER ROGERS WATTIER &                                          385.00  WAR CREEK ROAD               

RUNNINGS SUPPLY INC                                                 682.75  FAIRGROUNDS REPAIRS & MAINT  

RUNNINGS SUPPLY INC                                                 152.30  R&B SUPPL                    


STANLEY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT                177099.24  DUE TO SC SCHOOL            

SD BUREAU OF ADMINISTRATION                                86.69  OFFICE PHONES-LONG DIST-BIT  

SD DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE                                    375.00  ALCOHOL BLOOD TESTS

SD DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE                              103147.67  MV & VITALS             

SD ASSOC OF COUNTY OFFICIALS                               525.00  2017 SPRING WORKSHOP

SD ASSOC OF COUNTY OFFICIALS                               134.00  ROD M/P FUND         

KARA SEMMLER                                                               145.70  CRT APPT ATTRNY                    

SERVALL UNIFORM/LINEN CO                                       70.78  R&B MAINT                    

DONNA SLAATHAUG                                                      126.76  OVERPAID TAXES               

DON LEE SMITH                                                                 20.00  W&P DISTRICT MEETING         

VARIDESK LLC                                                                 495.00  TREASURER EQUIPMENT          

WARNE CHEMICAL & EQUIPMENT CO                     1135.00  W&P SPRAYER & EQUIP          

REID WIDVEY                                                                     82.50  COMMERCIAL REFUND            

WW TIRE SERVICE INC                                                 1210.69  R&B REPAIRS & MAINT/SUPPL    


Auditor’s Account with the Treasurer:

April 2017

Cash on hand – $2,983.72

Checks, less than 3 days - $282,610.88

Postage - $100.00

Petty Cash - $215.00

First National Bank - $263,881.19

MKKT Account – First National Bank - $4,768,548.53

MKKT Account – Dakota Prairie Bank - $68,835.04

SD FIT - $6,015.95

Total - $4,843,399.52


Register of Deeds:

Regular Fees April 2017 - $1,955.98

Transfer Fees April 2017 - $1,192.50


Treasurer and Auditor Report: Auditor Philena Edwards presented the Commissioners with the March Budget Expenditure Report showing each department’s expenses as of March 31, 2017, the Fiscal Revenue Report as of March 31, 2017, and the Outstanding Disbursements by account & budget remaining as of May 2, 2017.


Abatements: Motion by Scott Deal, second by Sonny Harrowa, to approve abatement for Record #9791 in the amount of $385.82, due to mobile home has been removed from the county. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


Motion by Craig Heller, second by Scott Deal, to approve abatement for Record #10446 in the amount of $152.92, as this has been double taxed. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


John Manning – Fairgrounds/Horse Races: John has concerns regarding the large rocks that have been placed by Fairgrounds Manager Aaron Brewer. They have been placed where horses should be able to walk, but due to safety concerns, they are having to go around the areas. John questioned as to why Aaron couldn’t have waited until after the horse races were over. Dean Hanson made a drain ditch to drain the water out and away from the barns, Aaron filled them back in. Commissioners Iversen and Deal stated they would investigate the situation. John thanked the Commissioners for their time and consideration with this matter.


Brosz Engineering – School Drainage: Scott Schweitzer stated that we need to increase the efficiency of water flowing south between the high school and the Sansarc School & log cabin. The sidewalk is a main foot traffic area. Dr. Joel Price stated that in the winter months the water runs onto the sidewalk and on the playground, when it freezes, it creates a health and safety issue. In the spring and fall, the water runs into the school and they are constantly running fans to dry out the floors, and it is a breeding ground for mosquitos.


Scott has worked up a plan to alleviate the water issues with a concrete channel for the water to drain south between the properties to the storm sewer on Main Avenue.


The Commissioners are all in favor and will have our State’s Attorney, Tom P. Maher, draw up an agreement with the school stating both parties agree to 50% of the cost of the project and 50% of the maintenance since the concrete channel will exist on both school and county property. The school will be responsible for the work and cost to fix the drainage to the playground. The County Highway Department will be responsible for the work and cost to fix the drainage in the northeast corner behind the Sansarc School.


Deb Schiefelbein inquired about the old jail. She will apply for a Grant for the roof and the masonry, then would like to see about lifting and leveling it to preserve it better.


Highway Department: Lee Smith presented Commissioners with a report of all the work performed by the highway department for the month of April 2017.


Lee introduced Allan and Ken, with Z&S Dust Control. Magnesium chloride is the preferred chemical for dust control and road deicing. When used for dust control, magnesium chloride retains moisture from the air to keep the dust levels down on surfaces. When used as a deicer during the winter months, magnesium chloride lowers the temperature at which water freezes, or remains frozen, keeping the roads from getting slick. Maintaining dust-free roads is important in order to keep road users safe.


They use DustGuard as part of their dust control equipment. DustGuard is a stabilizing agent derived from Great Salt Lake minerals and its magnesium chloride component attracts moisture from the air in order to keep roads damp. When applied consistently each season, DustGuard penetrates the road base and significantly improves stability. Since magnesium chloride is composed of organic minerals, it is non-toxic and completely safe for humans and animals.


Traffic count is up on Bad River Road and Cut-Across Road. Lee will contact LTAP to get the material tested on Bad River Road. If the material is good, the Commissioners would like to see the first mile of Bad River Road treated. Lee will also contact the State for options for Cut-Across Road.


Lee received a quote for trailer tarps of $1,500.00 per trailer. They are electric with the switch on the trailer. Lee hired Wayne Deal at $125.00 per hour to haul gravel from the county pit to where ever the county equipment operators need the gravel.


Fairgrounds:  Aaron Brewer stated the big rock is where the horse racers should be parking, no horses should be walking through that area. Aaron has been bringing in over-sized rock and packing them in, then he will bring in pit rock, it will make a good base. The over-sized rocks that were placed by the race track needs to have sand put over the rocks. Aaron spread sand under the horse walker, the horse trailers are parked in designated area and lined up, the fire lanes are kept clear.


Chairman Iversen asked how things were going with getting sponsors for the 4th of July rodeo, he hasn’t gotten any answers. Since the horse racers cleaned up the weeds, Aaron needs to make sure he sprays to keep the weeds under control.


Equine Events Management Internship: The Dakota Seed program has already set the summer internships. Auditor Edwards reached out to Hughes and Sully Counties for assistance funding the internship. As of our meeting time, we had not heard anything. The Commissioners agree, if the funding comes together, we will go forward with the internship. If the funding is not available, then the 4-H leaders and members are going to have to step up to help Jackie Husted with the 4-H events.


Amend Resolution 2015-18 – RDO dba Gun Smoke Farms: Motion by Scott Deal, second by Craig Heller, to amend legal description for Resolution 2015-18. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.





Original Resolution recorded in Book 329 Pages 764-775



WHEREAS, RDOffutt Co, filed a petition with this commission on or about the 6th day of August, 2015, requesting vacation of section line; and


WHEREAS, this Commission set a date of September 1, 2015 for a public hearing on said petition and published notice of said hearing on said petition and published notice of said hearing in a legal newspaper for the county for two consecutive weeks as required by law; and


WHEREAS, a public hearing on said petition was held on the 1st day of September, 2015 at the Stanley County Courthouse, Fort Pierre, South Dakota at 5:30 p.m.; and


WHEREAS, said matter was taken into consideration and under advisement until meeting of this Commission set on September 1, 2015 at 5:30 p.m.; and


WHEREAS, it appears to be to the best public interest that such section line be closed; now therefore it is


ORDERED that the section line commencing at the southwest corner of Section 17, Township 5 North, Range 28 East, and southeast corner of Section 18, Township 5 North, Range 28 East, located in Willow Creek Township, in Stanley County, South Dakota, continuing northerly for three miles to the northwest corner of Section 5, Township 5 North, Range 28 East, and northeast corner of Section 6, Township 5 North, Range 28 East, located in Willow Creek Township, in Stanley County, South Dakota of said section, is hereby vacated and closed.


ORDERED that this Resolution and Order be printed in the minutes of the meeting of the board and be published once a week for two consecutive weeks, and that such section line shall be, after a lapse of thirty days, vacated without further proceedings as set forth in SDCL 31-3-9.


Dated this 2nd day of May, 2017.



Dana Iversen, Chairman


Philena Edwards, Auditor


Malt Beverage Liquor License Renewal: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Sonny Harrowa, to approve malt beverage liquor license renewal for Chantier Creek Resort. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


Motion by Craig Heller, second by Sonny Harrowa, to approve malt beverage liquor license renewal for Oahe Tailrace, LLC. dba Oahe Marina. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


Raise: Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Craig Heller, to approve 50¢ 6 month raise for Nathan McMillian, effective June 5, 2017. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.


Upcoming Workshops: SDACO Official Spring Workshop in May; State’s Attorney Conference in May; SDACO Budget Training in June


Discussion: DCI has requested use of the county pit for training in May. South Dakota Shooting Sports held at the Expo in April had 2,652 entries, 1,632 youth participated from 55 Counties. Very good turnout.


Adjournment: Motion by Scott Deal, second by Craig Heller, to adjourn at 7:16 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