May 3, 2022
STANLEY COUNTY COMMISSION
May 3, 2022
The regular meeting of the Stanley County Commission was called to order at 5:00 P.M.(CT) by Chairman Dana Iversen with Commissioners Dennis Booth, Mike Kenzy, Craig Heller and Sonny Harrowa. Also present were Treasurer Peggy Dougherty, Fairgrounds Manager Scott Deal, Highway Superintendent Lee Smith, Director of Equalization Assistant Tracy Schmitt, Risty Benefits Sonja Nordbye, Bob Bak Construction Hank Bak, Gary Grittner and Auditor Philena Burtch. The meeting commenced with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.
AGENDA: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Sonny Harrowa, to approve the Agenda. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
MINUTES: Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Mike Kenzy, to approve April 5, 2022 Minutes, and April 12, 2022 Minutes. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
CLAIMS: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Sonny Harrowa, to approve Claims as presented. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
ACE STEEL & RECYCLING INC 1517.48 FRGRNDS REPAIR & MAINT
AIRTECH HEATING & COOLING INC 199.78 COUNTY SHOP REPAIR & MAINT
AMERICAN MEDICAL RESPONSE INC 1237.50 APRIL SUBSIDY BILLING
ARAMARK 99.48 R&B MAINT
AT&T MOBILITY 199.49 CELL PHONES
DURWARD BENBOW 448.00 CH BLDG/LOG CABIN MAINT
BUTLER MACHINERY CO 364.62 R&B SUPPL-L1
CAPITAL AREA COUNSELING INC 2956.98 MARCH MCR/QMHP EVAL
CAPITAL AREA REFUSE LLC 70.40 CH BLDG TRASH BILLING
WICK COMMUNICATIONS 298.20 PUBLCTN MIN 3/01
CELERITY BROADBAND LLC 136.94 FRGRNDS WIFI
CENTURY BUSINESS PRODUCTS 159.04 OFFICE COPIER LEASE & COPIES
CENTURYLINK 85.28 4 CORNERS REPEATER
CENTURYLINK 219.68 OFFICE PHONES
COLE PAPERS INC 74630900 1720.07 FRGRNDS SUPPL
COMMUNITY YOUTH INVOLVED INC 1666.67 MAY SUPPORT
CONNECTING POINT 259.00 SERVER MAINT
COVE PLACE ROAD DISTRICT 500.00 COVE ROAD DISTRICT
COWBOY COUNTRY STORES 145.69 GOV BLDG/DOE/R&B FUEL
CROSSROADS TRAILER 812.46 R&B SUPPL-T11
DAKOTA DREAMERS 20.00 OVERPAID TAXES
SCOTT DEAL 94.66 FRGRNDS MAINT REIMB
DON'S SINCLAIR 24967.10 R&B DIESEL
PEGGY DOUGHERTY 443.59 TREAS HEALTH INS/SUPPL REIMB
EDDIE'S TRUCK CENTER INC 351.22 R&B MAINT/SUPPL-T12/T11/T3
FLEET SERVICES 1816.91 R&B/FRGRNDS FUEL
FORT PIERRE CITY 54342.88 DUE TO CITY OF FORT PIERRE
FORT PIERRE CITY 65.11 EXT COPIER LEASE & COPIES
FORT PIERRE CITY 2071.17 UTILITIES
ROGER A FULLER 330.00 DOE HEALTH INS
GOLDEN WEST TELECOMMUNICATIONS 334.04 E-911
GROSSENBURG IMPLEMENT OF PIERR 206.82 R&B SUPPL-J1/G7
GUNDERSON PALMER NELSON & 111.10 MENTAL ILLNESS BOARD
KEVA HEDMAN 105.44 2021 EOY REIMB
CODY L HONEYWELL 888.80 CRT APPT ATTRNY
HUGHES COUNTY FINANCE OFFICE 13405.00 MARCH JAIL/JUV BILLING
HUGHES COUNTY JAIL 76.62 MEDICAL CARE
JACKIE HUSTED 157.92 4-H TRAVEL
JENNER EQUIPMENT COMPANY 375.69 FRGRNDS REPAIR & MAINT
TODD JONES 767.82 OVERPAID TAXES
LAWSON PRODUCTS INC 738.04 R&B MAINT/SUPPL
LINCOLN COUNTY 157.86 MENTAL ILLNESS
LYNN'S DAKOTAMART 76.98 GOV BLDG/FRGRNDS/R&B SUPPL
THOMAS P MAHER 334.62 APRIL EXPENSES
MAY ADAM GERDES & THOMPSON LLP 1605.90 CRT APPT ATTRNY
MENARDS - PIERRE 212.21 FRGRNDS/R&B SUPPL
MICRO-FIX COMPUTERS 1415.00 AUD EQUIP
MICROFILM IMAGING SYSTEMS INC 395.00 ROD EQUIP RENTAL
MIDCONTINENT COMMUNICATION 151.90 COUNTY SHOP PHONE & INTERNET
MIDCONTINENT COMMUNICATION 216.78 OFFICE INTERNET
MONTANA-DAKOTA UTILITIES CO 270.17 COUNTY SHOP NATURAL GAS
MONTANA-DAKOTA UTILITIES CO 482.05 CH BLDG/FRGRNDS NATURAL GAS
MORRIS INC 276.24 R&B/FRGRNDS MAINT/SUPPL
NAPA 20.06 GOV BLDG MAINT
JANE NAYLOR 607.50 TREASURER PROF SRVC
NORTHWEST PIPE FITTINGS INC 138.06 FRGRNDS REPAIR & MAINT
CITY OF PIERRE 220.00 MARCH & APRIL MED DIRCTR
PIERRE SOLID WASTE FACILITY 14.51 GOV BLDG
PITNEY BOWES INC 297.46 POSTAGE METER SUPPL
PITNEY BOWES 276.19 POSTAGE
POWERPLAN BF 560.52 R&B MAINT/SUPPL-G7A/J1
QUILL CORPORATION 1248.19 OFFICE SUPPL
REDWOOD TOXICOLOGY LABORATORY 496.00 TOXICOLOGY TESTS
THE RIGHT TURN 1000.00 2022 ANNUAL SUPPORT
ROBINS WATER CONDITIONING INC 12.00 COUNTY SHOP SUPPL
RUNNINGS SUPPLY INC 432.37 GOV BLDG/FRGRNDS SUPPL
STANLEY COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT 9876.90 COPS GRANT
STANLEY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT 241108.29 DUE TO SC SCHOOL
SD BUREAU OF ADMINISTRATION 109.83 OFFICE LONG DIST/BIT
SD DEPTMENT OF REVENUE 104636.85 MV/VITALS/MENTAL ILLNESS
SD DEPTMENT OF REVENUE 2657.00 DISTRESS WARRANT
SD FEDERAL PROPERTY AGENCY 91.00 FRGRNDS SUPPL
SD PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORY 430.00 MARCH BLOOD TESTS
SD ASSN OF COUNTY OFFICIALS 152.00 ROD M/P FUND
SERVALL UNIFORM/LINEN CO 100.66 GOV BLDG SUPPL
DON LEE SMITH 2167.28 R&B SUPPL REIMB/L1
K THOMPSON LAW PROF LLC 1727.75 J BROUSE JR/G CURTIS
TODD LAW OFFICE PROF LLC 2520.55 CRT APPT ATTRNY
WENDELL LAW OFFICE PC 1544.70 CRT APPT ATTRNY
WHEELHOUSE PLUMBING INC 400.00 FRGRNDS EVENT SUPPL
ZANDER AUTO PARTS 73.62 R&B SUPPL
Treasurer and Auditor Report: Treasurer Peggy Dougherty presented the Commissioners with the Treasurer Report, March 2022 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 March 2022 Budget Expenditure Report showing each department’s expenses as of March 31, 2022, Fiscal Revenue Totals Report as of March 31, 2022 and Outstanding Disbursements as of May 2, 2022 showing percentage of budget remaining for each department.
SALARIES BY OFFICE: Commissioners - $3,747.50; Auditor - $5,423.09; Treasurer - $4,559.35; States Attorney - $13,327.82; Custodial - $3,505.71; Director of Equalization - $5,807.03; Register of Deeds - $4,464.58; Road & Bridge - $30,847.70; Weed & Pest - $702.78; Fairgrounds - $8,040.61; Extension - $1,803.38; Planning & Zoning - $114.15; Employee Health Insurance - $15,620.76; SD Retirement System, withheld and match - $11,447.10; Electronic Transfer; FICA, Medicare and Withholding Tax - $25,345.96.
Auditor’s Account with the Treasurer:
Cash on hand - $1,285.77
Checks, less than 3 days - $23,379.63
Postage - $100.00
Petty Cash - $215.00
First National Bank - $119,462.62
MKKT Account – First National Bank - $3,500,360.35
MKKT Account – Dakota Prairie Bank - $71,054.62
SD FIT - $6,255.99
Total - $3,721,113.98
Register of Deeds:
Regular Fees April 2022 - $2,505.60
Transfer Fees April 2022 - $3,601.50
Risty Benefits: Sonja Nordbye presented the Commissioners with options for county employee health, life, vision and dental insurance. Sonja explained that Risty Benefits will cut through the confusion of group benefits and insurance to develop the best plan to suit your business.
Fairgrounds: Scott Deal informed the Commissioners that all the stall fronts are built and will be installed on the permanent stalls next week. The arena is removed from the Schomer Barn.
Water Truck - Scott Deal explained that the fairgrounds needs a water truck. State surplus has a 1995 International that Scott will get more information. The fairgrounds needs to find a water truck before SD State High School Rodeo, or we will have to rent one.
Gutter System: Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Dennis Booth, to accept the bid from Schwinler ABC Seamless Siding for gutter system for Barn B in the amount of $4,845.00, and for the Schomer Barn in the amount of $15,125.00, Total $19,970.00. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Highway Department: Lee Smith presented the Commission with a report of work performed by the Highway Department for the month of April, 2022, which consists of blading, hauling gravel, service and maintenance of equipment.
Bak Gravel: Motion by Dennis Booth, second by Sonny Harrowa, to approve the purchase of 31,300 ton of Bak Gravel at $6.50 per ton, Total $203,450.00. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Bak Gravel Pit: Lee Smith and Hank Bak explained to the Commissioners that Bob Bak Construction has the license for a gravel pit north of Midland. Lee would like to transfer the license and liability to Stanley County. Hank explained that when the gravel is gone, or the landowner says no more gravel will be removed, the pit will need to be reclaimed to DENR specifications. This subject has been tabled for additional information until the June Commission Meeting.
Pickup: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Mike Kenzy, to approve the highway department to bid to purchase a 2020 Ford F250 pickup from Purple Wave, not to exceed $40,000.00. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Raise – Highway Assistant: Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Craig Heller, to approve $1.00 per hour raise for Highway Assistant Keva Hedman, effective May 1, 2022. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Surplus Road & Bridge Equipment and Weed & Pest Equipment: Motion by Mike Kenzy, second by Sonny Harrowa, to approve to surplus Road & Bridge equipment 1990 Pup Trailer (last 6 digits of VIN 139007), value of $1,800.00; 1979 International Truck (last 6 digits of VIN A16686), value of $1,000.00, and 1990 Ford LT9000 Truck (last 6 digits of VIN A38015), value of $1,500.00. Total surplus of $4,300.00. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Craig Heller, to approve to surplus Weed & Pest Equipment 1984 Ford 6610 Tractor, value of $4,000.00. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Central South Dakota Communications Contract for E-911 and Dispatch Services: Motion by Dennis Booth, second by Craig Heller, to accept and approve Chairman Iversen to sign Central South Dakota Communications Contract for E-911 and Dispatch Services. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Abatement – Record #3458: Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Dennis Booth, to approve abatement and refund request for Record #3458 in the amount of $1,091.40; 2020 Pay 2021 = $522.76; 2021 Pay 2022 = $568.64, as this was double taxed. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Correct Owner Status from Owner Occupied to Other-NA-Record #7910: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Dennis Booth, to approve to correct Owner Status from Owner Occupied to Other-NA for Record #7910, as this is an empty lot, no structures. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
New Hire – Director of Equalization: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Sonny Harrowa, to approve the hire of Tracy Schmitt as Director of Equalization, starting salary of $45,000.00, with a $2,500.00 salary increase with certification, and another $2,500.00 salary increase 6 months after certification with Commission approval, plus any cost of living increase approved by Commission for all county employees, including benefits, effective June 1, 2022. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Raise – Register of Deeds: Motion by Mike Kenzy, second by Craig Heller, to approve 6 month Register of Deeds appointment salary increase of $2,500.00 for Register of Deeds Patricia Duffy, effective May 7, 2022. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Automatic Budget Supplement – R&B Equipment, Construction and Professional Service, and State’s Attorney Salary: Motion by Dennis Booth, second by Sonny Harrowa, to approve Automatic Budget Supplement, in the amount of $91,954.50, for Road & Bridge Equipment, to reflect VW Rebate Program for the purchase of the 2022 Freightliner Truck. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Mike Kenzy, to approve Automatic Budget Supplement, in the amount of $64,065.48, for Road & Bridge Construction, to reflect SDDOT Big Fund Grant. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Motion by Mike Kenzy, second by Craig Heller, to approve Automatic Budget Supplement, in the amount of $4,592.00, for Road & Bridge Professional Service, to reflect SDDOT Big Fund Grant. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Motion by Dennis Booth, second by Craig Heller, to approve Automatic Budget Supplement, in the amount of $345.57, for State’s Attorney Salary, to reflect reimbursement from Maher Law Office for training expense of new legal assistant. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Discussion: Primary Election is Tuesday, June 7, 2022, therefore, the Regular Commission Meeting will be held Thursday, June 9, 2022, at the same time, 5:00 P.M.
Adjournment: Motion by Craig Heller, second by Mike Kenzy, to adjourn at 7:02 P.M. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
ATTEST: BOARD OF STANLEY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Philena Burtch, Auditor Dana Iversen, Chairman