October 3, 2023
STANLEY COUNTY COMMISSION MEETING
October 3, 2023
The regular meeting of the Stanley County Commission was called to order at 5:05 P.M. (CT) by Chairman Dana Iversen with Commissioners Sonny Harrowa and Gary Grittner. Commissioners Mike Kenzy and Craig Heller were absent. Also present was Treasurer Bill Konst, Government Building Manager Rick Striker, Verendrye Museum Deb Schiefelbein, The Buffalo Corporation Jayme Murray, Capital Journal Iain Woessner and Auditor Philena Burtch. The meeting commenced with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.
AGENDA: Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Gary Grittner, to approve the Agenda. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
MINUTES: Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Gary Grittner, to approve September 5, 2023, Minutes, and September 26, 2023, Minutes. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
CLAIMS: Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Gary Grittner, to approve Claims as presented. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
ACE STEEL & RECYCLING INC 114.57 FRGRNDS MAINT
AMERICAN MEDICAL RESPONSE INC 3804.17 SEPTEMBER 2023 SUBSIDY BILL
ARAMARK 151.68 R&B MAINT
AT&T MOBILITY 328.10 CELL PHONES
AVERA ST MARYS HOSPITAL 1215.93 MEDICAL CARE
AVERA MCKENNAN HOSPITAL 3160.00 MENTAL ILLNESS
DOUG BARTA 17.50 MV REFUND
BINDERTEK 92.00 AUD SUPPL
BRADEEN REAL ESTATE & AUCTION 6610.00 FRGRNDS SUPPL/R&B EQUIP
CAPITAL AREA COUNSELING INC 1070.00 MCR AUGUST
CAPITAL AREA REFUSE LLC 472.68 GOV BLDG/FRGNDS TRASH BILLING
CATLIN'S CAR CLINIC 147.60 FRGRNDS REPAIR & MAINT
CELERITY INTERNET 136.94 FRGRNDS WIFI
CENTURY BUSINESS PRODUCTS 195.90 COPIER LEASE & COPIES
CENTURYLINK 85.28 4 CORNERS REPEATER
CENTURYLINK 220.08 OFFICE PHONES
CHRISTY LUMBER 369.00 FRGRNDS REPAIR & MAINT
WILL CLARK ELECTRICAL INC 111.45 FRGRNDS REPAIRS & MAINT
COLUMN SOFTWARE PBC 59.61 HWY 5 YR PLAN/COMM MINS
COMMUNITY YOUTH INVOLVED INC 1833.34 OCTOBER SUPPORT
CONNECTING POINT 1058.25 SERVER MAINT
COUNTY WIDE DIRECTORY LLC 625.00 DOE SUPPL
COWBOY COUNTRY STORES 188.08 GOV BLDG/DOE FUEL
CROSSROADS TRAILER 1710.17 R&B SUPPL-GRAVEL TRAILERS
DAKOTA DATA SHRED 46.07 AUD MAINT
JLF ENTERPRISES INC 419.38 TREAS/FRGRNDS/R&B SUPPL
DEERE CREDIT INC 14294.18 2019 JOHN DEERE 772G
DON'S SINCLAIR 3710.82 R&B SUPPL-OFF ROAD DIESEL
JOHN DUFFY 80.00 CH BLDG SHOP LOT RENT
PATRICIA M DUFFY 254.36 FALL CONVENTION TRAVEL
EDDIE'S TRUCK CENTER INC 788.87 R&B SUPPL-SHOP/T3/TR16/T2
FISCHER LAW OFFICE PROF LLC 465.60 CRT APPT ATTRNY
FLEET SERVICES 1904.36 R&B/FRGRNDS FUEL
FORT PIERRE FIRE DEPT 18750.00 4TH QTR PAYMENT
FORT PIERRE CITY 14653.14 DUE TO CITY OF FORT PIERRE
FORT PIERRE CITY 138.89 EXT COPIER LEASE & COPIES
FORT PIERRE CITY 3022.18 UTILITIES
FOUR CORNERS FIRE DEPTMENT 5625.00 4TH QTR PAYMENT
FRIMAN OIL & GAS INC 21602.06 R&B SUPPL-DYED DIESEL/GREASE
JASON GLODT 1348.21 CRT APPT ATTRNY
GOLDEN WEST TELECOMMUNICATIONS 200.00 E-911
GRAHAM TIRE COMPANY 1350.95 R&B REPAIR/SUPPL-RT6651
GARY GRITTNER 254.36 FALL CONVENTION TRAVEL
GROSSENBURG IMPLEMENT OF PIERR 250.14 R&B SUPPL-M5
MARK HAGY 100.05 MV REFUND
HOGEN'S HARDWARE HANK 4.43 FRGRNDS MAINT
CODY L HONEYWELL 192.60 CRT APPT ATTRNY
HUGHES COUNTY FINANCE OFFICE 18905.00 AUGUST JAIL BILLING
JACKIE HUSTED 321.30 4H TRAVEL
WILLIAM KONST 103.16 FALL CONVENTION TRAVEL
LAMB'S CHEVROLET & IMPLEMENT 58.58 FRGRNDS REPAIRS & MAINT
LAWSON PRODUCTS INC 312.18 R&B MAINT/SUPPL
LINCOLN COUNTY 64.20 MENTAL ILLNESS
LOCATORS & SUPPLIES INC 74.50 R&B MAINT/SUPPL
BRENDA LOUNSBURY 1500.00 BLOOD TESTS
J LYNN HOLDINGS LLC 32.50 MV REFUND
THOMAS P MAHER 3173.96 JULY & AUG EXPENSES
MAY ADAM GERDES & THOMPSON LLP 470.80 CRT APPT ATTRNY
MCLEOD'S PRINTING & OFFICE SUP 169.90 ROD SUPPL
MENARDS - PIERRE 591.74 FRGRNDS/GOV BLDG/R&B SUPPL
MICROFILM IMAGING SYSTEMS INC 395.00 ROD EQUIP RENTAL
MIDCONTINENT COMMUNICATION 154.50 COUNTY SHOP PHONE & INTERNET
MIDCONTINENT COMMUNICATION 216.78 OFFICE INTERNET
MONTANA-DAKOTA UTILITIES CO 16.94 COUNTY SHOP NATURAL GAS
MONTANA-DAKOTA UTILITIES CO 82.40 CH BLDG/FRGRNDS NATURAL GAS
NAPA 399.30 GOV BLDG/DOE MAINT
CITY OF PIERRE 110.00 AUGUST MEDICAL DIR
PITNEY BOWES INC 505.41 POSTAGE
QUILL CORPORATION 1253.58 OFFICE SUPPL
REDWOOD TOXICOLOGY LABORATORY 324.00 TOXICOLOGY TESTS
RITER ROGERS WATTIER & 203.51 CRT APPT ATTRNY
ROBINS WATER CONDITIONING INC 12.00 R&B SUPPL
RUNNINGS SUPPLY INC 4.49 R&B SUPPL
RUNNINGS SUPPLY INC 284.31 FRGRNDS MAINT
STANLEY COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT 66878.59 4TH QTR PAYMENT
STANLEY COUNTY SCHOOL DIST 53135.27 DUE TO SC SCHOOL
JOAN BOOS SCHUELLER 5469.63 CRT APPT ATTRNY
MERLIN J SCHWINLER 50.00 MV REFUND
SD BUREAU OF ADMINISTRATION 111.10 OFFICE LONG DIST/BIT
SD DEPT OF REVENUE 121152.73 MV/VITALS/MENTAL ILLNESS
SD PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORY 460.00 BLOOD TESTS
SD ASSOC OF ASSESSING OFFICERS 700.00 ANNUAL ASSESSOR SCHOOL
SD ASSOC OF COUNTY OFFICIALS 90.00 ROD M/P FUND
SD ASSOC OF COUNTY WELFARE 40.00 FALL WORKSHOP
SERVALL UNIFORM/LINEN CO 97.04 GOV BLDG SUPPL
THREE RIVERS BENEFIT 2479.14 HLTH INS CLAIMS FUND
CLIFFORD TIBBS 162.00 MV REFUND
TIESZEN LAW OFFICE 856.01 CRT APPT ATTRNY
TITAN MACHINERY 600.00 R&B SUPPL
VERENDRYE MUSEUM 875.00 4TH QTR PAYMENT
WESTERN SPECIALTY INSURORS LLC 858.00 SDSHSR INSURANCE
WINNER POLICE DEPARTMENT 201.00 AUGUST JAIL BILL
WW TIRE SERVICE INC 5313.47 R&B REPAIR/SUPPL-TR16/T2
ZANDER AUTO PARTS 510.29 R&B SUPPL
ZANDER AUTO PARTS 124.78 FRGRNDS MAINT
Auditor Report: Auditor Philena Burtch presented the Commissioners with the August 2023 Budget Expenditure Report showing each department’s expenses as of August 31, 2023, and Outstanding Disbursements as of October 3, 2023.
SALARIES BY OFFICE: Commissioners - $3,759.84; Auditor - $8,141.59; Treasurer - $7,996.06; States Attorney - $15,905.33; Custodial - $3,771.93; Director of Equalization - $4,464.34; Register of Deeds - $5,019.49; Coroner - $57.07; Road & Bridge - $37,779.43; Weed & Pest - $706.40; Fairgrounds - $13,903.54; Extension - $1,973.42; Employee Health Insurance - $15,707.20; SD Retirement System, withheld and match - $15,175.48; Electronic Transfer; FICA, Medicare and Withholding Tax - $31,605.13.
Register of Deeds:
Regular Fees September 2023 - $ 1,988.13
Transfer Fees September 2023 - $ 1,822.00
The Buffalo Corporation: Jayme Murray is the CEO of Cheyenne River Buffalo Company. Jayme explained to the Commission that the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Buffalo Authority Corporation is an independent, Tribally owned and chartered business corporation governed by its own by-laws and board of directors. The primary goal of the CRBAC is to promote and develop a sustainable and healthy buffalo herd for the benefit of all Tribal members. Through these efforts, CRBAC currently has the largest Tribally owned herd in the nation with about 1,900 head of buffalo of all classes. They have also taken a value-added approach to the management of their herd through their small meat processing facility, West Side Meats in Mobridge, SD. They have successfully marketed their buffalo meat products nationwide under their brand name, Cheyenne River Buffalo Company. With growth plans for their herd, increased meat sales and new developing markets, now is the time for expansion. Cheyenne River Buffalo Company seeks to achieve this through the construction of a new, state of the art, 50,000 sq. ft. processing facility near Fort Pierre, SD called Buffalo Jump Packing Company.
Jayme Murray presented the Commission with a Concept Site Plan. This plan includes general public entry, product load out docks with southern exposure, 600,000-gallon water reservoir for fire protection and domestic use, 3 stage lagoon system for treatment, and animal load-in with west facing doors. CRBC primary benefits of this project include: creation of up to 75 jobs, new market opportunities for Tribal buffalo herds and other buffalo producers as well as opportunities for local commercial beef processing, ability to process semi-truck load volumes in one shift, will be a regional resource for other Tribes and buffalo producers, provide economic development for the Tribe, State, County and Region, ensure buffalo are processed in a manner respectful to their role in our culture. Jayme thanked the Commission for their time.
Courthouse Elevator: The courthouse elevator has been out of order since the end of July. When Government Building Manager Rick Striker contacted the elevator company regarding servicing and repairing the elevator, he was informed that there is an outstanding balance from the contractor. Until that debt is paid, the elevator company will not do anything to get our elevator back to working condition. Rick Striker contacted other repair companies, they don’t service the brand of elevator that we have.
The remaining amount due in December 2015 was $5,520.13. The Commission tabled this subject until State’s Attorney Tom P. Maher has time to review everything.
Courthouse Geotechnical Exploration: Government Building Manager Rick Striker presented the Commission with the courthouse geotechnical exploration report from American Engineering Testing. AET performed 4 exterior borings in accessible areas on all sides of the building to depts of approximately 20 to 25 feet below grade. The testing of the material retrieved shows clay and shale. The Commission gave Rick their approval to proceed to the next step of contacting an engineering company for a plan and cost to stabilize the courthouse.
Log Cabin/Sansarc School Update: Deb Schiefelbein informed the Commission that the Log Cabin is not eligible to be part of the National Historic Preservation. The log cabin is less than 50 years old, it is unique, but does not fit all the criteria. The Verendrye Museum Board has added concrete edging around the log cabin, laid plastic and put rocks in place. Dakota Landscaping put dirt around the Sansarc School, gutters were also installed to detour the water away from the school. Jim Carlisle is repairing the old wagon.
Highway Department: The Commission was presented with a report of work performed by the Highway Department for the month of September 2023, which consists of hauling and laying gravel, mowing, service and maintenance of equipment.
Chantier Creek Road Lakeside Use Area – SD GF&P – Amendment to Agreement #2022-58-1: This has been tabled until State’s Attorney Tom P. Maher can review.
John Deere Motor Grader: Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Gary Grittner, to approve to purchase a 2024 John Deere Motor Grader in the amount of $431,029, seven annual payments. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Five-Year County Highway and Bridge Improvement Transportation Plan: The Commissioners reviewed the Five-Year County Highway and Bridge Improvement Transportation Plan. There was no public comment or discussion.
Motion by Sonny Harrowa, second by Gary Grittner, to approve the Five-Year County Highway and Bridge Improvement Transportation Plan. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
Fairgrounds - Tractor Rental: This has been tabled until the fairgrounds receive more quotes.
Grandstand Storage Rental – City of Fort Pierre: This subject has been tabled.
Discussion: Commissioner Gary Grittner informed the Commission that the City of Fort Pierre has joined the Western Dakota Regional Water System.
Upcoming Workshops – County Highway Superintendent Short Course, County Welfare Official Workshop
Adjournment: Motion by Gary Grittner, second by Sonny Harrowa, to adjourn at 6:30 P.M. All voted Aye. Motion Carried.
ATTEST: BOARD OF STANLEY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Philena Burtch, Auditor Dana Iversen, Chairman