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Minutes
Brule County South Dakota

Here are unapproved minutes of the last meeting.

 

REGULAR MEETING OF BRULE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

                October 4, 2005     

                The Board of Brule County Commissioners met in regular session at 9:00 a.m. at the Brule County Courthouse.  Members present:  Bairey, Leiferman, Reinesch, and Lindquist, Reimer arrived late.  Also present: Michael Sebastian, Deputy States Attorney, Janet Petrak, Central Dakota Times and Amy Ringling, Missouri Valley Sun.

 

APPROVE MINUTES

            Commissioner Leiferman moved and Commissioner Reinesch seconded to approve the September 27, 2005 minutes.  All members voted aye.  Motion carried.

 

PERSONNEL

            Highway Superintendent Shannon Rasmussen advised that Larry Svoboda submitted his resignation from Brule County after 32 years of service.  Commissioner Reinesch moved and Commissioner Lindquist seconded to accept Svoboda’s resignation effective October 27, 2005 with much appreciation for his dedicated years of service.  All members voted aye.  Motion carried. 

            Commissioner Leiferman moved and Commissioner Lindquist seconded to advertise for an opening at the Brule County Highway Department with a closing date of October 14, 2005.  All members voted aye.  Motion carried. 

 

VARIANCE

            A hearing was held at 10:00 am regarding a variance for LeRoy and Barbara Engel to allow construction of an addition to a residence closer to the lot line than the zoning ordinance allows.  The adjoining neighbor has given written consent to the proposed construction and no one appeared in opposition.  Commissioner Reimer moved and Commissioner Leiferman seconded to approve a Zoning Variance for LeRoy and Barbara Engel in Lot A of Cahill’s Subdivision in SE Section 10-103-68 W of the 5th P.M. Brule County, South Dakota as requested.  All members voted aye. Motion carried.   

 

HOSPITAL CLAIM

            Commissioner Lindquist moved and Commissioner Leiferman seconded to deny hospital claim #3742780 to Sioux Valley Hospital & Health System due to the failure of individual to cooperate with County Auditor to fill out appropriate paperwork to determine eligibility.  All members voted aye.  Motion carried.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

            Commissioner Reinesch moved and Commissioner Lindquist seconded to go into executive session at 9:07 am for personnel issues.  Executive session declared over at 9:42 am.  No action taken. 

            Commissioner Lindquist moved and Commissioner Reinesch seconded to go into executive session at 10:10 am for hospital claims.  Executive session declared over at 10:18 am. 

 

JAIL ISSUES

            Sheriff Darrell Miller discussed two change orders with the Board for the jail building  The first change order was to add a closet in the sheriff’s office for $2,058. The sheriff advised that he thought the cost was excessive and the Commission agreed and did not approve the change. The second change order for $5,322, was to replace problem sewer and waste lines in the conference room and garage prior to installation of a new ceiling.  Commissioners advised Sheriff Miller to get some local quotes on replacing the waste lines. 

            Miller also advised he had checked with the City of Chamberlain regarding demolition of the old jail building setting west of the current building.  City Engineer Greg Powell advised that the building could be knocked down and pushed into the gully directly south of the jail building, but no lumber, steel or shingles could be included in the debris.  Miller was instructed to check on the water and sewer in the building and a cost to demolish the building.  Miller advised that the Soil Conservation Office had removed the lumber inside the building from the old tree cooler and the waste was deposited in the roll off located by the jail during renovation.  Soil Conservation advised that they would pay for of the cost of the roll off being dumped at the Landfill.      

 

SENIOR CITIZEN CENTER

            Commissioner Lindquist advised that he had met with a senior citizen delegation regarding the possibility of more funding from the County to help offset the rising costs of meal preparation and the van that is available for transportation.  Lindquist advised that the delegation would like to attend the next commissioners meeting on October 18, 2005 to discuss their needs.  The auditor was directed to place the matter on the agenda for next meeting. 

 

AUDITORS ACCOUNT WITH THE TREASURER

            The Auditors Account with the Treasurer showed a balance of $2,048,474.35 in all cities, state and civil and trust funds.

 

REGISTER OF DEEDS STATEMENT OF FEES

            The Register of Deeds Statement of Fees showed a collection of $3461.00 ending September 30, 2005.   

 

REPORTS AND CORRESPONDENCE

            The following reports were received and placed on file in the County Auditor’s office:  September Auditors Account with the Treasurer, Register of Deeds Statement of Fees, Tischler Bise Fiscal & Economic Newsletter, SD Housing Development Newsletter, Group II Architects, Kimball Fire Department Newsletter, Pool Review Insurance Newsletter, Marsh – Certificate of Insurance for Johnson Controls; ROCS – elderly nutrition request.

 

APPROVE CLAIMS

            Commissioner Reinesch moved and Commissioner Leiferman seconded to approve the following payroll and claims.  All members voted aye.  Motion carried.

 

GENERAL FUND

Salaries:  Commissioners, 1329.95; Auditor, 1911.82; Treasurer, 1998.22; States Attorney, 1895.87; Assessor, 2069.42; Planning Commission, 94.01; Register of Deeds, 1597.82; Sheriff, 4537.13; Jail, 4735.39; Weed & Pest, 1689.91; Courthouse, 856.80.  FICA & Medicare:  Wells Fargo Bank, 1638.86.  Retirement:  SDRS, 1323.68.  Insurance:  Dakotacare, 3888.50.  Professional Services & Fees:  Maule & Maule Law Office, 374.22; Miller, Darrell, 2121.00; Natvig, David, 1433.84; Oahe Diagnostic Imaging, 45.00.  Supplies & Materials:  Midwest Supply, 70.49; Petty Cash, 70.43; VISA, 399.20.  Travel & Conference:  Days Inn, 400.00; Reimer, Sally A., 25.52; Reinesch, Donald, 151.68; VISA, 215.00; Westendorf, Edwin, 101.48.         

ROAD & BRIDGE FUND

Salaries:  4568.79.  FICA & Medicare:  Wells Fargo Bank, 330.56.  Retirement:  274.13.  Insurance:  Dakotacare, 770.00.  Professional Services & Fees:  River City Glass, 212.46.  Repairs & Maintenance:  A & R Truck Equipment, Inc, 3491.50; Herold Hubbard Implement, 263.28; John’s Tire Center, 15.00; Rod’s Welding & Repair, 17.00; Sheehan Mack Sales, 56.57; Sturdevant’s Auto Parts, 175.99.  Repairs & Maintenance:  Contracted Out:  Department of Transportation, 91.84.  Supplies & Materials:   A & R Truck Equipment, 2.52; A-Ox Welding Supply Company, 22.00; Anderson Tire Company, 1879.40; Pam Companies, 300.30; Sheehan Mack Sales, 37.85.  Travel & Conference:  Days Inn, 50.00; South Dakota LTAP, 60.00.  Utilities:  Cellular One, 42.36; Northwestern, 108.42.

911 FUND

Salaries:  4689.02.  FICA & Medicare:  Wells Fargo Bank, 356.59.  Retirement:  SDRS, 281.34.  Insurance:  Dakotacare, 539.00.  Professional Services & Fees:  Charles Mix Auditor, 62.16.

EXTENSION TRUST FUND

Salaries:  428.40.  FICA & Medicare:  Wells Fargo Bank, 32.77.  Travel & Conference:  Geppert, Rod, 394.00.

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FUND

Salaries:  241.66.  FICA & Medicare: 18.48.  Supplies & Materials:  Gall’s Inc, 125.30; Petty Cash, 44.25.  Machinery & Equipment:  Cozine Electric Inc, 26850.00.

CAPITAL PROJECTS FUND

Major Improvements:  Group II Architects, 1610.78; Midwest Supply, 91.92.

LEPC FUND

Supplies & Materials:  Variety Plus, 56.00.    

 

ADJOURNMENT

            Commissioner Reimer moved and Commissioner Lindquist seconded to adjourn at 10:33 am.  Next meeting is to be held on 10-18-2005.  All members voted aye.  Motion carried. 

 

ATTEST:

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Pam Petrak - Brule County Auditor

Ronald  Bairey - Brule County County Commissioners