REGULAR MEETING OF BRULE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
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
Commissioner Leiferman moved and Commissioner Reinesch seconded to approve the September
27, 2005 minutes. All members voted aye.
Highway Superintendent Shannon Rasmussen advised that Larry Svoboda submitted his resignation from Brule County after 32 ½ 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.
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 ¼ Section 10-103-68 W of the 5th P.M. Brule County,
South Dakota as requested. All members voted aye. Motion carried.
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.
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.
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
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 ½ of the cost of the roll off being dumped at the Landfill.
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
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.
Commissioner Reinesch moved and Commissioner Leiferman seconded to approve the following payroll and claims. All members voted aye. Motion carried.
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:
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.
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.
Supplies & Materials: Variety Plus, 56.00.
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.
Pam Petrak - Brule County Auditor
Ronald Bairey - Brule County County Commissioners