REGULAR MEETING OF BRULE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

February 18, 2021

The Board of Brule County Commissioners met in regular session at 9:30 a.m. at the Brule County Courthouse. Members present: Nesladek, Mairose, Dozark, Rasmussen and Carson, Also present: Deputy States Attorney, Dedrich Koch and Janet Petrak, Central Dakota Times, Kris Hrdlicka, Deputy Register of Deeds via phone; Clint Soulek, Director of Equalization, Doreen Priebe, Treasurer and Glenda Andera, Register of Deeds.

The floor was opened for public comments with none being recited.

No conflicts of interest were noted.

APPROVE MINUTES

Commissioner Nesladek moved and Commissioner Carson seconded to approve the minutes of 2-4-2021. All members voted aye. Motion carried.

KIMBALL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Anita Holan, Kimball Economic Development and Jahn Schumacher, Kimball Economic Development Board Member met with the Board regarding a piece of property located in Kimball at 421 N Main Street. The property was given to Kimball Economic Development when the owner passed away. Kimball Economic Development demolished the house that was on the property as it was not salvageable and have been paying the taxes for the last three years. The lot is 75í x 100í located on the north end of Kimball. Holan advised that the sister gave them $1400.00 for cleanup on the property, and the remainder of the money was from a grant. Brule County has a poor lien filed on the property that was not disclosed when the property transferred ownership. Holan and Schumacher advised that there isnít money to pay the lien off and retain the property, so wanted to discuss the situation. Commissioners advised Holan to get the total cost that they have spent on the lot and to get the information to the County for the next meeting, so a decision could be determined.

BIDS

The following bids were opened for gravel hauling onto Brule County roads: Jeremy Thomas Construction: .24/ton/mile; .75/ton to load with JTC loader with scale; .28/ton/mile under 10 miles (minimum 25 ton load) .75/ton to load with JTC loader with scale; Kory Standy: .22/ton/mile from Standy Pit; R & J Gravel: .30/ton/mile; $100.00 under 10 miles (minimum 25 ton load); Lowell Swanson: .20/ton/mile; $92.00/load under 10 miles (minimum 25 ton load). Commissioner Carson moved and Commissioner Nesladek seconded to accept all bids, taking into consideration the 48 hour time restraint; the location of the project and how much gravel is needed. All members voted aye. Motion carried.

Commissioner Carson moved and Commissioner Mairose seconded to accept the Beadle County bid for metal pipe (culverts) and bridge materials with True North Steel of Huron, SD. All members voted aye. Motion carried.

PERSONNEL

Commissioner Mairose moved and Commissioner Carson seconded to pay the employees that worked January 18, 2021 holiday pay and credit any sick or vacation time to employees that were out that day. All members voted aye. Motion carried.

A committee of 2 commissioners (James Nesladek and Rich Rasmussen) and a representative from the Sheriffís Office, Highway and Courthouse will meet and negotiate changes to the personnel manual to be presented to the Commissioners at a later date.

PRISONER BOARD CONTRACTS

Commissioner Nesladek moved and Commissioner Mairose seconded to approve the following jail contracts at $60.00/day: Hyde and Jerauld County. All members voted aye. Motion carried.

TRAVEL REQUEST

Commissioner Carson moved and Commissioner Dozark seconded to approve Highway Superintendent Michael Schlaffman to attend Highway Short Course March 23 Ė 25 in Deadwood. Hotel rooms are $109.00/night for two nights. All members voted aye. Motion carried.

RAFFLE

Commissioner Nesladek moved and Commissioner Carson seconded to approve a raffle for the Catholic Community Foundation to be held from March 20, 2021 to September 20, 2021 statewide with the drawing held at the Horseshoe K Ranch in Kimball on September 20, 2021. All members voted aye. Motion carried.

OPERATING TRANSFERS

Commissioner Dozark moved and Commissioner Carson seconded to make the following operating transfers: Emergency Management - $20,976.00 and Domestic Abuse - $1500.00. All members voted aye. Motion carried.

LAKE FRANCIS CASE MEMBERSHIP

Commissioner Nesladek moved and Commissioner Dozark seconded to pay the $200.00 membership to Lake Francis Case. All members voted aye. Motion carried.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Per SDCL 1-25-2 Commissioner Carson moved and Commissioner Nesladek seconded to enter executive session to discuss personnel issues at 10:33 am. Executive session declared over at 10:54 am. No action taken.

REPORTS & CORRESPONDENCE
 Thefollowing reports were received and placed on file in the County Auditorís office: DENR; 2021 Spring Workshop, Annual Report; Lake Francis Case Impact Report; Supreme Court of SD.

APPROVE CLAIMS

Commissioner Dozark moved and Commissioner Mairose seconded to approve the following bills and payroll. All members voted aye. Motion carried.

GENERAL FUND

Salaries 
Commissioners, 1217.44; Auditor, 3095.35; Treasurer, 3270.09; States Attorney, 3072.58; Assessor, 3033.41; Planning Commission, 146.45; Register of Deeds, 3044.69; VA, 515.34; Sheriff, 8318.38; Jail, 7333.97; Courthouse, 1308.00. FICA & Medicare: First Dakota Bank, 2724.13. Retirement: SDRS, 2017.92. Insurance Reimbursement: 3062.12. Insurance: HMA Insurance: 4751.53. Adams Agency Inc, 326.00; Alexander, Laura, 259.00; B2 Construction, 2407.63; Burke Oil Company, 1593.68; Byre Brothers Inc, 144.00; Carsten, Rhoda, 78.56; Central Dakota Times, 358.76; Central Electric Cooperative, 388.19; Chamberlain Ace Hardware, 10.38; Chamberlain Fire Department, 23,412.00; Chamberlain Food Center, 60.40; Chamberlain Wholesale, 94.45; Department of Public Safety, 2340.00; Fedex, 25.60; Gaulke, Michelle, 50.84; Hein Law Office, 1569.40; Houska, Marsha, 69.32; Intellipro Security, 331.63; Johnson Pochop Law Office, 315.97; Kimball Fire Department, 20,187.00; Kroupa, Robert, 66.80; Lehr, David, 69.32; Leiferman, Cassi, 70.16; Lewis Drug, 419.54; Lincoln County Treasurer, 280.20; Microfilm Imaging System, 404.00; Midstate Communications, 1087.56; Missouri Valley Ambulance, 5996.04; Office Products Center, 211.33; Olsonís Pest Tech Inc, 80.00; Pennington County Jail, 95.88; Piskule, Leeann, 65.96; Pukwana Fire Department, 11,865.00; Randall, Makaela, 55.88; ROCS Dining Service, 2340.50; Santel Communications Cooperative, 200.00; Schilling, Jennie, 50.84; Schumacher Elevator Company, 208.39; Servall Uniform/Linen Service, 32.52; Soulek, John, 69.32; SD Department of Revenue, 690.00; SDSU Extension Service,10,310.00; Steckelberg, Lyndsie, 416.67; Town of Pukwana, 84.60; United Laboratories, 1392.06; Variety Plus, 21.98; VISA, 2523.88; Watch Guard Video, 95.00; Williams Music & Office Supplies, 100.00; Willrodt Motor Company Inc, 109.89.

ROAD & BRIDGE FUND

Salaries: 12603.90. FICA & Medicare: First Dakota Bank, 964.99. Retirement: SDRS, 756.23. Insurance Reimbursement: 287.71. Insurance: 2025.00. Alís Diesel Repair Inc, 4051.01; Aurora Brule Rural Water, 32.00; Brooks Hardware, 576.99; Central Dakota Times, 183.39; Central Electric Cooperative, 464.00; CHS Farmers Alliance, 439.43; Department of Transportation, 73.15; Kimball City, 47.80; Michelleís Market, 15.92; Midstate Communications, 166.47; Runnings, 74.97; VISA, 413.80; Wheelco, 667.76.

911 FUND

Century Link, 877.11; Midstate Communications, 313.42.

24/7 FUND

Salaries: 761.52. FICA & Medicare: First Dakota Bank, 63.51. Retirement: SDRS, 53.23. Insurance Reimbursement: 79.29. Insurance: HMA, 91.39. Attorney Generalís Office, 410.00.

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FUND

Salaries: 589.68. FICA & Medicare: First Dakota Bank, 55.46. Retirement: SDRS, 35.38. Insurance Reimbursement: 287.71. Midstate Communications, 66.10.

REGISTER OF DEEDS M & P FUND

Microfilm Imaging System, 235.00; SD Association of County Commissioners, 178.00.

ADJOURNMENT

Commissioner Nesladek moved and Commissioner Dozark seconded to adjourn at 11:10 am with the next meeting being held on 3-4-2021 at 9:30 am. All members voted aye. Motion carried.

ATTEST:

PAMELA PETRAK                    
BRULE COUNTY AUDITOR     

RICHARD RASMUSSEN                     
BOARD OF BRULE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS







 
 
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