REGULAR MEETING OF BRULE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

May 6, 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: Director of Equalization Clint Soulek and Janet Petrak, Central Dakota Times,

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

One conflict of interest was noted regarding personnel.

APPROVE MINUTES

Commissioner Mairose moved and Commissioner Carson seconded to approve the minutes of 4-13-2021. All members voted aye. Motion carried.

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT

Commissioner Carson moved and Commissioner Nesladek seconded to adopt the following resolution modifying Brule County Highway System:

RESOLUTION # 2021-4

BRULE COUNTY

WHEREAS, Brule County would like to modify its Highway System due to the jurisdictional transfer of a county route to the City of Kimball;

WHEREAS, the changes in Brule County’s Highway System are in accordance with the South

Dakota Department of Transportation’s “Policy and Procedures for County Highway System Revisions” adopted 6/18/2009 and SDCL 31-12-2.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Brule County Board of Commissioners that the following changes be made to the Brule County Highway System.

Delete from the Primary County Highway System:

Located in the southeast corner of T 103 N, R 68 W, section 10 at the intersection of Cemetery Road, then heading south approximately 1030 feet ending at the Kimball City Limits, Kimball, Brule County, SD

The routes being deleted to the primary county highway system is due to the jurisdictional transfer of a county route to the City of Chamberlain.

Dated May 6, 2021 at Chamberlain, SD by Rich Rasmussen, Chairman. Attest: Pamela Petrak, Brule County Auditor. Aye votes: 5; Nay votes: 0. Motion carried.

Commissioner Nesladek moved and Commissioner Mairose seconded to approve the Highway Department to purchase a retriever disc with grader quick hitch front mount for $18,695.00. All members voted aye. Motion carried.

ELM CREEK ROAD

Hwy Superintendent, Michael Schlaffman presented a contract with the SD Game, Fish and Parks to repair Elm Creek Road on April 13, 2021 The contract indicated that the SD Game, Fish and Parks will reimburse the County 75% of the total cost of the repairs up to $20,000 and the County will provide “in kind” labor and materials for the remaining 25% and continue to maintain the road each year. Game, Fish and Parks wanted to amend the contract and increase their maximum amount to $30,000. Commissioner Dozark moved and Commissioner Mairose seconded to accept the amendment with the SD Game, Fish and Parks. All members voted aye. Motion carried.

STRIPING AGREEMENT

Commissioner Carson moved and Commissioner Nesladek seconded to sign a paint striping agreement with the State for 32 miles of highway, under a 60/40% grant with the County’s share to be $11,093.41. All members voted aye. Motion carried.

DISTRICT III PLANNING & ZONING

Greg Henderson, District III Executive Director, reviewed the 2020 Performance Report on projects completed and pending for Brule County. Henderson advised that they also have money available for small business expansion or the creation of new businesses and to help with businesses that might be failing due to the recent COVID pandemic.

PLAT

Commissioner Mairose moved and Commissioner Carson seconded to approve the following plat: A plat of Lots 1 and 2 of Pazour’s Addition, a Subdivision of the NE ¼ of Section 10, T 102 N, R 70 W of the 5th PM Brule County, SD. All members voted aye. Motion carried.

Gary Dozark moved and Commissioner Nesladek seconded to approve the following plat: Priebe Tract 1 in Government Lot 2 and the SE ¼ of the NW ¼ of Section 31, T 105 N, R 70 W of the 5th PM Brule County, SD. All members voted aye. Motion carried.

PERSONNEL

Commissioner Mairose moved and Commissioner Carson seconded to hire Randi Grussing as summer intern for the 2021 summer 4H program. Effective May 24, 2021 at $11.50/hour. All members voted aye. Motion carried.

Commissioner Nesladek moved and Commissioner Dozark seconded to hire Brad Rasmussen at the Highway Department effective May 10, 2021 at $17.48/hour (.50 less during probationary period). Commissioner Rasmussen abstained from the discussion and voting. Dozark, Nesladek, Carson and Mairose aye. Motion carried.

TRAVEL REQUEST

Commissioner Nesladek moved and Commissioner Carson seconded to approve Jordan Spier and Dwight Duba to attend 4-Wheeler Safety Class in Pierre, May 12, 2021 at no cost. All members voted aye. Motion carried.

COUNTY PROPERTY

An individual contacted Brule County regarding purchasing some lots that the County currently owns, taken as tax deed property several years ago. Lots 20 – 23, Block 19 First Addition in Chamberlain, SD. Commissioners advised that they would consider selling the property but there is a procedure that needs to be followed to dispose of the property.

EASEMENT FOR 344TH AVENUE

Brule County has been actively trying to obtain an easement for a drainage pipe in the SW ¼ of Section 35 T 104 N R 71W to drain water away from 344th Avenue to prevent the road and businesses in the area from being flooded as it was in 2019 due to excessive rainfall. The landowners downstream were contacted for permission to do this drainage property which has not been successful. Brule County has invested $20,900.00 already in emergency ditching in 2019 to get the water off the road, hydrology study and engineering costs and the easement is still at a standstill.

AUDITOR’S ACCOUNT WITH THE TREASUER

The Auditor’s Account with the Treasurer showed a 4-30-21 balance of $10,238,271.71 in all state, county, civil, school & trust funds.

REGISTER OF DEEDS STATEMENT OF FEES

The Register of Deeds Statement of Fees showed a collection of $9,572.13 for April, 2021.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Per SDCL 1-25-2 Commissioner Carson moved and Commissioner Nesladek seconded to enter executive session to discuss personnel at 10:52 am. Executive session declared over at 12:18 pm. No action taken.

REPORTS & CORRESPONDENCE 
The following reports were received and placed on file in the County Auditor’s office: Auditors Account with the Treasurer, Register of Deeds Statement of Fees Trial Balance Sheet, SCWDD Agenda 5-11-2021 and Minutes 4-13-2021, MSAC Newsletter, PDM Meeting Notice May 19, 2021.

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, 1521.80; Auditor, 3075.60; Treasurer, 3291.65; States Attorney, 4156.10; Assessor, 3031.90; Planning Commission, 146.45; Register of Deeds, 3043.60; VA, 515.34; Sheriff, 8796.74; Jail, 7525.43; Courthouse, 1308.00. FICA & Medicare: First Dakota Bank, 2822.15. Retirement: SDRS, 2120.26. Insurance Reimbursement: 3062.12. Insurance: HMA Insurance: 4852.60. Alvine/Weidenaar LLP, 415.80; Avera Occupational Medicine, 76.00; Bales, Marie, 72.20; Bentco Safety Education LLC, 90.00; Black Hills Chemical & Janitorial, 136.24; Bomgaars Supply, 35.03; CASA,1500.00; Carsten, Rhoda, 157.12; Chamberlain Building Supply, 28.67; Chamberlain Food Center, 12.48: Dakotabilities, 180.00; Department of Transportation, 42.18; Elections System and Software, 647.39; First Dakota Bank, 250.01; Gaulke, Michelee, 101.68; Great Western States Supply, 541.33; Hein Law Office, 1,854.85; Hickey Heating, 546.72; Houska, Marsha, 138.64; Internal Revenue Service, 493.00; Johnson Pochop Law Office, 3368.60; Katterhagen, Mark, 12.00; Kroupa, Robert, 133.60; Lehr, David, 138.64; Leiferman, Cassi, 70.16; Lewno, Lucy, 156.51; Lockwood, Darcy, 12.00; Mairose, Greg, 315.00; Maule, Theresa, 93.50; Miller, Darrell, 5823.00; National Sheriff’s Association, 68.00; Northwestern, 2826.63; Office Child & Family Services, 11,387.50; Office Products Center, 470.16; Olson’s Pest Tech Inc, 80.00; Petty Cash, 351.53; Piskule, Leeann, 65.96; Randall, Makaela, 55.88; Reliance Telephone Inc, 700.00; Ruggieri, Gina, 1429.70; Safe N Secure Security 735.35; Sanford Health Network, 2443.98; Schreiber Law Firm, 73.80; Schilling, Jennie, 101.68; Servall Uniform/Linen Service, 32.52; Shields Embroidery & Design, 774.42; SDAE4-HP, 60.00; SD Association of County Commissioners, 860.25; SD Department or Revenue, 190.00; Soulek, John, 138.64; Sturdevants Auto Parts, 8.64; Team Laboratory Chemical, 641.24; Thiel’s Collision Center, 400.00; Town of Pukwana, 84.60; United Laboratories, 359.24; Verizon Wireless, 146.21; Wanalain Storage LLC, 320.00; Wermers, Dava, 868.05; Yankton County, 50.00.

ROAD & BRIDGE FUND

Salaries: 12,905.93. FICA & Medicare: First Dakota Bank, 973.53. Retirement: SDRS, 774.37. Insurance Reimbursement: 287.71. Insurance: 2025.00. Bomgaars Supply, 98.12; Brooks Hardware, 313.45; Burke Oil Company, 739.54; Havlik, Brian, 74,750.00; Internal Revenue Service, 49.30; Kaleb’s Service, 167.10; Jet Plain LLC, 19,450.00; Northwestern, 633.33; Overweg Repair, 76.56; R & J Gravel Inc, 8,847.30; RDO Equipment Company, 1036.22; Spencer Quarries Inc, 62,468.25; Standy Rock & Gravel, 50,754.93; Titan Machinery, 97.75; Verizon Wireless, 42.05; Wheelco, 407.31.

24/7 FUND

Salaries: 739.72. FICA & Medicare: First Dakota Bank, 61.11. Retirement: SDRS, 51.50. Insurance Reimbursement: 79.29. Insurance: HMA, 91.39.

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FUND

Salaries: 589.68. FICA & Medicare: First Dakota Bank, 55.46. Retirement: SDRS, 35.38. Insurance Reimbursement: 287.71 Internal Revenue Service, 49.30

REGISTER OF DEEDS MODERNIZATION & PRESERVATION FUND

Executive Management Finance, 536.44.

LEPC FUND

Midwest Card & ID Equipment, 1868.72.

ADJOURNMENT

Commissioner Nesladek moved and Commissioner Carson seconded to adjourn at 12:18 pm with the next meeting being held on 5-20-2021 at 9:30 am. All members voted aye. Motion carried.


 

 
 
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