April 17, 2018

The Board of Brule County Commissioners met in regular session at 9:30 a.m. at the Brule County Courthouse. Members present: Rasmussen, Dozark, Carson, Nesladek and Reinesch. Also present: Attorney, Steve Fox, Janet Petrak, Central Dakota Times, Brook DeHaai, Chamberlain Oacoma Sun.


Commissioner Reinesch moved and Commissioner Dozark seconded to approve the April 3 and 10, 2018 minutes. All members voted aye. Motion carried.


Highway Superintendent Mike Schlaffman met with the Board regarding some drainage issues: 1) Jim Hallman was requesting that a larger culvert be put in what is currently a rock crossing on 362nd Avenue as the water is running across the road in that area; 2) Jim Hoffman (365th Avenue) is requesting a culvert to get water to drain and Steve Olsen was against a culvert as then the water would encroach on his property, however, Olsen suggested they extend his drainage tile under the road to the affected area in Hoffman’s ditch to accept the water.

Commissioner Carson moved and Commissioner Nesladek seconded to deny a culvert requested by Jim Hallman due to the prior research provided by Brosz Engineering and the cost involved. All members voted aye. Motion carried.

A drainage permit is needed for the Hoffman/Olsen situation – a drainage application was sent to Jim Hoffman to apply for a permit with the appropriate landowners signatures. If the drainage application is approved, the cost of the drain tile will be at the cost of the landowners, with the Highway Superintendent’s approval of the drain tile going across the County road.

Highway Superintendent Schlaffman also advised there is a wooden bridge in very poor condition in West Point Township that is in need of repair. The cost to replace with a cement culvert would be approximately $26,360 and a 50’ steel culvert would be $34,250. Commissioners advised to visit with Department of Transportation and landowners in the area to see what our options are.

A haul road agreement was presented for the Wind Tower Project in Kimball Township, however, no roads were designated in the agreement. Commissioner Nesladek moved and Commissioner Dozark seconded to table the agreement until after the meeting April 19th, 2018. All members voted aye. Motion carried.


Commissioner Carson moved and Commissioner Reinesch seconded to increase John Linderman, Anthony Campanella and Kenny Goodlow’s wage (annual increase of .60 for 2018) as they have successfully passed the probationary period and the 6 month employment requirement to receive the annual increase. All members voted aye. Motion carried.


Emergency Manager Katheryn Benton met with the Board and advised that Brule/Buffalo County need to write a Hazard Mitigation Plan, a new requirement of the Federal Government. District III Planning and Zoning would write the plan for $8,000.00. Benton explained there is a 80/20% grant to help pay for the writing of the plan so the cost to Brule/Buffalo County would be $2,000.00, which could be budgeted for in 2019.

Emergency Manager Katheryn Benton advised a training has been set up at Grass Ranch Colony April 20-22, 2018 for emergency personnel; required as a condition of the conditional use application to store propane and butane at Iron Horse Development on the railroad tracks.


Commissioner Reinesch moved and Commissioner Nesladek seconded to auction the following tax deed property: Lot 3 Block 2 Warner’s 3rd Addition, Kimball, SD at 10:00 am on May 22, 2018 at the Courthouse. All members voted aye. Motion carried.


Tim York, Account Executive for the CTS Group gave a report on improvements to the Courthouse and Sheriff’s Office to improve energy efficiency and improve the working environment. Three different options were presented to the Commissioners with additional options available if accepted.


Only one quote was received for lawn care at the Courthouse, Sheriff’s Office and Ag Building: 4 Step Spray and Grub Control: Ground Effects: Courthouse - $600.00 (grub control included for free); Sheriff’s Office: $400.00 (grub control included for free); Ag Building – Pukwana, $180.00 (spring spray only). Commissioner Carson moved and Commissioner Reinesch seconded to accept the quote of Ground Effects for the year 2018, and to add aeration to the Courthouse lawn for $75.00. All members voted aye. Motion carried.


Commissioner Carson moved and Commissioner Dozark seconded to approve the Treasurer, Register of Deeds and Auditor to attend Spring Workshop in Pierre May 15 & 16, 2018. All members voted aye. Motion carried.


A letter was received requesting a poor lien to be released as the individual has passed away and the family members are trying to finalize his estate.

Commissioner Carson moved and Commissioner Nesladek seconded to table a request to compromise a poor lien until more information could be obtained. All members voted aye. Motion carried.


Commissioner Carson moved and Commissioner Reinesch seconded to enter executive session at 10:02 am to discuss personnel issues, poor lien and legal issues. Executive session declared over at 10:41 am.


The following reports were received and placed on file in the County Auditor’s office: SD Department of Revenue, SCWDD Agenda 4-10-18; SCWDD Minutes 3-13-18 meeting; Civil Air Patrol Newsletter; ROCS annual report.


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


Salaries: Commissioners, 1521.80; Auditor, 2825.67; Treasurer, 3015.31; States Attorney, 2826.32; Assessor, 3324.98; Planning Commission, 311.91; Register of Deeds, 2975.74; Veteran Service Officer, 471.52; Sheriff, 7566.99; Jail, 7473.66; Courthouse, 1197.60, Extension, 363.60. FICA & Medicare: First Dakota Bank, 2621.80. Retirement: SDRS, 2067.72. Insurance Reimbursement: 2204.21. Insurance: Lifestyle, 8479.259. Beadle County Auditor, 6400.00; Burke Oil Company, 1167.98; Byre Brothers, 283.00; Central Dakota Times, 45.00; Central Electric Cooperative, 425.00; Chamberlain True Value, 19.98; Chamberlain Wholesale, 276.60; Glass Products Inc, 1403.10; Godtland Law Office, 492.55; Graham Tire Company, 697.00; Harmelink, Fox & Ravsborg, 180.02; Hope Psychological Services, 125.00; Hopkins Plumbing, Heating, 727.88; ICS Jail Supplies Inc, 124.20; Lewis Drug, 171.17; Lucille M. Halverson, 49.50; Maule, Theresa, 3893.62; Mcleod’s Printing, 69.39; Microfilm Imaging Systems, 379.00; Midstate Communications, 794.87; Office Products Center, 112.73; Pennington County Jail, 91.00; Reliance Telephone, 300.00; Ruggieri, Gina, 1564.40; Schaefer, Dean, 30.00; Schumacher Elevator Company, 189.16; Shield’s Embroidery & Design, 15.00; Shopko Stores, 86.76; SDAAO, 495.00; SDACES, 45.00; SD Association of County Commissioners, 3321.00; SD Department of Revenue, 210.40; SDSU 4H Office, 32.00; Steve Smith Law Office, 2715.09; Sunshine Foods, 50.99; Town of Pukwana, 77.78; United Laboratories, 401.34; Variety Plus, 34.94; Verizon Wireless, 34.01; VISA, 1054.26; West Group, 1990.52; Willrodt Motor Company Inc, 98.90.


Salaries: 9887.37. FICA & Medicare: First Dakota Bank, 770.69. Retirement: SDRS, 593.25. Insurance Reimbursement: 255.74. Insurance: Lifestyle, 3140.91. A & R Truck Equipment Inc, 22.08; Aurora Brule Rural Water, 28.00; Brock White Company LLC, 3341.25; Burke Oil Company, 155.70; Campbell Supply, 237.96; Central Dakota Times, 264.20; Central Electric Cooperative, 311.00; Chamberlain True Value, 14.99; Country Pride Coop, 1856.00; DMC Wear Parts LLC, 558.62; Heath Lumber Company, 86.09; Houser’s Auto, 685.33; Kaleb’s Service, 20.00; Kimball City, 45.75; Lucille M. Halverson, 49.50; Lyle Signs, 494.37; Midstate Communications, 139.58; Noteboom Implement Inc, 53.93; Opperman Inc, 3654.11; RDO Equipment Company, 94.76; SD Association of County Commissioners, 75.00; SD Department of Revenue, 166.35; Shopko Stores, 92.95; Stern Oil Company Inc, 1358.59; Trans Source, 31.16; Verizon Wireless, 34.01; VISA, 172.45; Wheelco, 915.45; White Lake Welding & Repair, 17.50.


Century Link, 994.14; Midstate Communications, 229.72.

24/7 FUND

Salaries: 121.12. FICA & Medicare: First Dakota Bank, 8.33. Retirement: SDRS, 7.27. Insurance: Lifestyle, 60.00. Variety Plus, 399.99.


Salaries: 539.70. FICA & Medicare: First Dakota Bank, 49.19. Retirement: SDRS, 32.38. Insurance Reimbursement: 255.74. Midstate Communications, 61.40.


Missouri Valley Crisis Center, 1866.10.


Microfilm Imaging Systems, 880.00.


Commissioner Nesladek moved and Commissioner Dozark seconded to adjourn at 12:15 am with the next meeting being held on 4-17-2018 at 9:30 am. All members voted aye. Motion carried.



PAMELA PETRAK                    

RICHARD RASMUSSEN                         

  Site Map