REGULAR MEETING OF BRULE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
APRIL 18, 2017
The County Board of Equalization met at 9:30 a.m. at the Brule County Courthouse. Members present: James Nesladek, Donald Reinesch, Rich Rasmussen, Gary Dozark and Brad Carson, Also present: Director of Equalization, Clint Soulek and Deputy Director of Equalization Beth Penrod and Maria Birch Central Dakota Times.
The Board of Equalization was called to order at 9:30 am by Chairman Brad Carson.
#17-013 BS3K LLC appealed the valuation of a rental home located S 25’ of Lot 2 & All of Lots 3 & 4 Ex S14’ of Lot 4 Block 5, Furrow & Evans Addition, Kimball, SD. Rasmussen advised that the house was built in 1947 and it needs new windows and shingling. Commissioner Nesladek moved and Commissioner Dozark seconded to leave the valuation at $64,501 for the structure and $5,517 for the lot value based on the Director of Equalization’s recommendation, after inspection of the structure. All members voted aye. Motion carried.
#17-014 Pete & Charlene Miller did not appear but had appealed the valuation of their property located in the N80’ of Lots 6 & 7, Block 2, Reynolds & Tidricks 1st Addition, Kimball, SD at the Kimball City equalization meeting. Commissioner Reinesch moved and Commissioner Rasmussen seconded to leave the valuation at $15,141 for the structure and $5,517 for the lot, based upon the Director of Equalization’s recommendation, no inspection of the structure. All members voted aye. Motion carried.
#17-015 Tim Heath appealed the valuation of his property located at Lots 3 & 4 Except 1 Acre along North side of Said Lots, White Wagers 2nd Addition, Kimball, SD. Heath appeared and appealed as part of their lot is unusable due to water sitting on their property and thought a 216% increase in one year was excessive. Commissioner Rasmussen moved and Commissioner Reinesch seconded to reduce the valuation of lot from $37,100 to $30,000 and to leave the structure value at $77,724. All members voted aye. Motion carried.
Commissioner Reinesch moved and Commissioner Rasmussen seconded to adjourn the Board of Equalization at 10:45 a.m and to convene as the Board of Brule County Commissioners. All members voted aye. Motion carried.
Commissioner Reinesch moved and Commissioner Dozark seconded to approve the April 4 and 11, 2017 minutes. All members voted aye. Motion carried. Commissioner Rasmussen moved and Commissioner Nesladek seconded to approve the Grandview Township Board of Equalization minutes of April 11, 2017. All members voted aye. Motion carried.
BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT
Commissioner Nesladek moved and Commissioner Rasmussen seconded to table the conditional use hearing for Cody Turgeon to May 2, 2017 due to the fact that there must be 10 days between the Planning & Zoning meeting and the Board of Adjustment hearing. All members voted aye. Motion carried.
DIRECTOR OF EQUALIZATION
Director of Equalization Clint Soulek advised that he wanted to place a minimum value on property in the County that is vacant and uninhabitable, but still standing on the property. During the equalization process some discrepancy has been found where some properties have value and others have none. Commissioner Reinesch moved and Commissioner Nesladek seconded to set $1000.00 as a minimum value for any standing structure. All members voted aye. Motion carried.
Director of Equalization Clint Soulek requested an additional computer in his office for the part time employee so the Surface Pro Tablet could be taken out in the field. Commissioner Dozark moved and Commissioner Nesladek seconded to deny the request at this time and asked them to try the tablet in the field before purchasing the computer to see if it would work as they thought it would. All members voted aye. Motion carried.
Commissioner Rasmussen moved and Commissioner Nesladek seconded to approve Eloise Harres to attend training in Pierre April 27, 2017 and May 17, 2017 for Basic and Advanced Training for 4H Fair Entry. All members voted aye. Motion carried.
Commissioner Reinesch moved and Commissioner Dozark seconded to approve the Treasurer, Register of Deeds and Auditor to attend spring workshop in Pierre, May 17 & 18, 2017. All members voted aye. Motion carried.
HOMELAND SECURITY GRANTS
Emergency Manager Katheryn Benton asked the Board to pay the bills from a training held here at the Courthouse to be reimbursed by a grant. Benton presented a list of the bills for $5,161.58 and the grant will be for $5,000.00. Commissioner Reinesch moved and Commissioner Nesladek seconded to pay the bills to be reimbursed by the grant at a later date. All members voted aye. Motion carried.
DISTRICT III PLANNING & ZONING
Greg Henderson, District III Executive Director, gave his Annual Performance Report to the Board.
PLANNING & ZONING ORDINANCE CHANGES
Changes were discussed and were finalized with the Board and Attorney Jessica Hegge was advised to proceed with the procedure to update the ordinance.
Commissioner Reinesch moved and Commissioner Dozark seconded to approve the following payroll and claims. All members voted aye. Motion carried.
Salaries: Commissioners, 1521.80; Auditor, 2743.19; Treasurer, 2919.49; States Attorney, 2746.24; Assessor, 3254.00; Planning Commission, 305.61; Register of Deeds, 2875.47; Veteran Service Officer, 457.80; Sheriff, 8712.53; Jail, 6236.68; Courthouse, 1149.60, Extension, 383.57. FICA & Medicare: First Dakota Bank, 2479.68. Retirement: SDRS, 2034.16. Insurance Reimbursement: 1598.81. Insurance: Steelworkers, 4571.25. Andy’s Appliance, 53.25; Beadle County Auditor, 1450.00; Bill’s Handyman Service, 1046.00; Burke Oil Company, 1707.15; Buum, Roger, 100.00; Byre Brothers, 133.00; CASA, 1500.00; Central Dakota Times, 662.74; Central Electric Cooperative, 290.00; Chamberlain Wholesale, 73.80; Dakotabilities, 180.00; Douville, Carole, 103.36; Fawcett, Marie, 228.00; Fees, Jessica, 125.20; First Dakota Bank, 84.78; Fox & Youngberg, 195.32; Godtland, Paul, 164.50; Guest, Steve,101.68; Hanten, Joe, 83.60; Hughes County, 2640.00; Hutchison, Sharyl, 106.72; Lewis Drug Inc, 203.91; Lucille M. Halverson, 347.39; Martin, William, 105.04; Maule, Theresa, 2380.02; Microfilm Imaging System, 379.00; Midstate Communications, 757.30; Odens, Melissa, 15.20; Office Products Center, 448.66; Pennington County Jail, 70.50; Petty Cash, 177.50; Reimer, Jake, 49.00; Reliance Telephone Inc, 300.00; Rural Office Of Community Services, 1591.04; Sanford Health Network, 3451.60; Schumacher Elevator Company, 183.21; Shields Embroidery & Design, 361.58; Shopko Stores, 42.18; Sims, Amanda, 50.84; Skustad, Lloyd, 52.52; SD Association of County Commissioners, 1047.00; SD Department of Revenue, 480.00; Steckelberg, Ethan, 52.52; Variety Plus, 43.98; Verizon Wireless, 39.11; VISA, 216.69; Whalen, Timothy, 25614.90; Williams Music & Office Supplies, 175.00; Winner Police Department, 1540.00.
ROAD & BRIDGE FUND
Salaries: 10422.18. FICA & Medicare: Wells Fargo Bank, 765.38. Retirement: SDRS, 652.84. Insurance Reimbursement: 458.32. Insurance: Steelworkers, 1725.00. A& R Truck Equipment Inc, 783.38; Aurora Brule Rural Water, 28.00; Bomgaars Supply, 280.00; Brule County Lumber, 44.00; Butler, 284.51; Campbell Supply, 99.99; Central Electric Cooperative, 265.00; Gerdes, John, 5.00; Heath Lumber Company, 56.75; Kimball City, 39.70; Larson Roofing, 440.94; Lyle Signs, 1959.00; Midstate Communications, 124.70; Mitchell NAPA, 78.29; North Central International, 41.41; Noteboom Implement Inc, 1518.16; Office Products Center, 475.00; Opperman Inc, 7769.24; Overweg Repair, 323.90; Petro Tech Inc, 145.00; Ramkota Hotel, Pierre, 100.99; Rasmussen, Shannon, 47.81; Strudevants Auto Parts, 28.45; True North Steel, 7065.30; Verizon Wireless, 33.89; VISA, 276.39; WW Tire Service Inc, 2350.06.
Century Link, 994.14; Midstate Communications, 229.72,
Salaries: 116.32. FICA & Medicare: Wells Fargo Bank, 6.76. Retirement: SDRS, 6.98. Insurance: Steelworkers, 28.75. Petty Cash, 20.00.
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FUND
Salaries: 523.88. FICA & Medicare: Wells Fargo Bank, 45.95. Retirement: SDRS, 45.18. Insurance Reimbursement: 229.16. Midstate Communications, 67.67.
ROD MODERNIZATION & PRESERVATION FUND
Microfilm Imaging Systems, 175.00; SD Association of County Commissioners, 128.00.
Register Lakota Printing, 25.00.
Commissioner Reinesch moved and Commissioner Rasmussen seconded to adjourn at 11:20 am with the next meeting to be held on 5-2-2017 at 9:30 am. All members voted aye. Motion carried.
BRULE COUNTY AUDITOR
BOARD OF BRULE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS