REGULAR MEETING OF BRULE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
June 20, 2017
The County Board of Commissioners 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 Attorney Steve Fox and Janet Petrak, Central Dakota Times.
Commissioner Dozark moved and Commissioner Rasmussen seconded to approve the June 6, 2017 minutes. All members voted aye. Motion carried.
Commissioner Reinesch moved and Commissioner Rasmussen seconded to declare a declaration of drought for Brule County:
RESOLUTION #2017- 2
DECLARING DROUGHT DISASTER
WHEREAS, during the winter of 2016 and spring of 2017, Brule County has received substantially less than normal moisture; and
WHEREAS, the lack of moisture and ensuing dry conditions have caused dugouts to dry out and extensive damage to pasture, hay lands and crops; and
WHEREAS, the citizens of Brule County, especially those engaged in agricultural, are in need of assistance in coping with the hardships resulting for such drought; and
NOW IT THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Brule County, as follows:
- Brule County is hereby declared to be in a state of disaster and emergency from lack of moisture and drought.
- The Board of County Commissioners request that Brule County be designated as a disaster area and be eligible for emergency and disaster assistance, by the Governor of the State of South Dakota and other appropriate authorities of the State of South Dakota and of the United States Government and that its residents be afforded an opportunity to participate in State and Federal disaster relief programs and benefits.
- That the Brule County Auditor is authorized and directed to communicate this declaration to the appropriate State and Federal authorities, and to interested parties, including the press.
Dated this 20th day of June, 2017. Signed by Chairman Brad Carson. Attest: Pamela Petrak, Auditor.
Commissioner Nesladek moved and Commissioner Dozark seconded to enact the burn ban and advised Emergency Manager Katheryn Benton to notify the public and emergency services absolutely no open burning in Brule County until further notice.
Highway Superintendent Shannon Rasmussen presented the Board with the 2016 yearend report.
Commissioner Nesladek moved and Commissioner Reinesch seconded to allow the Highway Department to inspect the following State surplus equipment: JD 6310 with loader with 1900 hours for $30,000 and a Land Pride 15’ Rotary Mower for $5,000.00. All members voted aye. Motion carried.
Commissioner Nesladek moved and Commissioner Reinesch seconded to supplement the highway budget $209,026 for the Overlay Project completed on 249th Street. All members voted aye. Motion carried.
VICTIM WITNESS COORDINATOR
Henning, Victim Witness Coordinator met with the Board to introduce herself to the Board, presented the 2018 budget and estimation of cost to the County’s and discussed the volume of calls, what her job description was etc. Brule County’s cost for 2018 is set at $6400.00, 20% of the alcohol tax revenue that the County receives.
Commissioner Nesladek moved and Commissioner Dozark seconded to approve the following plat: A plat of Lot 1-C in Lot 1-A, a subdivision of a portion of previously platted Government Lot #1 in the South ½ of Section 8 T 103 N, R 70 W of the 5th PM Brule County, SD. All members voted aye. Motion carried.
Commissioner Dozark moved and Commissioner Rasmussen seconded to hire Josh Haugen at the Highway Department at $14.40/hour (.50 less per union contract during probationary period) effective June 7, 2017. All members voted aye. Motion carried.
COMPUTER REPLACEMENT/IT SERVICES
Ramon Shultz from Tech Solutions met with the Board regarding Managed IT services and computer replacement for 2018. Shultz went over different options and visited with the Commissioners what the best option would be for Brule County. The Commissioners asked for some different options to present at the next meeting.
Sheriff Darrell Miller met with the Board regarding replacing the Dishwasher at the jail building. The quote was received from Hopkins Plumbing for $650.00 for a Crosley Professional Dishwasher; Andy’s Appliance quote was $400.00 for a residential dishwasher. Commissioner Rasmussen moved and Commissioner Dozark seconded to purchase the Crosley Professional Dishwasher at $650.00. All members voted aye. Motion carried.
4H ADVISOR – LAPTOP
Natalie Brandt advised that the current laptop that was given to Brule County to use from SD State University in 2003 needs to be updated as it still has Windows XP on it for an operating system and it is very slow. Brandt submitted several quotes on a laptop. Commissioner Dozark moved and Commissioner Reinesch seconded to table the quotes and to ask the local establishments to give us a quote. All members voted aye. Motion carried.
Sheriff Darrell Miller and Deputy Scott Powers met with the Board regarding the $150.00 uniform allowance. Sheriff Miller advised that in the past that the County purchased the shirts for the deputies and no other allowance was given. In 2015 the Commissioners adopted a policy that Highway Employees, Sheriff and Sheriff’s Deputies would receive $150.00 clothing allowance for outer clothing Scott Powers advised that he didn’t feel that this was fair as the Highway employees receive the safety shirts plus the $150.00 a year and that $150.00 for the deputies will not purchase much as the short sleeve shirts and pants are $50.00, long sleeve shirts are $60.00. Any other equipment needed (hats, gloves, etc) are then having to be purchased by the employees. No decision was made, more information is needed to make a final decision.
Commissioner Rasmussen moved and Commissioner Nesladek seconded to allow Beth Penrod and Clint Soulek to attend the Annual Assessor’s School in Pierre October 16 – 20, 2017. All members voted aye. Motion carried.
JULY 4 HOLIDAY
The Governor of SD closed the offices of the executive branch for July 3 to observe the July 4th holiday. A request was given to the Commissioners to follow the Governor’s declaration.
Commissioner Nesladek moved and Commissioner Reinesch seconded to deny the employees Monday, July 3 off. Carson, Reinesch, Dozark and Nesladek voted aye. Rasmussen voted nay. Motion carried.
Reinesch moved and Commissioner Nesladek seconded to enter executive session at 9:51 am to discuss personnel issues. All members voted aye. Motion carried. Executive session declared over at 10:05 am.
REPORTS & CORRESPONDENCE
following reports were received and placed on file in the County Auditor’s office: Civil Air Patrol Newsletter, SD Department of Transportation, Railroad Report, CASA Info, Department of the Army and District III.
Commissioner Reinesch moved and Commissioner Nesladek seconded to approve the following payroll and claims. All members voted aye. Motion carried.
Salaries: Commissioners, 1521.80; Auditor, 2730.32; Treasurer, 2915.36; States Attorney, 2746.24; Assessor, 3576.27; Planning Commission, 341.43; Register of Deeds, 2877.40; Veteran Service Officer, 457.80; Sheriff, 8644.70; Jail, 8010.14; Courthouse, 1149.60, Extension, 351.90, Weed & Pest, 1133.72. FICA & Medicare: First Dakota Bank, 2832.25. Retirement: SDRS, 2178.22. Insurance Reimbursement: 1960.64. Insurance: Steelworkers, 4533.25. Andy’s Appliance, 153.97; Axon Enterprise Inc, 364.56; Brooks Hardware, 48.46; Brule County Co-op Association, 95.00; Burke Oil Company, 1081.95; Buum, Roger, 50.00; Byre Brothers Inc, 133.00; Central Dakota Times, 485.66; Central Electric Cooperative, 162.00; Certified Languages Interpertors, 34.65; Chamberlain True Value, 189.21; Chamberlain Wholesale, 24.60; Dakota Heating & Air Conditioning, 235.29; Davison County Sheriff’s Office, 190.00; Days Inn – Brookings, 522.00 Douville, Carole, 51.68; Fawcett, Marie, 216.60; Fees, Jessica, 62.60; Godtland, Paul, 2106.12; Graham Tire Company, 735.20; Guest, Steve,50.84; Hanten, Joe, 83.60; Herbst, Jerry, 200.00; Hollmann Law Office, 683.48 Hughes County, 17,380.00; Hutchison, Sharyl, 53.36; Kimball City, 49.87 Lakeview Sinclair, 30.00; Lewis Drug Inc, 174.79; Lincoln County Treasurer, 28.20; Lucille M. Halverson, 604.08; Martin, William, 52.52; McLeod’s Printing, 938.20; Microfilm Imaging System, 379.00; Midstate Communications, 17.48; Miller, Lynn, 200.00; Mitchell Napa, 15.87; Noteboom Implement Inc, 33.73; Olson’s Pest Tech Inc, 75.00; Parent, Brianna, 250.00; Pennington County Jail, 75.70; Penrod, Beth, 37.86; Redi Mix, 150.00; Reliance Telephone, 650.00; Sanford Health Network, 235.00; Schumacher Elevator Company, 183.21; Servall Uniform/Linen Company, 41.77; Skustad, Lloyd, 52.52; Sims, Amanda, 50.84; SDAAO, 600.00; SD Department of Revenue, 3062.73; Steckelberg, Ethan, 52.52; Thiel’s Collision Center, 100.00; Town of Pukwana, 77.78; United Laboratories, 508.54; Variety Plus, 54.41; Verizon Wireless, 39.11; VISA, 1344.64; Wermers, Dava, 818.15; West Group, 1792.80; Williams Music & Office Supply, 482.00; Willrodt Motor Company Inc, 2262.28.
ROAD & BRIDGE FUND
Salaries: 9789.95. FICA & Medicare: First Dakota Bank, 717.92. Retirement: SDRS, 587.41. Insurance Reimbursement: 245.08. Insurance: Steelworkers, 1475.50. A & M Market, 41.78; A & R Truck Equipment Inc, 162.45; Aurora Brule Rural Water, 79.75; Brooks Hardware, 148.45; Burke Oil Company, 15,870.00; Chamberlain Building Supply, 19.90; Chamberlain True Value, 10.98; Commercial Asphalt Company, 329,696.43; Central Dakota Times, 85.20; Central Electric Cooperative, 106.00; Dakota Environmental, 2585.00; Kaleb’s Service, 35.00; Kimball City, 37.44; Konechne, Jennifer, 35.00; Lucille M. Hlaversoan, 79.20; Midstate Communications, 124.03; Office Products Center, 124.10; Pheasantland Industries, 158.94; RDO Equipment Company, 430.04; Spencer Quarries Inc, 2087.00; Verizon Wireless, 33.89; VISA, 167.67.
B & L Communications, 1670.00; Central Dakota Times, 16.42; Century Link, 994.14; Lucille M. Halverson, 21.29.
Salaries: 263.98. FICA & Medicare: First Dakota Bank, 18.78. Retirement: SDRS, 6.98. Insurance: Steelworkers, 28.75.
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FUND
Salaries: 527.03. FICA & Medicare: First Dakota Bank, 58.83. Retirement: SDRS, 31.43. Insurance Reimbursement: 245.08. Office Products Center, 10.99.
MODERINATION & PRESERVATION FUND
Microfilm Imaging Systems, 175.00.
Missouri Valley Crisis Center, 185.35.
Commissioner Rasmussen moved and Commissioner Dozark seconded to adjourn at 11:55 am with the next meeting to be held on 7-6-2017 at 9:30 am. All members voted aye. Motion carried.
BRULE COUNTY AUDITOR
BOARD OF BRULE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS