REGULAR MEETING OF BRULE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

JANUARY 7, 2020

The Board of Brule County Commissioners met in regular session at 9:30 a.m. at the Brule County Courthouse. Members present: Carson, Nesladek, Rasmussen, Mairose and Dozark. Also present: Deputy States Attorney David Larson, Janet Petrak, Central Dakota Times and Rita Raish, Chamberlain/Oacoma Sun.

Auditor Petrak called the meeting to order.

ELECT CHAIRMAN & VICE CHAIRMAN

County Auditor called for nominations for Chairman of the Board for 2020.

Commissioner Rasmussen moved and Commissioner Carson seconded to nominate James Nesladek as Chairman for 2020. All members voted aye. Motion carried. Commissioner Dozark moved and Commissioner Rasmussen seconded to cease nominations and a unanimous vote be cast for Nesladek. All members voted aye. Motion carried.

Commissioner Nesladek then assumed his position as Chairman of the Board and proceeded with the organizational business of 2020.

Commissioner Rasmussen moved and Commissioner Dozark seconded to nominate Brad Carson as Vice Chairman for 2020. All members voted aye. Motion carried. Commissioner Mairose moved and Commissioner Rasmussen seconded to cease nominations and a unanimous vote be cast for Carson. All members voted aye. Motion carried.

APPROVE MINUTES

Commisser Rasmussen moved and Commissioner Mairose seconded to approve the minutes of 12-31-2019 with the following addition: On December 3, 2019, Danny Kott and Kirk Surat, Eagle Township supervisors, approached the Brule County s regarding assisting in the cost of graveling 357th Avenue (2 miles) as the County roads in this area are under water and more traffic is accessing the township road. Carson moved to deny this request, motion failed due to a lack of a second. Carson moved and Commissioner Mairose seconded to table a decision at this time to see what FEMA reimbursements are received by Eagle Township and Brule County and what expenses for damages Brule County will have in the spring to repair our roads. All members voted aye. Motion carried.

DESIGNATIONS

Commissioner Carson moved and Commissioner Rasmussen seconded to approve the following newspaper designations.

Official Newspapers

  1. Central Dakota Times
  2. Chamberlain/Oacoma Sun

All members voted aye. Motion carried.

Commissioner Carson moved and Commissioner Rasmussen seconded to approve the following places for mortgage sales.

2020 Chattel Mortgage Sales will be held at the following places:

  1. East door of the Courthouse
  2. Kimball Livestock Exchange
  3. County Highway Office in Kimball SD
  4. Ag Building in Pukwana SD

Commissioner Rasmussen moved and Commissioner Dozark seconded to approve the following as official posting places for Brule County.

Official Posting Places pursuant to SDCL: 17-3-1

  1. Bulletin board inside east door of Courthouse
  2. Bulletin board at Brule County Highway Office in Kimball SD
  3. Bulletin board at Sheriff’s Office in Chamberlain SD

All members voted aye. Motion carried.

Commissioner Dozark moved and Commissioner Mairose seconded to designate the following banks as depositories for County funds.

  1. First Dakota Bank, Chamberlain SD
  2. Great Western Bank, Chamberlain, SD
  3. Wells Fargo Bank, Chamberlain, SD

All members voted aye. Motion carried.

APPOINTMENTS

Commissioner Carson moved and Commissioner Dozark seconded to approve the following re-appointments.

  1. Coroner – Darrell Miller
  2. Board of Health – Dr. Jones

All members voted aye. Motion carried.

COMMISSIONER LIAISON ASSIGNMENTS FOR 2020

Commissioner Mairose moved and Commissioner Carson seconded to approve the following assignments for 2020. All members voted aye. Motion carried.

911 Board

Rasmussen

Ag Building

Mairose/Nesladek

Ambulance Joint Powers Board

Dozark

Community Vision Coalition

Carson

Court Security Committee

Carson/Dozark

Courthouse

Carson/Mairose

District III Planning & Development

Carson/Assessor as Proxy

Emergency Management Service

Nesladek

Extension Board

Dozark

Highway Supervisors

Mairose/Nesladek

Jail

Mairose/Rasmussen

Lake Francis Case

Carson

Landfill

Rasmussen

MRC Regional Railroad Authority

Carson

Planning & Zoning Board

Nesladek/Dozark

Purchasing Committee

Auditor/Treasurer/Dozark

Resource, Conservation & Development

Dozark

Safety Committee

Auditor/Assessor/Register of Deeds

Senior Citizens

Nesladek

Union Representatives

Rasmussen/Nesladek

Weed/Pest

Nesladek

COUNTY BURIAL

Commissioner Carson moved and Commissioner Rasmussen seconded to leave the burial rates as is; $3,015 for county burials. This includes burial, vault, if required by cemetery, and services. Opening and Closing at actual cost by invoice not to exceed $480, Lot at actual cost by invoice not to exceed $570.00. Mileage will be at .42/mile and $2,549 for cremations to include service and cremation; opening and closing of grave at actual cost by invoice not to exceed $380 and lot at actual cost by invoice not to exceed $548. All members voted aye. Motion carried.

ELECTION RATES

Commissioner Mairose moved and Commissioner Dozark seconded to set the Election Official rates as follows: Election School, $15.00; Election Day $180.00/day; Mileage, county rate; Resolution board, $10.00/hour, absentee board members $10.00/hour. All members voted aye. Motion carried.

OUT-OF-COUNTY MEETINGS

Commissioner Carson moved and Commissioner Mairose seconded that county officials and employees who attend official out-of-county meetings be reimbursed equivalent to state rate, meals at $6.00/Breakfast, $11.00/Lunch; and $15.00/Dinner, and a maximum of $100.00 for lodging expense. All members voted aye. Motion carried.

UNPAID TAX LIST

Treasurer, Doreen Priebe, presented the Board a list of unpaid taxes for their review at the close of business on 12-31-19.

PERSONNEL

Commissioner Rasmussen moved and Commissioner Carson seconded to approve payment of the following wages and salaries for 2020 per union contract. All members voted aye. Motion carried.

ADAMSON,CALI

Deputy Treasurer

16.82

ALLISON, KATHLEEN

Jailer

36,694.86

ANDERA, GLENDA

Register of Deeds

47,733.16

BENTON,KATHERYN

Emergency Manger

14,925.80

BILBEN, MATTHEW

Deputy Sheriff

17.16

BURFEINDT, LESLEY

Administrative Assistant

14.58

CARSON,BRAD

Commissioner

7,934.67

CASEY, CHRISTIAN

Jailer

14.70

DEBOER, MARK

Highway Worker

16.58

DOOLEY,JO

Deputy Assessor

15.42

DOZARK, GARY

Commissioner

7,934.67

DUBA, DWIGHT

Highway Worker

18.40

ENGEL, TORY

Deputy Sheriff

18.83

ESTES, SUMMER

Jailer

13.58

FALOR, RONALD

Veteran Service Officer

13,042.70

GOODLOW, KENNETH

Jailer

14.90

GRAVES,BOB

Custodian

15.87

HANSEN, TODD

Highway Worker

15.00

HARRES, ELOISE

Extension Secretary

11.75

HAUGEN, JOSHUA

Highway Worker

15.90

HIRSCH, NICOLE

Jailer

14.08

HRDLICKA, KRIS

Deputy Register of Deeds

14.11

KONECHNE, JENNIFER

Highway Secretary

17.22

LARSEN, RONNIE

Highway Worker

18.16

LARSON, DAVID

Deputy States Attorney

30,543.34

MAULE ROSSOW, THERESA

States Attorney

47,396.44

MAIROSE, GREGORY

Commissioner

7,934.37

MILLER,DARRELL

Sheriff

56,440.30

NESLADEK, JAMES

Commissioner

7,934.67

PETRAK,PAMELA

Auditor

47,733.16

POWERS,SCOTT

Deputy Sheriff

18.38

PRIEBE,DOREEN

Treasurer

47,733.16

RASMUSSEN,RICH

Commissioner

7,934.67

SCHLAFFMAN, MIKE

Highway Superintendent

49,113.46

SCHMIDT, MATTHEW

Highway Worker

17.84

SOULEK, CLINT

Director of Equalization

47,733.16

Planning & Zoning Admin

3,715.21

WAGAMAN, NILA

Deputy Auditor

14.50

WRANEK, DESI

Deputy Director

13.92

Commissioner Mairose moved and Commissioner Carson seconded to increase the part time wages at $11.00 for Courthouse Personnel, $12.00 for Jail Helpers and $12.50 for Highway Workers. All members voted aye. Motion carried.

Commissioner Rasmussen moved and Commissioner Carson seconded to increase the Planning and Zoning and Weed Board Members wage per meeting to $50.00. All members voted aye. Motion carried.

DIRECTOR OF EQUALIZATION

Clint Soulek, Director of Equalization advised that our sales ratio is at 92% at an adequate level to meet the State requirements so no increase in values should occur in 2020.

TRAVEL REQUEST

Commissioner Dozark moved and Commissioner Mairose seconded to approve the travel for the Director and Deputy Director of Equalization to attend a 15 hour USPAP Course in Pierre May 11 & 12, 2020. Cost of the course is $315.00/each plus motel and meals. All member voted aye. Motion carried.

ABATEMENTS

Commissioner Dozark moved and Commissioner Carson seconded to approve the following abatements for 2019 pay 20 taxes. Brule County, Lots 7 & 8 Block 13 Original Addition, Pukwana, SD; $395.90 and Lots 4 & 5 Block 2 Warner’s 2nd Addition in Kimball, SD; $570.14 - tax deed properties; and Chamberlain Independent School District, Lot 7 Ex N 20’ of W ½, Lot 8 Blk 28 1st Addition, Chamberlain; $340.30. All members voted aye. Motion carried.

ELDERLY TAX FREEZE

An error in the Director of Equalization Office occurred and the tax freeze for the elderly and disabled was not correctly applied to the individuals that qualified for 2019 taxes payable in 2020. The value of the tax freeze will be decreased $954,203.00. Commissioner Carson moved and Commissioner Mairose seconded to apply the elderly tax freeze for 2019 pay 20. All members voted aye. Motion carried.

SURPLUS PROPERTY

Two properties that were taken in the tax deed process were surplussed and offered for sale by sealed bids. The sealed bids were opened at 10:15 am. One bid was received for the property in Pukwana (Lots 7 & 8 Block 13 Original Addition) from Delon and Rhonda McFarland for $1500.00. Commissioner Carson moved and Commissioner Rasmussen seconded to accept the $1500.00 bid from Delon & Rhonda McFarland. All members voted aye. Motion carried.

Two bids were received for the property in Kimball (Lots 4 & 5 Block 2 Warner’s 2nd Addition) – Justin Soulek - $2750 and HOME LLC - $3100. Commissioner Rasmussen moved and Commissioner Dozark seconded to accept the $3100 bid from HOME LLC. All members voted aye. Motion carried.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Commissioner Mairose moved and Commissioner Rasmussen seconded to enter executive session at 10:24 am to discuss personnel issues. Executive session declared over at 10:46 am. No action taken.

AUDITOR’S ACCOUNT WITH THE TREASUER

The Auditor’s Account with the Treasurer showed a 12-31-19 balance of $5,062,351.60 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 $6,724.38 for December, 2019.

REPORTS & CORRESPONDENCE

The following reports were received and placed on file in the County Auditor’s office: December’s Auditor’s Account with the Treasurer; December’s Register of Deeds Statement of Fees; December Trial Balance Sheet.

APPROVE CLAIMS

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

GENERAL FUND

Salaries Commissioners, 758.80; Auditor, 2040.94; Treasurer, 2226.54; States Attorney, 1490.65; Assessor, 2435.42; Planning Commission, 119.82; Register of Deeds, 2013.99; VA, 249.48; Sheriff, 8676.11; Jail, 8525.58; Courthouse, 1237.60; Coroner, 150.00, Extension, 316.58. FICA & Medicare: First Dakota Bank, 2471.28. Retirement: SDRS, 1785.61. Insurance: Lifestyle Health Insurance: 1974.28. Insurance Reimbursement: 3019.85. Alvine/Weidenaar LLP, 6177.50; Andera, Shawn, 10.84; B & L Communications, 320.85; Bales, Marie, 275.60; Beckman, Eugenia, 108.40; Biskeborn, Scott, 16.72; Blasius, Matthew, 31.00; Brodkorb, Kenneth, 31.84; Byre Brothers, 144.00; Central Electric Cooperative, 388.00; Chamberlain Building Supply, 11.96; Chamberlain Food Center, 2.67; Chamberlain Wholesale, 288.75; Charm-Tex, 689.00; Cummings, Karla, 177.28; Dalldorf, Karissa, 71.00; Dominiack, Ronald, 103.36; Dorwart, Larry, 35.20; Farm & Home Publishers, 1174.50; Fatland, Justin, 31.00; Feltman, Greg, 10.84; Fleury, Evan, 10.84; Geppert, Thomas, 37.72; Goehring, Nicholas, 54.20; Hanig, James, 116.80; Hanzlik, Michael, 116.80; Hartman, Douglas, 16.72; Hartman, Jill, 113.44;Hartman, Steve, 111.76; Hein Law Office, 4096.10; Heinemann, Christopher, 28.48; Howe, Dale, 65.12; Huether, Lindsey, 15.88; Jones, Kathy, 10.84; Konechne, Monica, 75.20; Knust, Harold, 14.20; Krogstad, Vernie, 101.68; Kunzweiler, Richard, 12.52; Lewis Drug Inc, 348.32; Lippert, Kristina, 10.84; Lucille M. Halverson, 443.61; Maule, Theresa, 2373.78; McDonald, Melissa, 18.40; Mid – States Org Crime Inc, 100.00; Midstate Communications, 1082.65; Miller, Linda, 10.84; Munger, Vanessa, 121.84; NPC International, 70.35; Odens, Alice, 101.68; Office Products Center, 218.28; Olivier, Leanne, 10.84; Olson, David Archie, 10.84; Papendick, Douglas, 13,086.50; Pennington County Jail, 332.40; Peterson, Stephanie, 101.68; Petrak, Ted, 133.60; Pickner, Jason, 17.56; Pickner, Ronnie, 17.56; Planning & Development, 1500.00; Powell, Gregory, 27.64; Reis, Scotlyn, 136.96; Reliance Telephone Inc, 700.00; Resick, Deanna, 133.60; River City Glass, 245.00; Rohrbach, Sadie, 14.20; Sanford Health Network, 404.00; Servall Uniform/Linen Company, 30.98; Shields Embroidery & Design, 151.96; Shonrock, Alicia, 105.04; Sinclair, Kraig, 75.20; Sinkie Auto Repair LLC, 182.67; SD Sheriff’s Association, 657.65; Steinley Real Estate Appraisals, 630.00; Steve Smith Law Office, 300.80; Svoboda, Ladean, 26.80; Swanson, Barry, 116.80; Thames, Patricia, 10.84; Thompson, Sheila, 10.84; Timmerman, Layne, 20.92; Town of Pukwana, 78.78; Variety Plus, 29.99; Verizon Wireless, 70.88; VISA, 214.27; Wells, Gladys, 116.80; West Group, 203.70; Williams Music & Office Supplies, 120.00; Willrodt, Aylissa, 10.84; Willrodt Motors Company, 350.15; Yankton County, 120.00.

ROAD & BRIDGE FUND

Salaries: 7448.33. FICA & Medicare: First Dakota Bank, 590.98. Retirement: SDRS, 446.90. Insurance Reimbursement: 275.00. Central Dakota Times, 107.80; Farm & Home Publishers, 78.30; Lucille M. Halverson, 70.00; Midstate Communications, 83.32; River City Glass, 682.04.

24/7 FUND

Salaries: 442.32. FICA & Medicare: First Dakota Bank, 35.96. Retirement: SDRS,33.04. Insurance Reimbursement: 27.70. Attorney General’s Office, 642.00; Redwood Toxicology Laboratory, 2680.76.

911 FUND

Lucille M. Halverson, 20.38; Midstate Communications, 255.97

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FUND

Salaries: 285.46. FICA & Medicare: First Dakota Bank, 43.04. Retirement: SDRS, 17.13. Insurance Reimbursement: 277. 05. Farm & Home Publishers, 52.20; Midstate Communications, 67.58; Motorola, 22,655.95.

DOMESTIC ABUSE FUND

Missouri Valley Crisis Center, 195.11.

ROD MODERNIZATION & PRESERVATION FUND

SD Association of County Commissioners, 182.00.

LEPC FUND

Frontier Precision, 8617.99.

ADJOURNMENT

Commissioner Rassmussen moved and Commissioner Dozark seconded to adjourn at 11:12 am with the next meeting being held on 1-21-2020 at 9:30 am. All members voted aye. Motion carried.

ATTEST:

PAMELA PETRAK                    
BRULE COUNTY AUDITOR     

JAMES NESLADEK                      
BOARD OF BRULE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 



 

 
 
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