REGULAR MEETING OF BRULE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
September 22, 2020
The Board of Brule County Commissioners met in regular session at 9:30 a.m. at the Brule County Courthouse. Members present: Nesladek, Carson, Mairose, Dozark and Rasmussen. Also present: States Attorney Theresa Maule Rossow, Deputy States Attorney, Dedrich Koch and Janet Petrak, Central Dakota Times.
Commissioner Dozark moved and Commissioner Rasmussen seconded to approve the minutes of 9-1-2020. All members voted aye. Motion carried.
Commissioner Mairose moved and Commissioner Rasmussen seconded to increase Don Galpin’s wage .50 ($17.08) as he has passed his probationary period and acquired the necessary licenses. All members voted aye. Motion carried.
Commissioner Carson moved and Commissioner Mairose seconded to hire Jordan Spier at the Highway Department at $17.08 (.50 less during probation) and work with the Highway Superintendent and Secretary to see how the budget would be sitting if the 2nd applicant that applied was also hired. All members voted aye. Motion carried.
Commissioner Carson moved and Commissioner Rasmussen seconded to increase William Voice III’s wage .50 as he has passed his probation ($14.08) effective 9-20-2020 and to accept the resignation of Carla Iron Shooter effective 7-29-2020. All members voted aye. Motion carried.
SPECIAL LIQUOR LICENSE
Otto Qualm, Academy Fire Department, approached the Commissioners regarding a special liquor license for the Academy Fire Department to sell alcohol at the Green Palace October 3, 2020. Commissioner Dozark recused himself as he is a member of the Academy Fire Department. Commissioner Mairose moved and Commissioner Carson seconded to approve a one day special liquor license (per SDCL: 35-4-124 (3)) for the Academy Fire Department to serve alcohol at the Green Palace October 3, 2020 from 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM. All members voted aye. Motion carried.
PURPLE HEART COUNTY
Doug Feltman approached the Commissioners regarding honoring Veterans by participating in the Purple Heart Signing for Brule County. If Brule County wants to participate they adopt a proclamation and the SD Department of Transportation will provide up to 4 signs to be put up and maintained by SD DOT on the State Highways entering a County. Commissioner Rasmussen moved and Commissioner Dozark seconded to adopt the proclamation to be a Purple Heart County. All members voted aye. Motion carried.
The following changes were made to the Provisional Budget since publication: decreased the States Attorney salary and benefits by $13,311 which resulted in the applied cash decreasing to $290,582.
Commissioner Carson moved and Commissioner Dozark seconded to approve the provisional budget as the annual budget for 2020. All members voted aye. Motion carried.
Commissioner Carson moved and Commissioner Rasmussen seconded to approve the following plat: A plat of Tract 1 of Reitsma Green Acres, a Subdivision of the S ½ of the SE ¼ of Section 10 T 103 N R 68 W Brule County, SD. All members voted aye. Motion carried.
No bids were turned in for the surplus truck and loboy trailer. Will check with Peterson Land and Auction regarding cost to place items on an upcoming auction.
COURTROOM AIR CONTROLS
Two quotes were obtained to add thermostats and dampers to the Courtroom to control the temperature better. Commissioner Carson moved and Commissioner Mairose seconded to table the quotes until further information could be obtained.
August 8, 2020, President Trump issued a memorandum instructing the Department of Treasury to defer the collection 6.2% payroll tax contribution from employees which partially funds Social Security. This order impacts employees making less than $4,000 every two weeks and is only deferred from September 1 to December 31, 2020 and then will be collected (doubled up from an employee’s check) during the months of January 1, 2021 through April 30, 2021. The employer has the option to opt out of this memorandum. Commissioner Dozark moved and Commissioner Carson seconded to opt out of the payroll deferral program of the 6.2%. All members voted aye. Motion carried.
Commissioner Dozark moved and Commissioner Carson seconded to enter executive session at 9:35 am to discuss personnel and legal issues. Executive session declared over at 10:17 am.
AUDITOR’S ACCOUNT WITH THE TREASUER
The Auditor’s Account with the Treasurer showed a 8-31-20 balance of $5,822,182.60 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 $5,259.91 for August, 2020.
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 9-8-2020; Minutes 8-4-2020.
Commissioner Carson moved and Commissioner Mairose seconded to approve the following payroll. All members voted aye. Motion carried.
Salaries: Commissioners, 1517.60; Auditor, 2985.89; Treasurer, 3171.48; States Attorney, 3610.18; Assessor, 2939.30; Planning Commission, 142.28; Register of Deeds, 2955.33; VA, 498.96; Sheriff, 8798.46; Jail, 6116.59; Courthouse, 1269.60; Extension, 393.98. FICA & Medicare: First Dakota Bank, 2722.37. Retirement: SDRS, 1936.11. Insurance Reimbursement: 2998.79. Insurance: HMA Insurance: 4171.73. Adams Agency Inc, 50.00; Adamson, Mark, 980.00; Brooks Hardware, 20.97; Burke Oil Company, 1658.93; Byre Brothers Inc, 144.00; Central Electric Cooperative, 117.00; Chamberlain Ace Hardware, 85.97; Chamberlain Wholesale, 235.05; Dakota Heating & Air Conditioning, 444.90; Falor, Ron, 215.38; First Dakota Bank, 399.71 Hein Law Office, 3042.80; Hickey Funeral Home, 3989.00; Hopkins Plumbing, Heating, 59.51; Jones, John B., 100.00; Johnson, Pochop Law Office, 537.75; Lewis Drug Inc, 641.89; Maule, Theresa, 135.00; Microfilm Imaging Systems; 404.00; Midstate Communications, 999.36; Nate Neilan Construction, 720.68; Odens, Melissa, 27.60; Office Products Center, 421.16; Petty Cash, 274.94; Priebe, Doreen, 144.59; Ramkota Hotel – Pierre, 216.00; Reliance Telephone Inc, 350.00; SD Department of Revenue, 900.00; SDSU Extension, 688.40; Safe N Secure Security Equipment, 492.85; Sanford Health Network, 1328.00: Schumacher Elevator Company, 201.77; Servall Uniform Linen Company, 32.52; Steckelberg, Lyndsie, 416.67; Tech Solutions, 187.50; Thiel’s Collision Center, 160.00; United Laboratories, 383.27; United States Post Office, 857.65; Variety Plus, 34.99; VISA, 1343.42; Wermers, Dava, 844.80; Willrodt Motors Company Inc, 2585.67; Wranek, Desiree, 10.87.
ROAD & BRIDGE FUND
Salaries: 13,010.08. FICA & Medicare: First Dakota Bank, 990.11. Retirement: SDRS, 750.47. Insurance Reimbursement: 277.05. Insurance: HMA, 1950.00. A & G Diesel Inc, 4096.22; A & R Truck Equipment Inc, 720.51; A-OX Welding 453.76; Aurora Brule Rural Water, 27.75; Brooks Hardware, 1212.54; Butler, 148.43; C & B Operations, 707.42; Central Electric Cooperative, 89.00; Chamberlain Ace Hardware, 21.75; Colonial Research, 307.86; Forum Communications, 241.85; Kimball City, 45.37; Midstate Communications, 170.33; North Central International, 299.96; Ulteig Engineering, 916.80;Verizon Wireless, 48.19; VISA, 976.11; WW Tire Service Inc, 2878.12; Wheelco, 758.52.
Salaries 449.46. FICA & Medicare:
First Dakota Bank, 34.97. Retirement:
SDRS, 33.56. Insurance Reimbursement:
HMA, 83.59. Attorney General’s Office, 530.00.
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FUND
Salaries: 570.92. FICA & Medicare: First Dakota Bank, 53.22. Retirement: SDRS, 34.26. Insurance Reimbursement: 277.05. Midstate Communications, 67.58; Tech Solutions, 62.50; VISA, 164.50.
Aurora County, 300.00; Century Link, 877.11; Charles Mix Auditor, 300.00; Midstate Communications, 255.97.
ROD MORDERNIZATION & PRESERVATION FUND
Microfilm Imagaing Systems Inc, 235.00; SDACO, 198.00.
Allegiant Inc, 281.62.
Commissioner Rasmussen moved and Commissioner Carson seconded to adjourn at 11:05 am with the next meeting being held on 10-1-2020 at 9:30 am. All members voted aye. Motion carried.