REGULAR MEETING OF BRULE COUNTY COMMISSIONERSMARCH 17, 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, Mairose, Dozark and Rasmussen, Also present: Deputy States Attorney David Larson, Janet Petrak, Central Dakota Times and Rita Raish, Chamberlain/Oacoma Sun.
Commissioner Carson moved and Commissioner Rasmussen seconded to approve the minutes of 3-3-2020. All members voted aye. Motion carried.
Commissioner Carson moved and Commissioner Rasmussen seconded to enter executive session at 9:32 am with States Attorney Theresa Maule Rossow regarding the health issue and COVID 19 (Corona Virus) regarding employees in the Courthouse and Sheriff’s Office. No official protocols were adopted at this time.
LAWN CARE BIDS
The following bids were opened for lawn care for the Brule County Courthouse, Sheriff’s Office, Ag Building and the grass lot west of the Courthouse parking lot:
Littleman Mowing 4 step program at the Courthouse and Sheriff’s Office, spring and fall spraying at the Ag Building and the grass lot west of the Courthouse parking lot: $4,240.00
James Valley Nursery 4 step program at the Courthouse and Sheriff’s Office, spring and fall spraying at the Ag Building and the grass lot west of the Courthouse parking lot: $2,121.03
David Hamiel 4 step program at the Courthouse and Sheriff’s Office, no bid for the Ag Building and grass lot west of the Courthouse parking lot: $880.00.
Commissioner Carson moved and Commissioner Dozark seconded to accept the bid from James Valley Nursery at $2121.03. Low bid from David Hamiel was not accepted due to the fact that he did not bid all of the services and the services were substandard last year. All members voted aye. Motion carried.
LAWN MOWING BIDS
The following bids were opened for lawn mowing at the Brule County Ag Building in Pukwana:
Lanette Kotilinek - $150.00/mowing; Jack Dooley - $160.00/mowing; MC Farms - $140.00/mowing and James Pullen - $48.00/hour. Commissioner Rasmussen moved and Commissioner Carson seconded to award the mowing bid to MC Farms at $140.00/mowing. All members voted aye. Motion carried.
Commissioner Carson moved and Commissioner Dozark seconded to accept the resignation of Nicole Hirsch from the Sheriff’s Office (jailer) effective March 13, 2020. All members voted aye. Motion carried.
Commissioner Mairose moved and Commissioner Rasmussen seconded to increase Mark DeBoer’s salary .50 ($17.08) as he has passed his probationary period, effective March 14, 2020. All members voted aye. Motion carried.
Commissioner Carson moved and Commissioner Rasmussen seconded to approve the following plat: Tract 1 of Parker’s Addition in Government Outlot 1 in Section 19, T 102 N R 70 W of the 5th PM, Brule County, SD. All members voted aye. Motion carried.
Commissioner Carson moved and Commissioner Mairose seconded to adopt the following resolution regarding burning in Brule County:
RESOLUTION REGULATING FIRE HAZARDS IN BRULE COUNTY
WHEREAS, Brule County is dedicated to taking steps to protect the health and safety of all residents of the County and all property within the County, and
WHEREAS, Brule County roads are in poor condition due to excessive moisture in 2019 and the spring of the year; and
WHEREAS, vegetation has not greened up as of yet, indicating that the risk of a dangerous fire is very high; and
WHEREAS, the Brule County Commission has consulted with the Emergency Manager and the Highway Superintendent; and
WHEREAS, for purposes of this Resolution, “open burning” shall be defined as any outdoor fire, including but not limited to campfires, warming fires, charcoal grill fires, or the prescribed burning of fence rows, fields, wildlands, trash and debris. This resolution excludes fires contained within liquid-fueled or gas-fueled stoves, fireplaces within all buildings, charcoal grill fires at private residences, and permanent fire pits or fire grates located on supervised developed picnic grounds and campgrounds, and
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Brule County Commission enact this resolution on an emergency basis and impose a ban to prohibit or restrict open burning in order to protect the public health and safety pursuant to South Dakota Codified Law 7-8-20(18); and be it
FURTHER RESOLVED that the ban will be in place until the danger of damage from fire lessens and the Commission takes action to remove the ban.
BE IT FURTER RESOLVED that the fine not to exceed five hundred dollars and/or 30 days in jail; suppression costs of extinguishing the fire, including response fees, mutual aid assistance from other agencies or fire departments, reimbursement to governments for suppression efforts and compensation to the firefighters for time lost from their employment.
Dated this 17th day of March, 2020. Votes: Aye – 5; Nay – 0. Signed at Chamberlain, South Dakota, by Chairman James Nesladek, Attest: Pamela Petrak, Auditor.
Commissioner Carson moved and Commissioner Mairose seconded to allow Deputy States Attorney David Larson to hire an investigator for the purpose of pursuing a civil action against individuals responsible for damage to County Roads. All members voted aye. Motion carried.
REPORTS & CORRESPONDENCE
The following reports were received and placed on file in the County Auditor’s office: Trial Balance Sheet, SD DENR (2); A-1 Roofing and Insulation Systems.
Commissioner Carson moved and Commissioner Mairose seconded to enter executive session to discuss health and personnel issues at 9:32 am. All members voted aye. Motion carried. Executive Session declared over at 9:48 am no action taken. Commissioner Dozark moved and Commissioner Carson seconded to enter executive session to discuss legal action at 10:22 am. All members voted aye. Motion carried. Executive session declared over at 11:00 am.
Commissioner Rasmussen moved and Commissioner Mairose seconded to approve the following payroll. All members voted aye. Motion carried.
Salaries: Commissioners, 1517.60; Auditor, 2992.42; Treasurer, 3186.11; States Attorney, 2981.30; Assessor, 3276.54; Planning Commission, 179.75; Register of Deeds, 2957.92; VA, 498.96; Sheriff, 8829.02; Jail, 7470.84; Coroner, 75.00; Courthouse, 1269.60; Extension, 378.70. FICA & Medicare: First Dakota Bank, 2821.37. Retirement: SDRS, 2012.98. Insurance: Lifestyle Health Insurance: 6466.68. Insurance Reimbursement: 2998.79. AB Investigations, 1063.85; Anson, Ashley, 3087.50; Baier, Kelli, 16.72; Beckman, Ervin, 55.88; Black Hills Chemical & Janitorial, 224.99; Blasius, Justin, 31.00; Brown, William, 10.84; Brule County Lumber, 103.50; Burke Oil Company, 1610.12; Byre Brothers, 144.00; Carruthers, Thomas, 50.00; Carsten, John, 39.40; Central Dakota Times, 203.83; Central Electric Cooperative, 343.00; Chamberlain Ace Hardware, 51.96; Chamberlain Building Supply, 28.87; Chamberlain Food Center, 52.93; Chamberlain Wholesale, 166.45; Comstock, Randy, 10.84; Dakota Heating & Air Conditioning, 120.41; Dougherty, Kim, 10.84; Dozark, Gary, 294.00; Dunn, Regina, 10.84; Election Systems and Software, 425.00; Feltman, Vicki, 50.84; Goodbeau, Lori, 31.00; Gullikson, Samantha, 50.84; Harmon, Danielle, 15.04; Hawley, June, 18.40; Heath, Greg, 26.80; Hoing, Vicky, 50.00; Holan, Aaron, 31.00; Hoover, Rex, 13.36; Hopkins, Christopher, 18.40; Huether, Kenny, 18.40; Hughes County, 590.00; Hunt, Ariana, 10.84; Johnson, Patricia, 10.84; Ketron, David, 10.00; Knippling, Rocky, 52.52; Kott, Jeanne, 36.88; Kott, Karen, 11.68; Krenke, Bart, 20.08; Kriel, Chantell, 10.00; Krogstad, Marc, 50.84; Lambert, Victoria, 13.36; Lantz, Gertrude, 60.08; Lewis Drug Inc, 443.94; Ley, Sandra, 26.80; Lucille M. Halverson, 129.59; Luke, Thomas, 42.68; Marone, Rich, 54.20; Lloyd, Richard, 19.24; Martin, William, 12.52; Maule, Theresa, 46.59; McDonald, Brittney, 19.24; McLeod’s Printing, 550.00; Medova Healthcare, 25.00 Microfilm Imaging Systems, 404.00; Midstate Communications, 1010.10; Miller, Bryson, 25.12; Mines, Kimberly, 10.84; Nedved, Joyce, 29.32; Office Products Center, 42.57; Olsen, Donna, 83.60; Olsen, Stephen, 47.80; Olson, Dennis, 163.64; Olson, Larry, 10.00; Pennington County Jail, 302.89; Petty Cash, 139.99; Pringle, Carson, 64.28; Pringle, Timothy, 24.28; Pulse, Nicole, 10.00; Qualified Presort Service, 1468.19; Sanford Health Network, 192.00; Scholl, Mark, 10.00; Schreiber Law Firm, 1055.75; Schumacher Elevator Company, 201.77; SDACES, 45.00; SDAE4-HP, 35.00; SD Department of Revenue, 555.00; SDSU Extension, 223.39; Servall Uniform/Linen Company, 30.98; Stebbins, James, 22.60; Steckelberg, Lyndsie, 416.67; Steve Smith Law Office, 607.85; Stewart, Laurie, 69.32; Sturgeon, Tyler, 11.68; Taylor, Kendra, 12.52; Taylor, Kathy, 26.80; VISA, 798.69; Wall, Cynthia, 14.20; Wellner, Laura, 10.84; Wermers, Dava, 2215.35; West Group, 1661.40.
ROAD & BRIDGE FUND
Salaries: 11,346.61. FICA & Medicare: First Dakota Bank, 877.34. Retirement: SDRS, 680.80. Insurance: Lifestyle Health Insurance, 3881.54. Insurance Reimbursement: 277.05. A & R Truck Equipment Inc, 94.52; Aurora Brule Rural Water, 32.75; Brooks Hardware, 578.09; Burke Oil Company, 515.30; Butler, 2662.02; Central Electric Cooperative, 481.00; Chamberlain Ace Hardware, 12.99; Department of Transportation, 329.89; Kimball City, 43.50; Lucille M. Halverson, 48.00; Midstate Communications, 163.06; North Central International Supply, 242.62; Office Products Center, 151.90; Overweg Repair, 60.27; Sturdevant’s Auto Parts, 10.50; VISA, 1808.39.
Salaries: 416.90. FICA & Medicare: First Dakota Bank, 32.87. Retirement: SDRS, 30.95. Insurance Reimbursement: 25.37. Insurance: Lifestyle Health Insurance, 156.25. Petty Cash, 30.00.
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; VISA, 800.00.
MODERINATION & PRESERVATION FUND
Microfilm Imaging Systems, 235.00; SD Association of County Commissioners, 138.00; VISA, 45.47.
Central Dakota Times, 21.28; Century Link, 877.11; Lucille M. Halverson, 26.77; Midstate Communications, 255.97.
Commissioner Rasmussen moved and Commissioner Mairose seconded to adjourn at 11:13 am with the next meeting being held on 4-7-2020 at 9:30 am. All members voted aye. Motion carried.