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City council held regular meeting Sept. 3

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Unapproved Minutes
Gettysburg, South Dakota
September 3, 2012
Pursuant to the due call and notice thereof, the City Council met in regular session on September 3, 2012 at 7:00 PM. at the Firehall. Those present Mayor Bill Wuttke, Council members Ron Larson, Fran VanBockel, Josh Bausch, Pat Everson, Dawn Nagel and Peggy Lehman. Also present was Russell Anderson Maint Supervisor, Sharleen Eliason, Finance Officer, Police Chief Bill Wainman, Gayle Kludt from GWBD, Kevin Geditz, Fire Chief, Bruce Williams and Alan Vetter.
Moved by VanBockel, seconded by Larson, motion carried to approve the minutes from August 9th and August 27th, 2012.
Moved by Nagel seconded by Larson, motioned carried to pay the following :
VOUCHERS PAYABLE
Payroll Expense by Department:
Total Payroll Expense by Department
Mayor and Council, June Payroll, $00.00; Finance Office, June Payroll, 3,876.39; Police, June Payroll, 5,563.60; Streets, June Payroll, 5,430.89; Snow Removal, June Payroll, 00.00; Garbage, June Payroll, 1000.71; Airport, June Payroll, 123.02; Swimming Pool, June Payroll, 4,722.46; Parks, June Payroll, 679.31; Water, June Payroll, 3,641.52; Sewer, June Payroll, 1,038.62; Ambulance, June Payroll, 55.35; West Nile, June Payroll, 00.00; Auditorium, June Payroll, 552.85
Total Payroll Expense
by Department                   $26,684.72
NET PAYROLL                 $20,538.93
AFLAC, EMPLOYEE DEDUCTIONS, $396.67; AVERA ST LUKES, SUPPLIES, 60.00; AVERA QUEEN OF PEACE, EMPLOYEE TESTING, 114.90; BANK OF THE WEST, WITHHOLDING TAXES, 2,951.67; BANK OF THE WEST, WITHHOLDING TAXES, 2,638.37; BANYON DATA, COMPUTER SUPPORT, 770.00; BLAKE ROBBENNOLT, WATER DEP REFUND, 95.60;
CAM WAL ELECTRIC, WELCOME SIGN, 10.50; CENEX FLEET, FUEL-AMBULANCE, 121.75; CITY OF GETTYSBURG, ROBBENNOLT OUTREAD, 4.40; DAKOTACARE, INSURANCE, 5,213.49; DAKOTA BACKUP, COMPUTER BACKUP, 61.74; DAKOTA RANCH & SUPPLY, SUPPLIES, 470.68; DEANS REPAIR, POLICE CAR SUPPLIES, 297.65;
EMERGENCY MEDICAL PRODUCTS, AMBULANCE SUPPLIES, 1,263.18; GALLS INC, POLICE SUPPLIES, 206.89; GALLS INC, SUPPLIES, 69.97; GAS N GOODIES, POLICE SUPPLIES, 7.00; GETTYSBURG DEVELOPMENT CO, TRIPLE B TAX, 2,787.48; HABERER SERVICE, EQUIP RENTAL, 100.00;
HEARTLAND WASTE MGMT, GARBAGE SERVICE, 5,107.80; IN STITCHES, POLICE SUPPLIES, 20.00; JOHN DEERE FINANCIAL, SUPPLIES, 173.37; JENSEN ROCK & SAND, 35 BLOCKS PAVING, 400,020.00; JULIE SCHAUNAMAN, POOL SUPPLIES, 178.68; LARRY MADSEN, ELM TREE PROJECT, 200.00;
LOGAN ELECTRIC, SUPPLIES, 480.92; MICHAEL LARSON, LEGAL FEES, 190.00; MID DAKOTA WATER, WATER, 13,588.88; MIDWAY PARTS, PARTS, 40.09; MIDWEST ALARM, AUDITORIUM , 2,275.00; MIKES REPAIR, SUPPLIES & REPAIRS, 714.38; MN WIRELESS, AIRPORT & FIREHALL, 69.00; MONTANA DAKOTA, ELECTRICITY, 170.24;
MONTANA DAKOTA, ELECTRICITY, 4,083.60; NEW CREATIONS, SUPPLIES, 156.16; NORTHWEST PIPE FITTINGS, SUPPLIES, 741.46; NORTHWEST PIPE FITTINGS, SUPPLIES, 1,009.65; POTTER COUNTY LIBRARY, COPIES FOR POOL, 7.25; PHYSIO CONTROL INC, SUPPLIES, 644.30; PRAXAIR, SUPPLIES, 68.30; RECREATION SUPPLY CO, S POOL LIFT, 6,499.83;
RED RIVER GRAIN, SUPPLIES, 320.91; SANITATION PRODUCTS, SUPPLIES, 198.21; SD DEPT OF REVENUE, WATER CKS & WATER FEE, 26.00; SD DEPT OF REVENUE, GARBAGE& S POOL TAX, 613.46; SD ONE CALL, WATER LOCATES, 27.75; SD PUBLIC ASSURANCE ALLIANCE, EXTRA INS, 301.00; SD RETIREMENT, RETIREMENT, 2,589.28;
SDWWA, ANDERSON WORK SHOP, 60.00; SERVALL, OFFICE RUGS, 77.58; STANDARD SIGNS INC., AIRPORT SUPPLIES, 244.16; TRUE VALUE, SUPPLIES, 342.07; US POSTMASTER, WATER BILLS, 200.00; VENTURE COMMUNICATIONS, TELEPHONE BILLS, 606.05; VERIZON WIRELESS, CELL PHONES, 258.38; VILAS PHARMACY, SUPPLIES, 6.66; VILAS STORE, SUPPLIES, 117.32.
TOTAL CHECKS            $480,608.61
Kevin Geditz, Fire Chief and Bruce Williams appeared before the council to discuss the fire siren. Kevin did check with dispatch in Mobridge and they would prefer to keep all procedures the same for all the areas they dispatch. The Fire Department would like the siren to blow for all emergencies. They realize this is disturbing at night but it is needed for safety reasons. Moved by VanBockel seconded by Lehman, motion carried to have the fire siren blow for all emergencies.
Mayor Wuttke opened the following sealed bids for the 1963 Pumper:
1. Ronald V. Larson $658.23
2. Blake Robbennolt and Steven Zuber $400.00
3. Dale Goebel $525.00
Moved by Lehman, seconded by Everson motion carried (Larson-abstained) to award the bid to Ronald V. Larson.
Bill Wainman, Chief of Police gave the Council the Police activity log. He has been corresponding with the owners on four code enforcement buildings regarding violations. He had responses from two parties. Bill will go to the next step procedure on those that did not respond. The building on Commercial that is in code violation is being demolished this fall according to the owners. Council member Lehman did have complaints regarding a mobile home. Code enforcement will notify land owner of possible violations.
No additional stop sign is needed by the school. It was suggested changing a yield sign to a stop sign by Ellsworth and Blaine. Moved by Lehman, seconded by Bausch, motion carried to put a stop sign in this area.
Russell Anderson, Maintenance supervisor stated that Jensen Rock & Sand just completed paving 35 blocks this year. September 13th -14th there is a wastewater and water workshop in Rapid that Russell would like to attend. Moved by VanBockel, seconded by Nagel, motion carried to authorize Russell to attend. Fall clean up was discussed. It was suggested to have a fall clean up September 24th thru the 28th. Rear exit in the City Auditorium does need to be completed yet. Russell stated that they have put in a 6” water line instead of the 1” line to the Auditorium so the sprinkler system can be installed.
Al Vetter representing the Dakota Kruzers car club discussed the band shell. They have been working on this project for at least 2-3 years now and the costs are increasing each year. He states that they would like to turn the project and monies over to the City to accomplish the band shell. Gayle Kludt, GWBDC will apply for the Rotary grant for the band shell. Moved by Everson, VanBockel, seconded motion carried for the City to build the band shell with the City crew doing the work. It was stated at a previous meeting that there were inquires about donations. Any donations for this project will be welcomed as the project is expected to be around $23,000.00 or more in cost. Council member Nagel said she would like to see the final results with new costs for supplies and the costs for the addition of ADA ramp. Russell will check into new prices on supplies and present them at the next meeting.
The following building permits was presented to the Council for their approval: Doug Williams, Jason Schwab, William Lehman, Bert VanEssen, Bill Hinckley, Jason Hanson, and DJ. Fischer. Moved by Bausch, seconded by Everson motion carried to approve all.
The following demolition permit was presented to the Council for their review:
DJ Fischer – garage, Jason Schwab – house
Moved by Everson, VanBockel seconded, motion carried to approve both permits.
The following fuel bids were presented to the Council:
N. Central: Unleaded, $3.625; Ethanol, $3.626 and Ruby Field Master $3.66
Northern Plains: Super Unleaded, $3.70; No Lead, $3.75; FM #2, $3.63 and #1, $3.74
Moved by Lehman, seconded by Larson, motion carried to split the bids.
Michael Larson presented the following resolutions for easements:
The following Resolution 2012-4 was presented to the Council:
A regular meeting of the Common Council of the City of Gettysburg, Potter County, South Dakota, was duly called and held in the Council Room, of the City Finance Office, in the City of Gettysburg, Potter County, South Dakota, on Monday the 3rd day of September, 2012, and the following Councilmen were present: Larson, VanBockel, Lehman, Bausch, Nagel and Everson,  the following Councilmen were absent: none.
Councilman Lehman introduced the following Resolution and moved it’s adoption:
WHEREAS, Donald J. Fischer, is the owner of the West One Hundred Fifty Feet (W150’) of Lot Three (3) in the Northeast Quarter (NE ¼) of Section Twenty-Five (25), Township One Hundred Eighteen (118) North, Range Seventy-Six (76), West of the 5th P.M., Potter County, South Dakota, and
WHEREAS, Donald J. Fischer would like to construct a garage which is to be located on the North side of the property and would be encroaching approximately three (3’) feet, more or less, onto the adjoining city property, namely Little Angels Park, running East and West on the North side of said West One Hundred Fifty Feet (W150’) of Lot Three (3) in the Northeast quarter (NE ¼) of Section Twenty-Five (25), Township One Hundred Eighteen (118) North, Range Seventy-Six (76), and
WHEREAS, an easement four (4’) feet wide, more or less, adjoining the North side of the West One Hundred Fifty Feet (W150’) of Lot Three (3) in the Northeast Quarter (NE ¼) of Section Twenty-Five (25), Township One Hundred Eighteen (118) North, Range Seventy-Six (76), West of the 5th P.M., Potter County, South Dakota, is required to permit the garage to be constructed on the premises, and
WHEREAS, such an easement will not interfere with the public’s use and enjoyment of the Little Angels Park, and no trees, shrubs, or bushes will be removed or harmed over and across said easement;
THEREFORE, Be It Resolved that a permanent easement be granted to Donald J. Fischer, as owner, his successors in interest, to a strip of land four (4’) feet wide, more or less, adjoining the North side of the West One Hundred Fifty Feet (W150’) of Lot Three (3) in the Northeast Quarter (NE ¼) of Section Twenty-Five (25), Township One Hundred Eighteen (118) North, Range Seventy-Six (76), West of the 5th P.M., Potter County, South Dakota, as presently platted to permit said encroachments thereon.
The Resolution was seconded by Councilman Nagel, upon roll call vote, the following Councilmen voted “Aye”, Everson, Nagel, Bausch, Lehman, Larson and VanBockel and the following Councilmen voted “Nay”, none.
The following Councilmen were absent or not voting: none.
The Resolution was declared duly adopted.
Dated at the City of Gettysburg, Potter County, South Dakota, the 3rd day of September, 2012.
APPROVED:
William Wuttke, Mayor
ATTEST:
Sharleen Eliason, Finance Officer
The following resolution 2012-5 was presented to the Council for their approval:
A regular meeting of the Common Council of the City of Gettysburg, Potter County, South Dakota, was duly called and held in the Council Room, of the City Finance Office, in the City of Gettysburg, Potter County, South Dakota, on Monday the 3rd day of September, 2012, and the following Councilmen were present:  Larson, Lehman, Nagel, Bausch, Everson and VanBockel    the following Councilmen were absent: none.
Councilman  Lehman introduced the following Resolution and moved it’s adoption:
WHEREAS, Kerry K. Larson and Catherine H. Larson, husband and wife, are the owners of the South Twenty Eight (S28’) feet of Lot Eight (8), all of Lot Nine (9), and the North Eight (N8’) feet of Lot Ten (10), Block Nine (9), Western Addition to the City of Gettysburg, Potter County, South Dakota, and
WHEREAS, Michael C. Larson and Sarah L. Larson, husband and wife, are purchasing the above described property, and
WHEREAS, the garage and concrete apron located on the East side of the property is encroaching approximately fifteen (15’) feet, more or less, onto the adjoining city street right of way, namely Bryson Street, running north and south on the East side of said South Twenty Eight (S28’) feet of Lot Eight (8), all of Lot Nine (9), and the North Eight (N8’) feet of Lot Ten (10), and
WHEREAS, an easement twenty (20’) feet wide, more or less, adjoining the east side of the South Twenty Eight (S28’) feet of Lot Eight (8), all of Lot Nine (9), and the North Eight (N8’) feet of Lot Ten (10), Block Nine (9), Western Addition to the City of Gettysburg, Potter County, South Dakota, is required to permit the garage and concrete driveways to remain as presently situated on the premises, and
WHEREAS, such an easement will not interfere with the public’s right-of-way, on over or across Bryson Street or with the City of Gettysburg’s use of said Bryson Street;
THEREFORE, Be It Resolved that a permanent easement be granted to Kerry K. Larson and Catherine H. Larson, husband and wife, as owners, their successors in interest, to a strip of land twenty (20’) feet wide, more or less, adjoining the east side of the South Twenty Eight (S28’) feet of Lot Eight (8), all of Lot Nine (9), and the North Eight (N8’) feet of Lot Ten (10), Block Nine (9), Western Addition to the City of Gettysburg, Potter County, as presently platted to permit said encroachments as situated thereon.
The Resolution was seconded by Councilman Nagel, upon roll call vote, the following Councilmen voted “Aye”, Larson, VanBockel, Nagel, Bauch, Everson and Lehman, and the following Councilmen voted “Nay”, none
The following Councilmen were absent or not voting: none.
The resolution was declared duly adopted.
Dated at the City of Gettysburg, Potter County, South Dakota, the 3rd day of September, 2012.
APPROVED:
William Wuttke, Mayor
ATTEST:
Sharleen Eliason, Finance Officer
A form for the approval of removal of diseased Dutch elm trees was presented. This approval form gives the homeowners consent to have the diseased tree removed by Frost Tree Service. Council member Nagel questioned if the tree owner can dispose of these tree themselves or if Frost Tree Service has to remove the diseased tree. Moved by Lehman, seconded by Bausch to approve the form and to authorize Larry Madsen to obtain the signatures needed. It was mentioned that the homeowner can remove the diseased tree themselves as long as proper procedures are done and the consent form will be modified to show who is removing the diseased tree.
Budget for 2013 Ordinance 2012-8-17 was presented for the second reading. There being no additions or any changes to the budget moved by Council member Bausch, seconded by Larson, motion carried to accept this budget reading with the following roll call vote:
Nagel-yea, Lehman-yea, Everson-yea, VanBockel-yea, Bausch-yea and Larson-yea.
Building permit ordinance will be presented at a later meeting.
Council member VanBockel left the meeting at 8:00PM.
Moved by Lehman, seconded by Bausch, motion carried to have Finance Officer Eliason attend the NEFOG meeting in Aberdeen on September 20th.
Moved by Everson, seconded by Bausch, motion carried (Lehman – abstained) to give the seasonal swimming pool employees a $1.00 per hour bonus.
In round table discussion Council member Larson recognized that Council member Nagel was selected to be part of the SD Rural Ag Leadership program.
Moved by Lehman, seconded by Nagel, motion carried to adjourn at 8:08PM.
WITNESS:
Bill Wuttke, Mayor
ATTEST:
Sharleen Eliason, Finance Officer
Published once at the total approximate cost of $153.84
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