City Council held regular meeting Oct. 1
Gettysburg, South Dakota
October 1, 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 Fire Hall. 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, and Beth Hamburger EMT.
Moved by Lehman, seconded by Bausch, motion carried to approve the minutes from September 3, 2012.
Moved by Everson seconded by Larson, motioned carried to pay the vouchers and the following late vouchers that will be paid later: A&B Business, toner cartridge, $104.00; Dakota Farm and Ranch, supplies, $697.44; Potter County News, $572.02; Schlachters, $426.44 and Vilas, supplies, $78.15 for a total of $1,878.05.
Payroll Expense by Department:
Total Payroll Expense by Department
Mayor & Council, August Payroll, 00.00; Finance Office, August Payroll, 3,643.92; Police, August Payroll, 5,563.60; Streets, August Payroll, 2,823.46; Snow Removal, August Payroll, 00.00; Garbage, August Payroll, 1,553.35; Airport, August Payroll, 00.00;
Swimming Pool, August Payroll, 2,062.00; Parks, August Payroll, 408.44; Water, August Payroll, 2,402.64; Sewer, August Payroll, 1,508.06; Ambulance, August Payroll, 2309.88; West Nile, August Payroll, 00.00; Auditorium, August Payroll, 2075.76; Total Payroll Expense by Department $24,351.11.
NET PAYROLL $18,733.22
A&B BUSINESS INC., SUPPLIES, $240.45; ANDERSON, RUSSELL, WORKSHOP RAPID, 58.26; AVERA QUEEN OF PEACE, EMPLOYEE TESTING, 64.90; BANK OF THE WEST, WITHHOLDING TAXES, 2,492.32; BANK OF THE WEST, WITHHOLDING TAXES, 2,498.13; BEST WESTERN RAMKOTA, EMPLOYEE WORKSHOP, 182.00;
BLIESE MACHINE, SUPPLIES, 38.10; BUSINESS FORMS, SUPPLIES, 891.97; C&D TREE SERVICE, ELM TREE PROJECT, 585.00; CITY OF GETTYSBURG, WATER OUTREADS, 39.05; CENEX FLEET, FUEL-AMBULANCE , 356.90; CITY OF GETTYSBURG, OUTREAD WATER, 35.45; DAKOTACARE, INSURANCE, 5,213.49;
DAKOTA BACKUP, COMPUTER BACKUP, 62.19; DAWN NAGEL, WATER DEP REFUND, 100.00; DELTON WOODFORD, WATER DEP REFUND, 100.00; DEVYN LEMLER, WATER DEP REFUND, 92.30; DWAYNE QUIETT, WATER DEP REFUND, 65.00; ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, QUARTERLY STIPEND, 7,000.00; ELIASON, SHAR, WORKSHOP NECOG, 174.06;
ELIASON, SHAR, WORKSHOP, 76.60; EMERGENCY MEDICAL PRODUC, SUPPLIES, 403.08; FIRST NATIONAL BANK, SEWER LOAN, 8,930.13; GALLS INC, POLICE SUPPLIES, 37.97; GAS N GOODIES, POLICE SUPPLIES, 12.00; GETTYSBURG DEVELOPMENT, TRIPLE B TAX, 1,802.02; GOLDSMITH & HECK ENGINEER, AIRPORT ENGINEERING, 4,513.25;
HEARTLAND WASTE MGMT, GARBAGE SERVICE, 5,025.63; JAMES D. BROWN, WATER DEPOSIT, 60.00; JAN BUSSE FORD, AMBULANCE SUPPLIES, 1,100.00; JOHN DEERE FINANCIAL, SUPPLIES, 986.95; KANSAS STATE BANK, STREET SWEEPER (PAY OFF), 37,803.26; KATHLEEN SCHLACHTER, WATER DEPOSIT, 100.00; KRISTEN HAWKINSON, WATER DEPOSIT REFUND, 100.00;
KRISTEN HAWKINSON, DEP. REFUND-M. ARCHER, 100.00; KNOCK OUT SPECIALTIES, POLICE SUPPLIES, 146.83; MICHAEL TODD & CO, SNOW PLOW BLADES, 1,554.11; MID DAKOTA WATER, WATER, 13,713.11; MIDWAY PARTS, PARTS, 160.53; MIKE FILLAUS, WATER DEP REFUND, 72.75; MN WIRELESS, AIRPORT & FIREHALL , 69.00;
MONTANA DAKOTA, ELECTRICITY, 3,464.57; NEW CREATIONS, SUPPLIES, 188.00; NORTHWEST PIPE FITTINGS, SUPPLIES, 245.54; NORTH CENTRAL FARMERS ELE, FUEL, 1,812.50; NORTHERN PLAINS COOP, FUEL, 2,613.60; PRAXAIR, SUPPLIES, 144.77; RED RIVER GRAIN, WATER DEP & FERT PLANT, 200.00;
RYAN LAKE, WATER DEP REFUND, 100.00; SCHLACHTER LUMBER INC., SUPPLIES, 1,047.57; SCOTT SHEEHAN, WATER DEP REFUND, 100.00; SD DEPT OF REVENUE, WATER CKS & WATER FEE, 26.00; SD DEPT OF REVENUE, GARBAGE& S POOL TAX, 517.17; SD FEDERAL PROPERTY, SUPPLIES, 667.20; SD ONE CALL, WATER LOCATES, 18.87;
SD PUBIC ASSURANCE ALLIANCE, INS, 28,987.43; SD PUBLIC ASSURANCE ALLIANCE, EXTRA INS, 66.00; SD RETIREMENT, RETIREMENT, 2,436.53; SDWWA, MEMBERSHIP, 60.00; SERVALL, OFFICE RUGS, 77.58; SERENA PHILLIPS, WATER DEPOSIT, 60.95; STANDARD SIGNS INC., AIRPORT SUPPLIES, 2318.00;
STEVE HAUGEN, WATER DEP REFUND, 65.00; TEAM LOGO, POLICE SUPPLIES, 44.89; THE GREEN GROUP, LLC, SUPPLIES, 91.92; TRUE VALUE, SUPPLIES, 355.44; US POSTMASTER, WATER BILLS, 199.68; VENTURE COMMUNICATIONS, TELEPHONE BILLS, 588.64; VERIZON WIRELESS, CELL PHONES, 263.38; WOODFORD, JEANIENE, WATER DEP REFUND, 100.00.
TOTAL CHECKS $162,651.24
Police Chief Bill Wainman presented his activity log for the month. The public has had concerns about cars crossing over to the other side of the street to park. For safety reasons the City will be striping Commercial Ave. State laws state that it is illegal to cross a yellow centerline and this will be strictly enforced due to safety reasons. Chief Wainman discussed with the Council about moving the Police office to a different location due to privacy reasons. He discussed another location with the council and will check on the costs for remodeling. Police Chief Bill Wainman noticed that there have been children riding their bikes, skateboards, electric scooters and roller blades on the sidewalks on Commercial Avenue. There have been some close calls with customers opening doors on businesses and the kids zipping by. This will be excluding handicap devices. Chief Wainman will draft an ordinance to cover this for safety reasons for both parties. Bill has been working on code enforcement. One individual has not responded with Chief Wainman so he will proceed with the next level with the City attorney.
Gayle Kludt, GWBD gave the council her financial reports. Gayle reported on the Home Address Training Session that Gayle, Sandy Hagny and Dawn Nagel attended. The home Address Supplemental Application was sent and out of eight communities four will be selected. The Home Address Training session is to help communities identify their housing shortage. The Gettysburg Whitlock Development Board invited the Council to attend their retreat seminar at Log Heaven near Pierre scheduled for October 13 thru October 14th. Gayle stated that both Boards work towards the same principles for Gettysburg to grow and achieve great things for the community. Gayle Kludt stated there is a need in the community for a space for the FSA offices. If anyone has questions regarding this please contact Gayle Kludt.
There is an EMT state convention in Watertown at the end of October. Beth Hamburger asked the Council’s direction regarding the convention. Gayle Kludt, Beth and Doug Hamburger, and Dave Stroup will be attending. Nagel moved, seconded by Larson, motion carried to approve the convention for the EMT’s. There was discussion on coverage while they are gone. Beth stated that she needs to upgrade her EMT hours in Spearfish in November. There have been some inquires if Beth Hamburger and Kathleen Schlachter would have another EMT class. Moved by Bausch, seconded by Dawn for Hamburger to place an informational ad and to see what the response is. At the next meeting Beth will have more information regarding the cost and response for the class. This class is for 150 hours for basic EMT’s or a refresher class for those that need to update their hours.
Council member VanBockel entered the meeting at 8:05 PM.
Russell Anderson maintenance supervisor stated that there were several truckloads taken to the rubble site during Fall Clean up week. He is completing the new sewer pipe to the lagoon. Russell discussed a project for the park concerning the electricity. This would be the perfect time with the band shell project to change to underground. It would elevate some safety issues. Moved by Everson, seconded by Bausch motion carried for Russell to check further with MDU. Russell presented a picture of the band shell. It was suggested to check into having the permanent composite for the deck and fence. The band shell will be a 32X32 building with a 16X32 deck. Moved by Lehman, seconded by VanBockel motion carried to have Russell start the band shell project.
The following fuel bids were presented to the Council:
N Central: Unleaded $3.785 and Ruby Field Master $3.63
Northern Plains: Super Unleaded $3.85; No Lead $3.90; FM #2 $3.59 and #1 $3.75
Moved by Bausch, seconded by Lehman, motion carried to split the bids.
The following building permits were presented to the Council for their approval:
City of Gettysburg, band shell in park; Bob Goebel, fence; Richard Penrod, storage building; Ronald Tanner, fence and Mike Clark, deck.
Moved by Everson, seconded by VanBockel motion carried to approve these permits.
The following demolition permit was presented to the Council for their review:
Richard Penrod, house
Moved by Bausch, Larson seconded, motion carried to approve the permit.
A moving permit for Tricia Dutenhoeffer, double-wide mobile home was presented.
Moved by Nagel, Bausch seconded motion carried to approve
Mayor Wuttke was approached about extending the summer rate for sewer for October also because it is so dry and they wanted to water their trees and lawns. Moved by Everson, seconded by Larson, motion carried to extend the summer rate by one month. This was done for the October bills that were mailed to residents.
The Chamber did receive $2,000.00 from the Maas Foundation for the band shell. Since the project was turned over to the City the check was returned to the Foundation and the City needs to reapply for these funds. Permission to apply for these funds is needed. Moved by VanBockel, seconded by Nagel, motion carried, to have the Finance Officer fill out the application.
Ordinance #2012-9-19 was presented to the Council for the first reading. MDU previous agreement for their lease ends December 31, 2012. A new 20-year lease granting MDU the franchise, granting to it the right to construct, maintain and operate a distribution system to distribute natural or manufactured gas for public and private use in the City of Gettysburg. Moved by Lehman, seconded by VanBockel, (Everson-nay) motion carried for approval of the first reading of this agreement.
The auditorium sprinkler system, fire alarms, and new back exit are almost completed. Then Dean Marske will inspect and report to the fire marshal before the basement can be used for activities.
Revised building permit ordinances was tabled till next meeting. Moved by VanBockel, seconded by Dawn, motion carried to present them later. The snow removal ordinance will also be reviewed.
Council wanted to express their appreciation to Council member Ron Larson for his contribution of a 1957 map of the City.
There being no correspondence or round table issues. Moved by Bausch, seconded by Everson motion carried to adjourn at 8:40PM.
Bill Wuttke, Mayor
Sharleen Eliason, Finance Officer
Published at the approximate cost of $113.79