City Council held regular meeting Dec. 3
Gettysburg, South Dakota
December 3 2012
Pursuant to the due call and notice thereof, the City Council met in regular session on December ,3 2012 at 7:00 PM. at the Firehall. Those present Mayor Bill Wuttke, Council members Josh Bausch, Pat Everson, Dawn Nagel, Peggy Lehman, Ron Larson and Fran VanBockel. Also present was Russell Anderson Maint Supervisor, Sharleen Eliason, Finance Officer, Police Chief Bill Wainman, Gayle Kludt from GWBD and Beth Hamburger.
Moved by Everson seconded by Larson, motion carried to approve the minutes from November 5th and 9th, 2012.
Moved by Lehman seconded by Bausch, motioned carried to pay the vouchers and the following late vouchers: Vilas $80.50 and Business Forms $ 149.50 for a total of $230.00.
Payroll Expense by Department:
Total Payroll Expense by Department
Mayor & Council, November Payroll, $00.00; Finance Office, November Payroll, 3,688.20; Police, November Payroll, 5,563.60; Streets, November Payroll, 2,853.31; Snow Removal, November Payroll, 157.70; Garbage, November Payroll, 1,313.81; Airport, November Payroll, 33.86;
Swimming Pool, November Payroll, 45.00; Parks, November Payroll, 1,297.34; Water, November Payroll, 2,909.98; Sewer, November Payroll, 1,683.91; Ambulance, November Payroll, 199.26; West Nile, November Payroll, 00.00; Auditorium, November Payroll, 00.00.
Total Payroll Expense
by Department $19,745.97
NET PAYROLL $14,251.60
AFLAC, EMPLOYEES INS., $396.67; BANK OF THE WEST, WITHHOLDING TAXES, 2,153.97; BANK OF THE WEST, WITHHOLDING TAXES, 2,221.98; BANYON, PAYROLL SUPPORT, 770.00; BOWDEN, CHRIS, WATER DEP REFUND, 49.20; CAM WAL ELECTRIC, WELCOME SIGN, 10.50; COMPANION LIFE, LIFE INS., 38.43; CENEX FLEET FUELIG, AMBULANCE FUEL, 367.34;
CHIEF LAW ENFORCEMENT, POLICE SUPPLIES, 92.57; CITY OF GETTYSBURG, WATER OUTREADS, 150.80; CITY OF GETTYSBURG, PETTY CASH, 42.36; DAKOTACARE, INSURANCE, 5,529.86; DAKOTA BACKUP, COMPUTER BACKUP, 63.54; DAKOTA FARM & RANCH, SUPPLIES, 188.74; DEANS REPAIR, POLICE CAR, 249.92;
ED WAGER ELECTRIC, AUDITORIUM, 8,919.84; ELIASON, WILLIAM, AIRPORT MGR 1 YR, 525.00; GETTYSBURG DEVELOPMENT, TRIPLE B TAX, 2,286.19; HEARTLAND WASTE MGMT, GARBAGE SERVICE, 6,113.53; HOLZWARTH SALES, BAND SHELL SUPPLIES, 4,216.00; JOHN DEERE FINANCIAL, SUPPLIES, 54.00; LANGERS, SUPPLIES, 3.83; LOGAN ELECTRIC, SERVICE, 342.35;
MID DAKOTA WATER, WATER, 12,849.24; MIDWAY PARTS, PARTS, 116.85; MIDWEST ALARM, AUDITORIUM, 2,275.00; MN WIRELESS, AIRPORT & FIREHALL, 69.00; MONTANA DAKOTA, ELECTRICITY, 4,141.03; NEW CREATIONS, SUPPLIES, 123.26; NORTH CENTRAL FARMERS EL, FUEL, 1,663.50;
NORTHWEST PIPE FITTINGS, SUPPLIES, 2,171.31; NORTHWEST PIPE FITTINGS, SUPPLIES, 161.31; RUNNINGS FARM & FLEET, SUPPLIES, 239.98; SAFETY BENEFITS, WORKSHOP ANDERSON, 65.00; SCHATZ ELECTRIC, SERVICE, 30.89; SCHLACHTER LUMBER INC., SUPPLIES, 39.86; SD ONE CALL, LOCATES, 25.53;
SD DEPT OF REVENUE, WATER CKS & WATER FEE, 158.00; SD DEPT OF REVENUE, GARBAGE& S POOL TAX, 395.06; SD RETIREMENT, RETIREMENT, 2,554.58; SERVALL, OFFICE RUGS, 131.09; TRUE VALUE, SUPPLIES, 468.74; US POSTMASTER, WATER BILLS, 197.44; VENTURE COMMUNICATIONS, TELEPHONE BILLS, 748.82; VERIZON WIRELESS, CELL PHONES, 259.03.
TOTAL CHECKS $77,922.74
Gayle Kludt gave her report for the Gettysburg Whitlock Bay Development. Gayle stated that she sent out a letter to the Verizon Wireless headquarters requesting that they explore the possibility of a cell phone tower at Whitlock.
Police Chief Bill Wainman presented his activity log for the month. He is now able to use the teletype system at the Courthouse. The City has one code enforcement property that is violation. Attempts to contract the owner has been made and the City is ready to go to the next step if the Council so desires. Moved by Everson, Bausch seconded motion carried to have Police Chief Wainman issue the legal notices and move forward to clean up the property. There is a vacant property on Commercial Avenue that the back door does not close. Moved by Nagel, Everson seconded motion carried to have our Maint. Department put plywood on the door and bill the owner. Chief Wainman asked the council’s permission to purchase two rifles. There is no state certification required. Moved by VanBockel, Bausch seconded, motion carried to purchase these locally (Lehman-nay) motion carried. The police relocating to the water shed building was discussed. Moved by VanBockel, seconded by Bausch, motion carried (Everson-nay) to remodel the building for the police.
Beth Hamburger will be teaching the new EMT class. Three local residents will be taking the class. Beth will be tracking the billing-payments and contracts for this. The class will be starting December 11 and will be on Sunday’s, Monday and Tuesday nights at the Firehall. Beth Hamburger has applied for a grant of $1,100.00 through the EMT District Association to help defray costs. Moved by VanBockel, Bausch seconded motion carried to approve paying Beth Hamburger $10.00 per hour to teach the class. Future classes might be on line.
The Community Access Grant that the City applied for was not granted due to the volume of requests. This grant was to assist the City to pave the streets around the school. Discussion on the possible payment of additional loans for the pay loader was discussed. This was tabled until the December 31st meeting. We will check to see how much interest will be saved if paid off early. We were awarded $20,000.00 for equipment at the Little Angels Park. Moved by Everson, Lehman seconded, motion carried to start the bid process for the equipment.
The following fuel bids were presented to the Council:
N. Central: No bid received
Fischer Oil: #1 Dye $3.80
Northern Plains: Super Unleaded, $3.34; No Lead, $3.39; FM #2, $3.45 and #1, $ 3.70
Moved by Lehman, seconded by Nagel, motion carried to accept low bidder of Northern Plains.
The following demolition permit was presented to the council:
Roy & Mary Combellick, house and garage, Lots 3 & 4 WTLCO addition Block 87
Moved by Lehman, Larson seconded motion carried to approve.
Building permit ordinance will be at the next meeting.
Ordinance 2012-11-21 was presented to the council for the second reading. Moved by Bausch, Nagel seconded with the following roll call vote taken: Larson-yea, Everson-yea, Bausch-yea, VanBockel-yea, Nagel-yea, and Lehman-yea.
Ordinance 2012-9-18 supplementing the ambulance for donations, moved by Lehman, VanBockel-seconded with the following roll call vote taken: Lehman-yea, Nagel-yea, VanBockel-yea, Bausch-yea, Everson-yea and Larson-yea motion carried.
Moved by VanBockel, Bausch seconded motion carried to approve the ambulance write offs of $453.83. Due to Medicaid $222.53 and workmens comp $233.30.
Auditorium is now finished and Dean Marske will be notified. The City did have two phone lines installed for the alarm system. There was discussion on the fire alarm.
Airport CIP was presented to the council. Moved by Bausch, seconded by Nagel motion carried to approve for 2013.
NECOG agreement for 2013. Moved by Everson, VanBockel seconded, motion carried to approve this agreement.
Kohlman, Biersbach & Anderson presented an agreement to do annual report at a cost not to exceed $1,100.00. Moved by Larson, seconded by Bausch motion carried to approve.
Cash balances were given to the Council.
Year end council meeting will be held at City Office December 31st at 12:00 noon.
Moved by Larson seconded by Nagel to adjourn into Executive Session for personnel according to SDML 1-25-12 subsection 1 at 8:27 PM. Council reconvened at 9:33PM. Moved by VanBockel, seconded by Everson motion carried to approve a 3% cost of living and merit increases (effective January 1st 2013) for all full time employees and a 3% increase for Bert VanEssen, Ed DeKnikker, John Holzhauser and Tricia Duttenhoefer (Park & Airport hrs). Moved by VanBockel, Everson seconded, motion carried to give all full time employees a $500.00 bonus, a $250.00 bonus to part time employees VanEssen, DeKnikker, and Holzhauser and to Tricia Duttenhoefer a $50.00 bonus for Airport and Park employment hrs. Moved by VanBockel, Everson seconded, motion carried to give William Wainman, Chief a 2% increase due to the completion of the six month probationary period as of January 1, 2013.
Moved by Everson, Nagel seconded, motion carried to close at 12:00 noon on December 24th.
Moved to adjourn by Everson, Nagel seconded, motion carried at 9:30PM.
Bill Wuttke, Mayor
Sharleen Eliason, Finance Officer
Published once at the total approximate cost of $91.00