City Council held regular meeting March 4
Gettysburg, South Dakota
March 4, 2013
Pursuant to the due call and notice thereof, the City Council met in regular session on March 4, 2013 at 7:00 PM. at the Finance office. Those present Mayor Bill Wuttke, Council members Ron Larson, Josh Bausch, Dawn Nagel, Peggy Lehman, Fran VanBockel and absent Pat Everson. Also present was Russell Anderson Maint Supervisor, Michael Larson, City Attorney, Sharleen Eliason, Finance Officer, Police Chief Bill Wainman, City Patrolman Nick Bratland, Brian Hause, Estelle Wainman, Mary Beth Holzwarth, Art Beringer, Donald Archer, Marsha and Richard Johnston, Gayle Kludt, Tom Wager, Amy Wager, John Wager, Ken Iverson, Derick Stanley, Brett Bauer and Kori Hague.
Moved by Bausch, seconded by Lehman, motion carried to approve the minutes from Feb. 4, 2013.
Moved by Lehman seconded by Nagel motioned carried to pay the vouchers and the following late bills. After discussion on M&R Signs for $800.00 Motioned by VanBockel Nagel seconded to amend the motion to say all bills except M&R Signs (bill was tabled for more discussion), motion carried. The following late bills: CamWal, welcome sign, $10.75; Gas N Goodies, car wash, $7.00; Galls, police supplies, $334.78; Harv’s Repair and Remodel, finance office cupboards, $1,535.23; Northern Plains, tires, 848.86; Potter County News, publications, $307.02; Schlachter Lumber, supplies, $45.12; M&R, sign for Gettysburg, $800.00 (this was tabled) for a total of $3,088.76 to be paid later this month.
Payroll Expense by Department:
Total Payroll Expense by Department
Mayor and Council, January Payroll, $00.00; Finance Office, January Payroll, 3,855.70; Police, January Payroll, 5,790.50; Streets, January Payroll, 2,930.85; Snow Removal, January Payroll, 2,810.00; Garbage, January Payroll, 139.52; Airport, January Payroll, 34.88;
Swimming Pool, January Payroll, 00.00; Parks, January Payroll, 408.44; Water, January Payroll, 2,488.97; Sewer, January Payroll, 1,259.95; Ambulance, January Payroll, 57.00; West Nile, January Payroll, 00.00; Auditorium, January Payroll, 101.60.
Total Payroll Expense
by Department $19,877.41
NET PAYROLL $13,564.33
123 SECURITY, SIGNS, $54.50; AFLAC, CANCER INS., 396.67; ANDERSON, RUSSELL, TILES POLICE SHOP, 273.43; AUNTIES KAKE’S BAKERY, POLICE SUPPLIES, 16.39; BANK OF THE WEST, WITHHOLDING TAXES, 2,628.12; BANK OF THE WEST, WITHHOLDING TAXES, 2,116.35; BAUSCH ELECTRIC, AUDITORIUM, 504.90;
BEST WESTERN-RAPID, GREG GERBER WSHOP, 143.98; CITY OF GETTYSBURG, PETTY CASH, 30.86; CENEX FLEET, FUEL-AMBULANCE, 114.51; CAMWAL, WELCOME SIGN, 10.75; COMPANION LIFE, LIFE INS., 38.44; CUSTOM MICRO INC., SUPPORT JUSTICE SYS, 180.00; DAKOTA FARM AND RANCH, SUPPLIES, 546.01;
DAKOTACARE, INSURANCE, 5,651.90; DAKOTA BACKUP, COMPUTER BACKUP, 65.74; DEANS REPAIR, POLICE SUPPLIES, 99.81; EMERGENCY MEDICAL PRODUC, SUPPLIES, 84.42; GAS N GOODIES, SUPPLIES, 98.05; GAYLE KLUDT, MILEAGE EMT WSHOP, 244.00; GETTYSBURG DEVELOPMENT, TRIPLE B TAX, 1,872.01;
GREG GERBER, MILEAGE & MEALS , 303.85; HEARTLAND WASTE MGMT, GARBAGE SERVICE, 5,032.98; HIGH PLAINS ART COUNCIL, DONATION, 500.00; JOSH BAUSCH, SNOW REMOVAL, 30.00; KOHLMAN, BIERSCHBACH & ANDERSON, ANNUAL REPORT, 1,100.00; LOMHEIM REPAIR, REPAIRS, 115.09; MEDICINE ROCK SR CENTER, DONATION, 1,000.00;
MIDWAY PARTS, PARTS, 249.51; MN WIRELESS, AIRPORT & FIREHALL, 69.00; MID DAKOTA, WATER, 12,431.20; MIDWEST ALARM, AUDITORIUM, 75.00; MIKES REPAIR, TIRES, 532.68; MIKES REPAIR, TRUCK REPAIR, 4,130.04; MONTANA DAKOTA, ELECTRICITY, 4,146.43; NEW CREATIONS, SUPPLIES, 132.49;
NORTHERN PLAINS, LP FUEL, 20.00; NORTHERN PLAINS, FUEL, 3,167.76; NORTH CENTRAL ELEVATOR, FUEL, 1662.50; POTTER CO AUDITOR, ½ TELETYPE, 1,125.00; POTTER CO NEWS, PUBLICATIONS, 131.95; PRAXAIR, SUPPLIES, 132.23; R & K MECHANICAL, SERVICE F-O, 73.58; SCHLACHTER LUMBER INC., SUPPLIES, 56.98;
SD DEPT OF REVENUE, WATER CKS & WATER FEE, 26.00; SD DEPT OF REVENUE, GARBAGE & S POOL TAX, 409.92; SD ONE CALL, WATER CHECKS, 4.44; SD RETIREMENT, RETIREMENT, 2,514.52; SERVALL, OFFICE RUGS, 77.58; STEVEN ZUBER, EMT CPR, 40.00; TRUE VALUE, SUPPLIES, 191.70; US POSTMASTER, WATER BILLS, 169.16;
US POSTMASTER, STAMPS, 132.00; VENTURE COMMUNICATIONS, TELEPHONE BILLS, 657.11; VILAS STORE, SUPPLIES, 49.41; VERIZON WIRELESS, CELL PHONES, 240.32; WATCHGUARD VIDEO, SUPPLIES, 107.00; ZUBER REFRIGERATION, AUDITORIUM, 81.07.
TOTAL CHECKS $69,653.67
At this appointed time the hay bids for the airport and Civil War Site were presented for the following years 2013 thru 2017.
Beringer Farms for the Airport hay land of 20 acres more or less: $800.00 per year.
Beringer Farms for the Civil War site of 40 acres more or less: $1600.00 per year.
Motion by Bausch, Larson seconded to accept these bids, motion carried.
The Civil War Association sent a note to the Mayor that the Association has been trying to purchase items for the cannon and they requested funds from the Civil war site hay bids. Moved by Nagel, seconded by VanBockel to table this request and to invite Bert VanEssen to the next meeting to discuss this further.
A group of concerned citizens met with the council regarding issues concerning law enforcement. Chief Bill Wainman has been trying to take the proactive approach and to offer rides to those that wish them from liquor establishments. And in the February log there were seven ride homes given. But they will continue to patrol and to do their duties to uphold the State laws and keep the City safe. The council showed support for what law enforcement has been doing and will not try to make changes to law enforcement.
The Gettysburg Whitlock Bay report was given to the Council for review. Council member Larson stated that he liked the report format that Gayle is giving the Council.
Police activity log for February was given to the council. The new office furniture is now here and when the tile floor is done they should be able to move to their new police office. Police Chief Wainman stated the quote of $4,000.00 he gave to the Council for equipping the new vehicle is going to be around $7,000.00. It is still within budget. Chief Wainman stated that we need to redo our code enforcement policies.
Russell Anderson stated that he needed help during snow removal and asked the Council to approve the hiring of Jerry Hauck for temporary snow removal at $11.00 per hour. Moved by VanBockel, Bausch seconded motion carried. Russell asked the councils direction regarding the new police building if the whole building should be resided or just the part was remodeled. Moved by VanBockel, Bausch seconded, motion carried to have Russell and his crew side all of the police building and to paint the roof white. Randy Kettle grant coordinator for the Little Angels Park grant sent a letter to the city stating that the grant has been delayed and waiver of retroactivity has been approved for the project. The waiver of retroactivity means that the city may incur costs towards the project before an approved grant is in place. But the council felt we should wait until we know the project will be funded with the grant.
The following fuel bid was presented to the Council:
N. Central: Unleaded, $3.535; 10% Ethanol, $3.526; #1 Ruby, $3.69 and #2 Ruby $3.54.
Moved by Lehman, seconded by VanBockel motion carried to accept this bid
The following moving permit was presented to the council:
Shane Holzwarth, house, Lots 11 & 12 Bryson’s Addition Block 30
Moved by VanBockel, Larson seconded motion carried to approve.
The following building permit was presented to the Council:
Shane Holzwarth, garage, fence & driveway, Lots 11 & 12 Bryson’s addition Block 30
Moved by VanBockel, Nagel seconded motion carried to approve.
The siren by the Fire Hall again needs new batteries. The City has spent around $2,100.00 last year in repairs on this fire siren.
Moved by Lehman, VanBockel seconded to accept the payment from Northern Plains as payment in full for the water charges for their hydrant.
EMT testing will be May 4th in Rapid. Beth Hamburger will also be attending.
Swimming pool personnel from last year will be contacted to see if they are planning on working at the pool this year. Moved by VanBockel, Lehman seconded motion carried to contact former employees then to place an ad in the PCN if more personnel is needed.
The City received year end financials from High Plains Arts Council, Medicine Rock Sr. Citizens, and Oahe Youth Center. The city also received a current insurance policy from the Oahe Youth Center but they will be contacted to increase their insurance coverage. Their coverage now is only for $5,000.00. Also the Council directed the Finance Officer to send a letter to the Oahe Youth Board regarding some other issues.
The annual report prepared by Kohlman, Bierschback & Anderson was presented to the Council for their approval. Moved by Lehman, VanBockel seconded motion carried to accept the report and to send a copy to Legislative audit and to the PCN for publication.
Harvey Brehe has been remodeling the coffee room and to finish the cupboards he gave a quote of around $455.10 to build new face fronts and four doors. Removing the existing frame and doors was not included in the quote. Moved by VanBockel, Lehman, seconded motion carried to finish the project.
District 7 will be in Akaska on April 2, 2013. Moved by Lehman, Bausch seconded motion carried to allow department heads and Council members to attend and to issue a check (payment due by March 19th) . Spouses can be included but paid individually.
In round table discussion Council member VanBockel stated that she had positive comments regarding snow removal.
Moved by Lehman, seconded by VanBockel motion carried to adjourn at 8:35PM.
Bill Wuttke, Mayor
Sharleen Eliason, Finance Officer
Published once at the approximate cost of $102.89