Do you want to read our entire newspaper online for an affordable price? Then you will love our e-Edition! Click Here to Subscribe to our e-Edition Today!

County Commissioners held regular meeting April 2

Share

POTTER COUNTY BOARD OF
COMMISSIONERS PROCEEDINGS
APRIL 2, 2013
GETTYSBURG, SD
The regular meeting was called to order by Chairman Maroney at 8:00 A.M. in the Commissioners Room at the Courthouse.  Commissioners present: Worth, Shellito, Arbach and Williams.
CORRECT MINUTES
Moved by Worth, seconded by Shellito to correct the March 18, 2013 minutes as published in the Hoven Review to reflect that Commissioner Williams voted “nay” to hiring a full-time Deputy Auditor in the Auditor’s Office and a part-time clerk in the Dir. of Equalization office.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.
MINUTES
Moved by Williams, seconded by Worth to approve the March 18, 2013 minutes as corrected in the Hoven Review and the March 5, 2013 minutes as read.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.
HIGHWAY DEPT
Supt. Smith met to discuss chip sealing on East and West Whitlock.  A discussion was also held concerning the purchase of a 15ft. Land pride mower.
PART-TIME
HIGHWAY EMPLOYEE
Moved by Arbach, seconded by Williams to hire Paul Zuber as a part-time highway maintenance worker @$12.00 per hour.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.
FUEL QUOTES
Supt. Smith presented the following fuel quotes of 8000 gal of #2 FM.
Hoven Coop $3.34; NCFE $3.32; NPC $3.319. Successful bidder: NPC @ $3.319.
OFFICERS REPORT
The Register of Deeds, Clerk of Courts and Auditor’s Account with the Treasurer report were reviewed. Moved by Worth, seconded by Williams to approve the above reports. All voted aye. Motion carried. Auditor’s Account with the Treasurer as follows:
AUDITORS ACCOUNT WITH THE
TREASURER AS OF 3/29/13
Cash Items     $1,000.00
Great Western Checking     38,770.36
Plains Commerce Checking     7,206.45
Plains Commerce Fund Investments;
1,095,196.42
Plains Commerce Bank     500,000.00
Checks on Hand     14,850.20
TOTAL CASH BALANCE
$1,657,023.43
Total Assets in Custody of County as of 3/29/13
County Amount     $1,402,386.55
Amounts Held For Other Gov
250,796.71
Amounts Held For Others      3,840.17
TOTAL ASSETS     $1,657,023.43
CLAIMS
Moved by Arbach, seconded by Shellito to approve the following claims
And authorize the Auditor to issue warrants for the same.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.
Payroll by Depts.:  Commissioners $2,345.80; Aud. 3,523.40; Treas. 4,556.86; States Attorney 3,660.32; Jan. 840.00; DOE 3,733.09; ROD 3,636.16; VA 461.54; Sheriff 7,547.98; Library 3,511.50; Extension 1,051.63; Weed 434.40; R&B 17,568.18; FEMA 553.86. Overtime by Depts: Sheriff: McClain 248.16; R&B: Griese 133.35; Don Hericks 54.81.
SDRS $5,634.52; WELLMARK 41,353.60; AFLAC 888.26; GREAT WESTERN BANK 11,832.11.
COMMISSIONERS
WILLIAM ARBACH, TRAVEL AND CONFERENCE, $17.02; BEST WESTERN RAMKOTA, TRAVEL AND CONFERENCE, 187.61; HOVEN MEDIA, INC., PUBLISHING, 183.77; POTTER COUNTY NEWS, PUBLISHING, 194.99; SDACC, TRAVEL AND CONFERENCE, 100.00; RAY SHELLITO, TRAVEL AND CONFERENCE, 41.44; DELVIN WORTH, TRAVEL AND CONFERENCE, 68.82.
$793.65
AUDITOR
A & B BUSINESS, INC., SUPPLIES AND MATERIALS, $29.95; POTTER COUNTY NEWS, PUBLISHING, 50.51; POTTER COUNTY NEWS, SUPPLIES AND MATERIALS, 74.20; SDACO, TRAVEL AND CONFERENCE, 240.00; VENTURE COMMUNICATIONS, UTILITIES, 70.32.
$464.98
TREASURER
NEW CREATIONS, SUPPLIES & MATERIALS, $614.94; POTTER COUNTY NEWS, SUPPLIES & MATERIALS, 74.20; POTTER COUNTY TREASURER, SUPPLIES & MATERIALS, 138.00; SDACO, TRAVEL AND CONFERENCE, 240.00; VENTURE COMMUNICATIONS, UTILITIES, 79.78.
$1,146.92
STATES ATTORNEY
CRAIG SMITH, RENTALS, $270.00; CRAIG SMITH, SUPPLIES & MATERIALS, 93.85; CRAIG SMITH, UTILITIES, 85.28.
$449.13
COURT APPT ATTORNEY
SOVELL, EMILY, COURT APPOINTED ATTORNEY, $897.40.
$897.40
GEN. GOVT BUILDINGS
CITY OF GETTYSBURG, UTILITIES, $68.90; DAKOTA FARM & RANCH SUPPLY, REPAIRS AND MATERIALS, 681.93; SERVALL, REPAIRS AND MATERIALS, 33.38.
$784.21
DIR. OF EQUALIZATION
A & B BUSINESS, INC., SUPPLIES AND MATERIALS, $75.82; CYNTHIA FORGEY, TRAVEL AND CONFERENCE, 98.29; POTTER COUNTY NEWS, PUBLISHING, 50.52; POTTER COUNTY NEWS, SUPPLIES AND MATERIALS, 74.20; VENTURE COMMUNICATIONS, UTILITIES, 75.66.
$374.49
REG. OF DEEDS
MICROFILM IMAGING SYSTEMS, INC., RENTALS, $150.00; POTTER COUNTY NEWS, SUPPLIES AND MATERIALS, 74.20; POTTER COUNTY TREASURER, SUPPLIES AND MATERIALS, 46.00; SDACO, TRAVEL AND CONFERENCE, 175.00; VENTURE COMMUNICATIONS, UTILITIES, 80.06.
$525.26
VA OFFICER
4 SEASONS/JERRED RENTALS, RENTALS, $52.00; MONTANA DAKOTA UTILITIES, UTILITIES, 7.00; VENTURE COMMUNICATIONS, UTILITIES, 43.24.
$102.24
SHERIFF
COMMUNICATIONS CENTER, INC., REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE, $72.00; MIDWAY PARTS, INC., SUPPLIES AND MATERIALS, 63.69; POTTER COUNTY NEWS, SUPPLIES AND MATERIALS, 74.20; POTTER COUNTY TREASURER, SUPPLIES AND MATERIALS, 12.22; VENTURE COMMUNICATIONS, UTILITIES, 229.37; VOYAGER FLEET SYSTEMS, INC., SUPPLIES AND MATERIALS, 462.77.
$914.25
JAIL
WALWORTH CO. SHERIFF’S DEPT., JAIL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES, $150.00
$150.00
WIC
JOE ARBACH, RENTALS, $425.00; JOE ARBACH, UTILITIES, 65.00.
$490.00
MENTAL ILLNESS BOARD
LEWIS & CLARK BEHAVIORAL SVS., PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AND FEES, $149.00; SCHMIDT, SCHROYER, MORENO, LEE, PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AND FEES, 43.00.
$192.00
LIBRARY
CENTER POINT LARGE PRINT, SUPPLIES AND MATERIALS, $77.88; CITY OF GETTYSBURG, UTILITIES, 31.30; GALE, SUPPLIES AND MATERIALS, 149.92; HEARTLAND WASTE MANAGEMENT, INC, UTILITIES, 21.20; HOVEN CO-OP, SUPPLIES AND MATERIALS, 45.05; HOVEN MEDIA, INC., PUBLISHING, 5.00; MONTANA DAKOTA UTILITIES, UTILITIES, 97.42; POTTER COUNTY NEWS, PUBLISHING, 12.50; VENTURE COMMUNICATIONS, UTILITIES, 41.80.
$482.07
EXTENSION
4 SEASONS/JERRED RENTALS, RENTALS, $348.00; FALYN HOGG, TRAVEL AND CONFERENCE, 78.81; MONTANA DAKOTA UTILITIES, UTILITIES, 203.10; BARB SHIELDS, SUPPLIES AND MATERIALS, 9.97; VENTURE COMMUNICATIONS, UTILITIES, 123.35.
$763.23
WEED AND PEST
POTTER COUNTY NEWS, PUBLISHING, $126.28.
$126.28
COUNTY ROAD AND BRID
ATCO INTERNATIONAL, $116.00; BUTLER MACHINERY CO., 1,989.92; CITY OF GETTYSBURG, 15.75; DAKOTA SUPPLY, 61.25; DEADWORD MOUNTAIN GRAND, 114.00; HEARTLAND WASTE MANAGEMENT, IN, 100.00; HOVEN COOP SERVICE, 89.99; HOVEN COOP SERVICE, 71.38; HOVEN COOP SERVICE, 1,857.50; JOHN DEERE FINANCIAL, 0.04; JOHN DEERE FINANCIAL, 607.30;
MIDWAY PARTS, 26.28; MONTANA DAKOTA UTILITIES, 1,312.94; NORTH CENTRAL FARMERS ELEVATOR, -50.76; NORTH CENTRAL FARMERS ELEVATOR, 3,251.24; POTTER COUNTY NEWS, 73.50; SERVALL UNIFORM & LINEN SUPPLY, 120.28; SHEEHAN MACK SALES, 7,083.99; The BURG, 1,134.22; TRUE VALUE HARDWARE, 196.37; VENTURE COMMUNICATIONS IN, 151.63; VERIZON WIRELESS, 302.80.
$18,625.62
E-911
CENTURY LINK, UTILITIES, $82.00; WESTERN COMMUNICATIONS, INC, RENTALS, 100.00.
$182.00
FEMA
VENTURE COMMUNICATIONS, UTILITIES, $44.50.
$44.50
Total Checks:     $27,508.23
GENERAL FUND
SURPLUS ANALYSIS
Moved by Arbach, seconded by Worth to place on file the General Fund Surplus Analysis as 6.81% and the unassigned as $129,529.24. All voted aye. Motion carried.
LIBRARY BOARD
Librarian Peggy Williams, board members: Barb Worth and Holly Wright met to discuss the duties of the librarian and to request an increase in the $30,000 base pay. The Board informed Peggy and the Board the base pay would remain in place.
STATES ATTORNEY
Craig Smith met to discuss the encroachment of a fence on a county right-a-way.
DIRECTOR OF EQUALIZATION
CLERK POSITION
Moved by Arbach, seconded by Maroney to authorize the Director of Equalization to advertise for a part-time clerk for 28 hours per week at $11.00 per hour willing to train for the Dir. Of Equalization position opening up in June of 2014.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.
DEPUTY AUDITOR POSITION
Moved by Worth, seconded by Maroney to hire Shawna Shaw as full-time Deputy Auditor at $11.00 per hour.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.
SHERIFF
Sheriff Hamburger met to present the monthly activity report.
BOARD OF EQUALIZATION
Dir. of Equal. Cindi Forgey met to discuss the number of appeals to be presented to the Consolidated Board of Equalization and to the Potter County Board of Equalization beginning on April 9, 2012.
RESOLUTION TO SUPPORT
TAX-EXEMPT STATUS
OF MUNICIPAL BONDS
Commissioner Arbach presented the following resolution and moved for its adoption.
WHEREAS, the tax-exempt status of municipal bonds is nearly a century old and is vital to funding local infrastructure and economic development; and
WHEREAS, of the $1.65 trillion of local infrastructure investment over the last decade using tax-exempt bonds, nearly all of it was in six categories: $514 billion for primary and secondary schools; $288 billion for hospitals; $258 billion for water and sewer facilities; $178 billion for roads, highways and streets; $147 billion for public power projects; and $106 billion for mass transit.
WHEREAS, any move to change the current tax treatment of local government bonds would lead to higher borrowing costs for local governments; and
WHEREAS, without tax-exempt financing much-needed infrastructure improvements would likely be delayed; and
WHEREAS, tax-exempt bonds are a critical tool for South Dakota counties to facilitate budgeting and financing of long-term investments in the infrastructure and facilities necessary to meet public demand for government services; and
WHEREAS, at a time when infrastructure demands are great, increasing the cost of local government borrowing could have serious impacts on the national, state and local economies; and
WHEREAS, without the tax-exemption, the effectiveness of the bond market would be significantly dampened, creating higher borrowing costs for county governments, less investment in
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that Potter County does hereby support maintaining the current tax-exempt status of municipal bonds.
Commissioner Worth seconded the foregoing resolution.  All voted aye.  Resolution declared adopted.
RESOLUTION SUPPORTING NOMINATION OF HON. JAMES D HEALY
Commissioner Worth presented the foregoing resolution and moved for its adoption.
WHEREAS, the U.S. Department of Transportation is establishing a
National Freight Advisory Committee (NFAC) and soliciting nominations for membership; and
WHEREAS,  the  NFAC  will  provide  advice  and  recommendations to  the  Secretary   of Transportation  on matters  related  to  freight  transportation in the  United  States,  including: (1)  Implementation of  the  freight transportation requirements of MAP 21; (2) Establishment of the National Freight  Network; (3) Development of a National Freight  Strategic Plan;  (4)  Development of strategies to help  States  implement State  Freight Advisor   Committee  and   State   Freight   Plans;   and   (5)   Development  of   measures  of   conditions  and performance  in  freight   transportation; (6)  Development  of  freight   transportation  investment, data,   and planning tools; and (7) Legislative recommendations; and
WHEREAS, the Secretary of Transportation has requested nominations for members of the Committee to ensure a wide range of members and a balanced Committee; and
WHEREAS, the Secretary of Transportation will appoint  committee members with a view toward  achieving varied  perspectives on freight  transportation, including from  government bodies,  and seeking to balance  the interests of many  groups  including those of local elected  officials; and
WHEREAS, Counties play an integral role in the movement of freight in America owning and operating: 44% of all public roads and highways; 228,026 bridges of all kinds; 27% of public transit systems; and 30% of public airports; and
WHEREAS, Elected  County  Officials play a key role in economic development efforts  in their  regions  and development of new  regional  transportation infrastructure, serving  on, or  being  actively  involved  in, all of the nations  Port Authorities, Metropolitan Planning Organizations and Development Organizations ; and
WHEREAS,  the Honorable James  D. Healy,  County  Commissioner, serves  as Transportation Chairman for the  National Association of  Counties (Nacho), having  also  served  Nacho  as  Chairman of  the  Highway, Airport  and Transit  Authorization Sub-Committees, and serves  as a member  of the Board of Directors for the National Association of Regional Councils (NARC), and served  as the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Transportation and  Public  Works  Committees in his  home  County,  as  well  as a past  member  of  his  local regional  planning organization;
WHEREAS, the Honorable James D.  Healy  has  been  a  vocal  proponent of  local  governments working together  in cooperation with  the  freight,  shipping and  railroad  industries, hosting  the  first  freight/railroad summit  last year bringing together 250 local elected  officials and representatives of the freight,  shipping and railroad   industry, and  is  singularly  responsible  for  the  positive   dialogue  now  occurring  between   local government officials and the railroad  industry.
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED the Board  of  County Commissioners for
Of Potter County, South Dakota, do hereby request the Secretary of Transportation to appoint the Honorable James D. Healy, County Commissioner, as a member of the NFAC Committee, to represent the views and interest of local governments in America.
Commissioner Williams seconded the foregoing resolution.  All voted aye. Resolution declared adopted.
ADJOURN
Moved by Shellito, seconded by Williams to adjourn until 8:00 A.M. April 9, 2013.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.
DEAN MARONEY, CHAIRMAN
POTTER COUNTY
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
ATTEST:
KAREN S. DOERR
AUDITOR
Published once at the total approximate cost of $165.74
-041113

Be the first to like.

Poll

Sorry, there are no polls available at the moment.

Ad: