County Commissioners held regular meeting April 2
POTTER COUNTY BOARD OF
APRIL 2, 2013
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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;
Plains Commerce Bank 500,000.00
Checks on Hand 14,850.20
TOTAL CASH BALANCE
Total Assets in Custody of County as of 3/29/13
County Amount $1,402,386.55
Amounts Held For Other Gov
Amounts Held For Others 3,840.17
TOTAL ASSETS $1,657,023.43
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.
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.
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.
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.
CRAIG SMITH, RENTALS, $270.00; CRAIG SMITH, SUPPLIES & MATERIALS, 93.85; CRAIG SMITH, UTILITIES, 85.28.
COURT APPT ATTORNEY
SOVELL, EMILY, COURT APPOINTED ATTORNEY, $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.
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.
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.
4 SEASONS/JERRED RENTALS, RENTALS, $52.00; MONTANA DAKOTA UTILITIES, UTILITIES, 7.00; VENTURE COMMUNICATIONS, UTILITIES, 43.24.
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.
WALWORTH CO. SHERIFF’S DEPT., JAIL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES, $150.00
JOE ARBACH, RENTALS, $425.00; JOE ARBACH, UTILITIES, 65.00.
MENTAL ILLNESS BOARD
LEWIS & CLARK BEHAVIORAL SVS., PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AND FEES, $149.00; SCHMIDT, SCHROYER, MORENO, LEE, PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AND FEES, 43.00.
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.
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.
WEED AND PEST
POTTER COUNTY NEWS, PUBLISHING, $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.
CENTURY LINK, UTILITIES, $82.00; WESTERN COMMUNICATIONS, INC, RENTALS, 100.00.
VENTURE COMMUNICATIONS, UTILITIES, $44.50.
Total Checks: $27,508.23
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.
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.
Craig Smith met to discuss the encroachment of a fence on a county right-a-way.
DIRECTOR OF EQUALIZATION
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 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
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.
Moved by Shellito, seconded by Williams to adjourn until 8:00 A.M. April 9, 2013. All voted aye. Motion carried.
DEAN MARONEY, CHAIRMAN
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
KAREN S. DOERR
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