City Council held regular meeting Aug. 5
Gettysburg, South Dakota
August 5, 2013
Pursuant to the due call and notice thereof, the City Council met in regular session on August 5, 2013 at 7:00 PM. Those present Mayor Bill Wuttke, Council members Ron Larson, Pat Everson, Fran VanBockel, Bryan Hause and absent Dawn Nagel. Also present were Russell Anderson Maint. Supervisor, Sharleen Eliason Finance Officer, Bill Wainman Chief of Police, Gayle Kludt GWBDC, Michael Larson City Attorney, Donna Davis, Mike Jager, Bob Willey, Sonnie Boke, Steve Boke and the following GWBDC board members: Beth Joachim, Shirlee Drew, Imelda Simon, Brooke Brown, Cindy Frost, Nathanael Williams and Ryan Persoon.
Moved by, Everson, Hause seconded, motion carried to approve the minutes from July 1, 2013.
Moved by VanBockel, seconded by Larson, motioned carried to pay voucher bills and the following late bills to be paid later in August: AFLAC, 2 months due, $793.34; Bausch Electric, $766.31; Beth Hamburger, supplies, $133.95; Cam Wal, welcome sign, $10.75; CD Tree Removal, $420.00; Jensen Rock & Sand, supplies, $7,282.00; MN wireless, $71.00; Northwest Pipe, $10,127.78; Praxair, supplies, $465.04; Potter County Auditor, teletype, $1,125.00; Potter Co News, publications, $226.02; Red River Grain, supplies, $400.09; Vilas, supplies, $222.59 for a total of $23,043.87
Payroll Expense by Department:
Total Payroll Expense by Department
Mayor & Council, July Payroll, $4,530.84; Finance Office, July Payroll, 4,044.14; Police, July Payroll, 5,885.00; Streets, July Payroll, 4,264.79; Snow Removal, July Payroll, 00.00; Garbage, July Payroll, 1,287.68;
Airport, July Payroll, 295.37; Swimming Pool, July Payroll, 9,844.48; Parks, July Payroll, 1,072.89; Water, July Payroll, 4,732.26; Sewer, July Payroll, 955.95; Ambulance, July Payroll, 125.40; West Nile, July Payroll, 00.00; Auditorium, July Payroll, 00.00.
Total Payroll Expense
by Department $37,038.80
NET PAYROLL $28,622.92
AMERICAN FENCE COMPANY, AIRPORT CARDS, $525.48; AMERICAN RED CROSS, SWIMMING FEES, 300.00; BANK OF THE WEST, WITHHOLDING TAXES, 4,897.98; BANK OF THE WEST, WITHHOLDING TAXES, 3,595.29; B&L COMPUTER REPAIR, F OFFICE COMPUTER, 700.00; BW INSURANCE, NOTARY BOND, 50.00;
BREIT LAW OFFICE, EMPLOYEE DEDUCTION, 361.38; CAM WAL ELECTRIC, WELCOME SIGN, 10.75; CLIA LABORATORY PROGRAM, AMBULANCE, 150.00; COMMUNICATIONS CENTER, SUPPLIES, 759.00; COMPANION LIFE, LIFE INS, 38.44; DAKOTACARE, INSURANCE, 5,651.90; DAKOTA FARM & RANCH, SUPPLIES, 872.00;
DAKOTA FARM & RANCH, SUPPLIES, 287.57; DAKOTA FIRE EQUIP, FIRE EXTINGUISHERS, 240.50; DEANS REPAIR, REPAIRS POLICE CAR, 55.96; ELIASON, SHARLEEN, MILEAGE, 22.60; GAS N GOODIES, POLICE SUPPLIES, 6.00; GOLDSMITH & HECK, PROFF FEE, 464.00; GETTYSBURG DEVELOPMENT CO, TRIPLE B TAX, 2,972.74;
HEARTLAND WASTE, GARBAGE, 5,209.72; HOLZWARTH SALES & SERV, BAND SHELL, 504.41; JODI MEYER, CANDY FOR POOL, 273.65; JOHN DEERE FINANCIAL, SUPPLIES, 339.95; KAREN TENNANT, WATER DEP REFUND, 100.00; MARCO, COPIER MAINT, 133.52; MID DAKOTA WATER, WATER, 14,239.30; MIDWAY PARTS, PARTS, 148.14;
MIKES REPAIR, SUPPLIES, 662.88; MN WIRELESS, WIRELESS, 71.00; MONTANA DAKOTA UTILITIES, LIGHTS, 4,173.27; NEW CREATIONS, SUPPLIES, 632.73; NORTH CENTRAL FARMERS ELEV, FUEL, 3,168.44; NORTHWEST PIPE FITTINGS, SUPPLIES, 705.72; NORTHWEST PIPE FITTINGS, SUPPLIES, 1016.30;
POTTER COUNTY NEWS, PUBLICATIONS, 277.75; RED RIVER GRAIN, CHEMICALS, 55.51; ROBBENNOLT, ANNE, SIGNS, 230.00; SCHATZ ELECTRIC, POOL REPAIRS, 1,423.01; SCHATZ ELECTRIC, POOL REPAIRS, 171.37; SCHLACHTERS LUMBER, SUPPLIES, 161.47; SD DEPT OF REVENUE, SALES TAX, 715.48; SD DEPT OF REVENUE, WATER CKS, 26.00;
SECRETARY OF STATE, NOTARY, 30.00; SD RETIREMENT, RETIREMENT, 2,800.58; SD ASS’N OF RURAL WATER, DUES, 450.00; SERVALL UNIFORM, RUGS, 66.15; SODAK SPORT & BAIT, POLICE SUPPLIES, 31.99; SOUTH DAKOTA ONE CALL, WATER LOCATES, 23.31; SOVELL, EMILY, PROFF FEES, 46.32; STRYKER, STAIR CHAIR-EMS 2,708.00;
TRUE VALUE, SUPPLIES, 1,208.51; TRUE VALUE, SUPPLIES, 245.59; US POSTMASTER, WATER BILLS, 174.78; VENTURE COMMUNICATIONS, PHONES, 807.53; VERIZON WIRELESS, CELL PHONES, 379.05; VILAS SUPERSTORE, SUPPLIES, 301.52 WEX BANK, AMBULANCE FUEL, 428.27; WUTTKE, BILL, POOL CANDY, 313.82.
TOTAL CHECKS $95,039.55
A new water main was approved at last month’s meeting for the water customers from the Gettysburg Inn & Suites to Donna Davis property. They also inquired about a new sewer main and since it was not on the agenda they were advised to come back to this meeting. They have been experiencing problems and it does need to be redone. The city will install the main and then the customers have to pay to tap into the main. Moved by Hause, VanBockel seconded motion carried to also dig in new sewer lines when redoing the water lines. They will be in different trenches but they both will be done sometime in September. Council member Hause also stated that Vaughn Larson will contact Amy Hartung and Donna Davis so they can abandon the old sewer line at the same time.
Michael Larson advised the City Council that Mark Schmidt, CEO of Avera called him regarding a discrepancy in a corrective quit claim deed that was done in 1999 with the City. There was a small strip of land that was missed. It is an area by the boiler area of Avera’s and the City water shed and it measures approximately 7ft by 42 ft. Michael Larson advised the council that this should to be corrected. Moved by VanBockel, Larson secended motion carried to issue a Quit Claim Deed for this.
At the last meeting during round table Council Member Lehman gave her letter of resignation effective July 30th to the Council. Moved by Hause, seconded by Everson motion carried to accept her resignation with regrets. We shall have an article placed in the Potter County News that if anyone in Ward 1 is interested to please contact a Council member or contact the Finance Office.
Gayle Kludt, executive director of GWBDC gave her update to the Council. There next meeting is scheduled for August 21, 2013. Gayle asked if there was any questions from the Council regarding the budget request of stipend and Triple B Funds. Mayor Wuttke asked if they were also seeking funds from the County since they have several board members that reside outside of City limits and Gayle has been helping with grants and loans to those outside of city limits.
Chief Wainman gave the Council his report and he also included the state rules regarding scooters. Chief Wainman has completed the dare program and will be instructing the 5th & 6th grade class this year. He has received supplies to put on a bike safety class. Holly Strand (Endeavor 52) is coming to Gettysburg on August 20th and will be giving a program on child abuse to the general public and on August 21st to school and law enforcement. Holly Strand is a MFS Forensic Interviewer from the Child Advocacy Center of the Black Hills. Moved by VanBockel, Everson seconded motion carried to pay for meals and lodging for Holly. The Vet Clinic sold 66 pet tags and 85 animals were seen. It was suggested that we should have the Vet Clinic after the fair next year. Code enforcement was discussed. The International Property Maint. code book of 2012 was given to the Council but there are still several areas that need to be discussed. Moved by VanBockel, Everson seconded motion carried to have a committee go through the book and only adapt the code that pertains to our town. On the committee will be Council members Hause, Larson and Chief Bill Wainman.
Russell Anderson stated that the old police car sold for $1,500.00 at the surplus auction. Jensen Rock and Sand will be here on the 12th to start the street project. DENR was here and inspected the lagoon. The water tower might need a flashing red light on top because of height restrictions and Goldsmith Heck is researching this. The Government turned down our proposal for the surplus property by our landfill and they will be placing it on the internet for sale.
Only one Fuel bid was presented to the Council:
North Central Farmers: Unleaded $3.505, 10% Ethanol $3.496 gal and Ruby Field Master #2 $3.45 gal delivered. Moved by Larson, Hause seconded, motion carried accept bid.
The following demotion permits were presented to the Council:
Jerry Sautner, Home, N100 ft Lot 3 Block 2 Burdicks Addition
Justin Cronin, Business (fire destroyed), Lots 1 through 10 Block 1 Western Addition
Ken Brown, Home, West 75’ Lot 3 Block 1 Fairview Addition
Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Sunday School, Lots 7 thru 12 Block 1 Schlachters Addn
Moded by VanBockel, Hause seconded motion carried to approve permits.
The Moving permit of Jerry Sauter, home to N 100 ft Lot 3 Block 2 Burdicks addition
Moved by Everson, VanBockel seconded motion carried to approve.
The following building permits were presented:
Nathan Byre, tornado shelter, Lots 1, 2 Block 14 Schlachters addn
Daryn Ziegler, garage, E 47’ lot 19 all of 20 Block 9 Houcks Replat
Jerry Sautner, basement foundation, N100 ft Lot 3 Block 2 Burdicks addn
Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Fellowship Hall, Lots 7 thru 12 Block 1 Schlachters addn
Roger Liebig, deck, Lot 7 & 8 Block 4 Hurley’s addition
Terry Axsom, addition, Lot 10 Block 12 Western Addition
Kayla Pitlick, fence, Lot 1 S ½ Lot 2 Block 31 Bryson’s Addition
Gettysburg School District, fence, Lots 7-12 Block 72 and 73 Platts Addition
Moved by VanBockel, Larson seconded motion carried to approve above permits.
George Logan applied for a transient merchant license for asphalt paving. All references were checked and he does have a Sales Tax License. Moved by VanBockel, Larson, seconded motion carried to approve this license.
Ordinance 2013- 8-7 was presented for the first reading. This monies was donated by the Harvest Hunger Drive to benefit the ambulance and a Stryker stair chair has been ordered. Moved by VanBockel, Hause seconded, motion carried to approve first reading.
Ambulance write offs were presented to the council due to Medicare $73.98 and due to Medicaid $204.00 for a total of $277.98. Moved by VanBockel, Everson seconded motion carried to approve.
An employment application for Nicklaus Wright as a certified EMT was presented to the council for their approval. Moved by VanBockel, seconded by Hause, motion carried to approve this application and the wage is $15.00 per hour. Council member VanBockel also received all of her certification and will be placed for approval at the next meeting.
Mitigation meeting in Tolstoy on August 13th, Mayor Wuttke and Russell Anderson will be attending.
Cash balances were handed out. Annual Municipal League Conferences will be held in Aberdeen October 8 thru October 11, 2013 with registration due by September 16th.
Next council meeting falls on Labor Day. Moved by Everson, VanBockel seconded, motion carried to have the next regular meeting on Sept. 3, 2013. Also moved by Everson, VanBockel seconded, motion carried to have a special meeting to discuss the budget for 2014 on August 19th at 7:00 PM.
Moved by VanBockel, Everson seconded motion carried to close the swimming pool on August 18th.
Moved by Everson, seconded by VanBockel, motion carried to adjourn into Executive session at 8:45PM for personnel due to SDCL 1-25-2 (1).
Council reconvened at 9:30 PM. Round table discussion Mayor Wuttke wanted Finance Officer to check into water for Loitwood Park.
There being no further business moved by Everson, VanBockel second, motion carried to adjourn at 9:40 PM.
Bill Wuttke, Mayor
Sharleen Eliason, Finance Officer
Published once at the total approximate cost of $119.65