City Council held regular meeting Sept. 3
Gettysburg, South Dakota
September 3, 2013
Pursuant to the due call and notice thereof, the City Council met in regular session on September 3, 2013 at 7:00 PM. Those present Mayor Bill Wuttke, Council members Ron Larson, Pat Everson, Fran VanBockel, Bryan Hause and Dawn Nagel. Also present was Russell Anderson Maint. Supervisor, Sharleen Eliason Finance Officer, Bill Wainman Chief of Police, Gayle Kludt GWBDC, Mike Jager, Imelda Simon, Josh Bausch, Mick Bliese, Edith and Howard Schwenn.
Moved by Nagel, Larson seconded, motion carried to approve the minutes from August 5 and August 19th with the following corrections: In the August 19th minutes it was stated that Father Jerry Kopel contacted the Mayor regarding a stop sign by the Catholic Church it was Jim Brown that contacted the Mayor regarding this. In round table discussion it was discussed that the trees needed to be trimmed by the stop sign at Karen Doerr’s it should have stated the stop sign by the County Shop.
Moved by Everson, seconded by Nagel, motioned carried to pay voucher bills and the following late bills to be paid later in September: Cam Wal, welcome sign, $10.75; Holly Strand, mileage Child Advocacy Center, $259.74; Potter County News, publication cost, $239.12; SD Public Assurance Alliance, Ins on new fire trucks, $287.00 and SD Solid Waste, landfill certification workshop, $200.00 for a total of $966.61
Payroll Expense by Department:
Total Payroll Expense by Department
Mayor & Council, August Payroll, 00.00; Finance Office, August Payroll, 3,918.74; Police, August Payroll, 5,885.00; Streets, August Payroll, 6,839.54; Snow Removal, August Payroll, 00.00; Garbage, August Payroll, 1,172.33; Airport, August Payroll, 143.29; Swimming Pool, August Payroll, 4,810.34; Parks, August Payroll, 626.59; Water, August Payroll, 1,966.40; Sewer, August Payroll, 1,529.99; Ambulance, August Payroll, 205.20; West Nile, August Payroll, 00.00; Auditorium, August Payroll, 00.00.
Total Payroll Expense
by Department $27,097.42
NET PAYROLL $20,070.79
AFLAC, CANCER INS., $793.34; BANK OF THE WEST, WITHHOLDING TAXES, 2,814.06; BANK OF THE WEST, WITHHOLDING TAXES, 3,597.98; BANYON DATA SYSTEMS, WINFUND SUPPORT, 795.00; BAUSCH ELECTRIC, LABOR FEES, 766.31; CHILD ADVOCACY CENTER, HOLLIE STRAND MEALS, 26.00; CD TREE SERVICE, ELM TREE REMOVAL, 420.00;
CAM WAL ELECTRIC, WELCOME SIGN, 10.75; COMPANION LIFE, LIFE INS, 38.44; DONNA JERRID, WATER DEP (2), 200.00; DAKOTA BACKUP, COMPUTER BACKUP, 62.04; DAKOTACARE, INSURANCE, 5,651.90; DAKOTA FARM & RANCH, SUPPLIES, 447.57; ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, WATER DEP REFUND, 100.00; GALLS, POLICE SUPPLIES, 66.19;
GETTYSBURG INN & SUITES, WATER DEP & HOLLY STRAND, 165.09; GETTYSBURG DEVELOPMENT CO, TRIPLE B TAX, 1,927.67; GOLDSMITH & HECK, PROFF FEE, 500.00; HEARTLAND WASTE, GARBAGE, 5,110.54; HAMBURGER, BETH, EMT TESTING, 111.49; HAMBURGER, BETH, SUPPLIES-AMBULANCE, 133.95;
JENSEN ROCK AND SAND, SUPPLIES, 7,282.00; JUSTIN CRONIN, WATER DEP REFUND, 100.00; KEN IVERSON, WATER DEP REFUND, 100.00; MICHAEL TODD & CO, SIGNS, 53.35; MICHAEL LARSON, LEGAL FEES, 415.00; MID DAKOTA WATER, WATER, 14,003.05; MIDWAY PARTS, PARTS, 88.50; MIDWEST ALARM, AUDITORIUM, 75.00;
MIKE AHLEMEIER, WATER DEP, 100.00; MN WIRELESS, WIRELESS, 71.00; MONTANA DAKOTA UTILITIES, LIGHTS, 3,728.94; NANCY TENNANT, WATER DEP REFUND, 75.00; NEW CREATIONS, SUPPLIES, 152.09; NORTH CENTRAL FARMERS ELEV, FUEL, 3,478.19; NORTHWEST PIPE FITTINGS, SUPPLIES, 8,006.33;
NORTHWEST PIPE FITTINGS, SUPPLIES, 10,383.00; POTTER COUNTY NEWS, PUBLICATIONS, 226.02; POTTER COUNTY AUDITOR, TELETYPE ½, 1,125.00; POTTER COUNTY CONSERVATION, TREES & PLANTING, 282.15; PRAXAIR, AMBULANCE SUPPLIES, 465.04; PUBLIC SAFETY CENTER, POLICE SUPPLIES, 91.05;
RACHEL HAMBURGER, WATER DEP REFUND, 100.00; RED RIVER GRAIN, CHEMICALS, 344.58; ROBBENNOLT, ANNE, WATER DEP REFUND, 100.00; ROXIE RIPLEY, WATER DEP REFUND, 65.00; SCHLACHTERS LUMBER, SUPPLIES, 9.65; SD DEPT OF REVENUE, SALES TAX, 688.65; SD DEPT OF REVENUE, WATER CKS, 26.00;
SD RETIREMENT, RETIREMENT, 2,736.19; SERVALL UNIFORM, RUGS, 123.02; SODAK SPORT & BAIT, POLICE SUPPLIES, 220.42; SOUTH DAKOTA SOLID WASTE, DUES, 60.00; SOUTH DAKOTA ONE CALL, WATER LOCATES, 25.53; TJ PHILLIPS, WATER DEP REFUND, 100.00;
US POSTMASTER, WATER BILLS, 175.06; VENTURE COMMUNICATIONS, PHONES, 775.59; VERIZON WIRELESS, CELL PHONES, 302.51; VILAS SUPERSTORE, SUPPLIES, 220.16; VILAS PHARMACY, SUPPLIES, 558.75; WEX BANK, AMBULANCE FUEL, 265.68
TOTAL CHECKS $101,006.61
Howard Schwenn appeared before the Council regarding concerns with his driveway. The city had previously done a project and had to dig through his driveway and he feels that it has settled.
Gayle Kludt, GWBDC gave the council her report and a proposed budget for 2014. The proposed budget has not been approved yet by her board. Council member Hause stated he would like her board to approve it first and then she can present it to the Council. GWBDC has been looking into a grant for a bike trail. Mark Schmidt, Kellie Yackley, Sandy Hagny, and Gayle Kludt are on this project but would like to have a volunteer from the City Council to also serve on this committee. Mayor Wuttke stated “that the Verizon tower by Whitlocks Bay was started in 3/30/11 to improve the communication service in the Gettysburg area and is now completed”.
Police report was presented to the Council for their review. City patrolman Nick Bratland will be attending a firearm training course this month.
VanBockel entered meeting at 7:25 PM.
Council members Larson, Hause, and Bill Wainman met in regards to the 2012 International Property Maintenance Code book. Council member Hause presented what they felt should be changed or eliminated and set the fee schedule. Moved by Everson, Hause seconded to approve these changes. During discussion Council member Nagel stated since the changes were just handed out tonight she would like to review them before voting on it. With 2 ayes and 3 nays motion did not pass. Moved by Nagel, seconded by VanBockel motion carried to table this until next month’s meeting.
Russell Anderson, Maintenance Supervisor updated the Council regarding the street project. There is a landfill certification course in Pierre Oct. 21st thru October 24th. Moved by VanBockel, Hause seconded motion carried for Russell to attend and to issue a check for registration fees of $200.00.
Only one Fuel bid was presented to the Council:
North Central Farmers: Unleaded $3.575, 10% Ethanol $3.526 gal and Ruby Field Master #2 $3.57 gal delivered. Moved by Nagel, Larson seconded, motion carried accept bid
The following building permits were presented:
Mick Bliese, Storage, Lot 9 Block 20 WTLCO Addition
R&K Rausch, covered deck, Lot 7 W½ lot 8 Block 2 Schlachter Addition
Leonard Schatz, storage, Lots 2 and 3 Bloc 68 Platts Addition
Roy Combellick, storage, Lots 3 and 4 Block 87 Western Town Lot Co Addn
Moved by Larson, Nagel seconded motion carried to approve above permits.
Landfill fees were discussed they have not been increased since 1998. Moved by Everson, VanBockel seconded motion carried to increase fees for concrete and bricks effective September 2, 2013 from $10.00 per axle to $12.00 per axle with the rest of the fee schedule remaining as stated in the Resolution 1998-1. It was also discussed that the fee schedule should be reviewed yearly.
GSA has opened the bidding on the surplus 2.2 acres of land near our landfill. Permission to issue a check of $1,000.00 as a deposit to start the bidding process. Moved by Everson seconded by VanBockel motion carried.
Moved by VanBockel, seconded by Everson motion carried to approve the band shell request form.
A five year plan for the City was discussed. Members of this committee will be: Mayor Wuttke, Council members Nagel and Hause and Russell Anderson.
Ordinance 2013- 8-7 was presented for the second 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, Nagel seconded, motion carried to approve with the following roll call vote: Larson-yea, VanBockel-yea, Nagel-yea, Everson-yea and Hause yea motion carried.
Ambulance write offs were presented to the council due to Medicare $55.78, due to charity $1,147.70, due to United $354.28 for a total of $1,557.76. Moved by VanBockel, Larson seconded motion carried to approve these write offs.
Avera Gettysburg Hospital will be charging the following RN fees for Ambulance Runs to the City of Gettysburg to be included in ambulance billing:
Sioux Falls: $325.00
Rapid City: $300.00
Moved by VanBockel, Everson, seconded motion carried to approve fees.
Beth Hamburger stated that a new Business Associate Agreement with MED MEDIA needs to be signed and will be effective September 23, 3013. This deals with trip reporting that the ambulance is required to submit to the state. Moved by VanBockel, Nagel seconded motion carried to sign this agreement.
Code Book and website is tabled until next meeting.
Council member Hause motioned to reconsider the 2014 budget totals for Economic Development. He felt it should be the same as last year’s total of $28,000.00 instead of $30,000.00 due to the fact they have not had an audit or an approved budget by their Board members for 2014. Motion died for lack of a second. Moved by VanBockel, seconded by Nagel to approve the 2014 budget ordinance of 2013-8-8 and Resolution for reserves, motion carried. (Hause -nay).
Annual Conference is in Aberdeen Oct. 8 thru Oct. 11th. Moved by Everson, VanBockel seconded motion carried to authorize Bill Wainman to attend code enforcement and Police Chief’s meeting and to issue a check for the conference.
Moved by Everson, seconded by Nagel, motion carried to adjourn into Executive session at 8:37PM for personnel due to SDCL 1-25-2 (1).
Council reconvened at 10:10PM. Moved by VanBockel, seconded by Everson, motion carried to appoint Kenny Goebel for Ward 1 councilmember (Lehman-resigned) until the next general election in April of 2014.
Correspondence included a thank you from Nadine Diegel regarding the swimming pool.
There being no further business moved by Everson, VanBockel second, motion carried to adjourn at 10:20PM.
Bill Wuttke, Mayor
Sharleen Eliason, Finance Officer
Published once at the total approximate cost of $110.43