City Council held regular meeting May 5
Gettysburg, South Dakota
May 5, 2014
Pursuant to the due call and notice thereof, the City Council met in regular session on May 5, 2014 at 7:00 PM. Those present Mayor Bill Wuttke, Bryan Hause, Dawn Nagel, Ron Larson, Fran VanBockel, Mick Bliese, Pat Everson, absent Kenny Goebel. Also present was Russell Anderson, Maint Supervisor, Sharleen Eliason, Bill Wainman, Chief of Police, Brian Robbennolt, Mike Jager, Julie Schaunaman, Tim Hagedorn and Scott Sikkink from HKG.
Moved by Hause, Bliese seconded, motion carried to approve the minutes of April 9, 2014 with the following corrections:
1. (to clarify the DOT Maint contract) the DOT sent a maintenance contract proposal to broom and clean Highway 212 to pay the City up to $4,500.00 for cleaning the State Highway 212.
2. To correct the pool hiring motion to state as presented- Jerrid Schmidt at $9.00 per hour
3. To correct the data regarding Economic Development- Council member Nagel questioned why the Triple B from Feb was held until being presented at the March meeting and had not been paid according to the schedule.($2,211.28). Council member stated that for point of clarification the amount due for Triple B should be paid accordingly.
Moved by VanBockel seconded by Larson motioned carried to pay the voucher bills and the following bills that arrived after cut off: APC Play, park swing supplies, $ 210.00; Northwest pipe, sewer supplies, $502.85; Potter County Library, Memorial DJ Fischer, $25.00 for a total of $737.85.
Payroll Expense by Department:
Total Payroll Expense by Department
Mayor, April Payroll, $4,730.84; Finance Office, April Payroll, 4,024.42; Police, April Payroll, 6,061.56; Streets, April Payroll, 3,107.36; Snow Removal, April Payroll, 1,643.73; Garbage, April Payroll, 965.00; Airport, April Payroll, 90.96; Swimming Pool, April Payroll, 485.28; Parks, April Payroll, 487.63; Water, April Payroll, 2,964.78; Sewer, April Payroll, 2,046.00; Ambulance, April Payroll, 304.06; West Nile, April Payroll, 131.36.
Total Payroll Expense
by Department $27,042.98
NET PAYROLL $19,050.16
AFLAC, CANCER INS, $396.67; AMERICAN RED CROSS, SWIMMING POOL, 200.00; ANDERSON, RUSSELL, WATER DEP REFUND, 100.00; AVERA ST LUKES, CPR CARDS, 30.00; BANK OF THE WEST, WITHHOLDING TAXES, 2,770.24; BANK OF THE WEST, WITHHOLDING TAXES, 4,117.66; CAM WAL ELECTRIC, WELCOME SIGN, 11.25;
COMPANION LIFE, LIFE INS, 38.44; COLONIAL RESEARCH, POOL SUPPLIES, 490.00; DAKOTA BACKUP, COMPUTER BACKUP, 66.74; DAKOTACARE, INSURANCE, 6,340.61; DAKOTA FARM & RANCH, SUPPLIES, 1,610.81; DONALD J. FISCHER ESTATE, 1 YR AIRPORT MGR, 525.00; DONNA HUDSON-(D BIEBER), WATER DEP REFUND, 100.00;
DCI CREDIT SERVICE, DEDUCTION, 150.00; GETTYSBURG DEVELOPMENT CORP, TRIPLE B, 1,847.92; ED ROEHR SAFETY PRODUCTS, POLICE SUPPLIES, 109.62; ED WAGER ELECTRIC, FIREHALL REPAIRS, 945.63; EMERGENCY MEDICAL PRODUCTS, AMBULANCE SUPPLIES, 508.54;
ETHAN DAVID BURDMAN, WATER DEP REFUND, 100.00; GAS N GOODIES, POLICE -CAR WASH, 6.00; GETTYSBURG BAKERY, SUPPLIES MEETING, 17.33; HAMBURGER, BETH, ELECTION SUPERVISOR, 128.25; HEARTLAND WASTE, GARBAGE , 5,024.65; IMPRINTS LABEL & DECAL, BIKE REGISTRATION LABELS, 100.00;
JASON SCHWAB, WATER REFUND, 100.00; JESSICA GREVEN, WATER REFUND, 100.00; JILL LANGER, ELECTION WORKER, 121.50; LINDA KEMINK, WATER REFUND, 100.00; LOGAN ELECTRIC, HIGHWAY LIGHTS, 1,987.62; MN WIRELESS, WIRELESS AIRPORT & FIREHALL, 71.00; MARCO INC., COPIER SUPPLIES, 193.63;
MID DAKOTA WATER, WATER, 12,961.30; MIDWAY PARTS, PARTS, 257.83; MIKES REPAIR, SUPPLIES, 1,885.50; MONTANA DAKOTA UTILITIES, LIGHTS, 4,660.85; KATHLEEN NAGEL, ELECTION WAGER, 121.50; NEW CREATIONS, SUPPLIES, 133.05; NORTH CENTRAL FARMERS, FUEL, 2,680.18;
NORTHWEST PIPE FITTINGS, SUPPLIES, 6,854.60; OAHE AREA YOUTH CENTER, SUMMER REC, 5,500.00; PHILIP DRUEN, WATER DEP REFUND, 100.00; POTTER COUNTY NEWS, PUBLICATIONS, 440.67; POTOMAC AVIATION TECH, AWOS MONITOR, 250.00; PRAXAIR, SUPPLIES AMBU, 71.56; PRAXAIR, SUPPLIES AMBU, 181.17;
SANITATION PRODUCTS, SUPPLIES SWEEPER, 144.00; SANITATION PRODUCTS, SWEEPER PARTS, 242.45; SCOTT AHLMEIER, WATER DED REFUND, 100.00; SD ASSOC OF RURAL WATER, DUES, 450.00; SD RETIREMENT, RETIREMENT, 2,809.40; SD DEPT OF REVENUE, SALES TAX, 368.70;
SD MUNICIPAL LEAGUE, F OFFICERS SCHOOL REGIS, 150.00; SD DEPT OF REVENUE, WATER CHECKS, 26.00; SD DEP OF REVENUE, ½ MALT BEV LICENSES, 612.50; SENYAK, JOE, SEWER, 205.00; SERVALL, SUPPLIES, 73.52; SODAK SPORT & BAIT, POLICE SUPPLIES, 64.99; SOUTH DAKOTA ONE CALL, WATER LOCATES, 4.44; STEVEN ZUBER, MILEAGE, 67.20;
STRYKER, AMBULANCE, 1,281.45; TERRI SIEBRASSE, WATER DEP REFUND, 100.00; THE RADAR SHOP, POLICE SUPPLIES, 118.00; TRIPLE L (JD LONG), SNOW REMOVAL, 30.00; TRUE VALUE, SUPPLIES, 204.07; US POSTMASTER, WATER BILLS, 176.39; VENTURE COMMUNICATIONS, PHONES, 737.13;
VERIZON WIRELESS, CELL PHONES, 260.82; VILAS SUPERSTORE, SUPPLIES, 57.20; WEX BANK, AMBULANCE FUEL, 593.13; WILLIAM WAINMAN, WATER DEP REFUND, 100.00; WILLIAM WAINMAN, MEETING, 141.51.
TOTAL CHECKS $92,675.38
Cash Balances and Quarterly totals were given to the Council.
Moved by VanBockel, seconded by Hause, motion carried to adjourn the 106th council.
Bill Wuttke, Mayor
Sharleen Eliason, Finance Officer
Gettysburg, South Dakota
May 5, 2014
Mayor Wuttke called the first meeting of the 107th Council to order. Present at this meeting were Mayor Bill Wuttke, Bryan Hause, Dawn Nagel, Ron Larson, Fran VanBockel, Mick Bliese, Pat Everson. Also present were Russell Anderson, Maint Supervisor, Sharleen Eliason, Bill Wainman, Chief of Police, Joyce Wickersham, Brian Robbennolt, Mike Jager, Julie Schaunaman, Tim Hagedorn and Scott Sikkink from HKG.
Oaths of Office were given to the following Council members: Ward 1 – Everson (2 yr term) and VanBockel Ward 2 – Larson, Ward 3 – Bryan Hause and Mick Bliese (2 yr term).
Nominations were opened for the President and Vice President of the Council. Moved by VanBockel, Nagel seconded, to nominate Pat Everson as President of the Council. Moved by Bliese, Hause seconded for nominations to cease. Moved by Nagel, Bliese seconded, motion carried to nominate Bryan Hause as Vice President of the Council.
Mayor Wuttke then read the list of appointed positions for the following:
Airport Manager: Russell Anderson
Assistant Airport Manager: Michael Fischer
Health Officer: Mark Schmidt
Attorney: Michael and Sarah Larson
Official Depositories: Bank of the West and Great Western Bank
Newspaper: Potter County News
Mayor Wuttke then read the Council Appointments:
AIRPORT: Wuttke and Larson
ANIMAL CONTROL: Nagel and Larson
PARKS and RECREATION: Everson and Nagel
BUILDING PERMITS: Bliese and Hause
DRUG POLICY: Nagel and VanBockel
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Wuttke, Hause and Bliese
FINANCE OFFICE AND MAINT BLDG: Wuttke and Larson
FIRE DEPARTMENT and AUDITORIUM: Bliese and Hause
HEALTH and SAFETY: VanBockel and Nagel
LAW ENFORCEMENT: Wuttke, VanBockel, and Everson
RUBBLE SITE: Larson and VanBockel
STREETS: Everson, and Hause
WATER AND WASTEWATER: Everson and Bliese
Motioned by Larson, seconded by VanBockel motion carried to approve committee appointments.
Scott Sikkink, HKG updated the Council regarding the school project. They are on schedule regarding the project. Scott discussed the drainage project that the City will be doing and explained how the drainage should flow. The school is asking for the City’s help for money needed to pave or cement the parking lot. The City has invested approximately $80,000.00 for the drainage project and the streets will need to be resurfaced after the project is done. The City is again applying for a street project grant. School Representatives are to attend the council’s June meeting and provide information to the pending questions raised during discussion.
The meeting was opened to the public for any comments regarding the malt beverages licenses for the period of July 2014 to June 2015. All of the licenses are renewals. Moved by VanBockel, seconded by Nagel to approve licenses.
Chief Wainman gave the Council the police report.
Russell Anderson stated that clean up week has begun. At last month’s meeting it was mentioned to obtain quotes regarding a new four wheeler. Russell obtained the following quotes:
Sopers Honda – Pioneer $10,049.00
Sopers – 4 wheeler $8,250.00
John Deere $11,000.00
Moved by VanBockel, Nagel seconded motion carried to purchase the Pioneer from Sopers and to declare the old 4-wheeler as surplus.
Jensen’s Rock & Sand will be coming in August to start the street project. The proposed bid price enables the city to do more street updates this year. Moved by Nagel, VanBockel seconded, motion carried, to accept the 5 year street maintenance plan as proposed with 2014 updates to include Hilltop Drive, (four blocks) Harrison, (two blocks) of Lincoln Ave and (two blocks) of Ellsworth with the understanding that plan adjustments may be necessary due to school completion progress and other unforeseen circumstances with a tentative estimated 5 year grand total of $1,852,000.00.
Discussion regarding the Highway 212 project. Anderson stated the State is willing to work with the city regarding drainage issues. It was discussed that we need to work positively towards solutions. There was a suggestion regarding a cross walk by the new Mini Mall for children to safely cross the highway.
Julie Schaunaman asked the council’s direction regarding opening date, concessions and supplies needed for the Swimming pool. Moved by Hause, VanBockel seconded motion carried to have the swimming pool opening date be Thursday May 29th. Moved by VanBockel, seconded by Hause to pre- approve purchase up to $1,200.00 for swimming pool concessions. Lifeguard chairs were discussed. Moved by VanBockel, Hause seconded to allow Julie to purchase one lifeguard chair at an approximate cost of $3,152.00. Moved by VanBockel, Everson seconded motion carried to purchase a cash register and microwave at a cost not exceeding $200.00.
Ordinance 2011-3-3 Curb Stops May 1, 2011. The policy is if a customer desires their water to be turned off and due to no fault of their own their curb stop is broken and cannot be shut off and the City is waiting to fix the curb stop there will be no charges for basics (if no water is used). Moved by Bliese, Larson, seconded motion carried to approve this policy. In November a customer called to have their water turned off and their curb stop was broken and they were charged basic charges. Finance Officer Eliason asked for a motion to give them credit of $140.00. Moved by Bliese, Larson seconded motion carried to approve. Discussion regarding two water accounts that have not had their curb stops fixed.
These were broken before the ordinance was put in place. Moved by Hause, VanBockel seconded to have the city fix the curb stops at city expense. During discussion the motion was rescinded by both Hause and VanBockel. We will have City Attorney Larson review this for next month’s meeting.
One Fuel bid was presented to the Council:
North Central Farmers : Unleaded 10% ethanol FTE – $3.466, ruby field master $3.52 gal. Moved by Larson, Hause seconded, motion carried to accept.
The following building permits were presented to the Council:
Sheron Archer, garage and driveway, Lot 15 Block 28 Brysons addition
United Methodist Church, fellowship hall, Lots 13, 14, 15, &16 WTLCO Block 59+
Kyle Kusser, fence, N 10’ lot 40, all 41, S15’ of Lot 42 Block 9 Houcks Replat
Bobbie Simon, garage, Western Addition Block 4, Lot 9
Terry Axsom, addition to storage area, privacy fence, , Lot 10 Block 12 Western Addn
Rory Haar, garage & driveway, block foundation E ½ N1/2 of lot 10 & N ½ of lots 11 & 12 Block 2, Schlachters Addition
Moved by VanBockel, Nagel seconded motion carried to approve above permits.
The following moving permits were presented:
Linda K. Johnson, Manufactured home, Lot 5 Block 69 Platts Addition
Rory Haar, Home, E 1/2, N ½ of Lot 10 & N1/2 of Lots 11 & 12 Block 2 Schlachters Addition
Moved by VanBockel, Nagel seconded, motion carried to approve these permits.
Demolition permit of Delton Woodford for home at Lots 1 & 2 Block 69 Platts Addn moved by VanBockel, Nagel seconded, motion carried to approve this permit.
Council member Everson will check the ball fields to see if any Agri Lime is needed. If needed Parks committee will order and have it delivered.
Moved by Everson, Larson seconded motion carried to close the Finance Office for June 11 (noon) and all day for the 12th and 13th for Finance Officers School in Chamberlain.
Moved by VanBockel, Larson seconded, motion carried to approve Ambulance write offs in the amount of $ 91.79 due to Medicare sequestration.
Moved by VanBockel, Hause seconded motion carried to approve a hire date of May 5, 2014 at a rate of $15.00 per hour for Erika Rath, newly certified EMT.
Moved by Bliese, Everson seconded, motion carried to adjourn into executive session due to personnel according to SDCL 1-25-2 -1. at 9:04 PM.
Council reconvened at 9:37 PM.
Correspondence included a thank you card for City Patrolman Nick Bratland from David Bieber’s family and DENR water certification awards for Anderson and Gerber.
In round table discussion Everson mentioned seeing large trucks on Garfield Ave. He will check with Steve Smith regarding signage for trucks on this street since it is a county road. It was also mentioned that this street is in terrible shape and needs repairs especially by the Manor- again this is county road maintenance. VanBockel stated that she was approached about a skate park and concerns about lighting in an alley. Nagel stated she was approached about auditorium lights not getting fixed timely and stated that these concerns needed to be followed up on. Mayor Wuttke questioned if the City Finance Office could update the local TV channel for Gettysburg. We will check into this more.
Moved by Larson, Hause seconded motion carried to adjourn at 9:56 PM.
Bill Wuttke, Mayor
Sharleen Eliason, Finance Officer
Published once at the total approximate cost of $153.34