City Council held regular meeting June 2
Gettysburg, South Dakota
June 2, 2014
Pursuant to the due call and notice thereof, the City Council met in regular session on June 2, 2014 at 7:00 PM. Those present Mayor Bill Wuttke, Bryan Hause, Dawn Nagel, Ron Larson, Fran VanBockel, Mick Bliese, and Pat Everson. Also present was Russell Anderson, Maint Supervisor, Sharleen Eliason, Bill Wainman, Chief of Police, Julie Schaunaman, Brian Robbennolt, Scott Sikkink from HKG, Nathanael Williams, Ryan Persoon, Todd Oster, Norm Kostboth and Michael Larson.
Payroll Expense by Department:
Total Payroll Expense by Department
Mayor, May Payroll, $0.00; Finance Office, May Payroll, 4,094.86; Police, May Payroll, 6,061.56; Streets, May Payroll, 3,728.60; Snow Removal, May Payroll, 0.00; Garbage, May Payroll, 1,126.20; Airport, May Payroll, 797.64; Swimming Pool, May Payroll, 4005.46; Parks, May Payroll, 1,147.94; Water, May Payroll, 3,199.22; Sewer, May Payroll, 549.58; Ambulance, May Payroll, 152.62; West Nile, May Payroll, 00.00.
Total Payroll Expense
by Department $24,863.68
NET PAYROLL $17,698.41
ADOLPH KIEFER, S POOL SUPPLIES, $524.85; APC PLAY, SUPPLIES, 210.00; AFLAC, CANCER INS, 396.67; ANDERSON, RUSSELL, WATER DEP REFUND, 48.38; AVERA GETTYSBURG HOSPITAL, RN FEES AMBULANCE, 350.00; AVERA QUEEN OF PEACE, EMPLOYEE TESTING, 122.80; BANK OF THE WEST, WITHHOLDING TAXES, 2,857.90;
BANK OF THE WEST, WITHHOLDING TAXES, 3,189.92; B & R TRUCK REPAIR, INC., REPAIR TRUCK, 442.63; CAM WAL ELECTRIC, WELCOME SIGN, 22.50; CITY OF GETTYSBURG, WATER DEP A. GOEBEL, 100.00; COMPANION LIFE, LIFE INS, 37.96; DAKOTA BACKUP, COMPUTER BACKUP, 67.29;
DAKOTACARE, INSURANCE, 5,601.86; DAKOTA FARM & RANCH, SUPPLIES, 2,409.73; DEANS REPAIR, POLICE OIL CHANGE, 55.95; GETTYSBURG COLLISION CENT, TAILGATE HANDLE-PICKUP, 103.83; GETTYSBURG DEVELOPMENT CORP, TRIPLE B, 1,752.22; HAWKINS, INC., S POOL SUPPLIES, 3,872.83;
HEARTLAND WASTE, GARBAGE, 4,945.42; JOHN DEERE FINANCIAL, SUPPLIES, 761.22; JULIE SCHAUNAMAN, POOL SUPPLIES, 179.86; JULIE SCHAUNAMAN, POOL CANDY, 1,161.50; KNOCK OUT SPECIALTIES, POLICE SUPPLIES, 115.74; LOGAN ELECTRIC, AIRPORT, 2,015.70; MICHAEL TODD & CO, CONES, 278.44;
MID DAKOTA WATER, WATER, 13,307.35; MIDWEST ALARM, AUDITORIUM, 75.00; MIDWAY PARTS, PARTS, 297.67; MONTANA DAKOTA UTILITIES, LIGHTS, 4,035.24; NEW CREATIONS, SUPPLIES, 135.52; NICK BRATELAND, MEAL-PIERRE, 9.00; NORTH CENTRAL FARMERS, FUEL, 400.00; NORTHWEST PIPE FITTINGS, SUPPLIES, 24,555.80;
NORTHWEST PIPE FITTINGS, SUPPLIES, 502.70; PEPSIAMERICAS, CONCESSIONS POOL, 426.66; POTTER COUNTY LIBRARY, MEMORIAL-FISCHER, 25.00; R & K MECHANICAL, SUPPLIES, 14.03; RECREATION SUPPLY CO, POOL SUPPLIES, 3,240.40; SCHATZ ELECTRIC, INC, PARK, 82.75; SCHATZ ELECTRIC, INC, PARK LIGHT, 303.23;
SCHLACHTER LUMBER, SUPPLIES, 19.63; SCHMIDT, MARK, RENEWAL LIFEGUARD, 100.00; SD RETIREMENT, RETIREMENT, 2,798.66; SD DEPT OF REVENUE, SALES TAX, 383.09; SD DEPT OF REVENUE, WATER CHECKS, 26.00; SERVALL, SUPPLIES, 73.52; SERVALL, SUPPLIES, 35.10; SODAK SPORT & BAIT, POLICE SUPPLIES, 249.91; SOPERS INC., 2014 HONDA PIONEER, 10,049.00; SOUTH DAKOTA ONE CALL, WATER LOCATES, 18.87;
THE LODGE AT DEADWOOD, POLICE WORKSHOP, 237.00; US POSTMASTER, WATER BILLS, 176.97; USDA, FIREHALL LOAN, 25,122.00; VENTURE COMMUNICATIONS, PHONES, 734.83; VERIZON WIRELESS, CELL PHONES, 260.82; VILAS SUPERSTORE, SUPPLIES, 109.94; WEX BANK, AMBULANCE FUEL, 166.82; WINWATER, STREET SUPPLIES, 716.21; WWW TIRE, SUPPLIES, 268.00.
TOTAL CHECKS $138,280.33
Moved by Everson, Bliese seconded, motion carried to approve the minutes of May 5, 2014.
Moved by VanBockel, seconded by Larson, motion carried, Hause-nay, to pay the voucher bills and the following bills that arrived after cut off: Renae Lehman for lifeguard training for Isabelle (after certification confirmation), $200.00; Northwest Pipe, storm sewer supplies, $467.13; R&K, pool supplies, $139.04; Knock Out Solutions, police supplies, $255.54; True Value, maint and pool supplies, $451.16; Hawkins pool supplies, $582.39, and Potter County News, publications, $285.64 for a total of $2,380.90. Council member Hause asked how the pool could have so many dollars for payroll on the 15th payroll before the pool even opened. There was discussion that the hours should have been approved by the full council if there was questions involved.
A delegation from Gettysburg Whitlock Bay Development thanked the City Council for the stipend that they receive. They are in the process of hiring a new director and will keep the Council informed. Council member Nagel stated that there is a Grant writing workshop in Rapid June 18th by the SDSU Extension that would be a great opportunity for the new director to attend.
Scott Sikkink from HKG and Brian Robbennolt gave the Council an update on the school. At last month’s meeting they requested monetary assistance in paving the school parking lot. It was tabled until they could give us a cost estimate. Scott apologized they still do not have the dollars that will be involved and will have to attend another meeting with this information. Council member Hause stated that he did see the parking lot on the plans and questioned why this was not included in Sharps bid for the school.
DOT was not finished with their planning for Highway 212 project and will meet with the council next month.
Curb stops was given to Michael Larson to review. Michael indicated that the City should fix the remaining non operating curb stops that was before the new ordinance of 2011-3-3. Moved by Hause, seconded by Bliese, motion carried to have our City maintenance repair the curb stops at the city expense.
Julie Schaunaman entered the meeting at 7:30PM.
The meeting was opened to the public for any comments regarding the special malt beverage license for the Gettysburg City Fireman for the car show that will be held in the City Park on June 28th, 2014. Moved by Everson, seconded by VanBockel motion carried to approve this permit. Police Chief Wainman asked questions regarding enforcement procedures for carding.
Police report was given to the Council. The bike rodeo was postponed till June 14, 2014 due to the weather.
Russell Anderson, Maintenance Supervisor stated that he completed the loop for the water at Sunset Drive. Russell and his staff will start grinding the streets soon for the street project. The sand filters are working great at the City pool. In the city park he noticed that there are five large cottonwood trees that have died. Council member Nagel stated that their is a fungus that is on evergreen trees and that the City should be aware of this. Council member Everson stated that the grass is very tall in the ditch on Garfield Ave. He will call the County regarding this. Russell was advised to check on the cost involved for the supplies needed to tap in a 2 inch or 1 ½ inch water line. Council member Bliese stated that a culvert by his shop was damaged and needs to be replaced. Council member Bliese also stated his ditch has sunflowers in it and it needs cleaning for drainage purpose to get rid of standing water.
One fuel bid was presented to the Council from North Central Farmers Elevator: Unleaded 10% ethanol FTE $3.406 and Ruby Fieldmaster $3.43. Moved by Hause, Nagel seconded, motion carried to accept this bid.
Larry Madsen has agreed to inspect American elm trees again this year. Moved by Everson, VanBockel seconded motion carried to hire Larry Madsen at a salary of $200.00. Anyone that suspects an American Elm tree might be infected please call the City Finance Office.
Bobbie Potts, SD Pilots Association stated they will be having an airport day July 12th at the City Airport. They will be having a lunch, speakers and dedication of Cronin’s new hanger. Moved by VanBockel, Larson, seconded, motion carried to approve this day.
The following building permits were presented to the council for approval:
Lynn Phillips, fence, Lots 1 & 2 Block 5 Hurleys addition
Seth Warner, fence, Lots 5 & 6 Block 7 Schlachter’s addn
Martin Oaks, fence, Lots 16, 17 & 18 Western Town Lot Co addn
Moved by VanBockel, seconded by Hause, motion carried to approve permits.
Demolition permits were presented by the following:
Emmanuel Lutheran Church, house and garage, Lots 1,2& 3 Block 1 Schlachters addn
Kevin Logan, house, Lots 13 and 14 Block 27 Bryson Addition
Moved by Everson, Hause seconded motion carried to approve.
Julie Schaunaman, co manager of the swimming pool stated that on June 6, 7 & 8th most of her help is attending WSI training and Julie is on call for the hospital. Moved by Nagel, Everson seconded motion carried to approve the hiring of Jada Hawkinson to fill in if needed at a salary of $12.00 per hr.
Elected officials workshop is July 23rd in Pierre. Reminder that the Finance Office will be closed for Finance Officers school starting at noon on the 11th and all day on the 12 & 13th of June.
Ambulance write offs due to Medicare in the amount of $55.96. Motioned by VanBockel, Bliese seconded, motion carried to approve write off.
In round table discussion Council member Nagel stated a thank you to Avera and GIA for the donations for the frog slide at the pool. Council member Nagel stated that it was brought to her attention why does the City pay to print the minutes in the paper when the editor also prints them as news. They feel it is a waste of money. Another council member stated we must abide by the rules of the state, the city is required to publish them. Another date was set for the 5 year planning committee for June 18th. Council member Everson stated that there are some areas of the streets that need repair.
Moved by Everson, seconded by Hause, motion carried to adjourn at 8:05 PM.
Bill Wuttke, Mayor
Sharleen Eliason, Finance Officer
Published once at the total approximate cost of $100.71