City Council held regular meeting Jan. 2
Gettysburg, South Dakota
January 2, 2012
Pursuant to the due call and notice thereof, the City Council met in regular session on January 2, 2012 at 7:00 PM at the City Finance Office. Present were Mayor Bill Wuttke, Council members, Peggy Lehman, Pat Everson, Ron Larson, Fran VanBockel, Dawn Nagel and Josh Bausch. Also present was Sharleen Eliason, Finance Officer, Police Chief Gayle Kludt, Russell Anderson, Craig Smith, Janet Cronin, Matt Cronin, Howard Schwenn, Bryan Haberer, Bryan Hause and Ray Shellito, Potter County Commissioner.
After the pledge of allegiance was recited, motioned by Bausch, seconded by Nagel, motion carried to approve the minutes from December 5, 2011.
Motioned by Lehman, seconded by VanBockel, motion carried to approve the accounts payable for January 2012.
VOUCHERS PAYABLE FOR JANUARY 2012
ELLIOTT COMPANY, SEWER TRUCK, $72,145.00; FIRST NATIONAL BANK, SEWER LOAN, 8,.930.13; KANSAS STATE BANK, STREET SWEEPER LEASE, 37,803.26; NORTHERN LIGHTS DISPLAY, SUPPLIES, 72.00; SCHLACHTERS, SUPPLIES, 74.16; SD AIRPORT MANAGERS ASSOC, AIRPORT DUES, 25.00; SD ASS’N CODE ENFORCEMENT, DUES, 40.00;
SD DEPT OF REVENUE, WASTEWATER DUES, 1,500.00; SD GOV FINANCE ASSOC, DUES, 70.00; SD MUNICIPAL ATTORNEYS ASSOC, DUES, 20.00; SD HUMAN RESOURCE ASSOC, DUES, 50.00; SD MUNICIPAL LEAGUE, DUES, 1,010.54; MUNICIPAL MAINT, DUES, 35.00; SD POLICE CHIEFS ASSOC, DUES, 93.63; SERVALL, SUPPLIES, 23.10.
TOTAL CHECKS $121,891.82
Michael Larson, City Attorney read the Notice of Public Hearing to consider adoption of Resolution of Intent to Annex the Potter County Implement property and it was opened up for discussion. Mayor Wuttke stated that comments to him was that the City should annex all surrounding property within one mile radius. Craig Smith stated that Matt Cronin opposes the annexation and Craig and Matt Cronin explained the reasons why to the Council. NECOG helped prepare the study for annexation and Craig Smith discussed several areas of the study which he felt was inaccurate. After discussion moved by VanBockel, Larson seconded and motion carried (Bausch-nay) to not proceed with the annexation and this topic will not be addressed again unless the City decides to annex at least one mile radius of the town.
Chief Kludt and Michael Larson have been reviewing Chapter 10-Vehicles and Traffic. In reviewing the revised Ordinance 2012-1-1 there is the need for clarification on parking. Moved by VanBockel, Lehman, seconded, motion carried to table this for the next meeting with additions to be added to the ordinance.
Safety issues regarding a building owned by Dana Vail on Commercial Avenue was addressed. Dana has contacted Rich Penrod and they will remove all the loose bricks and correct the safety issues and make sure all the building is secure.
Gayle Kludt stated that coming into Gettysburg from the East is so dark she was inquiring about having a street light by the Fairgrounds on Highway 212. Russell will check with the State.
Russell Anderson stated that the sewer truck will be here on Wednesday and they will have a one day training now and a training session later this spring on operations of the truck. Russell would like to meet with each committee for planning 2012 projects.
Fuel bid were submitted with the following results:
Unleaded Lead #2 #1
Co-op $3.17 $3.23 $3.25 $3.55
Moved by Lehman, seconded by Bausch, motion carried to accept the fuel bid.
The following building permit was presented to the council for their review:
Bobbie and Jaimie Simon addition on home, Block 4, Lot 9 Western Addition
Kevin & Ellen Logan 3 apartments Lot 15, Block 27 Brysons Addition
Moved by Everson, seconded by Nagel, motion carried to approve the permits.
A copy of the Fund agreement between South Dakota Community Foundation and the Gettysburg Community Foundation was given to the Council. The City did give the Foundation $3,000.00 for the savings account. Janet Cronin is the interim President for the Gettysburg Community Foundation and Mayor Wuttke and the Council want to extend a thank you to Janet Cronin for all her effort. She helped raise $23,000.00 for this fund.
Auditorium was discussed. Mayor Wuttke stated that we should wait until the School decision regarding how to improve the auditorium. Russell Anderson stated that there is wrestling mats in the basement. We were advised previously that only the showers and bathrooms could be used downstairs. Shawn Donovan will be advised of this and a letter in writing stating that at this time the basement can’t be utilized for wrestling.
With the Heartland garbage bid going from $8.35 to $10.40 we need to increase our garbage prices to reflect this. Motion by Everson, VanBockel seconded, motion carried to increase garbage to $14.00 per month effective with the reading of meters on January 23. The breakdown will be as follows: Heartland $10.40, City share $2.81, Tax $.79 for a total of $14.00.
The cones for the grass runway have been ordered. It will be a total of $1600.00 and this will be available to be withdrawn from our gas tax fund through the airport. We will pay the bill and then send it to DOT for reimbursement. We also received permission to purchase a I-com system if needed. Motion by Bausch, seconded by Larson, motion carried to approve these purchases.
Ordinance 2011-11-19 was presented for the second reading. This supplements the budget for the sewer truck. Moved by Nagel, Bausch seconded, and roll call vote was taken with the following results: Bausch-yea, Everson-yea, Nagel-yea, VanBockel-yea, Lehman-yea and Larson-yea.
Ambulance write offs in the amount of $807.89 was presented. Due to Medicaid $807.46 and due to Medicare $.43. Moved by Lehman, seconded by VanBockel, motion carried.
Below is the listing of Salaries for the start of the new year of 2012 for publication per SDCL 6-1-10:
Maintenance Supervisor Russell Anderson $16.93 per hr plus OT $25.40
Asst Maint Supervisor Greg Gerber $15.48 per hr plus OT $23.22
Maint worker Tyler Jost $12.33 per hr plus OT $18.50
Maint worker Devin Gerber $10.97 per hr plus OT $16.46
Park worker part time John Holzhauser $10.72 per hr
Rubble worker part time Ed DeKnikker $10.20 per hr
Park worker part time Tricia Dutenhoeffer $10.20 per hr
Finance Officer Sharleen Eliason $34,959.68 annual salary
Deputy Finance Officer Judy Nagel $11.07 per hour plus OT at $16.61
Chief of Police Gayle Kludt $42,864.48 annual salary
City Patrolman Nick Bratland $30,763.20 annual salary
EMT’s $15.00 per hour
City Attorney Michael Larson $100.00 per hour
Airport Manager-Bill Eliason $43.75 per month or $525.00 yr
Mayor $3,600.00 annual stipend plus below
Council $1,610.00 annual stipend plus below
Along with their annual stipends, the Mayor and Council members will receive compensation for meeting attendance of $75.00 per meeting and $55.00 per special meeting and other than council meetings at the following rates:
1. For a morning session, an afternoon session, or an evening session the attendee will receive $50.00 plus expenses as previously approved by the Council.
2. If two or more sessions are attended in one day, the attendee will receive $75.00 plus expense.
3. If the meeting, workshop or seminar lasts more than one calendar day, then compensation for each succeeding day will be determined as in #1 and #2 above.
Gayle Kludt stated that there is a workshop January 27, 28th and 29th in Aberdeen for EMT’s. Cost for registration is $50.00 plus meals and mileage. They should be encouraged to car pool together to conserve and if the City Finance Office could do the reservations it might be possible to obtain state rates for the motel. Moved by VanBockel, seconded by Everson motion carried to pay expenses but in the future they should come to the Council and request the training.
The City Finance Office needs updating. There is a commercial carpet that Schlachter’s could order. Michael gave a quote for Finance Office, Council room, Law enforcement room and the coffee room. With material and labor it should be right around $7,792.72. Moved by VanBockel, seconded by Lehman, motion carried to accept this quote. The carpet for the Finance Office will be installed January 28.
Election agreement with the Gettysburg Public school for a combined election for April 10 was approved. Moved by Everson, seconded by Lehman, motion carried for Mayor Wuttke to sign this agreement. Wages will be paid at $9.00 per hour for election workers.
Election vacancies will be published in the paper January 19 and January 26. The vacancies will be Mayor, (Wuttke), Ward 1 (Lehman), Ward 2 (Larson and Nagel there will be two petitions open, one for a 2 year term and one for a 4 year term) Ward 3, (Bausch). January 27, 2012 is the earliest date to begin petition circulation.
Correspondence included airport conference in Deadwood for March 14 and 15th in Deadwood.
In round table discussion Council member Bausch stated he has noticed in other towns that they have been cleaning up lots and then using them as an incentive for other people to move to their town. He will do further checking. He has noticed that other towns are implementing some form of zoning. Council member Everson would like the Finance Officer to check into what we owe and the interest that we would save if we pay it off early. Council member Nagel asked about the old ice skating rink site by Hilltop and was checking on the signs that are needed for the truck route.
Moved by Nagel, seconded by Bausch motion carried to adjourn at 9:07 PM.
Bill Wuttke, Mayor
Sharleen Eliason, Finance Officer
Published once at the total approximate cost of $101.56