Gettysburg, South Dakota
January 6, 2014
Pursuant to the due call and notice thereof, the City Council met in regular session on January 6, 2014 at 7:00 PM at the City Finance Office. Present were Mayor Bill Wuttke, Council members, Ron Larson, Dawn Nagel, Kenny Goebel, Bryan Hause and Fran VanBockel via teleconference. Also present was Joe Senyak, Imelda Simon, GWBDC, Russell Anderson, Maintenance Supervisor, Bill Wainman, Chief of Police and Sharleen Eliason, Finance Officer.
After the pledge of allegiance, moved by Goebel, seconded by Hause motion carried to approve the minutes from December 2and December 30th with the following correction: In the December 2nd minutes approving the Fuel bid Council member’s Hause name was listed as Hausel and this should be corrected.
Motioned by Larson, seconded by Goebel, motion carried to approve the following accounts payable for January 2014:
VOUCHERS PAYABLE FOR JANUARY 2014
BANYON DATA SYSTEMS, WINFUND SUPPORT, $795.00; DENR, DUES, 30.00; FIRST NATIONAL BANK, SEWER LOAN, 8,930.13; GALLS, SUPPLIES, 99.99; SCHATZ ELECTRIC, SUPPLIES, 123.67; 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, 120.00; SD MUNICIPAL ATTORNEYS ASSOC, DUES, 20.00; SD MUNICIPAL LEAGUE, CITY DUES, 922.55; SD MUNICIPAL MAINT, DUES, 35.00; SERVALL, RUGS, 50.12; US POSTMASTER, STAMPS, 368.00; VILAS SUPERSTORE, SUPPLIES, 25.64.
TOTAL CHECKS $13,085.10
Ted Dickey cancelled due to the extreme cold weather; he was rescheduled for Feb. 3, 2014 to discuss grants.
Joe Senyak was here to discuss a sewer bill that he received from R&K for Joey Senyak at 1004 East Blaine. There are only two houses on the sewer line so it is not utilized enough to flush to the main sewer line. Russell Anderson stated that our sewer main was clear. The consensus of the Council was that the City is not responsible for this bill but we will flush the main twice a year instead of the one yearly flush to see if this helps. It was also stated that the City should be called first so we can determine if it is a City problem.
GWBDC reports were given to the Council. Quarterly reports were given along with a copy of the audited financial statements for the year ending 2012 done by Jason with Cahill Bauer and Assoc. There was a request made to Imelda Simon by Council member Nagel that we are to receive a breakdown of the total number of loans outstanding, total amount loaned and if it is current or delinquent and we would like that information without names listed each quarter.
Police report was given to the Council. Bill Wainman asked the Council’s permission to buy a lap top computer and new printer. It is in this year’s budget but he will involve the Police committee before purchasing them.
Russell Anderson stated that everything is going on schedule with his department. One council member asked that sand be placed in the intersections as it is very icy.
There being only one fuel bid it was presented to the Council:
North Central Farmers Elevator: Unleaded 87 – $3.66; Premium #1 Dyed – $4.03
Moved by Hause, Larson seconded motion carried to accept this bid.
Goldsmith & Heck sent a proposal for the City’s part in the Gettysburg School Project. Goldsmith will provide the above services for a Lump sum of $3,360.00. Goldsmith will work with HKG Architects for the City’s portion of the School Project. Moved by Goebel, Nagel seconded, motion carried to approve Goldsmith’s proposal.
Ambulance write offs in the amount of $73.49 was presented to the council this was due to Medicare write offs. Moved by VanBockel, seconded by Nagel, motion carried to approve this.
Council member Everson moved to a different ward. He gave us a verbal resignation at the December 30th meeting but gave the Council a written notice effective January 1, 2014. Moved by VanBockel, seconded by Nagel, motion carried, to accept his resignation. Council member VanBockel moved that we do not appoint anyone at this time to replace Everson as the election is in April. Motion died for lack of a second. Moved by Hause, seconded by Nagel that we advertise for a council member for Ward 3 and if anyone is interested to contact the City by January 31, 2014. This would fill the vacancy until the election in April. Finance Officer will advertise in the PCN which council seats will be up for election this year. The earliest date to start petitions is January 31, 2014.
Moved by Goebel, VanBockel seconded motion carried to approve the combined election agreement with the Gettysburg School and to set the election date of April 8, 2014. The salaries will be at $9.00 per hour. Mayor Wuttke signed the agreement and it was sent to the school to be presented to their board for approval.
Below is the listing of Salaries for the start of the new year of 2014 for publication per SDCL 6-1-10:
Maintenance Supervisor Russell Anderson – $18.68 per hr plus OT $27.72
Asst Maint Supervisor Greg Gerber – $16.42 per hr plus OT $24.63
Maint worker Tyler Jost – $13.61 per hr plus OT $20.42
Park worker part time John Holzhauser – $11.37 per hr
Rubble worker part time Ed DeKnikker – $10.82 per hr
Maint worker part time Bert VanEssen – $10.61 per hr
Finance Officer Sharleen Eliason – $38,572.32 annual salary
Deputy Finance Officer Judy Nagel – $11.74 per hour plus OT $17.61
Chief of Police Bill Wainman – $40,102.08 annual salary
City Patrolman-Nick Bratland – $32,636.64 annual salary
Julie Schaunaman – $11.75 per hour
EMT’s – $15.00 per hour
City Attorney-Michael Larson – $100.00 per hour
Airport Manager-DJ Fischer – $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.
Moved by Nagel, Goebel seconded, motion carried to adjourn at 7:55 PM
Bill Wuttke, Mayor
Sharleen Eliason, Finance Officer
Published once at the approximate cost of $69.05
City Council held regular meeting Jan. 6