City Council held regular meeting Oct. 2

Unapproved Minutes
Gettysburg, South Dakota
October 2, 2017
Pursuant to the due call and notice thereof, the City Council met in regular session on October 2, 2017 at 7:00 PM. Those present Mayor Bill Wuttke, Pat Everson, Fran VanBockel, Dawn Nagel, Ryan Lake and Bryan Hause. Also present were Russell Anderson, Maintenance Supervisor, Mark Kessler, Police Chief, Daniall Ablott, Finance Officer, Kara Williams, Economic Development and Mike Jager.
Moved by Everson, Lake seconded motion carried to approve the minutes from September 11, 2017.
Payroll Expense by Department:
Ambulance, $1,957.65; Finance Office, 4,459.14; Parks, 957.35; Police, 3,680.54; Rubble Site, 1,840.72; Sewer, 2,314.93; Streets, 4,273.53; Swim Pool, 2,009.76; Water, 4,573.82
Total Payroll Expense
by Department $26,067.44
Net Payroll $18,331.06
AFLAC, Supplemental Insurance, $470.96; Asphalt Zipper, Asphalt Grinder, 114,390.00; Avera Occupational Medicine, Employee Drug Testing, 66.00; Bank of the West, Payroll Taxes and Sales Tax, 5,999.42; Barksdale Custom Emblem, Police Supplies, 875.00; Beaver, James, Water Deposit Refund, 44.75; Cam-Wal Electric, Security Light, 20.50; Child Support Service, Child Support, 668.00;
Communications Center, Police Repair, 98.65; Creative Product Source, Police Supplies, 451.73; Dakota Farm & Ranch, Police, Street, Park, Ambulance & Water Supplies, 531.48; Economic Development, 3rd Quarter Stipend, 5,000.00; Gas N Goodies, Police Car Washes, 20.00; Gettysburg Economic Development, BBB Taxes, 649.84; Heartland Waste Management, Garbage Fee, 6,093.08;
Jensen Rock & Sand, Seal Coat and Asphalt, 421,471.96; John Deere Financial, Park Repair, 257.17; Keep It Safe, Computer Backup, 160.00; Logan Electric, Street Light Repair & Water Locate, 418.53; Michael Todd & Company, Street Supplies, 533.10; Mid Dakota Rural Water, Airport and City Water, 14,660.00; Midway Parts, Street Repair, 33.51;
Mike’s Repair, Street Repair, 17.50; Montana Dakota Utilities, Gas, Electric, and Lights, 4,113.13; New Creations, Water and Finance Supplies, 133.08; Northwest Pipe, Water, Street and Sewer Supplies, 2,775.70; Petty Cash, Ambulance, Finance, Water Postage, 50.87; Physio Control, Ambulance Repair, 283.70; Potter County Auditor, Police Fees, 1,170.00;
Potter County News, Finance, Pool, Police, Street & Council Advertising, 334.16; Praxair, Ambulance Supplies, 88.47; Principal Financial Group, Life Insurance, 63.54; Red River Grain Company, Park Supplies, 45.10; Rural Health Inc, Employee Vaccination, 151.00; Schatz Electric, Sewer Locate and Fire Hall Repair, 170.29; Schlachter Lumber, Street Supplies, 63.93;
SD Department of Revenue, Alcohol License Fee, 75.00; SD One Call, One Calls, 21.00; SD Public Assurance Alliance, Liability and Property Insurance, 33,698.42; Servall, Rugs, 34.33; South Dakota Retirement System, Retirement, 2,797.99; The Drug Education Press, Police Advertising, 95.00; True Value, Street, Pool, and Park Supplies, 762.50;
US Postal Service, Water Bill Postage, 177.28; Venture Communications, Phone, Fax, Internet, Alarm, 752.54; Verizon Wireless, Street and Police Cell Phones, 308.42; Vilas Superstore, Finance, Pool, Water, Street and Police Supplies, 82.52; Wellmark BCBS, Health Insurance, 7,735.17; Wex Bank, Ambulance Fuel, 296.05; Wheeler, Janelle, Water Deposit Refund, 53.10.
TOTAL CHECKS $647,594.53
Moved by Hause, Everson seconded motion carried to approve the vouchers payable.
Wuttke reported that the insurance adjuster will be coming to Gettysburg regarding Bobby and Jaimie Simon’s claim.
Moved by Hause, VanBockel seconded, motion carried to table the workman’s comp motion until Ablott receives Michael Larson’s recommendation.
Moved by Hause, VanBockel seconded, motion carried to gave our pool manager, Julie Shaunaman a $1.00 bonus as well.
Website Fees being charged to Wuttke’s credit card and then reimbursing him was discussed. Moved by Nagel, Hause seconded, motion carried to reimburse Bill Wuttke the $318.91 to cover the costs of the website for 2016 and 2017 to reimburse him for fees that have been incurred for the city’s website. Ablott will look into a debit card or other options for city purchases.
Kessler gave his police report. He asked about the Lynn Lower property. Hause stated that they did get one applicant for the police officer position.
Anderson gave his maintenance report. He said he has had a lot of interest in people wanting to buy the regrind, but by the time they get done they will not have a lot left and will need it. Anderson also discussed non residents using the rubble site. Wuttke said to have the out of town residents contact Heartland Waste for dumpsters. Anderson will check with Heartland Waste about TV’s. Anderson asked about adding 8000 feet on pipe from the lift station at Exene Street to the creek to help with drainage. The Council was in agreement that it was worth looking into FEMA for assistance with this project.
Anderson stated that Wuttke and he met with the state and engineers regarding the 212 project. The state would like the City of Gettysburg to do a drainage maintenance survey. Anderson will set up a time that the 5 year planning committee can meet with Dean from the state. Nagel reported that the five year planning committee is looking to finish the fence around the little kids area at the big baseball diamond, making the volleyball court more accessible to the public, the alley on the west side of Langer store and readdress that before we get into winter, all our fire hydrants with the exception of one have been checked at this point in time and then discussing some issues with what we need to address at the airport as far as making sure we fuel accessible to people when they are needing it there.
There was one fuel bid from North Central Farmers Elevator for the following: Unleaded $2.215, Ruby Field Master $2.23 and #1 Ruby Field Master $2.46. Moved by Hause, VanBockel seconded, motion carried to accept the bid from North Central Farmers Elevator.
Ablott gave the finance office report and went over bids for service fees and interest from the local banks. Moved by Lake, Nagel seconded, motion carried go with Bank of the West. Ablott stated that health insurance is going up 23% to keep it affordable she would recommend a higher deductible plan, lower coinsurance plan with a plan increase of only 2.5%. Moved by Everson, VanBockel (Hause – nay) motion carried to go with Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver Plan.
Moved by VanBockel, Hause seconded, motion carried to approve the building permit for Sandra Shutter for a Front Porch at 505 W Lincoln Ave.
Correspondence: Ablott received a letter from the Department of Legislative Audit that they had accepted the audit. Copies are available upon request.
Round Table: Nagel asked to look at the tree stakes up at the park and make sure they are re-stabilized before winter. Wuttke stated that he ordered a plant for Bill Davis’s funeral from the City of Gettysburg and if anybody wanted to put money towards that it that is fine and if there is any extra they will put it into a card and give it to the family.
Motion by Hause, Nagel seconded, motion carried to adjourn at 7:50 PM.
Bill Wuttke, Mayor
Daniall Ablott, Finance Officer
Published once at the approximate cost of $77.28

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