Gettysburg, South Dakota
June 21, 2012
Pursuant to the due call and notice thereof, the City Council met in special session on June 21, 2012 at 7:00 PM. Those present Mayor Bill Wuttke, Council members Ron Larson, Fran VanBockel, Pat Everson, Dawn Nagel, Peggy Lehman and absent Josh Bausch. Also present was Russell Anderson Maint Supervisor, and Sharleen Eliason, Finance Officer.
A special fireworks permit was submitted by Michael Schlachter for June 30, 2012 to be held at the City Park after the car show. Michael Schlachter was contacted regarding insurance liability policy and he suggested we call our insurance carrier. Hagen Benefits advised us that he should have an attorney draw up an agreement to hold the city harmless from loss and to have the individual carry adequate limits of liability insurance. Moved by VanBockel, seconded by Larson, motion carried to grant his special permit with the condition that liability insurance will be obtained and or a waiver draw up by an attorney to hold the city harmless from loss of property and liability. And the paper work should be filed in the City office by June 29th.
Moved by Lehman, seconded by Nagel, motion carried to approve the following accounts payable:
BANK OF THE WEST, WITHHOLDING TAXES, $3,237.25; CITY OF GETTYSBURG, WATER OUTREADS, 15.40; ELIASON, SHAR, MEALS, 27.00; GAS N GOODIES, POLICE SUPPLIES, 104.43; HAWKINS, POOL SUPPLIES, 68.37; JENSEN ROCK AND SAND, ASPHALT FOR STREETS, 161,324.88; JESSIKA SIMON, WSI, 250.00;
JUDY NAGEL, MILEAGE, 181.29; KOLY, AD-POLICE, 24.00; LEHMAN, PEGGY, SUPPLIES POOL, 582.04; MICHAEL TODD & CO, SUPPLIES, 767.74; MONTANA DAKOTA UTILITIES, LIGHTS, 3,469.39; NORTHWEST PIPE FITTINGS, SUPPLIES-LAGOON, 24,408.66; NICK BRATELAND, POLICE SUPPLIES, 55.00; POTTER CO NEWS, PUBLICATIONS, 383.21; RED RIVER GRAIN, SUPPLIES, 304.27;
SCHATZ ELECTRIC, AIRPORT LIGHTS, 2,331.47; SCHLACHTER LUMBER, SUPPLIES, 368.04; SCHMIDT, MARK, WSI-JERRID, 385.40; SD DEPT OF REVENUE, GARBAGE TAX, 410.93; TRUE VALUE, SUPPLIES, 856.72; VENTURE COMMUNICATIONS, PHONES, 600.80; VERIZON WIRELESS, CELL PHONES, 255.42; VILAS STORE, OVERCHG MALT BEV LIC, 50.00.
TOTAL CHECKS $11,769.15
A building permits alteration was presented to the Council for their approval: Schutterle Trust, fence, West 100” of Lots 1, 2 and 3 all Lots 4 and 5 Block 4 Hurley’s (alteration was that the fence could be in the City’s right of way but not to interfere with any snow removal.) Moved by VanBockel, seconded by Larson, motion carried
A building permit was presented to the Council by:
Kevin Logan, fence, Block 61 Lot 9 Western Town Lot co Addition
Moved by Everson, seconded by Nagel, motion carried to approve the permit
Demolition permit from Kevin Logan for the removal of a garage at Block 61, Lot 9 Western Town Lot Co Addition was also approved. Moved by VanBockel, seconded by Larson, motion carried.
The following moving permit was presented to the Council for their review:
Roy Combellick garage located at 606 S Prospect to be moved to: Lots 3 and 4 Block 87 Western Town Lot Company’s Addition. Moved by Lehman, seconded by Nagel, motion carried to approve.
At the last meeting it was discussed that our City streets are in terrible shape and need to either be chip sealed or asphalted. At the last council meeting Russell Anderson, Maint supervisor was to color code a map of streets that need to be done this year and that will be done in 2013 with the grant project. Jensen Rock and Sand just bid a project at our April meeting and they will still honor the quote per ton of $118.00 that they submitted if we wish to asphalt more streets. After discussion moved by VanBockel ,seconded by Everson to do the street project this year and to supplement the budget with ordinance 2012-6-14 of around $400,000.00. The project would be around 3,389 tons plus or minus at $118.00 per ton which would be around $399,902.00. This would asphalt around 35 blocks. After the last meeting the Finance Officer did check with our auditors regarding this project. Our financials were sent to Emily at Kohlman, Biersbach and Anderson for verification.
Community Access grant that will be done in 2013 to asphalt streets by the school was presented to the Council. Moved by Lehman, seconded by Nagel, motion carried to have the Mayor sign the grant application and send it back to NECOG.
Closeout report for the airport taxi ways was presented to the Council. Moved by Lehman, seconded by Larson motion carried to authorize the mayor to sign the closeout report.
Law Enforcement contract was discussed. This contract would be for non certified officers that needed to attend law enforcement classes so this is pending for now.
Moved by Everson, Lehman seconded motion carried to adjourn into executive session at 7:55 pm to discuss personnel according to SDCL subsection 1-25-2.
Council reconvened at 8:25PM. Moved by Everson, Lehman seconded, motion carried to offer the position of Police Chief to William Wainman at $36,000.00 per year plus benefits and to start either June 28 or July 2, 2012.
Round table discussion included problems with cats in neighbors flower bed and garden. Right now our ordinances are concerning dog issues not cats. It was suggested that the party that complained should check with their neighbors. Council member Larson stated that he had citizens ask him about the off sale license that is not being utilized. This will be on the agenda for the next month’s meeting. Council member Lehman stated that it is very hard with her night schedule to attend special meetings on Tues, Wed. or Thursday nights and that it is important to have everyone attend. We will in the future try and have the special meetings either on Monday or Friday nights.
Moved by Everson, seconded by VanBockel, motion carried to adjourn at 8:35PM.
Bill Wuttke, Mayor
Sharleen Eliason, Finance Officer
Published once at the total approximate cost of $60.67
City Council held special meeting June 21