County hires highway superintendent at November meeting

Chairman Zweber called the November 5th, 2020 meeting to order.  Present: Frost, Iverson, Everson, and Hagny.

MINUTES

Moved by   Everson, seconded by Frost to approve October 6th, 2020 minutes.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.

GENERAL ELECTION

NOVEMBER 3RD, 2020

Moved by Hagny, seconded by Frost to approve the Canvass for the General Election.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.

ALCOHOL LICENSE

Moved by Everson, seconded by Hagny to approve alcohol licenses for L&K Resort and Brown’s Hunt Lodge.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.

Discussion of purchasing an excavator for the highway.

CLAIMS

Moved by Hagny, seconded by Iverson to approve the following claims and authorize the Auditor to issue warrants for the same.  All voted aye.  Motion carried. October payroll Comm 4230.65, AUD 5909.10, Treas 8546.54, SA 6791.99, Gen Gov 1471.18, DOE 7805.93, ROD 9058.683, VA 621.08, Sheriff 14,788.27, Lib 6118.43, Ext 11431.99, R&B 48,802.15, FEMA 837.80. SDSRP 3120.00, INVESCO 25.00, ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT 698.32, GREAT WESTERN 19.260.24, SDRS 8139.54, COLONIAL LIFE 567.46, BCBS 20,256.38, DEARBORN 252.96,  GAS & GOODIES 114.21, GREAT WESTERN 114.21, GREAT WESTERN 44.23, MDU 413.61, MDU 394.83, STANS 37.07, A&B 156.58, BLACO 118.00, CONNECTING POING 80.00,

CONNECTNG POINT 120.00, SD DEPT OF LABOR 3013.09, EPT OF HEALTH 580.00. WILLIAM FROST 210.00, NECOG 11,250.00, NECOG 5500.00, NEW CREATIONS 75.06, SDACO 140.00, CRAIG SMITH 493.05, VAN DIEST 1987.50, JESSE ZWEBER 210.00, PLAINS COMMERCE BANK 611.17, AMERITAS 232.76, 212 MINI MALL 98.61 , A & B BUSINESS, INC. 518.08, A & B BUSINESS, INC. 168.09 764407, 772826, ACCREDITED SECURITY 599.00 , ADAM ROSELAND 182.72, AGTEGRA COOPERATIVE 2678.47 TRAVEL & CONF., SYNCB/AMAZON 1203.67, AMERICAN SOLUTIONS 329.10 5013543, AMERICAN SOLUTIONS 539.08, AMERICAN SOLUTIONS 168.16 5982, 13530, AMY WAGER 26.04 , CAROL ANDERSON 196.00 , AVERA OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE 240.23 SERVICES & FEES, AVERA ST MARY’S HOSPITAL 478.14, BEST WESTERN RAMKOTA HOTEL 399.96, BLUE 360 MEDIA  LLC 89.75, BOBS RESORT, INC 100.40 TRAVEL & CONF., BROSZ ENGINEERING, INC 2500.00 SERVICES & FEES, BIG STATE INDUSTRIAL SUPPLE 666.00 SUPPLIES, BUTLER MACHINERY CO. 6603.88 REPAIRS/MAINT., CENTER POINT LARGE PRINT 127.62 , CENTRAL CULVERT SUPPLY 2974.00 SUPPLIES, CHANDLERS INC 250.00 REPAIRS/MAINT., CHS 1970.00 TRAVEL & CONF., CITY OF GETTYSBURG 22.40 UTILITIES, CITY OF GETTYSBURG 391.50, CITY OF HOVEN 67.76 UTILITIES, CITY OF MOBRIDGE 2460.38 , CONNECTING POINT COMPUTER CNTR 1165.00 413539, DAKOTA SUNSET MUSEUM 3359.4 , DAKOTA SUPPLY 1409.25 SUPPLIES, DAKOTA FARM & RANCH SUPPLY 24.97, DANI’S THISTLE SPRAYING 13838.39 , KARA DAVIS 91.00, DEAN’S REPAIR 587.55, KARI DECKER 196.00, DECKER REPAIR & WELDING 659.28 SUPPLIES, LAUREEN DEROUCHEY 212.24, DON FROST 1493.00, DS SOLUTIONS 175.00 12677, ELECTION SYSTEMS & SOFTWARE 32.40 1169018, ELECTION SYSTEMS & SOFTWARE 942.50, FEDEX 13.68, BRENDA FROST 212.80, GALL’S 763.16, GAS N GOODIES 15.33, GETTYSBURG COLLISION CENT 200.00 REPAIRS/MAINT., GOLDSTAR PRODUCTS INC 569.70 SUPPLIES, ANN HAGEMAN 203.00 , BETH HAMBURGER 196.00 , HOVEN CO-OP 175.87, HOVEN COOP SERVICE 10292.24 TRAVEL & CONF., HOVEN MEDIA, INC. 1886.53 , HOVEN REVIEW 44.80 PUBLISHING, HUB INTERNATIONAL 184.00 INSURANCE, HUGHES COUNTY FINANCE OFFICE 80.00, JENSEN ROCK & SAND INC 31200.00 SUPPLIES, JOHN DEERE FINANCIAL 3775.16 SUPPLIES, LINDA KAUP 357.55 , KELLY OSIER 134.00, KENNEDY PIER LOFTUS & REYNOLDS 145.50, KONRAD LAW, PROF. L.L.C. 1888.45, PAT LAFURGE 224.00, JILL LANGER 196.00 , LANGER’S FAMILY FOODS 112.51, LANGER’S FAMILY FOODS 29.97, LEWIS & CLARK BEHAVIORAL 552.00, LINCOLN COUNTY 48.50, LOGAN ELECTRIC 92.34 SUPPLIES, MARTY’S REPAIR SERVICE, LLC 120.00 SUPPLIES, MAS MODERN MARKETING 276.18 , MONTANA DAKOTA UTILITIES 715.17, MEYERS TRACTOR SALVAGE 165.00 REPAIRS/MAINT., MID-AMERICAN RESEARCH CHEMICAL 1018.71, MIDWAY PARTS 490.20 REPAIRS/MAINT., MIKE’S REPAIR 178.95 , MONTANA DAKOTA UTILITIES 459.26 UTILITIES, NAFZIGER LAWN & TREE 218.00, NEW CREATIONS 1188.16, OAHE PEST ELIMINATION 57.50 , POTTER COUNTY NEWS 606.80 PUBLISHING, POTTER COUNTY NEWS 274.17 309151, 309152, 309154, R&K MECHANICAL LLC 41842.60 SUPPLIES, RADAR SHOP 129.00, RAMKOTA HOTEL & CONFERENCE CEN 770.00, RDJ SPECIALTIES INC 233.52, REAL SIMPLE 43.00 , SCHLACHTER LUMBER 165.33 SUPPLIES, SD DEPT OF TRANS, DIV. OF FINA 619.64 SERVICES & FEES, SD SHERIFFS’ ASSOCIATION 569.87, SDSU DEPT OF ANIMAL SCIENCED 25.00, SERVALL 155.10, SERVALL 113.10, SERVALL UNIFORM & LINEN SUPPLY 214.42 SUPPLIES, SHAWNA SHAW 18.48 , MARALEE SHOUP 196.00 , CRAIG SMITH 508.15 , STAN’S 969.54 TRAVEL & CONF., STANS 73.94 , EXECUTIVE MGMT. FINANCE OFFICE 18.27, SULLY COUNTY AUDITOR 57.00, DARIAN TANNER 77.44 , THE LIBRARY STORE 126.20 , TRANSOURCE TRUCK & EQUIPMENT 993.14 REPAIRS/MAINT., TRUE VALUE HARDWARE 76.96, TRUE VALUE HARDWARE 73.05 SUPPLIES, US POSTAL SERVICE 7.12 , VENTURE COMMUNICATIONS IN 657.24 UTILITIES, VENTURE COMMUNICATIONS 729.85 , VERIZON WIRELESS 168.00 , US BANK VOYAGER FLEET SYS INC 963.10, WAGER BUILDING AND DESIGN 150.00, WALWORTH CO. SHERIFF’S DEPT. 950.00, WENDELL LAW OFFICE 431.60, DELORES WICKERSHAM 196.00, YANKTON COUNTY TREASURER 122.50, RANGER RICK ZOOBOOKS 29.95, DONNA ZWEBER 211.40.

LIBRARY – BARB VANDERVORST

Librarian Vandervorst presented library report.  

The library received $9900 grant and the monies is used to update remaining technology.  Total grants received $12,900.  

OFFICERS REPORT

Moved by Frost, seconded by Everson to approve.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.

AUDITORS ACCOUNT WITH

THE TREASURER AS OF 10/31/2020

Cash Items $1,565.87 

NSF RETURN $1,182.48 

Checks on Hand  $161,149.08 

Great Western $8,168.95 

Plains Commerce Checking

$1,744.56 

Plains Commerce Fund Investments $800,000.00 

Plains Commerce Bank

$5,265,992.44 

TOTAL CASH BALANCE

$6,239,803.38 

Total Assets in Custody of County

as of 10/31/2020

County Amount $2,979,316.42 

Amounts Held For Other Gov

$9,229.51 

Amounts Held For Others

$3,251,257.45 

TOTAL ASSETS $6,239,803.38 

HIGHWAY – SUPT  LONG

Discussion of continued seasonal summer employment with being over budget $21,491.  Will continue with until mowing is done. 

Highway maintenance hours started October 26th, 2020 working 5 days/8-hour days.

Discussion of motor-grader needing work.  Some of the cost will be covered by its warranty.  

Supt. Long discussed highway maintenance and  mowing over a well on private property and the county will have a bill for repairing the well.   

Discussion of a mower and tractor sitting in a slough by Lebanon.  

Discussion of highway maintenance mowing in the snow.  

CULVERT INVENTORY

Report was presented on the culvert inventory and requests made to purchase culverts from the county.  Potter County was made aware Holzwarth Sales sells culverts.

Hydrology and Hydraulic Analysis report was presented and discussed.

DISCUSSION 2021-2025/

5 YEAR PLAN SUBMITTAL

Brosz Engineering has been contacted and will meet with the Commissioners in December.  

Discussion of having a culvert replacement program. 

Supt. Long will contact SDLTAP on culverts and where they are located in Potter County.

SHERIFF – CURT HAMBURGER

Sheriff Hamburger presented the monthly report.

Sheriff Hamburger presented quoted from Digital-Ally $2800, and Rees Communication $5067.02

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Moved by Hagny, second by Frost to move into executive session for personnel.  All voted aye. Motion carried.

Moved by Frost, seconded by Everson to move out of executive session for personnel.  All voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Sheriff Hamburger discussed Walworth jail project in Mobridge.

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT –

CHERYL SAUTNER

EM Sautner discussed PDM plan grant has received $11,000.

HSMAT plan grant has been received $5500.

Wage reimbursement report was discussed for Emergency Management.

DOE – ADAM ROSELAND

DOE Roseland discussed field audit for sales that was completed by the Dept of Revenue.

Kelly Osier, deputy DOE, has completed and pass his CAA exam. 

RESOLUTION TO FORM A CONSOLIDATED BOARD OF EQUALIZATION FOR THE 2021 ASSESSMENT YEAR

Moved by Hagny, seconded by Frost to approve.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.

November 5, 2020

Resolution No. 1152020

Resolution to form a Consolidated Board of Equalization for the 2021 Assessment Year

Whereas, the Potter County Board of Commissioners is responsible for hearing property assessment appeals, referred to as the County Board of Equalization; and

Whereas, the county and local boards of equalization are authorized by SDCL 10-11-66 to form a Consolidated Board of Equalization for the purpose of hearing property assessment appeals within their jurisdictions; and

Whereas the Potter County Board of Commissioners deems it appropriate to form a consolidated board between the County Board of Equalization and the Local Board of Equalization of Gettysburg; now

Therefore, be it resolved that the Potter County Board of Commissioners will form a Consolidated Board of Equalization with the City of Gettysburg, and that this Board will consist of the Potter County Board of Commissioners, one representative from the Gettysburg School District governing board, and one member from the City of Gettysburg governing board.

Dated: 11/05/2020 Jesse Zweber, Chair of the Potter County Commission

Attest:

Shawna Shaw

County Auditor

Discussion of Colonial insurance.  Tabled until the December meeting.

BCBS INSURANCE

Moved by Hagny, seconded by Frost to stay with current BCBS provider, Hub International.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.

ROAD TRANSFER

Moved by Everson, seconded by Hagny for transfer 201-0-274.05 restricted for snow removal to 201-0-276.03 assigned for road purposes $126,793.16.  All voted aye.   Motion carried.

HOLIDAY

Potter County closed November 26-27 for Thanksgiving.  Close noon December 24 and 25th for Christmas.  

PROPERTY OF DALE NAUMAN

Dale Nauman has made no contact with the Treasurer or Commissioners to pay taxes.  Potter County will proceed with sale of property on a later date.

Moved by Frost, seconded by Everson to approve Quick Claim deed for lot nine, block sixty-four, Platt’s addition to the city of Gettysburg.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Moved by Frost, seconded by Iverson to enter into executive session for personnel.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.

Moved by Frost, seconded by Hagny to move out of executive session for personnel.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.

HIGHWAY SUPT.

Moved by Everson, seconded by Hagny to hire Brad Saltsman as County Highway Supt.  Starting wage $42,500 with 90-day probation. Saltsman and the commissioners will have the option for Saltsman to return to highway maintenance after probation if chosen.  After 90-day review, salary increase to $45,000, providing he meets approval of Commissioners.  Start date November 9th.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.

Moved by Frost, seconded by Everson to retain Supt JD Long until November 30th.  All voted aye.  Motion carried. 

Advertising for highway maintenance full time.

Discussion of misuse of the Extension Office key.  Museum board will be asked to change the lock.  

ADJOURN

Moved by Frost, seconded Everson to adjourn. All voted aye.  Motion carried.

JESSE ZWEBER, CHAIRMAN

POTTER COUNTY BOARD

OF COMMISSIONERS

ATTEST: 

SHAWNA SHAW, AUDITOR

Published once at the total approximate cost of $136.78.

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