Sanborn County Commissioners proceedings

JANUARY 7, 2014

The Sanborn County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, January 7, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. with Ebersdorfer, P. Larson, S. Larson, Blindauer, Ohlrogge and Auditor Larson present.
ELECTION OF OFFICERS
This being the annual reorganization of the Board of County Commissioners, the county auditor called for nominations for chairman of the board.  Gary Blindauer nominated Jeff Ebersdorfer. Motion by S. Larson, seconded by Ohlrogge, that nominations cease. Motion carried. Ebersdorfer will be the chairman. Ohlrogge nominated Steve Larson for vice-chairman. Motion by P. Larson, seconded by Blindauer, that nominations cease. Motion carried.  S. Larson will be the vice-chairman. Motion by Ohlrogge, seconded by Blindauer, to accept the minutes as presented. Motion carried.
HIGHWAY
Lee Goergen, Highway Superintendent/Weed Supervisor, met with the board to discuss plans for the new year.  Goergen and Sheriff Fridley also discussed policies of the county.
APPOINTMENTS AND FEES
Chairman Ebersdorfer   made the following appointments: Mental Health and Drug/Alcohol Board, Paul Larson; 4-H Advisory Board, Steve Larson; District III, Ray Ohlrogge; Sanborn County Rural Development, Jeff Ebersdorfer; County Planner, Mark Meyer; Economic Development Board, Ray Ohlrogge;  SD Housing Authority Board, Jeff Ebersdorfer; Planning and Zoning, Ray Ohlrogge; and Drainage Board, Gary Blindauer. It was moved by P. Larson, seconded by Ohlrogge, to approve the appointments. Motion carried.
It was moved by Blindauer, seconded by S. Larson, to establish a cost of $1,800.00, plus grave opening and $.75 per mile, for a county burial. Motion carried.
It was moved by P. Larson, seconded by Ohlrogge, that the following places be designated for holding chattel mortgage sales in Sanborn County for 2014: The front door of the courthouse, City of Woonsocket; between Block Four and Five, Original Plat, Town of Letcher; and the public street on the north side of the CorTrust Bank, City of Artesian. All members voted yes. Motion carried.
It was moved by Blindauer, seconded by S. Larson, to designate CorTrust Bank of Artesian, First National Bank South Dakota, Edward Jones of Mitchell, Dakotaland Federal Credit Union, and SD Public Funds Investment Trust (FIT) as legal depositories and the Sanborn Weekly Journal as the legal newspaper.  Motion carried.
It was moved by P. Larson, seconded by Ohlrogge, to approve expenses for county commissioners, county officials, and county employees to attend all scheduled meetings pertaining to county business for 2014.  All members voted yes.  Motion carried.
It was moved by S. Larson, seconded by Blindauer, to pay bills at each regular meeting as needed. Motion carried.
It was moved by Ohlrogge, seconded by Blindauer, to set mileage and meals at state rates. Motion carried.
It was moved by S. Larson, seconded by Ohlrogge, to set wage of election workers at $150.00 plus mileage per day and to pay $35.00 plus mileage for school of instruction, if attended. Motion carried.
It was moved by Ohlrogge, seconded by Blindauer, to declare old iron, used bridge planks, old culverts, used tires and old parts as surplus with maximum value of $1,000.00. Motion carried.
It was moved by P. Larson, seconded by S. Larson, to use the state bid list for county purchases.  Motion carried.
Motion by P. Larson, seconded by S. Larson, to set the commissioners’ salary at $6,500.00 annually plus insurance.  Motion carried.
It was moved by S. Larson, seconded by Ohlrogge, to set fee for coroner inquest at $100.00 per case. Motion carried.
It was moved by P.  Larson,  seconded by S. Larson, to appoint Ernest Anderson and Jason Coenen to share the appointment of Emergency Management Director. Motion carried.
It was moved by P. Larson, seconded by Blindauer, to establish four (4) or less voting precincts.  Motion carried.
Precincts will be as follows:
Precinct #1: Afton, Floyd, Benedict, Oneida, Artesian City, Diana, Union, Ravenna – Artesian Community Center;
Precinct #2: Butler, Letcher, Letcher City, Logan and Elliott – Letcher Community Center;
Precinct #4: Jackson, Twin Lake, Woonsocket Township, Silver Creek Township,  Ward 2 – Woonsocket Community Center;
Precinct #5: Wards 1 and 3, Warren Township – Woonsocket Community Center.
It was moved by Blindauer, seconded by Ohlrogge, to set board wages for zoning and drainage at $45.00 per diem plus mileage.  Motion carried.
It was moved by S. Larson, seconded by Blindauer, to pay Mary Collins $400 per year for service at the 4-H Building.  Motion carried.
By agreement of the board the annual meeting with townships and towns will be on February 18th at 1:30 p.m. in the 4-H Building.
Motion by Ohlrogge, seconded by P. Larson, to set the wage for part-time help for the Register of Deeds, Treasurer, Auditor, Sheriff’s Office, and Janitor at $8.50 per hour.   Motion carried.
Motion by Blindauer, seconded by P. Larson, to continue the contract with Beadle County for the Veterans Service Officer in the amount of $7,500.00 yearly.  Motion carried.
Motion by S. Larson, seconded by P. Larson, that the Register of Deeds will submit the money collected in that office each month to the Treasurer by the 20th of the following month and the Sheriff by the 15th.  Motion carried.
CAMPAIGNING POLICY
Auditor Larson reported that the executive board of auditors is recommending that each county have their Board of Commissioners adopt a policy statement at their January meeting to prohibit any campaigning at absentee sites during the time frame that we are doing absentee voting.  Motion by S. Larson, seconded by Ohlrogge, to adopt the following policy: The Board of Sanborn County Commissioners will prohibit any political campaigning within 100 feet of the Sanborn County Courthouse, or any other location within the County that has been established for early absentee voting, for the period of time that early absentee voting is being conducted for an election which is administered by the Auditor’s office. Motion carried.
Motion by Blindauer, seconded by Ohlrogge, to accept the reports and pay the bill.  Motion carried.
Auditor and Treasurer in all accounts $2,250,301.16
Register of Deeds $3,410.75
Merchants Capital, Equipment  Payments $24,561.65
The salaries for the year 2014, including the insurance incentive, are as stated below.
Tom Fridley, Sheriff, Annually $44,174.84
Jason Coenen, Deputy Sheriff, Annually $33,990.00
Mark Kessler, Deputy Sheriff, Annually $35,879.64
Ernest Anderson, Emergency Management, Annually $2,472.00
Jason Coenen, Emergency Management, Annually $2,472.00
Jeff Larson, States Attorney, Annually $37,598.88
Mark Meyer, Director of Equalization, Annually $36,111.00
Penny Farris, Deputy Director of Equalization, Annually $29,464.78
Karen Krueger, Treasurer, Annually $40,389.09
Barb Regynski, Deputy Auditor and Treasurer, Annually $29,586.52
Diane Larson, Auditor, Annually $40,389.06
Lynn Brueske, Register of Deeds, Annually $38,229.09
Tom Carda, Janitor, Annually $35,383.99
Sue Dise, Secretary, Annually $23,329.86
Steve Larson, Commissioner, Annually $6,500.00
Ray Ohlrogge, Commissioner, Annually $6,500.00
Gary Blindauer, Commissioner, Annually $6,500.00
Paul Larson, Commissioner, Annually $6,500.00
Jeff Ebersdorfer, Commissioner, Annually $6,500.00
Lee Goergen, Highway Superintendent/Weed Supervisor, Annually $42,478.57
Sheri Kogel, Secretary, Annually $28,293.05
Alberta Fink, Deputy Register of Deeds, Hourly $13.31
Sherryl Rankin, Secretary, Hourly $9.55
Perianne Clendenning, Hourly $9.55
Doug Janzing, Highway, Hourly $15.59
Kylie Forbes, Highway, Hourly $15.39
Jessie Verba, Highway, Hourly $13.79
Brian Pearson, Highway, Hourly $16.20
Timothy Steckel, Highway, Hourly $13.59
Stacy Mendenhall, Highway, Hourly $13.39
Paul Hjelm, Highway, Hourly $16.61
David Hjelm, Highway, Hourly $13.39
There being no further business, motion by P. Larson, seconded by S. Larson, to adjourn the meeting. The next regularly scheduled meeting is Tuesday, January 21, 2014.
Diane Larson
Sanborn County
Auditor

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