October 2016

Blackhawks finish regular season with big win

Look ahead to tough first round of playoffs

The Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central Blackhawks finished their regular season with a 52-8 victory over Hitchcock-Tulare last Thursday night to end up with a 5-3 record and a playoff berth.
The boys were scheduled to travel back to Gregory for a Tuesday night opening round match-up. The Blackhawks lost to the No. 1-rated Gorillas Sept. 30, 32-6. Gregory is 8-0 on the season and the heavily favored team to appear at the DakotaDome for the second straight year.

…To read more about the game, pick up this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal.

Sanborn County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at 9:00 a.m. with Chairman Ebersdorfer presiding. Other members present were P. Larson, S. Larson, Blindauer, and Ohlrogge. Auditor Larson was also present. Motion by P. Larson, seconded by Ohlrogge, to accept the minutes as presented.  All ayes.  Motion carried.
Lee Goergen, Highway Superintendent/Weed Supervisor, reported to the boards on happenings in the highway department.  The crew has finished mowing the ditches and is finishing the spraying for weeds. The warranty on road grader #86 was extended.
Penny Farris, Director of Equalization, met with the board with a request for a variance.  Motion by P. Larson, seconded by S. Larson, to meet as a Board of Adjustment.   All ayes. Motion carried. Farris presented a variance request for Jon and Susan Kalb asking to plat less than 20 acres. Sanborn County’s existing Ordinance #1537 states that it is unlawful for any person to subdivide, layout, transfer, or record lands less than twenty acres. The people purchasing the property do not want the existing 53 acres.  The new plat will consist of 10.34 acres plus the home.  By recommendation of the Planning and Zoning Board, motion by P.  Larson, seconded by Ohlrogge, to approve the variance. All ayes.  Motion carried.  Farris presented the plat for this land. Motion by Blindauer, seconded by P. Larson, to approve a Plat of Harvey Tract “A” in the NW/4 28-106-62.  All ayes.  Motion carried.
Chad Kissell, RDO Equipment, gave a presentation on their equipment.
Motion by Blindauer, seconded by S. Larson, to maintain the county health insurance with Avera Health Plans for another year.  All ayes. Motion carried.
Motion by Ohlrogge, seconded by S. Larson, to pay the following bills.  All ayes.  Motion carried.
Office of Child Support Enforcement, Wage Garnish $240.00
Credit Collections Bureau, Wage Garnish $257.27
First National Bank, Tax Liability $2,381.95
State Treasurer, Monthly Remittance $51,117.43
SDACO, Mod & Preservation $62.00
Towns, Townships, Schools, James River Water, T&C, Tax Disbursement $92,037.54
3D Specialities Inc., Sign Stand $140.89
A&G Diesel Truck Repair, Belt $72.03
A&B Business Products, Supplies $391.12
A-Ox Welding Supply, Lease $151.95
Ameripride Services, Mats, Mops, Towels $90.06
AT&T, Cell Phone $137.43
Avera Queen of Peace Hospital, Examination $1,561.21
Avera Queen of Peace Hospital, Drug Test $92.90
Beck Ace Hardware, Supplies $27.42
Central Electric Cooperative, Electricity $200.37
Patrick A. Cranny, CDL Testing $135.00
Department of Revenue, Blood Alcohol Tests $70.00
DS Solutions Inc., Test Deck $175.00
Farnams Genuine Parts Inc., Supplies $653.44
Farnams Truck Parts, Supplies $240.90
First National Bank, Safety Vests $104.40
John Deere Financial, Supplies $31.18
KO’s, Supplies $64.63
Lewis Drug Inc., Prescription Drugs for Prisoner $14.09
Lifequest, Quarterly Support $1,620.00
Local Lumber Co., Supplies $18.42
Mail Finance, Postage Machine Rent $588.00
Laurie Marcus RN, Blood Alcohol Test $80.00
McLeod’s, Supplies $42.50
Menard’s, Supplies $33.32
Midwest Concrete & Excavation, Clean Ditch $1,963.50
Northern Truck Equipment, Supplies $102.59
NorthWestern Energy, Electricity $23.32
Physicians Claims Company, Ambulance Billing $263.12
Pheasantland Industries, Supplies $38.02
Pseco, Anti-Theft System $140.00
Ramada Hotel & Suites, Travel Expense $327.00
Ramkota Hotel – Pierre, Travel Expense $305.97
Mitchell Area Safehouse, Quarterly Support $145.08
Sanborn County Treasurer, Titles $30.00
Santel, Phone & Internet $1,255.42
Sanborn Weekly Journal, Publications Fees/Supplies $774.21
SDPAA, Insurance $381.05
Taser International, Supplies $64.76
Williams Music & Office Equipment, Supplies $300.00
Schmiedt Enterprises, Supplies $124.32
X-Cel Energy, Electricity $40.09
There being no further business, motion by Ohlrogge, seconded by Blindauer, to adjourn the meeting.  All ayes.  Motion carried.  The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held on November 1, 2016.
Diane Larson
Sanborn County
Jeff Ebersdorfer
Chairman of the Board,
Sanborn County

Artesian Town Board proceedings

Unapproved Minutes - October 5, 2016

The Town of Artesian Council met on October 5, 2016 in regular session at the Artesian Community Center.  Council Member Effling called the meeting to order with Council Member Richard and Danek and Finance Officer Efling present. M. Ebersdorfer and T. Fridley were also present.
The minutes of the September 7, 2016, meeting were read; motion to approve by Danek, seconded by Effling, motion carried.  Finance Officer reports were read; motion to approve by Richard, seconded by Danek, motion carried. The following vouchers were presented for the month:
Monthly Disbursements – September 30, 2016:
USDA, Sanitation, $714.68, Sanitation     $401.32
Molly Ebersdorfer, General $500.00
Dawson Construction, Sanitation $1987.04
GWEN EFFLING, General $500.00
Fire Department, General $125.00
CANDACE DANEK, General $120.00
Payroll Expense, General $130.82
KURT EFFLING, General $120.00
Tom Fridley, General $210.00, Sanitation $140.00
SUSAN RICHARD, General, $120.00
HARVEY STAFFEN, General $1,500.00
XCEL Energy, General $1,302.43
BROOKS OIL, General $144.84
Old Business:
Committee Reports:
Garbage/Sewer: None
Streets: Asphalt discussed.
Pool/Parks: Fridley will drain lines at campground, pool and to ball fields. Grant for mosquito control received.
Motion by Richard, seconded by Danek, to approve the second reading of the 2017 Appropriations Budget Ordinance.  Motion carried.
Ordinance #2017-01
An ordinance determining the annual appropriation Budget for the Town of Artesian:
Be it ordained by the Town Trustees of the Municipality of Artesian, South Dakota, the following Budget be adopted for the year 2017:
General $72,484
Sewer/Solid Waste $30,700
Contingency $3,366
General $72,050
Sewer/Solid Waste $34,500
This ordinance shall supersede and/or replace any other previous ordinance in conflict with ordinance #2017-01.
Kurt Effling
Town of Artesian
First Reading: September 7, 2016
Second Reading: October 5, 2016
Adopted: October 5, 2016
New Business: A hearing on the application for liquor license renewal was held for the Longbranch Bar for 2016-2017 with no citizen input or objections. Motion by Danek, seconded by Richard, to approve liquor license. Motion carried. Burning of houses and abandon structures was discussed.
The next meeting will be November 2, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at the Artesian Community Center. There being no further business brought before the Council, motion by Danek, second by Richard, meeting adjourned. Motion carried.
Gwen Effling
Finance Officer
Kurt Effling

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