December 2016

Artesian Town Board proceedings

Unapproved Minutes - December 7, 2016

The Town of Artesian Council met on December 7, 2016 in regular session at the Artesian Community Center. Council Member Effling called the meeting to order with Council Members Danek and Richard, T. Fridley and Finance Officer G. Effling present.
The minutes of the November 2, 2016, meeting were read; motion to approve by Richard, seconded by Danek, motion carried. Finance Officer reports were read;  motion to approve by Danek, seconded by Richard, motion carried. The following vouchers were presented for the month:
Monthly Disbursements, November 30, 2016:
USDA, Sanitation $711.67, Sanitation $404.33
TOWN OF ARTESIAN, Sanitation $157.73
DAWSON CONSTRUCTION, Sanitation $1,019.51
FIRE DEPARTMENT, General $125.00
TOM FRIDLEY, General $252.00, Sanitation $140.00
GWEN EFFLING, General $500.00
XCEL, General $1,084.51
SD MUNICIPAL LEAGUE, General $154.17
LARSON & NIPE, General $20.00
MENARDS, General $204.72
DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY, General $32.28, General $33.15
CNA SURETY, General $136.50
TRACTOR SUPPLY CO., General $99.00
Total: $5,336.32
Old Business:
Committee Reports:
Lagoon: Waiting for the arrival of the replacement pump for the lift station.
Garbage/Sewer: Discussion on proper garbage receptacles and location of receptacles. Only burnable items may go to the city dump – no tires, lawn mowers, finished wood siding, etc.
Streets: In good condition for winter.
Discussion on burning vacated structures.
Discussion on city insurance coverage.
Discussion on joining the Municipality League. Motion was made by Danek, seconded by Richard.
Liquor License was reviewed.
New Business: Discussion on the Workmans Comp Insurance Policy and need a current listing of members of the Artesian Volunteer Fire Department.  Discussion on smoking of the sewer system.
The next meeting will be January 4, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at the Artesian Community Center. There being no further business brought before the Council, motion by Danek, seconded by Richard, meeting adjourned. Motion carried.
Gwen Effling
Finance Officer
Kurt Effling

Sanborn Central Board proceedings

Unapproved Minutes of School Board Meeting - December 12, 2016

The School Board of Sanborn Central School District 55-5 met in regular session on Monday, December 12, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanborn Central Conference Room with the following present: Curtis Adams, Clayton Dean, Justin Enfield, Troy Olson & Brenda Schmit. Others present were Superindentent Siemsen, Elementary/Middle School Principal Vermeulen, and Business Manager Bechen.
Pledge of Allegiance.
Motion by Dean, seconded by Enfield, all aye, to approve the agenda as printed.
Motion by Adams, seconded by Schmit, all aye, to approve the minutes of the regular board meeting November 14, 2016 as printed.
Visitors to Board Meeting. Paula Sanderson, teacher representative, and Brett and Kelly Selland.
Motion by Enfield, seconded by Adams, all aye, to approve the Financial Statement and bills. Discussion was held.
General Fund balance, November 1, 2016: $43,604.22. Receipts: taxes $325,341.65, penalties/interest $745.93, interest $8.03, other pupil $69.94, other income $105.34, state fines $2,487.93, state aid $60,668.00, admission $45.00, Medicaid $600.33. Expenditures: $170,313.23, manual journal entry $89.49. Balance, November 30, 2016: $263,273.65.  CorTrust Savings balance, November 1, 2016: $149,820.67. Receipts: interest $0.00. Expenditures: $0.00. Balance, November 30, 2016: $149,820.67.
Capital Outlay Fund balance, November 1, 2016: $1,049,938.69. Receipts: taxes $161,970.14, penalties/interest $356.56, interest $40.65. Expenditures: $9,644.01. Balance, November 30, 2016: $1,202,662.03.
Special Education Fund balance, November 1, 2016: $116,744.43. Receipts: taxes $6,618.46, penalties/interest $44.34, interest $3.74, Medicaid $50.00. Expenditures: $20,530.15. Balance, November 30, 2016: $102,930.82. CorTrust Savings balance, November 1, 2016: $1,824.14. Receipts: interest $0.00. Balance, November 30, 2016: $1,824.14.
Pension Fund balance, November 1, 2016: $3,069.57. Receipts: taxes $24,186.04, penalties/interest $44.34, interest $1.07. Expenditures: $0.00. Balance, November 30, 2016: $27,301.02.
Food Service Fund balance, November 1, 2016: $(21,959.78). Receipts: student lunches $6,635.56, adult lunches $548.91, ala carte $5.10, lunch certification $162.54, federal reimbursement $4,733.82. Expenditures: $13,620.61, manual journal entry $54.00. Balance, November 30, 2016: $(23,548.46).
Enterprise Fund balance, November 1, 2016: $(1,497.93). Receipts: $0.00. Expenditures: $0.00. Balance, November 30, 2016: $(1,497.93).
Scholarship Fund balance, November 1, 2016: $13,676.67. Receipts: interest $0.52. Expenditures: $0.00. Balance November 30, 2016: $13,677.19. Peters Scholarship balance: $13,677.19; Nelson Scholarship balance: $0.00.
Trust and Agency Funds balance, November 1, 2016: $53,032.78. Receipts: $29,928.60. Expenditures: $8,372.63, manual journal entry ck purchase $190.00. Balance, November 30, 2016: $74,398.75.
Salaries and benefits for the month of December, 2016 were as follows:
General Fund: $140,682.63;
Special Education: $19,263.42;
Food Service: $7,787.73.
Claims approved:
GENERAL FUND – A&B Business, ms ink cartridge $435.30, copier staples $91.40, copier document fee $35.00; A&M, volleyball plaques $154.50; A-Ox Welding, cylinder rent $30.44; American Garage Door, opener repair $103.84; Brooks Oil, propane 1,950 gallons $1,343.55, unleaded gas 575 gallons $1,414.50, #1 diesel 1,270 gallons $3,378.20; Carquest, bus supply $360.06; Central Electric, November electricity $2,919.85; Churchill, Manolis, Freeman, Kludt, Shelton & Burns LLP, audit letter fee $121.40; Clayton’s Repair, bus repair $553.62; Country Pumper, sports ice $18.87; Crossroads Hotel & Events Center, state volleyball rooms $3,095.64; Dawson Construction, garage October-December $663.75; Department of Revenue, water testing $15.00; Farmers Elevator, box scraper attachments $167.26; Heartland Paper, janitor supply $1,954.77; IAT Interactive, LLC, middle school science supply $8.80;
[IMPREST FUND: Gayle Bechen, state volleyball meals 1,752.00; Corey Flatten, fifth/sixth basketball referee $30.00; Hanson School, junior high girls basketball tourney $80.00; Tim McCain, fifth/sixth basketball referee $90.00; Mitchell Christian, oral interp fee $52.82; Mt. Vernon School, oral interp fee $188.10; Trevor Olson, fifth/sixth basketball referee $60.00; Region V, junior high music fest $60.00; Visa, elementary supply $40.43];
Jaymar Business Forms, w-2/1099 $48.50; K&D Busing, half co-curricular busing $851.66; Kormanagement Services, drug testing $432.00; Menards, janitor supply $41.34; Mid-Dakota Technologies, November tech support $125.00; Miner County Pioneer, renew periodical $49.36; Petty Cash, postage $39.27; Pioneer Drama, scripts $35.50, royalty fee 50.00; Runnings, ag supply $17.38; Sanborn Weekly Journal, board proceedings $72.67; Santel Communications, telephone/internet $240.85, professional service $287.50; Scrantron Corporation, achievement series $299.60; SDHSAA, extra volleyball medals $17.00; SDFBCA, football clinic fee $50.00; Sun Gold Sports, declam ribbons $25.00; Tessiers, janitor supply $296.16; VISA, gas $51.45, quia subscription $49.00; Walmart, high school computer supply return $10.00, Wessington Springs School, one-third football salary/benefits coaches $4,137.74; Wheelco, bus supply $125.98; Williams Musical & Office, tune piano $90.00.
CAPITAL OUTLAY Fund — A&B Business, copier lease two month $1,672.00; First National Bank in Sioux Falls, agent fee $600.00, co cert interest $5,747.50, co cert prin $135,000.00; Schmit Ag, Inc., 10’ box scraper $1,100.00; Wessington Springs School, one-third football equipment $1,103.92.
SPECIAL EDUCATION Fund – James Valley Education Coop, psych $1,802.00, pt $2,571.00, OT $3,445.00, administrative service $4,107.00; Petty Cash, postage $3.83; Ramkota, workshop room $57.00; Paula Sanderson, meals $37.00.
FOOD SERVICE Fund – Card Services, food $94.35, supply $13.80; Cedar Shore Resort, workshop room $94.95; County Fair, food $13.34, supply $7.38; Darrington Water, SS tank $24.00; Dean Foods, milk $642.54; Earthgrains, bread $138.32; Reinhart Foodservice, food $3,190.45, supply $105.68; Walmart, food $19.68.
Superintendent Siemsen reported on the following:
•    Mark S. was assisted by Mark VO in using the new box scrapper;
•    Girls and Boys Basketball is underway on December 10th;
•    Congratulations to Mr. Shane Gross again on being a recipient of the Turn the Key Professional Development Scholarship. He attended the convention in Las Vegas in late November/early December;
•    State-wide superintendent’s meeting in Oacoma on December 7th to discuss potential legislative session initiatives to back for this year;
•    Approached by Lance Witte of Wessington Springs about a potential coop in soccer with Woonsocket;
•    Christmas Concert on December 6th. The students performed well and their leaders, Mr. Kroeger and Mrs. Easton, should be commended an a great performance. Also, we would like to thank Joyce Everhart for serving the juice, coffee and cookies;
•    Sanborn and Davison County Drug Dogs ran a search of the parking lot and school on December 7th, this is an activity that will be done randomly as a way to ensure that our school is drug-free and safe;
•    Semester tests are scheduled for December 19th and 20th;
•    Mr. Olson and Superintendent Siemsen have been researching and discussing the possibility of using a Youtube channel to broadcast events from our gym. There would be some cost involved, but far less than the CUBE would be;
•    Christmas Break December 21st at 11:00 a.m. through January 2nd.
Principal Vermeulen discussed:
•    Second quarter honor roll/report card assembly on Wednesday, December 21st;
•    Early dismissal December 21st at 11:00 a.m.;
•    VFW Patriot’s Pen essay contest, Destiny Moe received third place;
•    Grades 5-8 participated in Declam on November 22nd;
•    Myah Selland and Maddie Vermeulen have started to teach physical and nutrition lessons once a week in Elementary classrooms, these are coordinated with Fuel Up to Play 60 and are associated with their Senior Projects;
•    Colony Christmas concert on December 14th at 7:30 p.m.
Old Business: None.
Motion by Schmit, seconded by Adams, all aye, to approve the name change from Artesian School to Sanborn Central School and assign Superintendent Justin Siemsen as an authorized user, along with Gayle Bechen, to the safe deposit box at CorTrust Bank, Corn Palance Branch in Mitchell.
Motion by Dean, seconded by Adams, all aye, to approve an executive session SDCL 1-25-2(1) to discuss personnel with possible motions to follow at 7:27 p.m. Regular session resumed at 8:59 p.m.
Regular Board meeting will be held on Monday, January 9, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanborn Central School Conference Room.
Motion by Dean, seconded by Adams, all aye, to adjourn the meeting at 9:00 p.m.
Gayle Bechen
Business Manager
Troy Olson
Board Chair

Union 4-H 19    The Union Farmhands met Wednesday, Dec. 21, at the Artesian Community Center.
Members present were Sawyer and Aubrey Senska, Katie Schmit, Amber, Dana and Alex Schelske and Catherine Bechen. The members sold the annual Union Farmhands community calendars at the CIA ham drawing.
Calendars can still be purchased from any of the Union Farmhand members.

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