Sanborn County Commissioners proceedings

JANUARY 5, 2016

Sanborn County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, January 5, 2016, at 9:00 a.m. with  P. Larson, S. Larson, Blindauer, Ohlrogge and Ebersdorfer present. Auditor Larson was also 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. Ohlrogge nominated  Jeff Ebersdorfer. Motion by S. Larson, seconded by P. Larson, that nominations cease. Motion carried. Ebersdorfer will be the chairman. Ebersdorfer called for nominations for vice-chairman.    Blindauer nominated Steve Larson. Motion by Ohlrogge, seconded by Blindauer, that nominations cease. Motion carried. Steve Larson will be the vice-chairman.   Motion by Blindauer, seconded by Ohlrogge, 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 reported that Dale Schow will have completed his probation on January 13th and will be paid $14.00 per hour.  Motion by P. Larson, seconded by Blindauer, to approve the raise.  Motion carried.
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 Co. Rural Development, Jeff Ebersdorfer; County Planner, Penny Farris; Economic Development Board, Ray Ohlrogge;  SD Housing Authority Board, Jeff Ebersdorfer; Planning and Zoning, Ray Ohlrogge; and Drainage Board, Gary Blindauer and Paul Larson.  It was moved by Blindauer, seconded by Ohlrogge, to approve the appointments.  Motion carried
It was moved by S. Larson, seconded by P. Larson, to establish a cost of $1,800.00, plus grave opening and $.75 per mile, for casket or cremation county burial.  Motion carried.
It was moved by Ohlrogge, seconded by Blindauer, that the following places be designated for holding chattel mortgage sales in Sanborn County for 2016: 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 P. Larson, seconded by Blindauer, 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 Blindauer, seconded by Ohlrogge, to approve expenses for county commissioners, county officials, and county employees to attend all scheduled meetings pertaining to county business for 2016.  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 P. Larson, seconded by Ohlrogge, to set mileage and meals at state rates.  Motion carried.
It was moved by Blindauer, seconded by P. Larson, 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 S. Larson, 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 Blindauer, seconded by P. Larson, to use the state bid list for county purchases.  Motion carried.
Motion by Blindauer, seconded by Ohlrogge, to set the commissioners’ salary at $6,500.00 annually plus insurance.  Motion carried.
It was moved by S. Larson, seconded by P. Larson, to set fee for coroner inquest at $100.00 per case.  Motion carried.
It was moved by Blindauer, seconded by Ohlrogge, to appoint  Jason Coenen as the  Emergency Management Director.   Motion carried.
It was moved by P. Larson, seconded by S. Larson, 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 & 3, Warren Township – Woonsocket Community Center.
It was moved by Ohlrogge, seconded by P. Larson, to set board wages for zoning and drainage at $45.00 per diem plus mileage.  Motion carried.
By agreement of the board the annual meeting with townships and towns will be on February 16th at 1:30 p.m. in the 4-H Building.
Motion by S. Larson, seconded by Blindauer, to set the wage for part-time help for the Register of Deeds, Treasurer, Auditor, Sheriff’s Office, and Janitor at $8.55 per hour.  Motion carried.
Motion by Blindauer, seconded by S. 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 P. Larson, seconded by Ohlrogge, 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.
LETCHER TOWN NUISANCE
Letcher Town Board members Eddie Hoffman and Mark Chada; Planning and Zoning Board Members Myron Sonne and Barry Selland;  Penny Farris, Director of Equalization; Sheriff Tom Fridley, Deputy Sheriff Jason Coenen, and States Attorney Jeff Larson met with the board to discuss nuisance property in Letcher. A joint effort by residence, town,  and county will be made to resolve the problem.
SURPLUS
Jodi Doering, Sanborn County Ambulance, met with the board to discuss the extra Lucas machine owned by the county.  A machine was purchased and then one was granted to us.  Motion by P. Larson, seconded by Blindauer, to declare the machine surplus. Motion carried.
PRISONER CARE
Motion by Blindauer, seconded by Ohlrogge, to enter into an agreement with Charles Mix County Jail for the year 2016 for $50.00 per prisoner-day or any part of. Motion carried.
BILLS
Motion by Ohlrogge, seconded by Blindauer, to pay the following bills. Motion carried.
AT&T Mobility, Air Card $122.01
Merchants Capital, Equipment  Payments $24,561.65
Auditor and Treasurer in all accounts $2,723,405.46
Register of Deeds $3,158.50
Motion by Ohlrogge, seconded by P. Larson, to approve the following salaries for the year 2016, including the insurance incentive.  Motion carried.
Tom Fridley, Sheriff, Annually $47,023.43
Jason Coenen, Deputy Sheriff, Annually $36,431.20
Charles Pulford, Deputy Sheriff, Annually $34,320.00
Ernest Anderson, 24/7, Monthly $150.00
Jason Coenen, Emergency Management, Annually $5,296.01
Jeff Larson, States Attorney, Annually $40,184.44
Grant Goudy, Clerk, Annually $27,040.00
Penny Farris Director of Equalization, Annually $37,481.60
Karen Krueger, Treasurer, Annually $42,999.85
Barb Regynski, Deputy Auditor and Treasurer, Annually $31,851.58
Diane Larson, Auditor, Annually $41,559.82
Lynn Brueske, Register of Deeds, Annually $40,839.85
Tom Carda, Janitor, Annually $37,852.15
Jolene Anderson, Secretary, Hourly $10.45X
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 Superintendent, Annually $45,230.51
Sheri Kogel,  Secretary, Annually $33,938.57
Alberta Fink, Deputy Register of Deeds, Hourly $14.36
Sherryl Rankin, Secretary, Hourly, $10.45
Perianne Clendenning, Hourly $10.45
Doug Janzing, Highway, Hourly $17.19
Kylie Forbes, Highway, Hourly $16.89
R. Dale Schow, Highway, Hourly    $14.00
Brian Pearson, Highway, Hourly $17.80
Timothy Steckel, Highway, Hourly $15.19
Stacy Mendenhall, Highway, Hourly $15.28
Jim Luthi, Highway, Hourly $14.00
David Hjelm, Highway, Hourly $14.89
There being no further business, motion by Ohlrogge, seconded S. Larson, to adjourn the meeting.  Motion carried.  The next regularly scheduled meeting is Tuesday, January 19, 2016.
Diane Larson
Sanborn County Auditor
Steve Larson
Vice-Chairman, Sanborn
County Commissioners

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