Artesian Town Board proceedings

Unapproved Minutes - January 4, 2017

The Town of Artesian Council met on January 4, 2017, in regular session at the Artesian Community Center.  Council Member K. Effling called the meeting to order with Council Member C. Danek, T. Fridley and Finance Officer G. Effling present.
The minutes of the December 7, 2016, meeting were read; motion to approve by Danek, motion carried.  Finance Officer reports were read; motion to approve by Danek, motion carried.  The following vouchers were presented for the month:
Xcel Energy – $1,102.31, Brooks Oil Company, Inc. – $1,455.20, Farmers Elevator Company – $248.75, Artesian Fire Department – $125.00, Artesian Fire Department – $1,081.00, KO’s Pro Service – $274.90, Prairieland Collections, Inc. – $61.80, True North Steel, Inc. – $32.25, SDML Workers’ Compensation Fund – $851.00, Town of Artesian – $148.01, Dawson Construction Inc. – $1,019.51, Tom Fridley – $322.00, Gwen Effling – $538.25, Molly Ebersdorfer – $250.00, Kurt Effling – $120.00, Candace Danek – $120.00, Sanborn Weekly Journal – $23.21.
Old Business:
Committee Reports:
Lagoon – in good condition.
Garbage/Sewer – discussed billings.
Streets – in good condition.
Discussion on smoking the sewer system.
Workman’s Comp Audit completed on 12/12/2016 – waiting on the completed report.
Discussion on the current list of Volunteer Fire Department members.
New Business:
Discussion on joining the District III Association.
At this time declined purchasing commercial asphalt.
If needed, the election date has been set for April 11, 2017. Susan Richards’ term is up for re-election – three year term.
Motion by Danek to accept the following:
•    Regular Meetings will be held the first Wednesday of each month at the Artesian Community Center at 7:30 p.m.
•    Regular Depository will be CorTrust Bank, Artesian, SD.
•    Official Publication is Sanborn Weekly Journal.
•    Regular Meeting attendance will be $40.00 per meeting. Finance Officer Salary is set at $500.00.
•    Administrative Wages set at $10.00 per hour.
•    Head maintenance is set at $14.00 per hour.
•    Part-time maintenance will be $8.00 per hour.
•    Mileage will be $0.485 per mile.
•    Tractor/wages for snow removal set at $50.00.
Motion carried.
The next regular meeting will be held on February 1, 2017.
There being no further business brought before the council, meeting adjourned.
Gwen Effling
Town of Artesian
Finance Officer
Kurt Effling
Council Member

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