Letcher Town Board proceedings

August 7th, 2018

Mayor Chada called the meeting to order with Hoffman, Larson, and Meier in attendance. 

Guests: M. Hobaugh and M. Hoffman

A motion was made by Hoffman, seconded by Larson, carried, to approve the July 2nd, 2018, minutes as read.

A motion was made by Larson, seconded by Hoffman, carried, to approve the financials as presented.

Old Business: 

Discussion was held on the email we received from Dawson Construction.  They would like to trim some trees in the town, are looking at a couple of loads of gravel, and asking the Town to please put fence posts on the side of the road by the manholes to mark them.

A motion was made by Larson, seconded by Hoffman, carried, to approve to have Dawson Construction trim the trees.  

Chada and Hoffman will put the fence posts up to mark the manholes and will talk to Dawson Construction regarding the gravel.  

Discussion was held on moving the electrical panel from the Community Center side to the Fire Department side. An estimate was received from Morris Electric.

The board will discuss with the Letcher Community Development Foundation to see if they are planning on having that done with the grant money.  

A motion was made by Larson, seconded by Hoffman, carried, to approve to move the electrical panel if Letcher Community Development Foundation is not planning on this in their grant.   

The Board received $2,502.00 for the West Nile Grant that was applied for.

The Town Board was asked if they would donate to the fireworks display on the Fourth of July.

A motion was made by Hoffman, seconded by Larson, carried, to approve to donate $500.00 towards the fireworks display.  

New Business: 

Discussion was held on the water sample report.

Discussion was held on past due accounts. 

Discussion was held on Dawson Construction bringing gravel to some of the streets.

A motion was made by Larson, seconded by Hoffman, carried, to approve Dawson Construction to bring gravel into town.  

Discussion was held on turning the ball park lights off for the year.  The board will call and have that done. 

M. Hoffman presented to the board about putting a Free Library Book House on the sidewalk on Main Street by the Finance Office. He is making it to look like a bird house. He will have people donate books and then people can come and get books and can return them or keep them.   

A motion was made by Larson, seconded by Hoffman, carried, to approve that M. Hoffman can place the Free Library Book House on the sidewalk on Main Street by the Finance Office.

A motion was made by Hoffman, seconded by Larson, carried, to approve the following claims for payment: 

General AND WATER/SEWER: Angela Larson – $247.81 – Wages – Custodian, Midwest Fire & Safety – $119.00 – Update Fire Extinguishers, Jesse Dominguez – $685.58 Meter Reading/Summer Help, Jim Fridley – $184.70 Wages – Water Sample, US Bank – $6,289.72 Sewer Loan Payment, South Dakota Department of Revenue – $30.00 Water Samples, Angela Meier – $209.50 – Wages Finance Officer, Ed Hoffman – $546.25 Wages Lost time, Santel – $332.87 Office Phone – $49.84, Officer Internet – $66.58, Community Center Phone – $45.33, Community Center Internet – $50.08, Water/Sewer Phone – $76.75. Lift station – $44.29, Sanborn Weekly Journal – $107.38 Advertising Minutes, Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield – $11.39 health insurance, Quill – $87.70 cleaning supplies, Hoffman Digging & Well Repair – $300.00 – ground work/pushing up trees, NorthWestern Energy – $26.12 Electric – Rossy Park, VanDiest Supply – $2,509.20 – Chemical/West Nile, NorthWestern Energy – $995.49 Electric Lagoon – $15.00, Street Lights – $488.99, Water Valve – $10.76, Water Plant – $27.66, Ball park – $70.65, Community Center – $277.96, Lift station – $104.47, Miedema Sanitation- $50.00 garbage removal, Dawson Construction – $408.17 – blading streets, Davison Rural Water – $2,333.95 water used, CNA Surety – $825.00 – Bond dues.

The next board meeting will be held on August 21st, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.

Angie Meier

Finance Officer

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