Sanborn County Commissioners proceedings

FEBRUARY 20, 2018

Sanborn County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. with Vice-Chairman S. Larson presiding. Other members present were: Ohlrogge and Blindauer.  Absent was Ebersdorfer and P. Larson. Also present was Auditor Larson. An error was noted in the minutes. The amount for Office of Child Support should have read $240.00. Motion by Ohlrogge, seconded by Blindauer, to approve the minutes as corrected.  All ayes. Motion carried


Lee Goergen, Highway Superintendent/Weed Supervisor, met with the board. Motion by Blindauer, seconded by Ohlrogge, to approve the following resolution. All ayes. Motion carried.


WHEREAS, Title 23, Section 151, United States Code and Title 23, Part 650, Subpart C, Code of Federal Regulations, requires initial inspection of all bridges and reinspection at intervals not to exceed two years with the exception of reinforced concrete box culverts that meet specific criteria. These culverts are reinspected at intervals not to exceed four years.

THEREFORE, Sanborn County is desirous of participating in the Bridge Inspection program using Bridge Replacement funds.

The County requests SDDOT to hire Brosz Engineering (Consulting Engineers) for the inspection work. SDDOT will secure federal approvals, make payments to the Consulting Engineer for inspection services rendered, and bill the County for 20 percent of the costs. The County will be responsible for the required 20 percent matching funds.

Dated this 20th day of February 2018, at Woonsocket, South Dakota.

Board of County

Commissioners of

Sanborn County




Diane Larson,


Motion by Blindauer, seconded by Ohlrogge, to advertise for bids for county needs to be held on April 3. All ayes. Motion carried.


Motion by Ohlrogge, seconded by Blindauer, to supplement the Emergency Management Budget in the amount of $96,618.50 for a grant received from Homeland Security for an emergency generator plus installation costs to run the courthouse. All ayes. Motion carried.


Present were Richard Bechen and Tim Pearson with Josh Larson on speaker phone. This is a three-year lease starting on March 1, 2018, with payment due by March 1st of each year. Motion by Blindauer, seconded by Ohlrogge, to accept the high bid of $13,000.00 a year from Tim Pearson. All ayes. Motion carried.


Motion by Blindauer, seconded by Ohlrogge, to pay the following bills. All ayes. Motion carried:

South Dakota Association of County Officials, Mod and Preservation $60.00

State Treasurer, Monthly Remittance $51,280.51

Towns, Townships, Schools, Town & Country, James River Water, Monthly Apportionment $289,396.66

Office of Child Support, Wage Garnish $240.00

Accounts Management, Wage Garnish $278.69

First National Bank, Tax Liability $2,379.72

AmeriPride Services Inc., Mats, Mops, Towels $118.42

AT&T, Cell Phone $78.73

Avera Queen of Peace Hospital, Drug Test $94.00

Blue Book, Blue Books $33.95

Butler Machinery Co., Supplies $6,167.23

Central Electric Cooperative, Electricity $309.17

Dakota Two Way, Antennas $85.69

Dawson Construction Inc., Garbage $235.60

Double D Body Shop, Repairs $60.00

Penny Farris, Travel Expense $132.05

Fastenal Company, Supplies $341.57

Heil Electric Inc., Generator $36,949.05

KO’s, Oil Change $39.75

Menard’s, Supplies $55.17

Mitchell Regional Ambulance, Intercept Fee $300.00

National Sheriff’s Association, Dues $60.00

Total Funds, Postage $1,000.00

NorthWestern Energy, Electricity $206.17

Office Peeps, Supplies $15.21

Physicians Claims Company, Ambulance Service Fee $603.76

Postmaster, Stamps $100.00

Santel, Phone and Internet $2,443.41

SD Association of County Weed, Registration $300.00

Applied Concepts, Supplies $77.50

Sanborn Weekly Journal, Publication Fees $244.69

TMDE Calibration Labs, Calibrating Radar $157.50

United Laboratories, Supplies $285.09

Vern Eide Chevrolet Buick GMC, Battery $177.45

Ron J. Volesky, Court Appointed Attorney Fees $2,347.00

Williams Music & Office Equipment, Copier Repairs $369.00

Woonsocket City, Sewer/Water $81.93

Woony Foods, Supplies $136.60

Xcel Energy, Electricity $308.76

The board attended the County/Township Meeting in Forestburg, S.D.

There being no further business the meeting was adjourned. The next regularly scheduled meeting is Tuesday, March 6, 2018.

Diane LarsonSanborn County AuditorJeff Ebersdorfer

Chairman of the Board,

Sanborn County


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