Sanborn County Commissioners proceedings

AUGUST 7, 2018

Sanborn County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. with Chairman Ebersdorfer presiding.  Other members present were:   Ohlrogge, Blindauer, P. Larson, and S. Larson.  Also present was Auditor Larson.  Motion by Ohlrogge, seconded by Blindauer, to approve the minutes as presented.  All ayes.  Motion carried. 


Lee Goergen, Highway Superintendent/Weed Supervisor; Sheri Kogel, Administrative Assistant; and Ron Gillen, Brosz Engineering, met with the board.  Gillen reported that a Request for Design Exception is needed for Project Number BRO8056(00) which is replacement of SN 56-210-096 0.5 E & 3.4 N of Artesian, S.D., over a tributary of West Redstone Creek.  Motion by Ohlrogge, seconded by Blindauer, to approve a Request for Design Exception from the South Dakota Department of Transportation. All ayes. Motion carried. 

Kogel presented the Five-Year County Highway and Bridge Improvement Plan for Sanborn County. A county wide meeting will be held on August 21 at 11:00 a.m. in the Sanborn County Courthouse for all interested people of Sanborn County and Town and Township Boards.   Goergen presented a proposal for the purchase of a 2009 Chevy 3500 truck with several attachments to replace two of the older vehicles in the highway and weed departments. This vehicle could also be used in the parking lot at the courthouse.  Motion by Blindauer, seconded by P. Larson, to purchase the 2009 truck from Federal Surplus with the understanding that two of the older vehicles will be sold for surplus. All ayes. Motion carried.

Motion by S Larson, seconded by P Larson, to meet as the Weed Board. A Declaration of Infestation was declared in the matter of John Roache owner of the NW 1/4 Section 13 107N 62W for musk and canada thistle. An inspection was conducted on the sixth day of August, 2018, by Lee Goergen acting as an agent for the Sanborn County Weed and Pest Board.  All members of the board signed the declaration.  Ebersdorfer declared an end to the Weed Board Meeting.

Department of Equalization

Penny Farris, Director of Equalization, met with the board to clarify how the ending of the Discretionary Tax will be handled.  Commissioners advised Farris to assess all new buildings, including new homes, commercial buildings, AG buildings and additions based on the level of completion as of November 1st. If a building is not completed by November 1st, it will not be assessed until the following year and the Discretionary Tax break will not be applied.  Motion was made by P. Larson, seconded by Blindauer, to repeal the resolution adopted September 16, 2003.  Passing this motion removes the Discretionary Formula on new construction within Sanborn County. This becomes effective November 1, 2018, in relation to 2020 assessment values for taxes payable 2021.  Properties currently receiving the Discretionary Formula will be allowed to complete the four-year reduction. A roll call vote was taken with the following votes recorded: P. Larson, Aye; S. Larson, Aye; Ohlrogge, Nay; Blindauer, Aye; Ebersdorfer, Aye.  Motion carried.  


Motion by Blindauer, seconded by Ohlrogge, to transfer $5,495.00 from contingency fund to the election budget. This is for an additional DS200 which is used to count votes. All ayes. Motion carried. 

S. Larson left the meeting at 10:45 a.m.


Auditor and Treasurer in all accounts $3,839,371.35

Register of Deeds $2,819.75

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

Office of Child Support, Wage Garnish $240.00

Accounts Management Inc., Wage Garnish $77.17

First National Bank, Tax Liability $2,398.89

Avera Health Plan, Insurance $20,991.45

AFLAC, Insurance $1,237.64

AFLAC, Insurance $260.70

South Dakota Retirement System, Retirement $7,630.66

South Dakota Retirement System, Spouse Option $53.00

Small Business, Insurance $51.00

Sanborn County Treasurer, Real Estate Taxes $354.12

Sun Life Financial, Insurance $268.29

VSP Vision Care, Insurance $212.41

EMC Insurance, Insurance $406.16

First National Bank, Tax Liability $11,884.29

EMC Insurance, Insurance $61.46

Sun Life Financial, Insurance $26.47

Alpena Fire Department, Fire Premium Refund $393.73

Artesian Fire Department, Fire Premium Refund $3,816.17

Carthage Fire Department, Fire Premium Refund $573.13

Letcher Fire Department, Fire Premium Refund $4,339.01

T&C Fire Department, Fire Premium Refund $6,024.18

Sanborn County Treasurer, Taxes in Trust $1,549.09

Grand Jury, Wages $406.28

Office of Child Support, Wage Garnish $240.00

First National Bank, Tax Liability $2,394.86

A&B Business Solutions, Supplies $149.57

A-Ox Welding Supply Co Inc., Cylinders $18.55

AmeriPride Services, Mats, Mops, Towels $132.70

AT&T Mobility, Air Cards $237.56

Axon Enterprise Inc., Supplies $85.80

Beadle County Sheriff, Prisoner Care $880.00

Central Electric Cooperative, Electricity $246.10

South Dakota Association of County Commissioners, County Legal Expense Relief Program $1,426.00

Commercial Asphalt, Hot Mix $8,708.70

Dennis Moody Trucking, Hauling Gravel $8,736.00

Department of Revenue, Blood Alcohol $140.00

South Dakota Department of Public Safety, Teletype Service $2,340.00

Dick’s Body Shop, Repairs $167.16

Election Systems & Software, Ballot Counter $5,495.00

ESRI, Maintenance $800.00

Express 2, Supplies $187.03

Express Stop, Fuel $31.96

Farnams Genuine Parts, Filters $22.67

First National Bank Omaha, Supplies $544.79

Innovative Office Solutions, Toner $758.80

KO’S, Replace Battery $15.00

Larson & Nipe, Office Expense $1,000.00

Mid American Research Chemical, Supplies $120.58

McLeod’s Printing & Supply, Cotton Paper $42.80

Mobile Demand, L.C., Supplies $261.13

NorthWestern Energy, Electricity $1,303.49

Office Peeps, Supplies $238.65

Pharm Chem Inc., Supplies $243.20

Productivity Plus Account, Supplies $740.00

Radarsign, Sign $3,935.00

Sherryl Rankin, Tote/Mileage $70.01

Sanborn County Ambulance, Meals $26.57

Santel Communications, Tech Support/Phone and Internet $2,881.19

Sanford Health, Autopsy $2,350.00

Audra Scheel, Expenses $196.57

Scott Supply Company, Supplies $1,087.00

South Dakota Federal Property Agency, Supplies $360.25

Sanborn Weekly Journal, Publication Fees $140.50

Topkote Inc., Armor Coat $200,031.72

Ultramax, Ammo $204.00

United Laboratories, Supplies $1,118.68

Vander Haag’s Inc., Grille $239.23

Waste Management, Garbage $317.65

Thomson Reuters-West, Law Book Updates $618.15

Woonsocket City, Sewer/Water $79.08

July payroll before deductions:

Commissioners $3,025.00


Treasurer $5,627.38

States Attorney $3,621.96

Courthouse $3,406.85

Assessor $5,541.54

Register of Deeds $5,619.03

Sheriff $11,869.95

Nurse $1,079.15

Ambulance $975.36

Extension Office $2,324.36

Weed Salary $1,366.50

Drainage $135.00

Road and Bridge $27,034.49

E-911 $56.50

Emergency Management $496.44

Sobriety Testing $390.40

There being no further business, motion by Blindauer, seconded by Ohlrogge, to adjourn the meeting.  All ayes.  Motion carried.  The next regularly scheduled meeting is Tues, August 21, 2018.

Diane Larson

Sanborn County Auditor

Jeff Ebersdorfer

Chairman of the Board, 

Sanborn County

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