Letcher Town Board proceedings

May 21st, 2019

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

A motion was made by Hoffman, seconded by Larson, carried, to approve May 7th, 2019, minutes as read.

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

Old Business: The Board went over water sample reports. 

The Drinking Water Certificate of Achievement Award was received from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. The South Dakota of Department of Environment and Natural Resources announced that the Town of Letcher Public Water System and the System’s Operation Specialists have been awarded a Drinking Water Certificate of Achievement Award. To qualify for the award they have to follow the requirements for 2018: Compliance Monitoring and Reporting, Drinking Water Standards, and Certification Requirements.  

The Board went over past due accounts. 

FEMA paperwork has been filled out and sent in.  

A quote from Bechen Fencing was received to fix the fence at the Community Center Park. A partial part of the fence had to be removed to install the new warning siren. A gate will be installed in that area.

A motion was made by Larson, seconded by Hoffman, carried, to approve to have Bechen Fencing fix the fence/gate.  

The electricity and the water have been turned back on at the ball park for baseball/softball season. 

The warning siren has been installed.

Appoint Municipal Officials:

A motion was made by Larson, seconded by Hoffman, carried, to elect Mark Chada as Mayor.  

Mayor: Mark Chada

Trustee: Ed Hoffman

Trustee: Angie Larson

Discussion was held on the town purchasing a tractor for the town. Discussion was held on getting a loan from the USDA or doing financing through John Deere.  John Deere offers a better interest rate.

A motion was made by Hoffman, seconded by Larson, carried, to approve to purchase a tractor from C & B Equipment in Mitchell.  The financing will be done through John Deere Financial.  

Discussion was held also on different types of programs the USDA has for grant options and loans.  

USDA has a grant and loan option for street improvements/culverts.  Discussion on this will be held at a later time.  

New Business: 

Discussion was held on past due accounts.

Discussion was held on replacing light bulbs on some of the poles at the ball park. TK Electric will be replacing lights bulbs that need to be replaced.  

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

GENERAL AND WATER/SEWER: Menards – $143.46 – Ball Park Supplies, Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield – $2,242.25 – Health Insurance, Davison Rural Water – $2,202.90 – Water Used, Menards – $32.25 – Supplies for the grounds, Morgan Theeler LLP – $127.80 – Professional Fees, Quill – $381.25 – Cleaning Supplies for Community Center, Mark Chada – $1,074.91 – Lost Time, Ed Hoffman – $212.61 – Reimbursement for Spraying Supplies Purchased, TK Electric – $1,778.13 – Installation of Warning Siren. 

The next board meeting will be held on June 4th, 2019, at 7:00 p.m.

Angie Meier

Finance Officer

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