Sanborn County Commissioners proceedings

APRIL 2, 2019

Sanborn County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. with Chairman Ebersdorfer presiding. Other members present were: S. Larson, Ohlrogge, Blindauer, and P. Larson.  Also present was Auditor Larson.  Motion by Ohlrogge, seconded by Blindauer, to approve the minutes as presented. All ayes. Motion carried. 


Stacy Mendenhall, Highway Superintendent, and Sheri Kogel, Highway Administrative Assistant, met with the board. Much discussion was held on the road conditions in Sanborn County. Motion by S. Larson, seconded by Blindauer, to enter an agreement with the state to provide for the striping and continuing maintenance of county roads within Sanborn County. All ayes. Motion carried. Motion to P. Larson,  seconded by S. Larson, to hire Heath Larson and Dusty Kokesh for the highway department at a salary of $13.50 for the first 90 days, with an option after probation to go to $14.50. All ayes. Motion carried. Motion by Blindauer, second by Ohlrogge, to hire Jack Schulz for temporary weed spraying at $10.00 per hour. All ayes. Motion carried. 


Auditor Larson reported that when the water damage was done in her office it ruined a computer, scanner, and calculator. Motion by S. Larson, seconded by P. Larson, to destroy the equipment that was ruined. All ayes. Motion carried.


Jason Coenen, Emergency Management Director, met with the board to discuss a mass notification system. The towns in the county have been approached about going on board with us.  Letcher has committed and we are waiting to hear from Artesian and Woonsocket.


Matt Tobin, Butler Equipment, presented a 310-06A excavator. The Commissioners are hiring out work that they do not have the equipment to handle. With the flooding and road conditions that the county has, a great amount of this work will need to be done. Motion by Blindauer,  seconded by Ohlrogge, to purchase the excavator with thumb with a payment plan of five years. All ayes. Motion carried.


Penny Farris, Director of Equalization, met with the board for her yearly visit.


Motion by Blindauer, seconded by Ohlrogge, to transfer $18,250.00 from contingency to the commissioner’s budget for the board’s share of the Letcher Fire Department Jaws of Life and Fiber Bar. All ayes. Motion carried.


Auditor and treasurer in all accounts $3,623,486.87

Register of Deeds $1,828.00

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

First National Bank, Tax Liability $11,792.50

Avera Health Plan, Insurance $18,848.56

AFLAC, Insurance $1,161.40

AFLAC, Insurance $199.60

Office of Child Support, Wage Garnishment $240.00

South Dakota Retirement System, Retirement $7,519.82

South Dakota Retirement System, Retirement $44.79

Small Business, Insurance $51.00

Sanborn County Treasurer, Real Estate Taxes $293.95

Sun Life Financial, Insurance $194.03

VSP, Insurance $203.99

Accounts Management Inc., Wage Garnishment $292.36

EMC National Life Company, Insurance $404.65

Colonial Life, Insurance $439.56

Colonial Life, Insurance $18.86

First National Bank, Tax Liability $2,131.95

Avera Health Plan, Insurance $1,625.38

EMC National Life Company, Insurance $47.25

VSP, Insurance $7.54

Sanborn County Treasurer, Taxes in Trust $2,434.94

Dave Thuringer, Clean Carpets $1,490.00

SYNCB/Amazon, Supplies $118.66

AmeriPride Services, Laundry $170.50

AT&T Mobility, Air Card $140.91

Brooks Oil Company, Fuel $3,751.70

Todd O. Brueske Construction, Thaw pipe and turbo fan $244.90

South Dakota Association of County Commissions, Annual Assessment $339.00

Perianne Clendening, Mileage $92.40

South Dakota Association of County Commissioners, Corporate Law Economic Reform Program $1,119.00

Jason Coenen, Supplies $91.44

Express 2, Food for Search and Rescue $29.90

Express Stop, Fuel $13.47

Fastenal Company, Supplies $20.90

Thomas Fridley, Food for Search and Rescue $23.45

City of Huron, Teletype $1,540.00

Innovative Office Solutions, Supplies $74.98

Nyla Kappel, Headphones for Courtroom $10.52

KO’s, Oil Change $85.73

Larson & Nipe, Office Expense $1,250.00

Letcher Fire Department, Share of Jaws of Life $10,000.00

Mac’s Hardware, Supplies $9.96

Mid American Research Chemical, Supplies $787.04

McLeods Printing & Supply, Commissioner Minutes Book $122.89

Menard’s, Drills $99.98

Michael Todd & Co., Traffic Cones $913.28

Mumford & Protsch, Court Appointed Attorney Fees $1,121.90

Northern Bag and Box Company, Sandbags $330.00

NorthWestern Energy, Electricity $2,929.08

Office Peeps, Supplies $1,201.59

Sherryl Rankin, Mileage $16.80

Runnings Supplies $213.11

Sanborn County Treasurer, Title $10.00

Santel Communications, Computer, Monitor, Hard drive $1,237.00

Gary Sandness, Replace ceiling tile $244.00

Audra Scheel, Supplies $24.99

South Dakota Federal Property Agency, Supplies $75.00

South Dakota Association of County Weed & Pest, Dues $75.00

Travis Coulthard, Repair Smoke Detector $262.30

United Laboratories, Supplies $2,193.88

Woonsocket City, Water/Sewer $86.55

WW Tire Service Inc., Tire $133.46

X-cel Energy, Electricity $10.61

March payroll before deductions:

Commissioners $3,025.00

Auditor $5,381.13

Treasurer $5,501.13

States Attorney $3,766.84

Courthouse $3,577.12

Assessor $5,763.21

Register of Deeds $5,284.30

Sheriff $11,689.29

Public Welfare $624.00

County Nurse $901.81

Ambulance $850.00

WIC $70.50

Extension Office $1,201.25

Drainage $135.00

Road and Bridge $27,820.60

E-911 $58.75

Emergency Management $516.30

Sobriety Testing $244.00

There being no further business, motion by Ohlrogge, seconded by Blindauer, to adjourn the meeting. All ayes. Motion carried. The next regularly scheduled meeting is Tuesday, April 9, 2019, with the board meeting as a Board of Equalization.  

Diane Larson

Sanborn County Auditor

Jeff Ebersdorfer

Chairman of the Board, 

Sanborn County

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