Sanborn County Commissioners proceedings

April 9, 2019 MINUTES

Sanborn County Commissioners met as a Board of Equalization on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. with Vice – Chairman S. Larson presiding. Other members present were P. Larson, Ohlrogge, and Blindauer. Chairman Ebersdorfer was absent. Auditor Larson and Penny Farris, Director of Equalization, also met with the board. Oaths were taken by the Board of Equalization. Farris reported two disabled veterans tax freeze requests.  Motion by Blindauer, seconded by Ohlrogge, to approve the requests.  All ayes.  Motion carried.  One owner occupied request was presented.  Motion by Blindauer, seconded by P. Larson, to approve the request.  All ayes. Motion carried. Karen Krueger, County Treasurer, reported that she received thirteen applications, which qualified for the elderly and disabled assessment freeze. Motion by Blindauer, seconded by Ohlrogge, to approve the applications. All ayes. Motion carried.

Appeals:

9:30 a.m., Kelly Klaudt, 703 W. 7th Street, Did not appear.

   9:55 a.m., Parcel #3322, Faye Blindauer, Lots 6-7 Block 8 OP Letcher;

Motion by Ohlrogge, seconded by P. Larson, to deny the appeal.  Blindauer abstained. Motion carried.

10:00 a.m., Parcel #4769, Faye Blindauer, Lot 4 Block 1, Ryan & Company, 1st Addition, Letcher;

Motion by P. Larson, seconded by Ohlrogge, to deny the appeal and approve the building.  Blindauer abstained. Motion carried.

10:05 a.m., Parcel #3455, Faye Blindauer, Lot 2, Block 1, Ryan & Company, 1st Addition;

Motion by Ohlrogge, seconded by P. Larson, to lower the house to $7,000 but deny the lots. Blindauer abstained. Motion carried.

10:10 a.m., Parcel #4770, Faye Blindauer, Lot 1, Block 1, Ryan & Company, 1st Addition, Letcher;

Motion by P. Larson, seconded by Ohlrogge, to deny the appeal. Blindauer abstained. Motion carried.

10:15 a.m., Parcel #4771, Faye Blindauer, Lot 3, Block 1, Ryan & Company, 1st Addition, Letcher;

Motion by Ohlrogge, seconded by P. Larson, to deny the appeal.  Blindauer abstained. Motion carried.

10:20 a.m., Parcel #3370, Kevin Knutson, Lots 1-2, Block 16 OP, Letcher;

Motion by Blindauer, seconded by P. Larson, to deny the appeal.  Motion carried.

10:25 a.m., Parcel #3371, Kevin Knutson, Lots 3-4, Block 16 OP, Letcher;

Motion by Ohlrogge, seconded by P. Larson, to deny appeal. Motion carried.

10:30 a.m., Parcel #3372, Kevin Knutson, Lots 5-12, Block 16 OP, Letcher;                 

Motion by Blindauer, seconded by P. Larson, to lower the house to $62,400, lower the shed $9,000, and deny the lots. Motion  carried.

10:35 a.m., Parcel #3380, Faye Blindauer, Lots 1-3, Block 19 OP, Letcher;

Motion by P. Larson, seconded by Ohlrogge, to reclassify the property from non-ag to ag. Blindauer abstained. Motion carried.

10:40 a.m., Parcel #3408, Faye Blindauer,  Comm NW Corner, Lot 9, Blk 1, C&S, E 133’ S 168.3’ to point of beginning;

Motion by Ohlrogge, seconded by P. Larson, to reclassify the property from non-ag to ag. Blindauer abstained. Motion carried.

10:45 a.m., Parcel #3413, Faye Blindauer, 80’X200’ N of Lots 1-7, Blk 3, C&S, ADA Comm NW Corner, Lot 8, Blk 3, C&S, Then N 80’ W 200’ to beginning, Letcher;

Motion by P. Larson, seconded by Ohlrogge, to reclassify the property from non-ag to ag.  Blindauer abstained. Motion carried.

10:50 a.m., Parcel #3478, Faye Blindauer, All unplatted portion of NW/4 SE/4 15-106-51;

Motion by Ohlrogge, seconded by P. Larson, to reclassify the property from non-ag to ag. Blindauer abstained. Motion carried.

10:55 a.m., Parcel #1964, Marilyn Nissen, NW/4 4-107-61;

Motion by Blindauer, seconded by Ohlrogge, to reduce soil ratings from crop to non-crop, thus lowering value from $259,821 to $137,561 with the stipulation that the owner will return the property to native grass within the next year. All ayes. Motion carried.

Vice-Chairman Steve Larson declared an end to meeting as a Board of Equalization and convening as a Board of Commissioners.  

DECLARATION OF DISASTER

Jason Coenen, Emergency Management, met with the board to discuss declaring the county a disaster area. Motion by P. Larson, seconded by Blindauer, to pass the following resolution:

RESOLUTION FOR DECLARATION OF AN EMERGENCY OR DISASTER  2019-02

WHEREAS, Sanborn County, South Dakota has suffered severe damages to roads brought on by the flooding from the winter of 2019, and,

WHEREAS, the flooding caused significant road damage and roads and culverts to be washed out, and

NOW BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Sanborn County Commissioners do hereby declare a disaster for the population of the area impacted.

The Sanborn County Commissioners do respectfully request that any and all assistance that may be available from State and Federal agencies be provided to all local governments to include Sanborn County and to the local businesses and the general population as we work to overcome this disaster.

BE IT ALSO RESOLVED THAT the Sanborn County Commissioners do hereby declare a flooding disaster and respectfully request the Governor of the state of South Dakota to ensure that the maximum amount of assistance is made available to local governments, businesses, and residents affected.

Dated this 9th day of April, 2019.

ATTEST:

Diane Larson

Sanborn County Auditor                              

Steve Larson

Vice-Chairman,

Sanborn County Board 

of Commissioners

Vote of County Commission: Yea 4, Nay 0.

HIGHWAY

Stacy Mendenhall, Highway Superintendent, and Sheri Kogel, Administrative Assistant, met with the board. An approach permit for Larry Ogle for SW/4 15- 107-62 was presented. Motion by Blindauer, seconded by P. Larson, to grant the permit. All ayes. Motion carried.  

10:00 Executive Session

Motion by Blindauer, seconded by Ohlrogge, to enter executive session to discuss personnel. All ayes. Motion carried. At 11:00 a.m., Vice-Chairman Larson declared an end to executive session.

Motion by Blindauer, seconded by P. Larson, to adjourn the meeting. All ayes. Motion carried.

The next regularly scheduled meeting will be April 16, 2019.

Diane Larson

Sanborn County Auditor                                  

Steve Larson

Vice-Chairman 

of the Board

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