Sanborn County Commissioners proceedings

OCTOBER 15, 2019

Sanborn County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, October 15, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. with Chairman Jeff Ebersdorfer presiding. Other members present were: Ray Ohlrogge, Gary Blindauer, Steve Larson, and Paul Larson. Also present was Auditor Diane Larson.  Motion by Blindauer, seconded by Ohlrogge, to approve the minutes as presented. All ayes. Motion carried. 


Sherryl Rankin reported on the trapping workshop held on October 12. Very good comments were received.  Paula Linke presented a preliminary plan for adding an addition to the 4-H Building.   


Stacy Mendenhall, Highway Superintendent, and Sheri Kogel, Administrative Assistant, met with the board. Matt Tobin, Butler Machinery, presented the option to buy a trailer, which the county has been renting. Motion by Ohlrogge, seconded by S. Larson, to purchase the trailer for $30,944. All ayes.  Motion carried. Much discussion was held on how few people apply for the highway maintenance jobs. One main reason given was the starting wage. Motion by Ohlrogge, seconded by S. Larson, to set the starting wage at $15.00 per hour and to give the existing highway staff a 50 cent an hour raise starting with the October 21 pay period. Mendenhall and Kogel will begin on November 1. All ayes. Motion carried.     


Penny Farris, Director of Equalization, presented a plat for Morris Brosnan for Brosnan Outlot a Part of the NE/4 of Section 36 Township 108 North, Range 62 West of the 5th P.M., Sanborn County, South Dakota. Motion by P. Larson, seconded by Blindauer, to approve the plat. All ayes. Motion carried.  


Dennis Mahowald and Marissa Ritter, HUB International, met with the board to discuss health insurance for the county employees.


Motion by P. Larson, seconded by Blindauer, to transfer $6,200.00 from contingency to the courthouse budget to pay for the new tractor used for lawn maintenance and snow removal. All ayes. Motion carried. 


Auditor and treasurer in all accounts $3,437,753.36

Register of Deeds $2,084.25

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

Credit Collections Bureau, Wage Garnish $249.36

First National Bank, Tax Liability $2,204.80

South Dakota Department of Health, Quarterly Nurse Payment $1,303.00

South Dakota Association of County Officials, Mod and Preservation $94.00

State Treasurer, Monthly Remittance $62,962.00

A-Ox Welding, Cylinders $39.80

AT&T Mobility, Cell Phone $58.58

Beadle County Auditor, Victims Advocate $1,100.00

Beadle County Sheriff, Prisoner Care $1,280.00

Beck Ace Hardware, Supplies $6.99

Gary D. Blue, Court Appointed Attorney Fees $553.50

Central Electric Co-op, Electricity $237.55

Colonial Research Chemical, Supplies $111.43

CommTech Inc., Service $994.00

State of South Dakota, Blood Alcohol Tests $120.00

Detco Industries, Supplies $6,034.00

Farnams Genuine Parts Inc., Supplies $268.03

Fastenal Company, Supplies $36.86

Wayne Feistner, Rock/Gravel $8,848.00

Kibble Equipment LLC, Mower Tractor $6,200.00

KO’s, Supplies $127.02

Lincoln Auto, Towing $601.25

Local Lumber Co., Supplies $12.00

Locators & Supplies Inc., Supplies $283.83

Mac’s Hardware, Supplies $21.58

Mitchell Regional Ambulance, Intercept Fee $300.00

Total Funds, Postage and Supplies $1,227.84

North Central Renting & Leasing, Trailer $30,944.00

Office Peeps Inc., Supplies $751.14

Physicians Claim Company, Monthly Fees $487.32

Pharm Chem Inc., Patch Analysis $57.10

Productivity Plus Account, Supplies $118.00

Mitchell Area Safehouse, Quarterly Remittance $135.15

Santel Communications, Tech Support $2,944.74

Audra Scheel, Travel/Camper Rent $527.14

Sanborn Weekly Journal, Publishing $18.60

Truck and Trailer, Repairs $1,608.92

Waste Management, Garbage $315.02

Woony Foods, Supplies $140.36

WW Tire Service Inc., Tires $616.87

Xcel, Electricity $39.45

There being no further business, motion by P. Larson, seconded by S. Larson, to adjourn the meeting.  All ayes. Motion carried. The next regularly scheduled meeting is Tuesday, November 5, 2019.   

Diane Larson

Sanborn County AuditorJeff Ebersdorfer

Chairman of the Board, 

Sanborn County

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