Sanborn County Commissioners proceedings

NOVEMBER 5, 2019

Sanborn County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, November 5, 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 Ohlrogge, seconded by S. Larson, to approve the minutes as presented.  All ayes.  Motion carried. 


Travis Coulthard presented the bill for the Jaws of Life purchased by the Woonsocket Fire Department. The county agreed previously to pay $10,000 towards the Jaws of Life for all three fire departments in the county.  Motion by P. Larson, seconded by S. Larson, to pay $10,000 towards the Jaws of Life for the Woonsocket Fire Department. The Letcher Fire Department has received their money. All ayes. Motion carried. 


Auditor and treasurer in all accounts $5,258,708.01

Register of Deeds $2,790.75

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

First National Bank, Tax Liability $1,739.45

South Dakota Retirement, Leave Pay/Dale Schow $2,038.17

Avera Health Plan, Insurance $21,003.80

AFLAC, Insurance $1,140.08

AFLAC, Insurance $199.60

South Dakota Retirement, Retirement $7,524.26

South Dakota Retirement, Retirement $44.79

Small Business, Insurance $51.00

Sanborn County Treasurer, Real Estate Taxes $70.00

Sun Life Financial, Insurance $161.71

VSP, Insurance $203.99

EMC National Life Company, Insurance $380.20

Colonial Life, Insurance $562.62

Colonial Life, Insurance $18.86

First National Bank, Tax Liability $12,180.95

Timothy J. Steckel, Vacation/Sick Leave $781.10

First National Bank, Tax Liability $159.54

EMC National Life Company, Insurance $40.59

Grand Jury, Wages $413.84

Sanborn County Treasurer, Taxes in Trust $6,340.01

First National Bank SD, Tax Liability $1,722.02

A-Ox Welding Supply, Cylinders $78.03

SYNCB/Amazon, Supplies $180.19

AmeriPride Services, Laundry $280.86

AT&T Mobility, Air Cards $228.03

Rita Bazler, Blood Alcohol Tests $480.00

Beadle County Sheriff, Prisoner Care $320.00

Brooks Oil Company, Propane $3,017.67

Butler Machinery Co., Repairs/Supplies $11,051.47

South Dakota Association of County Commissioners, CLERP $1,109.00

Steve Dammann, Repairs $185.75

Dakota Two Way, Install Lights $395.00

Dick’s Body Shop, Alignment $90.00

DMC Wear Parts LLC, Snow Plow Blades $7,291.63

Double D Body Shop, Replace Windshield $371.00

ES&S, Maintenance Agreement $417.09

Express 2, Fuel $180.42

Marie H. Males, Court Reporter, Grand Jury Transcript $208.60

Wayne Feistner, Rock $720.00

First National Bank Omaha, Expenses $508.48

Growmark Inc., Supplies $422.95

KO’s, Tires/Oil Change $886.30

Lake County Sheriff, Prisoner Care $3,000.00

Larson & Nipe, Office Expense $1,250.00

Locators & Suppliers, Supplies $213.64

Mac’s Hardware, Supplies $2,149.02

Mack Metal Sales Inc., Iron $632.76

Mail Finance, Postage Machine Rent $588.00

McLeods Printing & Supply, Supplies $134.22

Medica, Refund of Ambulance $81.76

Menard’s, Shop Vac $149.99

Miner County Auditor, E-911 Services $6,250.00

Mitchell Regional Ambulance, Intercept Fee $300.00

National Association of State Agencies for Surplus Property, Annual Dues $39.00

NorthWestern Energy, Electricity $1,226.30

Office Peeps, Supplies $96.84

Pheasantland Industries, Supplies $1,309.17

Puetz Corporation, Preliminary Design Fees $2,000.00

Michael Rankin, Repairs $403.57

Sherryl Rankin, Mileage $42.00

Runnings Supply, Supplies $209.78

Safety Benefits, Registration Fee $130.00

South Dakota EMS Association State Treasurer, Membership Dues $180.00

Sanborn Weekly Journal, Publication Fees $677.99

Transource Truck & Equipment, Supplies $187.09

True North Steel, Blades $2,181.60

Verizon Wireless, Monthly Fee/I-Pad $1,392.17

Vern Eide Ford, Repairs $138.60

Wheelco Truck & Trailer Parts, Supplies $140.41

Will Funeral Chapel, Indigent Funeral/Autopsy $2,500.00

Woonsocket City, Water/Sewer $87.41

X-cel Energy, Electricity $10.71

October payroll before deductions:

Commissioners $3,025.00

Auditor $5,381.13

Treasurer $5,501.13

States Attorney $3,766.84

Courthouse $3,581.67

Assessor $5,763.21

Register of Deeds $5,141.30

Sheriff $12,039.04

Public Welfare $871.00

County Nurse $1,157.38

Ambulance $1,605.00

WIC $52.88

Extension Office $1,871.19

Weed $1,453.25

Drainage $225.00

Road and Bridge $25,070.67

E-911 $58.75

Emergency Management $516.30


Stacy Mendenhall, Highway Superintendent, and Sheri Kogel, Administrative Assistant, met with the board. Road conditions and repair being done on them was discussed. Bus routes and access for the emergency vehicles was discussed. Kogel presented an approach permit for Jason Turner in SW/4 16-106-59. The board requirement will be that the approach will contain at least a 24-inch culvert with a minimum of 40 foot in length. Motion by Blindauer, seconded by P. Larson, to approve the approach with the stipulations. All ayes. Motion carried.    


Suzanne Starr from the Rural Attorney Recruitment Program met with the board to discuss our current status with the program.  


Greg Protsch, Attorney at Law, met with the board to request a correction for a quit claim deed done by Sanborn County in 1962 for Lots 13-17 Block 50 in Woonsocket. Motion by P. Larson, seconded by Ohlrogge, to execute a deed to correct a title for this property. All ayes. Motion carried.   


The State of South Dakota is granting leave for the day after Thanksgiving and December 23th and 24th. Sanborn County policy is to follow what the state does.  Motion by S. Larson, seconded by P. Larson, to grant what the state did. All ayes. Motion carried.   


Paula Linke, 4-H Leader, met with the board to discuss the addition on the 4-H Building. Some estimates have been received but this is just the first steps.


Auditor Larson presented the Statement of Extension for the Joint Cooperative Agreement with District III from Yankton, S.D. Motion by Blindauer, seconded by Ohlrogge, to enter into the agreement for the year from January 1, 2020, to December 31, 2020, in the amount of $11,146.00. All ayes. Motion carried.


The tractor for lawn maintenance arrived. This machine is not adequate to provide the service needed. A larger model was ordered for $13,975.00. Motion by Blindauer, seconded by S. Larson, to transfer $7,775.00 from contingency to the courthouse budget to pay the remainder of the amount needed for the different tractor. All ayes. Motion carried. 

There being no further business, motion by Blindauer, seconded by S. Larson, to adjourn the meeting. All ayes. Motion carried. The next regularly scheduled meeting is Tuesday, November 19, 2019.   

Diane Larson

Sanborn County Auditor

Jeff Ebersdorfer

Chairman of the Board,

Sanborn County

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