Sanborn County Commissioners proceedings

JANUARY 8, 2019

Sanborn County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. with P. Larson, S. Larson, Blindauer, Ohlrogge, and Ebersdorfer present. Auditor Larson was also present.     

ELECTION OF OFFICERS

This being the annual reorganization of the Board of County Commissioners, the county auditor called for nominations for chairman of the board.   

Blindauer nominated Jeff Ebersdorfer. Motion by Ohlrogge, seconded by S. Larson, that nominations cease. Motion carried.   Ebersdorfer will be the chairman.  Ebersdorfer called for nominations for vice-chairman. Blindauer nominated Steve Larson. Motion by Ohlrogge, seconded by P. Larson, that nominations cease.  Motion carried. Steve Larson will be the vice-chairman. Motion by P. Larson, seconded by Blindauer, to accept the minutes as presented. Motion carried. 

HIGHWAY

Stacy Mendenhall, Highway Foreman, and Sheri Kogel, Administrative Assistant, met with the board. Happenings during the recent snow storms were discussed. There is a problem with people piling snow on or in the rights-of-way. Kogel will send a letter of warning to the guilty parties.  Plans for the new year were also discussed.  

APPOINTMENTS AND FEES   

Chairman Ebersdorfer made the following appointments: Mental Health and Drug/Alcohol Board, Paul Larson; 4-H Advisory Board, Steve Larson; District III, Ray Ohlrogge; Sanborn County Rural Development, Jeff Ebersdorfer; County Planner, Penny Farris; Economic Development Board, Ray Ohlrogge; South Dakota Housing Authority Board, Jeff Ebersdorfer; Planning and Zoning, Ray Ohlrogge; and Drainage Board, Gary Blindauer and Paul Larson. It was moved by S. Larson, seconded by Ohlrogge, to approve the appointments. All ayes. Motion carried

It was moved by Blindauer, seconded by P. Larson, to establish a cost of $2,400.00 for county burial or cremation plus $0.75 per mile within the state. All ayes. Motion carried.

It was moved by S. Larson, seconded by Blindauer, that the following places be designated for holding chattel mortgage sales in Sanborn County for 2019: The front door of the Courthouse, City of Woonsocket; between Block Four and Five, Original Plat, Town of Letcher; and the public street on the north side of the Cortrust Bank, City of Artesian. All ayes. Motion carried.

It was moved by P. Larson, seconded by Ohlrogge, to designate Cortrust Bank of Artesian, First National Bank South Dakota, Edward Jones of Mitchell, Dakotaland Federal Credit Union, and SD Public Funds Investment Trust (FIT) as legal depositories and the Sanborn Weekly Journal as the legal newspaper. All ayes. Motion carried.

It was moved by Blindauer, seconded by P. Larson, to approve expenses for county commissioners, county officials, and county employees to attend all scheduled meetings pertaining to county business for 2019. All ayes. Motion carried.

It was moved by S. Larson, seconded by Ohlrogge, to pay bills at each regular meeting as needed. All ayes. Motion carried.

It was moved by P. Larson, seconded by Ohlrogge, to set mileage and meals at state rates. All ayes. Motion carried.

It was moved by Blindauer, seconded by S. Larson, to set wage of election workers at $150.00 plus mileage per day and to pay $35.00 plus mileage for school of instruction, if attended. All ayes. Motion carried.

It was moved by Blindauer, seconded by Ohlrogge, to declare old iron, used bridge planks, old culverts, used tires and old parts as surplus with maximum value of $1,000.00. All ayes. Motion carried.

It was moved by P. Larson, seconded by Blindauer, to use the state bid list for county purchases. All ayes. Motion carried.

Motion by Blindauer, seconded by S. Larson, to set the commissioners’ salary at $7,260.00 annually mileage included as part of salary plus insurance. All ayes.  Motion carried.

It was moved by P. Larson, seconded by Blindauer, to appoint Jason Coenen as the Emergency Management Director. All ayes. Motion carried.

It was moved by Ohlrogge, seconded by S. Larson, to establish four (4) or less voting precincts. All ayes. Motion carried; Precincts will be as follows:

Precinct #1: Afton, Floyd, Benedict, Oneida, Artesian City, Diana, Union, Ravenna – Artesian Community Center;

Precinct #2: Butler, Letcher, Letcher City, Logan and Elliott – Letcher Community Center;

Precinct #4: Jackson, Twin Lake, Woonsocket Township, Silver Creek Township, Ward 2 – Woonsocket Community Center;

Precinct #5: Wards 1 and 3, and Warren Township – Woonsocket Community Center.

It was moved by Blindauer, seconded by Ohlrogge, to set board wages for zoning and drainage at $45.00 per diem plus mileage. All ayes. Motion carried.

By agreement of the board, the annual meeting with townships and towns will be on February 19 at 1:30 p.m. in the 4-H Building.  

Motion by Ohlrogge, seconded by S. Larson, to set the wage for extra part-time help for the Register of Deeds, Treasurer, Auditor, Sheriff’s Office, and Janitor at minimum wage. All ayes. Motion carried.

Motion by Blindauer, seconded by S. Larson, that the Register of Deeds will submit the money collected in that office each month to the treasurer by the 20th of the following month and the sheriff by the 15th. All ayes. Motion carried.

Motion by Ohlrogge, seconded by P. Larson, to pay $50.00 a month for usage of their personal cell phone for county business to the highway superintendent and the deputy sheriffs. All ayes. Motion carried. 

Motion by P. Larson, seconded by S. Larson, to pay Stacy Mendenhall, Highway Superintendent, $50.00 a month for usage of his personal cell phone for county business until the highway superintendent returns to work. All ayes. Motion carried.

AMBULANCE

Auditor Larson presented a request on behalf of the ambulance.  The ambulance has an application on the crew members’ phone called IamResponding which alerts them of the ambulance call. This has been working very well. The crew has requested that this be paid for five years at a time which saves a little money and eliminates a lot of paperwork.  Motion by Ohlrogge, seconded by Blindauer, to pay for this service for five years. All ayes. Motion carried. 

DAVISON COUNTY JAIL

Auditor Larson presented a prisoner care contract for the year 2019 with Davison County Jail.  Sanborn County agrees to pay Davison County $95.00 per prisoner-day. Motion by Blindauer, seconded by Ohlrogge, to enter into this contract. All ayes. Motion carried.

MUTUAL AID AGREEMENT

Auditor Larson presented a Mutual Aid Agreement for the Intercounty Sharing of Resources During Emergencies or Disasters Within South Dakota Office of Emergency Management’s Region 6. The region includes Beadle, Bon Homme, Brookings, Davison, Kingsbury, Hanson, Hutchinson, Miner, Sanborn, and Yankton Counties. Motion by P. Larson, seconded to Blindauer, to enter into the agreement. All ayes. Motion carried.  

REPORTS AND BILLS 

Auditor and Treasurer in all accounts $3,236,183.01  

Register of Deeds $4,484.50          

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

AT&T Mobility, Wireless $268.68

First National of Omaha, Fuel/Supplies $132.25

Motion by S. Larson, seconded by P. Larson, to approve the following salaries for the year 2019, including the insurance incentive. All ayes. Motion carried.    

  Tom Fridley, Sheriff, Annually $52,894.96

Jason Coenen, Deputy Sheriff, Annually $40,980.15 

Josh Starzman, Deputy Sheriff, Annually $36,000.00 

Patty Anderson, 24/7, Monthly $150.00

Jason Coenen, Emergency Management, Annually $6,195.58 

Jeff Larson, States Attorney, Annually $45,202.03 

Elizabeth Hoffman, Clerk, Annually $26,996.74 

Penny Farris, Director of Equalization, Annually $42,161.69

Karen Krueger, Treasurer, Annually $48,099.28 

Barb Regynski, Deputy Auditor and Treasurer, Annually $35,828.70

Diane Larson, Auditor, Annually $46,659.28 

Lynn Brueske, Register of Deeds, Annually $45,939.59 

Tom Carda, Janitor, Annually $42,488.63 

Jolene Anderson, Secretary, Hourly $11.75

Steve Larson, Commissioner, Annually $7.260.00 

Ray Ohlrogge, Commissioner, Annually $7,260.00 

Gary Blindauer, Commissioner, Annually $7,260.00 

Paul Larson, Commissioner, Annually $7,260.00 

Jeff Ebersdorfer, Commissioner, Annually $7,260.00 

Lee Goergen, Highway Supt./Weed Superintendent, Annually $50,788.27

Sheri Kogel, Administrative Assistant, Annually $37,906.57

Cheryl Smith, Deputy Register of Deeds, Hourly $12.00

Sherryl Rankin, Secretary, Hourly $11.75 

Perianne Clendening, Sheriff’s Office, Hourly $11.75

Robert Smith, Highway, Hourly $15.75

Kiley Forbes, Highway, Hourly $17.92 

R. Dale Schow, Highway, Hourly $16.03 

Brian Pearson, Highway, Hourly $20.02 

Timothy Steckel, Highway, Hourly $17.09 

Stacy Mendenhall, Highway, Hourly $18.55 

Jim Luthi, Highway, Hourly $16.03 

David Hjelm, Highway, Hourly $16.97 

There being no further business, motion by S. Larson, seconded by P. Larson, to adjourn the meeting.  Motion carried. The next regularly scheduled meeting is Tuesday, January 22, 2019.

Diane Larson

Sanborn County Auditor

Jeff Ebersdorfer

Chairman of the Board, 

Sanborn County

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