June 2020

Notice of Vacancy on the Board of Directors

Mid-Dakota Rural Water System, Inc.

Mid-Dakota Rural Water System, Inc., hereby gives notice to its membership that the following seats upon the Board of Directors will be up for election at its 2020 Annual Meeting:

There is one expired term in Rural Director District area #2, consisting of the following:  All of Hughes County except that portion of the Highmore West service area lying in Hughes County.

There is one expired term in Rural Director District area #5, consisting of the following:  All of Kingsbury County; that portion of the Highmore East service area lying in Hand County; those portions of the Highmore East, Pearl Creek and Wolsey service areas lying in Beadle County.

There is one expired term for City of Huron Director. 

(Note: Contact Mid-Dakota if you question whether or not you are in Districts #2 or #5)

Rural director nominations must be made by petition. Petitions must be filed with Mid-Dakota not later than 4:00 p.m. on September 15, 2020.

Nominations for City of Huron director will be made by the City of Huron. A nominating resolution from the City of Huron shall be filed with Mid-Dakota’s office not later than 4:00 p.m. on October 5, 2020.

For more information, contact the Mid-Dakota Rural Water System, Inc. office at 605-853-3159 or 1-800-439-3079.

Sanborn County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. with Chairman Jeff Ebersdorfer presiding. Present was Paul Larson, Steve Larson, Ray Ohlrogge, and Gary Blindauer. Auditor Diane Larson was also present. Motion by Ohlrogge, seconded by S. Larson, to approve the minutes as presented. All ayes. Motion carried.


Stacy Mendenhall, Highway Superintendent, and Sheri Kogel, Administrative Assistant, met with the board. A report on the replacement of bridges was discussed. Kogel presented a Request For Design Exception for Project Number BRO 8056(00). Motion by Blindauer, seconded by P. Larson, to approve the exception. All ayes. Motion carried. Kogel also presented recommendations from Ron Gillen, Brosz Engineering, for H&H study options for replacing bridges with culverts. Motion by Blindauer, seconded by P. Larson, to accept the recommendations of Brosz Engineering.  All ayes.  Motion carried. The budget for 2021 was discussed.


Motion by Blindauer, seconded by S. Larson, to meet as a Board of Adjustment. Penny Farris, Director of Equalization, presented a variance application for Rob and Diane Maher for a front yard of sixty feet for an accessory building at NW/4 exc Kalb Tract 1 & exc Harvey Tract A 28-106-62.  By recommendation of the Planning and Zoning Board, motion by Ohlrogge, seconded by P. Larson, to approve the variance. All ayes. Motion carried.


Motion by Blindauer, seconded by P. Larson, to regretfully accept the resignation of Barb Regynski as Deputy Auditor/Treasurer effective October 15 and to thank her for her many years of service.  All ayes. Motion carried.


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

Election Workers, Wages $1,825.08

South Dakota Association of County Officials, Mod and Preservation $58.00

State Treasurer, Monthly Remittance $48,687.50

Agtegra Cooperative, Supplies $70.51

Alertsense Inc., Annual Update $3,500.00

SYNCB/Amazon, Supplies $398.94

AT&T Mobility, Cell Phone  $55.89

Beadle County Sheriff, Prisoner Care $80.00

Beadle County Treasurer, VSO Officer $1,875.00

Bound Tree Medical, Supplies $164.00

Central Electric Cooperative, Electricity $340.28

Churchill, Manolis, Freeman, Court Appointed Attorney $429.70

Colonial Research Chemical, Supplies $385.02

Credit Collections Bureau, Payment of Fees $377.01

Forestburg Well Company, Water Rent $200.00

Golden West Industrial Supply, Supplies $758.54

John Deere Financial, Supplies $5.84

KO’S, Wiper Blades $23.62

Lacroix Law Office, Court Appointed Attorney $248.25

Lewis & Clark Behavioral, BMI Intake $178.00

Lincoln Auto, Tow Fees $307.70

Local Lumber Co., Supplies $96.28

Menards, Supplies $86.86

Michael Johnson Construction, Crushed Rock $1,744.29

Minnehaha County Auditor, Mental Illness Recoveries $28.00

NorthWestern Energy, Electricity $1,045.94

Office Peeps, Supplies $701.75

Physicians Claims Company, Ambulance Service Fee $400.18

Postmaster, Postage $15.25

Quadient Finance USA, Postage $1,000.00

Santel Communications, Phone and Internet $1,072.09

Spencer Quarries, Ballast $1,063.56

Sanborn Weekly Journal, Publication Fees $1,392.73

Team Laboratory Chemical, Supplies $166.72

Tech Solutions, Tech Support $3,040.00

Verizon Connect, Monitors $49.35

Vern Eide Ford Lincoln Mercury, Repair Ambulance $860.33

Waste Management, Garbage $192.00

Frank Wells, Tree Removal $1,300.00

Woony Foods, Supplies $51.28

Motion by Ohlrogge, seconded by P. Larson, to adjourn the meeting. All ayes. Motion carried. The next regularly scheduled meeting will be Tuesday, July 7, 2020.

Diane LarsonSanborn County Auditor

Jeff Ebersdorfer

Chairman of the Board, 

Sanborn County

Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held with the Sanborn County Planning & Zoning Board at 9:25 a.m. on Monday, July 6, 2020. The meeting will be held by teleconference by the Planning & Zoning Administrator in the Director of Equalization Office in the Sanborn County Courthouse.

Meeting is to discuss a Conditional Use for building a detached garage with an attached car port more than 1,200 square foot in size at lots 13-14: Blk 44, OP Woonsocket. Section 807 states all detached garages shall be no more than 1,200 sq. ft.

Meeting is to discuss a Variance for a 6’5” front yard for said garage with attached car port at lots 13-14; Blk 44, OP Woonsocket. Section 815 states there shall be a front yard not less than a depth of twenty-five (25) feet.

If you are an interested party wishing to dial in to the meeting, please call the Director of Equalization Office at 605.796.4514 to get instructions for joining the meeting. Please call in advance of the meeting time so we can get everyone interested on the call. Thank you.

Should you have any questions, please call our office at 605-796-4514.

Penny Farris

Zoning Administrator

Sanborn County

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