February 2021

Woonsocket City Council proceedings

February 8, 2021, Minutes

The regular meeting of the Woonsocket City Council was called to order by Mayor Richard Reider at 7:00 p.m. Monday, February 8, 2021, with the following members present: Darin Kilcoin, Arin Boschee, Garret Foos, Joel Rassel and Derek Foos. John Baysinger attended through Zoom.

Motion by D. Foos, seconded by G. Foos, to approve the agenda. Motion carried.

Motion by Rassel, seconded by D. Foos, to approve the January 11th, 2021, minutes. Motion carried.

Motion by Boschee, seconded by G. Foos, to approve the financial report. Motion carried.

Motion by Boschee, seconded by Baysinger, to approve the following bills.

Woony Foods $16.13 Shop

WW Tire Service $2,100.96 Streets

Sanborn County Sheriff $21,000.00 Police

Public Health Lab $56.00 Water

One Call $28.00 Shop

NorthWestern Energy $3,719.96 Utilities

Local Lumber $33.95 Shop

Lawson Products $1,053.10 Streets

Express 2 $242.20 Shop

Dakota Pump $8,112.99 Pumps

Hawkins $473.86 Water

Carquest $339.33 Shop

Colonial Research $784.80 Sewer

Santel Communications $261.45 Phone

Powerplan $1,956.94 Shop

AmeriPride $48.28 Shop

Glacial Lakes & Prairies $200.00 Membership

Scott Senksa met with the council regarding a memorial ramp at the lake for his son, Sutton. The ramp will be placed on the northeast corner of the lake and will provide an access area for canoes, floatable devices and kayaks. The Council will work with the Senska family to get this project completed prior to the Fourth of July festival.   

OLD BUSINESS

The Council discussed the COVID relief funds. Weber will keep the council updated on additional funding.

Council discussed the new development area.

Motion by Kilcoin, seconded by D. Foos, to approve the second reading of the 2021 Supplemental Budget Ordinance.

ORDINANCE 21-01

2021 SUPPLEMENTAL BUDGET ORDINANCE

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WOONSOCKET, SANBORN COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA, AS FOLLOWS:

SECTION 1: That the following is appropriated to meet the obligations of the municipality, City of Woonsocket, South Dakota.

43110 Skid Loader $28,000.00

Total Appropriations: $28,000.00

SECTION 2: That the following is a summary by fund of the appropriated amounts and the means to finance them:

General Funds $28,000.00

Total Appropriations: $28,000.00

THIS ORDINANCE SHALL TAKE EFFECT AND BE ENFORCED FROM AND AFTER ITS PASSAGE, APPROVAL AND PUBLICATION.

PASSED AND APPROVED THIS 1ST  DAY OF FEBRUARY, 2021.

Richard Reider,

Mayor

ATTEST:

Tara Weber, 

Finance Officer

(SEAL)

First Reading: January 11, 2021

Second Reading: February 8, 2021

Adopted: February 8, 2021

Published: February 18, 2021

The Council discussed the estimate for paving the remaining 40 blocks in town. The estimate was $1,380,760.00; the council will look at alternative ideas.

The Council discussed a water break on 6th Street.

NEW BUSINESS

Motion by Boschee, seconded by Rassel, to approve the purchase of a treadmill and elliptical machine for the weight room in the amount of $5,560.00. Motion carried.

The Council discussed the upcoming election. The election will be held on April 13th. Nominating petitions need to be returned by February 26th. 

With no further business to be discussed, motion by G. Foos, seconded by Kilcoin, to adjourn the meeting. The meeting was adjourned at 8:45 p.m.

Richard Reider

Mayor

Tara Weber

Finance Officer

(SEAL)

Sanborn County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, February 16, at 9:00 a.m. with Chairman Jeff Ebersdorfer presiding. Present were Gary Blindauer, Paul Larson, Steve Larson, and Rod Weber. Auditor Diane Larson and Deputy Auditor Kami Moody were also present. Motion by S. Larson, seconded by P. Larson, to approve the minutes as presented. Motion carried. 

DIANE LARSON

The Board of Commissioners presented Diane Larson with a plaque and bouquet of flowers and thanked her for her 30 years of service and dedication to Sanborn County.  Diane’s retirement date is March 1, 2021.

HIGHWAY

Stacy Mendenhall, Highway Superintendent, and Sheri Kogel, Highway Administrative Assistant, met with the board. Motion by S. Larson, seconded by Blindauer, to buy culverts off the Beadle County bids. All ayes; motion carried. 

JEFF LARSON, STATES ATTORNEY

Jeff was present to discuss some legal matters with the board.

JOSH STARZMAN, ARTESIAN FIRE DEPARTMENT

Josh Starzman, Artesian Fire Department, met with the board to discuss options for the purchase of Jaws of Life. The Board of Commissioners had previously decided that they would pay $10,000 for all three of the fire departments in Sanborn County. This is the last department to request financial help. Motion by Blindauer, seconded by P. Larson, to pay $10,000 towards the Jaws of Life for the Artesian Fire Department. All ayes; motion carried. 

VSO

Craig Bennett, VSO, met with the board to share his plans and goals for Sanborn County as the Veterans Service Officer. 

BANK ACCOUNTS

Motion by Blindauer, seconded by S. Larson, to remove Diane Larson from the County’s checking and money market account, effective March 1, 2021. All ayes; motion carried. 

Motion by P. Larson, seconded by Blindauer, to remove Alberta Fink from the Register of Deed’s checking account and add Jodi Schrank, effective March 1, 2021. All ayes; motion carried. 

INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT FOR CREATION OF VICTIM WITNESS COORDINATION

Deputy Moody presented the board with a contract from the Victim Witness Coordinator of Beadle County. Motion by P. Larson, seconded by Weber, to approve the contract for $2,000.00, for 2021, with Beadle County Victim Witness Coordinator. All ayes; motion carried. 

REPORTS AND BILLS

Motion by Blindauer, seconded by Weber, to pay the following bills. All ayes; motion carried. 

State Treasurer, Monthly Remittance $70,198.15 

South Dakota Association of County Officials, Monthly Remittance $282.00 

First National Bank of Omaha, Direct Deposit Fee $27.56 

3-D Specialties, Supplies $1,033.04 

A-OX Welding, Supplies $41.66 

Alpena Co-op, Repairs $125.00 

Aramark, Supplies $115.26 

AT&T, Phone Bill $53.50 

Avera Occupational Med, Employee Drug Test $96.55 

Baszler Health, Blood Draw $160.00 

Beadle County Sheriff, Jail Fees $4,800.00 

Blue Wheeler & Banks, Attorney Fees – Dirkes and Stevens $1,590.33

Brooks Oil, Diesel $297.46 

Cash, Petty Cash $80.00 

Central Electric, Electricity $332.11 

Churchill Manolis Freeman, Attorney Fees – Aaron Steven $1,078.82 

City of Woonsocket, Water/Sewer $13.00 

Davison County, Jail Fees $665.00 

Dawson Construction, Garbage $252.96 

Express Stop, Gas $17.22 

Farnams Genuine Parts, Supplies $214.62 

First National Bank of Omaha, Supplies $113.43 

Forestburg Elevator, Gas and Fuel $15,788.92 

Galls, Supplies $170.86 

Innovative, Supplies $389.78 

Lincoln County, Serve Papers $75.00 

Mack Metal, Supplies $33.50 

McLeods, Supplies $116.39 

Menard’s, Supplies $116.16 

Northern Truck Equipment, Supplies $1,986.94 

NorthWestern Energy, Utilities $2,449.20 

Office Equipment, Supplies $77.99 

Office Peeps, Supplies $2,470.24

Pennington County Jail, Hackley Transport $38.69 

South Dakota Department of Public Safety, Teletype $2,340.00 

Route 1, Computers $6,189.20 

Runnings, Supplies $31.96 

Santel Communications, Phone Bill $1,046.89 

South Dakota Department of Health, Labs for Anthony Zotti $40.00 

South Dakota Association of County Officials, Workshop $110.00 

Siouxland Trailers, Belly Dump $38,200.00 

TC Enterprises, Repairs $429.37 

Tech Solutions, Internet Service $3,140.00 

TMA, Repairs $82.35 

Waste Management, Garbage $192.00 

Wheelco, Supplies $2,306.42 

Williams Music, Copier Repairs $394.00 

Xcel Energy, Utilities $421.84

The meeting will continue at the 4-H Building at 1:30 p.m. holding the County Towns/Townships meeting. The Commissioner meeting was adjourned at the conclusion of the Towns/Townships meeting. The next scheduled meeting will be held on Tuesday March 2, 2021.

Kami Moody

Sanborn County 

Deputy Auditor

Jeff Ebersdorfer

Chairman of the Board, 

Sanborn County

SCW fifth/sixth grade boys basketball hosted a round robin this weekend in Woonsocket on Saturday, Feb. 20. Also participating were Iroquois, James Valley Christian, and Mount Vernon / Plankinton. The Woonsocket boys won one of their three games. 

…See a team photo in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal!

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