Sanborn County Commissioners proceedings

JANUARY 19, 2021

Sanborn County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, January 19, at 9:00 a.m. with Chairman Jeff Ebersdorfer presiding. Present were Steve Larson, Paul Larson, and Gary Blindauer. Auditor Diane Larson and Deputy Auditor Kami Moody were also present. Motion by Blindauer, seconded by P. Larson, to approve the minutes as presented.  All ayes; motion carried.


Stacy Mendenhall, Highway Superintendent, and Sheri Kogel, Highway Administrative Assistant, met with the board. Motion by P. Larson, seconded by Blindauer, to declare the ’94 GMC pickup as surplus. All ayes; motion carried.

Motion by Blindauer, seconded by S. Larson, to purchase a new pickup for the Highway Department. All ayes; motion carried. 


Motion by P. Larson, seconded by S. Larson, to enter weed board meeting. Sheri Kogel presented a Notice of Responsibility to Control Noxious Weeds and Declared Pests. This will be posted in the Sanborn Weekly Journal for two weeks. The Board resumed back to the regular commissioner meeting. All ayes; motion carried.


Marla Feistner could not be present.


Motion by P. Larson, seconded by S. Larson, to adopt the resolution for Appointment of Applicant Agent for the Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant Program. All ayes; motion carried.

WHEREAS, Sanborn County is submitting a Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant project to the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the State of South Dakota; and

WHEREAS, Sanborn County is required to appoint an Applicant Agent for the purpose of signing documents and assuring the completion of all application documents;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Sanborn County appoints Emergency Management Director Jason Coenen as the authorized Applicant Agent.

Dated this 19th day of January 2021.

Appointing Authority

Name: Jeff Ebersdorfer

Sanborn County Commission Chairperson

Appointed Agent

Name: Jason Coenen

Sanborn County Emergency Management Director


Audra was present to give her yearly report to the board. 


Motion by Blindauer, seconded by S. Larson, to enter executive session at 10:38 a.m., regarding personnel matters. The Board exited executive session at 10:50 a.m. All ayes; motion carried.


Della Amdahl was present to ask the board about renting the Horse Arena. Renting options were discussed regarding the requirements of renting. 


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

EMC National Life, Insurance $52.06 

First National Bank, Checks $69.98 

Sanborn County Treasurer, Taxes in Trust $3,074.82 

State Treasurer, Monthly Remittance $37,530.26 

Towns, Townships and T&C, Monthly Remittance $43,525.24 

First National Bank of Omaha, Fee $27.56 

A-OX Welding, Supplies $79.29 

Aramark, Rugs $116.17 

AT&T Mobility, Cell Phone $53.50 

Avera Occupational Medicine, Drug Test $96.55 

Beadle County, Jail Fees $4,400.00 

Beck Ace Hardware, Repairs $15.99 

Blue, Wheeler & Banks, Attorney Fees – D. Gramkow $965.07 

Brooks Oil, Propane $3,375.00 

Butler Equipment, Repairs and Payoff $58,060.06 

Central Electric, Electricity $195.73 

Certified Languages, Interpreter $51.15 

City of Woonsocket, Water/Sewer $162.64 

Dakota Counseling, Quarterly Support $625.00 

Davison County, Jail Fees $570.00 

Express 2, Fuel $68.24 

Farm & Home, Plat Books $440.00 

Firesteel Service, Supplies $117.10 

First National Bank, Supplies $630.10 

Forestburg Elevator, Fuel $2,494.00 

Hillyard, Supplies $439.96 

Huron Ambulance, Ambulance, Brandon Suess $678.00 

KO’s Pro Service, Supplies $102.72 

Larson & Nipe, January Office Expenses $1,250.00 

Larson, Alan, Supplies $50.35 

Mcleod’s Printing, Supplies $7.00 

Menard’s, Supplies $62.96 

Midwest Fire & Safety, Supplies $668.38

Mitchell Area Safe House, Yearly Donation $1,300.00 

Mid-States Organized Crime Information Center, Dues $100.00 

Northern Truck Equipment, Supplies $281.16 

NorthWestern Energy, Utilities $57.62 

Office Peeps, Supplies $362.87 

Physicians Claims, Ambulance Service Fee $373.50

Pennington County Jail, Bussing for A. Stevens $38.69 

Planning and Development District III, Dues $11,275.00 

Quadient Finance, Postage $1,000.00 

Quadient Leasing, Postage Machine $588.00 

S&S Contracting, Repairs $860.00 

Sanborn County Treasurer, Truck Plates $42.40 

Santel Communications, Phone Bill $823.71 

Sanford Health, EMT Training – Brittani Larson $100.00 

Santel Communications, Phone Bill $296.16 

Satellite Tracking, GPS Monitoring $9.75 

Snow Wheel System, Supplies $788.74 

Staples, Supplies $38.82 

State Treasurer, Sales Tax $58.06 

James D. Taylor, Legal Fees $3,398.38 

Tech Solutions, Tech Support $3,140.00 

United Laboratories, Supplies $496.84 

Jim VanDenhemel, Supplies $90.52 

Verizon, Phone Bill $25.08 

Vern Eide Ford, Repairs $189.48 

Volesky Law Office, Attorney Fees – S. Baysinger $533.50 

Waste Management, Garbage $192.00 

Xcel Energy, Utilities $297.11 

There being no further business before the board, motion by S. Larson, seconded by P. Larson, to adjourn the meeting.  Motion carried. A special meeting will be held on Friday, January 22, at 8:30 a.m. to appoint a Commissioner to fill the vacancy of the District 3 seat.

Diane Larson

Sanborn County Auditor

Jeff Ebersdorfer

Chairman of the Board, 

Sanborn County

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