Sanborn County Commissioners proceedings

NOVEMBER 2, 2021

Sanborn County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, November 2, at 9:00 a.m. with Chairman Jeff Ebersdorfer presiding. Present were Steve Larson, Paul Larson, Gary Blindauer and Rod Weber. Auditor Kami Moody was also present. Motion by Blindauer, seconded by P. Larson, to approve the minutes as presented. All ayes; motion carried. 


Rodney and Beverly Spelbring, Jerry Moody, and Barry Selland were present to discuss some drainage concerns.


Paula Linke and Andy Ettswold were present as 4-H Leaders to give an update to the board regarding the plans to move forward with the 4-H building addition. 


Brice Paulson with Butler was present to answer some questions that the board had regarding purchasing a motor grater. 


Stacy Mendenhall, Highway Superintendent, and Sheri Kogel, Highway Administrative Assistant, met with the board. Culverts on County Road 06W were discussed. 


Aaron Fink, Neal Hiemstra, Rick George, and Elliott Ohlrogge with Sanborn County Ambulance and T&C Fire Department, and Andy Ettswold, Letcher Fire Department were all present to discuss radio options for the Ambulance, Fire Departments and Sheriff. No action was taken at this time. 


Hearing no objections, motion by P. Larson, seconded by Weber, to approve the following liquor licenses. All ayes, motion carried:

John Doren – Retail (On-Sale) Liquor and Package (Off Sale) Liquor – DBA Doren’s Bar;

Country Pumper – Retail (On-Sale) Wine – Louise Alt.


Motion by Weber, seconded by P. Larson, to impose an hourly fee for search requests by the Register of Deeds office that require more than two (2) hours of the office’s time, per case. The hourly fee shall be $50.00 per hour commencing once the two-hour period is exceeded, by discretion of the Register of Deeds. This fee shall be in addition to any fees imposed by SDCL7-9-15(2). All ayes; motion carried.


Motion by S. Larson, seconded by Weber to approve the following resolution 2021-12:

Whereas it appears that the owners thereof have caused a Plat to be made of the following real property: TRACT A IN THE SW ¼ OF SECTION 2, T106N, R60W of the 5th. P.M., SANBORN COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA, and have submitted such plat to the County Commission of Sanborn County, South Dakota for approval. Now therefore be it resolved that such plat has been executed according to the law and same is hereby approved. The county auditor is hereby authorized and directed to endorse on such plat a copy of this resolution and certify the same. Dated this second day of November, 2021.

Roll Call Vote for approval of Resolution 2021-12 is as follows: S. Larson, aye; P. Larson, aye; Blindauer, abstained; Weber, aye; Ebersdorfer, aye.


Draining Board minutes from October 27 were reviewed, discussed, and approved.

Planning and Zoning minutes from November 1 were reviewed, discussed, and approved. 


Auditor and Treasurer in all accounts $5,203,324.35

Register of Deeds $4,886.16

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

October Payroll before deductions

Commissioners $4,754.86

Auditor $6,653.05

Treasurer $6,539.40

States Attorney $6,414.13

Courthouse $3,937.65

Assessor $9,185.12

Register of Deeds $8,069.81

Sheriff $15,129.79

Public Welfare $1,534.45

Nurse $2,492.21

Ambulance $1,741.52

WIC $23.59

Extension Office $2,832.01

Weed $3,607.85

Drainage $0.00

Planning and Zoning $170.53

Road and Bridge $36,975.78

E-911 $85.12

Emergency Management $702.88

Sobriety Testing $85.09

Avera Health Plan, Insurance $17,654.27 

AFLAC, Insurance $779.97

AFLAC, Insurance $132.31

South Dakota Retirement System, Retirement $8,671.14

Delta Dental, Insurance $497.60

Small Business, Insurance $51.00

Sanborn County Treasurer, Real Estate Taxes $70.00

Sun Life Financial, Insurance $37.11

VSP, Insurance $223.34

Cincinnati Insurance Co., Insurance $335.53

EMC National Life Company, Insurance $372.07

Colonial Life, Insurance $347.92

Colonial Life, Insurance $18.86

First National Bank, Tax Liability $14,058.06

South Dakota Association Towns & Townships, Dues  $75.00 

State Surplus, Supplies $39.00 

AT&T, Utilities $206.06 

Blue Wheeler & Banks, Attorney Fees – R. Sentell $2,267.65 

Bound Tree, Supplies $146.90 

Brooks Oil, Supplies $1,233.00 

Butler Equipment, Equipment $100,000.00 

Central Electric, Fall Cleaning                     $95.00 

Electrical Engineering, Generator Service $498.00 

Express 2, Fuel $90.48 

Express Stop, Fuel $3.65 

Marla Feistner, Supplies $69.10 

First National Bank of Omaha, Supplies $100.00 

Golden West Industrial, Supplies $327.33 

Phillip Hinker, Reimbursement $74.65 

Laurie Marcus, Blood Draw $80.00 

Abby Mathis, Travel Reimbursement $40.00 

Stacy Mendenhall, Travel Reimbursement $94.00 

Kami Moody, Travel Reimbursement $167.68 

Motorola Solutions, Supplies $11,351.38 

Northwest Pipe, Supplies $5.52 

Office Peeps, Supplies $193.80 

Physicians Claims, Ambulance Service Fee $206.53 

Pheasantland Industries, Supplies $1,475.19 

Premier Equipment, Repairs and Supplies $2,089.90 

Quadient Leasing, Stamp Machine Rental   $616.74 

Sanborn County Ambulance, Meals $32.14 

South Dakota Association of Assessing Officers, 2022 Dues $75.00 

Naomi Terkildsen, Travel Reimbursement $60.00 

Verizon, Utilities $80.02 

Xcel Energy, Utilities $10.80 

First National Bank of Omaha, Monthly Fee $27.56

There being no further business before the board, motion by P. Larson, seconded by Blindauer, to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried. The next regular scheduled meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 16, 2021.

Kami Moody

Sanborn County Auditor

Jeff Ebersdorfer

Chairman of the Board, 

Sanborn County

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