Woonsocket City Council proceedings

Minutes - September 12, 2022

The regular meeting of the Woonsocket City Council was called to order by Mayor Richard Reider at 7:00 p.m., Monday, September 12, 2022, with the following members present: Arin Boschee, Derek Foos, Joel Rassel and Darin Kilcoin. Brandon Goergen and John Baysinger were absent.

Motion by Kilcoin, seconded by Rassel, to approve the agenda. Motion carried,

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

Motion by Rassel, seconded by Boschee, to approve the Financial Statement. Motion carried.

Motion by Rassel, seconded by D. Foos, to approve the following bills; motion carried:

Waste Management $6,630.18 Garbage

Woony Foods $120.59 Shop

TC Enterprises $449.47 Storm

South Dakota Public Assurance Alliance  $15,847.97 Insurance

Skeeters $21.99 Shop

Santel Communications $169.95  Computer/Phone

Sanborn Weekly Journal $254.54 Publishing

Runnings $276.69 Shop

NorthWestern Energy $5,894.49 Utilities

Northwest Pipe Fitting $331.49 Shop

Menards $506.02 Shop

KO’s Pro Service $757.60 Shop

Hawkins $30.00 Water

Glacial Lakes & Prairie $210.00 Membership

First National Bank $25.00 Safe Deposit Box

Express Stop $274.70 Shop

Express 2 $1,668.17 Shop

DB Electric $49.41 Parks

Banyon Data Systems $300.00 Water Billing

Huron Park & Rec $620.00 Softball

AmeriPride $180.86 Shop

Code Enforcement Specialist $996.75 Clean Up

First National Bank $1,053.12 Payroll Tax

South Dakota Retirement $3,559.63 Retirement

Department of Revenue $310.36 Sales Tax 

The council discussed the bid opening for lots thirteen through twenty-four inclusive, block fourteen, original plat of the city of Woonsocket for the purpose of building duplexes. With no bids being submitted, they had declared the land as “no sale.”

The council discussed an update on the code enforcement officer progress.

The council discussed the installation of cameras.

The council discussed the statue for the community club.

The council discussed picnic tables.

The council discussed generators. 

The council discussed lift station updates.

The council discussed ordinance updates.

The council discussed the new addition. A request from Marilyn Thomas of Macomb, Mich., was accepted.

The council discussed dogs running at large. Letters will be sent to homeowners.

Motion by D. Foos, seconded by Rassel, to approve the second reading of increasing water and sewer rates. Motion carried.

The council discussed the zoning board recommendations on not rezoning residential areas to ag. The council agreed that this is not in the best interest of the City.

The council discussed the discretionary tax formula. The city is waiting on the attorney to write up the required documents.


Motion by Rassel, seconded by Kilcoin, to approve the 2023 budget with the following increases to wages: Superintendent – $25.60 per hour, Maintenance – $22.00 per hour, Finance Officer – $18.00 per hour, Part-Time Maintenance – $1,005.00 per month. Motion carried.

The council discussed the 2023 police contract. No changes were made at this time.

With no further business to be discussed, motion by Boschee, seconded by D. Foos, to adjourn the meeting. The meeting was adjourned at 8:50 p.m.

Richard Reider



Tara Weber

Finance Officer

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