Woonsocket City Council proceedings

Minutes - June 12, 2023

The regular meeting of the Woonsocket City Council was called to order by Mayor Richard Reider at 8:00 p.m., Monday, June 12, 2023, with the following members present Darin Kilcoin, Arin Boschee, Derek Foos, Joel Rassel, Brandon Goergen and John Baysinger. Finance officer Tara Weber was also in attendance.

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

Motion by Goergen, seconded by Boschee, to approve the May 8, 2023, minutes. Motion carried.

Financial Statement – Tabled.

Motion by Foos, seconded by Goergen, to approve the following bills:

Public Health Lab $28.00  Water

Hawkins Water $30.00 Water

Menards $546.38 Parks

Express 2 $529.59 Shop

Milbank Winwater $3,492.43 Water

Colonial Research $3,484.39 Pool Paint

Express Stop $4.96 Shop

Santel Communications $257.04 Phone/Internet

Agtegra $177.50 Spray

Waste Management $6,801.54 Garbage

Sanborn Weekly Journal $566.50 Publishing

One Call $1.12 Shop

Hawkins Water $521.61 Water

Brian Feistner $648.00 Shop

Carquest of Mitchell $17.98 Shop

Colonial Research $1,926.96 Sewer

ARAMARK $172.04 Shop

NorthWestern Energy $2,160.43 Utilities

Doug’s Custom Paint $581.31 Parks

Richard Jensen $619.16 Classes in Rapid City

First National Bank of Omaha $2,693.04 Payroll Tax

Department of Revenue $221.35 Sales Tax

South Dakota Retirement System $1,462.97 South Dakota Retirement 


Everything with security cameras has been ordered. 

The City workers were able to use the radios during city wide cleanup, but the distance did not reach out to the Dumpground. Hopefully, this will be better when the antenna is installed.

The council discussed the pickle ball court and the skatepark equipment. 

Rod Weber came to the meeting to discuss the drainage and paving between the Catholic Church and the Elementary School. Weber also informed the council about crosswalk signals that would be installed. Motion by Foos, seconded by Kilcoin, to have the mayor sign the maintenance agreement. Motion carried.

The council discussed the streets that would be closed around the lake during the Fourth of July. The Council discussed a Merry-Go-Round that Pete McWhorter would like to run by the depot. Motion by Foos, seconded by Boschee, to pay up to $500.00 for a one-time insurance, if needed. Motion carried. 


Weber informed the council that Woonsocket will host the majors baseball tourney. 

Weber informed the council about an upcoming meeting with Federal Emergency Management Agency representatives regarding the Flood Plain. Weber and Rassel will attend the meeting.

Weber gave the council an update on the car accident that occurred May 17th. 

Dan Swenson and Kent Swenson met with the council regarding getting water at the Catholic Cemetery. The council agreed to let them tap into the well at the City Cemetery.

Motion by Goergen, seconded by Foos, to enter Executive Session at 8:05 p.m. to discuss personnel issues. Motion carried.

Motion by Goergen, seconded by Boschee, to exit Executive Session at 8:25 p.m. and enter the regular meeting.

With no further business to be discussed, motion by Boschee, seconded by Goergen, to adjourn the meeting. The meeting was adjourned at 8:30 p.m.

Published once on July 27, 2023, at the total approximate cost of $40.25 and may be viewed free of charge at www.sdpublicnotices.com.

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