Letcher Town Board proceedings

May 6th, 2024

Mayor Mark Chada called the meeting to order with Sean Gromer, Angie Larson and Angie Meier in attendance. 

A motion was made by Gromer, seconded by Larson, carried to approve the April 24th, 2024, minutes as read.

A motion was made by Larson, seconded by Gromer, to approve the financials as presented.

Old Business:

Update on the ballfield:  Chada contacted Pro-Contracting, and they will be coming up in the next week to lay cement in the dugouts. Update: Pro-Contracting has laid the cement in the dugouts. Chada contacted Tanner Cross about getting prices for posts and installing the posts as he did the backstops in Mount Vernon and Salem. The Board is waiting to hear back from Cross. Update: Cross has delivered the posts for the backstop. Chada is waiting to hear back from him on the price of setting the poles. Discussion was also held on the lights at the ballpark. Morris Electric has ordered the lights. Update:  Lights will be installed once Morris Electric receives them. Update: Discussion was held on the ballpark backstop. Tanner Cross will install the poles and Melissa Ettswold will be ordering the pad and net this next week. Workdays are also planned to be coming up in the next couple of weeks, as the first game is on May 20th. Update on the ballpark: The Board is waiting on Morris Electric to install the lights. Cross has come and set the poles, hung gates, and stretched the fence. Once the pad and the net are hung, he will come back and cut off the tops of the poles and cap them. Chada and the baseball parent volunteers have been working on the backstop and the dugouts. Update:  The Shop Class at Sanborn Central is going to come to Letcher for two of their classes to hang the rest of the deck boarding for the backstop. Then, they are planning to hang the net on May 13th and are still waiting for the delivery of the pad to be done. The week of May 13th, Morris Electric is going to put up the new lights. Johnson Gravel came down to give a quote on fixing the driveway at the ballpark. They are willing to donate their time and equipment, but they would like to be paid for the gravel, which they figure will be around $1,500.00. A motion was made by Larson, seconded by Gromer, carried, to approve Johnson Gravel to fix the driveway. 

Discussion was held on talking to Dawson Construction about bringing a couple of loads of gravel for Main Street. Meier will talk to Dawson to get a cost and when they would be able to deliver the gravel and spread it out. 

New Business:

Discussion was held on the summer help. Meier met with Uecker and went over mowing locations. Uecker plans to start as soon as school is out. 

A motion was made by Gromer, seconded by Larson, carried, to approve the following claims for payment: 

General and Water/Sewer: Tori Hoffman – $92.35 – Wages – Meter Reader, Sean Gromer – $554.10 – Wages – Maintenance Worker, Chada Construction – $3,156.40 – Reimbursement for materials for the backstop and labor to frame up the backstop, Faye Blindauer – $205.02 – Wages – Custodian, Sanborn Weekly Journal – $748.90 – Advertising Minutes, Santel Communications – $251.53 – Utilities – Phone – Office: $29.84, Phone – Internet – $95.50, Community Center – Phone – $25.17, Community Center – Phone – $55.00, Lift Station – Phone – $46.02, Health Pool of South Dakota – $1,604.91 – Health Insurance, Ed Hoffman – $544.10 – Wages – Water Sample, Miedema Sanitation – $1,387.34 – Garbage Removal, Menards – $1,125.71 – Ballpark – Supplies, Dakota Pump – $382.65 – Repairs Lift Station, Brooks Oil – $291.30 – Fuel – Mower, CK Fencing – $5,577.82 – Ballpark Installation of Poles, On-Site – $98.39 – Camera Surveillance, QuickBooks – $2,041.16 – Update. 

The next board meeting will be held on May 20th, 2024, at 7 p.m. at the town office.

Angie Meier

Finance Officer

Published once on May 16, 2024, at the total approximate cost of $41.25 and may be viewed free of charge at www.sdpublicnotices.com.

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