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Notice is hereby given that the Woonsocket School District No. 55-4, Sanborn County, South Dakota, has been audited by Schoenfish & Co., Inc., Certified Public Accountants, Parkston, South Dakota, for the year ended June 30, 2020. A detailed report thereon is available for public inspection, during normal business hours, at the business office of the School District, and also available at the Department of Legislative Audit in Pierre, South Dakota or on the Department of Legislative Audit website at

The following findings and recommendations provide a brief description of material weaknesses in internal control, legal non-compliance and other matters that are described in more detail in the audit report.

Internal Control – Related Findings – Material Weaknesses:


A material weakness in internal controls was noted due to a lack of proper segregation of duties for revenues. This is a continuing audit comment since fiscal year 2006.


We recommend that the Woonsocket School District officials be cognizant of the lack of segregation of duties for revenue and attempt to provide compensating internal controls whenever, and wherever, possible and practical.

The report contains the auditor’s findings and recommendations concerning less significant deficiencies in internal control at the School District.




The City of Artesian Council met on June 8, 2021, in regular session at the Artesian Community Center. Council Member Candi Danek called the meeting to order with Council Member Travis King present. Also present were Finance Officer Molly Ebersdorfer, Tom Fridley, Josh Starzman and Andrew and Kaleigh Zoss.

Motion by King, seconded by Danek, to approve the agenda. Motion carried. Motion by King, seconded by Danek, to approve the May 11, 2021, Council Minutes, Financial Statement, and June Payment of Bills; motion carried:

South Dakota Department Revenue, Fees $69.28

USDA, Loan $1,116.00

Xcel Energy, Utilities $1,131.97

Ebersdorfer, Molly, Payroll $646.45

Fridley, Kim, Payroll $415.57

Fridley, Tom, Payroll $511.94

Bob Schmit, Streets $60.00

Dawson Construction Inc., Utilities $1,212.79

IRS, Payroll $602.84

Menards, Parks $14.04

Muth Electric Inc., Streets $2,232.94

Sanborn Weekly Journal, Publishing $24.03

Old Business:

Streets – gravel was not delivered.  

Code Enforcement was discussed.

Council member Kurt Effling arrived at 7:55 p.m.

Ebersdorfer gave insurance update.

Motion by Danek, seconded by King, for campground fee to stay at $20 per night. Motion carried. 

Motion by Danek, seconded by King, to accept the second reading of the following amended ordinance:



WHEREAS, The City Council of Artesian, South Dakota deems it necessary to amend the Artesian Ordinance 98-01 – ORDINANCE REGULATING NUISANCES AND OFFENSIVE CONDITIONS, Section 2, NOXIOUS AND NUISANCE WEEDS.  NOW THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ARTESIAN, TO BE AMENDED AS FOLLOWS:  All weeds or plants declared to be primary noxious weeds or secondary (nuisance) noxious weeds by the State Weed Board, and all other weeds and grass growing upon any lot or parcel of land in the Municipality to a greater height than six (6) inches or which have gone or are about to go to seed.  Fallen tree limbs, dead trees and dead tree limbs, which in the opinion of the Mayor or any member of the Trustees that constitute a health, safety or fire hazard are declared to be a nuisance condition. This section does not prohibit the cultivation of crops. WHEREUPON, a motion was passed and the Ordinance declared adopted this 8th day of June , 2021. CITY OF ARTESIAN, SOUTH DAKOTA. Motion carried. 

Motion by Danek, seconded by King, to accept the first reading of Temporary Medical Cannabis Ordinance. Motion carried. A Special Meeting will be held on June 22, 2021, at 7:30 p.m. for the second reading.

New Business:

The newly re-elected official was given the oath of office.

Motion by Danek, seconded by King, to declare City property – Lots 1-5 Blk 11 Original Plat in Town of Artesian – as surplus property with value less than $500 and sell to Andrew and Kaleigh Zoss at the cost of all the fees; motion carried.  

There being no further business, motion by Danek, seconded by King, to adjourn; motion carried.

Molly Ebersdorfer

Town of Artesian,

Finance Officer

Kurt Effling

Council Member

Sanborn County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. with Chairman Jeff Ebersdorfer presiding.  Present were Gary Blindauer, Paul Larson, Steve Larson, and Rod Weber. Auditor Kami Moody was also present. Motion by Blindauer, seconded by S. Larson, to approve the minutes as presented. Motion carried. 


Stacy Mendenhall, Highway Superintendent, and Sheri Kogel, Highway Administrative Assistant, met with the board. 

Motion by S. Larson, seconded by P. Larson, to approve the Application for Road Approach Permit presented by Barry Selland. Approach will be located on the west side of 405th Ave approximately one block north of the Phillip Hinker residence. All ayes; motion carried. 

Motion by Blindauer, seconded by S. Larson, to give permission to TrioTel to bore under roads, provided it is at least 48 inches deep. All ayes; motion carried. 


Brice from Butler was present to give price options and answer questions regarding machinery that is up for trade. 


A plat was presented for Merlin and Diane Larson, A Plat of Lot 1 of Larson Addition in the SE ¼ of the SE ¼ of Section 36, T 108 N, R 62 W of the 5th P.M., Sanborn County, South Dakota. By recommendation of the Planning and Zoning Board motion by S. Larson, seconded by Weber to approve the plat. All ayes; motion carried. 

Motion by Blindauer, seconded by P. Larson to increase the re-zoning fee to $350. All ayes; motion carried. 


Motion by Blindauer, seconded by P. Larson to purchase a new sheriff’s vehicle. All ayes; motion carried. 


Auditor and Treasurer in all accounts $4,849,640.77

Register of Deeds $2,824.87       

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

May Payroll before Deductions:

Commissioners $4,754.84

Auditor $6,644.66

Treasurer $6,525.89

States Attorney $5,767.35

Courthouse $3,415.50

Assessor $9,189.06

Register of Deeds $7,967.32

Sheriff $12,956.70

Public Welfare $1,350.04

Nurse $2,467.88

Ambulance $927.32

WIC $39.18

Extension Office $1,778.66

Weed $3,607.74

Drainage $127.12

Planning and Zoning $233.24

Road and Bridge $37,435.31

E-911 $77.00

Emergency Management $702.88

First National Bank, State Remittance $2,458.10 

Sanborn County Treasurer, Taxes in Trust $1,244.47

North Central International, Repairs $11,330.80

Farmers Cashway, Supplies $210.40

A-Ox Welding, Supplies $20.65

Aramark, Supplies $111.07

AT&T, Phone $226.38

Butler Machinery, Repairs/ Supplies $72,213.69

Central Electric, Electricity $291.48

City of Woonsocket, Utilities $80.07 

Commercial Asphalt, Paving $217,600.00

Commtech, Supplies $779.99

Express Stop, Fuel $33.95

Farnam’s, Supplies $350.30

Penny Farris, Conferences/Travel $432.04

First National Bank, Postage $23.95

Jamie Miller, Supplies $181.19

Knight Services, Mowing $400.00

KO’s , Supplies $183.80

Larson & Nipe, Supplies $143.62

Local Lumber, Supplies $63.27

Mack Metal, Supplies $102.40

Miner Co Auditor, E-911 Services $12,875.00

Minnehaha County Jail, Jail Fees – J. Cuellar $97.34

Office Peeps, Supplies $424.38

Pharm Chem, Supplies $776.80

Runnings, Supplies $169.96

Santel Communications, Utilities $1,084.39

Audra Scheel, Travel $379.32

South Dakota Department of Transportation, Travel/Conference $36.26

South Dakota Federal Property, Supplies $32.00

South Dakota Sheriff’s Association, Supplies $64.80

Spencer Quarries, Supplies $935.52

Stay USA Hotel, South Dakota Association of Assessing Officers Conference $225.00

Sanborn Weekly Journal, Publishing $229.74

TC Electric, Repairs $1,896.01

Tech Solutions, Tech Support $3,170.29

Verizon, Utilities $80.02

Waste Management, Garbage $114.00

Wheelco, Supplies $341.23

Woony Foods, Supplies $40.00

Xcel Energy, Utilities $76.32

There being no further business before the board, motion by Weber, seconded by P. Larson, to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried. The next scheduled meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 22, 2021. 

Kami Moody

Sanborn County Auditor

Jeff Ebersdorfer

Chairman of the Board, 

Sanborn County

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