Public Notices

Sanborn County Commissioners met in regular session on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. with Chairman Ebersdorfer presiding. Other members present were: S. Larson, Ohlrogge, and Blindauer. Absent was P. Larson. Also present was Auditor Larson. Motion by S. Larson, seconded by Ohlrogge, to approve the minutes as presented. All ayes. Motion carried.


Sheri Kogel, Administrative Assistant for the Highway Department, met with the board in the absence of Lee Goergen, Highway Superintendent/Weed Supervisor. Motion by Blindauer, seconded by Ohlrogge, to purchase culverts off the Beadle County Bid. All ayes. Motion carried.


9:30 a.m. Bid Letting-Hot/Cold Mix:

Asphalt Paving & Materials, Cost of Hot Mix per ton: $58.25;

Commercial Asphalt,Cost of Hot Mix per ton: $58.00, Cost of Cold Mix: $80.00.

Motion by S. Larson, seconded by Ohlrogge, to accept both bids depending on the location of work being done. All ayes. Motion carried.

9:35 a.m. Gravel:

Bowes & Ochsner $5.75;

Michael Johnson Construction $6.50;

Dawson Construction $7.50;

Harvey Steffen $295.00 or $345.00 per load depending on location.

Motion by S. Larson, seconded by Blindauer, to accept all bids depending on location of work being done. All ayes. Motion carried.

9:40 a.m. Overlay Patch:

Asphalt Paving & Materials Co. $95.00 per ton;

Commercial Asphalt $82.00 per ton.

Motion by Blindauer, seconded by Ohlrogge, to accept the low bid of Commercial Asphalt. All ayes. Motion carried.

9:45 a.m. Chip Sealing:

Road Guy $19,215.167 per mile;

Topkote $16,669.31 per mile.

Motion by Blindauer, seconded by S. Larson, to accept the low bid of Topkote. All ayes. Motion carried.


Penny Farris, Director of Equalization, met with the board.  The second reading of Ordinance #2018-01 Rezoning property legally described as Lots 13-24: Block 43 Woonsocket from Highway Commercial to Two Family Residential was held.   Hearing no objections, motion by S. Larson, seconded by Blindauer, to adopt the ordinance. Steve Larson – Aye, Gary Blindauer – Aye, Ray Ohlrogge – Aye, Jeff Ebersdorfer – Aye. Motion carried.


Auditor Larson presented quotes from Tech Solutions to provide Wi-Fi throughout the building.  Motion by S. Larson, seconded by Ohlrogge, to accept the option for paying an installation fee and then a monthly fee and Tech Solutions will take care of equipment replacement and upgrades. All ayes. Motion carried.


Andy Ettswold, Letcher Fire Department, met with the board to discuss the fire bar system.  On December 1, 2009, the board agreed to make partial payment for all the towns in Sanborn County to upgrade the phone system. The amount for the Letcher Fire Department to upgrade is $16,000.00 Motion by Blindauer, seconded by S. Larson, to pay $8,250.00 towards the upgrade for the Letcher Fire Department. All ayes. Motion carried.


Motion by Ohlrogge, seconded by S. Larson, to pay the following bills. All ayes. Motion carried.

First National Bank, Tax Liability $11,410.55

Avera Health Plan, Insurance $20,279.04

AFLAC, Insurance $1,294.54

AFLAC, Insurance $260.70

Office of Child Support, Wage Garnish $240.00

SD Retirement, Retirement $7,425.56

SD Retirement, Spouse Option $43.06

Small Business, Insurance $51.00

Sanborn County Treasurer, Real Estate Taxes $354.12

Sun Life Financial, Insurance $241.48

VSP Vision, Insurance $204.00

EMC National Life Company, Insurance $407.81

First National Bank, Tax Liability $2,366.70

EMC National Life Company, Insurance $65.14

Sanborn County Treasurer, Taxes in Trust $2,398.03

AmeriPride Services, Mats, Mops, Towels $129.70

AT&T Mobility, Air Card $10.14

Rita Bazler, Blood Alcohol Test $400.00

Ramkota Hotel, Travel Expense $101.99

Brooks Oil Company, Fuel $838.32

Center for Education & Employment Law, Subscription $159.00

Central Electric, Repair Furnace $700.00

South Dakota Association of County Commissioners, Catastrophic Legal Expense Relief Program $1,426.00

Commercial Asphalt, Omega Mix $75.60

Dakota Counseling/Stepping Stones, Quarterly Support $625.00

Express 2, Fuel $212.79

Farmers Cashway, Supplies $149.99

Fastenal Company, Supplies $19.89

Neal Hiemstra, Registration Fee $150.00

Horizon Health Care, Pre-employment Physical $132.00

Horizon Regional Medical Center, Indigent Medical Bill $486.86

Independent Viking Glass, Replace Panels $2,012.23

KO’s, Oil Change, Supplies $666.59

Larson & Nipe, Office Expense $1,000.00

Diane Larson, Travel Expense $42.00

Lincoln County Treasurer, Mental Illness Services $37.60

Metropolitan Compounds, Supplies $502.44

National Association of Chiefs of Police, Dues $60.00

NorthWestern Energy, Electricity $2,584.73

Office Peeps, Supplies $33.43

Sherryl Rankin, Supplies $14.94

Santel, Supplies $93.49

SD Association Computer Equip Service, Dues $15.00

SDML Workmens Compensation Fund, Workmens Compensation $288.00

Sanborn Weekly Journal, Publication Fees $205.66

March payroll before deductions:

Commissioners $3,025.00

Auditor $5,176.48

Treasurer $5,296.48

States Attorney $3,621.96

Courthouse $3,406.85

Assessor $5,541.54

Register of Deeds $5,171.91

Sheriff $11,429.85

Nurse $1,073.50

Ambulance $943.05

Extension Office $1,104.58

Weed Salary $1,300.00

Drainage $135.00

Road and Bridge $27,083.63

Planning and Zoning $135.00

E-911 $206.83

Emergency Management $496.44

Sobriety Testing $240.40

There being no further business, motion by Blindauer, seconded by Ohlrogge, to adjourn the meeting. All ayes. Motion carried.  The board will meet as a Board of Equalization on April 10th and to conduct any other business which may come before the board. The next regularly scheduled meeting is Tuesday, April 17, 2018.

Diane Larson

Sanborn County Auditor

Jeff Ebersdorfer

Chairman of the Board,

Sanborn County

Published once at the approximate cost of $73.00.


608 W 14th St

Miller, SD  57362-0318


Separate sealed bids for construction of Contract 2018-1 Onida Ringneck Energy Expansion, Bid Schedule 1 and Schedule 2 will be received by Mid-Dakota RWS, Inc. until 1:00 p.m., local time on the 24th day of April 2018.  Bids received after this time will be returned unopened.

The scope of WORK for Bid Schedule 1 generally consists of furnishing and installing 5300’ of 10” ASTM Class 160 PVC pipe including connection to existing 15” ASTM PVC Pipe, 1900’ of 8” ASTM Class 160 PVC pipe, one (1) crossing of US HWY 83, one (1) railroad crossing, and all items appurtenant to the installation of the pipeline.  The work also consists of installing one (1) prefabricated master meter vault including all incidental work associated with the proper installation, connection, and operation of the vault.  The project is located approximately 0.25 to one mile south of Onida, SD between US HWY 83 and the G&W Railroad in Sully County, SD.

The scope of WORK for Bid Schedule 2 generally consists of the rehabilitation of the Onida Booster Pump Station including material/equipment furnishing, delivery, installation, and startup services and all other incidental work associated with the proper installation and operation of the Onida Booster Pump Station. The work also consists of furnishing, delivery, and startup services of one (1) prefabricated master meter vault.   The project is located approximately six miles south of Onida, SD along US HWY 83 in Sully County South Dakota.

Contract 2018-1 Schedule 2 bidders shall provide contract 2018-1 Schedule 1 Bidders with Prefabricated Master Meter manufacturer’s slab and anchor requirements upon Schedule 1 bidders request.

Each BID must be accompanied by a separate envelope containing a BIDDER’s Bond equal to ten percent or Certified Check or Cashier’s Check in a sum equal to five percent of the full amount of the BID, executed by the BIDDER as Principal and by a SURETY, conditioned that if the Principal’s BID is accepted and the CONTRACT awarded to the Principal, the Principal, within fifteen days after notice of award, shall execute a CONTRACT in accordance with terms of the BID and a CONTRACTOR’s BOND as required by law and the regulations and determinations of the Mid-Dakota RWS, Inc.

Owner reserves the right to reject any and all Bids.  Award, if made, shall be to the lowest responsible Bidder whose Bid is responsive to the invitation and is most advantageous to the Owner, in its sole and exclusive discretion, price and other factors considered.  The Owner may reject a Bid as nonresponsive if the prices bid are materially unbalanced between the line items or subline items. A Bid is materially unbalanced when it is based on prices significantly less than cost for some work and prices which are significantly overstated in relation to cost for other work, and if there is a reasonable doubt that the bid will result in the lowest overall cost to the Owner even though it may be the low evaluated bid, or if it is so unbalanced as to be tantamount to allowing an advance payment.  The Owner also reserves the right to waive all information not involving price, time or changes in the Goods and Special Services, and to negotiate contract terms with Successful Bidder.

PLANS and SPECIFICATIONS (Contract Documents) are on file at the offices of Mid-Dakota RWS, Miller South Dakota and Bartlett & West, Inc., Bismarck, North Dakota, and Sioux Falls, South Dakota where they may be seen and examined between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:30 P.M., local time, Monday through Friday.  Address of Engineer’s office is:


3456 East Century Avenue

Bismarck, ND  58503

Telephone (701) 258-1110

Fax: (701) 258-1111



2600 S. Minnesota Ave.

Ste 201

Sioux Falls, SD  57105

Telephone (605) 274-7415

Fax: (605) 274-7417

Digital copies of the Plans and Specifications (Contract Documents) are available through Bartlett & West, Inc. Please contact Jarrett Hillius, P.E. at (406)-200-6914 or

Optional 11” x 17” paper copies of the Drawings and Specification Books may be obtained from Bartlett & West at the above address.

Dated this 3rd day of April 2018


General Manager

Mid-Dakota Rural Water

System, Inc.


Artesian Town Board proceedings

Unapproved Minutes April 4, 2018


The Town of Artesian Council met on April 4, 2018, in regular session at the Artesian Community Center.  Council Member S. Richard called the meeting to order with Council Member C. Danek and Finance Officer G. Effling present. Also present was Tom Fridley.

The minutes of the March 7, 2018, meeting were read and a typographical error was corrected; motion to approve by Richard, seconded by Danek; motion carried. Finance Officer Reports were read; motion to approve by Richard, seconded by Danek; motion carried. The following vouchers were presented for the month; motion to approve by Danek, seconded by Richard; motion carried.

CorTrust Bank – $5.00

South Dakota Department of Revenue – $216.98

United States Department of Agriculture – $1,116.00

Xcel Energy –  $1,196.58

Artesian Fire Department – $125.00

Candace Danek – $160.00

Dawson Construction Inc. – $1,002.89

Gwen Effling – $638.81

Kurt Effling – $120.00

Tom Fridley – $246.00

Todd Hvam – $21.00

Kurt’s Repair – $1,412.38

Susan Richard – $120.00

Sanborn Weekly Journal – $23.42

Department of Revenue – $150.00

South Dakota Municipal League Workers’ Compensation Fund – $26.00

Town of Artesian – $157.80

Sanborn County Clerk of Courts – $14.46

Old Business:

Streets – discussion. City lot mowing will be completed by the city.

Sewer/Lagoon – discussion.

Sewer/Garbage – reviewed delinquent billings.

City dump – discussion.

Park – discussion on the bath house, tabled until May meeting.

New Business:

The City of Artesian was presented a 15-Year Member plaque from the South Dakota Municipal League.

When available, the city will apply for the West Nile virus prevention grant.

Discussion on the Longbranch malt beverage license renewal – motion by Danek, seconded by Richard to approve; motion carried.

Commercial Asphalt pricing sheet was reviewed.

G. Effling administered the oath of office to Council Member Candace Danek.

Discussion on lights that are burnt out within city limits and light pole down on Hwy 34; the electric company has been notified.

There being no further business brought before the council, meeting adjourned. The next regular meeting is scheduled for May 2, 2018, at the Artesian Community Center at 7:30 p.m.

Gwen Effling

Town of Artesian,

Finance Officer

Kurt Effling

Council Member