Public Notices

Mayor Chada called the meeting to order with Hoffman, Larson, and Meier in attendance. T. Hoffman and Deputy Coenen also attended the meeting. 

A motion was made by Hoffman, seconded by Larson, carried, to approve March 5th, 2019, minutes as read.

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

Old Business: Discussion was held on past due accounts.  

The Equalization meeting will be held on March 18th, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. at the Finance Office. 

The board went over the Water Sample Report.  

Discussion was held on the Davison Rural Water Meeting and Annual Water Quality Report.  

Discussion was held on updating QuickBooks. A motion was made by Hoffman, seconded by Chada, carried, to approve to update QuickBooks. 

New Business: Deputy Coenen visited with the board about mass notifications with alert sense. 

A motion was made by Larson, seconded by Hoffman, carried, to approve to pay $500.00 towards alert sense.  

Discussion was held on water issues in the town.  

Discussion was held on past due accounts and certified letters that were mailed out. 

Discussion was held on the warning siren. It has been ordered from VanTek. It is scheduled to arrive by the end of the week. Mark is going to contact TK Electric about scheduling to have it installed. 

T. Hoffman visited with the board about a couple of suggestions for the community center kitchen.

Discussion was held on the VanDiest Mosquito workshop. Ed Hoffman is planning to attend.  

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

General AND WATER/SEWER:  Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield – $2,249.43 – health insurance, Letcher Fireman’s Reserve – $2,100.00 – annual dues, Hoffman Digging & Well Repair – $2,677.77 – snow removal, Angie Meier – $31.50 – reimbursement for postage to send certified letters. 

The next board meeting will be held on April 2nd, 2019, at 7:00 p.m.

Angie Meier

Finance Officer

THE GOVERNING BOARD OF Afton Township do state that the above said board is unable to operate under the tax limitation measure currently in statute. We therefore OPT OUT of such tax limitation in the amount of $12,000.00 starting with calendar year 2019 taxes payable in the calendar year 2020. This opt out will be for 10 years, which will be through taxes payable in the calendar year 2029. This action has been taken by the board and approved by at least a two-thirds vote of the board.

This decision may be referred to a vote of the people upon a petition signed by at least five percent of the registered voters in the district and filed with the governing body within twenty days of the first publication of this decision.

Unless this action is referred to a vote of the people and reversed by such vote, this resolution authorizes the county auditor to spread an excess levy to raise tax dollars in the above stated amount.

Signed: 

Tony Austerman, 

Board Chairman

Robert Hetland Jr., 

Board Member

Phillip Austerman,

Board Member

Gordon Moore, 

Board Member – Treasurer

Patricia Moore, 

Board Member – Clerk

Date: March 28, 2019

Mayor Chada called the meeting to order with Hoffman and Meier in attendance. 

A motion was made by Hoffman, seconded by Chada, carried, to approve the February 25th, 2019, minutes as read.

A motion was made by Hoffman, seconded by Chada, carried, to approve the financials as presented.

Old Business: Discussion was held on past due accounts.  

Discussion was held on street lights that are not working in town.  The board will be going around to get numbers off poles and call NorthWestern Energy to have them come replace bulbs that are not working.  

New Business: The Equalization meeting will be held on March 18th, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. at the Finance Office. 

The board went over the Water Sample Report.

Discussion was held on the Davison Rural Water Meeting and Annual Water Quality Report.  

Discussion was held on updating QuickBooks. A motion was made by Hoffman, seconded by Chada, carried, to approve to update QuickBooks.

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

General AND WATER/SEWER: Jim Fridley – $184.70 – Wages for Water Sample, Angie Larson – $235.72 – Wages Custodian, South Dakota Rural Water Association – $345.00 – 2019 Membership Dues, South Dakota Association Town and Townships – $208.25 – 2019 Membership Dues, South Dakota Department of Health – $15.00 – Water Samples, McLeod’s Printing & Office Supply – $37.06 – Election Supplies, Michael Hoffman – $73.88 – Wages Water Meter Reader, QuickBooks – $650.00 – Payroll Dues for 2019, CMC Excavation, Inc. – $2,068.88 – Repairs – water pipe, USDA – $156.00 – Tower Loan, On-Sight – $92.65 – Security Camera Monthly Dues, Angie Meier – $516.74 – Wages Finance Officer, Quill – $171.24 – Community Center Supplies, Santel Communications – $332.65 – Community Center Phone – $45.60, Community Center Internet – $50.08, Office Phone – $48.45, Office Internet – $66.58, Waterhouse – $77.38, Lift station – $44.56.

The next board meeting will be held on March 19th, 2019, at 7:00 p.m.

Angie Meier

Finance Officer