Proceedings: City of Edgemont 1.4.18

Proceedings

City Of Edgemont Proceedings

Edgemont Common Council Regular Meeting

January 4, 2018

Call To Order – Roll Call: Mayor Jerry Dibble called the regular meeting of the Edgemont Common Council to order at 7:00 p.m. on January 4, 2018, at Edgemont City Hall. Present were Council members, Terry Leehey, Carla Schepler, Carl Shaw, Jason Shook, Barbara Strozewski and Sandra Woodward.

The Pledge of Allegiance was stated.

Conflict Of Interest For Council Members: No conflicts were heard.

Approval Of Agenda: Carla Schepler made a motion to approve the January 4, 2018 agenda. Motion seconded by Carl Shaw. Motion passed with unanimous vote.

Approval Of Minutes: Sandra Woodward made a motion to approve the December 19, 2017 minutes. Motion was seconded by Barbara Strozewski. Motion passed with unanimous vote.

Committee Reports: Law Enforcement – not present

Public Works Committee – Sandra Woodward stated that they will be holding a meeting with the City Crew to line up projects for the year.

Finance/Personnel Committee – Sandra Woodward stated that the claims were reviewed and approved.

Mayor – Mayor Dibble wanted to let everyone know about the Open House for the Edgemont Ambulance Service to be held on January 6, 2017 from noon – 2:00 and to please come take a look at what they built.

Public Comment: No public comment was heard.

Approval Of Claims: Carl Shaw made a motion to approve the January 4, 2018 claims totaling $49064.86. Motion seconded by Barbara Strozewski. Motion carried with unanimous roll call vote.

Dec 19, 2017-Jan 3, 2018 Salaries: Mayor 400.00, Council 540.00, Administration 2650.08, Streets 1736.75, Library 763.58, Water 3571.09, Sewer 382.65, Garbage 278.15. Total Salaries: $10322.30.

Dec 19, 2017-Jan 3, 2018 Expenditures: Amazon 351.56 supplies, B&H Photo 1314.88 sound system, Faronics 46.01 deep freeze, USPS 147.56 postage, Black Hills Energy 4945.44 electricity, Butler 115.75 supplies, Core & Main 2902.73 supplies, Dustin Aldrich 450.00 animal control, DPC 800.00 agreement, EACC 100.00 dues, Fall River Auto 215.08 supplies, Hi-D-Way 2497.41 propane, DENR 950.00 annual fees, Verizon 150.47 cell phones, SDRS 1804.72 payroll liabilities, EFTPS 4739.92 payroll liabilities, City of Edgemont 340.76 payroll liabilities, Butler 1890.72 professional fees, Wells Fargo 875.11 mini-excavator, Dane Hirschfeld 158.05 pharmaceutical allowance, IOUE Local 49 2355.00 insurance, Fall River County 9583.33 law enforcement, Golden West 572.51 telephones, Rancher’s Feed 324.56 supplies, Red Wing 150.00 Kyle Kaiser-boot allowance, Fall River Co. Register of Deeds 30.00 professional fees, FR Co Herald 408.61 publishing, SD Dept of Revenue 522.38 sales tax. Total expenditures: $38742.56.

Old Business: Sander Sanitation: Mayor Dibble stated that he had talked with Bryce Lutz of Sander Sanitation. Bryce stated that he would like to start using the new truck starting February 6th and will be sending out notifications to the people letting them know the new schedule and that they will remain putting their garbage cans where they always have. 

New Business: Ae2s – Dustin Dale: Dustin presented two (2) pay apps and a closeout for RCS and Maguire Iron. Council is requested to look over the documents and make a motion to proceed at the next Council meeting.

Jodi Thomsen – Vacate Portion Of C Street: Sandra Woodward made a motion to deny Jodi Thomsen’s request to vacate a portion of C Street at this time due to the sale of the property this concerns. Motion seconded by Carl Shaw. Motion passed with unanimous roll call vote.

Dakota Pump & Control Agreement: Sandra Woodward made a motion to approve the Dakota Pump & Control Agreement and to allow the Mayor to sign the document. Motion seconded by Barbara Strozewski. Motion passed with unanimous roll call vote.

Appoint Official Newspaper: Mayor Dibble stated that he would like to appoint the Fall River County Herald as the Official Newspaper for the City of Edgemont. 

Barbara Strozewski made a motion to approve the appointment of the Fall River County Herald (formerly Edgemont Herald Tribune) as the official newspaper for the City of Edgemont. Motion was seconded by Sandra Woodward. Motion passed with roll call vote. 

Edgemont Volunteer Fire Department Roster: Carl Shaw made a motion to approve the Edgemont Volunteer Fire Department Roster as read by Mayor Dibble. Motion seconded by Sandra Woodward. Motion passed with unanimous vote. 

Approve Wages For Amy Stokes: Carl Shaw made a motion to approve Amy Stokes hourly rate of $9.00 per hour. Motion seconded by Barbara Strozewski. Motion passed with unanimous roll call vote.

Executive Session Per Sdcl 1-25-2 (1 & 3) Personnel And Litigation/Contracts: Carl Shaw made a motion to enter into executive session at 7:38 p.m. Motion seconded by Sandra Woodward. Motion passed with unanimous vote.

Returned from executive session at 8:34 p.m.

No action was taken.

Employee Raises: Carl Shaw made a motion to give all full-time and part-time employees a 2 percent raise for 2018. Motion was seconded by Sandra Woodward. Motion carried with unanimous roll call vote.

Salaries/Wages: Barbara Strozewski made a motion to approve the Salaries and Wages as read by Mayor Dibble. Motion seconded by Carl Shaw. Motion passed with unanimous vote. 

Salaries/Wages 2018: Council $30.00 per meeting, Mayor $400.00 per month, Karen Cain $40494.79 annually + insurance, Dane Hirschfeld $12.24 per hour* + insurance, Kyle Kaiser $14.03 per hour* + utilities and insurance, Joe Koller $16.80 per hour*+ utilities and insurance, Randall Millburn $13.26 per hour*+ utilities and insurance, Rheta Reagan $10.82 per hour + ¾ utilities, Agnes Reecy $12.17 per hour + ¾ utilities, Amy Stokes $9.18 per hour (part-time temp).

*In addition, each full-time permanent Union Employee will receive $115.39 per pay period in lieu of a raise with an additional $235.00 per month for pharmaceutical allowance dependent upon insurance costs. This amount is not based on hours worked and is deducted from the medical benefits.

Appoint City Attorney: Mayor Dibble appointed Brian Ahrendt of Sword & Ahrendt Law Office as the City Attorney. 

Barbara Strozewski make a motion to approve the Mayor’s appointment of Brian Ahrendt as the City Attorney. Motion was seconded by Sandra Woodward. Motion carried with roll call vote. Leehey – aye, Schepler – aye, Shaw – aye, Shook – nay, Strozewski – aye, Woodward – aye.

Resolution 2018-01-04 – Attorney Services: Carl Shaw made a motion to approve Resolution 2018-01-04 as read. Motion was seconded by Barbara Strozewski. Motion carried with roll call vote. Leehey – aye, Schepler – aye, Shaw – aye, Shook – nay, Strozewski – aye, Woodward – aye.

Resolution Number 2018-01-04

Agreement For Services

Mayor Jerry J Dibble, Mayor of the City of Edgemont on behalf of the City of Edgemont, by and through its City Council as authorized by its vote on January 4, 2018, does retain Brian Ahrendt of Sword & Ahrendt Law Office, 702 Jennings Avenue, Hot Springs, South Dakota, 57747 to furnish legal opinions on any matter relating to the affairs of the municipality or the official duties of such officer; conduct the prosecution of all actions or proceedings out of the violation of any ordinance and perform such other professional services incident to the office or as may be required by ordinance, resolution, or directed by the governing body.

The City of Edgemont agrees to pay its attorney $135.00 per hour. In addition the City agrees to pay 42 cents per mile for mileage and 10 cents for copies.

City of Edgemont agrees to pay the billed expenses on a monthly basis upon approval by the City Council.

The City of Edgemont agrees to add the municipal attorney as a named insured under the City’s Liability Insurance, Errors and Omissions Coverage and Legal Defense Coverage.

The parties agree that the term of this Agreement for Services is from January 4, 2018, to May 1, 2018. The parties further agree that this agreement shall only be terminated for good cause or by agreement of the parties.

Dated this 4th day of January, 2018.

City Of Edgemont

Jerry J Dibble, Mayor

Brian Ahrendt, Attorney

ATTEST:

Karen S Cain, Finance Officer

Adjournment: Carl Shaw made a motion to adjourn at 8:42 p.m. Motion was seconded by Sandra Woodward. Motion carried with unanimous vote.

The next regular City Council meeting will be held January 16, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Minutes Unapproved

Attest

/s/Jerry Dibble

Jerry Dibble, Mayor

ATTEST

/s/Karen S Cain

Karen S Cain, Finance Officer

Unapproved

Published once at the total approximate cost of $105.21

Published: Jan. 18, 2018

Fall River County Herald

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