Fall River County_October 1, 2019

Proceedings

Fall River County Unapproved Minutes of October 1, 2019
The Fall River Board of County Commissioners met in regular session on October 1, 2019. Present: Ann Abbott, Joe Allen, Joe Falkenburg, Paul Nabholz, Deb Russell and Sue Ganje, Auditor.
The Pledge of Allegiance was given and the meeting called to order at 9:00 a.m.
The agenda was reviewed for conflicts; none were noted. All motions recorded in these minutes were passed by unanimous vote, unless otherwise stated.
Motion made by Russell, seconded by Abbott, to approve the agenda, as written.
Motion made by Nabholz, seconded by Russell, to approve the minutes of September 17, 2019.
Motion made by Abbott, seconded by Russell, to set a supplement and contingency hearing for October 15, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.
Motion made by Nabholz, seconded by Allen, to set the 2020 Liquor License & Wine and Cider renewal hearing for November 5, 2019 at 9:25 a.m.
Motion made by Nabholz, seconded by Allen, to surplus to junk a rolling file cabinet from the state’s attorney’s office, #01997.
Motion made by Nabholz, seconded by Russell, the Auditor’s Account with the Treasurer as follows:
Auditor’s account with the County Treasurer to the Honorable Board of County Commissioners of Fall River County:
I hereby submit the following report of my examination of the cash and cash items in the hands of the County Treasurer of this County on this 31st day of August, 2019.
Total Amt of Deposit in First Interstate Bank:        $126,541.13
Total Amt of Deposit in First National Bank of Lead:    $1,000.00
Total Amount of Cash: $1,828.14
Total Amount of Treasurer’s Change Fund: $900.00
Total Amount of Checks in Treasurer’s Possession Not Exceeding Three Days: $22,479.82
Savings: First Interstate Bank: $661,191.82; First National Bank of Lead: $1,030,688.98
Certificates Of Deposit: First Interstate-Hot Springs: $4,056,787.49; Black Hills Federal Credit Union: $250,000.00; Bank of the West: $525,542.47; Schwab Treasury: $1,300,000.00
Itemized list of all items, checks and drafts that have been in the Treasurer’s possession over three days:
Register of Deeds Change Fund: $500.00
Highway Petty Cash: $20.00
Election Petty Cash: $15.00
Returned Checks: Bayan, Fritchie: $957.52, Lic 08/24/2018
Total: $7,978,452.37
Dated This 31st Day of August, 2019.
/s/ Sue Ganje, County Auditor of Fall River County
County Monies: $7,702,590.46; Held for other Entities: $90,546.13
Held in Trust: $185,315.78;
TOTAL: $7,978,452.37
The Above Balance Reflects County Monies, Monies Held in Trust, and Monies Collected for and to be remitted to Other Entities: Schools, Towns, Townships, Fire, Ambulance and Road Districts, and The State.
There were no county assistance or death expense applications.
Motion by Russell, seconded by Abbott, to set hearing for Dollar General, Edgemont, new applications for 2019-2020 malt beverage & SD Wine, and 2019 Wine and Cider licenses for October 15, 2019 at 9:35 a.m.
Motion made by Abbott, seconded by Russell, to reset hearing date for Robert McCarthy’s petition to vacate section line right of way on November 5, 2019, due to a correction on the legal description.
Motion made by Russell, seconded by Allen, to approve Melissa Fleming, Dispatch, as assistant public information officer to replace Justine LeBar.
Motion made by Russell, seconded by Nabholz, to advertise for letters of interest to fill the upcoming commissioner vacancy to be reviewed at the November 5 meeting and interviews that afternoon. Deadline to receive the letters will be October 28th, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. at the auditor’s office.
Deb Russell attended the SD Counties Fall Convention in Pierre, and during the Safety Benefits award recognition, Fall River County received the Gold and Platinum safety awards. Russell thanked Frank Maynard and county staff for their involvement. Russell was honored to also accept the 2019 Jim Fjerestad Memorial Award on behalf of this year’s statewide recipient, Frank Maynard, for outstanding and dedicated leadership in safety and loss control, by the SD Public Assurance Alliance, and SD Municipal League, worker’s compensation fund. A short video was played on the presentation of the award, and congratulations were offered by all.
Frank Maynard, Emergency Management, met with the board to note that the county was awarded a grant to conduct a commodity flow study on Highway 18 and 89, with a reimbursement of up to $4,000.00. Maynard advised the newly approved FEMA declaration is for the time period of May 26 – June 7, 2019. The Fall River Local Emergency Operations Plan has been updated and submitted to OEM per the 2019 work plan requirements.
Discussion was held about repairs on Battle Mountain Road, which will cost an estimated $10,000.00. Black Hills Energy will commit $3,000.00, and if the SD GF&P could commit to $4,000, we could get other users to fund the balance of $3,000. Allen recommended Seiler be the liaison between the state and county. Motion made by Nabholz, to approve putting $1,000.00 toward the repair of Battle Mountain Road and hope that the City of Hot Springs or other users cover the remainder of the cost. Abbott recommended splitting the balance to $1,500.00. Nabholz retracted his original motion.
Motion made by Nabholz, seconded by Abbott, to approve putting $1,500.00 toward the repair of Battle Mountain Road.
Discussion was also held on fires and incidents.
Lyle Jensen, Building Supervisor, met with the board with electric and phone quotes for the dispatch remodel project. Quotes for wiring are as follows: Wilson Electric, $5,539.00 and Flint Electric, Inc, $1,820.00. Motion made by Nabholz, seconded by Allen, to approve the quote from Flint Electric for dispatch wiring in the amount of $1,820.00.
Motion made by Russell, seconded by Allen, to approve the Golden West Technologies quote in the amount of $3,007.33.
Jensen stated that the propane tank was being sandblasted to prepare it for painting. Discussion was held on what color it should be; the board agreed that it should be tan. Discussion was also held on getting the cinder blocks removed that are near the jail; Seiler will be assisting with this project.
Susie Hayes, Director of Equalization, met with the board for hire approval. Motion made by Russell, seconded by Allen, to approve hiring Kathy Glassgow, administrative assistant, $12.00 per hour, effective September 18, 2019, as per union contract, to replace Justine LeBar.
Sue Ganje, Auditor, met with the board to present a recap of values approved for the discretionary formula for centrally assessed companies since 2012 pay 2013 taxes. Motion made by Russell, seconded by Nabholz, to approve the discretionary value for pay 2020 taxes, Black Hills Power in the amount of $220,186 for the HS Shop Building (formula year 5) and $668,225 for Edgemont City Sub-Station (formula year 2).
Roderic Ferron met with the board. Motion made by Allen, seconded by Abbott, to approve the delinquent tax agreement for Ferron, parcel #72220-00200-01120, in the amount of $100.00 per month, to pay a total of $973.03. With Nabholz voting no, all others voting yes, the motion carried.
The hearing for Hilt, Holz and Alexander’s petitions for vacation of one plat and partial vacation of two plats was held as advertised, with Joe and Laura Hilt as representatives. Motion made by Allen, seconded by Russell, to approve the following resolutions:
Fall River County Resolution # 2019-32
WHEREAS there has been presented to the Fall River County Board of Commissioners a Petition to Vacate a Plat wherein Petitioners seek to vacate, pursuant to the provisions of SDCL 11-3-21.1 through SDCL 11-3-24.1, the following plat:
A Plat of Lots 1 thru 8 and 14 thru 24 of Block 3, Tract B, and Lots 43R and 44R of Block 1, of Angostura Land Estates, Located in the W ½ of Section 29, T8S, R6E, BHM, Fall River County, South Dakota, filed in Book XXVII of Plats, Page 27, Fall River County Register of Deeds (Corrected by Surveyor’s Affidavit filed in Book 185 Miscellaneous, Page 539, Fall River County Register of Deeds)
WHEREAS, it appearing to this Board that, pursuant to SDCL 11-3-23.1, the granting of the Petition will not abridge or destroy any of the rights and privileges of other proprietors of such plat and will not authorize the closing or obstruction of any public highway laid out according to law, and that all taxes on the plat have been paid,
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the aforesaid plat is hereby vacated.
Dated this 1st day of October, 2019.
/s/Joe Falkenburg, Chairman
Fall River County Board of Commissioners
Attest:
/s/Sue Ganje
Fall River County Auditor
Fall River County Resolution #2019-33
WHEREAS there has been presented to the Fall River County Board of Commissioners a Petition to Vacate Part of a Plat, pursuant to the provisions of SDCL 11-3-21.1 through SDCL 11-3-24.1, wherein Petitioner seeks to vacate the 40’ Wide Private Access And Utility Easement shown on the following plat:
Plat of Angostura Land Estates Including Lots 1 thru 44 and Well Lot of Block 1, Lots 1 thru 34 of Block 2, Lots 1 thru 21 of Block 3, Located in W ½ of Section 29 and E ½ of Section 30 in T8S, R6E, B.H.M., Fall River County, South Dakota, filed in Book IX of Plats, Page 90, Fall River County Register of Deeds
WHEREAS, it appearing to this Board that, pursuant to SDCL 11-3-23.1, the granting of the Petition will not abridge or destroy any of the rights and privileges of other proprietors of such plat and will not authorize the closing or obstruction of any public highway laid out according to law, and that all taxes on the part of the plat sought to be vacated have been paid,
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the 40’ Wide Private Access And Utility Easement shown on the aforesaid plat is hereby vacated.
Dated this 1st day of October, 2019.
/s/Joe Falkenburg, Chairman
Fall River County Board of Commissioners
Attest:
/s/Sue Ganje
Fall River County Auditor
Fall River County Resolution #2019-34
WHEREAS there has been presented to the Fall River County Board of Commissioners a Petition to Vacate Part of a Plat, pursuant to the provisions of SDCL 11-3-21.1 through SDCL 11-3-24.1, wherein Petitioners seek to vacate Lots 43 and 44 of Block 1 shown on the following plat:
Plat of Angostura Land Estates Including Lots 1A, 1B, 1C, 2 Thru 10, 12, 13, 14, 27, 28, 29, 32 Thru 44 of Block 1 and Lots 10 & 11 of Block 2 Located in W ½ of Section 29 in T8S, R6E, B.H.M., Fall River County, South Dakota, filed in Book XX of Plats, Page 65, Fall River County Register of Deeds (Corrected by Affidavit of Land Surveyors filed in Book 182 Miscellaneous Pages 964-965, Fall River County Register of Deeds)
WHEREAS, it appearing to this Board that, pursuant to SDCL 11-3-23.1, the granting of the Petition will not abridge or destroy any of the rights and privileges of other proprietors of such plat and will not authorize the closing or obstruction of any public highway laid out according to law, and that all taxes on the part of the plat sought to be vacated have been paid,
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that Lots 43 and 44 of Block 1 shown on the aforesaid plat are hereby vacated.
Dated this 1st day of October, 2019.
/s/Joe Falkenburg, Chairman
Fall River County Board of Commissioners
Attest:
/s/Sue Ganje
Fall River County Auditor
Brian Ahrendt, State’s Attorney, met with the board to discuss the concealed carry policy. Ahrendt recapped the progress of the policy to date. He recently reviewed the statutes that were passed at the last legislative session concerning weapons and found that they were specifically for the State Capital. His concern was that if the county weapon policy passed, it may result in no limits to who can carry in the courthouse, he doesn’t want the county to get into a situation where court will not be held again in Fall River County and our county would be a test case. Ahrendt recommended the policy be reconsidered. Nabholz moved to approve the Fall River employee carry policy which included a waiver and hold harmless agreement, as drafted by Ahrendt, but with the corrections by Nabholz. Discussion was held on the statute and sub sections and requirements by the presiding judge. After further discussion, Nabholz rescinded his original motion.
Motion made by Russell, seconded by Allen, to drop the conceal carry policy until state legislature makes it very clear regarding weapons in a courthouse. With all voting yes by roll call vote, motion carries.
The second reading of an ordinance prohibiting the use of dynamic brake devices was held. Discussion was held on the placement of signs in the county. The SD DOT requires certain language in the ordinance to place signs in specific locations. Allen wants the ordinance to address specified areas. Ahrendt noted the ordinance could have sub-sections on location that could be changed if needed. Nabholz had email correspondence with the SD DOT that needed specifications in the ordinance. Allen will meet with Ahrendt to re-write the language for sign placement in the ordinance with sub-sections noting specific locations. This will be brought back as a first reading.
Motion made by Abbott, seconded by Russell, to approve the bills as follows:
General Fund: A & B Welding Supply Co., Welding Supplies/Lease, $70.00; Fidelity Sec. Life Ins Co, Eye Insurance, $157.24; American Family Assurance, American Family Assurance, $596.32; At&T Teleconference, Conference Calls, $66.66; Cura Hospitality, Inmate/Food Suppply, $11,630.90; Beesley Law Office, Caaf, $9,560.40; Bennett’s Appliance Ser., Repair, $78.06; Brumbaugh & Quandahl,P.C., Garnishment, $36.36; Boulder County Sheriff, Tax Deed Served, $66.32; Black Hills Energy, Utility Power Electric, $4,838.42; Boston Mutual Life Ins Co, Life Insurance, $32.76; Breit & Boomsma, P.C., Garnishment, $124.14; Century Business Leasing, Copier Lease And Usage, $817.11; Chadron Motor Co. Inc, Repair, $76.96; Cheyenne Sanitation, Sanitation Collection, $371.73; Colbath, Angela M, Caaf/Mag/Juv, $8,277.50; Converse County Sheriff, Tax Deed Served, $100.00; Credit Collection Bureau, Collections, $32.81; Culligan Soft Water, Rental/Supply, $256.00; Delta Dental Plan Of Sd, Delta Dental, $2,510.70; Eagle Enterprises Llc, Parts, $105.06; Eftps, Eftps Payroll Taxes, $33,289.48; Executive Mgmt Finance, Bit Network Fees, $125.00; Express Collections, Inc., Garnishment, $432.77; Fall River Auto Supply, Auto Parts/Repair, $28.24; Farrell,Farrell &Ginsbach, Caaf, $3,360.04; Fall River County Herald, Publication, $566.01; Fr County Treasurer, First Interstate, $37.10; Schmidt, Stacy, Travel Reimbursement, $66.00; Galls, Uniform, $202.79; Goff, Garland Lee, Mental Illness, $679.80;
 Golden West Technologies, Service, $766.43; Golden West, Phone Bill/Long Distance, $1,368.40; Heartland Paper Company, Supply, $31.04; Heavy Highway Frings, Insurance Fees, $570.00; Hills Edge Auto Sales, Repairs, $1,121.88; Hillyard/Sioux Falls, Supply, $230.88; Hobart Sales & Service, Repairs, $520.10; Hot Springs Ace Hardware, Supply, $182.34; City Of Hot Springs, City Water Bill, $850.69; Iowa Laborers District, Health Insurance, $18,273.00; Liuna Laborers Local 620, Union Dues, $300.00; Marty’s Auto Body, Repairs, $2,716.94; Mastel, Bruce, Database Setup & Monitoring, $35.00; Meade County Auditor, Inmate Boarding, $80.00; Medical Waste Transport, Utility, $172.49; Microfilm Imaging Systems, Scanning Equip Lease, $202.50; Micro Solutions, Computer/Service, $1,375.00; Nationwide Retirement Sol, Nationwide Retirement, $29.42; Neofunds, Postage, $582.25; New York Life Insurance, New York Life Insurance, $65.00; Norton,Tina, Contract Nurse Inmate, $1,000.00; Nutrien Ag Solutions, Supply, $10,099.74; Child Support Payment Cnt, Child Support, $655.00; O’neill, Justin, A & N, $4,512.99; Otis Elevator Company, 4th Qtr Service Cont, $409.71; Penn Co Sts Attny Office, Mi, $430.00; Pennington County, Detox/Mi, $2,729.50; Quill Corporation, Office Supplies, $273.86; Rapid City Journal (The), Advertising/Proceedings, $20.59; Sd Dept Of Revenue, Auto Mi/Remitt, $671.63; Sd Dept Of Rev & Reg., Plates, $16.00; Sdsu Extension, 2019 Fall Conference, $62.50; Sd Retirement System, Sdrs Contribution, $17,063.78; Servall, Rug/Uniform Service, $377.31; Supplement Retirement, Sdrs Sup Retirement, $1,300.00; Norton, Mikayla, Blood Draw, $450.00; Twilight Inc, First Aid Supply, $349.31; United Way Black Hills, United Way Donation, $37.00; Vanguard Appraisals Inc, Service Fees, $1,950.00; Verizon Wireless, Cell Phone Plan, $791.96; Warne Chemical & Equip., Repairs, $42.88; Hertel, Wendell, Installations, $1,400.00; Zuercher Technologies Llc, Data Conversion, $35,100.00; Behrens, Donna, Mileage Reimbursement, $30.24; Rhoe, Kelli, Travel Reimbursement, $66.00; Janis, Bobbie, Travel Reimbursement, $66.00; Commissioners, September Salaries, $4,100.00; Auditor’s Office, September Salaries, $16,068.09; Auditor’s Office, Overtime, $69.84; Treasurer’s Office, September Salaries, $12,928.31; Treasurer’s Office, Overtime, $9.62; State’s Attorney’s Office, September Salaries, $11,136.38; State’s Attorney’s Office, Overtime, $463.69; Maintenance, September Salaries, $9,911.48; Maintenance, Overtime, $44.62; Assessor’s Office, September Salaries, $14,335.02; Assessor’s Office, Overtime, $10.19; Register Of Deeds Office, September Salaries, $7,346.07; Veteran’s Service Office, September Salaries, $3,426.68; Gis Office, September Salaries, $3,373.47; Sheriff, September Salaries, $29,331.60; Sheriff, Overtime, $3,731.14; Jail, September Salaries, $18,836.20; Jail, Overtime, $1,800.81; Coroner, September Salaries, $150.00; Nurse’s Office, September Salaries, $3,623.99; Extension Office, September Salaries, $3,517.26; Extension Office, Overtime, $7.09; Weed & Pest Office, September Salaries, $3,652.39; Total for General Fund: $335,845.98
County Road & Bridge: A & B Welding Supply Co., Welding Supply/Lease, $182.10; Advanced Drug Testing, New Employee Drug Test, $26.00; Fidelity Sec. Life Ins Co, Eye Insurance, $71.70; American Family Assurance, American Family Assurance, $350.88; Battle Creek Supply, Supply, $251.96; Bituminous Paving Inc, Asphalt, $754.68; Black Hills Energy, Utiltiy Power Electric, $369.13; Brosz Engineering, Inc., Engineering, $25,292.50; Butler Machinery Co., Supplies/Repairs, $2,237.28; Cheyenne Sanitation, Sanitation Collection, $74.00; City Of Edgemont, City Of Edgemont Water, $80.60; Dale’s Tire & Retreading, Tire Parts/Supply, $1,012.64; Delta Dental Plan Of Sd, Delta Dental, $485.40; Floyd’s Truck Center, Repairs/Parts, $2,118.59; Eftps, Eftps Payroll Taxes, $9,722.54; Fall River Health Service, Employee Random Drug, $44.00; Flint Electric, Service, $306.68; Forward Distributing, Supplies/Parts, $49.35; Golden West, Phone Bill/Long Distance, $253.03; Grimm’s Pump Service Inc, Supply, $42.17; Heavy Highway Frings, Insurance Fees, $150.00; Hot Springs Ace Hardware, Supply, $220.62; Hot Springs Automotive, Auto Supply Parts, $361.55; City Of Hot Springs, City Water Bill, $74.07; Ricoh Usa Inc,  Contract Service, $75.00; Inland Truck Parts Co., Parts, $177.96; Iowa Laborers District, Health Insurance, $3,520.00; Liuna Laborers Local 620, Union Dues, $125.00; Loiseau Construction Inc., Service, $103,172.00; Mg Oil, Inventory/Supply, $1,233.06; Newman Traffic Sign, Signage, $324.04; Pacific Steel & Recycling, Supply, $162.52; Rapid Deliver, Delivery, $65.56; Rockmount Research, Supply, $727.72; Rdo Equipment Co, Supply, $1,172.77; Safety Kleen, Supplies, $124.47; Sd Retirement System, Sdrs Contribution, $4,603.88; Seiler, Randy, Cellphone Reimbursement, $75.00; Stevens Plumbing, Service, $348.92; Team Laboratory Chemical, Supply, $34,002.50; True North Steel, Supply/Culverts, $12,553.80; Twilight Inc, First Aid Supply, $48.90; Highway Department, September Salaries, $42,480.04; Highway Department, Overtime, $1,296.35; Total For County Road And Bridge: $250,820.96
911 Surcharge Reimbursment: Fidelity Sec. Life Ins Co, Eye Insurance, $14.62; Century Business Leasing, Copier Lease And Usage, $68.74; Credit Collection Bureau, Collections, $302.86; Delta Dental Plan Of Sd, Delta Dental, $472.85; Eftps, Eftps Payroll Taxes, $4,097.77; Golden West, Phone Bill/Long Distance, $828.87; Heavy Highway Fringe, Insurance Fees, $75.00; Iowa Laborers District, Health Insurance, $1,760.00; Liuna Laborers Local 620, Union Dues, $25.00; Portfolio Recovery Assoc., Garnishment, $157.51; Powerphone Inc, Training, $159.80; Sd Retirement System, Sdrs Contribution, $2,086.40; Verizon Wireless, Cell Phone Plan, $44.56;
 Dispatch, September Salaries, $16,429.95; Dispatch, Overtime, $956.72; Total For 911 Surcharge Reimbursment: $27,480.65
Emergency Management: The Blue Cell, Llc, Commodity Flow Study, $2,500.00; Eftps, Eftps Payroll Taxes, $1,529.93; Golden West, Phone Bill/Long Distance, $144.11; Neofunds, Postage, $6.45; Pudwill, Norman, Surveyor, $60.00; Sd Retirement System, Sdrs Contribution, $623.82; Verizon Wireless, Cell Phone Plan, $92.46; Bastian, Tracy, Pilot, $100.00; Fr Emergency Management Office, September Salaries, $6,181.87; Total For Emergency Management: $11,238.64
24/7 Sobriety Fund: Eftps, Eftps Payroll Taxes, $296.50; Sd Retirement System, Sdrs Contribution, $40.36; 24/7 Office, September Salaries, $1,946.75; Total For 24/7 Sobriety Fund: $2,283.61
M & P Relief Fund: Microfilm Imaging Systems, Scanning Equipment Lease, $165.00; Total For M & P Relief Fund: $165.00
Total Paid Between 9/18/19 And 10/1/19: $627,834.80
Break was taken at 10:02 a.m. and the meeting reconvened at 10:08 a.m.
Tom Mertz was unable to meet with the board, but Nabholz had some concerns with the 4-mile project on OLD 79 not being as good as he hoped for the expense. Other commissioners thought that the project was an improvement and had no complaints.
Randy Seiler, Highway Superintendent, met with the board. The 2019 5-year plan was presented for review; more discussion would be held during the hearing at the next meeting.
Motion made by Russell, seconded by Abbott, to approve the Golden West application for permit to occupy county highway right-of-way located from intersection of Hay Canyon Rd. and Sand Creek Rd. to driveway of 27801 Sand Creek Rd – Carl and Kari Sanders.
Motion made by Russell, seconded by Allen, to approve travel for Seiler to attend the LTAP meeting in Rapid City on October 16 and October 17, 2019.
Seiler updated the board that one of their current graders warranty will be running out soon. They will be trading this grader in for a new one next year. Seiler would rather not spend the money to extend the warranty on it and do a possible earlier trade-in next January for it. The grader seems to be running fine now, as is.
Seiler also updated the board that they are starting to work with FEMA on flooding but will not have enough damages to turn in for the second disaster declaration. Seiler listed all the roads that have been repaired this year due to the weather and flooding.
Seiler stated that the plans for Chilson Bridge were originally to be done by December 1, 2019 and to be bid in March 2020. The SD DOT contacted Seiler that now an investigation will be done on a pile of rocks were found last year, which could mean a possible burial site. This will delay the building of the bridge until 2021.
Lyle Rudloff met with the board. Discussion was held about getting the appropriate people from the state to meet with the public and to help expedite the Chilson Bridge project. Seiler will meet with Doug Kinniburgh from the state at the LTAP meeting. Allen will contact Oglala Lakota tribe to try and help speed things up where the possible burial site is concerned. Seiler will also invite Kinniburgh to the next meeting.
Public comment was heard from Frank Maynard, Joe Falkenburg, Deb Russell and Shirley McKnight. Maynard complimented the board, department heads and maintenance for the help in receiving his award; it is a community effort. Falkenburg read a letter from the seventh judicial circuit court discussing a onetime 75% match for courthouse security expenses. Russell gave a short recap of attending convention; materials would be available if anyone was interested in learning more. McKnight expressed concerns about the Chilson Bridge and whistle blowing that may be going on concerning the pile of rocks.
Dustin Ross, Andersen Engineers, met with the board. Motion made by Allen, seconded by Russell, to approve the following resolution:
Fall River County Resolution #2019-35
A plat of Lot 1 and Lot 2 of Green Valley Subdivision in part of the NE1/4NW1/4, Part of the S1/2NW1/4NE1/4, and part of the SW1/4NE1/4 of Section 20, T7S, R5E, BHM, Fall River County, South Dakota
WHEREAS, there has been presented to the County Commissioners of Fall River County, South Dakota, the within plat of the above described lands, and it appearing to this Board that the system of streets conforms to the system of streets of existing plats and section lines of the county; adequate provision is made for access to adjacent unplatted lands by public dedication or section line when physically accessible; all provisions of the county subdivision regulations have been complied with; all taxes and special assessments upon the property have been fully paid; and the plat and survey have been lawfully executed; now and therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED that said plat is hereby approved in all respects.
Dated this 1st day of October, 2019.
/s/Joe Falkenburg
Fall River County Board of Commissioners
Attest:
/s/Sue Ganje
Fall River County Auditor
Paul Nabholz, Commissioner, met with the board. The Custer/Fall River Landfill will receive a grant in the amount of $90,000.00 from the state, which comes to approximately 20% of their total budget.
Discussion was held on making the state’s attorney a full-time position, which would be effective for the 2020 election. Ahrendt noted there needs to be an attorney in the courthouse for 30-40 hours a week due to work and assistance he gives to supervisors. Nabholz questioned the state’s attorney being council for Oglala Lakota County if the position was changed to full time. Nabholz questioned if changing the State’s Attorney can change to full time by county motion and asked for an Attorney General opinion. Ahrendt will check into state statutes and the current contracts and bring it back to the next meeting.
Motion made by Abbott, seconded by Allen, to enter executive session as per SDCL 1-25-2 (1) and SDCL 1-25-2 (4) for personnel and negotiation purposes at 11:05 a.m.
The board came out of executive session at 11:30 a.m.
Motion made by Nabholz, seconded by Abbott, to adjourn at 11:30 a.m.
/s/ Joe Falkenburg
Joe Falkenburg, Chairman
Board of Fall River County Commissioners
Attest:
/s/ Sue Ganje
Sue Ganje, Fall River County Auditor
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Published: Oct. 17, 2019

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