Fall River County Minutes Of December 26, 2017
The Fall River Board of County Commissioners met in regular session on December 26, 2017. Present: Joe Allen, Joe Falkenburg, Paul Nabholz, and Sue Ganje, Auditor. Absent were Ann Abbott and Deb Russell.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited and the meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m. by Chairman Falkenburg.
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 Nabholz, seconded by Allen, to approve the agenda as written.
Motion made by Nabholz, seconded by Allen, to approve the meeting dates in January for January 2 and January 16, 2018.
Motion made by Allen, seconded by Nabholz, to recognize the name change from Edgemont Herald Tribune to Fall River County Herald and keep as one of the legal newspapers.
Motion made by Nabholz, seconded by Allen to set a teleconference meeting for December 28, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. for a supplement, contingency and cash transfers hearing.
Discussion was held about moving the Veteran’s Service Officer back to the courthouse. Motion made by Nabholz, seconded by Allen to table a decision on the Veteran’s Service Officer until the end of the meeting.
Ann Abbott entered the meeting at 9:16 a.m.
Bruce McClung, Highway Foreman met with the board to present fuel quotes. Motion made by Allen, seconded by Abbott, to approve the low and only bid from Nelson’s Oil and Gas, Inc for 8,000 gallons at $1.986 per gallon.
Motion made by Allen, seconded by Abbott to approve the December 2017 fuel transfers to reimburse the highway department for fuel used or work performed as follows: Weed & Pest for $365.91; Sheriff’s Department for $1,337.44; Emergency Management for $45.32 and Building for $104.50.
Discussion was continued on moving the Veteran’s Service Officer back to the courthouse. Motion made by Allen, seconded by Abbott, to move the Veteran’s Service Officer back to the basement of the courthouse. With Nabholz voting no, all others voting yes, motion carries.
Sue Ganje, Auditor, met with the board to discuss the possible purchase of election equipment in the future.
Jim Sword, State’s Attorney, met with the board to present the Fall River and Oglala Lakota Contract for review. Motion made by Allen, seconded by Nabholz, to approve the Fall River County and Oglala Lakota County Contract for 2018 and authorize the chairman to sign.
Discussion was held on a possible meeting to be held in Hot Springs with the South Dakota Department of Transportation. This meeting would discuss the Chilson Bridge.
Discussion was held on the meeting in Lusk, WY on January 23, 2017 that will discuss land use policies. All agreed that this may be a beneficial thing for them to attend.
Motion made by Allen, seconded by Nabholz, to enter executive session for personnel purposes as per SDCL 1-25-2 (1) at 10:25 a.m.
The board came out of executive session at 10:29 a.m.
Motion made by Allen, seconded by Nabholz to adjourn the meeting at 10:30 a.m.
/s/ Joe Falkenburg
Joe Falkenburg, Chair
Board of Fall River County Commissioners
/s/ Sue Ganje
Sue Ganje, Fall River County Auditor
Published once at the total approximate cost of $42.84
Published: Jan. 18 2018