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Hamlin County Board of Commissioners met on July 26

                                                                                July 26,2016

UNAPPROVED MINUTES: The Hamlin County Board of Commissioners met on July 26 with the following members present: Roe, Saathoff, Baldwin and Noem. Absent: Rudebusch

The Chairman led the Board in the Pledge of Allegiance.

AGENDA: Motion by Saathoff seconded by Noem to approve the agenda as posted. All members voting aye. Motion Carried.

MINUTES: Motion by Noem seconded by Baldwin to approve the minutes of July 5 All members voting Aye. Motion carried.

HIGHWAY DEPT: Bryan Pedersen Highway Supt was unable to attend as the dept was chip sealing. The culvert on 446 Ave is done. The culvert on Mustang Ave is installed. The department is presently chip sealing and will do 15 ½ miles of such. The Auditor stated the bid for the county’s mat overlay was a lot less than the bid received in another county for various sites.

CULVERTS IN OXFORD TOWNSHIP: Terry Strohfus, Myron Kuhlman,Bob Shulz and Scott Popham of the Oxford Township Board and Roger Fritz and Paul Leiseth met with the Board. They felt since the new culvert on 446 Ave had been put in , they would like the county to take over the culvert on 182nd St which the township had done work for FEMA on the road over the top of the culvert and the culvert on 447th Ave which had been replaced when FEMA work was done also. They feel these should be bigger. John Delzer States Attorney was also present and will go look at these.

LAND SALE: This had been advertised. Wayne Koistinen submitted a sealed bid of $500.00  on the Parcel of land known as Gove. Lot 8 with the exception of Lot A in the SE 1/4 of 20-114-53  Motion by Noem seconded by Saathoff to table such bid until August 9. All members voting Aye. Motion Carried.

SURPLUS VEHICLE BIDS : As advertised sealed bids were received on: 1999 Crown Vic Bruce Shepherd $250.00 2008 Chevy Pickup Alan Gallisath 2100.00 2003 Dodge Durango Bruce Shepherd 425.00 Jeff Shepherd 256.00 2004 Dodge Durango Bruce Shepherd 450.00 Jeff Shepherd 321.00  The Sheriff wants to keep the 2004 Durango to be made into a vehicle to carry a drug dog in it. Motion by Saathoff seconded by Baldwin not to accept the bid on the 2008 Pickup All members voting aye Motion Carried. Motion by Noem seconded by Saathoff to sell the 1999 Crown Vic to Bruce Shepherd for 250.00 All members voting Aye. Motion Carried. Motion by Noem seconded by Baldwin to not accept either bid for the 2004 Durango. All members voting Aye. Motion Carried. Motion by Baldwin seconded by Noem to sell the 2003 Durango to Bruce Shepherd for 425.00 All members voting aye. Motion Carried.

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7-16 Storm

Two people were taken to the hospital in Brookings when their RV rolled over in the storm last night. Photos of the localized damage follow.

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Minutes of the May 21st, 2016 meeting of the LPWPD board of Directors

Minutes of the May 21st, 2016 meeting of the LPWPD board of Directors Chairman Verdelle Andersen called the meeting of the Lake Poinsett Water Project District to order at 9:00 am on May 21st, 2016 in the Chapel of the Lake Poinsett United Methodist Camp with the following present, Directors: Fred Prahl, Jim Skroch, Marvin Nofziger, Bob Westall, Secretary Betty Westall and two guests.  Absent was Director John Pantzke.

Marvin made a motion with a second by Fred to accept the minutes and financial report as presented. Motion carried.

Old Business:

Jeremy from East Dakota Water District gave an update on water testing. He presented what changes have been made in that process. There will continue to be samples taken from shore for ecoli and under Dakota Water Watch Part 2 samples will be taken from the middle of the lake for clarity.

There was not an update on the water testing program with Watertown Lake Area Vo Tech, we will follow up on this in the June meeting.

John and Bob are continuing to work on an update for shoreline restoration and stabilization incentives.

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Accessible Fishing Dock

The Accessible Fishing Dock Project is Complete.

We would like to Thank everyone who has participated and contributed to this much needed addition to our lake.

Special Thanks to the Lake Poinsett Water Project Board, GF&P and the Membership of LPA for a job well done.

It is just north of the Sorensen's beach boat ramp.

Zebra Mussels Discovered in McCook Lake

This GF&P Communication says that their efforts on the Missouri are not working. This is a lake not on the Missouri infected with invasive species. This could happen to our lake without boat owners living to the letter of the rules. Pay close attention and say something if you see boats trying to put in with their drain plugs in place or on the road with the plugs in….This is a violation of the rules.South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 2, 2016
CONTACT: Mike Smith at MikeJo.Smith@state.sd.us

 

Zebra Mussels Discovered in McCook Lake

PIERRE, S.D. – Boaters enjoying South Dakota’s McCook Lake should be aware that the waterbody is now classified as infested for zebra mussels by the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP). Special precautions are necessary to prevent spreading mussels to other waters.

Mussels were initially discovered by members of the McCook Lake Association performing maintenance prior to Memorial Day Weekend. Additional sampling efforts by GFP have confirmed adult zebra mussels exist in multiple areas throughout the lake.

In August 2015, zebra mussels were present and reproducing in large numbers in Lewis and Clark Lake near Yankton. This prompted a collaborative effort by multiple local, state and federal agencies from South Dakota and Nebraska to address the problems these mussels can create. Boat inspections and enforcement efforts increased to ensure boaters were complying with regulations.

“At a recent checkpoint on Lewis and Clark Lake, a number of individuals entered the ramp area towing their boats with their plugs still in place and they received citations. Anglers and all recreational boaters need to understand that once they remove their plugs they must remain out until just prior to launching on a subsequent trip on the water,” said Emmett Keyser, GFP southeast regional supervisor. “The boating public is one of our essential allies in helping to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species and we want to remind them they must leave their plugs out and drains open at all times when they are not on the water.”

Completely draining a boat is the first step to ensure aquatic invasive species are not transferred to other waters. Anglers and boaters using zebra mussel-infested waters should clean their boats with 140 degree water and let them completely dry before launching their boats in uninfested water bodies.

“Right now, South Dakota waters are beginning to reach peak water temperatures for juvenile veligers to spread. Anglers and boaters need to be extra diligent and completely drain their boats before leaving boat ramp areas,” concluded John Lott, GFP chief of aquatic resources.

For more information on zebra mussels and other aquatic invasive species, visit sdleastwanted.com.

About zebra mussels: Zebra mussels are a small, invasive mollusk (clam) that originated in Eastern Europe and first arrived in the U.S. in the mid-1980s. Although usually less than an inch in size as adults, they can rapidly spread under the right conditions. These mussels can clog irrigation lines and damage boat motors and docks, and their sharp shells can wash up on shorelines in large numbers making recreation difficult. The larval stage of zebra mussels, called veligers, are nearly impossible to detect due to their small size, heightening the importance of the state’s boat draining laws. Veligers can be easily transported to new waters in a small amount of water remaining anywhere in a boat or watercraft after a fishing or boating trip.

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Harlan Olson

It is with the deepest regret that we inform the membership that Harlan Olson has passed away.

He will be greatly missed by our lake community. We wish his family and friends our condolences.

Harlan's funeral will be at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Lake Norden at 2 pm on Monday, March 14th.

There will be viewing at the Church from 5 to 7 pm on Sunday the 13th.

2016 Sailing Regatta Photos

The Regatta is history. Enjoy the Photos that are thanks to Barb Anderson…

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Lake Water Level – A History

As you make your plans for your lake shore and your recreation on our waters, the lake has an ever changing personality. Pot hole glacial lakes are prone to vast variations in water level.

DENR has maintained records of these levels since 1982. This is the graph of their observations.

Please keep these variations in mind when planning your land projects. Your shoreline looks vastly different with 10+ feet change in water level.

As soon as the ice is off the lake we will continue or weekly reports on the lake levels – right here at lakepoinsett.org

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27
Jul

Hamlin County Board of Commissioners met on July 26

                                                                                July 26,2016

UNAPPROVED MINUTES: The Hamlin County Board of Commissioners met on July 26 with the following members present: Roe, Saathoff, Baldwin and Noem. Absent: Rudebusch

The Chairman led the Board in the Pledge of Allegiance.

AGENDA: Motion by Saathoff seconded by Noem to approve the agenda as posted. All members voting aye. Motion Carried.

MINUTES: Motion by Noem seconded by Baldwin to approve the minutes of July 5 All members voting Aye. Motion carried.

HIGHWAY DEPT: Bryan Pedersen Highway Supt was unable to attend as the dept was chip sealing. The culvert on 446 Ave is done. The culvert on Mustang Ave is installed. The department is presently chip sealing and will do 15 ½ miles of such. The Auditor stated the bid for the county’s mat overlay was a lot less than the bid received in another county for various sites.

CULVERTS IN OXFORD TOWNSHIP: Terry Strohfus, Myron Kuhlman,Bob Shulz and Scott Popham of the Oxford Township Board and Roger Fritz and Paul Leiseth met with the Board. They felt since the new culvert on 446 Ave had been put in , they would like the county to take over the culvert on 182nd St which the township had done work for FEMA on the road over the top of the culvert and the culvert on 447th Ave which had been replaced when FEMA work was done also. They feel these should be bigger. John Delzer States Attorney was also present and will go look at these.

LAND SALE: This had been advertised. Wayne Koistinen submitted a sealed bid of $500.00  on the Parcel of land known as Gove. Lot 8 with the exception of Lot A in the SE 1/4 of 20-114-53  Motion by Noem seconded by Saathoff to table such bid until August 9. All members voting Aye. Motion Carried.

SURPLUS VEHICLE BIDS : As advertised sealed bids were received on: 1999 Crown Vic Bruce Shepherd $250.00 2008 Chevy Pickup Alan Gallisath 2100.00 2003 Dodge Durango Bruce Shepherd 425.00 Jeff Shepherd 256.00 2004 Dodge Durango Bruce Shepherd 450.00 Jeff Shepherd 321.00  The Sheriff wants to keep the 2004 Durango to be made into a vehicle to carry a drug dog in it. Motion by Saathoff seconded by Baldwin not to accept the bid on the 2008 Pickup All members voting aye Motion Carried. Motion by Noem seconded by Saathoff to sell the 1999 Crown Vic to Bruce Shepherd for 250.00 All members voting Aye. Motion Carried. Motion by Noem seconded by Baldwin to not accept either bid for the 2004 Durango. All members voting Aye. Motion Carried. Motion by Baldwin seconded by Noem to sell the 2003 Durango to Bruce Shepherd for 425.00 All members voting aye. Motion Carried.

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22
Jul

Golf Tournament – July 30th

17
Jul
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7-16 Storm

Two people were taken to the hospital in Brookings when their RV rolled over in the storm last night. Photos of the localized damage follow.

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16
Jul

Hamlin County Board of Commissioners met on July 5

                                                                   July 5,2016

UNAPPROVED MINUTES: the Hamlin County Board of Commissioners met on July 5 with the following members present: Roe, Rudebusch, Saathoff, Baldwin and Noem. No one absent.

The Chairman led the Board in the Pledge of Allegiance.

AGENDA: Motion by Rudebusch seconded by Saathoff to approve the agenda as posted. All members voting Aye. Motion Carried.

MINUTES: Motion by Noem seconded by Baldwin to approve the minutes of June 21 All members voting Aye. Motion Carried.

HIGHWAY DEPT: Bryan Pederson Highway Supt met with the Board. He stated all people in Hamlin County who have irrigation systems were sent a letter concerning any of them going over a road and causing damage. He stated all blade patching is done. They will be hauling gravel on the road approaches where the mat overlay was done north of Estelline.  The concrete box culvert is here and the installation of the culvert on 446 Ave just south of Highway 22 will be begin on July 11 He has notified Lake Marsh Watershed Board of such. Quotes had been received for removal of bridge ,installation of culverts and bypass pumping for road work on 191th St southwest of Hayti Basin Construction 6438.79 Halme Inc. 23,000.00 + mobilization 1500.00 Also quotes received for removal of bridge,installation of culverts and bypass pumping for road work on 185th St north of Hayti. Basin Construction 6438.79 Halme Inc 23,000.00 John Hurley Excavation total for both projects 12,000.00 Motion by Saathoff seconded by Rudebusch to accept the quote of John Hurley Excavation with total cost of 12,000.00 All members voting aye. Motion Carried. Quotes do not include the cost of culvert which is supplied by the County and backfill material will be supplied by County. Motion by Rudebusch seconded by Saathoff to authorize the Chairman to sign the Right of Way Certificate for Bridge project BRO 8029(23) All members voting Aye. Motion Carried. Bryan stated the dept has done 16 miles of chip sealing. Wayne Koistinen met with the Board concerning part of Lot 8 owned by the County which he would like to purchase.

SURPLUS: Motion by Noem seconded by Baldwin to declare the following (Exc Lot A of Lot 8 in the SE 20-114-53 owned by Hamlin County) as surplus land and to sell for sealed bids with the opportunity to raise bids at the time of opening such.  All members voting Aye. Motion Carried. Bid letting will be held on July 26,2016 at 10:30 am in the Commissioners Room. Bids must be received before this time.

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9
Jul

Hamlin County Board of Commissioners met on June 21

                                                              June 21,2016

UNAPPROVED MINUTES: The Hamlin County Board of Commissioners met on June 21 with the following members present: Roe, Rudebusch, Saathoff, Baldwin and Noem. No one absent.

The Chairman led the Board in the Pledge of Allegiance.

AGENDA: Motion by Noem seconded by Saathoff to approve the agenda as posted. All members voting aye. Motion carried.

MINUTES: Motion by Rudebusch seconded by Baldwin to approve the minutes of June 9. All members voting Aye. Motion Carried.

HIGHWAY DEPT: Bryan Pedersen Highway Supt met with the Board. He stated the bridge by TeKrony’s had to be closed last Wed. as engineers inspected and found much damage underneath. The State should be doing the bid letting on such in October. The Board asked if something to the side could be done for a temporary solution which would only be open to local traffic. Bryan stated he was already looking into such. He stated the mat overlay was done. They went over a list of pick ups in the Highway Dept.

EASEMENTS AND UTILITIES CERTIFICATE: Motion by Rudebusch seconded by Saathoff to authorize the Chairman to sign the easements for the property of Wayne TeKrony and Jason Vetter for the bridge work and the Utilities Certificate for H-D Electric,Interstate Telecommunications Coop and Sioux Rural Water Systems for the bridge project. All members voting aye. Motion Carried.

SURPLUS:  Motion by Noem seconded by Saathoff to declare the following surplus and to be offered for sealed bids on July 15 ( 2004 Dodge Durango, VIN 1D4HB38N74F185409,2003 Dodge Durango Vin 1D4HS38N93F554173, 1999 Ford Crown Vic Vin 2FAFP71W6XX214834,2008 Chevrolet Silverado Pickup VIN C2GCEK133381317461) All members voting Aye. Motion Carried. The Board also appraised such.

LEGISLATIVE AUDIT: Glenda Goens of the SD Dept of Legislative Audit met with the Board with her opening remarks concerning the audit she is starting with Hamlin County which is required by law by their department. The Chairman and Auditor signed the engagement letter.

PLAT: Motion by Noem seconded by Rudebusch to approve the plat of Lots 1,2 and 3 Bairstows Lakeview Subdivision in Government Lot 1 of Section 15,T113N,R52W of the 5th PM Hamlin County SD All members voting Aye. Motion Carried.

AUTOMATIC SUPPLEMENT: Motion by Saathoff seconded by Rudebusch to approve an automatic supplement to the Road Revenue Budget for STP money of 134,020.78 and to the Sheriff’s Budget and General Fund Revenue Budget for Grant (20.600) received for 857.80 All members voting Aye. Motion Carried.

NEW HIRE: Motion by Rudebusch seconded by Baldwin to approve the hiring of Kurt Pedersen in the Highway Dept at 15.57 per hr and Arvid Wendt and Larry Goebel as part time summer help in the Weed Dept at 15.00 per hr. All members voting Aye. Motion Carried.

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15
Jun

Minutes of the May 21st, 2016 meeting of the LPWPD board of Directors

Minutes of the May 21st, 2016 meeting of the LPWPD board of Directors Chairman Verdelle Andersen called the meeting of the Lake Poinsett Water Project District to order at 9:00 am on May 21st, 2016 in the Chapel of the Lake Poinsett United Methodist Camp with the following present, Directors: Fred Prahl, Jim Skroch, Marvin Nofziger, Bob Westall, Secretary Betty Westall and two guests.  Absent was Director John Pantzke.

Marvin made a motion with a second by Fred to accept the minutes and financial report as presented. Motion carried.

Old Business:

Jeremy from East Dakota Water District gave an update on water testing. He presented what changes have been made in that process. There will continue to be samples taken from shore for ecoli and under Dakota Water Watch Part 2 samples will be taken from the middle of the lake for clarity.

There was not an update on the water testing program with Watertown Lake Area Vo Tech, we will follow up on this in the June meeting.

John and Bob are continuing to work on an update for shoreline restoration and stabilization incentives.

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13
Jun

Hamlin County Board of Commissioners met on June 9

                                                              June 9,2016

UNAPPROVED MINUTES: The Hamlin County Board of Commissioners met on June 9 with the following members present: Roe, Rudebusch, Saathoff and Noem. Baldwin absent.

The Chairman led the Board in the Pledge of Allegiance.

AGENDA: Motion by Saathoff seconded by Rudebusch to approve the agenda as posted. All members voting aye. Motion Carried.

MINUTES: Motion by Saathoff seconded by Noem to approve the minutes of May 25 All members voting Aye. Motion carried.

HIGHWAY DEPT: Bryan Pedersen Hwy Supt met with the Board. He had contacted the SD DOT again about the overhead Vienna bridge. One of the blades had the transmission go out. It is a 2010 , the newest one, and had just went off warranty 9 months ago. Estimated cost of repair 11,098-18,898 and the Dept will haul it to Sioux Falls. Motion by Noem seconded by Rudebusch to repair such. All members voting Aye. Motion Carried. Bryan stated to have the engineers check the culverts north of Estelline would cost about 7500.00 Some on the board felt that the bridges that need the most urgent repairs should be done first. Motion by Saathoff to have Clark Engineering do a hydraulic study to see if three more culverts should be put in between the current ones on the road north of Estelline seconded by Rudebusch. All members voting Aye. Motion Carried. Cost approximately 7500.00 Bryan stated the dept is blade laying hot mix right now. The overlay mat is about done and should be done this week. Bryan stated that it had been suggested to have the antenna installed on the pickup at Sioux Falls Two Way when he picks it up and he would be there. The Board authorized such. Bryan had checked into changing the speed limit out of the town of Hazel as requested. The area is within city limits so the city board has to make a resolution to do such and he had contacted one of the Board.

BIDS ON REPLACEMENT OF CULVERT: Bids received for replacement on a 9’x4’ culvert box was held.(Does not include the cost of the culvert-County will purchase such) Bids received from Basin Construction & Drain Tile with bypass pumping  6,310.00 and 5610.00 without bypass pumping and Halme Inc. 25,950.00 Motion by Saathoff seconded by Rudebush to accept the bid of Basin Construction & Drain Tile. All members voting aye. Motion Carried.  

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6
Jun

Accessible Fishing Dock

The Accessible Fishing Dock Project is Complete.

We would like to Thank everyone who has participated and contributed to this much needed addition to our lake.

Special Thanks to the Lake Poinsett Water Project Board, GF&P and the Membership of LPA for a job well done.

It is just north of the Sorensen's beach boat ramp.

3
Jun

Zebra Mussels Discovered in McCook Lake

This GF&P Communication says that their efforts on the Missouri are not working. This is a lake not on the Missouri infected with invasive species. This could happen to our lake without boat owners living to the letter of the rules. Pay close attention and say something if you see boats trying to put in with their drain plugs in place or on the road with the plugs in….This is a violation of the rules.South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 2, 2016
CONTACT: Mike Smith at MikeJo.Smith@state.sd.us

 

Zebra Mussels Discovered in McCook Lake

PIERRE, S.D. – Boaters enjoying South Dakota’s McCook Lake should be aware that the waterbody is now classified as infested for zebra mussels by the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP). Special precautions are necessary to prevent spreading mussels to other waters.

Mussels were initially discovered by members of the McCook Lake Association performing maintenance prior to Memorial Day Weekend. Additional sampling efforts by GFP have confirmed adult zebra mussels exist in multiple areas throughout the lake.

In August 2015, zebra mussels were present and reproducing in large numbers in Lewis and Clark Lake near Yankton. This prompted a collaborative effort by multiple local, state and federal agencies from South Dakota and Nebraska to address the problems these mussels can create. Boat inspections and enforcement efforts increased to ensure boaters were complying with regulations.

“At a recent checkpoint on Lewis and Clark Lake, a number of individuals entered the ramp area towing their boats with their plugs still in place and they received citations. Anglers and all recreational boaters need to understand that once they remove their plugs they must remain out until just prior to launching on a subsequent trip on the water,” said Emmett Keyser, GFP southeast regional supervisor. “The boating public is one of our essential allies in helping to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species and we want to remind them they must leave their plugs out and drains open at all times when they are not on the water.”

Completely draining a boat is the first step to ensure aquatic invasive species are not transferred to other waters. Anglers and boaters using zebra mussel-infested waters should clean their boats with 140 degree water and let them completely dry before launching their boats in uninfested water bodies.

“Right now, South Dakota waters are beginning to reach peak water temperatures for juvenile veligers to spread. Anglers and boaters need to be extra diligent and completely drain their boats before leaving boat ramp areas,” concluded John Lott, GFP chief of aquatic resources.

For more information on zebra mussels and other aquatic invasive species, visit sdleastwanted.com.

About zebra mussels: Zebra mussels are a small, invasive mollusk (clam) that originated in Eastern Europe and first arrived in the U.S. in the mid-1980s. Although usually less than an inch in size as adults, they can rapidly spread under the right conditions. These mussels can clog irrigation lines and damage boat motors and docks, and their sharp shells can wash up on shorelines in large numbers making recreation difficult. The larval stage of zebra mussels, called veligers, are nearly impossible to detect due to their small size, heightening the importance of the state’s boat draining laws. Veligers can be easily transported to new waters in a small amount of water remaining anywhere in a boat or watercraft after a fishing or boating trip.

-GFP-

 
3
Jun

LPA Annual Meeting is Today June 4th

Please come and join us for your annual meeting. Find out what is happening with the LPADA and the Government around the lake. There will be door Prizes.

LAKE POINSETT ASSOCIATION
                            ANNUAL MEETING
                              June 4, 2016
                                    4:30 P.M.
 
Call to Order
Pledge of Allegiance
Read 2014 Annual Meeting Minutes
2014 Financial Report
Election of Board of Directors
Old Business
New Business

Grand Prize Drawing