UNAPPROVED MINUTES: the Hamlin County Board of Commissioners met on Oct 6 with the following members present: Roe, Rudebusch, Saathoff, Tuohino and Noem. No one absent.
AGENDA: Motion by Saathoff seconded by Rudebusch to approve the agenda as posted. All members voting Aye. Motion Carried.
MINUTES: Motion by Noem seconded by Tuohino to approve the minutes of Sept 22 All members voting Aye. Motion Carried.
HIGHWAY DEPT: Bryan Pedersen Highway Supt met with the Board. He stated the county still has three bridges on the list with the State that will be done before new rules take effect. North Marsh Lake Watershed has been cleaning out the waterways which will help with the roads. He had cut down some trees at the Highway Shop that were dead and he would like to grind seven stumps at approximate cost of a total of 200.00 the Board approved such. He is still getting quotes on the repair of the Highway Shop roof. The Auditor gave a report of the income to the road fund from motor vehicles license and wheel tax for 2014 and 2015 to date.
CONTRACT LAW: Motion by Rudebusch seconded by Tuohino to approve the following Law Enforcement Agreements with Castlewood City for 1300 hours per year for 3141.67 per month ,Bryant City 520 hours per year cost 1256.67 per month,Hazel Town 91 hours per year cost 219.91 per month and Castlewood School 180 hours per school year for 520.00 per month. All members voting Aye. Motion Carried.
Lake Poinsett Water Board News
This is an email from Verdelle Anderson the Chairperson of the Water Board.
Hi Board members – Fred Prahl stopped by and gave an update on research he has done. He talked to Lynn Beck, head of water rights with
Environmental dept. at Pierre. She stated it was o.k. to open the sandbar for drainage. Fred will contact Netteberg (or Hurley)
regarding using backhoe to open a portion. He will get back to us then as to cost.
Fred is also in contact with Game and Fish regarding this.
Will have an update at October meeting. Thanks to Fred for looking into this. See you at October 17th 9am. meeting at the Church Camp. Verdelle
Thanks for the update and getting the lake an outlet. LPA
On 10-6-2015 at 3pm John Hurley opened the blockage and water is again flowing to the river.
UNAPPROVED MINUTES: The Hamlin County Board of Commissioners met on Sept 22 with the following members present: Roe, Rudebusch, Saathoff, Tuohino and Noem. No one absent.
AGENDA: Motion by Noem seconded by Saathoff to approve the agenda as posted. All members voting Aye. Motion Carried.
MINUTES: Motion by Tuohino seconded by Rudebusch to approve the minutes of Sept 9 All members voting Aye. Motion Carried.
HIGHWAY DEPT: Bryan Pedersen Highway Supt met with the Board. Bryan stated an employee has quit. The Board stated they would not replace him at this time. The Board stated to try and rotate the motorgrader operators around to different areas in the county. Clarmont Colony has agreed to remove the pile of gravel they purchased in the VanStryland Pit by Oct 1,2016 Dempster Township will pay 4522.17 on the culverts replaced in their township. The State has a traffic count on most of the roads leading to the bridges so this can be used for the new bridge rules. Bryan will be attending the First District meeting tomorrow in which they will help the counties with their bridge applications. He had received one quote for the roof but will keep checking.
SALARY: the Board approved the raise for Keith Palo Highway Employee who has been here six months Pay 15.75 per hour.
Lake Poinsett Estates Expansion
by Bradylee McGeough ©
We sat down with Vic Erlacher, who manages Lake Poinsett Estates and Campground along with his wife, Connie, to find out what is going on in the area north of Lakes Plaza on Highway 81.
“We are expanding in 2016,” Erlacher said. “We are adding 15 additional full service, seasonal campsites to the north of Lake’s Plaza. We are excited and proud to be contributing to the development of the Lake Poinsett Community.”
The community has been providing a lot of positive feedback and support for this project. “We are getting a lot of compliments about how nice everything is looking and how everything is being cleaned up and moved,” Erlacher said. “We have some construction equipment out there that will be moved to another location. We are also moving out two buildings, making way for our full service campsites. “
Sanitary District News
by Bradylee McGeough ©
The Lake Poinsett Sanitary District wishes to thank all community members who attended the 2015 LPSD Labor Day Weekend Picnic held at the state park. We had over 100 people attend throughout the event. Due to the efforts of our volunteers, Millie Furney, Betty Westall and Bob Westall, costs were kept very low. The total costs to the district was $504, or about 83 cents per household of the district.
The picnic featured a question and answer portion for which we received a lot of positive feedback. The questions were so good we wanted to share them with a wider audience.
When was the sanitary district incorporated? The official paperwork was filed July 12th, 1976.
UNAPPROVED MINUTES: The Hamlin County Board of Commissioners met on Sept 9 with the following members present: Roe,Rudebusch, Saathoff, Tuohino 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 Tuohino seconded by Noem to approve the minutes of August 18 All members voting Aye. Motion Carried.
HIGHWAY DEPT: Bryan Pedersen Highway Supt met with the Board. He stated the bridge replacement in Dempster Township is complete. The mat overlay is complete on Mustang Ave and the department is placing gravel on the shoulders of the road to the level of the mat. Sept 23 First District will have a meeting in Watertown with all counties concerning the new regulations for bridges. Clarmont Colony will pay the 12,400.00 for the pile of screened gravel in the VanStryland pit and will also pay the 3968.00 royalty. The Board allowed them until Oct 1,2016 to have the pile removed from pit. Bryan stated the roof on the main highway building at Hayti is leaking and does not have good insulation and is losing heat through the roof.
We know they told you they were going fishing…Well they did. There are more than 40 boats fishing for Perch this morning.
UNAPPROVED MINUTES: The Hamlin County Board of Commissioners met on August 18 with the following members present: Roe,Rudebusch, Saathoff, Tuohino 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 Tuohino seconded by Rudebusch to approve the minutes of August 4 All members voting Aye. Motion Carried.
HIGHWAY DEPT: Bryan Pedersen Highway Supt met with the Board. Claremont Colony had put in a bid of 12,400.00 for 12,400 tons of screened gravel. The Board requested that in order to purchase this they must also pay the royalty of 3968.00 Clarmont had offered to pay half of the royalty. Motion by Tuohino seconded by Noem to accept the bid of Clarmont of $12,400.00 only contingent upon them also paying the 3968.00 royalty.Otherwise bid is not accepted. All members voting Aye. Motion Carried. Bryan stated the culverts are here for the bridge work in Dempster Township. Bryan and the Highway Supt from Deuel County are going to First District together to work on the qualifications for applying for bridges that has to be sent to the State. The Contractor that the State accepted to do the work on Mustang Ave will be hauling out of Huron. There will be 450 loads going over the overhead railroad bridge. The DOT stated you can not make them do a longer haul route. He will talk to the engineer and also have the Sheriffs office watching to make sure they are going 35 MPH over the bridge. He has a pre-construction meeting in Watertown on this tomorrow. The bid includes the paint striping on this project also. The State is suppose to be in the county on Sept 19 to do the other road striping projects.
LAKE POINSETT ASSOC.: Two Board members of the Lake Poinsett Assoc. met with the Board. There had been an Ordinance 02-12 An Ordinance for the Declaration and Abatement of Public Nuisances passed in 2013 for lake property. They stated their Board receives compliants all the time but did not know what the procedure was to follow through on them. The Board requested Chad Schlotterbeck Sheriff to be present. Chad stated he has a compliant form he will give them and then they can talk to John Delzer Deputy States Attorney to follow through on the compliants.
STATE MEETING: the Auditor,Register of Deeds, Treasurer, and Highway Supt requested permission to attend the State meeting in Pierre Sept 14-16 Commissioners may also attend such. The Auditor requested permission to not pay the registration until Sept 1 , then she would know who was attending since you can not get the registration refunded. Motion by Rudebusch seconded by Tuohino to allow the Auditor to pay the registrations on Sept 1 All members voting Aye. Motion Carried.
SHERIFF: Chad Schlotterbeck Sheriff met with the Board. He requested to purchase a breathlizer out of the 24/7 fund at approximate cost of 300.00 the Board approved such. He had met with the Lake Norden City Council concerning the contract law agreement. Chad submitted his proposal to the Commissioners as such that the cost be $29.00 for the next three years, and that they would increase the contract to 30 hours and hire a new deputy. The Board stated they wanted the proposal to state 29.00 per hour for two years and only 25 hours a week plus they would hire a new deputy. Chad will take this proposal back to the Lake Norden City Council.
WEED: Robert Feldhus Weed Supervisor met with the Board. He requested permission to attend a state weed tour in Custer Sept 15-16 and he would go with Codington County. Also on Sept 3 to work at the State Fair Booth in Huron. And on Nov 2 to attend the weed and pest meeting in Watertown with one board member also. Also he would like permission to apply for the weed grants that are available for 2016 the Board granted permission for all.
CONTINENCY TRANSFER: Motion by Noem seconded by Saathoff to transfer from the Continency Budget 31,700 to the following budgets: Court system 2700.00 Court appointed attorney 15,000.00 and Jail 14,000.00 All members voting Aye. Motion Carried.
SURPLUS: Motion by Rudebusch seconded by Tuohino to declare a Swingline Shredder Model 60X Serial YF11246H in the Treasurers Office as surplus and no longer useable and to destroy such. All members voting Aye. Motion Carried.
FUEL QUOTES: August 10 in Lake Norden Diesel Hamlin Co Farmers Coop 1.84 Farmers Union 1.89 August 13 in Bryant Diesel Hamlin Co Farmers Coop 1.90 Farmers Union 1.95
CLAIMS PAID: COURT: Graciela Barrantes Interpretor 50.00 Mileage 20.16
AUDITOR:Birch Communications phone 7.45 Palos Garage repairs 3.00 PMB Fax 2.83
TREASURER:Birch Communications phone 23.56 Office Peeps supp 8.13 Palos Garage repairs 3.00
POSTAGE COPIES: Office Peeps Copy machine maint contract 31.50
COLLECTION AGENCY:Noll Collection fee 71.20
STATES ATTORNEY: Wilkinson & Wilkinson Law Secretary 600.00
COURT APPOINTED ATTORNEY:Bratland Law 13,075.70
COURTHOUSE MAINT: Ottertail Power Elect 982.77 Trane air conditioning repairs 3541.78
ASSESSOR: Birch Communications phone 15.68 Office Peeps supp 142.91 Palos Garage repairs 44.94
REGISTER OF DEEDS:Birch Communications phone 10.69 ITC phone 50.04 Microfilm Imaging rental 492.00 Office Peeps Supp 24.85 Palos Garage repairs 3.00 PMB fax 2.79 Total Register of Deeds expense 583.37
SHERIFF: Farmers Union Gas 548.57 Hamlin Co Register of Deeds filing cost 30.00 S&S Auto repairs 558.08 supp 117.00 SD DOT gas 703.39 Verizon Cell phones & air cards 390.03 Total Sheriffs expense 2347.07
JAIL: Codington County Jail 9025.00 Prairie Lakes blood tests 680.01
LIEAP:Birch Communications phone 3.89 Interlakes Community Action LIEAP worker 289.00
AMBULANCE: Bound Tree Estelline Ambulance supp 84.23
RECREATION: Estelline City Estelline recreation 500.00 Hamlin Co Farmers Coop Hayti Recreation 150.00 Chris Lather Hazel Recreation 500.00 Total Recreation expense 1150.00
EXTENSION: Birch Communications phone 16.00 Office Peeps supp 7.95 Palos Garage repairs 3.00 PMB fax .06 Extension Judges & mileage : Greg Bohn 88.72 Marlys Christensen 51.59 Jennifer Dorn 51.59 Kristine Fox 47.39 Terri Gaikowski 51.59 Betty Glosimodt 42.35 Angie Goebel 54.95 Mike Grann 80.24 Brenda Guthmiller 38.25 Karen Kasperson 51.59 Roxanne Kerkvliet 38.15 Jared Knock 65.20 Vickie Krack 30.59 Jeanette Mack 47.39 Cody Miller 75.20 Courtney Noem 57.56 Jennifer Pichard 58.31 Chuck Ringkob 129.80 Stephanie Sauder 44.03 Dianne Thyen 36.05 Troy Williams 17.00 Diane Anderson Helper 110.50 Total Extension expense 1295.05
WEED: Birch Communications phone 19.60 Crop Production weed chemical 445.00 H-D Electric Util 42.52 J&L Welding repairs 183.98 Paul Johnson SDSU Weed Grant supplies 1200.00 Palos Garage repairs 3.00 W.W. Tire tires 362.00 Total Weed expense 2256.10
ROAD: Boyer Ford Trucks supp 7.96 parts 471.16 Butler parts 185.09 Diamond Mowers parts 522.12 DK Diesel Injection repairs 151.11 parts 268.02 Farm & Home Directories 58.20 H-D Electric Util 70.00 J&L Welding repairs 70.00 parts 30.75 Macs parts 45.62 Northern Con Agg pea rock 188.38 Overhead Door repairs 137.65 Palos Garage parts 101.88 Productivity Plus- Titan parts 789.32 RK Auto supp 37.51 parts 177.88 Stanley Singrey Insurance Reimbursement 1000.00 Sturdevants supp 78.32 parts 9.62 True North Steel culverts 44,629.35 W.W. Tire repairs 325.71 Wheelco parts 23.38 Total Road expense 49,961.41
911:H-D Electric Towers Elect 70.24 Watertown City 911 fees collected 4280.89
AG BUILDING: Ottertail Power Elect 58.31
EMERGENCY & DISASTER: Verizon cell phone 111.08
M&P fund: SDACO Register of Deeds fees to the State 258.00
STATE REMITTANCES: money sent to the State: Motor Vehicle License 132,104.50 Blood Tests 175.00 Quarterly Nurses Contract payment 1545.00 SD Dev Center Redfield 60.00 Driver License 1310.00 Birth Fees 80.00 Death Fees 130.00 total sent 135,404.50
The Auditor reported the cash on hand in the Treasurers Office as of August 1;Checking Account 2,144,069.63 Money Markets 1,629,653.85 CD’S 584,542.82 Cash on Hand 3213.83 Checks on Hand 17,237.97 Credit Card on hand 598.89 total 4,379,316.99 Of this the following belongs to General Fund 2,738,652.46 Special Revenue 1,384,951.68 Schools 25,996.04 township 20,785.20 Cities & Towns 4629.64 State & Trust Funds 204,301.97 Total 4,379,316.99
The meeting adjourned at noon until Sept 9,2015 at 9:30 am in the Commissioners Room County Courthouse at Hayti.
Leland Roe, Chairman of the Board
Dixie Opdahl Hamlin County Auditor
It is the policy of Hamlin County SD not to discriminate on the basis of color,national origin,sex,religion,age or disability in employment or the provision of service.Published at the
UNAPPROVED MINUTES: The Hamlin County Board of Commissioners met on August 4 with the following members present: Roe,Rudebusch, Saathoff, Tuohino and Noem. No one absent
The Chairman led the Board in the Pledge of Allegiance.
AGENDA: Motion by Saathoff seconded by Tuohino to approve the agenda as posted. All members voting Aye. Motion Carried.
MINUTES: Motion by Noem seconded by Rudebusch to approve the minutes of July 21 All members voting Aye. Motion Carried.
HIGHWAY DEPT: Bryan Pedersen Highway Supt met with the Board. Chip sealing is about done. He presented the sealed bid received on the stockpile of screened gravel. He also presented them with a letter from the Dept of Environment (DENR) which reminds irrigators to check their center pivots to ensure they are operating properly and are adjusted to spray only upon land authorized for irrigation by their water permit. Irrigators must do everything they can to avoid overspraying onto nearby roads or neighboring properties or can be fined by the DENR. He requested permission for Cathy Popham Highway Bookkeeper to attend a meeting in Pierre for computer training on August 20.