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Hamlin County Board of Commissioners met on Sept 20

                                                                       Sept 20,2016

UNAPPROVED MINUTES: The Hamlin County Board of Commissioners met on Sept 20 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 Saathoff seconded by Rudebusch to approve the agenda as posted. All members voting Aye. Motion carried.

MINUTES: Motion by Rudebusch seconded by Baldwin to approve the minutes of Sept 6 All members voting Aye. Motion Carried.

LEGISLATIVE AUDIT:Glenda Goens of Legislative Audit went over the audit she had just completed of Hamlin County. Motion by Noem seconded by Saathoff to authorize the Chairman to sign the letter of management to SD Dept of Leislative Audit. All members voting Aye. Motion Carried.

HIGHWAY DEPT: Bryan Pedersen Highway Supt met with the Board. John Delzer States Attorney was also present.   The culvert installation north of Hayti is completed. The department has started mowing road ditches. He presented the Hydraulic Data Sheet prepared by Clark Engineering for culverts located one mile north of Estelline on 465th Ave. Several culverts are in this road. Commissioner Saathoff wants two more culverts installed between the other culverts , cost for just culverts would be 70,000 In a flood year the water would still probably go over the road but it goes off in a short time. Commissioner Saathoff wanted the road budget checked about the cost savings on the mat overlay project could maybe be used for these culverts. He also wanted to know how long it would take to get these culverts.

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Minutes for the July 30, 2016 Meeting of the LPWPD

Minutes for the July 30, 2016 Meeting of the LPWPD

 

At 9:00 a.m. Saturday, July 30th Chairman Verdelle Anderson called the meeting of the Lake Poinsett Water Project District Board of Director’s meeting to order in the Living Waters Retreat Center of the Lake Poinsett Methodist Camp. Present were: Directors-Fred Prahl, Marvin Nofziger, Bob Westall, Jim Skroch, John Pantzke, Secretary/treasurer  Betty Westall and one guest.

Jim made a motion seconded by Fred to accept the minutes of the June 18th meeting and the financial report as presented. Motion carried.

John and Bob will be finalizing the bookwork to present the incentives to be paid lake property owners for stabilization work on shorelines.

The 2017 budget was finalized and accepted on a motion by John seconded by Bob. Motion carried. The tax levy request was signed by Chairman Verdelle and Betty will deliver it to the Court House in Hayti for Dixie to share with Brookings County.

There followed a discussion on the work yet to be done on stabilizing the shoreline of Lake Poinsett always keeping in mind that the LPWPD will continue working with the property owners .

Fred made a motion seconded by Jim to pay the bills. Motion carried.

At 10:00 a.m. on a motion by Fred seconded by Jim the meeting was adjourned.

At this time Jeremy from East Dakota Water District shared information on water sampling and testing.

The next scheduled monthly meeting will be August 20th.

Unapproved minutes respectfully submitted by Betty Westall Sec/Treas

 

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.

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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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Hamlin County Board of Commissioners met on Sept 20

                                                                       Sept 20,2016

UNAPPROVED MINUTES: The Hamlin County Board of Commissioners met on Sept 20 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 Saathoff seconded by Rudebusch to approve the agenda as posted. All members voting Aye. Motion carried.

MINUTES: Motion by Rudebusch seconded by Baldwin to approve the minutes of Sept 6 All members voting Aye. Motion Carried.

LEGISLATIVE AUDIT:Glenda Goens of Legislative Audit went over the audit she had just completed of Hamlin County. Motion by Noem seconded by Saathoff to authorize the Chairman to sign the letter of management to SD Dept of Leislative Audit. All members voting Aye. Motion Carried.

HIGHWAY DEPT: Bryan Pedersen Highway Supt met with the Board. John Delzer States Attorney was also present.   The culvert installation north of Hayti is completed. The department has started mowing road ditches. He presented the Hydraulic Data Sheet prepared by Clark Engineering for culverts located one mile north of Estelline on 465th Ave. Several culverts are in this road. Commissioner Saathoff wants two more culverts installed between the other culverts , cost for just culverts would be 70,000 In a flood year the water would still probably go over the road but it goes off in a short time. Commissioner Saathoff wanted the road budget checked about the cost savings on the mat overlay project could maybe be used for these culverts. He also wanted to know how long it would take to get these culverts.

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Hamlin County Courthouse

Hamlin County Board of Commissioners met on Sept 6

                                                                               Sept 6,2016

UNAPPROVED MINUTES: The Hamlin County Board of Commissioners met on Sept 6 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 Saathoff seconded by Noem to approve the agenda as posted. All members voting aye. Motion Carried.

MINUTES: Motion by Rudebusch seconded by Baldwin to approve the minutes of August 23 All members voting Aye. Motion Carried.

HIGHWAY DEPT: Bryan Pedersen Highway Supt met with the Board. He presented a bid letting authorization from the DOT for approval. Motion by Rudebusch seconded by Saathoff to authorize the Chairman to sign the Letting Authorization for Project BRO 8029 (23) the DOT estimate for the bridge project is 449,811 with the State paying 80% and the County 20% . All members voting Aye. Motion Carried. The DOT will now advertise the project for bids.The State has finished all the paint striping of roads. The culvert work is done in Cleveland Township and the one north of Hayti will be starting soon. Clark Engineering has checked north of Hidewood Creek by Estelline 465th where the railing has been broken and five posts are broken. They stated it could only be repaired with meeting the federal standards or can not be done. The contractor has moved in to do the bridge northwest of Castlewood. The contractor is a month behind schedule. The County will selvage the bridge  planks on this. It was a historical bridge and advertised but no bids received. Paul Leiseth and States Attorney John Delzer are present and discussed culverts in Oxford Township on 182nd and on 183rd. John will check with Pierre concerning both of these projects because they were done with FEMA money and he will report back to Board.

ROAD PLAN: The hearing was held as advertised to discuss and receive public input on the development of the Hamlin County Five Year County Highway and Bridge

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Hamlin County Board of Commissioners met on August 23

                                                                     August 23,2016

UNAPPROVED MINUTES: The Hamlin County Board of Commissioners met on August 23 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 Saathoff seconded by Rudebusch to approve the agenda as posted. All members voting Aye. Motion Carried.

MINUTES: Motion by Rudebusch seconded by Baldwin the approve the minutes of August 9 All members voting aye. Motion Carried.

HIGHWAY DEPT: Bryan Pedersen Highway Supt met with the Board. He stated the contractor is starting today on the bridge in Cleveland Township and will follow that with the one in Hayti Township. He had put a load of hot mix over 446th Ave where the culvert was installed.The State will be in on Sept 1 to stripe the roads that were chip sealed or had a mat overlay. The department has swept all of these in preparation. Clark Engineering should be done by next week with the study of the culverts by Estelline.

RESOLUTION: Motion by Noem seconded by Rudebusch to pass a County Resolution to Encourage the USDOT Under Secretary for Policy to Expand South Dakota’s National Multimodal Freight Network. All members voting Aye. Motion carried. The State Assoc. was asking each county to do this.

NURSES: Angela Hunter Public Health Nurse submitted her quarterly report. She had a 161 WI C caseload for the month . She completed teaching at Estelline Schools. Attended the N-95 Fit testing. She is helping in Lake County . She also attended the Region 4 staff meeting and will be attend CLC training.

TREASURER: Jessica Trautner from the Treasurers Office met with the Board and stated one of their computer towers quit and was not repairable..She stated Connecting Point had one for 1300.00 the Board approved the purchase of such.

SHERIFF: Chad Schlotterbeck Sheriff met with the Board. The Board had questioned his requests in the budget for 2017.  He went over a list of items needed. He will apply for grants for some of it but is putting all of it in his budget in case he does not receive the grants. He asked the Board if they had decided about getting a drug dog. The Board stated they would like to wait one year on this and then could review such and see how the department is working out. If the County needs to use a drug dog, Kingsbury County and Watertown City have them and will come to assist.

ZONING: John Delzer States Attorney and Chelsie Gustafson Zoning Officer met with the Board. The County has just had 15 buildings built without the people obtaining building permits. The Zoning Board is looking at charging 10% of the cost of a building if a building permit is not obtained. This will have to go through a hearing with the Zoning Board and then what ever they decide will be presented to the Commissioners Board who will have to advertise and have hearings.

STATES ATTORNEY: John Delzer States Attorney requested if he and Gary Schomacher Deputy States Attorney could attend a one day meeting in Pierre Sept 14 The Board approved such.

DIRECTOR OF EQUALIZATION: Chris Schafer Deputy Director of Equalization met with the Board. He discussed about doing interviews for the clerical position in the office. The Board stated he should do interviews and make a recommendation to the Board.

TRAVEL REQUEST: The Auditor, Treasurer, Register of Deeds and Highway Supt requested to attend a state meeting in Sioux Falls Sept 12-13. Also Deb Goebel Extension Secretary requested that she would have to take the 4-H exhibits to Huron on August 30 and return on Sept 5 to get them. The Board approved all travel requests.

FUEL QUOTE: August 16 in Hayti Diesel Hamlin Co Farmers Coop 1.73 Farmers Union 1.64 All quotes do not include some taxes.

AG BUILDING: the Extension office was requesting to replace a hydrant or a fitting under the cement pad that is broke because it has been leaking a great quantity of water. The town presently has the water shut off there.  Also in the 4-H Auditorium the air conditioner leaks in the furnance room ,

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Minutes for the July 30, 2016 Meeting of the LPWPD

Minutes for the July 30, 2016 Meeting of the LPWPD

 

At 9:00 a.m. Saturday, July 30th Chairman Verdelle Anderson called the meeting of the Lake Poinsett Water Project District Board of Director’s meeting to order in the Living Waters Retreat Center of the Lake Poinsett Methodist Camp. Present were: Directors-Fred Prahl, Marvin Nofziger, Bob Westall, Jim Skroch, John Pantzke, Secretary/treasurer  Betty Westall and one guest.

Jim made a motion seconded by Fred to accept the minutes of the June 18th meeting and the financial report as presented. Motion carried.

John and Bob will be finalizing the bookwork to present the incentives to be paid lake property owners for stabilization work on shorelines.

The 2017 budget was finalized and accepted on a motion by John seconded by Bob. Motion carried. The tax levy request was signed by Chairman Verdelle and Betty will deliver it to the Court House in Hayti for Dixie to share with Brookings County.

There followed a discussion on the work yet to be done on stabilizing the shoreline of Lake Poinsett always keeping in mind that the LPWPD will continue working with the property owners .

Fred made a motion seconded by Jim to pay the bills. Motion carried.

At 10:00 a.m. on a motion by Fred seconded by Jim the meeting was adjourned.

At this time Jeremy from East Dakota Water District shared information on water sampling and testing.

The next scheduled monthly meeting will be August 20th.

Unapproved minutes respectfully submitted by Betty Westall Sec/Treas

 

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Aug

June 18, 2016 meeting of the LPWPD board

Minutes of the of Directors Chairman Verdelle Anderson called the meeting of the Lake Poinsett Water Project District to order at 9:00 a.m. on June 18, 2016 in the Chapel of the United Methodist Camp with the following present, Directors: Fred Prahl, Bob Westall, Marvin Nofziger, Jim Skroch, John Pantzke, Secretary/treasurer Betty Westall and one guest.

Marvin made a motion seconded by John to accept the minutes and financial report as read at the May 21st meeting. Motion carried.

Old Business: John explained the changes to the restoration/stabilization incentive program the LPWPD has been involved in for the past years. Following a discussion, Bob made a motion seconded by John to pay up to $4,000.00 to John Hurley for work on the township right of way coming into Prestrude’s Landing. Motion carried. Following discussion on the restoration/stabilization program, John made a motion seconded by Fred to increase the incentive for stabilization repairs to $30.00 a lineal foot and $5.00 per lineal foot for installing shrubs at the edge of the erosion fabric also major restoration repairs will go to $45.00 per lineal foot and $5.00 a lineal foot additional for recovery of erosion material from the lake to achieve 1658.5 elevation and an additional $5.00 a lineal foot for installing shrubbery.  None of this is to exceed 33% of the total cost. This is effective January 1, 2016. Motion carried.       

Bills paid: Betty Westall for phone and internet Bills to be paid: incentives for shoreline stabilization?

 

The directors would like to thank the Methodist Camp for the refreshments furnished at our monthly meetings. What a nice way to start our meetings.

Fred made a motion seconded by John to adjourn the meeting at 9:45 a.m.

The next meeting will be July 16th at 9:00 a.m. in the chapel of the Lake Poinsett Methodist Camp.

               Approved minutes respectfully submitted by Betty Westall Sec/treas

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Aug

Hamlin County Board of Commissioners met on August 9

                                                                    August 9,2016

UNAPPROVED MINUTES: The Hamlin County Board of Commissioners met on August 9 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 Saathoff seconded by Baldwin 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 26 All members voting Aye. Motion Carried.

HIGHWAY DEPT: Bryan Pedersen Highway Supt met with the Board. The dept is done with chip sealing roads. The State will come into the County the first week of Sept to do the paint striping. The contractor is coming in to start the bridge two miles north and one mile west of Castlewood so the dept has moved the local fences and the silt fences were placed by the contractor. He had to rent 4 lifting hooks for the bridge on 446th Ave because of the weight. Cost to rent was 2200.00 He requested to advertise for a full time blade operator which the board approved. Culverts were discussed.

SURPLUS LAND BID: Motion by Noem seconded by Saathoff to reject the 500.00 bid which had been received on July 26 on the surplus strip of land (Exc Lot A of Lot 8 in the SE ¼ of 20-114-53) . This land is owned by the County. All members voting Aye. Motion Carried.

EMERGENCY & DISASTER: David Schaefer Emergency & Disaster Director met with the Board. He had received the paperwork for the 2017 Emergency Management Performance Grant Subaward Agreement. He stated the State is requiring so much paperwork anymore and they should be more concerned with what the actual work is being done in the field for emergency & disaster. They are requiring people to attend so many meetings which really do not help anything in your work. Some counties are not signing such. The only thing this would hurt would be the County would not get the reimbursement for 50% of the salary. The Board will discuss this with other Commissioners at their meeting tomorrow.

FUEL QUOTES: July 12 in Hayti Diesel Hamlin Co Farmers Coop 1.69 Farmers Union 1.69 July 12 in Hayti Gas Hamlin Co Farmers Coop 1.48 Farmers Union 1.54 August 1 in Hayti Diesel Hamlin Co Farmers Coop 1.58 Farmers Union 1.63 August 2 in Hazel Diesel Hamlin Co Farmers Coop 1.60 Farmers Union1.58 All quotes do not include some taxes.

SOIL CONSERVATION: the Board discussed the request by the Soil Conservation to help them purchase a grass drill. Motion by Noem seconded by Rudebusch to budget 2500.00 each year for the next three years to help them purchase such. All members voting aye. Motion Carried.

EXECUTIVE SESSION: Motion by Baldwin seconded by Rudebusch to go into executive session at 10:55 for personnel reasons. All members voting aye. Motion Carried. The Chairman declared them out at 11:15

EXECUTIVE SESSION: Motion by Noem seconded by Baldwin to go into executive session at 11:21 for personnel reasons. All members voting Aye. Motion Carried. The Chairman declared them out at 11:30

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LPA Board Minutes May 14th

REGULAR MEETING OF

THE LAKE POINSETT ASOCIATION

       HELD SATURDAY May 14th, 2016        

 

A Regular Meeting of the Lake Poinsett Association was held at the Lake Region Golf Course on Saturday, May 14th, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. Board members present were: Kevin Johnson, Jerry Jacobsen, Mark Norgaard, Susan Moe Jensen, Deb Klebenoff, Darryl Yackley and Nick Wallin.    Also present was Marv Nofziger, Mike Glavaris and Traci Dixon.

 

Meeting called to order by President Mark Norgaard at 9:00AM

 

Motion by Susan Moe Jensen seconded by Darryl Yackley to approve minutes from the last meeting, All voted aye, motion carried.

 

Traci Dixon stated the LPA account balances are as follows: Bankstar Checking Account $12,960.12, Savings Account $3,465.00 and the CD at Citizen’s State Bank has a balance of  $32,381.00.  YTD Financials were also handed out as well as a budget.

 

Marv Nofziger reported the next Water Board meeting will be held on the 21st at 9:00 at the Chapel. He also answered some of the Boards questions regarding the Restoration and Stabilization Programs.  The Water Board has a form to fill out to see if a cabin owners project meets the guidelines for financial assistance.

 

Traci Dixon reported that she spoke with Weiland’s and the Handicapped Accessible Dock was to be put in this week.  Discussion was held on the possibility of turning it over to the State.  Further discussion will be held on this. 

The worry is about where to store it for the winter so it doesn’t incur any damage.

 

Mark Norgaard reported that he has spoken with Harlan’s daughter Lori regarding the Boards proposal for the purchase of the Museum artifacts and we are at a stand still.  Further discussion is needed.  Mike Glavaris has volunteered to travel to Michigan to meet with her in person.  There are also many questions and things to work through as far as upkeep, staffing and security.  Motion by Jerry Jacobsen, seconded by Susan Moe Jensen to have Mike Glavaris travel to Michigan and the LPA to reimburse him for his travel costs.  All voted aye, motion carried.

 

Traci Dixon reported we are still waiting for an invoice from the Church Camp for last year’s pancake feed and annual meeting meal. Discussion was held on just doing it as a donation as they have been very helpful in making our events run smoothly.  Motion by Kevin Johnson, seconded by Nick Wallin to do a 1,500 dollar donation to the Church Camp in return for assisting and providing the food for the events.  All voted aye, motion carried.

 

Traci Dixon reported that everything is set for the Pancake feed in a few weeks.  The Camp will be cooking the food again which is very much appreciated.  The Annual Meeting will again be held there but due to a scheduling conflict, they will not be able to do the food.  Traci will order subs, chips and bars from Hy-Vee and take care of getting it there and prepared and set out. Kevin reported the Golf Tourney is tentatively scheduled for July 30th

 

Mark asked what the future goals of the LPA should be.  It was agreed that the museum should be our focus along with a long term plan to improve the quality of the roads.

 

There was discussion held regarding the new directories/destination guides that came out.  Feedback has been positive with the suggestion of thicker paper and a harder cover being the negatives.  We will continue to improve on this and plan for it to be a yearly publication.

 

Motion by Jerry Jacobsen, seconded by Darryl Yackley to adjourn the meeting. All voted aye. Motion carried.

 

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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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Jul

Golf Tournament – July 30th

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