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Hamlin County Board of Commissioners Minutes

August 18,2015

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.

 

Chairman__________________

Leland Roe, Chairman of the Board

 

ATTEST: _________________

Dixie Opdahl Hamlin County Auditor

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Blue Green Algae Cautions

As in the past, the hot mid-summer weather sometimes brings Blue Green Algea to our shores. This caution from the Minnesota Polution Control Agency (June 2014) and supported by the SDSU bulletin ExEx 11007 Veterinary Science Department prescribe care that must be taken with our health and our pets health when using water containing these 'blooms'.

"Last weekend, Brock Tatge and his family, who live on Prairie Lake in Sherburne County, were enjoying a beautiful Sunday on the lake when their dog, Copper, suddenly became very ill. Copper had been fetching his tennis ball from the lake, one of his favorite games.

“We noticed that Copper went on shore, began vomiting and panting very hard, and just looked very sick,” Tatge said.  “I carried him to my truck and brought him to the vet’s office.” Sadly, Copper’s condition deteriorated and he died at the veterinarian’s office.  While the cause of Copper’s illness has not been confirmed, the veterinarian who examined him believed that he became ill after ingesting toxins from blue-green algae.

Blue-green algae “blooms” have a thick, cloudy appearance that can look like green paint, pea soup, or floating mats of scum. Some, but not all, species of blue-green algae contain potent toxins that can be deadly to dogs, livestock, and other animals within hours of contact.

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Newsletter Survey

Please print out and complete the survey to help us decide the future direction of the LPA Newsletter.  Please mail to PO Box 762, Brookings SD, 57006

Newsletter Survey

Please help the Lake Poinsett Association improve the association’s newsletter by responding to a short survey. (Complete one per household.) The survey is available online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FPJBKBF, the www.lakepoinsett.org website for printing, or complete the survey below and mail to the Lake Poinsett Association at PO Box 762, Brookings SD 57006

  1. Describe yourself.
  • I am a member of the Lake Poinsett Association.
  • I am not a member of the Lake Poinsett Association.
  • I am not sure whether I am a member of the Lake Poinsett Association. (Contact Traci Dixon at 605-690-0967 to find out whether you are a member.)
  1. What would you like to see in the newsletter? Select one or many.
  • Information about Lake Poinsett water levels and quality, infrastructure, weather events
  • Notice of Association-sponsored events
  • Notice of State Park events
  • Notice of Lake Poinsett area events (fishing, sailing, etc.)
  • Notice of business-sponsored events
  • Event stories and photos
  • Nostalgic stories of Lake Poinsett’s past
  • “Did you know?” quick facts about Lake Poinsett
  • Updates on projects Lake Poinsett Association is working for its members
  • Tips and suggestions to make your summer safe, relaxing and enjoyable
  • Advertisements
  • Classifieds
  • Other, please explain: ______________________________________________________________________
  1. The newsletter is sent 8 times per year.

     

    • I would like to receive the newsletter more often.
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  1. Describe how you would like to receive the newsletter.
  • I would like to receive the newsletter at my mailing address.
  • I prefer that an electronic copy of the newsletter be sent to my email address.

South Dakota Invasive Species Law Changes

South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks

The laws are changing. Do your part to learn them.

You are receiving this message because as an angler and/or boater in South Dakota, we need your help to continue to slow the spread of existing aquatic invasive species in our state.
You may be aware that the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission recently finalized several new rules at their March 6, 2015, meeting to help with this very topic. Those new rules have been outlined below, however, they are not effective until 20 days after filed with the Secretary of State's Office.
We will continue to keep you and other anglers and boaters informed as the rules move through the process so that you know exactly when they are being implemented.
NEW RULES
1. Drain Plugs: Boaters and anglers are required to open or remove all drain plugs or similar devices; except when in the boat ramp parking lot or when the boat is being launched or loaded. A boat may have these devices closed or in place while in route to a fish cleaning station that is immediately adjacent to where the boat was loaded, but they must be opened or removed before leaving the fish cleaning station.
a. What this means: Plugs have to be pulled when a boat is not on the water. Boaters and anglers may keep fish or bait in a livewell while transporting the boat from the water body to the cleaning station, but have to pull the plugs before they leave the cleaning station. The cleaning station has to be immediately associated with the boat ramp (you cannot load at one ramp and drive 10 miles to get to a cleaning station). If there is no cleaning station immediately adjacent, then the plugs need to be pulled when leaving the boat ramp parking lot.
2. Transporting Bait or Fish: Bait and fish may not be transported in water taken from a lake, river or stream. Bait may be transported in water taken from a lake, river or stream only while in route to a fish cleaning station that is located immediately adjacent to the lake, river or stream, but must be drained prior to leaving the fish cleaning station.
a. What this means: If you wish to transport your aquatic bait and fish in water, they can only be transported in domestic water (tap water, well water, bottled water, ice). However, when leaving a water body, boaters and shore anglers can wait until they reach an immediately adjacent fish cleaning station to put their bait in domestic water.
b. Example: You can dump out the lake water and fill your bait bucket with water from the cleaning station or with domestic water you brought with. If there is no cleaning station immediately adjacent then the water needs to be changed to domestic water at the water body. You can bring water from a hydrant to the shore and then change the water, however, you cannot take bait in lake water to a hydrant and then change the water.
TRANSPORTING FISH
You have three options for transporting whole fish for cleaning at home or at a cleaning station that is not immediately adjacent to the boat ramp.
1. In a container (not a part of the boat), that is filled with domestic water (tap water, well water, bottled water, ice).
2. On ice – in a cooler or pull the plug on your livewell and fill it with ice (plug must remain out).
3. Dry – put fish in an empty bucket or pull the livewell plug before leaving the boat ramp and let it drain when traveling.
MINNOW USAGE AND TRANSPORT
Bait can only be transported away from a water body in domestic water (tap water, well water, bottled water, ice). Boat anglers can wait until you reach an immediately adjacent fish cleaning station to put bait in domestic water. You can dump out the lake water and fill your bait bucket up with water from the cleaning station or water you brought with. Shore anglers can do the same if you are able to access the domestic water source at a fish cleaning station that is immediately adjacent or if you bring domestic water with.
RE-USING MINNOWS
Minnows may be used in multiple lakes as long as they are transported between lakes in domestic water. Lake water must be drained before leaving each lake.
DISPOSING UNUSED MINNOWS
Unused minnows should be poured into the fish grinder at a cleaning station or drained and disposed of in the trash containers at the boat launch or cleaning areas. It is a violation of state statute to dump unused minnows into a water body.
NO CLEANING STATION AVAILABLE
If there is not a cleaning station at the site where you are fishing, drain plugs must be opened and bait containers must be free of lake water before leaving the boat launch area.
All bait containers must be free of lake water before leaving the water body where you are fishing or the immediately adjacent fish cleaning station.
We understand these are big changes for you and other South Dakota anglers and boaters. More information will be available as these rules take effect and we work to push out an education awareness campaign to help you understand what you can and cannot do. We will also be launching a new responsive website (accessible from any smartphone or tablet device) that will provide up to date information, videos, images and more in regards to slowing the spread of aquatic invasive species in South Dakota.
Thank you for your patience as we continue to communicate these changes,
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks

 

LPADA is now the Lake Poinsett Association

As our Association completes the major fund raising Handicapped Accessible Dock Project we reflect on a future focused effort. We have identified a need. The museum, which sees thousands of visitors and school children each year, has become too small. Harlan Olson along with Game Fish and Parks have been working toward a plan to make the space large enough to house the collection and make the space and collection able to be thoroughly perused without a docent. Your board believes this is our next major project.

The dock took about 5 years to come to fruition. It cost a little over twelve thousand dollars. Our next need is a major overhaul of the museum facilities. This is a much larger project and will require greater fund raising. To up-scale our fund raising abilities we need to change our organizational structure. Last month we started this process with the revision to our by-laws to make our purpose clearer. These changes will allow the IRS to see more clearly that we are not only a South Dakota Non-Profit Corporation, but a Federal Tax Exempt Corporation. This change has a couple of structural benefits.

The most desirable benefit to being ‘tax exempt’ allows us to apply for corporate and grant sponsorship of our projects. Making donations eligible to be deducted from Federal Income Tax is a major incentive to support our projects. The change will also allow your contributions to our Association eligible to be deducted from your Federal Income Tax. This will improve our abilities to take on larger and more meaningful projects like the museum.

In this effort our name has changed. We will no longer be the Lake Poinsett Area Development Association. We are now the Lake Poinsett Association. Over the next few months we will make this change to our correspondence, newsletter and website. Stay tuned…

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Hamlin County Board of Commissioners Minutes

August 18,2015

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.

 

Chairman__________________

Leland Roe, Chairman of the Board

 

ATTEST: _________________

Dixie Opdahl Hamlin County Auditor

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Hamlin County Board of Commissioners Minutes – August 4th

                                                                     August 4,2015

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.

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Blue Green Algae Cautions

As in the past, the hot mid-summer weather sometimes brings Blue Green Algea to our shores. This caution from the Minnesota Polution Control Agency (June 2014) and supported by the SDSU bulletin ExEx 11007 Veterinary Science Department prescribe care that must be taken with our health and our pets health when using water containing these 'blooms'.

"Last weekend, Brock Tatge and his family, who live on Prairie Lake in Sherburne County, were enjoying a beautiful Sunday on the lake when their dog, Copper, suddenly became very ill. Copper had been fetching his tennis ball from the lake, one of his favorite games.

“We noticed that Copper went on shore, began vomiting and panting very hard, and just looked very sick,” Tatge said.  “I carried him to my truck and brought him to the vet’s office.” Sadly, Copper’s condition deteriorated and he died at the veterinarian’s office.  While the cause of Copper’s illness has not been confirmed, the veterinarian who examined him believed that he became ill after ingesting toxins from blue-green algae.

Blue-green algae “blooms” have a thick, cloudy appearance that can look like green paint, pea soup, or floating mats of scum. Some, but not all, species of blue-green algae contain potent toxins that can be deadly to dogs, livestock, and other animals within hours of contact.

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Newsletter Survey

Please print out and complete the survey to help us decide the future direction of the LPA Newsletter.  Please mail to PO Box 762, Brookings SD, 57006

Newsletter Survey

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26
Jul

Water Level


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22
Jul

Hamlin County Board of Commissioners Minutes

                                                                 July 21,2015

UNAPPROVED MINUTES: the Hamlin County Board of Commissioners met on July 21 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 Noem to approve the agenda as posted. All  members voting Aye. Motion Carried.

MINUTES: Motion by Tuohino seconded by Rudebusch to approve the minutes of July 7,2015 All members voting Aye. Motion Carried.

HIGHWAY DEPT: Bryan Pedersen Highway Supt met with the Board. He stated the department has started chip sealing today doing a total of 21 miles in the County. They have been doing the road patching and some mowing on the tops         of the ditches. They had finished the Prestrudes project also. The culverts requested in Dempster Township were discussed and if that size of culverts was needed.

CULVERTS: Motion by Saathoff seconded by Noem to replace the two bridges on one mile and another bridge on the next mile with culverts This is on 185th St West of 464 Ave. Cost of culverts is 41,000.00 Gustafson Tiling 3029.40 to remove bridges and replace the culverts and the County to put in the fill. Dempster Township to pay 1500.00 and County the rest. Voting : Yea 3 Nay 2 Motion Carried.

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19
Jul

Pre-Dawn July 17 2015

Pre-Dawn

18
Jul

Storm 7-17-15

The storm produced a great light show, but no rain or hail on our lake. We wish our neighbors affected by the weather the best.

12
Jul

Foggy Day July 3, 2015 – Barbara Larson