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LPSD Minutes 7-12-14

Unapproved minutes

LAKE POINSETT SANITARY DISTRICT MEETING at Siouxland  07/12/14, 8:00 a.m.  Those attending: Larry Furney, Bob Anderson, Dale Larsen, Brady McGeough, Scott Pantzke, Bob Westall, Dan Molengraaf, Pat Carey (Banner Associates),  and 11 property owners.

Minutes and Treasurers Report presented.  Treasurers Report as follows:  Sewer Acct – Beginning Balance $180,745.53, Deposit – $4,699.07, Checks Written $14,497.29, Balance on Hand $170,947.31. Reserve Acct – Balance on Hand $14,087.36.  Expansion Fund – Balance on Hand  $129,501.66. Garbage Acct – Beginning Balance $53,949.01, Deposits $0, Checks Written  $7,739.02 , Balance on Hand $46,209.99.  Motion to approve reports by Dale Larsen, seconded by Brady McGeough, motion carried unanimously.

Oath of Office was signed by Brady McGeough and Scott Pantzke.

Pat Carey from Banner Associates gave update on Project Area 2 Wastewater System Expansion.  Punch list was completed yesterday. Property owner’s issues have been resolved. Pat explained the final contractor’s application, change order #2, Davis-Bacon Act Certification, and Certificate of Acceptance.  All which need to be signed.

Motion by Dale Larsen to approve the following for Project Area 2 Wastewater System Expansion – Final contractor’s application for payment #10, Nitteberg Construction Co, in the amount of $93,417.94; Change Order #2 – contract price prior to change order $2,268,246, decrease of this change order $169,064.10, contract price incorporating this change order $2,099,181.90; Davis-Bacon Act Certification; Certificate of Acceptance (project complete in accordance with terms of the contract documents),seconded by Scott Pantzke, motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Dale Larsen to approve Office Agreement with Lemme, seconded by Brady McGeough, motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Dale Larsen to increase bond on chairperson and clerk to $30,000, second by Brady McGeough, motion carried unanimously.

Maintenance report: There are issues with two pumps and will be switched out.  Property owner called and reported that it looked like sewage was in the lake on west lake drive.  After inspection, someone had dumped human feces into the lake.  Cleanup was done and investigation of source was done but unable to locate source.  Bob Westall stated he would like to come up with an award like $2500 for turning in people who are dumping feces into the lake. Furney will contact out attorney to see if we can make an ordinance on this.

Items of discussion: New sewer expansion project – board is checking into land for lagoon site. Once a site is agreed upon, board will get a purchase agreement and then get core samples. Banner is in the process of checking water depths and crew is working from both sides of east and northeast lake drive locating septic tanks, 20% to 30% done.  Septic tanks will not be pumped on east and northeast lake drive.  Timeline for bids on the new project will be in the spring.

Inspection of septic tanks that are not on the sewer systems – nothing has started yet. Once Banner is caught up on the east side will start on the west side inspecting.

Per chairman several applications for clerk have been received.  Board is working on getting an audit – no bids were received. 

Does the board have any intention of charging any type of fee to property owners not on the LPSD sewer system?  The board has no plan to charge those property owners.

Are empty lots assessed 60% of sewer rate? If the empty lot has a septic tank on it, yes; if the empty lot does not have a septic tank, no.

Is our garbage rate increasing? If it does, will it increase the amount of the garbage contractor’s increase only?

Garbage contract will be looked at in September or October.

LPSD advertised for a full time clerk, why and how is the board going to pay for this?  District is getting bigger, so we need a full time clerk.

 

Motion by Scott Pantzke to go into Executive session, seconded by Brady McGeough.

Board member’s executive session started 8:45 and out 9:09.

 

Brady McGeough stated he is resigning from the board.  Motion by Dale Larsen to accept resignation, seconded by Scott Pantzke, motion carried.

 

Motion by Dale Larsen to hire Brady McGeough for $42,500 effective immediately, seconded by Scott Pantzke.

Roll call taken: Dale Larsen – yes, Scott Pantzke – yes, Bob Anderson – no, Larry Furney – yes. Motion carried.

 

Motion to approve bills by Dale Larsen, seconded by Scott Pantzke, motion carried unanimously.

Motion to adjourn by Dale Larsen, seconded by Scott Pantzke.  Meeting adjourned.

Donna Rhody, District Clerk

It is the policy of Lake Poinsett Sanitary District not to discriminate on the basis of color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of service.

 

 

 

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Hamlin County Board of Commissioners

                                                                           July 22,2014

UNAPPROVED MINUTES: The Hamlin County Board of Commissioners met on July 22 with the following members present: Rudebusch, Roe, Saathoff, Tuohino and Noem. No one absent.

 

The Chairman led the Board in the Pledge of Alleigance.

 

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

 

MINUTES: Motion by Roe seconded by Noem to approve the minutes of July 8 All members voting Aye. Motion Carried.

 

GIS-GPS: Todd Kays and Darin of First District met with the Board and went over the GIS-GPS Mapping program that the Director of Equalization would like to have for their office. Also present was Renee Buck Director and Melissa Roe Deputy. The cost is 47,600.00 which could be billed in three payments over the next three years. There is also a maintenance cost of 1298.00 per year. There might also be an estimated cost of 4995.00 for hardware ,software and licensing which is not through them. This might not be needed. It was also discussed that after it was set up maybe some other departments might be able to use some of it.

 

DIRECTOR OF EQUALIZATION: Renee Buck Director met with the Board. She requested permission  that she and Melissa Roe Deputy could attend a meeting in Pierre Sept 8-12 The Board approved such.

She suggested that zoning could be tied into the Assessors Office.

 

HIGHWAY DEPT: Bryan Pedersen Highway Supt met with the Board. He stated that chip sealing would start next week.  Work on Prestrudes Road that had been done was discussed. This is a township road so they would decide if they wanted more done. The dept. is hauling pea rock. They had also seal coated part of the courthouse parking lot where water always stood. He requested for Cathy Popham Highway Bookkeeper to be able to attend a computer user meeting in Pierre on August 21. She would ride out with Deuel County and they would share expense. No registration cost. The Board approved such.

 

SHERIFF & EMERGENCY & DISASTER: Chad Schlotterbeck Sheriff , Tayt Alexander Deputy Sheriff and David Schaefer Emergency & Disaster Manager met with the Board. They had checked on grants for a building but have not found any yet. Hayti Town had suggested using the old Fitness Building and renting such but remodeling would have to be done. The Board stated they would prefer they check into what could be done to remodel some offices in the courthouse instead of moving offices out of the courthouse. They will check into that and costs. Chad requested to attend a Violent crime meeting in Sioux Falls August 12-14 No registration .The Board  approved such. He also presented the Contract for a school resource officer for Castlewood School. The contract was cut back to a total of 180 hours for the school year because one of the deputies will have to be attending certification school in Pierre and they would not be able to handle more. He also requested if $500.00 could be put in the budget for the Castlewood School Resource Officer to buy supplies for the training sessions he does for the school.

 

RESOURCE OFFICER AGREEMENT: Motion by Noem seconded by Roe to authorize the Chairman to sign the School Resource Officer Agreement with Castlewood School for the 2014-2015 school calendar year for a total of 180 hours at $500.00 per month. All members voting Aye. Motion Carried.

 

SECOND READING OF WHEEL TAX: The Board held the second reading of Ordinance No 01-14 the Hamlin County Wheel Tax to increase fees to four dollars per vehicle wheel not to exceed sixteen dollars per vehicle commencing Jan 1,2015

 

POLICY MANUAL: Motion by Saathoff seconded by Roe to adopt the Hamlin County Policy Manual effective July 22,2014. All members voting Aye. Motion Carried.

 

RESIGNATION: Motion by Roe seconded by Tuohino to accept the resignation of David Schaefer as Hamlin County Zoning Officer effective July 31,2014 and to thank him for the years of service he has done for the county in this position. All members voting Aye. Motion Carried.

 

SALARY CHANGE: Motion by Noem seconded by Rudebusch to change the salary of Jessica Williams Deputy Treasurer to 2228.00 per month effective July 1 All members voting Aye Motion Carried.

 

FUEL QUOTES: July 9 in Hayti Diesel Hamlin Co Farmers Coop 3.15 Farmers Union 3.14 July 9 in Lake Norden Diesel Hamlin Co Farmers Coop 3.15 Farmers Union 3.14 July 9 in Hayti Gas Hamlin Co Farmers Coop 2.91 Farmers Union 2.95 July 16 in Bryant Diesel Farmers Union 3.18 Hamlin Co Farmers Coop 3.12 All quotes do not include taxes.

 

CLAIMS PAID: SDAAO Assessor registration 600.00 SDACO Register of Deeds fees to the State 212.00 Jury Fees 810.00 Jury Mileage 244.20 Watertown City 911 Fees  4204.47 Ottertail Power Courthouse Elect 1034.66 Ag Bldg elect 41.60 Verizon Emergency & Disaster cell phone 143.43 Northwestern Energy Road Elect 17.00 US Post Office Road post office box rent 112.00 Connecting Point Auditor Registration 25.00 Visa Weed supplies 94.99 Sheriff Supplies 300.00 Assessor Gas 62.27 Road supplies 89.99

STATE REMITTANCES: money sent to the State: Motor Vehicle License 160,666.65 Quarterly Nurses Contract 1545.00 Human Service Center Yankton 11.63 SD Dev Center Redfield 60.00 Drivers License 945.00 Birth Fees 130.00 Total sent 163,358.28

 

The Auditor reported the cash on hand in the Treasurers office as of July 1,2014 Checking Account 2,267,211.81 Money Markets 1,625,662.34 CD’s 584,542.82 Cash on hand 2,521.73 Checks on Hand 27,118.21 Credit Card on Hand 2035.82 Cash Items 4.00  Total 4,509,096.73  of this the following belongs to schools 225,109.33 Townships 53,376.37 Cities & Towns 20,618.49 County 3,647,626.36 Trust and State Funds 562,366.18 Total 4,509,096.73

 

TREASURER: Jessica Williams Deputy Treasurer met with the Board and discussed the tax deed properties that needed to be taken and the process of this.

 

The meeting adjourned at 12:30 until August 5,2014 at 9:30 am in the Commissioners Room County Courthouse at Hayti.

 

CHAIRMAN: _________________

Randall Rudebusch Chairman of the Board

 

ATTEST: ____________________

Dixie Opdahl Hamlin County Auditor

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Hamlin County Board of Commissioners

                                                                       July 8,2014

UNAPPROVED MINUTES: the Hamlin County Board of Commissioners met on July 8 with the following members present: Rudebusch,Roe, Saathoff, Tuohino and Noem. No one absent.

The Chairman led the Board in the Pledge of Allegiance.

AGENDA: Motion by Tuohino seconded by Noem to approve the agenda as posted with the addition of adding the Treasurer. All members voting Aye. Motion Carried.

HIGHWAY DEPT: Bryan Pedersen, Highway Supt met with the Board. He stated the work on the Prestrude Road was finished, also the Opdahl Slough tile was fixed. The mat overlay on 446th Ave was also completed and also repaired a spot north on the road. The culvert at Lake Florence was replaced and the culvert on the county line with Deuel County was also done. Deuel County will pay half of this cost. On the scraper repairs the warranty on the transmission would cover even if the county puts it in and also had to replace the cooler on such for an additional 200.00 The Department  and the Emergency & Disaster Director  had been out during the heavy rain storm and placed barricades on roads in the Castlewood and Estelline areas.  They had also had to replace the fuel pump which is with the fuel tanks at the shop because it was leaking. He requested that a printer and an old copier were no longer working and if they could be destroyed.

SURPLUS: Motion by Roe seconded by Tuohino to declare a Lex Clr Ink Printer purchased in 2010 for the Highway Dept surplus and the used 2532 Toshiba Copier Serial HL 614779 purchased in 2000 as surplus and no longer useable and to be destroyed. All members voting Aye. Motion Carried.

BUDGET: The Board spent time working on the budget for 2015

FRANCHISE: A representative from Codington Clark Electric was also present. Hearing was held as advertised and no one appeared. Motion by Noem seconded by Saathoff to approve the following RESOLUTION: All members voting Aye.  WHEREAS, Codington-Clark Electric Cooperative Inc a corporation, filed with the County Auditor of the County of Hamlin SD its petition and application for the purpose of obtaining and acquiring a franchise to use the highways for rural electrification lines and for the purpose of erecting and maintaining poles and wires to conduct electricity for lighting,heating and power purposes, together with stay wires and braces, in and along, across and under any highway through the county for a period of twenty years; and WHEREAS, said petition and application was heard by the Board of County Commissioners of said County of Hamlin on the 8th day of July 2014, at the office of said board in the courthouse in the City of Hayti,SD due notice of said hearing having been given by mail,in strict compliance with the requirement of law,to all persons, firms or corporations owning or operating transmission,telegraph and telephone, on or along any part of the highways which the proposed transmission or distribution lines of the applicant is to occupy,all in accordance with the terms and provisions of SDCL 31-26; and WHEREAS, no person,firm or corporation has appeared in opposition to the granting of such application,and it appearing to the satisfaction of the Board of County Commissioners that no differences have arisen or exist between the applicant, Codington-Clark Electric Cooperative, Inc, and any owner of any transmission ,telegraph, or telephone line on and along,across and under any part of said highways, and it further appearing to the satisfaction of the board that the construction, operation and maintenance of the applicant’s distribution and transmission line as now installed and operating and with additions thereto will not interfere with the maintenance and operation of any other line upon any part of said highways; NOW,THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Board of County Commissioners of the County of Hamlin and State of South Dakota that the right to maintain its existing system and to erect and maintain poles and wires for the purpose of conducting and transmitting electricity for lighting, heating, and power purposes,over, upon,along, across and under the highways in said County of Hamlin for a period of twenty years from and after the date hereof be, and it hereby is granted to said Codington-Clark Electric Cooperative, Inc. subject to the terms and conditions of SDCL 31-26, and also subject to such further reasonable regulations as the Legislature of the State of South Dakota may hereafter prescribed, and the following, to-wit: (1) Restore all excavated areas insofar as possible to the original topography,soil configuration, and any part of the roadway that is damaged in the exercise of this franchise. (2) Agrees to hold the County harmless from any act of negligence on its part, its agents, or employees in exercise of this franchise. (3) All underground crossings of hard-surfaced oil roads shall be bored. (4) All underground crossing shall be at 90 degree angles. (5) All underground cable shall be installed at the lowest elevation within the right-of-way insofar as possible. (6) At no time shall the cable be buried longitudinally under the traveled portion of the roadway. Dated this 8th day of July,2014 Randall Rudebusch Chairman of the Board Attes: Dixie Opdahl Hamlin County Auditor

TREASURER: Roberta Jensen Hemish Treasurer met with the Board to answer questions concerning tax deed property and procedures.

WHEEL TAX: The Board held the first reading of Hamlin County Ordinance No 01-14 Hamlin County Wheel Tax. Second reading will be on July 22,2014

ZONING: The Zoning Officer position was discussed and will be advertised in newspapers for two weeks.

CONTINGENCY: Motion by Saathoff seconded by Tuohino to transfer 2000.00 from the Contingency Budget to the Collection Agency Budget. All members voting Aye. Motion Carried.

ABATEMENTS: Motion by Noem seconded by Roe to approve the following abatements:Lake Albert Development Corp Norden Township N 397’ of NE Quarter SW Quarter 36-113-53 tax 390.04 abate all , Lake Albert Dev Corp NE Quarter SW Quarter less N 397’ tax 450.20 abate all Assessor had it double assessed and Allen Bau Castlewood City Lots 4-6 Block 21 tax 195.94 abate all due to Assessor had it double assessed. All members voting Aye. Motion Carried.

MINUTES: Motion by Roe seconded by Tuohino to approve the minutes of June 17  2014 All members voting Aye. Motion Carried.

PLAT: Motion by Tuohino seconded by Saathoff to approve the following plat of Prairie Quay 5th Addition in Government Lot 6 in the NE Quarter of Section 30,township 113,North, Range 52 West of the 5th PM Hamlin County. All members voting Aye. Motion Carried.

FIRST DISTRICT: Motion by Tuohino seconded by Roe to authorize the Chairman to sign the Joint Cooperative Agreement with First Planning and Development District for Oct 1,2014-Sept 30,2015 for $10,980.32 All members voting Aye. Motion Carried.

FUEL QUOTES: June 18 in Hazel Diesel Hamlin Co Farmers Coop 3.27 Farmers Union 3.25 June 23 in Hayti Diesel Hamlin Co Farmers Coop 3.28 Farmers Union 3.299 All quotes do not include taxes.

QUARTERLY DISTRIBUTION MOTOR VEHICLE LICENSE TO CITIES & TOWNS: Castlewood 4051.76 Hazel 910.32 Bryant 2617.36 Lake Norden 2518.91 Estelline 3507.99 and Hayti 1540.44 Total 15,146.78

QUARTERLY DISTRIBUTION MOTOR VEHICLE LICENSE TO TOWNSHIPS: Castlewood 2721.96 Oxford 4393.34 Brantford 6398.98 Garfield 3868.04 Norden 5921.45 Estelline 4345.58 Hamlin 3151.74 Dempster 3724.78 Florence 3008.48 Hayti 4011.30 Cleveland 3295.00 Opdahl 4679.85 and Dixon 4584.35 Total 54,104.85

QUARTERLY DISTRIBUTION CITIES ROAD TO CITIES & TOWNS: Castlewood 388.65 Hazel 68.16  Bryant 223.54 Lake Norden 215.95 Hayti 293.80 and Estelline 428.85 Total 1618.95

STATE REMITTANCES: money sent to the State: Motor Vehicle License 146,289.79 Blood Tests 275.00 SD Dev Center Redfield 60.00 Drivers License 450.00 Predatory Animal Control 1399.88 Birth Fees 100.00 Death Fees 90.00 Total sent to State 148,664.67

CLAIMS PAID: COMMISSIONERS: Dakotan publishing 220.16 Hamlin County Publishing 485.36 Leland Roe mileage 14.80 Douglas Noem mileage 22.20 Randall Rudebusch mileage 25.16 Larry Saathoff mileage 20.72 Reid Tuohino mileage 50.32 Total gross salaries for complete dept 3750.00 benefits 1480.53 Total Commissioners expense 6069.25

ELECTIONS: Election Systems & software repairs 1392.70 Lar-Jo’s sup 327.60

AUDITOR: Birch Communications phone 6.89 Connecting Point repairs 623.70 supp 374.30 computers 1725.00 ITC phone 44.62 McLeods Printing sup 42.18 Visa printer ink 143.99 Total gross salaries for complete dept 3603.86 benefits 285.28 Total Auditors expense 6849.82

TREASURER: Birch Communications phone 56.32 ITC phone 93.84 Office Peeps sup 100.25 US Merchant Systems sup 103.00 Total gross salaries for complete dept 6700.22 benefits 1650.62 Total Treasurers expense 8704.25

POSTAGE & COPIES: Neopost USA quarterly postage meter rental 193.50 Office Peeps two copy machines maint contract 96.56

COLLECTION AGENCY:Noll Collection Service fee 92.86

STATES ATTORNEY: Wilkinson & Wilkinson Law Firm Secretary 600.00 witness 70.00 supp 324.96 Utilities 249.96 Total gross salaries for complete dept 3028.67 benefits 413.41 Total States Attorney expense 4687.00

COURT APPOINTED ATTORNEY: Bratland Law Office 1925.10

COURTHOUSE MAINT: Bass Sanitation quarterly garbage service 180.00 Culligan Water 61.75 Girton Adams Co Repairs 2084.87 Hamlin Co Farmers Coop gas 16.31 Hayti Town water & sewer 39.50 Hillyard sup 140.43 Menards sup 93.54 Northwestern Energy Util 77.27 Ottertail Power Elect 613.51 Star Laundry mats 139.58 Total gross salaries for complete dept 2050.00 benefits 838.73 Total Courthouse Maint expense 6335.49

ASSESSOR: Birch Communications phone 75.21 Renee Buck travel 58.00 Connecting Point Registration 25.00 ITC phone 128.81 The Lodge Lodging 1210.00 McLeods Printing sup 209.70 Palos Garage repairs 44.89 Melissa Roe travel 40.00 Total gross salaries for complete dept 5835.69 benefits 1331.52 Total Assessors expense 8458.82

REGISTER OF DEEDS: American Stamp sup 31.31 Birch Communications phone 13.88 ITC phone 49.87 Microfilm Imaging Systems two months rental 942.00 Total gross salaries for complete dept 4371.89 benefits 596.77 Total Register of Deeds expense 6005.72

VETERANS SERVICE: ITC phone 56.45 Robert Arneson travel 9.00 Total gross salaries for complete dept 937.50 benefits 69.32 Total Veterans Service expense 1072.27

SHERIFF: Advantage RV’s repairs 162.50 Brians Glass & Door repairs 273.46 Dons Body Shop repairs 608.09 Ed Roehr Safety sup 296.46 Estelline Comm Oil repairs 19.83 gas 841.28 Farmers Union gas 663.66 ITC phone 221.30 Kones Korner ammunition 239.98 McLeods Printing supp 134.48 Office Peeps sup 31.48 S&S Auto repairs 339.12 supp 78.00 SD DOT gas 1143.29Streichers sup 249.99 Tristan Molitor travel 61.00 Wal Mart sup 12.38 Watertown Ford Repairs 40.82 Verizon cell phones 401.13 Total gross salaries for complete dept 14,015.67 benefits 2711.12 Total Sheriffs expense 22,545.04

WELFARE OFFICE: Birch Communications phone 6.89 ITC phone 44.62

LIEAP: Birch Communications phone 6.88 Interlakes Community Action part of LIEAP worker salary 250.67 ITC phone 47.07 total LIEAP expense 304.62

COUNTY FAIR: Hamlin Co 4-H Fund 2000.00

EXTENSION: Birch Communications phone 45.09 Deb Goebel postage 10.38 ITC phone 100.34 Kristi Jenc 4-H Camp 150.00 Steve Kerkvliet 4-H Camp 150.00 Office Peeps sup 13.30 Mary Claire Roudabush mileage 113.37 SDSU yearly payment 4-H Advisor 5032.00 State 4-H Office sup 20.00 Wendy Weelborg 4-H Camp 100.00 Visa –Office Max ink 239.98 Total gross salaries for complete dept 2801.67 benefits 909.35 Total Extension expense 9685.48

NURSE:Total gross salaries for complete dept 476.67 benefits 631.69

SOIL CONSERVATION: Hamlin County Soil Conservation quarterly payment 1875.00

WEED: AT&T wireless internet 53.21 Birch Communications phone 21.22 C&R Supply sup 82.18 Estelline Community Oil gas 22.49 H-D Electric Uti 39.95 Hamlin County Farmers Coop sup 41.05 gas 40.32 Diesel 772.77 ITC phone 62.73 J&L Welding repairs 101.50 Total gross salaries for complete dept 3685.80 benefits 454.80 Total Weed expense 5378.02

ZONING: Dakotan publishing 25.20 Hamlin Co Publishing 69.50 Office Peeps sup 34.82 Total gross salaries for complete dept 1450.00 benefits 372.79 Total Zoning expense 1952.31

ECONOMIC DEV:First District Assoc half year payment 5330.25

ROAD: AT&T cell phone 67.76 Avera Queen drug testing 260.70 Bryant City Util 22.39 Butler sup 59.26 fuel 35.12 parts 308.22 CRA Payment – Titan repairs 9651.20 parts 92.36 Bass Sanitation quarterly garbage service 180.00 Estelline Community Oil sup 37.48 fuel 3710.54 parts 109.67 Estelline City Util 12.90 F.J. McLaughlin mat overlay 482,994.29 hot mix 402.42 Farmers Union fuel 9310.20 Flint Hills road oil 16,322.60 Geffs Manufacturing parts 2054.49 H-D Elect Util 411.61 Hamlin Co Farmers Coop repairs 17.00 supp 629.74 Fuel 6651.02 parts 457.93 Hamlin Bldg Center sup 94.81 Hayti Town water & sewer 39.50 ITC phone 137.06 J&L Welding repairs 241.68 Supp 164.63 Parts 135.55 Macs sup 16.00 Northern Con Agg pea rock 917.44 Ottertail Power Util 26.33 R.K. Auto sup 108.39 parts 129.14 Runnings parts 49.99 SD DOT Prof Services 1410.38 State Treasurer excise tax 503.13 Stern Oil sup 6826.44 Sturdevants sup 54.92 parts 26.76 True North Steel culverts 4756.61 fuel pump 340.76 W.W. Tire repairs 2350.90 tires 2182.00 Wheelco sup 22.16 parts 169.36 Zep Sales sup 408.95 Northwestern Energy Util 16.26 Total gross salaries for complete dept 42,717.90 benefits 11375.31 Total Road expense 609,024.26

911: H-D Electric towers 59.75 Hamlin Co Farmers Coop repairs 36.50 ITC trunking charge 374.33 S&S Auto repairs 346.39 Sioux Falls Two Way Equipment 798.00 Watertown City 911 fees collected 4212.19 Visa-Phone 328.56 CenturyLink trunking charge 336.88 Total 911 expense 6492.60

AG BUILDING: Hayti Town water & sewer 35.50 ITC phone 34.37 Ottertail Power Elect 51.63 Northwestern Energy Util 30.02 Total Ag Bldg expense 151.52

EMERGENCY & DISASTER: Hamlin Co Farmers Coop sup 403.80 gas 184.02 ITC phone 157.75 Jurgens Printing sup 52.00 Office Peeps Equipment 149.00 S&S Auto repairs 346.38 Wal Mart sup 8.74 Verizon cell phone 110.94 Total gross salaries for complete dept 3183.67 benefits 818.61 Total Emergency & Disaster expense 5415.01

DOMESTIC ABUSE: Hamlin Co. Treasurer Admin fee 9.00 Watertown Resource Center quarterly distribution of marriage license & divorce fees 81.00

WIC: Donna Eide travel 61.00 Total gross salaries for complete dept 1550.00 benefits 201.23

MODERNIZATION: SDACO part of Register of Deeds fees to State 228.00

BOOKMOBILE:   Total gross salaries for complete dept 4096.19 benefits 423.60

The meeting adjourned at 12:30 until July 22,2014 at 9:30 am in the Commissioners Room County                                                                         July 8,2014

UNAPPROVED MINUTES: the Hamlin County Board of Commissioners met on July 8 with the following members present: Rudebusch,Roe, Saathoff, Tuohino and Noem. No one absent.

The Chairman led the Board in the Pledge of Allegiance.

AGENDA: Motion by Tuohino seconded by Noem to approve the agenda as posted with the addition of adding the Treasurer. All members voting Aye. Motion Carried.

HIGHWAY DEPT: Bryan Pedersen, Highway Supt met with the Board. He stated the work on the Prestrude Road was finished, also the Opdahl Slough tile was fixed. The mat overlay on 446th Ave was also completed and also repaired a spot north on the road. The culvert at Lake Florence was replaced and the culvert on the county line with Deuel County was also done. Deuel County will pay half of this cost. On the scraper repairs the warranty on the transmission would cover even if the county puts it in and also had to replace the cooler on such for an additional 200.00 The Department  and the Emergency & Disaster Director  had been out during the heavy rain storm and placed barricades on roads in the Castlewood and Estelline areas.  They had also had to replace the fuel pump which is with the fuel tanks at the shop because it was leaking. He requested that a printer and an old copier were no longer working and if they could be destroyed.

SURPLUS: Motion by Roe seconded by Tuohino to declare a Lex Clr Ink Printer purchased in 2010 for the Highway Dept surplus and the used 2532 Toshiba Copier Serial HL 614779 purchased in 2000 as surplus and no longer useable and to be destroyed. All members voting Aye. Motion Carried.

BUDGET: The Board spent time working on the budget for 2015

FRANCHISE: A representative from Codington Clark Electric was also present. Hearing was held as advertised and no one appeared. Motion by Noem seconded by Saathoff to approve the following RESOLUTION: All members voting Aye.  WHEREAS, Codington-Clark Electric Cooperative Inc a corporation, filed with the County Auditor of the County of Hamlin SD its petition and application for the purpose of obtaining and acquiring a franchise to use the highways for rural electrification lines and for the purpose of erecting and maintaining poles and wires to conduct electricity for lighting,heating and power purposes, together with stay wires and braces, in and along, across and under any highway through the county for a period of twenty years; and WHEREAS, said petition and application was heard by the Board of County Commissioners of said County of Hamlin on the 8th day of July 2014, at the office of said board in the courthouse in the City of Hayti,SD due notice of said hearing having been given by mail,in strict compliance with the requirement of law,to all persons, firms or corporations owning or operating transmission,telegraph and telephone, on or along any part of the highways which the proposed transmission or distribution lines of the applicant is to occupy,all in accordance with the terms and provisions of SDCL 31-26; and WHEREAS, no person,firm or corporation has appeared in opposition to the granting of such application,and it appearing to the satisfaction of the Board of County Commissioners that no differences have arisen or exist between the applicant, Codington-Clark Electric Cooperative, Inc, and any owner of any transmission ,telegraph, or telephone line on and along,across and under any part of said highways, and it further appearing to the satisfaction of the board that the construction, operation and maintenance of the applicant’s distribution and transmission line as now installed and operating and with additions thereto will not interfere with the maintenance and operation of any other line upon any part of said highways; NOW,THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Board of County Commissioners of the County of Hamlin and State of South Dakota that the right to maintain its existing system and to erect and maintain poles and wires for the purpose of conducting and transmitting electricity for lighting, heating, and power purposes,over, upon,along, across and under the highways in said County of Hamlin for a period of twenty years from and after the date hereof be, and it hereby is granted to said Codington-Clark Electric Cooperative, Inc. subject to the terms and conditions of SDCL 31-26, and also subject to such further reasonable regulations as the Legislature of the State of South Dakota may hereafter prescribed, and the following, to-wit: (1) Restore all excavated areas insofar as possible to the original topography,soil configuration, and any part of the roadway that is damaged in the exercise of this franchise. (2) Agrees to hold the County harmless from any act of negligence on its part, its agents, or employees in exercise of this franchise. (3) All underground crossings of hard-surfaced oil roads shall be bored. (4) All underground crossing shall be at 90 degree angles. (5) All underground cable shall be installed at the lowest elevation within the right-of-way insofar as possible. (6) At no time shall the cable be buried longitudinally under the traveled portion of the roadway. Dated this 8th day of July,2014 Randall Rudebusch Chairman of the Board Attes: Dixie Opdahl Hamlin County Auditor

TREASURER: Roberta Jensen Hemish Treasurer met with the Board to answer questions concerning tax deed property and procedures.

WHEEL TAX: The Board held the first reading of Hamlin County Ordinance No 01-14 Hamlin County Wheel Tax. Second reading will be on July 22,2014

ZONING: The Zoning Officer position was discussed and will be advertised in newspapers for two weeks.

CONTINGENCY: Motion by Saathoff seconded by Tuohino to transfer 2000.00 from the Contingency Budget to the Collection Agency Budget. All members voting Aye. Motion Carried.

ABATEMENTS: Motion by Noem seconded by Roe to approve the following abatements:Lake Albert Development Corp Norden Township N 397’ of NE Quarter SW Quarter 36-113-53 tax 390.04 abate all , Lake Albert Dev Corp NE Quarter SW Quarter less N 397’ tax 450.20 abate all Assessor had it double assessed and Allen Bau Castlewood City Lots 4-6 Block 21 tax 195.94 abate all due to Assessor had it double assessed. All members voting Aye. Motion Carried.

MINUTES: Motion by Roe seconded by Tuohino to approve the minutes of June 17  2014 All members voting Aye. Motion Carried.

PLAT: Motion by Tuohino seconded by Saathoff to approve the following plat of Prairie Quay 5th Addition in Government Lot 6 in the NE Quarter of Section 30,township 113,North, Range 52 West of the 5th PM Hamlin County. All members voting Aye. Motion Carried.

FIRST DISTRICT: Motion by Tuohino seconded by Roe to authorize the Chairman to sign the Joint Cooperative Agreement with First Planning and Development District for Oct 1,2014-Sept 30,2015 for $10,980.32 All members voting Aye. Motion Carried.

FUEL QUOTES: June 18 in Hazel Diesel Hamlin Co Farmers Coop 3.27 Farmers Union 3.25 June 23 in Hayti Diesel Hamlin Co Farmers Coop 3.28 Farmers Union 3.299 All quotes do not include taxes.

QUARTERLY DISTRIBUTION MOTOR VEHICLE LICENSE TO CITIES & TOWNS: Castlewood 4051.76 Hazel 910.32 Bryant 2617.36 Lake Norden 2518.91 Estelline 3507.99 and Hayti 1540.44 Total 15,146.78

QUARTERLY DISTRIBUTION MOTOR VEHICLE LICENSE TO TOWNSHIPS: Castlewood 2721.96 Oxford 4393.34 Brantford 6398.98 Garfield 3868.04 Norden 5921.45 Estelline 4345.58 Hamlin 3151.74 Dempster 3724.78 Florence 3008.48 Hayti 4011.30 Cleveland 3295.00 Opdahl 4679.85 and Dixon 4584.35 Total 54,104.85

QUARTERLY DISTRIBUTION CITIES ROAD TO CITIES & TOWNS: Castlewood 388.65 Hazel 68.16  Bryant 223.54 Lake Norden 215.95 Hayti 293.80 and Estelline 428.85 Total 1618.95

STATE REMITTANCES: money sent to the State: Motor Vehicle License 146,289.79 Blood Tests 275.00 SD Dev Center Redfield 60.00 Drivers License 450.00 Predatory Animal Control 1399.88 Birth Fees 100.00 Death Fees 90.00 Total sent to State 148,664.67

CLAIMS PAID: COMMISSIONERS: Dakotan publishing 220.16 Hamlin County Publishing 485.36 Leland Roe mileage 14.80 Douglas Noem mileage 22.20 Randall Rudebusch mileage 25.16 Larry Saathoff mileage 20.72 Reid Tuohino mileage 50.32 Total gross salaries for complete dept 3750.00 benefits 1480.53 Total Commissioners expense 6069.25

ELECTIONS: Election Systems & software repairs 1392.70 Lar-Jo’s sup 327.60

AUDITOR: Birch Communications phone 6.89 Connecting Point repairs 623.70 supp 374.30 computers 1725.00 ITC phone 44.62 McLeods Printing sup 42.18 Visa printer ink 143.99 Total gross salaries for complete dept 3603.86 benefits 285.28 Total Auditors expense 6849.82

TREASURER: Birch Communications phone 56.32 ITC phone 93.84 Office Peeps sup 100.25 US Merchant Systems sup 103.00 Total gross salaries for complete dept 6700.22 benefits 1650.62 Total Treasurers expense 8704.25

POSTAGE & COPIES: Neopost USA quarterly postage meter rental 193.50 Office Peeps two copy machines maint contract 96.56

COLLECTION AGENCY:Noll Collection Service fee 92.86

STATES ATTORNEY: Wilkinson & Wilkinson Law Firm Secretary 600.00 witness 70.00 supp 324.96 Utilities 249.96 Total gross salaries for complete dept 3028.67 benefits 413.41 Total States Attorney expense 4687.00

COURT APPOINTED ATTORNEY: Bratland Law Office 1925.10

COURTHOUSE MAINT: Bass Sanitation quarterly garbage service 180.00 Culligan Water 61.75 Girton Adams Co Repairs 2084.87 Hamlin Co Farmers Coop gas 16.31 Hayti Town water & sewer 39.50 Hillyard sup 140.43 Menards sup 93.54 Northwestern Energy Util 77.27 Ottertail Power Elect 613.51 Star Laundry mats 139.58 Total gross salaries for complete dept 2050.00 benefits 838.73 Total Courthouse Maint expense 6335.49

ASSESSOR: Birch Communications phone 75.21 Renee Buck travel 58.00 Connecting Point Registration 25.00 ITC phone 128.81 The Lodge Lodging 1210.00 McLeods Printing sup 209.70 Palos Garage repairs 44.89 Melissa Roe travel 40.00 Total gross salaries for complete dept 5835.69 benefits 1331.52 Total Assessors expense 8458.82

REGISTER OF DEEDS: American Stamp sup 31.31 Birch Communications phone 13.88 ITC phone 49.87 Microfilm Imaging Systems two months rental 942.00 Total gross salaries for complete dept 4371.89 benefits 596.77 Total Register of Deeds expense 6005.72

VETERANS SERVICE: ITC phone 56.45 Robert Arneson travel 9.00 Total gross salaries for complete dept 937.50 benefits 69.32 Total Veterans Service expense 1072.27

SHERIFF: Advantage RV’s repairs 162.50 Brians Glass & Door repairs 273.46 Dons Body Shop repairs 608.09 Ed Roehr Safety sup 296.46 Estelline Comm Oil repairs 19.83 gas 841.28 Farmers Union gas 663.66 ITC phone 221.30 Kones Korner ammunition 239.98 McLeods Printing supp 134.48 Office Peeps sup 31.48 S&S Auto repairs 339.12 supp 78.00 SD DOT gas 1143.29Streichers sup 249.99 Tristan Molitor travel 61.00 Wal Mart sup 12.38 Watertown Ford Repairs 40.82 Verizon cell phones 401.13 Total gross salaries for complete dept 14,015.67 benefits 2711.12 Total Sheriffs expense 22,545.04

WELFARE OFFICE: Birch Communications phone 6.89 ITC phone 44.62

LIEAP: Birch Communications phone 6.88 Interlakes Community Action part of LIEAP worker salary 250.67 ITC phone 47.07 total LIEAP expense 304.62

COUNTY FAIR: Hamlin Co 4-H Fund 2000.00

EXTENSION: Birch Communications phone 45.09 Deb Goebel postage 10.38 ITC phone 100.34 Kristi Jenc 4-H Camp 150.00 Steve Kerkvliet 4-H Camp 150.00 Office Peeps sup 13.30 Mary Claire Roudabush mileage 113.37 SDSU yearly payment 4-H Advisor 5032.00 State 4-H Office sup 20.00 Wendy Weelborg 4-H Camp 100.00 Visa –Office Max ink 239.98 Total gross salaries for complete dept 2801.67 benefits 909.35 Total Extension expense 9685.48

NURSE:Total gross salaries for complete dept 476.67 benefits 631.69

SOIL CONSERVATION: Hamlin County Soil Conservation quarterly payment 1875.00

WEED: AT&T wireless internet 53.21 Birch Communications phone 21.22 C&R Supply sup 82.18 Estelline Community Oil gas 22.49 H-D Electric Uti 39.95 Hamlin County Farmers Coop sup 41.05 gas 40.32 Diesel 772.77 ITC phone 62.73 J&L Welding repairs 101.50 Total gross salaries for complete dept 3685.80 benefits 454.80 Total Weed expense 5378.02

ZONING: Dakotan publishing 25.20 Hamlin Co Publishing 69.50 Office Peeps sup 34.82 Total gross salaries for complete dept 1450.00 benefits 372.79 Total Zoning expense 1952.31

ECONOMIC DEV:First District Assoc half year payment 5330.25

ROAD: AT&T cell phone 67.76 Avera Queen drug testing 260.70 Bryant City Util 22.39 Butler sup 59.26 fuel 35.12 parts 308.22 CRA Payment – Titan repairs 9651.20 parts 92.36 Bass Sanitation quarterly garbage service 180.00 Estelline Community Oil sup 37.48 fuel 3710.54 parts 109.67 Estelline City Util 12.90 F.J. McLaughlin mat overlay 482,994.29 hot mix 402.42 Farmers Union fuel 9310.20 Flint Hills road oil 16,322.60 Geffs Manufacturing parts 2054.49 H-D Elect Util 411.61 Hamlin Co Farmers Coop repairs 17.00 supp 629.74 Fuel 6651.02 parts 457.93 Hamlin Bldg Center sup 94.81 Hayti Town water & sewer 39.50 ITC phone 137.06 J&L Welding repairs 241.68 Supp 164.63 Parts 135.55 Macs sup 16.00 Northern Con Agg pea rock 917.44 Ottertail Power Util 26.33 R.K. Auto sup 108.39 parts 129.14 Runnings parts 49.99 SD DOT Prof Services 1410.38 State Treasurer excise tax 503.13 Stern Oil sup 6826.44 Sturdevants sup 54.92 parts 26.76 True North Steel culverts 4756.61 fuel pump 340.76 W.W. Tire repairs 2350.90 tires 2182.00 Wheelco sup 22.16 parts 169.36 Zep Sales sup 408.95 Northwestern Energy Util 16.26 Total gross salaries for complete dept 42,717.90 benefits 11375.31 Total Road expense 609,024.26

911: H-D Electric towers 59.75 Hamlin Co Farmers Coop repairs 36.50 ITC trunking charge 374.33 S&S Auto repairs 346.39 Sioux Falls Two Way Equipment 798.00 Watertown City 911 fees collected 4212.19 Visa-Phone 328.56 CenturyLink trunking charge 336.88 Total 911 expense 6492.60

AG BUILDING: Hayti Town water & sewer 35.50 ITC phone 34.37 Ottertail Power Elect 51.63 Northwestern Energy Util 30.02 Total Ag Bldg expense 151.52

EMERGENCY & DISASTER: Hamlin Co Farmers Coop sup 403.80 gas 184.02 ITC phone 157.75 Jurgens Printing sup 52.00 Office Peeps Equipment 149.00 S&S Auto repairs 346.38 Wal Mart sup 8.74 Verizon cell phone 110.94 Total gross salaries for complete dept 3183.67 benefits 818.61 Total Emergency & Disaster expense 5415.01

DOMESTIC ABUSE: Hamlin Co. Treasurer Admin fee 9.00 Watertown Resource Center quarterly distribution of marriage license & divorce fees 81.00

WIC: Donna Eide travel 61.00 Total gross salaries for complete dept 1550.00 benefits 201.23

MODERNIZATION: SDACO part of Register of Deeds fees to State 228.00

BOOKMOBILE:   Total gross salaries for complete dept 4096.19 benefits 423.60

The meeting adjourned at 12:30 until July 22,2014 at 9:30 am in the Commissioners Room County Courthouse at Hayti.

 

CHAIRMAN: ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­____________________

Randall Rudebusch Chairman of the Board

 

ATTEST: _______________________

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.

Courthouse at Hayti.

 

CHAIRMAN: ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­____________________

Randall Rudebusch Chairman of the Board

 

ATTEST: _______________________

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.

14
Jul

Water Level

The rule is that the gates remain closed if the river is higher than the lake level.   Keep up with the lake level here at LPADA.ORG

The gauge that produces the data for this report returned to service on March 13th.

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13
Jul

LPSD Minutes 7-12-14

Unapproved minutes

LAKE POINSETT SANITARY DISTRICT MEETING at Siouxland  07/12/14, 8:00 a.m.  Those attending: Larry Furney, Bob Anderson, Dale Larsen, Brady McGeough, Scott Pantzke, Bob Westall, Dan Molengraaf, Pat Carey (Banner Associates),  and 11 property owners.

Minutes and Treasurers Report presented.  Treasurers Report as follows:  Sewer Acct – Beginning Balance $180,745.53, Deposit – $4,699.07, Checks Written $14,497.29, Balance on Hand $170,947.31. Reserve Acct – Balance on Hand $14,087.36.  Expansion Fund – Balance on Hand  $129,501.66. Garbage Acct – Beginning Balance $53,949.01, Deposits $0, Checks Written  $7,739.02 , Balance on Hand $46,209.99.  Motion to approve reports by Dale Larsen, seconded by Brady McGeough, motion carried unanimously.

Oath of Office was signed by Brady McGeough and Scott Pantzke.

Pat Carey from Banner Associates gave update on Project Area 2 Wastewater System Expansion.  Punch list was completed yesterday. Property owner’s issues have been resolved. Pat explained the final contractor’s application, change order #2, Davis-Bacon Act Certification, and Certificate of Acceptance.  All which need to be signed.

Motion by Dale Larsen to approve the following for Project Area 2 Wastewater System Expansion – Final contractor’s application for payment #10, Nitteberg Construction Co, in the amount of $93,417.94; Change Order #2 – contract price prior to change order $2,268,246, decrease of this change order $169,064.10, contract price incorporating this change order $2,099,181.90; Davis-Bacon Act Certification; Certificate of Acceptance (project complete in accordance with terms of the contract documents),seconded by Scott Pantzke, motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Dale Larsen to approve Office Agreement with Lemme, seconded by Brady McGeough, motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Dale Larsen to increase bond on chairperson and clerk to $30,000, second by Brady McGeough, motion carried unanimously.

Maintenance report: There are issues with two pumps and will be switched out.  Property owner called and reported that it looked like sewage was in the lake on west lake drive.  After inspection, someone had dumped human feces into the lake.  Cleanup was done and investigation of source was done but unable to locate source.  Bob Westall stated he would like to come up with an award like $2500 for turning in people who are dumping feces into the lake. Furney will contact out attorney to see if we can make an ordinance on this.

Items of discussion: New sewer expansion project – board is checking into land for lagoon site. Once a site is agreed upon, board will get a purchase agreement and then get core samples. Banner is in the process of checking water depths and crew is working from both sides of east and northeast lake drive locating septic tanks, 20% to 30% done.  Septic tanks will not be pumped on east and northeast lake drive.  Timeline for bids on the new project will be in the spring.

Inspection of septic tanks that are not on the sewer systems – nothing has started yet. Once Banner is caught up on the east side will start on the west side inspecting.

Per chairman several applications for clerk have been received.  Board is working on getting an audit – no bids were received. 

Does the board have any intention of charging any type of fee to property owners not on the LPSD sewer system?  The board has no plan to charge those property owners.

Are empty lots assessed 60% of sewer rate? If the empty lot has a septic tank on it, yes; if the empty lot does not have a septic tank, no.

Is our garbage rate increasing? If it does, will it increase the amount of the garbage contractor’s increase only?

Garbage contract will be looked at in September or October.

LPSD advertised for a full time clerk, why and how is the board going to pay for this?  District is getting bigger, so we need a full time clerk.

 

Motion by Scott Pantzke to go into Executive session, seconded by Brady McGeough.

Board member’s executive session started 8:45 and out 9:09.

 

Brady McGeough stated he is resigning from the board.  Motion by Dale Larsen to accept resignation, seconded by Scott Pantzke, motion carried.

 

Motion by Dale Larsen to hire Brady McGeough for $42,500 effective immediately, seconded by Scott Pantzke.

Roll call taken: Dale Larsen – yes, Scott Pantzke – yes, Bob Anderson – no, Larry Furney – yes. Motion carried.

 

Motion to approve bills by Dale Larsen, seconded by Scott Pantzke, motion carried unanimously.

Motion to adjourn by Dale Larsen, seconded by Scott Pantzke.  Meeting adjourned.

Donna Rhody, District Clerk

It is the policy of Lake Poinsett Sanitary District not to discriminate on the basis of color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of service.

 

 

 

27
Jun

Proud Angler

Lander Kyle Sylvanie 11 yr and catcher Lane Liebsch 10 yr  3 1/2 pound  proud angler small mouth bass Lake Poinsett on Memorial Day 2014  by Lisa Sylvanie

18
Jun

LPSD Meeting Minutes June 2014

Unapproved minutes

LAKE POINSETT SANITARY DISTRICT MEETING at Siouxland  06/14/14, 8:00 a.m.  Those attending: Larry Furney, Bob Anderson, Richard Ideker, Dale Larsen, Pat Carey (Banner Associates), 35 property owners.

Minutes and Treasurers Report presented.  Treasurers Report as follows:  Sewer Acct – Beginning Balance $173,180.61, Deposit – $9,702.00, Checks Written $2,137.08, Balance on Hand $180,745.53. Reserve Acct – Balance on Hand $14,086.26.  Expansion Fund – Balance on Hand  $122,319.60. Garbage Acct – Beginning Balance $46,460.67, Deposits $7,967.90, Checks Written  $479.56 , Balance on Hand $53,949.01.  Motion to approve reports by Bob Anderson, seconded by Richard Ideker, motion carried unanimously.

Willis Bultje prepared and presented questions and answers relative to the history and future of the Sanitary Districts projects which he would like to put on the LPADA website. Also presented 20 recommendations for which he would like the board to take action on.

Motion by Bob Anderson to put Bultje’s document on the LPADA website for public awareness, seconded by Dale Larsen, ayes – Bob Anderson, Dale Larsen, Larry Furney, nayes – Richard Ideker. Motion carried.

Motion by Bob Anderson to obtain quote for audit, seconded by Richard Ideker, motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Dale Larsen to rescind Ordinance #33 which would have increased rates by $10 a month, second by Bob Anderson, motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Bob Anderson to appoint Brady McGeough to John Heisler’s term which ends in 2016 and to appoint Scott Pantzke to Richard Ideker’s term which end in 2017, seconded by Dale Larson, motion carried unanimously.

The board would like to acknowledge and thank Richard Ideker for all the years of service on the Lake Poinsett Sanitary Board.

Motion by Bob Anderson to approve Banner agreement for professional services to assist in evaluating  the septic tanks at properties around Lake Poinsett in areas where the Sanitary District does not currently have sewer facilities (not including East Lake Drive and Northeast Lake Drive), initial limiting fee – $20,000, seconded by Brady McGeough, motion carried unanimously.

Maintenance report: Everything is running smoothly, no major issues.  

Items of discussion:   Banner Associates – working on punch list items to finish current expansion project. 148 & 150 East Lake Drive are owned and used by the same property owner. Garbage will be billed as one unit. Discussion on how garbage containers need to be placed for the automated service to be able to empty containers. Discussion regarding wages for workers compensation insurance. Homeowners should check with their homeowners policies to see if they have water backup sewer and drain coverage. It usually consists of an endorsement on their policy.   Any inspection easements that have not been received need to be billed $100  per month. Don Brown expressed concerns about his property due to the expansion on SE Lake Drive.

Motion to approve bills by Bob Anderson, seconded by Scott Pantzke, motion carried unanimously.

Motion to adjourn by Brady McGeough, seconded by Bob Anderson.  Meeting adjourned.

 

17
Jun

Lake Poinsett Water Project District Meeting Cancelled

The June 21st LPWPD meeting has been cancelled and will be held July 19 at the Church Camp Chapel at 9:00AM.

14
Jun

Sailboat Regatta 2014

The lineup for the 2014 Regatta – See all of the photos of the thrills and spills in the photo section

13
Jun

Hamlin County Commission Minutes

June 6,2014

UNAPPROVED MINUTES: The Hamlin County Board of Commissioners met on June 6 with the following members present: Rudebusch, Roe, Saathoff, Tuohino and Noem. No one absent.

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

MINUTES: Motion by Tuohino seconded by Noem to approve the minutes of May 20 All members voting Aye. Motion Carried.

SHERIFF: Chad Schlotterbeck Sheriff, Deputy Tayt Alexander and Secretary Heidi Trautner met with the Board. Chad stated his county vehicle had broke down and was getting repaired. He requested permission for Deputy Tristan Molitor and Deputy Tayt Alexander to attend a National Conference in Deadwood on August 19-21 This would go towards their retaining their certification. The Board approved such. They discussed some changes they would like to make for more room for the secretary’s office. The Board will look at the offices after the meeting today. They also discussed the 24/7 program and how the secretary helps with that.

RENEW ON-OFF SALE MALT BEVERAGE LICENSES: Motion by Noem seconded by Saathoff to renew the following applications for on-off sale malt beverage licenses: Lake Region Golf Club,Siouxland Grocery,Siouxland Bar & Grill, Kones Korner, Pier 81, and Lakeview Resort and to approve the Transfer of Kolbeck Enterprises Inc. owners Terry Popkes,Bobby Popkes and Delores Kolbeck doing business as LakeView Resort to Kolbeck Enterprises Inc doing business as Lakeview Resort to Amy Cameron. All members voting Aye. Motion Carried. Read more »

7
Jun

Funnel Cloud May 31st

Abbey Taubert Photo of a  funnel cloud on Lake Poinsett May 31st 2014